Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs
Rascal Flatts released their first single just 52 days into 2000, with no idea that they'd become one of the most successful music groups of all time. It's a challenge to choose the Top 10 Rascal Flatts songs from the over 30 they've released over the last decade. As expected, this list is heavy with ballads, with the No. 1 song decided based on sales data, reader input, staff opinions and chart positioning.
Rascal Flatts have released eight albums. six of which are represented on this list. There are No. 1 hits and songs that were never officially released to radio, but ended up being amongst their most requested. Take a look at the Top 10 Rascal Flatts songs — which includes love songs like 'Bless the Broken Road' and 'My Wish' as well as heartbreakers like 'Here Comes Goodbye' — and then decide your favorite. Tell us where we went right and wrong in the comments section below.
'Prayin' for Daylight'
The Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list begins with the first song the band ever recorded. 'Prayin' for Daylight' was Jay Demarcus, Joe Don Rooney and Gary LeVox's first single, and it became a Top 5 hit and put them on the map in country music and beyond. Their polished sound reached fans outside of the genre. It would be eight years before they released a single that didn't land in the Top 10.
'Life is a Highway'
While not a Rascal Flatts original, this Tom Cochrane song scored the band big points on a national scale. It was included in the Pixar movie 'Cars' and even won Favorite Song from a Movie at the 33rd People's Choice Awards in January 2007. It is one of five Platinum singles for Rascal Flatts, and many feel it was just as good as Cochrane's original. Song No. 9 on the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list shows the band's ability to reach ears beyond country music.
Song No. 8 on the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list was an album cut, a hidden album cut until a radio station deejay in a major market gave it a few spins and the song charted. The band would later release the song as a single, and by the end of 2005 approximately 99 percent of country music fans had shed a tear or faked allergies while listening. OK, we can't verify that statistic. The song ended up being a Top 5 hit for Rascal Flatts, and went Gold for 500K singles sold.
Mayberry is a little cheesy, but plenty of fun. The 2004 radio hit introduced a new style for Rascal Flatts, one they'd go back to on later albums with songs like 'Bob That Head' and 'Banjo.' This entry on the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list was a No. 1 hit for the band -- their second -- and one fans still turn up loud when they need to unplug from life for a bit.
'I Won't Let Go'
Rascal Flatts can certainly spot an inspiring song when it's presented to them. This hit from 2011 became a Platinum selling single for one million downloads, and solidified their comeback after a down cycle and then the hit song 'Why Wait' from a new album with a new record label. The trio can move you to laugh and cry, and as they prove on the No. 6 song on the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list, move you to be thankful for the blessings in life.
'Here Comes Goodbye'
'Here Comes Goodbye' was a No. 1 song for Rascal Flatts in 2009, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2010. It's the story of a guy sitting at home, knowing bad news and heartbreak is literally on his door step. Anyone who's been dumped can relate to this story, and put faces from the past on the characters Gary LeVox describes in detail. It's not the best breakup song on the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list, but it's close.
Other love songs found on this list of the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs are sweet, or romantic. This song -- and its steamy video -- is just plain sexy. Gary LeVox helped write the 2003 Top 5 hit that caused a little stir for a scene in the music video that showed Joe Don Rooney's bare butt. It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but it was enough to make people hot, in more way than one.
From 'Me and My Gang' (2006)
"My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to / Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small / You never need to carry more than you can hold," Rascal Flatts sing on 'My Wish,' song No. 3 on the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list. How can you not be down with that message? The song is not only a great lyric, but it was wildly successful on country radio and beyond. One day this could be the band's first double-platinum single.
'What Hurts the Most'
From 'Me and My Gang' (2006)
This is actually a cover song, first recorded by Mark Wills in 2003. But Rascal Flatts made it a hit and their top breakup song. The song was a multi-week No. 1 on country charts and entered the Top 10 on AC and Pop charts. The Top 3 songs on the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list all went Platinum for one million singles sold, including ...
'Bless the Broken Road'
From 'Feels Like Today' (2004)
How one ranks songs No. 1 and No. 2 on the Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs list provides a window into each person's feelings on love. Been through a bad breakup? 'What Hurts the Most' probably sounds better. 'Bless the Broken Road' made the list of Top 100 Country Songs of all-time. The chart-topper is their finest love song, reaching a wide audience with over one million singles sold. The 2004 continues to be a mushy highlight at live shows. It's the ultimate hand-in-the-back-pocket moment.