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.

2 He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
3 Crazy - Patsy Cline

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

4 King of the Road - Roger Miller
5 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams

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 My Maria - B.W. Stevenson
7 Danny's Song - Anne Murray
8 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
9 It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
10 Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' - Charley Pride

Best country music song ever. Love the Alan Jackson cover too.

The Contenders
11 Yesterday When I Was Young - Roy Clark
12 Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams

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.

13 Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette
14 El Paso - Marty Robbins
15 Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
16 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
17 Jolene - Dolly Parton
18 Forever and Ever, Amen - Randy Travis
19 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
20 Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson
21 Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
22 A Thousand Miles from Nowhere - Dwight Yoakam
23 I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
24 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.

25 Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
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