Top Ten Classic Country Songs
The Top Ten
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
As of today (11/2/18) this list is exactly 1 year old, so to mark the occasion, I'm voting for the very first song I voted for 1 year ago today. Still love this song and I still love this list.
Happy Birthday Top Ten Classic Country Songs! - Britgirl
You have chosen some lovely songs; some among my own favourites. Great list. - Britgirl
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
Every time I see the title it always looks like "False Imprison(ment) Blues. Love the song however the title appears to me. - Britgirl
This song is fairly simple. The lyrics and music (2 chords) are not all that spectacular, but when you see it performed by Hank and all those who have covered it over the years like Willie, Emmy Lou Harris, Leon Russell, John Fogerty, Jerry Garcia, Clapton, etc, and how much they put into it and the joy of performing this song you can see what a great song this is by its power and influence, and that it is truly a great country song.
Willie, Waylon and this song... What's not to love? - Britgirl
Hardly anyone mentions Bobby Bare. So...I love this by him. - Britgirl
Classic. A very sweet and very pretty song. - Britgirl
@Ned964 re your comment about Randy Travis: Exactly a reason I chose this man. He's one of the few "modern" country artists who actually 'keeps it Country' Heroes and Friends is my favourite by him. Beautifully sung with simple, meaningful lyrics. - Britgirl
So are you, D. So are you. - Britgirl
For those who are still awake at this ungodly hour...*cough* N964...*cough* - Britgirl
She has a gorgeous voice. And this song is beautiful.
You said you couldn't decide between this and I Will Always Love You. Why not have both? Anyway, this is a lovely song which I very much doubt would sound right by any other artist. - Britgirl
The Storyteller. I really love his friendly, smoker's vocals on any of his songs, but this one in particular is special. - Britgirl
@Ned964 - Yes, I DO know this lovely song but forgot all about it since I haven't heard it for...ohh...ages! Thank you for adding! The happiest girl in the UK now has a wider smile :). - Britgirl
I can't stop believing that this belongs on the list. - Billyv
So many wonderful songs to choose from by one of my favourite country singers. I chose this one because it was playing when I learned he'd passed away. I still miss him. - Britgirl
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2. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams