OFFSTAGE: The 31 Country Songs on Billboard‘s American Idol List

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It’s been 11 years since we’ve gotten to know and love American Idol and its contestants. Especially the country ones. So when Billboard put together this list of the Top 100 songs by Idol finalists , based on the chart performance on the Hot 100, I took a long, hard look and pulled out my favorite songs. And to absolutely no one’s surprise, they are all country. They are almost all from Carrie Underwood , but there are a few surprises on the list, too. Like Josh Gracin . Here are the 31 country songs, in countdown order based on their rank on the original list.

99. “Like My Mother Does,” Lauren Alaina
97. “Home Sweet Home,” Underwood
91. “Red High Heels,” Kellie Pickler
81. “The Trouble With Girls,” Scotty McCreery
80. “Two Black Cadillacs,” Underwood
78. “A Different World,” Bucky Covington
76. “I Want to Live,” Gracin
75. “Stay With Me (Brass Bed),” Josh Gracin
73. “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” Underwood
72. “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood
71. “Because of You,” Reba McEntire with Kelly Clarkson
69. “I Love You This Big,” McCreery
68. “Temporary Home,” Underwood
65. “Nothin’ to Lose,” Gracin
58. “Best Days of Your Life,” Pickler
57. “Wasted,” Underwood
53. “All-American Girl,” Underwood
52. “Last Name,” Underwood
50. “Just a Dream,” Underwood
48. “I Told You So,” Underwood with Randy Travis
47. “I’ll Stand by You,” Underwood
43. “Undo It,” Underwood
42. “So Small,” Underwood
40. “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean with Clarkson
39. “Good Girl,” Underwood
37. “Remind Me,” Brad Paisley with Underwood
36. “Blown Away,” Underwood
32. “Cowboy Casanova,” Underwood
31. “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” Underwood

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.