Top 60 Country Music Singles of 2005

A Roundup of 2005's Top Country Songs

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Country music had a great year in 2005, producing these 60 excellent singles. Tetra Images / Getty Images

Fans of country music know that every song tells a story, and many of those stories read like pages from our own lives. The lyrics speak to us. 

Toby Keith was on the north side of 40 when he sang "As Good as I Once Was," lamenting that although a couple of cute girls are cuddling up to him in a bar and his best buddy needs help after provoking a fight with "one great big fat biker man," he might have lost a step or two over the years. He may not be up to the tasks, but he assures us that he's still as good once as he ever was. 

Then there's Jo Dee Messina's "My Give a Damn's Busted," in which she 'fesses up that no matter how much her ex cries and tries to crawl back, she's had enough. And we've all had seriously bad days like the one Blake Shelton sings about in "Some Beach," where all we can think of is slipping away to some peaceful, quiet spot on the sand where road rage doesn't exist. We either know of – or are – a girl like the one in Joe Nichols' song, "Tequila Make Her Clothes Fall Off," dropping and losing earrings and jackets and shoes as we party. 

Here are the Top 60 country music singles of 2005 as ranked by Billboard. The list begins with Craig Morgan's #1 hit, "That's What I Love About Sunday." It will take you back to your relaxed childhood in a flash – either that, or it might convince you that you don't want to work this weekend. You can click on the links to purchase albums.

Top 60 Country Singles of 2005

  1. "That's What I Love About Sunday" - Craig Morgan, My Kind of Livin'
  2. "As Good As I Once Was" - Toby Keith, Honkytonk University
  3. "Bless the Broken Road" - Rascal Flatts, Feels Like Today
  4. "Something More" - Sugarland, Twice the Speed of Life
  5. "Fast Cars and Freedom" - Rascal Flatts, Feels Like Today
  6. "Nothin' to Lose" - Josh Gracin, REALity Country
  7. "Baby Girl" - Sugarland, Twice the Speed of Life
  8. "Making Memories of Us" - Keith Urban, Be Here
  9. "Mississippi Girl" - Faith Hill, Fireflies
  10. "Gone" - Montgomery Gentry, You Do Your Thing
  11. "Mud On the Tires" - Brad Paisley, Mud On the Tires
  12. "It's Getting Better All the Time" - Brooks & Dunn, The Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. II
  13. "Anything But Mine" - Kenny Chesney, When the Sun Goes Down
  14. "My Give a Damn's Busted" - Jo Dee Messina, Delicious Surprise
  15. "You're My Better Half" - Keith Urban, Be Here
  16. "Lot of Leaving' Left to Do" - Dierks Bentley, Modern Day Drifter
  17. "Something to Be Proud Of" - Montgomery Gentry, You Do Your Thing
  18. "If Heaven" - Andy Griggs, This I Gotta See
  1. "A Real Fine Place to Start" - Sara Evans, Real Fine Place
  2. "You'll Be There" - George Strait, Somewhere Down In Texas
  3. "What's a Guy Gotta Do" - Joe Nichols, Revelation
  4. "Play Something Country" - Brooks & Dunn, Hillbilly Deluxe
  5. "Somebody's Hero" - Jamie O'Neal, Brave
  6. "Alcohol" - Brad Paisley, Time Well Wasted
  7. "Redneck Yacht Club" - Craig Morgan, My Kind of Livin'
  8. "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way" - LeAnn Rimes, This Woman
  9. "Songs About Me" - Trace Adkins, Songs About Me
  10. "Some Beach" - Blake Shelton, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill
  11. "Better Life" - Keith Urban, Be Here
  12. "Brass Bed" - Josh Gracin, REALity Country
  13. "Nothin' 'Bout Love Makes Sense" - LeAnn Rimes, This Woman
  14. "Do You Want Fries With That" - Tim McGraw, Live Like You Were Dying
  15. "Homewrecker" - Gretchen Wilson, Here for the Party
  16. "Monday Morning Church" - Alan Jackson, What I Do
  17. "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" - Lee Ann Womack, There's More Where That Came From
  18. "Awful, Beautiful Life" - Darryl Worley, Darryl Worley
  19. "Let Them Be Little" - Billy Dean, Let Them Be Little
  1. "Back When" - Tim McGraw, Live Like You Were Dying
  2. "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing" - SHeDAISY, Sweet Right Here
  3. "You're Like Comin' Home" - Lonestar, Coming Home
  4. "When I Think About Cheatin'" - Gretchen Wilson, Here for the Party
  5. "Help Somebody" - Van Zant, Get Right With the Man
  6. "Keg In the Closet" - Kenny Chesney, When the Sun Goes Down
  7. "Skin" - Rascal Flatts, Feels Like Today
  8. "Best I Ever Had" - Gary Allan, Tough All Over
  9. "Honkytonk U" - Toby Keith, Honkytonk University
  10. "Goodbye Time" - Blake Shelton, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill
  11. "Hicktown" - Jason Aldean, Jason Aldean
  12. "He Gets That From Me" - Reba McEntire, Room to Breathe
  13. "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On" - Neal McCoy, That's Life
  14. "Pickin' Wildflowers" - Keith Anderson, Three Chord Country & American Rock and Roll
  15. "Nothing On but the Radio" - Gary Allan, See If I Care
  16. "Come a Little Closer" - Dierks Bentley, Modern Day Drifter
  17. "If Something Should Happen" - Darryl Worley, Darryl Worley
  18. "Drugs or Jesus" - Time McGraw, Live Like You Were Dying
  19. "Georgia Rain" - Trisha Yearwood, Jasper County
  1. "Long, Slow Kisses" - Jeff Bates, Rainbow Man
  2. "All Jacked Up" - Gretchen Wilson, All Jacked Up
  3. "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" - Joe Nichols, III
  4. "Mr. Mom" - Lonestar, Let's Be Us Again