Countrytown reveals the most-heard songs of 2023's first six months. We’ve also made a playlist of all the songs on this list for your listening pleasure.
Have you reached late July and wondered what the biggest country music songs of 2023 have been so far? Passing the mid-year point of the year, Countrytown has rounded up the most played songs on Australian country music radio, making a top 50 list from all the Radio Monitor statistics.
According to a new report published by Luminate, Australia has become the third-largest market for country music, only behind the most significant markets: the US and Canada. If you’ve been paying attention to Australia’s ARIA Albums Chart or the Singles Chart lately, you can quickly see that Luminate’s report and the chart we’re about to show readers is no surprise.
Holding out the #1 position for 2023 so far is Morgan Wallen’s Last Night, which won’t surprise too many people, given its mainstream-dominating performance this year, but it’s great to see The Wolfe Brothers and James Johnston holding firm for Australian music at #2 and #3. Jelly Roll has also put in a big performance with Son of a Sinner coming in at #4.
The biggest country songs of 2023 (so far) are diverse. There’s a strong showing of Australian talent alongside the most successful country music artists from the US, artists of different genders and race represented, but most of all, a passion for music. Where else can you find Loren Ryan, The Wolfe Brothers, Kaylee Bell, Bailey Zimmerman and Lee Kernaghan, Mitch Tambo & Isaiah Firebrace in a list alongside the likes of Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood? Only on Australian country radio.
Without further ado, check out the most spun songs on Australian country radio from Sunday 1 January to Friday 30 June 2023. The “peak” column shows their peak on the Countrytown Hot 50. We’ve also made a playlist of all the songs on this list for your listening pleasure.
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1 1 Morgan Wallen Last Night
2 1 Wolfe Brothers, The Livin' The Dream
3 1 James Johnston Got It Good
4 2 Jelly Roll Son Of A Sinner
5 2 Kaylee Bell Boots And All
6 3 Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson Wait In The Truck
7 2 Casey Barnes Summer Nights
8 9 Tyler Hubbard Dancin' In The Country
9 3 Keith Urban Street Called Main
10 3 Morgan Evans Over For You
11 1 Casey Barnes Small Town
12 2 MacKenzie Porter Pickup
13 4 Morgan Wallen One Thing At A Time
14 1 Jackson Dean Don't Come Lookin'
15 10 Jason Aldean That's What Tequila Does
16 12 Bailey Zimmerman Fall In Love
17 7 Luke Combs Going, Going, Gone
18 11 Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown Thank God
19 3 Amy Sheppard Couple Goals
20 1 Dustin Lynch Party Mode
21 8 Andrew Swift You And Me And A Bottle Of Whiskey
22 19 Lainey Wilson Heart Like A Truck
23 1 Luke Combs Fast Car
24 6 ERNEST Miss That Girl
25 1 James Johnston & Kaylee Bell Same Songs
26 10 Zac & George Bar Stool
27 6 Hailey Whitters Plain Jane
28 13 Sara Berki Drinking For Free
29 4 Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley Country Music, You & Beer
30 6 Cole Swindell She Had Me At Heads Carolina
31 20 Zach Bryan Something In The Orange
32 7 Bailey Zimmerman Rock And A Hard Place
33 11 Travis Collins Just The Way
34 13 Old Dominion Memory Lane
35 6 Wolfe Brothers, The Here's To The Ones
36 6 Walker Hayes Y'all Life
37 23 Loren Ryan Bounce Back
38 12 Corey Kent Wild as Her
39 2 Kaylee Bell Small Town Friday Nights
40 8 Buckleys, The Take It As It Comes
41 16 Shania Twain Giddy Up!
42 1 Jimmie Allen Down Home
43 8 Fanny Lumsden Millionaire
44 12 Taylor Moss Ghosted
45 13 Jordan Davis What My World Spins Around
46 18 Luke Grimes No Horse To Ride
47 4 Jackson Dean Fearless
48 3 Morgan Wallen You Proof
49 10 Lee Kernaghan, Mitch Tambo & Isaiah Firebrace Come Together
50 23 Carrie Underwood Hate My Heart