Top 10 Rascal Flatts Songs

Rascal Flatts Songs

Our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list looks at the music of a great country rock band that began playing together at the turn of the century. The group hails from the city of Columbus in the heartland of Ohio. Rascal Flatts released their first album in the year 2000 entitled Rascal Flatts. As we all happily discovered when the 20th century turned into the 21st, computer systems did not fail and life went on, we all greeted the arrival of this great new band and the wonderful music they would release over the next twenty plus years. After the release of their debut album in 2020, the Rascal Flatts would return with their sophomore record entitled Melt in 2002. The group would continue to release many albums in the 2000s with Feels Like Today being released in 2004, Me and My Gang issued in 2006, Still Feels Good was released in 2007 and Unstoppable was issued in 2009 to close out the 2000s.

The 2010s began with the album entitled Nothing Like This which was followed by  Changed in 2012, Rewind in 2014, The Greatest Gift of All in 2016 and Back to Us in 2017. Throughout their fabulous career Rascal Flatts have released forty four singles. They celebrated sixteen number one singles on the Billboard Country Music charts while becoming one of the most loved country rock bands in the history of popular music.

# 10 – What Hurts The Most

We open up our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list with the groups harrowing single entitled “What Hurts The Most.” This is a tough one to listen too for many people for so many reasons. Does it offer a healing experience or does listening to the song just makes the pain worse?  The video is tough to watch. The song “What Hurts The Most,” was released on the album entitled Me and My Gang.  It was the first single released from the album. The album was released in 2006. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number six.  The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number one. The song was composed by Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson.

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# 9 – Prayin’ for Daylight

There’s nothing like a great a cappella opening to a rock and country song like the one here entitled “Prayin’ for Daylight.” The band sounds so good on this one. It’s an amazing track about just trying to get over heartache while begging for his woman to come back. This was the Rascal Flatts debut single released in 2000 on their album entitled Rascal Flatts. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number three. The song was a  top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty eight. The song “Prayin’ for Daylight,” was composed by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles.

# 8 – These Days

You can tell this one is special from the song’s opening guitar licks as those beautiful strings start to wrap around the melody. This is not the same song as Dan Fogelberg’s famous song entitled “These Days.” This is a brand new song released by the Rascal Flatts back in 2002 and it’s just simply gorgeous. It’s a song about looking back dreaming about the one that got away, and those songs my friend sare usually the toughest wants to listen to.  The song was released on the album entitled Melt. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. The song was also a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty three. The song was composed by Jeffrey Steele, Steve Robson and Danny Wells,

# 7 – Here Comes Goodbye

Boy these guys really cut through your heart with their intense emotional songs. In the number seven position on our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list is the song entitled “Here Comes Goodbye.” Released on the album entitled Unstoppable, the song “Here Comes Goodbye,” would become yet another number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts. The song also was a top 20 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number eleven. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number four.  The Grammy Award nominated song “Here Comes Goodbye,” was composed by Clint Lagerberg and Chris Sligh.

# 6 – My Wish

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list we present the beautiful song “My Wish.” This song always reminded me of the classic song by Lee Ann Womack called “I hope You Dance.” It  the same meaning behind the song. The song was released on the album entitled Me and My Gang. The album was released in 2006  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. It’s amazing how many number one singles these guys had. The song was composed by Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson.

# 5 – Take Me There

At the halfway point on our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list is the mid tempo grooving song entitled “Take Me There.” The song was issued on the album entitled Still Feels Good. The album was released in 2007. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number nineteen  The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number three.  The song was composed by Kenny Chesney, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher.

# 4 – I’m Movin’ On

At the number four spot on our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list we present the stirring  ballad entitled “I’m Movin’ On.” The song was released on the album entitled Rascal Flatts. The album was released in 2001. It was the fourth single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number four. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number forty four. The song was composed by Phillip White and D. Vincent Williams.

# 3 – Fast Cars and Freedom

Moving along on our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list we present the rocking intense song entitled “Fast Cars and Freedom.” The song was released on the album entitled Feels Like Today. The album was released in 2004. It was the third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty eight.  The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number two.

# 2 – Bless The Broken Road

Just of the headlining spot on our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list we take in the breathtaking song entitled “Bless The Broken Road.” The Grammy Award Winning song was released on the album entitled Feels Like Today. The album was released in 2004. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one.  The song “Bless The Broken Road.” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty nine. “Bless The Broken Road,” also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number one. The song “Bless The Broken Road” was composed by Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna.

# 1 – Life Is A Highway

We wrap up our top 10 Rascal Flatts songs list with the classic Tom Cochrane song entitled “Life Is A Highway.” This song was a monster hit when it was first released by Tom Cochrane in 1991. The song went straight to number one in Canada in 1992 and was a top 10 hit in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number six. With a song that had so much success it seemed, a band might not want to attempt to record a new version of it. Nonetheless, the Rascal Flatts recorded their version of the song in 2006 for the animated film Cars. The group had another hit with the song as it reached all the way up to the number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 making it our favorite Rascal Flatts song.

Photo: Joe Bielawa from MInneapolis, USA, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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