The Roots Music Report's
Top Folk Song Chart
for the Year of 2017

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name Sub Genre
1Freedom HighwayRhiannon GiddensContemporary Folk
2Come Back DownT SistersContemporary Folk
3It Ain't over YetRodney CrowellFolk Rock
4BrothersThe Brothers ComatoseTraditional Folk
5Virgin GuitarJohn Craigie Alternative Folk
6DoomsdayRyan AdamsFolk Rock
7Please ExplainCatie CurtisContemporary Folk
8I'm Going to Get You StonedColin Hay Alternative Folk
9It's Your Voodoo WorkingEilen JewellContemporary Folk
10Eastside BulldogTodd SniderFolk
11Hey BabeThe OrmewoodsTraditional Folk
12How Come My Dog Don't Bark when You Come 'Round?David BrombergFolk
13BlessingsDarden SmithContemporary Folk
14Pictures on My Phone (Live)John CraigieContemporary Folk
15ShakedownValerie JuneContemporary Folk
16Mystery TrainDaniel ChampagneFolk Rock
17Love Will Win the WarDarden SmithContemporary Folk
18BustedThe Dustbowl RevivalContemporary Folk
19Damned (If You Do)The MavericksFolk Rock
20Worried MindEilen JewellContemporary Folk
21BlackbirdsGretchen Peters Alternative Folk
22Wild GeeseTom RussellTraditional Folk
23FirestarterThe CurrysFolk Rock
24It's a Jungle out ThereRandy NewmanFolk Rock
25Lucifer and the Fallen AngelsRay Wylie HubbardContemporary Folk
26AstoriaTony Furtado Alternative Folk
27The World Ain't Gonna Spin Your WayThe Sam Chase & the UntraditionalFolk
28Won't Let You DownBridget KearneyFolk Rock
29ChangeMoshe Vilozny Alternative Folk
30Better Get It Right the First TimeRhiannon GiddensContemporary Folk
31On the Road AgainWillie WatsonTraditional Folk
32The Frozen LoggerDean Gitter and The Ute Mountain GangCeltic
33Astral PlaneValerie JuneContemporary Folk
34Something Tamed Something WildMary Chapin CarpenterFolk
35Guardian AngelTim O'BrienContemporary Folk
36He's FineThe Secret SistersFolk
37Good Bye Will Never Come AgainBill AbernathyTraditional Folk
38To Get byMalcolm Holcombe Alternative Folk
39Prove My LoveLucinda WilliamsTraditional Folk
40I Can't SettleJames MaddockFolk Rock
41Dyin'Elizabeth CookFolk
42Living in the CityHurray for the Riff RaffTraditional Folk
43Where the River Meets the RoadTim O'BrienContemporary Folk
44SpringMouths of BabesContemporary Folk
45Strike the BellsRayna GellertContemporary Folk
46Got SoulValerie JuneContemporary Folk
47A Big ComeuppanceSteve ForbertFolk
48Workin's Too HardRayna GellertContemporary Folk
49When It Comes My TurnDavid MylesContemporary Folk
50Lean into LoveElaine MahonContemporary Folk
51Reach for the StarsElaine MahonContemporary Folk
52I'm a Little Mixed UpEilen JewellContemporary Folk
53Cures Just Like MedicineA.J. CroceFolk
54Big CreekPint & a HalfContemporary Folk
55Going HomeJoe JencksContemporary Folk
56States I'm inBruce CockburnFolk Rock
57Catch the WindJoan Baez Alternative Folk
58Tennessee BluesJim Kweskin & Geoff MuldaurTraditional Folk
59Not Dark YetShelby Lynne & Allison MoorerFolk Rock
60Ether's ArmsLenoreContemporary Folk
61Don't Ever Go AwayPeter Calo Alternative Folk
62Take You AwayChristian Lopez BandContemporary Folk
63Never Knew You Loved Me TooTeddy Thompson & Kelly JonesTraditional Folk
64Sunshine Follows RainFlatland Tourists Alternative Folk
65I Still BelieveLaura LoveFolk Rock
66Looking for a LadyBill AbernathyTraditional Folk
67DestituteChristopher Paul StellingContemporary Folk
68Way over YonderThe Small GloriesContemporary Folk
69Hard WorkChristopher Paul StellingFolk Rock
70Sake of the SongHayes CarllContemporary Folk
71I Want to Tell You About What I WantRobyn HitchcockFolk
72She KnowsSean HayesFolk Rock
73Dream onRon Sowell Alternative Folk
74Long Stemmed RosePaul Lee ArnoldiTraditional Folk
75Roommate's PredicamentEmily Mure Alternative Folk
76To Be Without YouRyan AdamsFolk Rock
77You Are Not AloneElaine MahonContemporary Folk
78This Old TV SetPaul Lee ArnoldiTraditional Folk
79Do You Still Love Me?Ryan AdamsFolk Rock
80Rocket out of HereJohn StowersFolk Rock
81Wondrous TravelerThe Small GloriesContemporary Folk
82Play by Your Own RulesSam BushFolk
83I Would DoKasey ChambersFolk
84Lovely Rainy DayJohn StowersFolk Rock
85Delia's GoneDean Gitter and The Ute Mountain GangTraditional Folk
86To VioletGreg VanderpoolTraditional Folk
87Rolling HomeElaine MahonContemporary Folk
88The Life You ChoseJason Isbell and the 400 UnitFolk
89Down on Penny's FarmJim Kweskin & Geoff MuldaurTraditional Folk
90You Could Be My BabySHELFolk
91Crazy Mixed Up WorldEilen JewellContemporary Folk
92Blindly BelievingThe WaifsContemporary Folk
93This Path TonightGraham NashFolk
94Shadows DancingElaine MahonContemporary Folk
95Brand New DayThe MavericksFolk Rock
96Burn the BarnBig Country BluegrassTraditional Folk
97A Song for MaryJudy NazemetzContemporary Folk
98Better DayJohn StowersFolk Rock
99WaysideMark ErelliContemporary Folk
100The Way BackJudy NazemetzContemporary Folk
101Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can (with Lucinda Williams and Eric Church) [feat. Eric Church & Lucinda Williams]Ray Wylie HubbardContemporary Folk
102Oh My LoveAshley CondonTraditional Folk
103Find a WayBill AbernathyTraditional Folk
104Where I Need to BeBill AbernathyTraditional Folk
105Electric Blue DandelionRaveis KoleContemporary Folk
106Johnny is Gone for a SoldierPaul Lee ArnoldiTraditional Folk
10724 FramesJason Isbell and the 400 UnitFolk
108Broken BellTony Furtado Alternative Folk
109Start to StartBill AbernathyTraditional Folk
110She KillsJerry CastleFolk Rock
111Behind That Locked DoorJudy NazemetzContemporary Folk
112Cumberland GapDave RawlingsContemporary Folk
113Fearless (All In)Raveis KoleContemporary Folk
114Holding Onto a RainbowRaveis KoleContemporary Folk
115Dawn Breaks ThroughRaveis KoleContemporary Folk
116The Great DebateRandy NewmanFolk Rock
117Big AirplaneFlatland Tourists Alternative Folk
118AlohaRaveis KoleContemporary Folk
119We Sang Our Songs in CaliforniaArt PodellContemporary Folk
120Blame It on the RussiansArt Podell Alternative Folk
121Wandering ManJamestown RevivalTraditional Folk
122You've Heard My Voice (And You Know My Name)Art PodellContemporary Folk
123One Simple WaltzMicah & Mark AtkinsonContemporary Folk
124Worried MindTravis LinvilleContemporary Folk
125But then You SmileArt PodellContemporary Folk
126Feels Like LightningJosh Ritter Alternative Folk
127All My LifeFlatt LonesomeContemporary Folk
128Windy MountainTim O'BrienContemporary Folk
129Gandy DancerMagic Music Alternative Folk
130Turtle DoveDori FreemanContemporary Folk
131ShameRachel BaimanFolk
132At the Purchaser's OptionRhiannon GiddensContemporary Folk
133Dear John or JaneJoy ZimmermanContemporary Folk
134This I KnowBill AbernathyTraditional Folk
135Say My Name (For Camille Claudel)Joy ZimmermanContemporary Folk
136Higher PlaceJoy ZimmermanContemporary Folk
137Even when I'm HighJohn StowersFolk Rock
138Sweet BirdJoy ZimmermanContemporary Folk
139What're We Gonna Do About Judy Wyner?Judy NazemetzTraditional Folk
140Jump on inJoy ZimmermanContemporary Folk
141Moonshine FreezeThis Is the KitContemporary Folk
142The Bird & the RifleLori McKennaFolk
143ValerieThe Brothers ComatoseTraditional Folk
144Yesterday I Was So TiredJudy Nazemetz Alternative Folk
145Old WolfRay Wylie HubbardContemporary Folk
146Tumbling Dice (feat. Jay Cobb Anderson & Shook Twins)John Craigie Alternative Folk
147Blackleg MinerOffa RexContemporary Folk
148WilloughbyJohn Batdorf Alternative Folk
149Rican BeachHurray for the Riff RaffTraditional Folk
150Sometimes You've Got to Do Bad Things to Do GoodMatt PatershukContemporary Folk
151Come on over My HouseDave RawlingsContemporary Folk
152City Full of StreetsThe Mulligan Brothers Alternative Folk
153Got the BluesCarlo GrimelliContemporary Folk
154Spread Some LoveCarlo GrimelliContemporary Folk
155Just Say It NowDori FreemanContemporary Folk
1562 StepCarlo GrimelliContemporary Folk
157PandoraCarlo GrimelliContemporary Folk
15821 DaysCarlo GrimelliContemporary Folk
159Devil Said DoLynne HansonContemporary Folk
160BrokenJohn Craigie Alternative Folk
161Downtown BluesJim Kweskin & Geoff MuldaurTraditional Folk
162Goodnight WaltzThe MavericksFolk Rock
163East Houston BluesRodney CrowellFolk Rock
164My Sweet RosettaTrevor AlguireFolk
165Best of YouOrdinary ElephantContemporary Folk
166SongbirdCory ChiselTraditional Folk
167Six Blocks AwayLucinda WilliamsTraditional Folk
168Come Tumblin' DownColin Hay Alternative Folk
169Me and Becky (Hand in Hand)Big Country BluegrassTraditional Folk
170On My Way TonightQuiles & CloudContemporary Folk
171Red Lights in the Rain (feat. Rose Cousins)Stephen Fearing Alternative Folk
172Last CigaretteAnna TivelContemporary Folk
173The Only ThreadFlatland Tourists Alternative Folk
174Whatcha Gonna DoFlatland Tourists Alternative Folk
175Young at HeartBob DylanFolk Rock
176Put 'Em Up SolidDave RawlingsContemporary Folk
177Wild FireLaura MarlingFolk
178HitchhikerNeil YoungFolk Rock
179The Old Crooked TrailBig Country BluegrassTraditional Folk
180Natural CausesRon RenningerContemporary Folk
181Polyamorous PollyannTaarkaContemporary Folk
182Life Without SusannaRodney CrowellFolk Rock
183Had I PaidThe Small GloriesContemporary Folk
184Time and the RiverArt PodellContemporary Folk
185Driftin DanTimmy AbellContemporary Folk
186Made Up MindThe Bros. Landreth Alternative Folk
187GypsyMatt PatershukContemporary Folk
188Golden ApplesArt PodellContemporary Folk
189Poor ManJeffrey Martin Alternative Folk
190Holy ManBill ScorzariTraditional Folk
191Sharecropper's SonJohn McCutcheonFolk
192Samson and DelilahWillie WatsonTraditional Folk
193Black SnakeTim Grimm and the Family BandContemporary Folk
194Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and BurningThe Derek Trucks BandFolk
195ShowboatJosh Ritter Alternative Folk
196In the Space of a DayRachel BaimanFolk
197Maybe You'll Be ThereBob DylanFolk Rock
198MillieJoshua JamesTraditional Folk
199The JukeBrigitte DeMeyerContemporary Folk
200Jimmy Crack CornPaul Lee ArnoldiTraditional Folk
 

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