Over the last seven years, Dan + Shay has become one of the most popular country music acts. Earlier this year, the duo was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their megahit collab with Justin Bieber, “10000.” However, their journey to the top has been a rollercoaster. In the mid-2000s, before the band transitioned to country music, the duo were emo singers, with Dan performing for an emo band called Transition. On the other hand, Shay posted some throwback photos on his Twitter account, performing on stage, while donning a Houston Calls blacktop with a choker around his neck. Despite Dan + Shay transiting to country music, the duo still retains ties with emo music. The duo met in 2012 and started writing music one day after their meeting. Within a few months, the duo had gotten offers with Warner/Chappell Music. Their debut single, “19 You + Me,” was released to positive reviews by critics who praised the song for its emotions and warm details. In April 2014, Dan + Shay released their first album, Where It All Began, with the second track, “Show You Off,” being released on country radion on 12th May 2014. The duo also made their first appearance on Grand Ole Opry on 1st February 2014. Dan + Shay have also gone on several tours, including the We’re Not Invisible Tour, where they were the opening act for Hunter Hayes, and the 2014 Ten Times Crazier Tour where they opened for Blake Shelton. Four days after his wedding with Hailey Bieber, Dan + Shay collaborated with the Canadian singer. The track titled “10,000 Hours” was a massive commercial hit, making its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 4. This article will count down ten of the best Dan and Shay songs in descending order. Check out our list of their best songs and if you are in for some good vibes, listen to all of them.
10. Keeping Score ( feat Kelly Clarkson)
We should savor life’s special moments without wandering what the future has in store for us. The vocals in this track are absolutely amazing, and the melodies make this song a near-perfect collaboration between Dan + Shay and Kelly Clarkson. The track was released as a promotional song for the duo’s self-titled album. The track peaked at position 32 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs and has been certified gold in the US and Canada.
9. I Should Probably Go to Bed
Not much good happens after midnight. If it’s late in the night and you are probably thinking of going out for a drink or texting your ex, then you should listen to this song and “probably go to bed.” This song has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and it’s a great song to listen to immediately you get to bed.
8. How Not To
Breaking up with a loved one is such a tricky thing, especially when the emotions about your former love keep coming back. This mid-tempo country song is all about the struggles of moving on after a breakup. The song is quite beautiful, and the lyrics are relatable.
7. All to Myself
“All to Myself” is the third single from the duo’s 2018 self-titled album, Dan + Shay. The song is about wanting to love someone all by yourself, with the lyrics, “I want you all to myself, we don’t need anyone else.” The track peaked at the top position on the Billboard US Country Airplay Chart and the Billboard Canada Country tracks.
6. 19 You + Me
Although this track didn’t hit number one on the charts, it notched a record 59 adds in its first week at country radio, making it the most added country song of 2013. The song sold 720,00 units across the US by October 2014 and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
5. From the Ground Up
This is definitely one of those romantic country ballads that I would like to dance to on my wedding day. This track is about finding your soulmate and creating the life you have been dreaming of, which was inspired by the duo’s respective grandparents. As the duo described the song, it’s one of the most remarkable songs they have ever written.
4. Nothin’ Like You
“Nothin’ Like You” is one of the most significant songs in the career of Dan + Shay since it was their first number-one country song on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. The track, which was released in 2014, established the duo as one of the upcoming sweetest country bands. As of May 2016, the track had sold over 318,000 copies across the US and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
“Speechless” is another perfect wedding song from this incredible duo. This romantic ballad is well crafted, with the duo writing the song for their wives to tell them how they felt on their wedding days. Although the song was personal to their wives, it caught the attention of numerous listeners and is one of the most played wedding songs.
2. 10,000 Hours (feat Justin Bieber)
The number two song is another Grammy Award-winning song that featured Canadian musician Justin Bieber. The song made its debut on the US Billboard Hot 100 at position four, and it holds the record for the highest-charting, non-holiday song on the Billboard Streaming Songs Chart. The song has sold over 265,000 copies in the US and has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.
The number one song in our list of the best Dan + Shay songs is also accompanied by an equally impressive video that features a love story between a hiker and a skier who meet in a mountain range. The song features some beautiful vocals and amazing vocals that compliment the songwriting. The track won a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA.