21 of Morgan Wallen’s Best Songs

Morgan Wallen has quickly become a namesake in country music. His career began in 2016 with the release of his first EP, and then the release of his first full-length album came out in 2018. His songs and lyrics resonated with country music fans and even those who don’t usually listen to country music. 

Wallen released his newest album in 2021, with TikTok making many of his songs larger than life. Selected from his plethora of number one hits, here are some of Morgan Wallen’s best songs. 

“More Than My HomeTown”

Popularized by a TikTok trend, “More Than My Hometown” has become a massive hit among music lovers. Morgan sings about the girl he loves and how great their relationship is but ultimately, his love for his hometown will never match his love for her. 

While kind of a blow to the woman, this song will resonate with anyone who is in love with where they grew up. Even if you can’t relate, you can’t deny how catchy the tune and lyrics are. 


“Whiskey Glasses”

Everyone’s been through a breakup. No matter how messy or seamless the breakup is, it can still be an emotional experience for both people involved. Morgan Wallen’s song “Whiskey Glasses” talks about how getting over someone can be incredibly painful and challenging. 

The lyrics talk about how Morgan Wallen’s drowning his sorrows in a glass of whiskey to forget all the pain from the relationship and breakup. It’s a sad song about wanting to stay under the influence so he can’t feel a thing. 


“The Way I Talk”

Anyone who grew up in the South with a Southern accent will relate to this song more than likely. Some people make fun of Southern accents because people with them say things “funny,” but Morgan Wallen took to songwriting to express why he talks the way he talks. 

The lyrics are heartwarming, talking about how he sounds like his dad, doesn’t cuss around his mom, and uses slang words and phrases many people probably haven’t heard. 


“Up Down”

Many of Morgan Wallen’s songs are ballads and heartwarming yet upbeat country songs, but “Up Down” is arguably the first and best party anthems he released. Florida Georgia Line is featured on the track, but it’s still a Morgan Wallen song. 

This party anthem talks about drinking and listening to good music with friends. Whether it’s in a backyard, cruising down backroads, or anywhere else. It’s a great party song to play at really any occasion. As the lyrics say, you’ll feel like living it up whenever this comes on.


“Country A$$ Shit”

“Country A$$ Shit” is one of Morgan Wallen’s top five songs. This Morgan Wallen song is one to jam with friends while doing country stuff. The song is all about not wanting to go to work, do the mundane things in life, think about relationships, and more. 

The country stuff Morgan Wallen sings about in “Country A$$ Shit” includes fishing, drinking cold beer, wearing blue jeans, boating on a pontoon boat, and playing guitar. 


“7 Summers”

Almost everyone has someone they consider the one that got away, and this Morgan Wallen song hits the nail on the head. Wallen sings about a girl he spent his summer with seven summers ago and wondering where she’s at now. 

He imagines she’s moved further South where it’s summer for longer, getting married, having kids, and living a great life. As the lyrics progress, you’ll feel it pull on your heartstrings if you’ve ever been in a similar situation. 


“Chasin’ You”

One of the best Morgan Wallen love songs is actually a little heartbreaking. “Chasin’ You” is all about a woman who isn’t in his life anymore, but he’s still chasing her. The lyrics are beautiful and talk about a passionate relationship that’s no more. 

What makes it heartbreaking is the one line about how he’s holding someone new, but he’s still chasing “you.” It’ll tear at your heartstrings a bit, but it’s still a great song.


“Thought You Should Know”

We love this song by Morgan Wallen. This beautiful song is a letter to his mom, filling her in on everything in his life. For anyone who has a child, this song will resonate deeply. It’s also a great song if you’re the child running off chasing your dreams, but you miss your mom.

Some lyrics include talking about how he’s still her only son and that all her prayers must’ve gotten through because he’s living a great life. 


“You Proof”

If you’re wondering what song made Morgan Wallen famous outside of the country music scene, it’s this one. “You Proof” is popular on TikTok, and the lyrics are fantastic. It’s another country breakup anthem, talking about how drinking is helping drown his sorrows. 

The song references how alcohol has different proofs determining how strong they are. He sings about how to get over this girl and how he will need something even more potent than he’s used to, aka “something you proof.”


“Somebody’s Problem”

Last but not least, we have “Somebody’s Problem.” It’s a good song but not our favorite on the list. But, just because it isn’t our favorite makes it less popular. The lyrics tell a story about being at a party and someone looking to pick up a girl. 

Wallen sings about how they can’t find her, and she’s somebody’s problem, but at some point, somebody’s problem will be his. It’s not just about taking a girl home after a night out, but about how she’s the girl you change your life for.


“865”

Wallen sings about drunk calling an ex in this wistful heartbreak anthem. “I know I told you I wouldn’t call and I tried/But this bottle tastes like 865,” he sings, referencing her area code. He puts the listener in the relatable situation of being a little tipsy and vulnerable, and the bad decisions that can occur.

865 is the area code for Knoxville, Tennessee. The original song, written by Blake Pendergrass and John Byron, uses the area code ‘919’ – Wallen changed it to a Knoxville number as that area code felt more personal and nostalgic to him. Wallen doesn’t just sing about his ex-girlfriend’s area code, but her full number: 865 409-1021. The number was chosen randomly, but these digits will actually connect you with a real company called U.S. TelePunch.


“Dangerous”

Wallen pens an honest, open letter to himself in the upbeat title track of his second studio album. After being arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, he made the decision to reflect on the way he acts when he’s had a drink. He’s no longer going to head to a bar in the evenings, but have a quiet night in by himself. “I think I’m gonna stay right here tonight, cos I can be dangerous,” he sings. Although the song is inspired by real events, Wallen references a fictional romance in the lyrics in an effort to make the track more “relatable”.


“Days That End In Why”

This reflective ballad sees Wallen wondering why his relationship ended. Although her mind was made up when she left, he can’t quite see how his lover came to the decision to part ways. A clue might be Wallen’s frequent references to his drinking, but just Wallen, we’ll never know exactly why his girlfriend chose to break up with him. He’s left wondering through all the days that end in ‘y’ – which is to say, all of them.


“Everything I Love”

This rueful post-breakup track tackles an incredibly relatable situation. When you’re with someone, you want to introduce them to all the things that you love. However, when they leave, it can taint some of the things that up until now brought you comfort and enjoyment. This is the situation that Wallen finds himself in in “Everything I Love” – he can’t believe he took this girl to his hometown or drove her round in his Silverado. Now he won’t be able to stop seeing her everywhere he goes.

“Everything I Love” references another country classic – the pair sing along to “Midnight Rider” by the Allman Brother’s Band in his Silverado. The nod to the Allman Brothers track is appropriate, as ‘Everything I Love’ has 70s influences not typical of the rest of Wallen’s discography.


“I Wrote The Book”

In “I Wrote The Book”, Wallen looks inward and examines both the good and bad qualities of his character. Whilst Wallen knows a lot about country living – from taking the boat out to backing a truck up to catching hogs – there’s gaps in his knowledge, specifically where his faith and relationships are concerned. Wallen decides maybe it’s time to turn his attention to patching these gaps.


“Last Night”

“Last Night” is a rare love song for Wallen, who has become known for his heartbreak tracks. However, the love story depicted in this song isn’t plain sailing. Drinking is causing some problems for this couple who can’t seem to keep from fighting when they share a bottle of whiskey. However, Wallen knows this won’t be the last night it happens – and it also won’t be the last night they’re together.

“Last Night” was a successful track for Wallen, landing him in the Top 3 of the country charts for the second time in his career.


“Livin’ The Dream”

According to Wallen, fame isn’t all he thought it might be. “Mama don’t pray for my success anymore,” he sings in the opening line of “Livin’ The Dream.” Touring isn’t seeing the world when he’s staring at it through a window, and between playing and partying he isn’t getting any rest. Whilst others might think it looks like he’s living the rock star dream, the reality of it isn’t something that Wallen would recommend. Actually, he candidly confesses that it’s killing him.


“One Thing At A Time”

Wallen’s been trying hard to make a change in this upbeat track, but it doesn’t seem to have had the effects he wanted. After giving up all his vices for his girlfriend, he’s found himself left alone anyway. In order to get through the break-up, he’s decided he’s only quitting one thing at a time – her. Cutting out the alcohol, pills and cigarettes will come at a later date. “One Thing At A Time” is the title track of Wallen’s third studio album.


“Only Thing That’s Gone” (ft. Chris Stapleton)

A heartbroken Wallen finds himself drinking at a bar in this melancholy track. Asking the bartender to pour him another, he reveals why he’s so keen to get another glass in his hand – “Cos buddy, my last drink ain’t the only thing that’s gone”. Chris Stapleton joins Wallen in his misery, singing backing vocals on the chorus and adding his voice to the second verse.


“This Bar”

A surprise release from Wallen, “This Bar” sees the singer getting nostalgic about his hometown bar. Sat at his table, he thinks back on all the nights he spent there, making new friends, messing up and getting older. When he released the track, Wallen expressed a wish that it would make his audience think back with a smile on their days spent in their own local watering holes.


“Warning”

Many of us have relationships that we look back on with regret. Wallen discusses one such situation in ‘Warning’, telling the listener about a night spent getting to know a girl who turned out to be nothing but trouble. If there had only been a warning somewhere, he might have been spared the heartbreak. Unfortunately, no one was around to save him from his mistake.  


Final Thoughts

Morgan Wallen is known for creating excellent country music, from ballads to upbeat hits. So next time you’re in charge of the playlist or are craving some country music, give one or more of his best songs a listen.

Writer

Caitlin Devlin is a music, entertainment and lifestyle writer based in London. When she’s not creating playlists for Repeat Replay, she’s reviewing gigs and interviewing artists for Ticketmaster UK and thinking about what her Spotify Wrapped will look like this year.

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