Top Ten Classic Country Songs

The Top Ten
1 Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich Cover Art

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.

2 He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones Cover Art
3 King of the Road - Roger Miller King of the Road - Roger Miller Cover Art
4 Crazy - Patsy Cline Crazy - Patsy Cline Cover Art

You're all Crazy for keeping this at the 2nd spot for so long

5 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams Cover Art

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.

6 It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty Cover Art
7 My Maria - B.W. Stevenson My Maria - B.W. Stevenson Cover Art
8 Danny's Song - Anne Murray Danny's Song - Anne Murray Cover Art
9 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams Cover Art
10 Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams Cover Art

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!

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

The Contenders
11 Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' - Charley Pride Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' - Charley Pride Cover Art
12 Yesterday When I Was Young - Roy Clark Yesterday When I Was Young - Roy Clark Cover Art
13 Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell Cover Art
14 El Paso - Marty Robbins El Paso - Marty Robbins Cover Art
15 Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette Cover Art
16 Jolene - Dolly Parton Jolene - Dolly Parton Product Image
17 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson Cover Art
18 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt Cover Art
19 Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson Cover Art
20 Forever and Ever, Amen - Randy Travis Forever and Ever, Amen - Randy Travis Cover Art
21 A Thousand Miles from Nowhere - Dwight Yoakam A Thousand Miles from Nowhere - Dwight Yoakam Cover Art
22 Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash Cover Art
23 City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson Cover Art

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.

24 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Cover Art

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

25 I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton Cover Art
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