Top 10 Luke Bryan Songs
Luke Bryan‘s songs are honest, easy to digest observations of life and love, with heaping doses of the singer and Entertainer of the Year’s boyish personality added for extra flavor. He’s an absolute original, capable of turning a goofy story into one we all can’t wait to hear again and tell our friends.
Now four albums into a career that shows no signs of slowing down, Bryan has more than enough singles and memorable deep cuts to compile a Top 10 list. Sales and chart data were used to arrange many of these songs, but fan and staff opinions were also heavily considered.
'That's My Kind of Night'
'That's My Kind of Night' is the most controversial of all of Luke Bryan's songs. Critics argue that it's about as country as a plate of spaghetti, while fans say "Lighten up!" Time will sand away the contentious nature of this rap-inspired rocker ... perhaps enough to move it up a few places on this list.
The placement of 'Do I' on this list of the Top 10 Luke Bryan songs may be more controversial than any others. It was a huge hit for the singer, one that arguably helped his career as much (or almost as much) as 'Country Girl.' However, the ballad is beaten out by sharper love songs that came on follow-up albums. The No. 9 ranking of this song speaks more to the strength of this list that the strength of this song.
'Run Run Rudolph'
Luke Bryan's Christmas cover from 2008 came it at No. 26 of the Top 100 Country Christmas Songs (one song per artist). Taking a song we've heard hundreds of times and making it sound like something fresh is almost an impossible task, but this singer does it by injecting ample amounts of his boyish energy.
'Crash My Party'
The title track from Bryan's 2013 album was another big hit for a man who had, by that point, truly found his groove. Songs like 'Crash My Party' are so effective because they're filled with things the average country Romeo would say. Bryan never outsmarts his audience.
'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye'
'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye' is held back by the two other similar love songs the singer released as singles from 'Tailgates and Tanlines.' It was the only single from the album to not go Platinum, although it did become a No. 1 hit relatively easily. Four hit singles from an album will win you some country hardware, as this singer found out at the 2013 ACM Awards in Las Vegas.
'Someone Else Calling You Baby'
The final single from 'Doin' My Thing' proved to indicate where Luke Bryan's music was headed. He co-wrote this song with his producer and turned it into a No. 1 hit and a Gold single. More colorful songwriting is found on the Top 4 songs on this Top 10 Luke Bryan Songs list, but this is a great emotional effort.
'I Don't Want This Night to End'
'Tailgates and Tanlines' is filled with hooky ballads and love songs, making it easy to confuse one for another. 'I Don't Want This Night to End' stood on its own to become his second of three straight double Platinum singles. It was also a No. 1 single, and is still a fan favorite.
'All My Friends Say'
Bryan introduced himself as something of a hell-raiser with 'All My Friends Say' in 2007. For the most part, he's backed away from his partying ways in favor of lighthearted love songs, but his early fans know he is capable of tearing it up after dark like the rowdiest country boys out there. Like so many singers who are able to sustain a hitmaking career, Bryan's first single is still among the best.
'Drunk on You'
The third single from Bryan's 'Tailgates and Tanlines' album further proves that his best moments come in the moment. Few can describe love at first sight quite like this singer can, and like he does in his irresistible song from 2012. "Girl, you make my speakers go boom boom / Dancin' on the tailgate in a full moon," he sings to begin the chorus. He's never Mr. Smooth, which may be why both men and women can relate to his music so well.
'Country Girl (Shake It for Me)'
'Country Girl' is the most important and catchiest song of Luke Bryan's career. It was after this Top 5 hit peaked that his career went boom-boom. Performances at the CMT Awards and other national showcases caught the attention of many who didn't already know he had one of the best male shakes this side of Las Vegas. Lyrically and sonically, this will forever be his signature tune.