Top of the World (Tim McGraw song)

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"Top of the World"
Top of the World single.jpg
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Damn Country Music
Released August 4, 2015 (2015-08-04)
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:54
Label Big Machine
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Diamond Rings and Old Barstools"
"Top of the World"
"Lovin' Lately"

"Diamond Rings and Old Barstools"
"Top of the World"
"Lovin' Lately"

"Top of the World" is a song recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released to radio on August 4, 2015 as the lead single to his third studio album for Big Machine Records, Damn Country Music, released on November 6, 2015, and his fourteenth overall single for Big Machine. The song was written by Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, and Jon Nite.

Critical reception[edit]

An uncredited Taste of Country review stated that "Tim McGraw keeps it mellow with the first single from an upcoming project. “Top of the World” is a gentle way for the singer to describe his love to someone. McGraw uses a familiar metaphor to make it clear this woman couldn’t make him feel any finer."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by McGraw Music and premiered in November 2015.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Country Airplay chart at No. 30 and the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 35 upon its release. The following week it debuted on the Country Digital Songs chart at No. 18, selling 16,000 copies.[3]


Chart (2015–16) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 89
Canada Country (Billboard)[5] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 73
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[7] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[9] 67
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 70


  1. ^ "Tim McGraw, 'Top of the World' [Listen]". Taste of Country. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Top of the World". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Matt Bjorke (August 18, 2015). "The Top 30 Digital Country Singles: August 18, 2015". Sales figure given here
  4. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 14, 2015" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 14, 2015. p. 7. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.