Tim McGraw has three songs on this list of the Top 40 Country Songs for September 2016, but that doesn't add up to No. 1. There's another, more common theme to be found here.

Eight of the 40 hits feature another artist from country music or pop. Nearly a quarter make up collaborations few saw coming (Kenny Chesney and Pink, anyone?), and many sit near the top. In fact, our No. 1 song is one an unexpected duet that became one of the fastest-rising singles of the year!

Keith Urban made quite a debut with "Blue Ain't Your Color." The singer's latest from Ripcord checks in at No. 11. The biggest jump belongs to Chesney — his song is up 19 spaces to No. 2. That leaves room for just one song ... See if you can find your favorite on the list below and if not, tell us where it belongs in the comments section below.

The list of Top 40 Country Songs of September 2016 is compiled from Billboard chart data and sales figures, in addition to staff opinion and reader feedback.

Top 40 Country Songs for September 2016:

40. Chris Janson, “Holdin’ Her”
39. Thomas Rhett, “Vacation”
38. Granger Smith, “If the Boot Fits”
37. Chris Stapleton, “Parachute”
36. Jerrod Niemann (Feat. Lee Brice), “A Little More Love”
35. Josh Abbott Band (Feat. Carly Pearce), “Wasn’t That Drunk”
34. Chris Young (Feat. Vince Gill), “Sober Saturday Night”
33. Eric Church (Feat. Rhinnon Giddens), “Kill a Word”
32. RaeLynn, “Love Triangle”
31. High Valley, “Make You Mine”
30. Big & Rich (Feat. Tim McGraw), “Lovin’ Lately”
29. Drake White, “Livin’ the Dream”
28. Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
27. Carrie Underwood, “Dirty Laundry”
26. Zac Brown Band, “Castaway”
25. Brett Young, “Sleep Without You”
24. Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
23. Tim McGraw, “How I’ll Always Be”
22. Old Dominion, “Song for Another Time”
21. Brett Eldredge, “Wanna Be That Song”
20. Maren Morris, “‘80s Mercedes”
19. Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
18. Jason Aldean, “A Little More Summertime” — NEW ALBUM THEY DON'T KNOW SEPT. 9!
17. LoCash, “I Know Somebody”
16. Billy Currington, “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To”
15. Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Tim McGraw), “May We All”
14. Luke Bryan, “Move” — NEW ALBUM HERE'S TO THE FARMER EP SEPT. 23!
13. Justin Moore, “You Look Like I Need a Drink”
12. Tucker Beathard, “Rock On”
11. Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — HIGHEST DEBUT!
10. Jake Owen, “American Country Love Song”
9. William Michael Morgan, “I Met a Girl” — NEW ALBUM VINYL SEPT. 30!
8. Cole Swindell’s “Middle of a Memory”
7. Sam Hunt, “Make You Miss Me”
6. Dan + Shay, “From the Ground Up”
5. Blake Shelton, “She’s Got a Way With Words” — THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE SONG!
4. Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
3. Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
2. Kenny Chesney (Feat. Pink), “Setting the World on Fire” – BIGGEST JUMP! 
1. Dierks Bentley (Feat. Elle King), “Different for Girls”

Did Your Favorite Song Make Our Top 40 Country Songs List for September 2016?

What would you add to our list of the Top 40 country songs for September 2016? 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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