There’s a bit of a shake-up for the Top 40 Country Songs for September 2021. Two of the top 15 songs last month completely dropped out of the top 40 this month while there are also a few songs that climbed their way up just like Lainey Wilson’s “Things A Man Oughta Know” and Luke Bryan’s “Waves,” which both broke into the top five.
But country’s favorite tune, Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like,” remains unshaken at the top of the list. The song, which quickly became a viral TikTok dance challenge, has been enjoying the number one position on the charts for 7 weeks now, and it seems like it has no intention of giving up its spot just yet.
Rallying behind it is another strong contender, Luke Combs’ “Forever After All.” The song has been a record-breaking hit that continues to seal its spot on the top five for months since its release.
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And of course, the rest of the list is still dominated by the country’s favorite artists, just like Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and Kenny Chesney. So, if you want to know if your favorite country tune made it to the list, then just keep on scrolling!
1. “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes
“Fancy Like” really struck a chord with its audience not only because of its catchy tune but also because of its simple and sweet lyrics inspired by everyday things in life. With over 28.5 million views on its TikTok dance challenge, this feel-good song, coupled with some fancy footwork, continues to top the list.
2. “Forever After All” by Luke Combs
If there’s something Luke Combs does best, that would be writing a good old-fashioned love song just like “Forever After All.” The song, which was released back in 2020 as the final track on the deluxe edition of his second studio album, is as romantic as it can be. And we all know we want love just like that, so it’s not surprising that it’s still high on the charts.
3. “Waves” by Luke Bryan
While “Waves” may be considered a cheesy summer track about kids falling in love by the beach, it definitely indulges a feeling of youthfulness that pulls us back in time. It reminds us how it feels to fall in love with every inch of our being, and sometimes, it’s not that bad to lose ourselves like that.
4. “Things A Man Oughta Know” by Lainey Wilson
One of the standout songs from her album Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” spoke about who the singer was really at her core. It’s a song that dug deep into her childhood and the lesson instilled in her by her parents – knowing what to look for in herself and other people. So, guys and girls, listen up!
5. “Chasing After You” by Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
First collaboration on this month’s list, Maren Morris joined her husband singer-songwriter, Ryan Hurd, in this fiery duet. Unlike other couple songs that delve either into happiness or pain, “Chasing After You” took on the more unfamiliar road of uncertainty and yearning. And it’s perfectly delivered.
6. “Glad You Exist” by Dan + Shay
The chart-topping duo celebrates their eighth leader on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and the first since “10,000 Hours.” The song, which was born out of the pandemic, is more than just a song for them. It’s a message of gratitude to everyone in their lives – fans, family, friends – and a reminder of how grateful they are to live with them at the same time.
7. “We Didn’t Have Much” by Justin Moore
If “Fancy Like” is the catchy tune celebrating the simple things in life, “We Didn’t Have Much” leans more on the nostalgic country style. And with the pandemic unexpectedly hitting our lives to a slow stop, the message of the song touches a bit deeper and reminds us to take care of the things that truly matter.
8. “Country Again” by Thomas Rhett
In this song, Thomas Rhett talks about his journey back home to his roots – slowing down and taking his time to understand deeply what is important in his life. And there’s nothing more powerful than a song that relates and connects to people, especially during these uncertain times.
9. “Famous Friends” by Chris Young and Kane Brown
This anthemic collaboration between Chris Young and Kane Brown honors not only their roots but also the long-standing friendships they had built through the years. Because “Famous Friends” is not actually a list of A-list celebrities but rather a list of hometown friends whom people have probably never heard of. After all, what keeps you grounded is your roots so always make sure you remind yourself of that.
10. “If I Didn’t Love You” by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
A power country-rock ballad about unresolved feelings and the pain of a breakup, this song is blended with the equally powerful vocals of Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood. And if you’ve heard it, then you know – “If I Didn’t Love You” definitely hits right into the heart with an impact you wouldn’t expect.
11. “Cold Beer Calling My Name” by Jameson Rodgers ft. Luke Combs
This lighthearted, fun song about a night filled with fun and cold beer scored Jameson the second top ten of his career. And it’s actually quite fitting that the labelmates found success with an alcohol-related tune because their friendship actually started with a drink or two…or actually three.
12. “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” by Chase Rice ft. Florida Georgia Line
This collaboration with Florida Georgia Line brought Chase Rice his second chart-topping single. The song, according to Chase, was a celebration of a year that all of us have been forced to have. It was a year that had been brutal but at the same time a blessing to reconnect deeply with other people.
13. “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” by Elle King and Miranda Lambert
After a cold beer, we go all out drunk with Elle King and Miranda Lambert. “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” is just a very fun song to play, especially with its glorious, tongue-buzzing chorus sung in harmony by two great female vocalists. Embrace the high and dance it all out.
14. “I Was On A Boat That Day” by Old Dominion
If you’re heartbroken, but you wanna forget about it just for a little while and have some fun, then this is your anthem. After all, we all need time to take a pause from the drama and just live life. So go hit that repeat button as much as you need it.
15. “Memory” by Kane Brown x blackbear
With everything that has been happening around the world, this song takes you away from the pains that life throws your way and pulls you right into the moment to live in it.
Here Are Some More Hits To Complete Top 40 Country Songs for September 2021
- “One Mississippi” by Kane Brown
- “You Should Probably Leave” by Chris Stapleton
- “Memory I Don’t Mess With” by Lee Brice
- “Cold As you” by Luke Combs
- “My Boy” by Elvie Shane
- “Buy Dirt” by Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
- “You Time” by Scotty McCreery
- “Knowing You” by Kenny Chesney
- “Thinking ‘Bout You” by Dustin Lynch ft. Lauren Alaina or MacKenzie Porter
- “Next Girl” by Carly Pearce
- “Like A Lady” by Lady A
- “Freedom Was A Highway” by Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley
- “Sand In My Boots” by Morgan Wallen
- “Tequila Little Time” by Jon Pardi
- “Same Boat” by Zac Brown Band
- “Whiskey And Rain” by Michael Ray
- “Just About Over You” by Priscilla Block
- “To Be Loved By You” Parker McCollum
- “Half Of My Hometown” by Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney
- “Home Sweet” by Russell Dickerson
- “Steal My Love” by Dan + Shay
- “That’s What Cowboys Do” by Garth Brooks
- “Give Heaven Some Hell” by HARDY
- “County Line” by Chase Matthew
- “Throw It Back” Breland ft. Keith Urban
So, what do you think of these top 40 country songs for September 2021? Did your favorites make the list, or did you find a new country favorite?
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