The best-selling country songs of 2016 come from superstar acts like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, but also newcomers like Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton. This list of the Top 40 digital songs of the year is ranked by who sold the most singles on services like iTunes.

Our Top 40 list is based on Billboard's list of the top digital country songs of 2016. Every download between January and December counts, meaning the fans truly decided the year's top songs. Three songs made both the 2015 and 2016 list, including Little Big Town's "Girl Crush," which was a runaway No. 1 last year. In addition Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man" and Cam's "Burning House" racked up major sales in both years.

Releasing a song early gives an artist an advantage. However, the top song on this best-selling list wasn't released until April, proving that a great song can catch up quickly. Tim McGraw, Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley find room inside the Top 10. Artists like Rhett and Luke Bryan have multiple songs on our list.

What was your favorite song from 2016? Taste of Country chose our top 10, figuring in critic and fan opinion and radio success with sales numbers. Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color" may rank 21 on the top selling songs of the year, but it's No. 2 on our list. McGraw does well on both. It's difficult to argue "Humble and Kind" was not one of the most important songs of the year.

Scroll through, listen to a few songs you forgot about and decide if you agree or disagree with America's choice for the No. 1 country song. As always, we welcome your opinions in the comments section below.

  • 40


    Chris Lane
  • 39

    "Forever Country"

    Various Artists
  • 38

    "Wasted Time"

    Keith Urban
  • 37

    "She's Got a Way With Words"

    Blake Shelton
  • 36

    "Middle of a Memory"

    Cole Swindell
  • 35

    "I Like the Sound of That"

    Rascal Flatts
  • 34

    "May We All"

    Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Tim McGraw)
  • 33


    Carrie Underwood
  • 32

    "Beautiful Drug"

    Zac Brown Band
  • 31


    Florida Georgia Line
  • 30

    "Girl Crush"

    Little Big Town
  • 29

    "Make You Miss Me"

    Sam Hunt
  • 28

    "American Country Love Song"

    Jake Owen
  • 27

    "Nobody To Blame"

    Chris Stapleton
  • 26


    Old Dominion
  • 25

    "Church Bells"

    Carrie Underwood
  • 24

    "Lights Come On"

    Jason Aldean
  • 23

    "Drunk On Your Love"

    Brett Eldredge
  • 22

    "Record Year"

    Eric Church
  • 21

    "Blue Ain't Your Color"

    Keith Urban
  • 20

    "Different for Girls"

    Dierks Bentley (Feat. Elle King)
  • 19

    "Home Alone Tonight"

    Luke Bryan (Feat. Karen Fairchild)
  • 18


    Miranda Lambert
  • 17

    "Think of You"

    Chris Young (Feat. Cassadee Pope)
  • 16

    "Huntin' Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day"

    Luke Bryan
  • 15

    "Burning House"

  • 14

    "Came Here to Forget"

    Blake Shelton
  • 13


    Thomas Rhett
  • 12

    "Setting the World On Fire"

    Kenny Chesney (Feat. Pink)
  • 11

    "Peter Pan"

    Kelsea Ballerini
  • 10

    "From the Ground Up"

    Dan + Shay
  • 9

    "Head Over Boots"

    Jon Pardi
  • 8

    "Tennessee Whiskey"

    Chris Stapleton
  • 7

    "Somewhere On a Beach"

    Dierks Bentley
  • 6

    "Break Up In a Small Town"

    Sam Hunt
  • 5

    "You Should Be Here"

    Cole Swindell
  • 4

    "My Church"

    Maren Morris
  • 3

    "Humble and Kind"

    Tim McGraw
  • 2

    "Die a Happy Man"

    Thomas Rhett
  • 1


    Florida Georgia Line

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