Five years ago, you likely had not heard of half the artists in the Top 10 of this month's Top 40 country songs list. While there are hitmakers like Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Chris Young, newcomers are making some of the most exciting music.

Newbie Riley Green ranks high on this October 2018 list of the best songs in country music. Carly Pearce, Mitchell Tenpenny and Kane Brown also do well, but it is a true country music headliner who's at No. 1 once again. We'd have to get our stats team on this, but this act may have the most weeks ever at the No. 1 spot on the monthly Taste of Country Top 40.

Fall is the time for new releases, so you'll find new songs from Eric Church, Pistol Annies and Brett Young. Scroll through, find your song and then tell us where we got it wrong in the comments section or on Twitter. Yep, you can come at us at @TasteofCountry if you'd like. We can take it.

The list of Top 40 Country Songs of October 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 October 2018:

40. Pistol Annies, “Got My Name Changed Back”
39. Chris Stapleton, “Millionaire”
38. Thomas Rhett, “Sixteen”
37. Kenny Chesney (Feat. Mindy Smith), “Better Boat”
36. Rodney Atkins, “Caught Up in the Country”
35. Morgan Wallen, “Whiskey Glasses”
34. Jordan Davis, “Take It from Me”
33. Dustin Lynch, “Good Girl”
32. Scotty McCreery, “This Is It”
31. Cody Johnson, “On My Way to You”
30. Brett Young, “Here Tonight”
29. Jon Pardi, “Night Shift”
28. Jason Aldean, “Girl Like You”
27. Michael Ray, “One That Got Away”
26. Kip Moore, “Last Shot”
25. Keith Urban, “Never Comin’ Down”
24. Billy Currington, “Bring It on Over”
23. Sugarland (Feat. Taylor Swift), “Babe”
22. Carrie Underwood, “Love Wins” — HIGHEST DEBUT
21. Jake Owen, “Down to the Honkytonk”
20. Riley Green, “There Was This Girl”
19. Midland, “Burn Out”
18. Jimmie Allen, “Best Shot” — NEW MERCURY LANE ALBUM OCT. 12
17. Lanco, “Born to Love You”
16. Dierks Bentley (Feat. Brothers Osborne), “Burning Man”
15. Russell Dickerson, “Blue Tacoma”
14. Chris Young, “Hangin’ On”
13. Blake Shelton, “Turnin’ Me On” — BIGGEST JUMP - UP 14 SPOTS
12. Garth Brooks, “All Day Long”
11. Maren Morris, “Rich”
10. Old Dominion, “Hotel Key”
9. Chris Janson, “Drunk Girl”
8. Dan + Shay, “Speechless”
7. Carly Pearce, “Hide the Wine”
6. Eric Church, “Desperate Man”NEW DESPERATE MAN ALBUM OUT OCT. 5
5. Mitchell Tenpenny, “Drunk Me”
4. Cole Swindell, “Break Up in the End”
3. Kane Brown, “Lose It”
2. Luke Combs, “She Got the Best of Me”
1. Florida Georgia Line, “Simple” — No. 1 FOR THREE STRAIGHT MONTHS

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

What would you add to our list of the Top 40 country songs for October 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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