Top 10 Chase Rice Songs

Chase Rice Songs

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Our Top 10 Chase Rice Songs list presents the best Chase Rice Songs like “Eyes on You,” “Lonely If You Are,” “Ready Set Roll,” and more. Born in Florida on September 19, 1985, but raised on a farm in Asheville, North Carolina, Chase Rice originally had the career goal of being a professional football player before an injury at the University of North Carolina shifted his gears into the direction of NASCAR shortly after graduation. While there, he was a member of Hendrick Motorsports’ pit crew. He worked on the cars belonging to Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson. As a driver, Rice won a pair of championships while he was on team Lowe’s.

Survivor

In 2010, during the season of Survivor: Nicaragua, Chase Rice was among the contestants that made it all the way to the final. Although he lost to Jud “Fabio” Birza in a tight jury vote, this wasn’t enough to hinder Rice’s career goal of becoming a recording artist in the country music genre. While he was still attending post-secondary education, Rice picked up the guitar and learned how to play it. For Rice, this was a valuable life experience that had him develop a little crush on his fellow contestant, Brenda Lowe, and a rivalry against Jud Birza. In 2015, CBS Watch Magazine commemorated the fifteenth anniversary of the Survivor series where Rice was voted as the tenth steamiest male contestant in the show’s history.

Singer-Songwriter

Aside from a potential football career that was cut off due to injury, Chase Rice also picked up the guitar, a gift he received from his father. For Rice, the inspiration to embark on a career as a country artist came from this, as well as his father’s advice to do more than just play the instrument. Friday Nights & Saturday Mornings was his first studio album that featured the song, “Larger Than Life.” It paid homage to his father, who passed away before the album’s April 22, 2010 release date. It was the first song he ever wrote.

In 2011, Rice released an EP, Country as Me, which featured his first hit single, “Buzz Back.” This was the same song he played during a reunion episode of Survivor. While he admitted playing the song on television may not have done anything to catapult his career, it was still a valuable experience worth noting. As a singer and songwriter, Chase Rice experienced a series of ups and downs in his career that included a departure from Columbia Records in 2017 to sign up with Broken Bow Records. It was while with BBR that the single, “Three Chords and the Truth” finally broke the four-year drought as a top twenty-five hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart for Chase Rice. It gave him the boost he needed to go on another run as a world-class country star. It was while with BBR that Rice realized his first number one hit, “Eyes on You.”

Beer Over Fear

In 2020, during the twenty-fourth season of The Bachelor, Chase Rice performed a private concert for the star of the show, Peter Weber, along with his date for the evening, Victoria Fuller. It was later revealed Fuller and Rice dated once upon a time previously. Later that same year, Rice performed at the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Petros, Tennesse, on June 27th. This was a concert that fans attended in an act of defiance against the COVID-19 safety recommendations that were in place at that time. When criticism came up about the event, Rice’s stance on the matter made it clear living in constant fear of something that’s beyond human control isn’t living at all. Since making this statement, Rice has earned himself a flurry of new fans who made it clear they’re in agreement. Before the year was over, he teamed up with Florida Georgia Line again, this time for “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.”

So far, Chase Rice has five studio albums to his credit, along with four EPs, and ten music videos. He’s released twelve singles where two of which have become number one hits. As a man who makes no apologies for who he is and what he stands for, he’s become a major fan favorite with an audience who sees more than just another status-quo country artist.

Top 10 Chase Rice Songs

#10 – Buzz Back

“Buzz Back” was the debut single Chase Rice released in 2010. This was during the same year he was one of the contestants on the reality television series, Survivor. While the single itself failed to chart, it showcased the beginning of a country star in the making. This catchy number focused on wanting to pick up from where last night’s party left off. This was a song all about good times and fast women wanting to simply enjoy themselves while the opportunity was still at hand. This was the perfect college song when it first came out and still makes a great college song today.

 

#9 – Three Chords & the Truth

On the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, “Three Chords & the Truth” became a number twenty-five hit. It peaked at number thirty-four on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Released in 2017 as the first single from the album, Lambs & Lions, this served as an eye-opening reality Chase Rice was in transition as a star that first catered to the whims of corporate music’s expectations into his own man as a recording artist.

While Ignite the Night did serve as the breakthrough Rice needed to become a recognized country music star, there was still something missing for Rice that couldn’t be achieved while still with Columbia Records. “Three Chords & the Truth” was a great breakout song for Rice as a solo artist who was also growing as a person, realizing how love and music go hand in hand in perfect harmony.

 

#8 – Ride (featuring Macy Maloy)

“Ride” was a song originally recorded in 2013 by rap artist, SoMo. For him, it became a big hit on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at number eleven. Chase Rice and Macy Maloy turned “Rice” into a soft and entertaining country number with their own version in 2014. On the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, it became a number thirty-eight hit. As a duet depicting Rice’s determination to please Maloy as the love interest in this single, there was a heartfelt sincerity in the lyrics that made this an easy fan favorite.

 

#7 – The High Life (featuring Colt Ford)

Chase Rice served as the guest vocalist to Colt Ford’s hit, “The High Life,” which was released as a single in 2014. Colt Ford is noted for the fusing of country and rap genres together in a manner that turned him into an elite recording star in the music industry. On the US Billboard Rap Digital Songs chart, “The High Life” became a number twenty hit. On the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, it peaked as high as number thirty-eight. Unconventional, yes, but “The High Life” is highly entertaining for country fans wanting something that takes a step away from the norm.

 

#6 – Gonna Wanna Tonight

From Chase Rice’s third studio album, Ignite the Night, “Gonna Wanna Tonight” was first released as a promotional single before being officially released on the radio in 2014. On the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, it peaked as high as number two. On the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, it became a number ten hit.

“Gonna Wanna Tonight” also became a crossover hit after it peaked at number sixty-seven on the US Billboard Hot 100. On the Canadian Country Tracks chart, it peaked at number sixteen. While “Ready Set Roll” was performed as a fast-paced tune, “Gonna Wanna Tonight” slows things down with a softer number that illustrated Chase Rice has more going for him as a musical artist than a series of songs that sound too much like each other.

 

#5 – Cruise (performed by Floria Georgia Line)

“Cruise” was the diamond-certified single Chase Rice co-wrote that was performed by Florida Georgia Line. Released as a single in 2012, “Cruise” became a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. While Rice wasn’t credited as the performer of this huge fan favorite, the contribution he made to this song served as an ode to the man’s talent as more than just a singer.

He, has, however, performed “Cruise” as a solo artist. While it may not share the chart-topping performance level as Flordia Georgia Line, it’s still worth the listen. Chase Rice’s performance was matched with the crowd singing along as a song meant to be enjoyed as a happy-go-lucky number. What makes good music great is the connection made between the artist and his fans who put the value of entertainment first.

 

#4 – Ready Set Roll

“Ready Set Roll” was the title track that was released from his 2013 EP. It was later featured on his 2014 album, Ignite the Night. This RIAA-certified platinum seller became Chase Rice’s biggest hit, which also served as his big breakthrough as a country artist that was more than just some steamy celebrity from a reality television show. Despite the mixed reactions “Ready Set Roll” received from critics, this became an incredibly popular song among fans. In the end, it’s their opinion that matters as they’re the ones who listen to and buy the music.

When the song debuted, it was already a crossover hit. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it managed to peak as high as number fifty-four. On the US Billboard Country Airplay chart and the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, “Ready Set Roll” became a number five hit. It was then certified platinum by the RIAA as of November 18, 2014. Designed as an aggressive fun song with classic cliches, “Ready Set Roll” did exactly as it was designed to do, which is to entertain without care if the lyrics are considered politically correct or not.

 

#3 – Lonely If You Are

“Lonely If You Are” became one of four singles released by Chase Rice that would become an RIAA-platinum seller. In 2019, it peaked at number twelve on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart and at number nineteen on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It also managed to make an appearance on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-one, as well as on Canada’s County Tracks chart at number forty-eight. In a song that told the special woman in his life he’ll be there when loneliness kicks in, this served as a promotional number for the January 27, 2020 episode of The Bachelor. This was the episode that featured Victoria Fuller as Peter Weber’s date. When it was learned Fuller and Rice dated once upon a time, there was an assumption the song was written about her.

This was denied by Rice, who was furious with the producers of the show for suggesting there was more to his relationship with Fuller. The two only dated once. When Rice performed this “Lonely If You Are” as a private concert on the show, he was led to believe it was to promote his single. The content of the song suggested Rice would wait patiently for his love interest that was featured in the song. It was made clear Victoria Fuller was not that love interest as the tabloids wanted fans to believe.

 

#2 – Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen. (featuring Florida Georgia Line)

Collaborating with Florida Georgia Line, Chase Rice performed “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” as a single that was released in 2021 from Rice’s fifth studio recording, The Album. This was the first time the two friends worked together since the incredibly successful “Cruise” single. This was a song written between the two before the COVID-19 pandemic would disrupt lives at such a profound level. According to Rice, it was as if God himself was intervening in the song as a way to point out that something big was about to happen.

Hints of Chase Rice’s belief in God have appeared on a few occasions in his recorded material and why he has such a strong connection to country music fans who also happen to be bible believers. On the official country music chart belonging to Canada, it became a number one hit. This was also the case on the US Country Airplay chart. On the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, it peaked as high as number three. “Drinkin’ Beer” was also a number twenty-four hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. Even in Australia, at number eleven, “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” was regarded as a country gospel-style fan favorite too.

 

#1 – Eyes on You

“Eyes on You” became Chase Rice’s first number one hit single after it was released in 2018. It also remains his most successful single to date. It was the second song released from his second studio album, Lambs & Lions. The musical sharing of an experience Rice had while in Hawaii with a lover that had his eyes on her makes the perfect chemistry to write a bestselling romance novel. Rice admitted as a songwriter, that it was one of the biggest songs he ever wrote.

The desire for that perfect connection between two lovers deserves nothing less than a love song of epic proportions. On the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, this is where “Eyes on You” peaked at number one. On the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, it climbed as high as number three. It even made charted as high as number thirty-eight on the US Billboard Hot 100. In Canada, it was a number ten hit on its Country Tracks chart. “Eyes on You” has also become Rice’s best-selling single, achieving a double-platinum status with the RIAA.

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