Josh Turner is a country and gospel singer who began his career in 2001. However, he only signed with MCA Nashville Records in 2003, and that was when he released his debut album, ‘Long Black Train,’ which was certified Platinum. Since he began his career, Josh Turner has released eight studio albums, two live albums, a compilation album, and 17 singles, four of which have reached number one on the US country singles chart. Here are the 10 best Josh Turner songs of all time.
10. She’ll Go on You (2002)
Country Than Daily lists ‘She’ll Go On You’ as one of Josh Turner’s best songs of all times. It was the first single he released in 2002 and is featured on his debut album ‘Long Black Train.’ Like many debut singles, it was not a commercial success for Josh Turner as he was unknown at that time. However, many fans of the country singer believe that his earliest song is also one of his best.
9. Another Try (2008)
‘Another Try’ was the second single released from the album ‘Everything Is Fine.’ The Song was written by Jeremy Spillman and Chris Stapleton, and the track featured harmony vocals by Trisha Yearwood. It is a country ballad about a man’s desire to undo his past actions and win back his lover. The song reached number 15 on the country charts in the United States.
8. Long Black Train (2003)
‘Long Black Train’ was a 2003 single from the album of the same name, and it was the second single Turner released from that album. It was the first of Turner’s singles to be certified Platinum. It reached number 13 on the country charts and number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. Josh Turner wrote this song himself, and the singer said that he was inspired by seeing a train and realizing it was a metaphor for temptation.
7. Hometown Girl (2016)
Turner’s sixth studio album ‘Deep South’ was released in 2016, and ‘Hometown Girl’ was the second single released from the album. Although the song only reached number five on the country charts, it peaked at number two on the US Country Airplay chart. It was also a top ten hit in Canada and was certified Platinum in the United States. Marc Beeson and Daniel Tashian wrote this song, and the accompanying music video was directed by Michael Monaco.
6. Firecracker (2007)
‘Firecracker’ was certified Gold, and it peaked at number two on the country charts in the United States. It was also a top ten hit on the country charts in Canada, as it reached number eight on the charts. The song was released in 2007 as the first single from Turner’s third studio album ‘Everything Is Fine.’ Josh Turner co-wrote this song with Shawn Camp and Pat McLaughlin. The lyrics compare the intensity of emotions a man feels about his lover to a firecracker explosion. In the music video that accompanied the single, there are scenes of Josh Turner playing the song live, mixed in with being served by a girl in a fireworks outlet. It was directed by Peter Zavadil and shot in Tennessee and South Pittsburgh.
5. Time Is Love (2012)
Reaching number two on the country charts in the United States and being certified Platinum, ‘Time Is Love’ is one of Josh Turner’s most successful songs. It was the first single released from Turner’s sixth studio album, ‘Punchbag,’ in 2012. The song was co-written by Tony Martin, Mark Nesler, and Tom Shapiro. It is a moderate up-tempo song about a man wishing he was home with his woman rather than being at work.
4. Your Man (2005)
‘Your Man’ was Josh Turner’s first number one on the country charts in the United States and his first single to be certified triple Platinum. It was the first single released from the 2005 album of the same name. The song was co-written by Chris Stapleton, Chris DuBois, and Jace Everett. Stapleton and DuBois won the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Awards for the song, while Everett won a Broadcast Music Incorporated Award.
3. All Over Me (2010)
‘All Over Me’ was Josh Turner’s fourth number-one hit on the country charts. It was released in 2010 and featured on his fourth album, ‘Haywire.’ The song was written by The Peach Pickers, who consist of Rhett Atkins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip. According to Atkins, the song is about the weather being nice and heading out to spend the day with a loved one on the river or lake.
2. Would You Go with Me (2006)
Released in 2006, ‘Would You Go with Me’ was Turner’s second country music chart-topping hit in the United States, and it peaked at number five on the Canada country music chart. This song, which was written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill, was certified as double Platinum. The track featured on Turner’s second album, ‘Your Man.’
1. Why Don’t We Just Dance (2009)
According to Taste of Country, the best Josh Turner song of all time is ‘Why Don’t We Just Dance.’ It was Josh Turner’s tenth single and his third to top the US country singles charts. However, it was his most commercially successful song as it also topped the country music chart in Canada. Furthermore, it was Turner’s biggest success on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 35. The song was certified double Platinum in the United States. The song was the first single Turner released from his fourth studio album ‘Haywire.’