Before Justin Moore released “Small Town USA” in 2009, there’s a good chance you didn’t know who he was. Fast forward years later and Justin Moore songs are very popular among country fans, varying between gentle love songs to small town country anthems to get your Saturday night going. We’ve included the 12 best Justin Moore songs from all of his albums on this list, chronicling the beginning of his career all the way up to present day.
We know there are more than 12 awesome Justin Moore songs, so we want you to leave a comment about what your favorite Justin Moore song is. Check out some of our other country top 10 lists too, like the best songs by The Lacs and the best Colt Ford songs.
1. Til My Last Day
Released on Justin Moore’s second album Outlaws Like Me in 2011, “Til My Last Day” is a sweet love song about the sweet girl next door who can turn even the toughest troublemaker into a changed man who loves his wife until the day he dies- “I can see why they’re all talkin’ / Lookin’ back at my past / I’ve got a bad name, but a man can change / I’m livin’ proof of that.”
2. One Dirt Road
A fantastic country song about dying, Justin Moore gives us his version of Heaven with “One Dirt Road”. The narrator of the song explains that while pearly gates and golden roads would be nice, he’d rather there be just that one dirt road and house he grew up in- “I hope there’s just one dirt road / That takes me back to a honey hole / A hundred year old White Oak tree / Layin’ shade on me.”
3. Back That Thing Up
Here’s one of Justin Moore’s more upbeat song that is more fun and easygoing. Found on his self-titled debut album from 2009, the narrator of the song uses the phrase “back that thing up” as a double entendre for both a truck and a girl’s behind- “Honey, back that thing up / Throw it in reverse, let daddy load it up / Honey, back that thing up / If you gonna work a farm you gotta learn to drive a truck / Honey, back that thing up.”
4. Point at You
From Justin Moore’s third studio album Off the Beaten Path, “Point at You” has the same message as his song “Til My Last Day,” which is that the narrator of the song is a tough man who is softened up by his girl- “If they wanna see my sweet side / My soft side, my best side / I just point at you / Yea, point at you.” It’s another great song for tough guys who somehow ended up marring the girl next door.
5. Home Sweet Home
If you’re a Mötley Crüe fan who happens to love country, then you were probably really excited when you found out that Justin Moore’s “Home Sweet Home” was the lead single on the Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe album. This fantastic cover was recorded with Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil.
6. You Look Like I Need a Drink
A great country song about getting dumped, the narrator of “You Look Like I Need a Drink” describes being broken up with in the first verse, but in the second makes it seem like maybe it didn’t happen because they both didn’t have the guts to end it- “Been little over a year since you were standing right here / And I was nervous for a whole ‘nother reason / Now it’s a little bit hard being caught this off guard / Watching you trying to not hurt my feelings.”
7. Small Town USA
His first Number One hit, “Small Town USA” is the song that put Justin Moore on the map. If you grew up in a small town, this is probably one of your favorite anthems to sing along to- “A lot of people called it prison when I was growin up / But these are my roots and this is what I love / Cause everybody knows me and I know them / And I believe that’s the way we were supposed to live / Wouldn’t trade one single day here in small town USA.”
8. Bait a Hook
From his 2011 album Outlaws Like Me, “Bait a Hook” is a clever song about a country boy’s ex-girlfriend who is now dating a city boy. The narrator of the song is grossed out that she’s eating sushi and that her new boyfriend drives a Prius, and is confident that she’ll come back to him eventually- “Does he drive the interstate, or does he take them old back roads? / Can he melt your heart with a country song, every good old boy should know?”
9. Lettin’ the Night Roll
From his Off the Beaten Path album, “Lettin’ the Night Roll” is a song that you’d probably rock out to on Friday or Saturday night. The narrator of the song is taking his girl out for a drive, and can tell by the look she’s giving him that it’s going to be one of those nights- “You looked so damn good climbing up in my Chevy / Tried to play it cool but I knew already / By the way you looked in the dashboard lights / It was gonna be one of those nights.”
10. If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away
“If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” is a sad but sweet song about missing loved ones in your life who have passed away- “If heaven wasn’t so far away / I’d pack up the kids and go for the day / Introduce them to their grandpa / Watch ’em laugh at the way he talks / I’d find my long lost cousin John / The one we left back in Vietnam.”
11. How I Got To Be This Way
From his self-titled album, “How I Got To Be This Way” is a great country song about learning from your mistakes. The narrator of the song has done a lot of dumb things in his life, which is one of the biggest ways he learns his lessons- “Yeah I’ve done some pretty stupid things but hey / I’m a little bit harder and whole lot smarter / That’s how I got to be this way.”
Believe it or not, Moore claims that he wrote “Backwoods” in about twenty minutes. “Backwoods” is another small town country song about the boondocks- “Backwoods down in the holler
Out in the backwoods, workin’ hard for a dollar in the / Backwoods yeah we get it done right / Work hard, play hard, hold my baby tight / Lordy have mercy it’s a real good life / In the backwoods, yes sir.”