Top 5 Florida Georgia Line Songs
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Florida Georgia Line songs have established a reputation for hooky melodies, a feel-good vibe and the occasional dash of romance. The duo stepped into the spotlight in 2012 with their first single from their debut album ‘Here’s to the Good Times’ and skyrocketed to fame almost overnight.
Since then, they’ve cranked out hit after hit, becoming one of the biggest acts country music has ever seen by reigning the airwaves with both singable party songs and passionate power ballads. After much deliberation, we’ve ranked what we think are Florida Georgia Line’s top songs.
The young duo’s first foray into ballads, ‘Stay’ features a classic love song trope: a man’s last-ditch effort to convince the woman he loves to stick around. A cover of a song originally recorded by rock band Black Stone Cherry, the song verses are minor-laden and angsty, breaking into a chorus driven by power chords and a passionate plea. Florida Georgia Line’s fourth single was released in October 2013 and easily won over an array of country fans — it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts.
‘This Is How We Roll’
Florida Georgia line got even more bang for their buck out of their debut album when they released a deluxe edition titled ‘Here’s to the Good Times … This Is How We Roll’ in November 2013. The tagline’s accompanying track was just as irresistible to fans as their previous hits, as it not only boasted the hooky chorus we now associate with the group, but it had the added bonus of a cameo from another country superstar, Luke Bryan. A self-identifying song describing the country boys Hubbard, Kelley and Bryan are, ‘This Is How We Roll’ hit No. 1 on the Billboard country charts in March 2014. This song also got the remix treatment, bringing in pop artist Jason Derulo, who sang a line in the third verse and earned the song a place on pop radio, as well. ‘This Is How We Roll’ even reached No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and completed a quite unusually successful first run for country newcomers.
Hubbard and Kelley kept the momentum going after their first two successful singles with their third, ‘Round Here,’ which is an upbeat, catchy tune describing the perfect weekend to cap off a week of hard work. A relatable story for anyone who grew up in a Southern small town — kicking back with a beer and good friends to relax on a Saturday night — paired with an infectious melody was a recipe for another runaway hit for Florida Georgia Line. ‘Round Here’ hit No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart, making the guys only the second duo after Brooks and Dunn to send their first three singles to No. 1 on that list. This infectious song was another notch in the duo’s shared belt of hits. Its unrelentingly catchy chorus and laid-back feel puts this song at No. 3 on our list of the best Florida Georgia Line songs.
Florida Georgia Line may have feared a sophomore slump with the release of ‘Dirt,’ the lead track from their upcoming album ‘Anything Goes,’ but they shouldn’t have. Though it takes a bit of a turn from the style we have come to expect from the guys, the sentimental ballad weaves a story of family, the passing of time and what’s really important in life. And country lovers are eating it up like fried chicken at Sunday brunch. Fans were not deterred by the slight shift in tone, embracing it with open arms and sending it to No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts the first week after its debut.
Arguably the biggest country song of 2013, ‘Cruise’ hit the airwaves late in 2012 as this duo’s first single off their debut full-length album, ‘Here’s to the Good Times.’ Its standout chorus makes a memorable entrance from the first second, immediately hooking the listener in for the long haul. Laid-back, singable verses float you to the next chorus, which returns with a vengeance each time. Country fans — and, well, okay, everyone — were hard-pressed to go anywhere without hearing that iconic melody during the 24 weeks ‘Cruise’ spent at No. 1 on the charts. The song got a second wind when the duo teamed up with rapper Nelly to create a new version for pop radio that traded in a little twang for a dash of hip-hop. As a result, the song reached new heights, hitting No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. With the release of their first single, Florida Georgia Line became crossover superstars and launched a promising career that has already shown talent and sustainability in a short amount of time. There is a reason ‘Cruise’ was such a smash hit, and it deserves to be No. 1 on our Top 5 Florida Georgia Line Songs list.