Sam Hunt’s “Take Your Time” Ranks as 2015’s Hottest Country Song; “Girl Crush” Follows

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Sam Hunt’s smash “Take Your Time” grabs the top spot on Billboard’s year-end Hot Country Songs chart.

The listing, which ranks songs based on their weekly “chart performance between the Dec. 6, 2014 and Nov. 28, 2015 charts,” deems Hunt’s single the hottest country song of 2015.

“Take Your Time” is one of two Hunt songs in the year-end Top 5. His follow-up single “House Party” is #3.

Positioned between the two — at #2 — is Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.”

“Kick The Dust Up,” the lead single from Luke Bryan’s “Kill The Lights,” takes #4 on the annual chart, while Thomas Rhett’s “Crash and Burn” is #5.

The year-end Top 40:

1) Take Your Time – Sam Hunt
2) Girl Crush – Little Big Town
3) House Party – Sam Hunt
4) Kick The Dust Up – Luke Bryan
5) Crash And Burn – Thomas Rhett
6) Sangria – Blake Shelton
7) Homegrown – Zac Brown Band
8) Buy Me A Boat – Chris Janson
9) John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 – Keith Urban
10) Like A Wrecking Ball – Eric Church
11) Break Up With Him – Old Dominion
12) Strip It Down – Luke Bryan
13) I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young
14) Lose My Mind – Brett Eldredge
15) Drinking Class – Lee Brice
16) Loving You Easy – Zac Brown Band
17) Love You Like That – Canaan Smith
18) I See You – Luke Bryan
19) Burning House – Cam
20) Smoke – A Thousand Horses
21) Sippin’ On Fire – Florida Georgia Line
22) Little Toy Guns – Carrie Underwood
23) Let Me See Ya Girl – Cole Swindell
24) Tonight Looks Good On You – Jason Aldean
25) Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton ft. Ashley Monroe
26) Save It For A Rainy Day – Kenny Chesney
27) Love Me Like You Mean It – Kelsea Ballerini
28) Kiss You In The Morning – Michael Ray
29) One Hell of an Amen – Brantley Gilbert
30) A Guy Walks Into A Bar – Tyler Farr
31) Nothin’ Like You – Dan + Shay
32) Hell Of A Night – Dustin Lynch
33) Don’t It – Billy Currington
34) Ain’t Worth The Whiskey – Cole Swindell
35) Sun Daze – Florida Georgia Line
36) Something In The Water – Carrie Underwood
37) Say You Do – Dierks Bentley
38) Anything Goes – Florida Georgia Line
39) Lonely Eyes – Chris Young
40) Shotgun Rider – Tim McGraw

Written by Brian Cantor

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