If you ask any country music fan to list the most popular artists right now, chances are that Morgan Wallen will be somewhere on their list. The East Tennessee native has been cranking out hits since his debut single ‘The Way I Talk’ in 2016. His next single ‘Up Down’ featuring Florida Georgia Line reached the top 5 on the U.S. Country charts.
His first album ‘If I Know Me’ was released in 2018. That album racked up over 2 million sales and was certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry of America.
His follow-up album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ was released in 2021 and sold over 3 million worldwide, again being certified as 2x platinum by RIAA.
Wallen has amassed six number one singles, including three consecutive debut singles on the Hot Country Songs chart. The only other country artist to have multiple debut singles reach number one is Taylor Swift. He also has 14 top ten hits on the Hot Country Songs chart.
In this article, we will dive into which songs are considered the best Morgan Wallen songs.
Sand In My Boots
‘Sand in my Boots’ was released on country radio stations in 2021 and was the third single from ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’. Written by Ashley Gorley, Hardy, and Josh Osborne, ‘Sand in my Boots’ is a ballad about the one who got away and the memories they made together.
The song was certified platinum by RIAA with over 1 million sales in the United States. It reached number one on US Country Airplay according to Billboard magazine and peaked at number 2 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
‘Whiskey Glasses’ was written by Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadish before being recorded by Wallen in 2016. It was included in Wallen’s EP ‘The Way I Talk’ but released as the third single from Wallen’s debut studio album ‘If I Know Me’ in 2018.
The song is about a man going through a bad breakup and using alcohol to help him forget her. His “whiskey glasses’ are needed so he doesn’t have to see the truth.
‘Whiskey Glasses’ peaked at the top of the Hot Country Songs chart in 2019 and reached number one on the Country Airplay charts according to Billboard. It was certified 3x platinum by RIAA in 2020.
‘Chasin’ You’ was co-written by Wallen alongside Jamie Moore and Craig Wiseman and released in 2019. It was the fourth single from the album ‘If I Know Me’.
It became Wallen’s third consecutive single to hit Number One on the Country Airplay chart according to Billboard. It also reached number two on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2020 and the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The single was certified 4x platinum by RIAA with over 4 million copies sold.
Wasted On You
Another song co-written by Wallen is ‘Wasted on You’. He co-wrote this hit with Ernest K. Smith, Josh Thompson, and Ryan Vojtesak for his 2021 album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’. The single was released in March of 2022 where it peaked at Number One on the Hot Country Songs chart and stayed there for 11 weeks, the longest of any Wallen song to date.
‘Wasted on You’ debuted at Number One on the Hot Country list alongside five of his other hits, making him the first artist ever to have six songs inside the Top 10 at once.
It was certified double platinum selling over two million copies in the U.S.
More Than My Hometown
Wallen teamed up with writing partners Hardy, Smith, and Vojtesak again on the smash hit ‘More Than My Hometown’. This song is about a young man faced with the difficult decision of choosing to leave his hometown or follow his girlfriend to the big city.
‘More Than My Hometown’ was the first single released from ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ and reached Number 2 on the Hot Country Songs chart, though it did reach the top spot on Country Airplay. It also reached the Top 15 songs on the Billboard chart, proving Wallen has fans across all genres.
It was released in April 2020 and was certified triple platinum by RIAA.
This collaboration with Country supergroup Florida Georgia Line was written by Hardy, Brad Clawson, and CJ Solar and released by Wallen as his second single on the 2018 album ‘If I Know Me’. The song reached Number One on Country Airplay and the top five of the Hot Country Songs chart while also reaching number 49 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart.
Wallen planned on releasing the song as a single, but his good friends from Florida Georgia Line liked it so much that they volunteered to sing backup vocals on the hit song. Considering the message of the song is having fun in a small town, the three real-life buddies singing it together only made sense.
The Way I Talk
‘The Way I Talk’ was Wallen’s first single from his debut studio album ‘If I Know Me’. It was written by Jessi Alexander, Ben Hayslip, and Chase McGill. Wallen felt a personal connection to the song as it reminded him of his small-town upbringing.
It was a solid debut for the relatively unknown Wallen at the time. ‘The Way I Talk’ reached #35 on the Hot Country Songs chart and #30 on Country Airplay. Despite it being his first release, the song has gone on to be certified double platinum with over two million copies sold in the U.S.
Cover Me Up
‘Cover Me Up’ was written and originally recorded by country music artist Jason Isbell. Wallen covered the song and included it on his 2021 album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’. Isbell says he wrote the song about his wife.
The song was also covered by Zac Brown in 2017 but was not released as a single or included on any album. Wallen’s version of ‘Cover Me Up’ peaked at number15 on the Hot Country Songs chart and number 52 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. The single was certified double platinum with over two million copies sold.
Wallen co-wrote the song with Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally. Wallen originally performed the song ‘7 Summers’ on Instagram before reluctantly deciding to include it on his second album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’.
That decision turned out to be the right one as it reached the top spot on the Hot Country Songs chart and rose all the way to number six on the Hot 100 overall chart. Fans also got a treat when Wallen performed ‘7 Summers’ during his appearance on Saturday Night Live.
‘7 Summers’ was certified double platinum with over two million copies sold.
Another entry from Wallen’s sophomore album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ is ‘Somebody’s Problem’. Released as a single in November 2020, the song was co-written by Wallen, Ernest K. Smith, Jacob Durrett, and Rodney Clawson.
‘Somebody’s Problem’ tells the story of a man spotting a beautiful woman and wondering about her past and that there must be a man somewhere missing her with a broken heart.
The song peaked at Number three on the Hot Country Songs chart and made the Top 25 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. The single was certified platinum by RIAA with over one million copies and downloads sold.
Still Goin’ Down
‘Still Goin’ Down’ is a tribute to small-town Saturday nights and country living. It was featured on Wallen’s second studio album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’.
Wallen co-wrote the song with Hardy and Ryan Vojtesak. The song peaked at number eight on the Hot Country Songs chart and number 45 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart.
‘Still Goin’ Down’ was certified platinum by RIAA with over one million copies and downloads sold.
‘865’ is another single from Wallen’s second album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ released in 2020. It was written by Blake Pendergrass and John Byron under the original title of ‘919’. Wallen changed the title to match the area code of East Tennessee where he grew up.
‘865’ is an ode to the small-town way of life that Wallen portrays and is at the heart of all of his music. He’s been quoted as saying that just hearing the numbers brings him back to his childhood and the memories he made in that small town and the surrounding area.
The song peaked at number 13 on the Hot Country Songs chart and number 46 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. It was certified Gold by RIAA with over half a million copies downloaded or sold.
Another hit song that Wallen teased on Instagram before releasing, ‘Warning’ laments all the bad decisions that you face in life and how different things could have turned out if only someone would have warned you first.
The song was written by Ashley Gorley, Ernest K. Smith, and Ryan Vojtesak and was included on Wallen’s second studio album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’.
‘Warning’ peaked at number ten on the Hot Country Songs chart and number 42 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. It was certified Gold by RIAA with over half a million copies sold or downloaded.
Wallen has had his share of publicly visible problems, including an arrest in downtown Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. That run-in with the law was the inspiration behind ‘Dangerous’, which Wallen co-wrote with Ernest K. Smith and included on the album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’.
‘Dangerous’ tells a story about Wallen possibly learning his lesson from that night and planning on just staying home and out of trouble tonight.
The song peaked at number 17 on the Hot Country Songs chart and number 62 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. It was certified Gold by RIAA with over half a million copies sold or downloaded.
Don’t Think Jesus
While most of Wallen’s more popular songs are about having fun with friends and small-town living, he occasionally releases a real tear-jerker. Such is the case with the ballad ‘Don’t Think Jesus’ released on Good Friday in 2022.
Wallen reportedly cried when he first heard the song that was co-written by Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander, and Mark Holman.
The song tells a story about a man with a history of alcohol abuse and mistreatment of women that has finally realized there is more to life. Wallen felt connected to the song as he felt similar feelings about his past problems with alcohol.
‘Don’t Think Jesus’ made it to the top of the Hot Country Songs chart and number seven on the Hot 100 Billboard charts.
Thought You Should Know
Another heart-string-tugging ballad from Wallen is the 2022 promotional single ‘Thought You Should Know’. Wallen co-wrote the song with Miranda Lambert and Nicolle Galyon as a tribute to his mother Lesli.
In the song, Wallen describes growing out of his wild, irresponsible youth due to the upbringing and care of his mother. ‘Thought You Should Know’ was Wallen’s fourth song to debut at the top of the Hot Country Songs charts. The song peaked at number 12 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart as well.
The follow-up to ‘Thought You Should Know’, ‘You Proof’ replaced that song as the Number One song on the Hot Country Songs chart and marked the fifth Wallen song to accomplish that feat at its debut.
‘You Proof’ was co-written by Wallen, Ashley Gorley, Ernest K. Smith, and Charlie Handsome as the first single from his upcoming third studio album. The song is an acoustic number about trying to get over a bad relationship by drinking until he forgets her.
Not only did ‘You Proof’ debut at Number One on the Hot Country Songs chart, but it also made it to Number 10 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart.
Top Morgan Wallen Songs, Final Thoughts
That’s it for the best Morgan Wallen songs. Morgan Wallen is undoubtedly one of the biggest Country Music stars on the planet right now. With his steady stream of hits making its way to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it’s safe to say Wallen is making a name for himself across all music genres.
Wallen is currently working on his third studio album to follow up the multi-platinum sophomore album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’. With such a fast start to his career, the future is bright for the East Tennessee Native.