Daily Double Top Five: Most Played Tracks

Willie Nelson Merle Haggard Django and JimmieBack in the day, we used to do iPod checks.   Seemed so current at the time!

Now, we’re gonna ask you to go to Spotify or your phone or whatever, and just let us know what you’re listening to the most.

Two Daily Top Fives Today:  Your five most played songs from a 2015 album, and your most played country songs of all time.

Here are my lists, sticking to one song per artist:

Most Played Tracks from 2015 Country Albums

  1. Reba McEntire, “Just Like Them Horses”
  2. Dwight Yoakam, “Second Hand Heart”
  3. George Strait, “Let it Go”
  4. Punch Brothers, “Magnet”
  5. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, “Unfair Weather Friend”

Most Played Country Tracks of All Time

  1. Trisha Yearwood, “Where are You Now”
  2. Alan Jackson, “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”
  3. Pam Tillis, “Deep Down”
  4. Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
  5. Patty Loveless with George Jones, “You Don’t Seem to Miss Me”


  1. Most Played Tracks From 2015 Albums

    1. Reba McEntire, “More Than Just Her Last Name”
    2. Reba McEntire, “Just Like Them Horses”
    3. Jason Isbell, “Something More Than Free”
    4. Punch Brothers, “I Blew It Off”
    5. Ashley Monroe, “Pink Houses”

    Most Played Country Tracks of All Time

    1. Taylor Swift, “Begin Again”
    2. Brandy Clark, “I Cried”
    3. Trisha Yearwood, “Lying To The Moon”
    4. The Band Perry, “Postcards From Paris”
    5. Kathy Mattea, “West Virginia, My Home”

  2. Most played 2015 country album tracks:
    1. Western Swing Authority – “One of Us Is Lying” from the album “Now Playing”
    2. Striking Matches – “When the Right One Comes Along” from “Nothing But the Silence”
    3. Malpass Brothers – “A Death in the Family” from “The Malpass Brothers”
    4. Cam – “Burning House” from her EP “Welcome to Cam Country”
    5. since I have no other 2015 album tracks from another country artist and we’re limited to 1 track per artist, I’ll go with Mo Pitney’s “Clean Up on Aisle Five”.

    Most played country tracks of all time on i-tunes:
    1. Hal Ketchum – In Front of the Alamo
    2. John Denver – Matthew
    3. Brandy Clark – Hold My Hand
    4. Suzy Bogguss – Aces
    5. Gary Burr – Station On the Line

    I still play a lot of music on my Bose cd player – like almost every morning since I retired over 9 years ago.

  3. Released this year:
    1. Outrun Her Memory – Jon Wolfe
    2. Bittersweet – Zac Brown Band
    3. Burning House – Cam
    4. Getaway Truck – Aaron Watson
    5. Homegrown – Zac Brown Band

    And all-time, stretching to the Summer of 2012
    1. As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band/Alan Jackson
    2. Natural Disaster – Zac Brown Band
    3. Sheets Down – Connor Christian and Southern Gothic
    4. Diamond Rings and Old Barstools – Tim McGraw
    5. Sittin’ On the Fence – George Strait

  4. Released this Year:
    1. Dress Blue – Zac Brown Band
    2. Traveller – Chris Stapleton
    3. Homegrown – Zac Brown Band
    4. It’s All Going to Pot – Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
    5. Biscuits – Kacey Musgraves

    All-Time Country
    1. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
    2. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Strait
    3. Toes – Zac Brown Band
    4. Jolene – Dolly Parton
    5. Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

  5. I haven’t reset the play counts on my iPod classic from 2007, so this goes pretty far back for me!

    Tracks from 2015 Albums (Including Not-Yet-Released Albums But Not Including 2015 Singles from 2014 Albums):
    1. “It Feels Good,” Drake White
    2. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married,” Laura Bell Bundy
    3. “Tear Me Apart,” Allison Moorer
    4. “I’m to Blame,” Kip Moore
    5. “My Oh My,” Punch Brothers

    Most Played Country Singles:
    1. “Kerosene,” Miranda Lambert
    2. “Giddy On Up,” Laura Bell Bundy
    3. “Gunpowder & Lead,” Miranda Lambert
    4. “Love Done Gone,” Billy Currington
    5. “Where Are You Now,” Trisha Yearwood

    Most Played (Alt-)Country-ish Singles:
    1. “Devil’s in the Jukebox,” Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs
    2. “Tighten Up the Springs,” Michelle Malone
    3. “Home,” Marc Broussard
    4. “Teddy Boys,” Kelly Willis
    5. “New York, New York,” Ryan Adams

  6. I haven’t purchased nearly enough new music in 2015 to do a list for that, but here are the most played country songs in my iTunes library.

    1. Reba McEntire – Fancy
    2. LeAnn Rimes – What I Cannot Change
    3. Dixie Chicks – Without You
    4. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Passionate Kisses
    5. Brad Paisley – Letter to Me (TIE)
    5. Kathy Mattea – Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst) (TIE)
    5. Miranda Lambert – All Kinds of Kinds (TIE)

    Haggard, Nelson & Bare – Missing Ol’ Johnny Cash
    Jim Ed Brown – Am I Still Country
    Chris Stapleton – Traveller
    Haggard & Nelson – Django & Jimmie
    Haggard & Wiseman – Old Christian Soldiers

    Ernest Tubb – Walking The Floor Over You
    Hank Snow – I’m Moving On
    Marty Robbins – El Paso
    Connie Smith – Where Is My Castle
    Dave Dudley – Six Days On The Road

  8. I refuse to give up my old iPod classic until Apple gives me more storage space on the newer models. 64 GB just isn’t enough to hold my library and I’m not crazy about streaming.

    The Mavericks – “All Night Long”
    Kacey Musgraves – “Fine”
    Striking Matches – “What A Broken Heart Feels Like”
    Brandi Carlisle – “The Eye”
    Chris Stapleton – “Whiskey And You”

    All-Time (i.e. since 2005):
    Eli Young Band – “When It Rains”
    George Strait – “Write This Down”
    George Strait – “Drinking Champagne”
    Gary Allan – “Smoke Rings in the Dark”
    Johnny Cash – “Folsom Prison Blues”

  9. Based on iPod play alone

    Most Played Tracks from 2015 Country Albums

    1. Dwight Yoakam – Dreams of Clay (41)
    2. Zac Brown Band – Dress Blues (32)
    3. Cody Canada & the Departed – Boss of Me (29)
    4. The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton’s band) – Sometimes There’s a Reason for the Pain (21)
    5. Chris Stapleton – Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore (20)

    Most Played Country Tracks of All Time

    1. David Nail – The Sound of a Million Dreams (195)
    2. Clay Davidson – Unconditional (Whatever happened to him?) (167)
    3. Collin Raye – Little Rock (142)
    4. Neal McCoy – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye (121)
    5. Cross Canadian Ragweed – Fightin’ For (104)

  10. can’t do 2015 but here is my all time:

    1. Dolly – I will Always Love You (original version)
    2. Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
    3. Loretta Lynn – Love is the Foundation
    4. Barbara Mandrell – I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool.
    5. Jeannie Pruitt – Satin Sheets

  11. Until Josh Turner’s album escapes and July 17th arrives for Alan Jackson, I haven’t enough songs for the 2015 list.

    Most Played Country Tracks of All Time:
    1. Josh Turner- Long Black Train
    2. Eric Church-Drink In My Hand
    3. Josh Turner- Whatcha Reckon
    4. Eric Church- Sinners Like Me
    5. Alan Jackson- Small Town Southern Man

  12. Most Played Tracks from 2015 Country Albums
    1 – Ashley Monroe – The Blade (66)
    2 – Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (34)
    3 – Kelsea Ballerini – Love Me Like You Mean It (30)
    4 – Christina Aguilera – Shotgun (from Nashville. Country, right? lol) (22)
    5 – Rainey Qualley – Me and Johnny Cash (13)

    This one was harder than I expected. I haven’t noticed that the girls haven’t released lots of new stuff, and I mostly listen to female singers only. Also, I’ve been listening to a lot of Brazilian and pop music lately, so it was hard to get to this list.

    Most Played Country Tracks of All Time (from 2008 to present)
    1 – Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova (209)
    2 – Kacey Musgraves – Merry Go ‘Round (141)
    3 – Ashley Monroe – Used (136 / 116 from Satisfied + 20 from Like a Rose)
    4 – The Wreckers – Tennessee (135)
    5 – Lee Ann Womack – The Bees (128)

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