The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Folk Song Chart
for the Year of 2023

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1You're the OneRhiannon Giddens
2Sticks and StonesLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
3Running on TimeParker Millsap
4The ReturnerAllison Russell
5World Keeps on SingingEliza Gilkyson
6Front Porchin'Parker Millsap
7StrangersNickel Creek
8Throwin’ Away Your LoveLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
9Brilliantly Boldly AliveRebecca Folsom
10BrothersRebecca Folsom
11SanctuaryRebecca Folsom
12Things We ContemplateLarry Robbins
13Procrastination (I'll Do It Later)Larry Robbins
14EverlastingLarry Robbins
15Hands onLarry Robbins
16Safety ZoneEliza Gilkyson
17What's a Dog Think?Steve Forbert
18What You've Shown MeParker Millsap
19I Remember EverythingJohn Prine
20Dust Bowl ManMichelle Malone
21You Get It AllHayes Carll
22Love EarthNeil Young
23AlbuquerqueDiane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
24Broken HorsesBrandi Carlile
25Trouble with My LoverRobert Plant & Allison Kraus
26The LiarJohn Fullbright
27NervousTim O'Brien
28HomeDiane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
29No ReasonSunny War
30Holler RosePony Bradshaw
31From Where I StandWyatt Easterling
32Light AheadDarling West
33The Town in Your HeartLori McKenna
34Too LazyJoe Holt
35You Louisiana ManRhiannon Giddens
36The Sound of GuitarsJosie Bello
37Wondrous LoveWatchhouse
38RisingJosie Bello
39Coffee Shop Open MicJosie Bello
40Love That 's RealJosie Bello
41ResilienceJosie Bello
42Perfectly AbsurdLarry Robbins
43Louisiana 1927 (feat. Albert Lee)Diane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
44See the WorldBrett Dennen
45Another PageEric Selby
46Coming HomeDrew Holcomb & Ellie Holcomb
47You Never Can Tell (feat. Albert Lee)Diane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
48Get LuckyPatty Griffin
49If You Ain't Got LoveThe Brother Brothers
50Sweet Revival (feat. Jason Crosby)Wolf Jett
51Flyin' and Cryin' (feat. Rodney Crowell)Lisa Morales
52Diggin' a Hole (Dave's Song)Judy Nazemetz
53Broken (feat. Laura T Lewis)Wolf Jett
54All of the Time in the World to KillThe Milk Carton Kids
55Sweet BeginningsKathryn Severing Fox
56White Lines & HeadlightsKathryn Severing Fox
57SecretKathryn Severing Fox
58Heading WestNeil Young
59Forget JeanetteJudy Nazemetz
60Meat Bird in BeigevilleJudy Nazemetz
61Lover's GameThe War and Treaty
62The Old Woman in MeLori McKenna
63Baton Rouge (feat. Albert Lee)Diane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
64Save Your Love for MeJulie Christensen
65Letter to a SaviorGood Morning Bedlam
66Annie (feat. Erin Rae)Rachel Baiman
67Highway 64Barrett Davis
68Carolina StillBarrett Davis
69The Ballad of Aesop FinBarrett Davis
70More Than Friends (feat. Lainey Wilson)Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
71I'm Just Sayin'Judy Nazemetz
72The Shadow of the BirdJudy Nazemetz
73BearTim O'Brien
74Hand in My PocketTaylor Ashton
75Light of AngelsMile Twelve
76The FallGregory Alan Isakov
77Alton AirDarrell Scott
78Don't Hold the Hurt to Make It EasySheila K. Cameron
79Gold in CaliforniaEllis Paul
80Another End of a YearConnor Garvey
81HeadwaterSalt House
82AlcohallelujahLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
83The Return (Love Comes Back)Rose Cousins
84Stone's ThrowNickel Creek
85Way over YonderThe Small Glories
86White Chapel WomanAnnie Bartholomew
87MariaFrances Luke Accord
88New LightClaire Coupland
89Dead Horse TrailAnnie Bartholomew
90Hard Luck CityMalcolm Holcombe
91Everyone's Welcome HereKerry Patrick Clark
92A Father's LoveKerry Patrick Clark
93Ain’t No Stopping Us NowKerry Patrick Clark
94The Walls Come Tumbling DownKerry Patrick Clark
95You MatterKerry Patrick Clark
96Paranoid HeartJohn Fullbright
97Big Money BluesDom Flemons
98Dance onSheila K. Cameron
99If We Would Let ItParker Millsap
100Art of MotionAndy McKee
101Bartender's BluesTattletale Saints
102Beautiful ThingPeach & Quiet
103Throw Caution to the WindWyatt Easterling
104OverpassLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
105To the LightDiane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
106Pockets EmptyPeach & Quiet
107Welcome Poor Paddy HomeTim Ball
108Happy ChildrenLori McKenna
109Better off HighMarcus Mumford
110Too Little, Too Late, Too BadRhiannon Giddens
111Can't Help ItDarling West
112The Blues is My BusinessDiane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
113Ticket Taker BluesBuddy Mondlock
114You Ain't Goin' NowhereDiane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
115In My ReignRomen Buffalo and The Loyal Order
116That is for SurePeach & Quiet
117Center of the UniverseSofia Talvik
118This Lonely Christmas NightJosie Bello
119Where We BelongJohn Fullbright
120WilsonBrian Blake
121Nothing Gold Can StayBrian Blake
122Horse and SaddlePeach & Quiet
123Love Stayed with MeMarketa Irglova
124The Wreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldGordon Lightfoot
125The Ott HotelBrian Blake
126When You're GonePeach & Quiet
127All Four WindsLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
128Yet to Be (feat. Jason Isbell)Rhiannon Giddens
129Buddy RoeBilly Jeter
130Oklahoma or ArkansasPeach & Quiet
131Song from a TreePeach & Quiet
132I Only See the MoonThe Milk Carton Kids
133So Far ApartParker Millsap
134Half a World AwayParker Millsap
135Growing UpLori McKenna
136Feelin' Good AgainThe Brother Brothers
137Fill the SpaceDoug Kolmar
138Now You KnowDoug Kolmar
139All I KnowSam Robbins
140Bigger Than in Between (feat. Halley Neal)Sam Robbins
141Letting People DownLori McKenna
142Go in PeaceSam Baker
143One True LoveThe Milk Carton Kids
144Days Are HoneyLori McKenna
145Every Time I DrinkLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
146MillworkerBecky Buller
147Fill Those ShoesMalcolm Holcombe
148Killing Me (feat. Hillary Lindsey)Lori McKenna
149Running on Sweet SmileThe Milk Carton Kids
150This TimePeach & Quiet
151Sanctity of SilenceNoah Derksen
152Wonder DrugLori McKenna
153IcarusLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
154When You're GoneThe Milk Carton Kids
155Test DummySunny War
156Too Many ChurchesSofia Talvik
157Geese Fly NorthTom Paxton
159Start with a StoneCarrie Newcomer
1601988Lori McKenna
161Ain't No Harmin' MeThe War and Treaty
162Alchemy of LoveMarketa Irglova
163November BluesTom Houston
16420 Years of ShadowsTim Grimm
165BootstrapsMalcolm Holcombe
166Body & SoulThe Milk Carton Kids
167Miles from NowhereCat Stevens
168Cutting Down the PinesTim Ball
169Dancing with My ShadowDiane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band
170Calgary SkylinePeach & Quiet
171LyingLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
172Save Me TonightPeach & Quiet
173Mercy NowMary Gauthier
174EntertainedStoll Vaughan
175Fare Thee Well (feat. AJ Lee)Wolf Jett
176Tidal WaveStrangebyrds
177Oh LoveDarling West
178In the SummertimeTattletale Saints
179Fix-It ManBrian Kalinec
180Slow BurnThe Resonant Rogues
181Stirrin' Up TroubleTim Grimm
182Sugar in the GourdTim Ball
183Maybe Next YearNoah Derksen
184Wilderness Within You (feat. Gillian Welch)Parker Millsap
185MagicParker Millsap
186At the End of the DaySylvia Tyson
187New DaySunny War
188Greetings and Thanks (Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address)Parker Millsap
189Keeping the Love AliveParker Millsap
190The ViewLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
191Ladder of LoveLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
192If I Didn't Love YouLukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
193Still HereDarling West
194Down in the Willow Garden (feat. Brandi Carlile)Rufus Wainwright
195Live Free or DieCharlie Stevens
196Here Comes the NightEliza Gilkyson
197Have You a HeartThe War and Treaty
198The Pay's a Lot Better TooTim O'Brien
199Não Foste Tu (feat. João Cunha)Luísa Sobral
200A Dollar, Two Quarters, and a DimeTerry Klein

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