country music The Best Country Pop Songs Ever  

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Country pop is a subset of country music that developed to reach larger audiences and enabling artists to dabble in both the country and the pop genres. Many musicians from the 1990s and the 2000s dabble in both worlds by creating country pop songs. Patsy Cline was one of the first artist to find success utilizing this formula. 


These are songs  from top outlaw artists, such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Faith Hill. Which country pop songs are the best? That's up to you to decide. Vote up your favorite songs, and vote down the ones you don't like so much. Don't see a song that belongs on the list? Feel free to add it.

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Love Story Country tinged but with a pop tempo this song was another crossover hit for Swift.

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Ring Of Fire This country classic is so representative of its genre that it essentially defires it as simply a classic song in all of music history.

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I Will Always Love You (Original) This Dolly Parton song was given new life when it became a pop hit from Whitney Houston

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The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band - This fiddle heavy, high tempo tune was so catchy that it found success as a pop country song

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum - Another song so steeped in love and desire it easily crosses out of traditional country genre boundaries and into pop.

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I Walk the Line Cash's straight ahead charging lyrics and melody helped make this song a country classic that mainstreamers could get behind.

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Man! I Feel Like a Woman! Shania Twain - Shania Twain was at the forefront of the pop country explosion of the 1990s with more fun, straight ahead tunes like this one.

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I Knew You Were Trouble Swift is perhaps today's queen of country/pop crossover. This song's hard driving rock-leaning chorus gives its the ability to lean mainstream.

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You're Still the OneShania Twain Shania Twain - Another early Shania crossover hit that appealed more on its romanticism to mainstream audiences than its singer's country roots.

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9 to 5 Dolly Parton - This song from the film of the same name gave Dolly a crossover hit into the mainstream.

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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together The kitsch and pop timing of this song gave Swift a crossover country hit.

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King of the Road This Roger Miller tune was so catchy that it caught on to pop lovers as well.

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That Don't Impress Me MuchShania Twain Shania Twain - Shania Twain song that was released in two versions one that leaned more country and a faster tempo one that gave the song mainstream legs.

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Breathe Faith Hill leans a little more pop while her hubby Tim McGraw leans a little more country. Breathe is a country tinged slow ballad with pop tendencies.

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Cruise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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Friends In Low Places This early Garth Brooks song was such a raucous song that its good time feeling crossed over to the mainstream as well. 

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I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline - Another song bolstered by Cline's emotional voice that transceds genre

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This Kiss This peppy, fun loving song  was an early crossover hit for HIll

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Crazy Patsy Cline's lonseome and iconic voice helped this tune become a classic regardless of genre.

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On the Road Again This Willie Nelson tune also done by Bob Dylan found success as a country pop song for its message that trascends genre

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Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy The clever sexually charged title of this song help propel it to crossover fame.

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Sixteen Tons This song about a hard days work was so catchy it became another crossover hit.

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Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette - A tune that became so iconic for its backwards message that status simply help its defy genres.

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The Way You Love Me Faith Hill - Another upbeat and autotune using song that helps this country mainstay make the move to pop.

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Forever and for Always Shania Twain - Shania Twain love song whose pop leanings gave it an easy time crossing over

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From This Moment On Another early crossover tune from Shania Twain this song spoke more as a romantic love song to audiences than a country tune.

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Good Ol Boys This Waylon Jennings tune found success in the mainstream as a theme for the Dukes of Hazzard.

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Because of You Kelly Clarkson - Clarkson's texas voice lends a little country to this pop ballad.

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How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes - The LeAnn Rimes version of this song leaned more pop while Trisha Yearwood's spoke to the more traditional country audience.

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jandec318 added Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood

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Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus - This song was virtually everyhwere when it was released because of its catchy rhyming chorus, it became a crossover hit.

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MikeLeebaw added He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones

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A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson - Another Kelly Clarkson song that displays her country tendencies over a pop ballad.

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Landslide Dixie Chicks - Dixie Chicks take on the alt rock classic makes this song a pop country hit.

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JeremíasDagosta added I'll Name The Dogs Blake Shelton

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Amazed Another lovesong so steeped in emotion that it found success as a country and pop hit.

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Cry This other Hill ballad is a striking ballad with pop leanings.

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Can't Fight the Moonlight LeAnn Rimes went Hollywood for this tune from "Coyote Ugly"

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There You'll Be This Faith Hill song was commercial and mainstreamed for the film Pearl Harbor giving it crossover appeal.

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Working Girl Dolly Parton's iconic status and film career have made her part of the mainstream and allows her music to cross into the pop mainstream like on this Working Girl tune.

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Hello in My Head The Dixie Chicks up-tempo and progressive lyrics have always made them a little bit country and a little bit pop, like on Hello in my head

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You Made Me What I Am Conway Twitty's relatable and approachable voice help this country song achieve status as country pop.