Best of Keith Urban

15 of the Australian country star's best songs

Keith Urban is undeniably good looking, but he's way more than a pretty face. He's an incredibly talented singer, musician and songwriter. I've chosen 15 of my favorite Keith Urban songs, listed in alphabetical order, that make the ultimate playlist.

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"But For the Grace of God"

Keith Urban - Keith Urban
Keith Urban - Keith Urban. Capitol Nashville

In this song, Urban sings about how he knows that he is blessed. He points out that it's only by God's grace that he has everything he has, especially his lady. "But For the Grace of God" appeared on his debut album and was his first No. 1 hit.

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"Days Go By"

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Keith Urban - Be Here. Capitol Records

This is my very favorite song of his. I can't listen to "Days Go By" without thinking about driving down the highway, sunroof open, blasting the song and singing along.

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"Everybody"

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Keith Urban - Love, Pain &; the Whole Crazy Thing. Capitol Nashville

At one time or another, haven't we all felt lost with nowhere to turn? Urban sings that he knows everybody needs somebody sometimes, and he apologizes for not being there for his lady before and promises to be there for her now.

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"Making Memories of Us"

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Keith Urban - Be Here. Capitol Records

The lyrics to this song are just magical. I love how he sings "I wanna sleep with you forever / And I wanna die in your arms / In a cabin by a meadow where the wild bees swarm." One of the best love songs ever!

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"Once In a Lifetime"

Keith Urban - Love, Pain &; the Whole Crazy Thing
Keith Urban - Love, Pain &; the Whole Crazy Thing. Capitol Nashville

In this song, Urban offers his lady encouragement, admitting he knows that together, they are a long shot, but he's betting on them making it. He offers her a once in a lifetime love. Great lyrics and a catchy chorus. What more could you want?

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"Raining On Sunday"

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Keith Urban - Golden Road. Capitol Nashville

This is such a sultry, romantic song. Urban suggests that they spend the afternoon wrapped up together under the covers.

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"Somebody Like You"

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Keith Urban - Golden Road. Capitol Nashville

This song is about being happy in love with someone and counting yourself lucky to have them. I always think of the great music video for this song, with supermodel Nikki Taylor starring as Urban's love interest.

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"Stupid Boy"

Keith Urban - Love, Pain &; the Whole Crazy Thing
Keith Urban - Love, Pain &; the Whole Crazy Thing. Capitol Nashville

Urban sings this song to a guy who is treating his girl badly. He may not be physically abusing her, but he is emotionally abusing her, making her think she's no good. At the end of the song, you learn that he is actually singing about himself.

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09
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"Tonight I Wanna Cry"

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Keith Urban - Be Here. Capitol Records

I love this song because instead of being guitar-driven, it's simple and acoustic, with just Urban and a piano. He sings about a relationship where the woman left him, and how he's having a hard time getting over it, and he just feels like he has to let it all out and cry.

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"Where the Blacktop Ends"

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Keith Urban - Keith Urban. Capitol Nashville

Urban sings about a Friday night in the country at the end of the paved road, getting away from the hustle and the pressure and the noise of city life.

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"Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me"

Keith Urban - Golden Road
Keith Urban - Golden Road. Capitol Nashville

Another uplifting song with a great message. This is a song of celebration; of loving your life and counting your blessings.

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"You Look Good In My Shirt"

Keith Urban - Golden Road
Keith Urban - Golden Road. Capitol Nashville

In this song, Urban's girlfriend spends the night and when she gets up, she puts on his shirt, which he admits looks really good on her and is something he can stand more of.

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"You'll Think of Me"

Keith Urban - Golden Road
Keith Urban - Golden Road. Capitol Nashville

Urban's girlfriend leaves him for someone else, so he tells her to come take her cat, but leave his sweater, and he assures her that he'll be okay, but she'll still think of him.

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"You're My Better Half"

Keith Urban - Be Here
Keith Urban - Be Here. Capitol Records

He sings about having a hard day, but when he comes home, all he has to do is take one look at his lady as she looks at him with that "come hither" smile, and she makes everything right.

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"Your Everything"

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Keith Urban - Keith Urban. Capitol Nashville

He's fallen so deeply in love with this girl that he wants to be everything to her. My favorite line is "I wanna be the wind that fills your sails / And be the hand that lifts your veil." So sweet.

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