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Week ending 7/25/09: #1 this week in country music history

buck_square1949: One Kiss Too Many — Eddy Arnold (RCA)

1959: The Battle of New Orleans — Johnny Horton (Columbia)

1969: Johnny B. Goode — Buck Owens (Capitol)

1979: You’re The Only One — Dolly Parton (RCA)

1989: What’s Going On In Your World — George Strait (MCA)

1999: Amazed — Lonestar (BNA)

2009: People Are Crazy — Billy Currington (Mercury)

5 responses to “Week ending 7/25/09: #1 this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis July 26, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Buck’s recording of “Johnny B Goode” was recorded March 9, 1969 in London. It was my Dad’s 44th birthday and we were in the audience. It is, of course, my favorite version of the song

    The Parton & Strait songs this week are pretty lame but such is their star power (and the way the charts would spin in back then) that both made it to #1

    • Razor X July 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm

      I agree that “You’re The Only One” isn’t one of Dolly’s best but I do like the Strait song. And surprisingly, I kind of liked the Billy Currington song when I listened to it. I’m not a big fan of his, but this is a lot better than most of the songs that have topped the charts lately.

  2. J.R. Journey July 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Actually, I was surprised I didn’t recognize the title of that Dolly song, but sounded familiar when I played it. I guess it’s one of those ‘forgotten chart-toppers’ Paul was talking about a few weeks ago.

    I think the Lonestar song is going to be with us for a whole too – eight weeks at number one. The charts have certainly changed a lot in the past 10 years though. There were only 18 different songs to hit #1 in 1999, 6 of them holding the top spot for 5 weeks or more.

  3. Lanibug July 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Amazed was my first dance at my wedding — when I was married in 2000…so that gives you my age….

  4. Leeann Ward July 27, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I agree with Paul on the Parton and Strait songs. I really like the sound of the Currington song, but I can’t get over the lameness of the storyline.

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