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The Best Country Pop Songs Ever

Updated July 20, 2020 9.0k votes 1.1k voters 70.9k views92 items

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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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    The Devil Went Down to Georgia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    Another song so steeped in love and desire it easily crosses out of traditional country genre boundaries and into pop.
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    Man! I Feel Like a Woman! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    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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    Ring Of Fire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    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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    Love Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    Country tinged but with a pop tempo this song was another crossover hit for Swift.
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    I Will Always Love You (Origin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    This Dolly Parton song was given new life when it became a pop hit from Whitney Houston
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    I Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    Cash's straight ahead charging lyrics and melody helped make this song a country classic that mainstreamers could get behind.
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    9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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    This song from the film of the same name gave Dolly a crossover hit into the mainstream.
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    Friends In Low Places is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    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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    You're Still the One is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    Another early Shania crossover hit that appealed more on its romanticism to mainstream audiences than its singer's country roots.
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    Crazy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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    Patsy Cline's lonseome and iconic voice helped this tune become a classic regardless of genre.
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    Before He Cheats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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    On the Road Again is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    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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    I Knew You Were Trouble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    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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    Breathe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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    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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    That Don't Impress Me Much is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    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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    Cruise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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    We Are Never Ever Getting Back is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    The kitsch and pop timing of this song gave Swift a crossover country hit.
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    If I Die Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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    I Fall to Pieces is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    Another song bolstered by Cline's emotional voice that transceds genre
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    King of the Road is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    This Roger Miller tune was so catchy that it caught on to pop lovers as well.
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    Stand By Your Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    A tune that became so iconic for its backwards message that status simply help its defy genres.
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    How Do I Live is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    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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    Islands in the Stream is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
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    This Kiss is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Pop Songs Ever
    This peppy, fun loving song  was an early crossover hit for HIll
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