Lowkey Country Bangers

When You're in the Mood for in Between Hype and Sad

Sometimes you're driving along, and you're feeling super happy. You want to get hyped by the music that's blasting from the aux cord. Other times, you're in the mood to be slow and sad. Whether it's the car, the porch, or at work, we can't always be listening to pop or depressing songs. 


Well this is a list of the top ten country songs for the in between mood. The feeling when you're happy, but trying to be meaningful. That feeling when you are trying to be sad, but can't fully commit. Country music is globally bashed for using the same stereotypical themes. But let's be real. Country music is catchy, easy to sing to, and gets us all in the feels. These ten songs are drinking, singing, and dancing. Who doesn't want to do all that?

10. 'Drinkin' Problem' by Midland ('On the Rocks')

Midland produced this album in September 2017, and it's only been uphill for them since then. The three members, Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson formed the group in 2016. This song fits their neotraditionalist vibe very well, and helped shoot them to stardom. You can't help but sing along to this relatable tune. Turn it on in the bar and you'll get all the boozers crooning.

9. 'Heartache on the Dance Floor' by Jon Pardi ('California Sunrise')

Jon Pardi did not know what he was doing when he released this album. "California Sunrise" was released in June 2016 and ever since then collegiate women have not known how to act. This album included other bangers such as "Head Over Boots" and "Dirt On My Boots". This song is for grooving and moving, and guaranteed to get a group of girls singing. 

8. 'Hurricane' by Luke Combs ('This One's For You')

Luke Combs is a success story all on his own. He has only released one studio album and is already taking over the country radio. This One's For You was released in June 2017, with "Hurricane" being his first released single. In 2015 it sold over 15,000 copies in the first week. Luke Combs hails from North Carolina, where he went to Appalachian State University. He ended up dropping out his fourth year of college to pursue his music career. What a great choice!

7. 'Play it Again' by Luke Bryan ('Crash My Party')

"Play it Again" is the perfect example of an in between moods kind of song. It's catchy, with a positive motif, but not super upbeat music wise. Luke Bryan's deep voice layered with the heavy piano is a match made in heaven. The Georgia native is no stranger to the spot light, with over seven albums in the books. 

6. 'Head Over Boots' by Jon Pardi ('California Sunrise')

This song is for slow dancing with that one special person and feeling the world spin around you. It's repetitive and easy to get everyone to belt the lyrics at the top of their lungs. A true bop. Jon Pardi knows how to get everyone in their feels. 

5. 'Stay A Little Longer' by Brothers Osbourne ('Pawn Shop')

These two brothers, TJ and John, are an "earthy, passionate, country-rock duo." "Stay A Little Longer" was a top 5 country airwave hit in 2016, and lead the release of their debut album. The Maryland born brothers sing with deep, rough voices and plenty of instrumental parts to rock out to. This song is about denying love but portrays it in a sing-song way. Easy to jam out to in the car. 


4. 'All The Pretty Girls' by Kenny Chesney ('Cosmic Hallelujah')

Kenny Chesney is one of the biggest names in country. He can make you cry, make you call your ex, and get you on your feet. This summertime tune is all about messy summer love. Arguably one of his best songs, "All The Pretty Girls" comes from the Cosmic Hallelujah album; which debuted in October 2016. Kenny Chesney is known for his philanthropic efforts and constant touring. 

3. 'Tennessee Whiskey' by Chris Stapleton ('Traveller')

"Tennessee Whiskey" is undoubtedly a slow jam, but it is really meaningful. Chris Stapleton is a world renowned song writer and country artist. This song is energized by a slow, steady beat that makes you want to sway around the room in a circle. The guitar solo roots this song in the number two spot. 

2. 'Burn Out by Midland' (On the Rocks)

Midland killed it with this song. "Burn Out" is the perfect tune to sing on the way home from a long day of work. The lyrics are soul searching and weepy, but played in a strong, powerful way. The layered voices create a rich, reverberating chorus that is reflected in the music video. 

1. 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' by John Denver ('Poems, Prayers, and Promises')

The official anthem of West Virginia University, this song is deemed John Denver's signature song. Although there is controversy surrounding the actual location the song is sung about, West Virginia claims this jam. It is the best song in the world. Sorry, I don't make the rules. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is a bop and rightfully so. The lyrics about beautiful lands and guitar string plucks pair to create the perfect example of an in between the moods song. Whenever you hear the words "almost heaven," every fiber in your body is inclined to sing.   John Denver crafted a lasting legacy of folksy music that is unparalleled in today's society.