Country music’s favorite “IT” man drops his new greatest hits album, Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits, today, Oct. 23.
The collection includes all 20 of Shelton’s number one songs. Here’s a look back at how some of Shelton’s favorite hits climbed to the top.
Shelton’s first number one song, “Austin” was released in 2001 on his self-titled album Blake Shelton. Not only was this Blake’s first chart-topper, but it was also his debut single. The song spent five weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks rankings. It also peaked at No. 18 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
With a story about never giving up on love, “Austin” leaves every girl hoping that one guy is still waiting on her.
Released April 6, 2015, on Shelton’s ninth studio album Bring Back the Sunshine, “Sangria” quickly reached the top of the charts. The single peaked at No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart, making it his 20th number one and 15th consecutive.
The single also peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Written by Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, “Honey Bee” was Shelton’s first single from his sixth studio album Red River Blue. The song was debut during the 2011 Academy of Country Music awards telecast and was immediately released to digital retailers after the broadcast.
The song, which features a unique way to ask a girl out, reached the No. 1 spot on U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs. The song also debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Shelton the highest-debuting male country artist on the Hot 100 since Garth Brooks debuted at No. 5 in 1999 with “Lost in You.”
With frustrations looming as an undertone, “Some Beach” comes up with a clever way for Shelton to release his anger. Released in July of 2004 as the second single from Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, the song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for four weeks in August of the same year. This was Shelton’s third number one hit.
“Sure Be Cool If You Did”
Released Jan. 8, 2013, “Sure Be Cool if You Did” was the first single from Shelton’s seventh studio album Based n a True Story… The song debuted at No. 32 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart and was the second-highest debut of Shelton’s career.
“Sure Be Cool if You Did” reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart and U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
“Hillbilly Bone”, which features guest vocals from country artist Trace Adkins, won the 2010 Academy of Country Music award for “Vocal Event of the Year” giving Shelton his first ACM award. The song is featured on Cowboy’s Back in Town, which was released Aug. 17, 2010.
“Hillbilly Bone” climbed to the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on March 27, 2010. The song started the streak of 15 consecutive number one hits for Shelton, which has continued to present day.
“Boys ‘Round Here”
Released in 2013, featuring the Pistol Annies, “Boys ‘Round Here” was the second single from Shelton’s Based on a True Story… album. In June 2013, a celebrity mix version of the song premiered on BlakeShelton.com, featuring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Reba McEntire.
The song climbed to the top of the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay charts on June 29, 2013 and was certified 3x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on May 8, 2015.
“Mine Would Be You”
Released in July 2013, “Mine Would Be You” was the third single from Shelton’s Based on a True Story… album. Debuting at No. 37, the sad love song reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay charts in Nov. 4, 2013. It became Shelton’s 10th consecutive number one single.
“Drink on It”
Released in January 2012 as the third single from Shelton’s sixth studio album Red River Blue, “Drink on It” climbed to the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song debuted at No. 56 on Jan. 7, 2012.
“She Wouldn’t Be Gone”
“She Wouldn’t Be Gone” was released on Nov. 8, 2008, and was Shelton’s fifth No. 1 song on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. From the album Startin’ Fires, the son reflects on a relationship that has gone wrong. The heart-breaking love story was written by Jennifer Adam and Corey Batten.