The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Folk Song Chart
for the Year of 2019

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1None'yaHayes Carll
2This Too Shall PassJamestown Revival
3It's Your Voodoo WorkingEilen Jewell
4Flower in the Gun (feat. Victoria Canal)Michael Franti & Spearhead
5Lookin' at the River in the RainSteve Forbert
6Please ExplainCatie Curtis
7For YouAngus & Julia Stone
8AlbertaThe Small Glories
9Bullet HolesGregory Alan Isakov
10Dark, Dark, DarkGregory Alan Isakov
11Love Will Win the WarDarden Smith
12CavesGregory Alan Isakov
13Was I Just Another OneGregory Alan Isakov
14Grace is GoneDave Matthews Band
15Come Back DownT Sisters
16BlessingsDarden Smith
17LeelaThe Levins
18The Story I Can HearThe Levins
19Through the Looking GlassEliza Gilkyson
20SalvationThe Strumbellas
21Yellow Brick RoadAngus & Julia Stone
22The Devil's TearsAngus & Julia Stone
23Friend I Never HadMean Mary
24CopperlineJames Taylor
25Where I Come fromPatty Griffin
26LonelinessDarling West
27Cryin'Linda Sussman
28Pass It on DownLinda Sussman
29Nica Libres at DuskBen Howard
30Chasin' That TrainLinda Sussman
31Rainy DayMean Mary
32The Last MixLinda Sussman
33Dandelion TimeDaniel Norgren
34Dark WoodsMean Mary
35Just in the Nick of TimeJim Chesnut
36I Sure Do Miss My HairJim Chesnut
37The DancerLinda Sussman
38Wooh DangDaniel Norgren
39Thinkin' Outside the Box (feat. Tammy King & Jerry Salley)Dave Adkins
40The FadingJoan Shelley
41Just to Say I Love YouMichael Franti & Spearhead
42American DarknessDan Tedesco
43Front PorchJoy Williams
44Naked to the EyeMary Chapin Carpenter
45No Man's LandCej
46Ernest Tubb Had Fuzzy SlippersMatt Patershuk
47HudsonSparrow Blue
48When I Get to HeavenJohn Prine
49A Place for You & MeJames Lee Baker
50Big Grey DogJigJam
51Disappear for the WeekendJames Lee Baker
52Miami UnderwaterJudy Nazemetz
53Talk to a HumanTerri Hendrix
54Shed a Little LightJoy Zimmerman
55The Hard WayBeth Wood
56WhippoorwillSparrow Blue
57Summertime Won't Last LongMichael Franti & Spearhead
58Into Me You See (Here & Now)Raveis Kole
59Thanksgiving (Feel Like Home) [Nashville Sessions]Raveis Kole
60One ShotBeth Wood
61Let It BreatheKelly's Lot
62The Only OnesThe Milk Carton Kids
63Astral PlaneValerie June
64All in Your NameHeather Maloney
65Pretty SureJoy Zimmerman
66Bluebird DosidoCej
67The Long RoadBeth Wood
68Why Be NormalJoy Zimmerman
69To the GirlJoy Zimmerman
70The ExceptionClint Alphin
71Say You Will (feat. Lynn Hollyfield)Les Hatley
72JubileeCharlie Parr
73Straight to MarrowClint Alphin
74Bob & MeJoy Zimmerman
75Steady As She GoesCraig Bickhardt
76Common ManJoe Iadanza
77Shifting SandKen Dunn
78Should Have LovedClint Alphin
79Just Wait Til They See YouDanny Schmidt
80Angels or Los AngelesCaroline Spence
81SugareeMatt Patershuk
82What You Don’t KnowCaroline Spence
83Smokin' AshesThe Appalucians
84Wayfaring Stranger (with Francesco Turrisi)Rhiannon Giddens
85A Song for MaryJudy Nazemetz
86Forty Seven MainThe Appalucians
87Remember MeJoe Iadanza
88Home for the HarvestCraig Bickhardt
89Emma RoseJoe Iadanza
90Little ThingsMichael Franti & Spearhead
92Cabin SongFireside Collective
93146th StreetJoe Holt
94Desert DreamGrady Shawver
95For Lady JGrady Shawver
96The Road HomeGrady Shawver
97The Way You Loved MeCraig Bickhardt
98The StatueMichael Johnathon
99Dazed & ConfusedMichael Johnathon
100Don't Wanna Be Without YaPenny & Sparrow
101Freedom TrainChris Ronald
102Little Bit of ThisKelly's Lot
103Everything Goes GreenChris Ronald
104Movin' on Down That LineFireside Collective
105Sons of SummerChris Ronald
106Just One StepFireside Collective
107Okanagan SunsetChris Ronald
108Lookin' for a FightSusan Gibson
109Times Like TheseHayes Carll
110The Widow of Glasgow Green (feat. Noe Cervantes)EllaHarp
111Honey BeeAlice Howe
112The Road is DividedCatherine MacLellan
113Who’s Gonna Make My MistakesCaroline Spence
114The F WordJudy Nazemetz
115RootsLaura Berman
116Higher GoodLaura Berman
117WinnipegThe Small Glories
118Working Man's Saturday NightJim Chesnut
119HomeLaura Berman
120Crazy World (Judgement Day)Jamestown Revival
121The Way BackJudy Nazemetz
122He Said My Name RightJudy Nazemetz
123My Daily RegimenJudy Nazemetz
124Behind That Locked DoorJudy Nazemetz
125Oh My LoveThe Small Glories
126Mint ConditionCaroline Spence
127Coal CountryCharles Wesley Godwin
128ClayLaura Berman
129SingThe Small Glories
130Thoughts & PrayersWill Hoge
131Take Me for a RideCaitlin Canty
132There is No Other (with Francesco Turrisi)Rhiannon Giddens
133Somewhere in the MiddleWes Weddell
134Mourning in AmericaThe Milk Carton Kids
135Died a Little BitMissouri Mile
136You're Not Gonna Use MeMissouri Mile
137Eve Boards a TrainHumbird
138Love Like There's No TomorrowThe War and Treaty
139Wild As a BirdsongHeather Maloney
140Bring It on Home to MeAlice Howe
141It Ain't Workin'EllaHarp
142Coming Down for YouJoan Shelley
143Redwood TreeJamie Drake
144Things You Don't Wanna KnowHayes Carll
145Where Do You GoFlatt Lonesome
146Highway of PainFlatt Lonesome
147Had a Good ReasonPatty Griffin
148Mama's WorriedPatty Griffin
149February FaceWes Weddell
150Make That ChangeMatt Costa
151Velvet BulldozerMatt Patershuk
152Hop Down Reel / Johnny Doherty's ReelTim O'Brien
153Miles to RowWes Weddell
154GoWes Weddell
155We Had ReasonsWes Weddell
156Love Gone WrongLula Wiles
157I'm on My Way (with Francesco Turrisi)Rhiannon Giddens
158Don't Think Twice, It's All RightAlice Howe
159Wouldn't Change It for the WorldPierce Pettis
160All I NeedJoy Williams
161Axe Mountain (Revisited)John Smith
162Always the MountainBen Winship
163CornbreadCasey Joe Lambert
164Drunkard's WalkTim O'Brien
165Cowtown BluesJames Lee Baker
166Don't Know Where I AmPierce Pettis
167The Things That MatterGuy Forsyth
168Diagnostic HeartSusan Gibson
169HurricaneSusan Gibson
170SecondhandThe Small Glories
171Mayday ManJamestown Revival
172All My LifeFlatt Lonesome
173Let's Give This Bottle a Black EyeMatt Patershuk
174The Blues Don't Bother MeMatt Patershuk
175Still on My MindAlice Howe
176AloneTracy Newman and the Reinforcements
177That's What Love Can Do to Your HeartTracy Newman and the Reinforcements
178What Used to BeKaren Tobin
179Homeless HeartKaren Tobin
180Before It's Too LateKaren Tobin
181Beautiful DayKaren Tobin
182Until We Meet AgainKaren Tobin
183Make Me FallMissouri Mile
184LiarMissouri Mile
185Crooked RoadTim O'Brien
186What It isHayes Carll
187Where I GoBeth Wood
188Love is an Unraveling Bird's NestCharlie Parr
189Lazy JoeCej
190Sight of the SunMadison Violet
191King of the Keelboat MenEric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz
192Red BirdThe Early Risers
193AntiquesSusan Gibson
194Imaginary LinesSusan Gibson
195You're Not Alone (feat. Rhiannon Giddens & Allison Russell)Our Native Daughters
196Gaps in the StoriesDenise Glover
197Mary the Forgotten OneDenise Glover
198Way over Yonder in the Minor KeyTerri Hendrix
199Newport '65Danny Schmidt
200Medulla OblongattaKeller Williams

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