Field Guide To Old Dominion’s Nine Number One Hits

Cover art for the 2015 debut studio album by Old Dominion

People see themselves in Old Dominion’s songs. The melodies are addictive and balanced by top-notch production, skilled musicianship and lyrics that effortlessly capture the nuance of real-world exchanges without appearing contrived. The music connects because it is already part of a collective inner dialogue of the lovelorn and the lovers. Here is a field guild to the nine Old Dominion songs that touched hearts and reached No. 1 on the country charts while also charting on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

“Memory Lane” / 2023 | The latest in a long line of No. 1s, “Memory Lane” was released in January and followed in June by an 8-song EP. The project has since expanded into an 18-song studio record, which will be released on Oct. 6. During its chart ascent, the song was streamed up to 7 million times a week by fans who embraced the idea of buying a forever home on Memory Lane.

“One Man Band” / 2019 | The 4x Platinum hit looks at long-term love and longing. Masterfully arranged, the song starts with a single guitar and swells musically as the narrator goes from being a solitary player to finding romantic love or if taken literally, even the comradery of friends. The song was the band’s highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100.

Cover art for Old Dominion’s 2019 selt-titled album

“Make It Sweet” / 2018 | Written by the full band and producer/songwriter Shane McAnally while they were making their self-titled, third studio record, the song was composed and recorded in the same day. The track may have flowed effortlessly, but the underlying message was making the most out of life’s curve balls with a like-minded partner. Simple and poignant: “Life is short, make it sweet.”

“Hotel Key” / 2018 | Some one-night stands are worth remembering and in this version the woman keeps the room key as a memento. Written by Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and frequent collaborator Josh Osborne (Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban), the Platinum single was the third song released from Happy Endings.

“Written In The Sand” / 2017 | Wistful and reflective, the song mines the uncertain future of a relationship with the lyric: “Are we written in the stars, baby or are we written in the sand?” The band’s fourth No. 1, was the second single from the band’s sophomore studio album Happy Endings and was certified 3x Platinum.

“No Such Thing As A Broken Heart”/ 2017 | Written by Ramsey, Rosen and Brad Tursi with Jesse Frasure (Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown/Marshmello, Thomas Rhett), the double Platinum song was initially inspired by the relationship status of John Mellencamp’s “Jack & Diane.”

“Song For Another Time” / 2016 | The Platinum song was written by Ramsey, Rosen and Tursi with Matt Jenkins while the band was on tour with Kenny Chesney and added at the last minute to Meat and Candy. A departure from the cliché “That’s a story for a different time,” the song is a composite of 20 other song titles about a couple who are slipping apart but holding onto each other and the moment.

“Snapback” / 2016 | Old Dominion tipped the hat with “Snapback,” the second single from Meat and Candy. “Snapback,” which refers to the closure on an adjustable, flat bill baseball cap, reached No. 1 on MusicRow, No. 2 on Billboard and was Mediabase’s second-most played song of 2016 and certified double Platinum.

“Break Up With Him” / 2015 | The twice Platinum song was originally released on the band’s pre-label EP and received support on Sirius XM Radio’s “The Highway.” Written by the full band, the song was rereleased on OD’s major label debut Meat and Candy and was their first No. 1 dump-the-current-guy-for-me song.