Of course this list could not be complete without the biggest radio hit of the year (if not the decade). Widely labeled as “country rap”, the hit mixes genres and styles, creating a unique and catchy sound. The song initially gained popularity on the social app TikTok, and Lis Nas X later recorded a remix with country singer Billy Ray Cyrus – that’s when the sound really broke the internet. The song was involved in some controversy – it reached 19th on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, but was later disqualified on the grounds that it was not a true country song.
“Old Town Road”, Lis Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus (10/20)