Luke Combs is one of the best singers and songwriters in all of modern country music. After listening to his songs, it’s really no surprise that he’s dominated the Country Airplay charts since his debut, but he’s scored several crossover hits as well.
Mixing modern country music with a sound that could fit in during any era of the genre, Luke Combs has a very bright future in the country music world. In this article, we’ll go over twenty-one of Luke Combs’ best songs of his career (at least so far).
1. Beautiful Crazy
Beautiful Crazy is one of the best love songs to come out of country music in years, standing tall alongside hit songs of yesteryear and earning its spot as one of the genre’s best offerings in recent years. It gained viral attention before being released as a single from Comb’s debut album. It debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart at number six, marking Luke Comb’s highest debut on the chart, and eventually climbed to the number one spot of both that chart and the Country Airplay chart.
2. Beer Never Broke My Heart
Luke Combs got one thing right with his song: a cold beer was never the reason for any heartbreak, but it might be the solution for one. Beer Never Broke My Heart goes over everything in life that can bring you pain but highlights that beer isn’t one of those things.
It wound up as Luke Comb’s sixth number-one single on the Country Airplay charts and rose all the way up to number two on the Hot Country Songs chart.
3. When it Rains it Pours
When It Rains It Pours was the second single Combs released from his debut studio album, and man, did it do well. Despite the narrator’s girlfriend leaving him, he’s on the stroke of good luck, and it mirrored experiences in Luke Combs’ own life.
The song topped the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, giving Combs his second number-one country hit. It even reached number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a crossover hit for the modern country music market.
It’s no wonder that Luke Combs is known as one of the newer country artists that still hold onto the traditional country sound that made the genre what it is today. Hurricane is a song that could do well in any era of country music and charted more than once with separate releases. Eventually, being certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, Hurricane topped Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, reached number three on the Hot Country Songs chart, and made it to number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100.
5. Lovin’ On You
Lovin’ On You is a bit slept on when it comes to Luke Combs songs, mostly because it was the fourth single released from his 2019 album, What You See Is What You Get. It goes through all the things Combs enjoys and loves in his life but also says they don’t compare to how much he loves his women.
It was another of his singles to top the Country Airplay charts and break the top five of the Hot Country Songs one, even breaking the top twenty-five of the Billboard Hot 100.
6. She Got The Best of Me
The fourth single from Luke Combs’ debut album is a power ballad detailing how hard it is for the narrator to get over the lover that left him. It was written four years before the album was released, but it found its way onto it for how good it was. The song was yet another number one on the Country Airplay charts.
It rose to number two on the Hot Country Songs chart and to number 31 on the Hot 100 while also topping the Canadian country charts at the time.
7. One Number Away
Released right before our last entry, One Number Away served as Combs’ third single release from his debut album and gave him his third number-one song on the country charts. The one number he’s missing in the song is how close he is to calling the ex that left him, and not punching that last number is a huge struggle. The song topped the Country Airplay chart, broke into the top five of the Hot Country Songs chart, and was a US top 40 hit since it peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100.
8. Better Together
Country purists can rejoice at Better Together, as it hits all the themes you want in an old country song and is yet another one of Combs’ songs that could have been released in any decade. The song compares his relationship to all things that have to go together and are useless without each other.
It gave Combs yet another number-one song, topping the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs chart while peaking at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.
9. Forever After All
Forever After All was the first song Combs wrote after moving into his home in Tennessee and was first previewed by Combs on his official TikTok account. It’s actually a song that continues the narrative of Beautiful crazy and Better Together, creating a romantic country song that reflects on how amazing his relationship with his wife is.
It was an amazing commercial success, reaching number one on the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, and Rolling Stone Top 100 charts while peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and four on the Global 200.
10. Even Though I’m Leaving
Even Though I’m Leaving was the second release from Combs’ second studio album in 2019 and continued his dominance of the traditional country sound. It details a father’s love and relationship with his son and is a beautiful family love song. The song ended up being Combs’ seventh consecutive number-one on the Country Airplay charts, peaked at number two on the Hot Country chart, and barely didn’t make the top 10 of the Hot 100 as it peaked at number eleven on that one.
11. Houston, We Got a Problem
Houston We Got A Problem details Combs’ love of Texas and how excellent that state is in his mind. Unfortunately, despite having everything he would ever want and need, it isn’t enough for him if the person he loves isn’t with him. A classic country song in a modern package and exactly what you’d expect from Combs at this point.
12. Cold As You
Cold As You is another one of Combs’ songs that is slept on outside of his avid listeners. It was included in the deluxe edition of What You See Is What You Get and served as the album’s seventh single. Unsurprisingly, the song topped the Country Airplay charts and broke the top five of the Hot Country Songs chart. (Don’t get tired of hearing that, Combs has done almost nothing but top charts in his career so far).
13. The Kind of Love We Make
Luke Combs’ third album continued his traditions of leaning into his traditional country sound and producing some of the biggest country hits in recent years. It’s one of Combs’ first bedroom songs, detailing the passionate love between the couple in the song but never inappropriate, and it was a bit of a stylistic change for the artist despite keeping true to his sound.
It was one of his few songs to do better on the Hot Country Songs chart than the Country Airplay chart, reaching number one on the former and two on the latter. It was also another top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
14. Doin’ This
Doin’ This debuted at the CMA awards in a performance from Combs and found so much airplay success that it was named the lead single for his third studio album. The song itself is an ode to making music, as it describes how even if he hadn’t found so much success, Combs would still be out there writing and singing music. It barely missed the top 25 of the Hot 100, peaking at number 26, but it reached number one and two on the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts, respectively.
15. Does to Me
If there were ever a collaboration that fans wanted to see in country music, it would probably be Luke Combs and Eric Church. Does to Me combined the two great artists’ talents to make the third single from What You See Is What You Get in 2019.
Eric Church’s Bruce Springsteen influences are pretty clear in the song, and it gives the song a nostalgia factor you cannot help but enjoy. It continued Combs’ dominance on the Country Airplay charts but wasn’t one of his best performances on other ones. Well, that’s true if you consider number four on the Hot Country Songs and top-20 song on the Hot 100 a downgrade for him.
16. Going, Going, Gone
Going, Going, Gone was the third single from Combs’ Growin’ Up album in 2022 and was supposed to mimic Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. It’s the first time in Combs’ career he plays the guitar on his own recording instead of using session musicians, and he doesn’t disappoint at all.
One of Combs’ personal favorite songs, the acoustic version of one of his first songs that accepts a woman leaving, is just as good as the full version. It ranked in the top five of both country charts I’ve talked about the whole article and broke the top 25 of the Hot 100.
17. Must’ve Never Met You
If you couldn’t tell that Luke Combs had a great voice, this song will convince you of it. It’s another song that goes over how hard it can be to get over a lover, stating that if someone got over their ex easily, they never had to deal with his. It’s a great mix of traditional and modern country that allows Combs to display his songwriting and singing talents.
18. Every Little Bit Helps
Every Little Bit Helps is an often-overlooked track from Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get album. It isn’t thought of as one of his best because of how good the single releases from the album were, but it just goes to show that pretty much every song on the album was a good one.
19. Nothing Like You
Nothing Like You is much more of a fan favorite than one of Combs’ numerous commercial successes. Instead of being about an ex, it’s one of his best love songs and showcases his songwriting talent. No matter how far he goes away to chase his dreams, he still loves his wife back at home and will be coming home as soon as possible.
20. All Over Again
If Luke Combs had one fault, it was struggling not to go back to his ex. All Over Again dives back into that topic, finding the artist back in old routines and in places he thought he wouldn’t ever go back to. Despite it being a common trope in Luke Combs’ music, it still works and still sounds great coming out of his mouth.
21. Honky Tonk Highway
Artists will often give fans a glimpse behind the curtain at their personal lives, and quite a few produce songs dealing with fame and touring. Honky Tonk Highway is that song for Luke Combs, shouting out his wife at home, going over the parties after shows, and even throwing in a solid guitar solo at the end.
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