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300 Greatest Country Music Songs

Criteria: These are the most important songs in the history of country music, ranked by acclaim, influence, and popularity. No more than one version of a given song was included. Pop and rock songs which crossed over to the country charts were not considered eligible.

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Last Updated: 2017-05-24
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  1. Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams
  2. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
  3. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
  4. Can The Circle Be Unbroken - The Carter Family
  5. Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
  6. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
  7. Crazy - Patsy Cline
  8. Forever & Ever, Amen - Randy Travis
  9. Make The World Go Away - Eddy Arnold
10. I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
11. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
12. Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff
13. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Willie Nelson
14. The Dance - Garth Brooks
15. I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline
16. Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn
17. Blue Yodel #1 (T For Texas) - Jimmie Rodgers
18. I'm Moving On - Hank Snow
19. Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
20. New San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills
21. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells
22. Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
23. Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
24. Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
25. Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty
26. In The Jailhouse Now - Jimmie Rodgers
27. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - Hank Williams
28. Crazy Arms - Ray Price
29. Wildwood Flower - Carter Family
30. El Paso - Marty Robbins
31. Walking The Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb
32. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys - Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings
33. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow - Stanley Brothers
34. Love's Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens
35. Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
36. Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Sons Of The Pioneers
37. He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves
38. The Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold
39. Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Flatt & Scruggs
40. Happy Trails - Dale Evans & Roy Rogers
41. Hey Good Lookin' - Hank Williams
42. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
43. Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline
44. I Ain't Never - Webb Pierce
45. There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere - Elton Britt
46. Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
47. Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind) - Loretta Lynn
48. Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy - Uncle Dave Macon
49. Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson
50. I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool - Barbara Mandrell
51. You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis
52. For The Good Times - Ray Price
53. Slowly - Webb Pierce
54. When The Work's All Done This Fall - Carl T. Sprague
55. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke
56. I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
57. The Wreck Of The Old 97 - Vernon Dalhart
58. The Grand Tour - George Jones
59. I'll Still Be Loving You - Restless Heart
60. Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys
61. Harper Valley PTA - Jeannie C. Riley
62. God Bless The USA - Lee Greenwood
63. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
64. The Race Is On - George Jones
65. Blues Stay Away From Me - The Delmore Brothers
66. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) - Eddy Arnold
67. Tennessee Waltz - Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys
68. Back In The Saddle Again - Gene Autry
69. A Satisfied Mind - Porter Wagoner
70. I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart - Patsy Montana
71. Bop - Dan Seals
72. Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love) - Waylon Jennings
73. Pancho & Lefty - Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
74. Satin Sheets - Jeanne Pruett
75. I've Been Everywhere - Hank Snow
76. Kiss An Angel Good Mornin' - Charley Pride
77. Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams Sr.
78. The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane - Fiddlin' John Carson
79. Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
80. The Wild Side Of Life - Hank Thompson
81. New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills
82. When You Say Nothing At All - Keith Whitley
83. Four Walls - Jim Reeves
84. Should've Been A Cowboy - Toby Keith
85. On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
86. Killin' Time - Clint Black
87. Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings
88. King Of The Road - Roger Miller
89. Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
90. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley
91. How Forever Feels - Kenny Chesney
92. Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On The Corner) - Jimmie Rodgers
93. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock
94. Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Hank Locklin
95. Still - Bill Anderson
96. Rocky Top - Osborne Brothers
97. Jolene - Dolly Parton
98. Flowers On The Wall - Statler Brothers
99. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues - Charlie Poole
100. I Swear - John Michael Montgomery

101. Take This Job And Shove It - Johnny Paycheck
102. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
103. Seven Year Ache - Rosanne Cash
104. Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
105. Love Can Build A Bridge - The Judds
106. Six Days On The Road - Dave Dudley
107. The Last Thing On My Mind - Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton
108. Rank Strangers - Stanley Brothers
109. Boot Scootin' Boogie - Brooks & Dunn
110. Amos Moses - Jerry Reed
111. Mountain Music - Alabama
112. Act Naturally - Buck Owens
113. Slippin' Around - Floyd Tillman
114. The Prisoner's Song - Vernon Dalhart
115. Move It On Over - Hank Williams
116. Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
117. Keep On The Sunny Side - The Carter Family
118. I'll Sail My Ship Alone - Moon Mullican
119. She Thinks I Still Care - George Jones
120. Alabam - Cowboy Copas
121. Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson
122. What Might Have Been - Little Texas
123. Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses - Kathy Mattea
124. The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks
125. Heartaches By The Number - Ray Price
126. Faded Love - Bob Wills
127. Sleeping Single In A Double Bed - Barbara Mandrell
128. Cash On The Barrelhead - The Louvin Brothers
129. Don't Touch Me - Jeannie Seely
130. Long Black Veil - Lefty Frizzell
131. It Makes No Difference Now - Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers
132. Detroit City - Bobby Bare
133. Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
134. Don't Fence Me In - Roy Rogers
135. Some! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams
136. Signed, Sealed And Delivered - Cowboy Copas
137. Cold, Cold Heart - Hank Williams
138. I Can't Stop Loving You - Don Gibson
139. Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
140. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) - Jimmy Wakely
141. The Whiskey Ain't Workin' - Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart
142. I Saw The Light - Hank Williams
143. Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter
144. Last Date - Floyd Cramer
145. D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette
146. Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddie Fender
147. If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks
148. The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA - Donna Fargo
149. Smoke On The Water - Red Foley
150. Good Woman Blues - Mel Tillis
151. The Sinking Of The Titanic - Ernest Stoneman
152. A Better Man - Clint Black
153. Almost Persuaded - David Houston
154. Rose-Marie - Slim Whitman
155. Heaven's Just A Sin Away - Kendalls
156. Galveston - Glen Campbell
157. Shame On You - Spade Cooley
158. Together Again - Buck Owens
159. Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard
160. She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) - Gary Stewart
161. Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks
162. The Ballad Of High Noon - Tex Ritter
163. Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
164. Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
165. Don't Let Me Cross Over - Carl Butler & Pearl
166. Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker
167. Highwayman - Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, & Kris Kristofferson
168. I Don't Hurt Anymore - Hank Snow
169. End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
170. Crying My Heart Out Over You - Ricky Skaggs
171. Gone - Ferlin Husky
172. Guitar Boogie - Arthur Smith
173. Help Me Make It Through the Night - Sammi Smith
174. I Believe In You - Don Williams
175. Mama Sang A Song - Bill Anderson
176. I Love You Because - Leon Payne
177. Uncle Pen - Bill Monroe
178. Cruise - Florida-Georgia Line
179. Bouquet Of Roses - Eddy Arnold
180. Amarillo By Morning - George Strait
181. Come Walk With Me - Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper
182. I Don't Care - Webb Pierce
183. Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray
184. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine - Gene Autry
185. Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
186. Skip A Rope - Henson Cargill
187. Singing The Blues - Marty Robbins
188. (Old Dogs, Children And) Watermelon Wine - Tom T. Hall
189. A Lesson In Leavin' - Dottie West
190. Soldier's Last Letter - Ernest Tubb
191. After The Fire Is Gone - Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
192. Young Love - Sonny James
193. Heartbroke - Ricky Skaggs
194. Take Me Back To Tulsa - Bob Wills
195. When She Cries - Restless Heart
196. Hello Walls - Faron Young
197. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue? - Crystal Gayle
198. Slow Poke - Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys
199. Whoever's In New England - Reba McEntire
200. All My Ex's Live In Texas - George Strait

201. Sweet Dreams - Don Gibson
202. The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
203. Abilene - George Hamilton IV
204. Wild One - Faith Hill
205. Down Yonder - Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
206. A Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams Jr.
207. What Hurts The Most - Rascal Flatts
208. She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft) - Jerry Reed
209. Love, Me - Collin Raye
210. Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down - Maddox Brothers & Rose
211. Independence Day - Martina McBride
212. You Win Again - Hank Williams
213. If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time - Lefty Frizzell
214. Cool Water - The Sons Of The Pioneers
215. Easy Loving - Freddie Hart
216. Daddy Sang Bass - Johnny Cash
217. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know - Davis Sisters
218. Rock All Our Babies To Sleep - Riley Puckett
219. She's Got You - Patsy Cline
220. I'm Not Lisa - Jessi Colter
221. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
222. Pan American Blues - DeFord Bailey
223. Holding Her And Loving You - Earl Thomas Conley
224. Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart - Shenandoah with Alison Krauss
225. He Didn't Have To Be - Brad Paisley
226. Country Bumpkin - Cal Smith
227. What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me) - Jerry Lee Lewis
228. Baby Girl - Sugarland
229. Don't Let The Stars (Get In Your Eyes) - Slim Willet with the Brush Cutters
230. No Charge - Melba Montgomery
231. Blue Guitars - Light Crust Doughboys
232. The Year That Clayton Delaney Died - Tom T. Hall
233. Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams
234. You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me) - Johnny Rodriguez
235. Pop A Top - Jim Ed Brown
236. Come Live With Me - Roy Clark
237. Meet Me In The Middle - Diamond Rio
238. Lookin' For Love - Johnny Lee
239. Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
240. Three Wooden Crosses - Randy Travis
241. Under The Double Eagle - Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers
242. Teddy Bear - Red Sovine
243. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
244. Fast As You - Dwight Yoakam
245. 80s Ladies - K.T. Oslin
246. This Kiss - Faith Hill
247. Blanket On The Ground - Billie Jo Spears
248. The Three Bells - The Browns
249. Good Morning Beautiful - Steve Holy
250. Love Without End, Amen - George Strait
251. Sparkling Blue Eyes - Wade Mainer & His Sons of The Mountaineers
252. Straight Tequila Night - John Anderson
253. Talk Back Trembling Lips - Ernest Ashworth
254. Islands In The Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
255. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - Stuart Hamblen
256. There Goes My Everything - Jack Greene
257. Why Me? - Kris Kristofferson
258. Just Because - Shelton Brothers
259. Once A Day - Connie Smith
260. Hey Joe - Carl Smith
261. No One Else On Earth - Wynonna
262. Amazed - Lonestar
263. Somebody Lied - Ricky Van Shelton
264. I've Got A Tiger By The Tail - Buck Owens
265. Constant Craving - kd lang
266. Guitar Town - Steve Earle
267. Mama He's Crazy - The Judds
268. Cowboy Man - Lyle Lovett
269. Sally Gooden - Eck Robertson
270. Holes In The Floor Of Heaven - Steve Wariner
271. Born To Fly - Sara Evans
272. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I - Hank Snow
273. You're Still The One - Shania Twain
274. Sweet Jennie Lee - Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies
275. Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart - Randy Travis
276. Born To Lose - Ted Daffan's Texans
277. Time Marches On - Tracy Lawrence
278. From A Jack To A King - Ned Miller
279. Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter
280. You Never Even Called Me By My Name - David Allan Coe
281. Thank God For You - Sawyer Brown
282. She's In Love With The Boy - Trisha Yearwood
283. Looking At the World Through a Windshield - Del Reeves
284. There Ain't Nothing Wrong With The Radio - Aaron Tippin
285. Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You - Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
286. She Don't Know She's Beautiful - Sammy Kershaw
287. Let's Stop Talkin' About It - Janie Fricke
288. Pickup Man - Joe Diffie
289. Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On - Mel McDaniel
290. Passionate Kisses - Mary Chapin Carpenter
291. Don't Close Your Eyes - Keith Whitley
292. May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose - Little Jimmy Dickens
293. Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) - Big & Rich
294. Boogie Woogie - Johnny Barfield
295. Maybe It Was Memphis - Pam Tillis
296. Room Full Of Roses - Mickey Gilley
297. Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.
298. Timber, I'm Falling In Love - Patty Loveless
299. Give Me One More Chance - Exile
300. I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby - Louvin Brothers

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