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Best Garth Brooks Songs - Top Garth Brooks Songs of All Time

Updated on December 5, 2014
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Garth Brooks

Born Troyal Garth Brooks on Feb. 7, 1962 in Tulsa Oklahoma. Brooks released his first album in 1989 and it peaked at number 2 on the US Country Album Chart. The Recording Industry Association of America stated that Brooks was the best selling solo artist of the 20th century in America. However, Brooks being proud of the announcement but humble, has said that he instead believes that Elvis Presley is the best selling solo artist. Brooks officially passed The Beatles in Jan. 2012 as the top selling act of the last 20 years, selling over 68.5 million units worldwide, which is almost five more million than The Beatles.

Listen to "We Shall Be Free"

# 15 We Shall Be Free

Released in 1992


One of Brooks' more politically laced songs. "We Shall Be Free" speaks of world hunger, racism, homophobia, homelessness, and freedom of religion. "We Shall Be Free" did not reach the top 10, however, it did reach number 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks.

Listen to "More Than A Memory"

# 14 More Than A Memory

Released in 2007


"More Than A Memory" was Brooks' 51st single. The single debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It is the only song that has debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Listen to "Wrapped Up in You"

# 13 Wrapped Up in You

Released in 2001


"Wrapped Up In You" reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

# 12 Rodeo

Released in 1991


"Rodeo" was his first single from his album "Ropin' the Wind." The single reached number 5 on the U.S. country charts. However, in Canada it was more popular and peaked at number 1.

# 11 Papa Loved Mama

Released in 1992


"Papa Loved Mama" reached number 3 on the Billboard Country Hits chart. The song speaks of a truck driver who is being cheated on by his wife. As revenge the trucker drives his truck into the motel room where the woman is being unfaithful and kills the woman and the trucker goes to jail. If you would like to listen to a sample of this song click on the link and then play the sample.

Listen to "If Tomorrow Never Comes"

# 10 If Tomorrow Never Comes

Released in 1989


This was Brooks' first number one single on the Billboard Country Singles chart. The video provided is a cover but it's a pretty good one.... It's very difficult to find Brooks' original recordings online. Brooks doesn't care for internet sites such as You Tube and I Tunes....

# 9 Ain't Going Down

Released in 1993


"Ain't Going Down" reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. To listen to a sample of this song click on the link and then play sample.

Listen to "The River"

# 8 The River

Released in 1991


"The River" became Brooks ninth number one hit on the Billboard Country charts. It was the fifth single off of Brooks' album "Ropin' the Wind."

Listen to "Shameless"

# 7 Shameless

Released in 1991


Originally released by Billy Joel in 1989, Brooks covered the song in 1991, Brooks' version reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.



# 6 The Dance

Released in 1990


"The Dance" was released towards the start of Brooks' career and was a worldwide hit. Brooks performed "The Dance" at the Nascar Awards Ceremony after the death of Dale Earnhardt. Brooks won Song of the Year and Video of the Year from the Academy of Country Music in 1990.

Listen to "To Make You Feel My Love"

# 5 To Make You Feel My Love

Released in 1998


"To Make You Feel My Love" appeared on the "Hope Floats" soundtrack. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.

# 4 Standing Outside the Fire

Released in 1993


This inspirational song and music video reached number 3 on the Billboard Country Charts.

Listen to "When You Come Back To Me"

# 3 When You Come Back To Me

Released in 2000


Off of Brooks' "Scarecrow" album, this song was on the soundtrack for the movie "Frequency." This song received a Golden Globe nomination but did not win. Brooks has said that this songs is about his mother and her death. Brooks has said that the lighthouse in the song is his mother.

# 2 The Thunder Rolls

Released in 1991


This was Brooks' sixth number one hit single. "The Thunder Rolls" is one of Brooks' most recognizable hit songs.

Listen to "Friends in Low Places"

# 1 Friends in Low Places

Released in 1990


"Friends in Low Places" spent four weeks at number one on the U.S. Country Singles Chart. It won single of the year from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

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