There's a new No. 1 song on the monthly Taste of Country list of country music's Top 40 songs. In fact, this is the first time this artist has ever topped the chart.

Walker Hayes and "Fancy Like" are everywhere, making it difficult to argue its place on top. The No. 1 Hot Country Songs song is soon going to be an airplay chart-topper as well. Plus, the ToC staff sort of loves it, so that's good enough.

Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean slide down a spot to No. 2 for October's Top 40 Country Songs list. Blake Shelton's new song also debuts high on the list. Did your favorite song make it?

The list of Top 40 country songs of October 2021 is compiled from Billboard chart data, streaming data, sales figures, staff opinion and reader feedback.

More Country Top 40: September 2021August 2021July 2021June 2021 May 2021April 2021March 2021February 2021January 2021December 2020November 2020Top 10 Songs of All of 2021

Top 40 Country Songs for October 2021:

40. Muscadine Bloodline, “Dyin’ for a Livin’”
39. Hardy, “Give Heaven Some Hell”
38. Russell Dickerson, “Home Sweet”
37. Morgan Wallen, “Sand in My Boots”
36. Chris Janson, “Bye Mom”
35. Dierks Bentley, Breland & Hardy, “Beers On Me”
34. Parker McCollum, “To Be Loved by You”
33. Priscilla Block, “Just About Over You”
32. Lady A, “Like a Lady”NEW WHAT A SONG CAN DO ALBUM OUT OCT. 22!
31. Frank Ray, “Country’d Look Good On You”
30. Morgan Wade, “Wilder Days”
29. Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde, “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”
28. Callista Clark, “It’s ‘Cause I Am”
27. Jake Owen, “Best Thing Since Backroads”
26. Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney, “Half of My Hometown”
25. Garth Brooks, “That’s What Cowboys Do”
24. Keith Urban, “Wild Hearts”
23. Sam Hunt, “23”
22. Jon Pardi, “Tequila Little Time”
21. Eric Church, “Heart on Fire”
20. Luke Bryan, “Waves”
19. Michael Ray, “Whiskey and Rain” TIED FOR BIGGEST JUMP, UP 14 SPOTS!
18. Dustin Lynch Feat. Mackenzie Porter, “Thinking ‘Bout You”
17. Zac Brown Band, “Same Boat”NEW THE COMEBACK ALBUM OUT OCT. 15!
16. Kane Brown, “One Mississippi”
15. Elle King & Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
14. Kenny Chesney, “Knowing You”
13. Scotty McCreery, “You Time” — TIED FOR BIGGEST JUMP, UP 14 SPOTS!
12. Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
11. Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley, “Freedom Was a Highway”
10. Blake Shelton, “Come Back as a Country Boy” HIGHEST DEBUT!
9. Luke Combs, “Cold as You”
8. Jameson Rodgers (Feat. Luke Combs), “Cold Beer Calling My Name”
7. Lee Brice, “Memory I Don’t Mess With”
6. Elvie Shane, “My Boy”
5. Old Dominion, “I Was on a Boat That Day”NEW TIME, TEQUILA, THERAPY ALBUM OUT OCT. 8!
4. Ryan Hurd With Maren Morris, “Chasing After You”NEW PELAGO ALBUM OUT OCT. 15!
3. Jordan Davis Feat. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
2. Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You” LAST MONTH'S NO. 1 SONG!
1. Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top Country Songs of 2021, Ranked

You'll find much more than just the Top 10 Country Songs of 2021 on this list. Enjoy the 21 best country songs of the year, based on Taste of Country staff and country music fan opinion, plus commercial data (sales, streaming, airplay).

To be considered, the song must have been released in 2021 or have actively charted for a portion of the year (see "Wine, Beer, Whiskey"). New artists including Lainey Wilson, Larry Fleet and Morgan Wade crack the top songs list, while hitmakers including Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean and Luke Combs make the Top 10.

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