Luke Bryan burst onto the country scene in 2007 with his single “All My Friends Say” and he hasn’t looked back since. The Georgia native has over 22 No. 1 hits under his belt. From songs like “Do I” and “We Rode in Trucks” to “What Makes You Country and “Knockin’ Boots,” Luke’s catalog is exhaustive.
There were many crowd-pleasers to choose from but here are Luke Bryan’s Top 10 career hits:
10. That’s My Kind of Night
Written by Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, and Ashley Gorley, “That’s My Kind of Night” was released in 2013 and featured on Luke’s fourth studio album Crash My Party..
While Zac Brown may have called this song “the worst song [he’s] ever heard,” it reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in its third week, helping Luke become the first male country music artist to top the Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts at the same time. And you can’t help but tap your toe to the catchy beat.
9. Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
Co-written by Luke Bryan and Dallas Davidson, “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” was the first song to kick off Luke’s 2011 album Tailgates and Tanlines. When the song was released, Luke already had two No. 1 hits under his belt, but “Country Girl” catapulted Luke to another level. “It just felt like something that would set me apart because of how different it was and how fun it was,” he told Billboard. “That song put me in a whole other spectrum of relevance. It changed the game and it made me a headliner.”
Having Clare Dunn’s vocals on background wasn’t a bad move for Luke either. The video for “Country Girl” was directed by Shaun Silva.
8. Rain is a Good Thing
“Rain is a Good Thing” was featured on Luke’s 2009 album Doin’ My Thing. One of many songs written by Luke and Dallas Davidson, “Rain is a Good Thing” was released in 2010 and became Luke’s first No. 1 hit.
Luke performed this song on television when he appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2010. Luke and Emily West were newcomers to country music and the two teams were tasked with giving each artist an image makeover. Emily’s makeover won the challenge with Cyndi Lauper, but Luke got to have his single performed in front of millions. Not bad for an up and coming artist.
Fast was released in 2016 and became Luke’s 15th consecutive No. 1 hit. Not only that, it gave Luke the distinction of being the first artist to have six No. 1 Country Airplay singles from the same album. “Fast” is a nostalgic hit that was written by Luke, Rodney Clawson and Luke Laird and featured on Luke’s 2015 album Kill the Lights.
The mid tempo song gives a meaningful look at growing up and getting older. “Sixty seconds now feels more like thirty / Tick-tock, won’t stop, around it goes / Sand through the glass sure falls in a hurry / And all you keep trying to do is slow it down, soak it in / Keep trying to make the good times last as long as you can / But you can’t, man / It just goes too fast.”
This is Luke Bryan at his best, slowing down and enjoying life. It’s relatable and all hits close to home for many of us. The music video even hits on our emotions as Luke sits alone in an empty room and personal photos of him over the years flash on screen.
6. Most People Are Good
In a time when there was much doubt about humanity, Luke brought us a feel good song that had us ready to believe that “Most People Are Good.” Written by David Frasier, Ed Hill, and Josh Kear, the song was released in 2018 and was the second single from Luke’s What Makes You Country album.
“It was something that I felt like that people always need to be reassured that there’s way more good going on than negative,” Luke said of the uplifting song. And it came to us not a moment too soon.
5. I Don’t Want This Night to End
“I Don’t Want This Night to End,” written by Luke, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, is a classic boy meets girl, boy gets girl song . It’s no surprise the song with the catchy chorus reached the No. 1 spot on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, giving Luke his third No. 1 single.
Released in 2011, this uptempo song followed the release of “Country Girl (Shake it For Me) from Luke’s Tailgates and Tanlines album.
4. Do I
Luke introduced his Doin’ My Thing album with it’s first single “Do I” in 2009, about a couple contemplating the continuation of their love. Written by Luke and Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley, it’s no surprise that Hillary Scott is taking on background vocals for the slow relationship song.
Luke is a master at towing the line between country hip-hop songs and ballads, but the 43-year-old is at his best when he tackles an emotional lyric.
The proof? “Do I”
3. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Luke Bryan knows how to pick them. Written by Luke, Jeff Stevens and Shane McAnally, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” tells about a failed relationship in all but one area. The couple is good at making love, so they might as well do it one more time before they go their separate ways. Who hasn’t been there?
“All we do right is make love / And we both know now that ain’t enough / Ain’t gonna beg you to stay / God I ask you what’s wrong / Ain’t no reason running after something already gone / Take off your leaving dress / Let’s do what we do best / I guess everybody’s got their way of moving on / Girl rest your head one more time in my bed / Love me like you loved me when you loved me / And you didn’t have to try / Let’s lay down tonight / And kiss tomorrow goodbye,” Luke sings.
With a palatable melody and captivating lyric it goes without saying that the fourth and final single from his album Tailgates & Tanlines, became a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay chart.
2. Play it Again
If you don’t have a song that gets you excited the minute the first note comes on the speakers, you aren’t living. That’s exactly what Luke’s “Play It Again” is all about—a girl who lights up the minute the song she loves comes on the radio. Let’ the party begin.
Written by Dallas Davidson and Ashley Gorely, the music loving track was released in 2014 and was the fourth single from Luke’s Crash My Party album. The release of the mid-tempo song gave Luke his 8th No. 1 hit.
It’s a song that leaves us with a feeling of nostalgia that we just have to…wait for it…play it again!
1. Drink a Beer
While Luke didn’t write this emotional hit himself, the lyrics hit close to home as Luke lost both his brother and sister at an early age. The song tells the story of getting the news of an unexpected loss too soon. Not knowing what to do, he just sits on the pier and drinks a beer—one of the most relatable songs Luke has ever released.
Released in 2013, “Drink a Beer”was the fourth single from his album Crash My Party. Needless to say, “Drink a Beer” became Luke’s seventh No. 1 hit.