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The Biggest Songs Of The Year… So Far!

27 July 2022 | 11:05 am | Mallory Arbour

James Johnston dominates with three hits in the top 50

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The 2022 Australian mid-year airplay charts have been revealed today, with James Johnston taking the honours for his hit, Small Town – which held the #1 spot for ten weeks on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart. Raised Like That and Country Boys also made the Top 50.

Casey Barnes, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Jason Aldean, Jordan Davis, Kaylee Bell, Keith Urban, Morgan Evans, and The Wolfe Brothers each follow with two songs each in the Hot 50 list. Collaborations are also heavily featured, including three in the top 10, the highest being Good Beer by Seaforth and Jordan Davis

While females account for less than half of the artists listed, three rank in the top 10 – Taylor Moss at #5, Miranda Lambert at #6 and Taylor Swift at #10. Only Moss’ Get It Girl reached #1 though, with Lambert peaking at #7 and Swift with Chris Stapleton at #2. Interestingly, too, the split between Australian and international artists is 50/50, including in the top 10.

The Countrytown Hot 50 Airplay Chart is compiled by Radio Monitor, the industry standard in music monitoring across the globe. The charts are published every week at

See the full top 50 below!

1. James Johnston – Small Town

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2. Casey Barnes – Get To Know Ya

3. Seaforth and Jordan Davis – Good Beer

4. Cody Johnson – ‘Til You Can’t

5. Taylor Moss – Get It Girl

6. Miranda Lambert – If I Was A Cowboy

7. Dustin Lynch featuring MacKenzie Porter – Thinking ‘Bout You

8. Luke Combs – Doin This

9. The Wolfe Brothers – Kids On Cassette

10. Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton – I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version)

11. The Wolfe Brothers – What You Make It

12. Maren Morris – Circles Around This Town

13. Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde – Never Wanted To Be That Girl

14. Laci Kaye Booth – Treasure

15. Chris Stapleton – You Should Probably Leave

16. Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson – Never Say Never

17. Sam Hunt – 23

18. Morgan Evans – Country Outta My Girl

19. Jason Aldean – Trouble With A Heartbreak

20. Melanie Dyer – Run Out Of Road

21. Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan – Buy Dirt

22. Hinterland – Treating Me Good

23. Thomas Rhett – Slow Down Summer

24. Kane Brown – One Mississippi

25. Casey Barnes – God Took His Time On You

26. Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley – Roll On Baby

27. Bryce Sainty – This Summer's The One

28. James Johnston – Raised Like That

29. Morgan Wallen – Sand In My Boots

30. Zac Brown Band – Same Boat

31. Morgan Evans – Love Is Real

32. Adam Brand – Still The One

33. Keith Urban – Nightfalls

34. Brad Cox – What Brought You Back

35. Jetty Road – Here We Go

36. Lady A – Like A Lady

37. Keith Urban – Wild Hearts

38. HARDY – Give Heaven Some Hell

39. Kaylee Bell – Keith

40. Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – If I Didn't Love You

41. James Johnston – Country Boys

42. Vixens Of Fall – If You Don't Want My Love

43. Andrew Swift – Young Lovers

44. Cole Swindell – Single Saturday Night

45. Lyn Bowtell – I Won't Do That Again

46. Elvie Shane – My Boy

47. Ben Ransom – Livin'

48. Bo'ness – Light Up The Airwaves

49. Ingrid Andress with Sam Hunt – Wishful Drinking

50. Kaylee Bell feat. Lindsy Ell – Living Free