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Week ending 11/10/12: #1 singles this week in country music history

1952: Jambalaya (On The Bayou) — Hank Williams (MGM)

1962: I’ve Been Everywhere — Hank Snow (RCA)

1972: It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad) — Merle Haggard (Capitol)

1982: You’re So Good When You’re Bad — Charley Pride (RCA)

1992: No One Else on Earth — Wynonna (MCA/Curb)

2002: Somebody Like You — Keith Urban (Capitol)

2012: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together — Taylor Swift (Big Machine)

2012 (Airplay): Hard To Love — Lee Brice (Curb)

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4 responses to “Week ending 11/10/12: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis November 11, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Good set of songs. As far as I know, Hank Snow’s version of “I’ve Been Everywhere” is the first American recording of Geoff Mack’s Australian travelogue. I’ve heard other versions including the the Australian original and the New Zaeland version (even more of an ordeal to sing than the American version as the place names are more difficult). Others have recorded the song but I’d still goe with Hank’s as the best version of the song

    “It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)” is simply another great Merle Haggard classic song. Hag is the songwriter with the most #1 singles and his albums are littered with album tracks he wrote that are better than anyone else’s singles

  2. Jonathan Pappalardo November 11, 2012 at 9:51 am

    “Somebody Like You” was the first and still the best taste of the sound Keith Urban has pioneered over the past ten years. It was fresh, lively, and exciting back then. Now it’s just stale, overwrought, and boring.

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