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TOP 100 CLASSIC COUNTRY SONGS

The Top 100 Country Hits and Stars Of The 20th Century

Rank, Title, Artist, & Year:

#100: "Why Not Me", The Judds, 1984

#99: "A Boy Named Sue", Johnny Cash, 1969

#98: "Always On My Mind", Willie Nelson, 1982

#97: "Family Tradition", Hank Williams Jr., 1979

#96: "Boot Scootin' Boogie", Brooks & Dunn, 1992

#95: "Still", Bill Anderson, 1963

#94: "Slow Poke", Pee Wee King, 1951

#93: "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool", Barbara Mandrell, 1981

#92: "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", Charlie Daniels Band, 1979

#91: "Here Comes My Baby", Dottie West, 1964

#90: "I Believe In You", Don Williams, 1980

#89: "Mountain Music", Alabama, 1982

#88: "Folsom Prison Blues", Johnny Cash, 1956 & 1968

#87: "Golden Ring", George Jones & Tammy Wynette, 1976

#86: "There Goes My Everything", Jack Greene, 1966

#85: "Room Full Of Roses", Mickey Gilley, 1974

#84: "The Most Beautiful Girl", Charlie Rich, 1973

#83: "Once A Day", Connie Smith, 1964

#82: "Flowers On The Wall", Statler Brothers, 1965 & 1966

#81: "What's Your Mama's Name", Tanya Tucker, 1973

#80: "Lookin' For Love", Johnny Lee, 1980

#79: "Silver Wings", Merle Haggard, 1969

#78: "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", Buck Owens, 1965

#77: "White Lightning", George Jones, 1959

#76: "Loose Talk", Carl Smith, 1954 & 1955

#75: "Just Someone I Used To Know", Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, 1969

#74: "Hello Darlin'", Conway Twitty, 1970

#73: "Every Which Way But Loose", Eddie Rabbitt, 1978 & 1979

#72: "Wabash Cannonball", Roy Acuff, 1938

#71: "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man", Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty, 1973

#70: "Rhinestone Cowboy", Glen Campbell, 1975

#69: "Back In The Saddle Again", Gene Autry, 1939

#68: "I Can't Stop Loving You", Ray Charles, 1962

#67: "Green, Green Grass Of Home", Porter Wagoner, 1965

#66: "Four Walls", Jim Reeves, 1957

#65: "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know", The Davis Sisters, 1953

#64: "Convoy", C.W. McCall, 1975

#63: "The Dance", Garth Brooks, 1990

#62: "Singing The Blues", Marty Robbins, 1956

#61: "Forever And Ever, Amen", Randy Travis, 1987

#60: "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart", Patsy Montana, 1935

#59: "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", Crystal Gayle, 1977

#58: "Almost Persuaded", David Houston, 1966

#57: "I Ain't Never", Mel Tillis, 1972

#56: "Young Love", Sonny James, 1956 & 1957

#55: "Cool Water", Sons Of The Pioneers, 1941 & 1947 & 1948

#54: "Detroit City", Bobby Bare, 1963

#53: "It Was Almost Like A Song", Ronnie Milsap, 1977

#52: "Luckenbach, Texas", Waylon Jennings, 1977

#51: "The Three Bells", The Browns, 1959

#50: "Don't Worry", Marty Robbins, 1961

#49: "The Battle Of New Orleans", Johnny Horton, 1959

#48: "Sixteen Tons", Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1955

#47: "Bouquet Of Roses", Eddy Arnold, 1948

#46: "Gone", Ferlin Husky, 1957

#45: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", Hank Williams, 1949 & 1966

#44: "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", Merle Travis, 1947

#43: "The Prisoner's Song", Vernon Dalhart, 1924 & 1925

#42: "The Gambler", Kenny Rogers, 1978

#41: "Elvira", Oak Ridge Boys, 1981

#40: "Guitar Polka", Al Dexter, 1946

#39: "Heartbreak Hotel", Elvis Presley, 1956

#38: "In The Jailhouse Now", Jimmie Rodgers, 1928

#37: "Slipping Around", Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely, 1949

#36: "Always Late (With Your Kisses)", Lefty Frizzell, 1951

#35: "Love Without End, Amen", George Strait, 1990

#34: "Can The Circle Be Unbroken", The Carter Family, 1935

#33: "Alabam", Cowboy Copas, 1960

#32: "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy", Red Foley, 1950

#31: "Hello Walls", Faron Young, 1961

#30: "Good Hearted Woman", Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson, 1975 & 1976

#29: "For The Good Times", Ray Price, 1970

#28: "Oh Lonesome Me", Don Gibson, 1958

#27: "I'll Hold You In My Heart", Eddy Arnold, 1947

#26: "Rose Garden", Lynn Anderson, 1970

#25: "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'", Charley Pride, 1971

#24: "Walking The Floor Over You", Ernest Tubb, 1941

#23: "I Walk The Line", Johnny Cash, 1956

#22: "He'll Have To Go" Jim Reeves, 1959 & 1960

#21: "Coal Miner's Daughter", Loretta Lynn, 1970

#20: "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", Hank Locklin, 1960

#19: "In The Jailhouse Now", Webb Pierce, 1955

#18: "The Wild Side Of Life", Hank Thompson, 1952

#17: "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)", Tex Williams, 1947

#16: "Crazy Arms", Ray Price, 1956

#15: "New San Antonio Rose", Bob Wills, 1944

#14: "Lovesick Blues", Hank Williams, 1949

#13: "My Hang-Up Is You", Freddie Hart, 1972

#12: "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", Kitty Wells, 1952

#11: "Okie From Muskogee", Merle Haggard, 1969

And the top ten Country Hits and Stars of the 20th Century are...

#10: "Stand By Your Man", Tammy Wynette, 1968

#09: "King Of The Road", Roger Miller, 1965

#08: "Friends In Low Places", Garth Brooks, 1990

#07: "He Stopped Loving Her Today", George Jones, 1980

#06: "I'm Moving On", Hank Snow, 1950

#05: "Walk On By", Leroy Van Dyke, 1961

#04: "The Cattle Call", Eddy Arnold, 1945 & 1955

#03: "Crazy", Patsy Cline, 1961

#02: "El Paso", Marty Robbins, 1959

#01: "I Will Always Love You", Dolly Parton, 1974 & 1982 & 1995

This list of the "Top 100 Country Hits and Stars Of The 20th Century"

was produced by Classic Hit Country music consultants,

programmers and experts, from analysis of jukebox and radio airplay charts,

sales figures and audience research data.

The final 100 were chosen and ranked based on a combination

of both the song and the artist's impact on Country music,

including long-term popularity and/or historical significance.

In some cases, a "signature" song was chosen to represent a particular act,

which may or may not be that artist's top selling or top charting song.

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