Two weeks at No. 1 didn't land one country singer the top spot on the Taste of Country Top 40 chart for December 2018. Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot" continues to get strong airplay, but a consideration of many metrics pushed a few songs past him this month.

That also meant a repeat No. 1 song this month, but fast-moving hits by Dierks Bentley, Mitchell Tenpenny and Eric Church promise to make it difficult for this country duo to three-peat.

The 2018 CMA Awards caused some sales numbers to spike, but things had mostly settled down in time to create this monthly list of country music's hottest songs on the radio and streaming platforms. Can you find yours? Scotty McCreery, Kane Brown and Jake Owen all have songs rising in December. Let us know where we got it right and wrong in the comments section and then click to listen to any song you like.

The list of Top 40 Country Songs of December 2018 is compiled from Billboard chart data and sales figures, in addition to staff opinion and reader feedback.

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Top 40 Country Songs for December 2018:

40. LoCash, “Feels Like a Party”
39. Brett Eldredge, “Love Someone”
38. Tyler Rich, “The Difference”
37. Brad Paisley, “Bucked Off”
36. Randy Houser (Feat. Hillary Lindsey), “What Whiskey Does”
35. Morgan Wallen, “Whiskey Glasses”
34. Chase Rice, “Eyes On You”
33. Rodney Atkins (Feat. the Fisk Jubilee Singers), “Caught Up in the Country”
32. Jon Pardi, “Night Shift”
31. Tim McGraw, “Neon Church”
30. Eli Young Band, “Love Ain’t”
29. Florida Georgia Line, “Talk You Out of It”
28. Kenny Chesney (Feat. Mindy Smith), “Better Boat”
27. Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy”
26. Michael Ray, “One That Got Away”
25. Jordan Davis, “Take It From Me”
24. Old Dominion, “Make It Sweet”
23. Cody Johnson, “On My Way to You”
22. Keith Urban, “Never Comin’ Down”
21. Brett Young, “Here Tonight” — NEW TICKET TO L.A. ALBUM DEC. 7
20. Blake Shelton, “Turnin’ Me On”
19. Kelsea Ballerini, “Miss Me More”
18. Carrie Underwood, “Love Wins” — HIGHEST DEBUT
17. Midland, “Burn Out”
16. Kip Moore, “Last Shot”
15. Luke Bryan, “What Makes You Country”
14. Riley Green, “There Was This Girl”
13. Dustin Lynch, “Good Girl”
12. Jake Owen, “Down to the Honkytonk”
11. Chris Stapleton, “Millionaire”
10. Scotty McCreery, “This Is It” — BIGGEST JUMP, UP 17 SPOTS
9. Eric Church, “Desperate Man”
8. Jason Aldean, “Girl Like You”
7. Thomas Rhett, “Sixteen”
6. Mitchell Tenpenny, “Drunk Me” — NEW Telling All My Secrets Album Dec. 14
5. Kane Brown, “Lose It”
4. Luke Combs, “She Got the Best of Me”
3. Jimmie Allen, “Best Shot”
2. Dierks Bentley (Feat. Brothers Osborne), “Burning Man”
1. Dan + Shay, “Speechless” — TWO MONTHS AT NO. 1

Did Your Favorite Country Song Make Our Top 40 Country Songs List for December 2018?

What would you add to our list of the Top 40 country songs for December 2018? Share your opinions on this list — as well as the songs that deserve to be included, but weren’t — in the comments section below.

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