After its release, "Came Here to Forget" received commercial success in the United States and Canada. The song debuted at No. 1 on Country Digital Song chart on its release with 53,000 sold in its first week, becoming Shelton's fourth No. 1 on the chart. It also entered the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 6, his highest debut and 25th top 10 on that chart, and at No. 18 On Country Airplay, which equaled Shelton's 2014 song "Neon Light" as his highest entry to the chart. This became Shelton's 22nd number one hit and also his 17th consecutive hit of his career. The song has sold 506,000 copies in the United States as of August 2016.