Toby Keith has been a record producer and an actor over the course of his career, but he is best known for his work as a country musician.
The American country singer and songwriter has produced an impressive repertoire since 1993. His music continues to be popular with country fans worldwide.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect Toby Keith song for a wedding or other occasion, you’ve come to the right place! This is a list of 85 of Toby Keith’s songs, including dates and context!
Toby Keith: Song List
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You Ain’t Much Fun
One of Toby Keith’s earliest songs, You Ain’t Much Fun is based on bass player Carl Goff’s perception of his marriage after getting sober.
Dream Walkin’ is written from the perspective of a man who can’t stop dreaming about a woman he had a one-night stand.
How Do You Like Me Now!?
This is a classic, nostalgic song about unrequited feelings in high school. At the time of its release, it was #1 on the country music charts for 5 weeks.
You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This
As the title suggests, this song is about a kiss. The lyrics describe the intense emotions felt by the narrator during the experience.
I Wanna Talk About Me
This comedic song was actually written by Bobby Braddock. It’s about a relationship in which one party monopolizes the conversation, much to the other’s frustration.
I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight
I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight is a collaboration between Scotty Emerick and Toby Keith. The song was inspired by Emerick’s observations of men approaching women in bars.
Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)
This song was written in the aftermath of 9/11. The inspiration for the lyrics was Keith’s father, who was a veteran.
Nights I Can’t Remember, Friends I’ll Never Forget
Co-written with Scotty Emerick, this tune centers around the theme of friendship and what happens when friends’ life paths diverge.
American Soldier is a patriotic song told from the perspective of a soldier leaving home to go to war.
The Taliban Song
Another song inspired by 9/11, The Taliban Song explores the perspective of people living in Afghanistan during the bombings.
Weed With Willie
Weed With Willie describes Keith and Scotty Emerick’s experience meeting and smoking marijuana with Willie Nelson, of whom both songwriters were fans.
This song was inspired by a girlfriend of Keith’s who preferred whiskey over other alcoholic drinks. The tune topped Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks in 2004.
As Good As I Once Was
Scotty Emerick has said that this song is based on the phrasing of Burt Reynolds. The song unfolds in a bar setting.
Big Blue Note
One of Toby Keith’s sadder songs, Big Blue Note tells the story of a woman leaving her boyfriend with only a note as an explanation for their breakup.
Toby Keith has said of his song, Honkytonk U, that it was inspired by a conversation where someone asked him if he went to OU.
Love Me If You Can
This song was originally penned by Chris Wallin and Craig Wiseman. Toby Keith recorded it in response to criticism of his previous song, Courtesy of Red, White and Blue.
Get My Drink On
Get My Drink On is a catchy tune with fun lyrics inspired by a simple interaction about beer Keith had with Dean Dillion and Scotty Emerick.
High Maintenance Woman
Toby Keith wrote this song to tell the story of a maintenance worker’s experience of being attracted to a ‘high-maintenance’ woman.
Lost You Anyway
In this song, Toby Keith explores the idea of introspection after the end of a relationship. This song was co-written with Bobby Pinson.
God Love Her
Keith wrote the chart-topping song God Love Her with Vicky McGehee. It’s about a preacher’s daughter who runs away with her boyfriend on the back of a motorcycle.
Missing Me Some You
This is another song written from the viewpoint of a soldier. The lyrics depict the soldier’s experience in the Middle East.
She Never Cried In Front of Me
A sad song about unexpressed pain in relationships, She Never Cried of Me tells of an ex-partner’s regret that he never knew how unhappy his girlfriend was with him.
Cabo San Lucas
Named for the city in Mexico, this song was written by both Toby Keith and Eddy Raven.
That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy
Keith wrote this song to make the point that just because people won’t like everything about you, those things don’t necessarily make you a bad person.
Hurt a Lot Worse When You Go
This song is about the struggle of letting someone back into your life time and time again.
I Got it For You Girl
I Got it For You Girl is an erotic love song that Toby Keith and Bobby Pinson co-wrote in the back of a tour bus.
This memorable song is about a woman who practices voodoo and curses a man who she meets in a bar.
Time That It Would Take
Another collaboration with Bobby Pinson, this song was inspired by a friend of Keith’s who recounted a conversation he had with a woman in a bar.
You Already Love Me
This is an interesting song about a man who feels his partner could do better than him but points out that she’s already in love with him.
Tender as I Wanna Be
In Tender as I Wanna Be, Keith explores the character of a man who isn’t a tender person by his partner’s standards but feels that he is tender enough by his own.
Originally titled American Life, this song is essentially a compilation of things seen over the years on American news outlets that represent the ‘American ride’.
Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)
This song is a touching tribute to Keith’s friend, Wayman Tisdale, who passed away in 2009.
If You’re Tryin’ You Ain’t
In an interesting move from country to blues, this track is about the difference between trying and actually doing something.
Co-written with Bobby Pinson, Somewhere Else is about heartbreak, despite its catchy tune.
Toby Keith wrote this song based on a moment when he accidentally said ‘trailerhood’ instead of ‘neighborhood’.
Think About You All of the Time
Written over Christmas 2009, this track is about denial of true feelings after a breakup.
In a Couple of Days
Keith wrote In a Couple of Days alongside Bobby Pinson. It’s about needing to take time to work out your feelings at the end of a relationship.
Kissin’ in the Rain
This is a song based on the concept of high school romance.
Is That All You Got
Is That All You Got was forgotten about for years before being released.
Get Out of My Car
This track has a twist at the end and is about a misunderstanding between a man and a woman in his car.
Drive It On Home
Drive it On Home has been described by Toby Keith as a ‘trucker song’. It is based on Keith’s own upbringing.
Bullets In The Gun
Written with Rivers Rutherford, this is a Wild West-themed song about renegade lovers.
Ain’t Breakin’ Nothin’
This song started out as a ballad but was altered by Bobby Pinson to fit with the faster tempo of the album.
Tryin’ to Fall in Love
Bobby Pinson wrote this track with Toby Keith. It’s from the perspective of a man who is down on his luck with love.
This is a fast-paced, catchy song about a man reminiscing on his hometown.
Clancy’s Tavern was written as a tribute to Keith’s grandmother.
This is a song based on Keith’s life experience of finding relaxation in stressful times.
Club Zydeco Moon
Keith co-wrote this song with Eddie Raven. It’s set in a brothel and is based on Eddy’s life.
I Won’t Let You Down
This is a song about lowering one’s expectations so as not to be disappointed.
I Need to Hear a Country Song
The classic country melody of this track makes it a favorite with Toby Keith fans.
Made in America
Made in America is a song based on Keith and Bobby Pinson’s own patriotism.
Just Another Sundown
This melancholy track epitomizes sad country music.
South of You
South of You explores the idea of spontaneous travel and finding fulfillment.
Red Solo Cup
This is a light-hearted track inspired by the red solo cups left behind at the end of a party.
Scat Cat is based on a phrase Keith’s father used to say while he was growing up.
Missed You Just Right
This track meets the definition of a power ballad. It’s about reflecting on an old relationship.
The Size I Wear
The Size I Wear is a comical song, again based on Keith’s father’s own phrasing.
You Ain’t Alone
This song has been described as ‘bittersweet’. It’s about loneliness after the end of a relationship.
I Like Girls That Drink Beer
This is a funny break-up song about a man who leaves his girlfriend, saying that he prefers ‘girls that drink beer.
Haven’t Had a Drink All Day
Keith wrote this track to explore the concept of trying to justify substance use.
Cold Beer Country
This track is upbeat with elements of jazz music.
Hope on the Rocks
This is a song about losing touch with people who used to be in your life in a small way.
Get Got was written with and based on the personality and phrasing of Bobby Pinson.
Haven’t Seen the Last of You
Another song about heartbreak, this track is about suspecting that you’ll see someone again after a breakup.
Shut Up and Hold On
This fun, festive song is a fan favorite from the ‘Drinks After Work’ album.
Little Miss Tear Stain
A cross between country and R&B, this song is a comical take on talking with an ex after a breakup.
Show Me What You’re Workin’ With
This song, which features many catchy and funny lyrics, is based on a phrase introduced to Keith by one of his golfing friends.
Whole Lot More Than That
A collaboration with Bobby Pinson, Whole Lot More Than That was written very spontaneously and came together naturally.
The Other Side of Him
The Other Side of Him is a relatable track based on the common experience of sadness on seeing an ex-partner with a new significant other.
Last Living Cowboy
This track is a bluegrass song reminiscent of the experience of growing up in Texas. It’s a classic nostalgic country song.
Hard Way to Make an Easy Living
Hard Way to Make an Easy Living is Keith and Bobby Pinson’s tribute to farmers and farming communities. It appreciates both the potential lucrativeness and the struggle of farming life.
Drinks After Work
Drinks After Work might sound like a typical drinking song, but it’s actually about romance and enjoying someone’s company.
Call a Marine
This track combines country music with blues. Keith wrote this song to include Marines in his patriotic discourse regarding soldiers.
I’ll Probably Be Out Fishin’
Written alongside Scotty Emerick, I’ll Probably Be Out Fishin’ is about a hardworking, tired man who still manages to smile about his luck.
Chuckie’s Gone is an emotional tribute to Toby’s bassist, Chuck Goff, who sadly passed away the same year this song was released.
Before We Knew They Were Good
Before We Knew They Were Good is a song that contemplates how kids who grow up to be successful people are special from the beginning instead of just becoming special when they achieve success. It’s a thoughtful commentary on how we perceive people differently depending on where they are in life.
Drunk Americans was one of the few songs that Keith had no input in writing. It is a typical drinking song.
Rum is the Reason
This is a fun song contemplating the reason why pirates couldn’t take over the world.
Haggard, Hank & Her
This track is based on Keith’s observations from listening to people talking in bars.
35 MPH Town
The title track of the ‘35 MPH Town’ album, is a traditional country song.
This is the closing track on the ‘35 MPH Town’ and it’s a song about rekindling romance.
Sailboat for Sale
Sailboat for Sale features Jimmy Buffet and the moral of the song is to appreciate what you already have.
This song is about marijuana, and the music video features a very appropriate cameo from Willie Nelson.
That’s Country Bro
That’s Country Bro is a tribute track dedicated to many legendary country singers and musicians.
Happy Birthday America
Happy Birthday America is, in some ways, a patriotic track, but in this song, Keith also expresses concern about the current state of the country.
Toby Keith highest-Charting Songs – U.S. Country
- #1 “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”, 1993
- #1 “Who’s That Man”, 1994
- #1 “Me Too”, 1996
- #1 “How Do You Like Me Now?!”, 1999
- #1 “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”, 2000
- #1 “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight”, 2001
- #1 “I Wanna Talk About Me”, 2001
- #1 “My List”, 2002
- #1 “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)”, 2002
- #1 “Who’s Your Daddy?”, 2002
- #1 “Beer for My Horses” (with Willie Nelson), 2003
- #1 “I Love This Bar”, 2003
- #1 “American Soldier”, 2003
- #1 “Whiskey Girl”, 2004
- #1 “As Good as I Once Was”, 2005
- #1 “Love Me If You Can”, 2007
- #1 “She Never Cried in Front of Me”, 2008
- #1 “God Love Her”, 2008
- #1 “American Ride”, 2009
- #1 “Made in America”, 2011
- #2 “A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action”, 1993
- #2 “Wish I Didn’t Know Now”, 1994
- #2 “You Ain’t Much Fun”, 1995
- #2 “Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You”, 1996
- #2 “We Were in Love”, 1997
- #2 “I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying” (with Sting), 1997
- #2 “A Little Too Late”, 2006
- #3 “Stays in Mexico”, 2004
- #3 “Get Drunk and Be Somebody”, 2005
- #3 “High Maintenance Woman”, 2007
Toby Keith has a diverse and impressive repertoire of music spanning the early 1990s to the present. While some of Keith’s music has attracted criticism for its political statements, there’s no denying that he has produced some of the most popular tracks in country music.