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Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

My favorite songs ever …

dixiechicks21The end of the year has yielded numerous lists from all the fantastic blog writers about what tunes from the past year are the best.  In creating my own list, I kept thinking about songs I would include if they had been released in 2008.  So, I decided to make a list of my 10 favorite songs from years past.  And this turned out to be no easy task.  

So I scrapped that idea because I know if I made a list of my all-time favorite songs, I would only forget some and want to revise the list tomorrow.  And then by next week, only half of the songs I listed would still be my favorites since they change that frequently.

So, with the help of my trusty Last FM account, I just went and looked at the top 10 songs I’ve played in the past 3 months. 

Here are the 10 songs I’ve played the most in the past 3 months …

1. Dixie Chicks – Don’t Waste Your Heart
2. Lee Ann Womack – Last Call
3. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – Sweetest Waste of Time
4. Reba – You Remember Me
5. Rosanne Cash – One Step Over The Line (with John Hiatt)
6. Shelby Lynne – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
7. Sugarland – Very Last Country Song
8. Sugarland – Fall Into Me
9. Trisha Yearwood – They Call It Fallin’ For A Reason
10. Reba – Somebody Should Leave 

 What songs are your favorites right now?  And what songs are in heavy rotation in your library?

19 responses to “My favorite songs ever …

  1. Chris D. January 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Well, let’s see…

    Since I started using Last FM, Sugarland’s latest album, Lee Ann Womack’s two latest albums, and Beyonce’s two latest albums have all dominated completely. Mostly the three artists’ latest singles.

    However, the last week has been full of Patty Loveless, Reba, Crystal Shawanda, Jo Dee Messina, and Coldplay, which are coincidentally all the lastest albums I have bought.

    I change my favorites all the time, last month it was Dixie Chicks and Mariah Carey, this month Reba and Patty, it’s always weird and different.

  2. Jane January 3, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Fall into me – Sugarland.
    Last Call – Lee Ann Womack
    White Horse – Taylor Swift
    Get out of this town – Carrie Underwood (How I feel right now!)
    That Wasn’t me – Martina McBride
    Low – Sara Evans

  3. stephanie January 3, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Faith Hill- A baby changes everything & Stronger
    Rachael Yamagata- Elephants
    Matthew Perryman Jones- Save you

  4. Rainbow January 3, 2009 at 10:22 am

    According to

    1. “Three Chords And The Truth” – Sara Evans
    2. “As If” – Sara Evans
    3. “Cheatin'” – Sara Evans
    4. “Good Friend & A Glass Of Wine” – LeAnn Rimes
    5. “Little Drummer Boy” – Faith Hill
    6. “The Week The River Raged” – Sara Evans
    7. “Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)” – Jo Dee Messina
    8. “My Give A Damn’s Busted” – Jo Dee Messina
    9. “Nothin’ Better To Do” – LeAnn Rimes
    10. “Joy To The World” – Faith Hill

    That’s ALOT of Sara Evans!

  5. CMW January 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Here are my all-time top 10 from

    1. Josh Turner – Long Black Train
    2. Leland Martin – Stone Cold Fingers
    3. Dale Watson – From the Cradle to the Grave
    4. Gary Allan – Smoke Rings in the Dark
    5. Marty Robbins – Begging to You
    6. Vern Gosdin – Chiseled in Stone
    7. Ashley Monroe – Satisfied
    8. Gary Allan – Right Where I Need to Be
    9. Keith Whitley – I Wonder Do You Think of Me
    10. George Jones – He Stopped Loving Her Today

  6. Billy January 3, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    According to my iTunes…My top ten songs are:

    1: Take a Bow – Rihanna
    2: A Little Too Not Over You – David Archuleta
    3: Leavin’ – Jesse McCartney
    4: Thinking of You – Katy Perry
    5: Pony (It’s OK) – Erin McCarley
    6: Disturbia – Rihanna
    7: Viva la Vida – Coldplay
    8: I Think I Know – Lee Ann Womack
    9: Ride – Martina McBride
    10: So What – P!nk

  7. Andrew January 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    My all-time top 10 according to
    1. The Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
    2. Jerry Lee Lewis – Chantilly Lace
    3. Garth Brooks – The Fever
    4. Josh Turner – Would You Go With Me
    5. Mark Chesnutt – What Ar We Doing In Love
    6. Tracy Byrd – Love, You Ain’t Seen The Last of Me
    7. Montgomery Gentry – Hillbilly Shoes
    8. Blake Shelton – The More I Drink
    9. Toby Keith – High Maintenance Woman
    10. Conway Twitty – Slow Hand

  8. Chris D. January 3, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Billy, is that just for this week? The McCarley single just came out the other day. Also, “Take A Bow” is the song that made me start to like Rihanna. It’s such a great and funny song. xD

  9. Billy January 3, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Chris, yeah that’s just for this week. I got iTunes set up on…Friday last week, I believe. I got my iPod for Christmas.

  10. Billy January 3, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Also, Take A Bow is the song that made me realize that Rihanna wasn’t just passing through the pop genre, she’s here to stay. As long as she keeps the hits coming, she’ll be there. I still love Disturbia.

  11. SD January 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    When I love a song, I listen to it on repeat. Over and over. And over.

    Lori Mckenna-Feeding the Angels
    Baby Mine-Alison Krauss
    Last Call-Lee Ann Womack
    Keep You-Sugarland
    Songbird-Eva Cassidy

    And I noticed that you had “You Remember Me” by Reba as one of your top played songs. I love it too, but I’m not quite sure what the lyrics mean. What’s your interpretation of the song?

  12. Kent January 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Some of my fav. and most listened to songs lately:

    Down Goes Another One – McFly
    You Can – David Archuleta
    Going Through the Motions – McFly
    Corrupted – McFly
    The End – McFly
    Everybody Knows – McFly
    Lies – McFly
    A Little Too Not Over You – David Archuleta
    Desperate – David Arculeta
    One For the Radio – McFly

    And for counrty:

    Josh Gracin – Unbelievable
    Carrie Underwood – Just a Dream
    Darius Rucker – Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It
    Taylor Swift – Love Story
    Emerson Drive – Belongs to You

  13. J.R. Journey January 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    My interpretation of ‘You Remember Me’? Wow. You’d think that would be an easy question to answer as many times as I’ve played it, but it’s not … I’ll try to tell you what I think it’s about.

    I think the lyrics are pretty simple actually, as in not very abstract. The narrator is apparently a singer on tour and she goes to see a guy who left her a long time ago, and reminds him about his humble beginnings. Telling him he’s not really the big shot he fancies himself to be.

    It was written by Jesse Winchester, whose work you should really check out if you love this song. Reba’s recording of ‘You Remember Me’ is in an entirely different league than his own (as in much better), but his songs are still worth looking into.

  14. SD January 4, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    It would be incredibly cool if you did a feature on songs with abstract/ambiguous lyrics. There’s a few that’s always difficult to figure out, and there could be some kind of an open discussion on different people’s interpretation of a certain song. Just a suggestion. 🙂

  15. J.R. Journey January 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    And an excellent suggestion, SD. There are a lot of songs I don’t quite get sometimes too. For instance, it took me about 500 listens to ‘Seven Year Ache’ before I really grasped what it was all about. The main idea was there, but so many intricate details are told in the lyrics that it takes about that many listens to fully understand that song.

    Really great suggestion though. Don’t be surprised if it becomes a regular feature soon.

  16. Chris D. January 5, 2009 at 5:11 am

    That is a cool suggestion! Hmmm… I guess I’ll think of odd songs like that…

  17. Paul W Dennis January 12, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I keep going back to the old stuff:

    Walking The Floor Over You – Ernest Tubb
    El Paso – Marty Robbins
    Long Slow Kisses (album version) – Jeff Bates
    There Stands The Glass – Webb Pierce
    Slowly – Webb Pierce
    You Ain’t Woman Enough – Loretta Lynn
    Second Fiddle – Jean Shepard
    He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley
    Under Your Spell Again – Buck Owens
    Kiss An Angel Good Morning – Charley Pride

    and bubbling under is the obligatory George Jones song (or two)
    When The Grass Grows Over Me
    I’ll Share My World With You

    obviously, if I expanded my list to 25 there’d be some Merle and Lefty, some Connie Smith and Hank Snow (and some other Hanks as well)

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  19. Paul January 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    1. Tied Together With A Smile-Taylor Swift
    2. Best Day-Taylor Swift
    3. Grown Don’t Cry-Tim McGraw
    4. More Like Her-Miranda Lambert
    5. Stars in Alabama- Jamey Johnson
    6. Letters From Home-John Michael Montgomery
    7. The Good Stuff-Kenny Chesney
    8. My List- Toby Keith
    9. Paint Me A Birmingham-Tracy Lawrence
    10. She’s So California-Gary Allan

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