Toby Keith Claims 8 of the Top 100 Songs Played In The Last 50 Years

Toby Keith Claims 8 of the Top 100 Songs Played In The Last 50 Years | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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Country Music Icon Toby Keith has long been a staple in the industry, selling over 40 million albums worldwide,scoring 32 No. 1 songs, and earning dozens of awards. In a special 2023 year-end publication by Country Air Check, it was revealed that Toby Keith is responsible for eight of the top 100 country songs played over the last 50 years! 

Toby expressed his gratitude on social media adding what an honor it is to be included alongside legends like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. 

The 8 Toby Keith songs that made the list: 

“I Love This Bar”   

#2 of 100: Toby Keith co-wrote “I Love This Bar” with Scotty Emerick in 2003. It was the first single from his 2003 album Shock’n Y’all. The song spent five weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and went on to inspire a chain of restaurants owned by Toby Keith. 

“As Good As I Once Was”   

#23 of 100: “As Good As I Once Was” was co-written by Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick and released as a part of the 2005 album Honytonk University. The song was named BMI’s Song of the Year for 2006. It has since become one of Toby Keith’s signature songs and remains one of his most successful.

“How Do You Like Me Now?!”   

#29 of 100: Released in 1999, “How Do You Like Me Now” was Toby Keith’s first major crossover hit, landing on the Billboard Top 100 (all genres) chart. The song was co-written by Toby Keith and Chuck Cannon and went on to become the first number-one single for the now-defunct DreamWorks Nashville label. 

“I Wanna Talk About Me”   

#36 of 100: Written by Bobby Braddock, “I Wanna Talk About Me” was originally intended to be recorded by Blake Shelton. When audience testing of the song yielded negative results, Shelton’s record label decided against including it on his album. It was later pitched to Toby Keith and released in 2001 as the second single from the album Pull My Chain

“American Soldier”   

#55 of 100: Regarding “American Soldier,” Toby Keith said, “This is my support for the American fighting men and women.” The song was co-written by Toby Keith and Chuck Cannon and released in 2003 as the second single from the album Shock’n Y’all. It spent four weeks on the top of the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart. 

“My List”   

#59 of 100: “My List” was written by Tim James and Rand Bishop. Toby Keith recorded and released the song in 2002 as a part of his album Pull My Chain. The music video for the song showed footage of the 9/11 attacks and portrayed a fireman suiting up to go save lives. It premiered on New Year’s Day in 2002, just a few months after the terrorist attacks. 

“Beer For My Horses”   

#63 of 100: Toby Keith’s only duet to make the list, “Beer For My Horses” was recorded and released with Willie Nelson. It was included on Toby Keith’s seventh studio album, Unleashed, and released in 2003. “Beer for My Horses” also made Willie Nelson the oldest artist to top the country charts at age 70. 

“You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”   

#96 of 100: Toby Keith is credited as the exclusive songwriter for “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This.” The single was released in 2000 as a part of the album How Do You Like Me Now?!. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and also peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

See the complete list of Top 100 Country Songs from the last 50 years here!

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