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Top Ten Songs By The Greatest
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Criteria: Songs were chosen for their musical & lyrical quality, impact, and lasting popularity in country music.
(Names are alphabetical using first name)

Last Updated: 2017-06-22
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1. Mountain Music
2. Feels So Right
3. Love in the First Degree
4. The Closer You Get
5. She and I
6. Tennessee River
7. 40 Hour Week (For a Livin')
8. Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)
9. If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)
10. Can't Keep a Good Man Down

Alan Jackson

1. Chattahoochee
2. Don't Rock The Jukebox
3. Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
4. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere (with Jimmy Buffett)
5. I'd Love You All Over Again
6. Drive (For Daddy Gene)
7. Livin' on Love
8. Little Bitty
9. Where I Come From
10. Someday

Bill Monroe

1. Blue Moon of Kentucky
2. Uncle Pen
3. Kentucky Waltz
4. My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin'
5. Mule Skinner Blues
6. Gotta Travel On
7. Scotland
8. Darlin' Corey
9. Bluegrass Breakdown
10. Travelin' This Lonesome World

Blake Shelton

1. Austin
2. God Gave Me You
3. Doin' What She Likes
4. Boys 'Round Here
5. Sure Be Cool If You Did
6. Honey Bee
7. Sangria
8. Over
9. Hillbilly Bone
10. Mine Would Be You

Brad Paisley

1. He Didn't Have to Be
2. Mud on the Tires
3. We Danced
4. She's Everything
5. I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)
6. When I Get Where I'm Going (w/ Dolly Parton)
7. Little Moments
8. Alcohol
9. Ticks
10. Wrapped Around

Brooks & Dunn

1. Boot Scootin' Boogie
2. My Maria
3. Believe
4. Neon Moon
5. A Man This Lonely
6. Husbands And Wives
7. If You See Him/If You See Her (w/ Reba McEntire)
8. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You
9. Red Dirt Road
10. Play Something Country

Buck Owens

1. I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
2. Act Naturally
3. Together Again
4. Love's Gonna Live Here
5. Waitin' In Your Welfare Line
6. My Heart Skips A Beat
7. Streets Of Bakersfield
8. Under Your Spell Again
9. I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)
10. Think Of Me

Carrie Underwood

1. Before He Cheats
2. Jesus Take the Wheel
3. All-American Girl
4. Cowboy Casanova
5. So Small
6. Blown Away
7. Inside Your Heaven
8. I Told You So
9. Good Girl
10. Wasted

Carter Family

1. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
2. Keep On The Sunnyside
3. Wildwood Flower
4. John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
5. Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow
6. Wabash Cannonball
7. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone
8. Single Girl, Married Girl
9. Anchored In Love
10. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

Charley Pride

1. Kiss an Angel Good Morning
2. All I Have to Offer You Is Me
3. Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone
4. Just Between You And Me
5. The Easy Part's Over
6. Wonder Could I Live There Anymore
7. (I'm So) Afraid of Losing You Again
8. She's Just an Old Love-Turned Memory
9. I Can't Believe That You Stopped Loving Me
10. I'm Just Me

Charlie Rich

1. The Most Beautiful Girl
2. Behind Closed Doors
3. A Very Special Love Song
4. I Love My Friend
5. There Won't Be Anymore
6. She Called Me Baby
7. I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore
8. Rollin' With the Flow
9. On My Knees (with Janie Fricke)
10. Everytime You Touch Me (I Get High)

Clint Black

1. A Better Man
2. Killin' Time
3. When I Said I Do (w/ Lisa Hartman Black)
4. Like the Rain
5. Walkin' Away
6. When My Ship Comes In
7. A Good Run of Bad Luck
8. Nobody's Home
9. Put Yourself In My Shoes
10. Loving Blind

Conway Twitty

1. Hello Darlin'
2. You've Never Been This Far Before
3. Louisana Woman , Missippi Man (duet with Loretta Lynn)
4. It's Only Make Believe
5. To See My Angel Cry
6. After The Fire Is Gone
7. Feelins' (Duet with Loretta Lynn)
8. Don't Cry Joni
9. After All This Is Gone
10. Linda On My Mind

Dixie Chicks

1. Wide Open Spaces
2. There's Your Trouble
3. Goodbye Earl
4. Not Ready to Make Nice
5. Ready to Run
6. Travelin' Soldier
7. You Were Mine
8. Long Time Gone
9. Cowboy Take Me Away
10. Landslide

Dolly Parton

1. I Will Always Love You
2. Coat of Many Colors
3. Jolene
4. 9 to 5
5. The Grass Is Blue
6. Light of A Clearblue Morning
7. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
8. To Daddy
9. Just Because I'm A Woman
10. After the Goldrush (from Trio)

Dottie West

1. A Lesson in Leavin'
2. Would You Hold It Against Me
3. What Are We Doin' In Love (w/ Kenny Rogers)
4. Are You Happy Baby
5. All I Ever Need Is You (w/ Kenny Rogers)
6. Every Time Two Fools Collide (w/ Kenny Rogers)
7. Country Sunshine
8. Rings of Gold (w/ Don Gibson)
9. Love Is No Excuse (w/ Jim Reeves)
10. Last Time I Saw Him

Dwight Yoakam

1. Honky Tonk Man
2. Guitars, Cadillacs
3. Little Sister
4. The Streets of Bakersfield (w/ Buck Owens)
5. I Sang Dixie
6. Fast As You
7. Ain't That Lonely Yet
8. A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
9. Please, Please Baby
10. Little Ways

Earl Thomas Conley

1. Holding Her And Loving You
2. Somewhere Between Right and Wrong
3. Love Don't Care (Whose Heart it Breaks)
4. Fire And Smoke
5. We Believe in Happy Endings (w/ Emmylou Harris)
6. Right From the Start
7. Nobody Falls Like A Fool
8. Chance Of Lovin' You
9. Don't Make It Easy For Me
10. Love Out Loud

Eddy Arnold

1. Make The World Go Away
2. Cattle Call
3. Bouquet Of Roses
4. Tennessee Stud
5. What's He Doin' In My World
6. Red Roses For A Blue Lady
7. If The Whole World Stopped Lovin'
8. What In The World's Come Over You
9. Anytime
10. What Is Life Without Love

Emmylou Harris

1. Boulder to Birmingham
2. If I Could Ever Win Your Love
3. After the Goldrush (Trio)
4. Wayfaring Stranger
5. That Lovin' Feelin' You Given
6. Wrecking Ball
7. Luxury Liner
8. Mister Sandman
9. Red Dirt Girl
10. To Far Gone

Flatt & Scruggs

1. Foggy Mountain Breakdown
2. Pearl Pearl Pearl
3. You Are My Flower
4. Earl's Breakdown
5. The Ballad of Jed Clampett
6. My Saro Jane
7. Petticoat Junction
8. Cabin In The Hills
9. Cripple Creek
10. Cumberland Gap

Garth Brooks

1. The Dance
2. Friends in Low Places
3. The Thunder Rolls
4. Unanswered Prayers
5. If Tomorrow Never Comes
6. Callin' Baton Rouge
7. Ain't Going Down (Till the Sun Comes Up)
8. Two Pina Coladas
9. Longneck Bottle
10. The Red Strokes

Gary Morris

1. Wind Beneath My Wings
2. 100% Chance of Rain
3. Baby Bye Bye
4. Lasso the Moon
5. I'll Never Stop Loving You
6. Leave Me Lonely
7. Velvet Chains
8. Making Up For Lost Time (with Crystal Gayle)
9. Why Lady Why
10. The Love She Found In Me

George Jones

1. He Stopped Loving Her Today
2. Golden Ring (with Tammy Wynette)
3. She Thinks I Still Care
4. We Can Make It
5. The Grand Tour
6. The Door
7. A Good Year For The Roses
8. Memories of Us
9. Same Ol' Me
10. Why Baby Why

George Strait

1. Amarillo By Morning
2. Fool Hearted Memory
3. I Just Want To Dance With You
4. The Chair
5. Love Without End, Amen
6. Check Yes Or No
7. Write This Down
8. Give It Away
9. Unwound
10. All My Ex's Live in Texas

Glen Campbell

1. Rhinestone Cowboy
2. Galveston
3. Wichita Lineman
4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
5. Southern Nights
6. Gentle On My Mind
7. It's Only Make Believe
8. Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife
9. I Wanna Live
10. Honey Come Back

Hank Snow

1. I'm Movin' On
2. I've Been Everywhere
3. Yellow Roses
4. The Golden Rocket
5. Rhumba Boogie
6. I Don't Hurt Anymore
7. A Fool Such as I
8. Hello Love
9. The Gold Rush is Over
10. Conscience, I'm Guilty

Hank Williams Jr.

1. A Country Boy Can Survive
2. All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight
3. My Name Is Bocephus
4. That's How They Do It In Dixie
5. Stirrin' It Up
6. Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound
7. Honky Tonkin'
8. All For the Love of Sunshine
9. Born to Boogie
10. There's a Tear In My Beer (w/ Hank Williams Sr.)

Hank Williams Sr.

1. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
2. Your Cheatin' Heart
3. Hey Good Lookin'
4. Cold, Cold Heart
5. Lovesick Blues
6. Jambalaya
7. Move It On Over
8. Kaw-Liga
9. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
10. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)

Jimmie Rodgers

1. Blue Yodel #1 (T Is For Texas)
2. In The Jailhouse Now
3. Frankie & Johnny
4. Waiting For A Train
5. Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)
6. When The Cactus Is In Bloom
7. Never No' Mo' Blues
8. No Hard Times
9. Pistol Packin' Papa
10. Any Old Time

Johnny Cash

1. Ring of Fire
2. I Walk the Line
3. Folsom Prison Blues
4. A Boy Named Sue
5. Hurt
6. Sunday Morning Coming Down
7. Jackson (with June Carter)
8. Daddy Sang Bass
9. Cry, Cry, Cry
10. Man In Black

Keith Whitley

1. When You Say Nothing At All
2. Don't Close Your Eyes
3. I'm No Stranger To The Rain
4. I'm Over You
5. I Wonder Do You Think Of Me?
6. Brotherly Love
7. It Ain't Nothin'
8. Homecoming '63
9. Miami, My Amy
10. 'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose

Kenny Rogers

1. Lady
2. Lucille
3. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
4. She Believes In Me
5. Islands in the Stream (w/ Dolly Parton)
6. You Decorated My Life
7. The Gambler
8. I Don't Need You
9. Coward of the County
10. We've Got Tonight (w/ Sheena Easton)

Kitty Wells

1. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
2. Jealousy
3. One by One (w/ Red Foley)
4. Heartbreak USA
5. Makin' Believe
6. Searching (For Someone Like You)
7. I Can't Stop Loving You
8. As Long as I Live (w/ Red Foley)
9. You and Me (w/ Red Foley)
10. Mommy for a Day

Larry Gatlin

1. All the Gold in California
2. Houston Means (I'm One Day Closer to You)
3. She Used to Be Somebody's Baby
4. Night Time Magic
5. Broken Lady
6. Love is Just a Game
7 I Don't Wanna Wanna Cry
8. Talkin' to the Moon
9. What Are We Doin' Lonesome
10. Sure Feels Like Love

Leann Rimes

1. Blue
2. How Do I Live
3. I Need You
4. One Way Ticket (Because I Can)
5. Something's Gotta Give
6. Probably Wouldn't Be This Way
7. Nothin' Better to Do
8. Can't Fight the Moonlight
9. On the Side of Angels
10. Big Deal

Lee Greenwood

1. God Bless The U.S.A.
2. I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)
3. Going, Going, Gone
4. Dixie Road
5. Somebody's Gonna Love You
6. I.O.U.
7. Mornin' Ride
8. Don't Underestimate My Love For You
9. Hearts Aren't Made to Break (They're Made to Love)
10. Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands

Loretta Lynn

1. Coal Miner's Daughter
2. The Pill
3. Your Squaw Is On The Warpath
4. You Ain't Woman Enough
5. Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)
6. Fist City
7. Louisanna Woman, Mississippi Man (w/ Conway Twitty)
8. Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)
9. Feelins' (w/ Conway Twitty)
10. Miss Being Mrs.

Lyle Lovett

1. If I Had a Boat
2. Cowboy Man
3. Give Back My Heart
4. That's Right (You're Not from Texas)
5. You've Been So Good Up to Now
6. She's No Lady
7. Why I Don't Know
8. I Married Her Because She Looks Like You
9. Don't Touch My Hat
10. Stand By Your Man

Marty Robbins

1. El Paso
2. My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
3. Street Of Laredo
4. A White Sport Coat
5. I'll Go On Alone
6. Singing The Blues
7. Big Iron
8. The Story of My Life
9. The Hanging Tree
10. I Walk Alone

Mary Chapin Carpenter

1. Passionate Kisses
2. Down At The Twist And Shout
3. Shut Up And Kiss Me
4. I Feel Lucky
5. He Thinks He'll Keep Her
6. I Take My Chances
7. Tender When I Want To Be
8. Quittin' Time
9. Never Had It So Good
10. The Hard Way

Merle Haggard

1. Okie from Muskogee
2. Thats the Way Love Goes
3. Mama Tried
4. Today I Started Loving You Again
5. (My Friends Are Going To Be) Strangers
6. Branded Man
7. If We Make It Through December
8. The Fugitive
9. I Take Alot of Pride In What I Am
10. Pancho & Lefty

Mickey Gilley

1. Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time
2. Room Full of Roses
3. Stand by Me
4. You Don't Know Me
5. Bring It On Home to Me
6. City Lights
7. She's Pulling Me Back Again
8. True Love Ways
9. That's All That Matters
10. Put Your Dreams Away

Miranda Lambert

1. The House That Built Me
2. Gunpowder & Lead
3. Over You
4. Mama's Broken Heart
5. Somethin' Bad" (with Carrie Underwood)
6. White Liar
7. Heart Like Mine
8. Fastest Girl in Town
9. Kerosene
10. Automatic

Oak Ridge Boys

1. Elvira
2. Bobbie Sue
3. I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes
4. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight
5. American Maid
6. I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head
7. I'll Be True To You
8. Fancy Free
9. No Matter How High
10. It Takes a Little Rain (To Make Love Grow)

Patsy Cline

1. Crazy
2. Walkin' After Midnight
3. I Fall to Pieces
4. Sweet Dreams
5. Leavin' On Your Mind
6. Faded Love
7. She's Got You
8. Strange
9. Why Can't He Be You
10. So Wrong

Randy Travis

1. Forever and Ever, Amen
2. It's Just A Matter Of Time
3. On the Other Hand
4. Diggin' Up Bones
5. No Place Like Home
6. Deeper Than The Holler
7. I Told You So
8. Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart
9. Too Gone Too Long
10. Look Heart, No Hands

Reba McEntire

1. Fancy
2. Whoever's in New England
3. Is There Life Out There
4. Little Rock
5. The Heart Won't Lie
6. Walk On
7. How Blue
8. The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
9. Sweet Music Man
10. Does He Love You

Red Foley

1. Tennessee Saturday Night
2. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
3. Peace in the Valley
4. The Salty Dog Rag
5. Old Shep
6. Sugarfoot Rag
7. Birmingham Bounce
8. Smoke On The Water
9. Steal Away
10. Crazy Little Guitar Man

Rodney Crowell

1. I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried
2. It's Such a Small World
3. I Ain't Living Long Like This
4. After All This Time
5. Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
6. She's Crazy for Leavin'
7. Many a Long and Lonesome Highway
8. Earthbound
9. Stars on the Water
10. Ashes by Now

Ronnie Milsap

1. Smoky Mountain Rain
2. (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
3. It Was Almost Like a Song
4. Any Day Now
5. Lost In the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)
6. What Goes On When the Sun Goes Down
7. Stranger In My House
8. Daydreams About Night Things
9. Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
10. A Woman In Love

Roy Acuff

1. Wabash Cannonball
2. The Great Speckled Bird
3. Freight Train Blues
4. Night Train To Memphis
5. Wreck On The Highway
6. Once More
7. So Many Times
8. Ida Red
9. Mule Skinner Blues
10. Tennesee Waltz

Shania Twain

1. That Don't Impress Me Much
2. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
3. Love Gets Me Every Time
4. From This Moment On
5. Come On Ove
6. Forever And For Always
7. You're Still the One
8. Party for Two
9. I'm Gonna Getcha Good!
10. (If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!

Stanley Brothers

1. Man of Constant Sorrow
2. The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
3. Pretty Polly
4. Little Birdie
5. How Far To Little Rock
6. Little Maggie
7. Lonesome River
8. The White Dove
9. John Henry
10. I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers

Statler Brothers

1. Flowers On The Wall
2. Bed Of Roses
3. Do You Remember These
4. I'll Go To My Grave Loving You
5. New York City
6. Carry Me Back
7. Whatever Happened To Randolph Scott
8. The Class Of '57
9. You Can't Have Your Kate And Edith Too
10. Do You Know You Are My Sunshine

Steve Earle

1. Copperhead Road
2. Guitar Town
3. Goodbye's All We Got Left
4. Back to the Wall
5. Nowhere Road
6. The Other Kind
7. Johnny Come Lately
8. Transcendental Blues
9. Jerusalem
10. I Ain't Ever Satisfied

Tammy Wynette

1. Stand By Your Man
2. D-I-V-O-R-C-E
3. Golden Ring (with George Jones)
4. I Don't Want To Play House
5. Your Good Girls Gonna Go Bad
6. Singing My Song
7. Kids Say The Darndest Things
8. The Ways To Love A Man
9. Bedtime Story
10. Good Lovin' (Makes It Right)

Tanya Tucker

1. Delta Dawn
2. Here's Some Lov
3. Just Another Love
4. Lizzie and the Rainman
5. Blood Red and Goin' Down
6. What's Your Mama's Name
7. San Antonio Stroll
8. It's a Little Too Late
9. Down to My Last Teardrop
10. I'll Come Back as Another Woman

Tim McGraw

1. Live Like You Were Dying
2. I Like It, I Love It
3. Indian Outlaw
4. Everywhere
5. The Cowboy In Me
6. Real Good Man
7. It's Your Love (with Faith Hill)
8. Like We Never Loved At All (with Faith Hill)
9. My Little Girl
10. Don't Take The Girl

Toby Keith

1. How Do You Like Me Now?
2. Should've Been A Cowboy
3. Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American)
4. A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action
5. Beer for My Horses
6. My List
7. Who's That Man
8. I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight
9. Dream Walkin'
10. Who's Your Daddy?

Travis Tritt

1. Help Me Hold On
2. Foolish Pride
3. Best Of Intentions
4. Can I Trust You With My Heart
5. Anymore
6. It's A Great Day To Be Alive
7. Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
8. Love Of A Woman
9. Tell Me I Was Dreaming
10. The Whiskey Ain't Workin' (w/ Marty Stuart)

Vince Gill

1. One More Last Chance
2. Tryin' to Get Over You
3. I Still Believe in You
4. Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away
5. Whenever You Come Around
6. You Better Think Twice
7. Pretty Little Adriana
8. What the Cowgirls Do
9. Take Your Memory with You
10. If You Ever Have Forever in Mind

Waylon Jennings

1. Momma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
2. Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)
3. Good Hearted Woman
4. Amanda
5. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
6. I'm A Ramblin' Man
7. Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
8. Wurlitzer Prize
9. I've Always Been Crazy
10. Good Ol' Boys (Theme From Dukes of Hazzard)

Willie Nelson

1. Always On My Mind
2. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
3. On The Road Again
4. Momma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
5. Whiskey River
6. Red Headed Stranger
7. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
8. Shotgun Willie
9. Time Of The Preacher
10. Crazy

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