With eight platinum records, 23 number one singles, and over 40 million albums sold, Tim McGraw continues to be not only one of the most decorative country names in the industry, but one of the most successful artists in the world. We take a look back at Tim McGraw's best with his most favorite songs among AOL Radio listeners.
'I Like It, I Love It'
McGraw's 1995 hit, 'I Like It, I Love It' from his triple-platinum selling album 'All I Want' kicks off our countdown in the number ten spot. 'I Like It, I Love It' went number one on the Billboard Hot Country charts in both the US and Canada, becoming Tim McGraw's third number-one single on the Hot Country Songs chart. 17 years later, fans are still hearing the tune, maybe without even knowing it. Sports fans will be excited to hear that 'I Like It, I Love It' is played during halftime for Monday Night Football, and is played during Nashville Predator's games for the teams goal song.
'Felt Good On My Lips'
Released in September of 2010, 'Felt Good On My Lips' was the lead single from McGraw's compilation album, 'Number One Hits' (which he sure has plenty of). The song was written by The Warren Brothers (Brett and Brad), and the Beavers brothers (Brett and Jim). Though the song had mixed reviews by critics, everyone can agree that 'Felt Good On My Lips' was good enough to be McGraw's second highest debut on the US Country Songs chart, and his 23rd number-one single. 'Felt Good On My Lips' is also available on Tim McGraw's latest album, 'Emotional Traffic', which hit stores in January of this year.
'When The Stars Go Blue'
Released in 2006, McGraw put his own twist on former Whiskeytown member, Ryan Adams' hit single, 'When The Stars Go Blue'. Five years after the release of the original, it was Tim McGraw's version that brought attention back to Ryan Adams. 'When The Stars Go Blue' was one of two singles to come off of McGraw's second greatest hits album, 'Reflected: Greatest Hits Vol. 2.'
'Just To See You Smile'
'Just To See You Smile' was one of the most successful singles for Tim McGraw. The 1997 release spent 42 weeks on the Billboard chart, and broke the (then) record for the longest-running single on the Billboard Country chart. The song was written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin, and was recorded by McGraw for his fourth studio album, 'Everywhere.'
'One Of These Days'
Though 'One Of These Days' didn't hit number one, the Marcus Hummon cover has been remembered by fans because of the message of forgiveness and being able to forgive yourself. The fourth single off the album, 'Everywhere,' has a powerful message behind the lyrics and the fantastic cover of the song helps 'One Of These Days' land in the number six spot on our countdown of the Top 10 Tim McGraw songs.
'Don't Take The Girl'
McGraw's first number-one single, 'Don't Take The Girl,' connects with listeners on an emotional level through the lyrics and the story of two lovers going through different hard patches at various stages of their lives together. Johnny (the young man in the story) fights so that people won't "take the girl" away from him. 'Don't Take The Girl' helped McGraw's career really take off in the early '90s, landing a number-one spot on the US Country chart, and peaking at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
'Last Dollar (Fly Away)'
Written by Big Kenny (one half of the duo Big & Rich), 'Last Dollar (Fly Away)' is a song about having absolutely nothing to lose, but still going through life being happy and being grateful. Big Kenny wrote the song about his real life experience of having a terrible night of gambling in Las Vegas. Big lost everything he had taken in except his "last dollar." The 2007 hit for McGraw landed him at number-one on the US Country chart again, and also peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
'My Little Girl'
With its popularity coming from the 2006 feature film, Flicka, 'My Little Girl' was another stepping stone for Tim McGraw. The song was written by McGraw and Tom Douglas, who is best known for writing hits for McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Collin Raye. This was the first single that Tim McGraw co-wrote and managed to hit number three on the Billboard US Country chart.
'Live Like You Were Dying'
This song received Billboard's 2004 Country Song of the Year honor and was written by Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman. The single has a strong association to McGraw and his father, Tug McGraw, who was a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Tug McGraw was diagnosed with cancer and given a few weeks to live, but survived nine months. There's a strong correlation between the lyrics and the events in Tim McGraw's life, which provides hope to listeners and gives them the strength to go out and live life to the fullest.
'It's Your Love' (ft. Faith Hill)'
Taking the crown at the number one spot is none other than one of country music's golden couples, with their duet of 'It's Your Love'. Featuring McGraw's wife, Faith Hill, 'It's Your Love' was one of the biggest songs of both McGraw's and Hill's careers. It was the first single from either artist to reach the top-ten on the Billboard 100 charts (peaking at number 7), and reached number-one on the Hot Country Songs chart as well. The 1997 classic helped the duo win five Country Music Awards and two Grammy nominations. All that combined with double-platinum status in sales has helped 'It's Your Love' snag the number one spot on AOL Radio's countdown of the Top 10 Tim McGraw songs.