Top Ten Classic Country Songs


The Top Ten

1 Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich

I've very recently made a playlist of every song on this list so far. And now reliving such happy memories of my childhood spent with all the family. Thank you. - Britgirl

Next you gotta work on that Eagles playlist, if you haven't already... - Ned964

Maybe in my Top 5 all time for any genre - Ned964

Beautiful flowing piano, great celebratory song of love - Ned964

2 He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones

This has moved up to #1 huh? I guess it's not surprising given its immense popularity among Classic Country fans. - Ned964

Just a great song - Ned964

3 Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams

Classic Country masterpiece - Ned964

You have chosen some lovely songs; some among my own favourites. Great list. - Britgirl

Thank you. My mother sang old school Country on the radio in a small Minnesota town in her youth. She listened to both very old Country and what was playing on the radio in the 60's and 70's. I sure do appreciate now that she did. - Ned964

4 Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette

Tammy's best - Ned964

5 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

So much Cash to choose from. I went with this one - Ned964

Every time I see the title it always looks like "False Imprison(ment) Blues. Love the song however the title appears to me. - Britgirl

6 Crazy - Patsy Cline
7 It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty

Awesome Country classic - Ned964

8 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
9 King of the Road - Roger Miller

Just was reminded of this classic. - Ned964

10 I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

Great vocal range. I couldn't decide between this and Coat of Many Colors, so I flipped a coin. - Ned964

The Newcomers

? She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs - Alan Jackson
? Reasons I Cheat - Randy Travis

The Contenders

11 Yesterday When I Was Young - Roy Clark
12 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me - Mac Davis

A little more fast paced. Great Country song - Ned964

13 Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson
14 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt

Definitely a little Country/Rock mix going on here, but I had to include it. - Ned964

15 Jolene - Dolly Parton
16 Danny's Song - Anne Murray

This song is so cool. Yes, it's a cover of a Loggins and Messina song, but has always sounded just a bit better to me with a powerful female voice. Happy, upbeat song. - Ned964

A cover of a Loggins and Messina song, but I prefer Murray's version. - Ned964

17 City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson

I could see that from the perspective of a non-American (though she IS an honorary 'Merican in good standing) this song, particularly by Arlo, would elicit feelings of freedom. But for some of us born to it, it elicits profoundly sad feelings of a traditional America that is rapidly dying, as well as unprecedented freedom under increasing duress.

I also like this very much by Arlo Guthrie. Today I spent an hour's bus ride playing this on a loop (by Willie). It makes my heart ache with the sense of freedom it gives. I love everything about it by both artists. - Britgirl

Ha ha! I like that story. Everything about it makes me feel good for you, as I'm familiar with the feeling. Those all too rare times when someone else's poetry can just take me away. It's bigger than me, and I'm lost in it, almost overwhelmed, and certainly in awe. - Ned964

18 Love is Like a Butterfly - Dolly Parton

I'm voting for this today. I gotta keep the infinitely talented Dolly moving ahead. Great song - Ned964

Classic. A very sweet and very pretty song. - Britgirl

19 Four in the Morning - Faron Young

For those who are still awake at this ungodly hour...*cough* N964...*cough* - Britgirl

20 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down - Kris Kristofferson
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Top Remixes

1. Crazy - Patsy Cline
2. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
1. Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams
2. Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
3. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones



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