Top 100 Country Songs of the 1990s

100 of the Decade's Biggest Hits

Alan Jackson performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on August 4, 1994 in Mountain View, California.
Alan Jackson. Tim Mosenfelder/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Country music blew up in the 1990s, largely in part because of the FCC. Up until then the only radio airplay country music got was on rural AM stations, but the FCC expanded FM radio during the late 1980s and added more FM signals to those rural areas. Country music received more exposure as the genre shifted from AM to FM radio.

Now that country music was reaching more listeners than ever before, the pressure was on for producers to make country music that sounded better than ever before.

Their response to country's newfound commercialism was a decade of some of the most iconic songs in contemporary country music history. These are the Top 100 Country Songs of the 1990s:

  1. "Don't Rock the Juke Box" - Alan JacksonDon't Rock the Juke Box
  2. "Chattahoochee" - Alan Jackson, A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)
  3. "The Dance" - Garth Brooks, Garth Brooks
  4. "Carrying Your Love With Me" - George StraitCarrying Your Love With Me
  5. "Should've Been a Cowboy" - Toby Keith, Toby Keith
  6. "I Swear" - John Michael Montgomery, Kickin' It Up
  7. "There's Your Trouble" - Dixie ChicksWide Open Spaces
  8. "Any Man of Mine" - Shania Twain, The Woman in Me
  9. "Amazed" - Lonestar, Lonely Grill
  10. "It's Your Love" - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Everywhere
  11. "I Still Believe In You" - Vince Gill, I Still Believe In You
  12. "I Saw the Light" - Wynonna, Wynonna
  13. "I'm Alright" - Jo Dee Messina, I'm Alright
  14. "My Maria" - Brooks & Dunn, Borderline
  1. "Is There Life Out There" - Reba McEntire, For My Broken Heart
  2. "I Like It, I Love It" - Tim McGrawAll I Want
  3. "Achy Breaky Heart" - Billy Ray Cyrus, Some Gave All
  4. "The Thunder Rolls" - Garth Brooks, No Fences
  5. "Love Without End, Amen" - George Strait, Livin' It Up
  6. "How Forever Feels" - Kenny Chesney, Everywhere We Go
  1. "Friends In Low Places" - Garth BrooksNo Fences
  2. "Neon Moon" - Brooks & Dunn, Brand New Man
  3. "This Kiss" - Faith Hill, Faith
  4. "Alibis" - Tracy LawrenceAlibis
  5. "Unanswered Prayers" - Garth BrooksNo Fences
  6. "Just to See You Smile" - Tim McGrawEverywhere
  7. "Time Marches On" - Tracy Lawrence, Time Marches On
  8. "Better Class of Losers" - Randy Travis, High Lonesome
  9. "(This Ain't No) Thinkin' Thing" - Trace Adkins, Dreamin' Out Loud
  10. "Down On the Farm" - Tim McGraw, Not a Moment Too Soon
  11. "Boot Scootin' Boogie" - Brooks & DunnBrand New Man
  12. "Summertime Blues" - Alan Jackson, Who I Am
  13. "I'm from the Country" - Tracy Byrd, I'm from the Country
  14. "Please Remember Me" - Tim McGraw, A Place In the Sun
  15. "Little Rock" - Collin Raye, Extremes
  16. "Blue Clear Sky" - George Strait, Blue Clear Sky
  17. "Love, Me" - Collin Raye, All I Can Be
  18. "Two of a Kind (Workin' On a Full House)" - Garth BrooksNo Fences
  19. "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)" - Joe Diffie, Honky Tonk Attitude
  20. "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" - John Michael Montgomery, John Michael Montgomery
  21. "No News" - LonestarLonestar
  22. "You Ain't Much Fun" - Toby Keith, Boomtown
  23. "You Were Mine" - Dixie ChicksWide Open Spaces
  24. "Everywhere" - Tim McGrawEverywhere
  1. "Down Home" - Alabama, Pass It On Down
  2. "She Is His Only Need" - Wynonna, Wynonna
  3. "Sticks and Stones" - Tracy LawrenceSticks and Stones
  4. "In This Life" - Collin Raye, In This Life
  5. "Daddy's Money" - Ricochet, Ricochet
  6. "What She's Doing Now" - Garth Brooks, Ropin' the Wind
  7. "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" - Travis Tritt, It's All About to Change
  8. "What's It to You" - Clay Walker, Clay Walker
  9. "Something In Red" - Lorrie Morgan, Something in Red
  10. "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!" - Shania Twain, The Woman in Me
  11. "Whenever You Come Around" - Vince Gill, When Love Finds You
  12. "I've Come to Expect It From You" - George StraitLivin' It Up
  13. "In A Different Light" - Doug Stone, In A Different Light
  14. "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart" - Tim McGrawAll I Want
  15. "Easy Come, Easy Go" - George Strait, Easy Come, Easy Go
  1. "Bye Bye" - Jo Dee Messina, I'm Alright
  2. "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" - Mark Chestnutt, Longnecks & Short Stories
  3. "Love A Little Stronger" - Diamond Rio, Love A Little Stronger
  4. "Daddy's Come Around" - Paul Overstreet, Forever and Ever Amen
  5. "I Feel Lucky" - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Come On Come On
  6. "Meet In the Middle" - Diamond Rio, Diamond Rio
  7. "Independence Day" - Martina McBride, The Way That I Am
  8. "One More Last Chance" - Vince Gill, I Still Believe In You
  9. "Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine On You" - Toby Keith, Blue Moon
  10. "Some Girls Do" - Sawyer Brown, The Dirt Road
  11. "It Matters to Me" - Faith Hill, It Matters to Me
  12. "Ain't That Lonely Yet" - Dwight Yoakam, This Time
  13. "We Tell Ourselves" - Clint Black, The Hard Way
  14. "On the Verge" - Collin Raye, ​I Think About You
  15. "Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open" - Clay Walker, Clay Walker
  16. "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" - Diamond Rio, Greatest Hits
  17. "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" - Andy GriggsYou Won't Ever Be Lonely
  18. "Blame It On Your Heart" - Patty Loveless, Only What I Feel
  19. "She's in Love With the Boy" - Trisha Yearwood, Trisha Yearwood
  20. "You Had Me From Hello" - Kenny ChesneyEverywhere We Go
  21. "I Love the Way You Love Me" - John Michael Montgomery, Love Songs
  22. "No One Needs to Know" - Shania Twain, The Woman in Me
  23. "Wink" - Neal McCoy, No Doubt About It
  24. "Somewhere In My Broken Heart" - Billy Dean, Let Them Be Little
  25. "She's Got It All" - Kenny ChesneyI Will Stand
  26. "Single White Female" - Chely Wright, Single White Female
  27. "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart" - Randy Travis, No Holdin' Back
  28. "I Do (Cherish You)" - Mark Wills, Wish You Were Here
  29. "Church On Cumberland Road" - Shenandoah, The Road Not Taken
  30. "I Left Somethin' Turned On at Home" - Trace AdkinsDreamin' Out Loud
  31. "Not On Your Love" - Jeff Carson, Jeff Carson
  32. "Not a Moment Too Soon" - Tim McGraw, All I Want
  33. "Wish I Didn't Know Now" - Toby KeithToby Keith
  34. "This Woman and This Man" - Clay Walker, If I Could Make a Living
  35. "I'll Think of Something" - Mark Chestnutt, Longnecks & Short Stories
  36. "Tell Me I Was Dreamin'" - Travis Tritt, Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof
  1. "Wish You Were Here" - Mark Wills, Wish You Were Here
  2. "Love of My Life" - Sammy Kershaw, Labor of Love
  3. "I Can Still Feel You" - Collin Raye, The Walls Came Down
  4. "Strawberry Wine" - Deana Carter, Did I Shave My Legs For This?
  5. "Walk on Faith" - Mike Reid, Turning for Home

 

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