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Week ending 10/17/09: #1 singles this week in country music history

gatlins1949: Slippin’ Around — Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely (Capitol)

1959: The Three Bells — The Browns (RCA)

1969: Since I Met You Baby — Sonny James (Capitol)

1979: All The Gold In California — Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers (Columbia)

1989: Killin’ Time — Clint Black (RCA)

1999: Something Like That — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2009: American Ride — Toby Keith (Show Dog)

5 responses to “Week ending 10/17/09: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. J.R. Journey October 18, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Funny how the songs kept getting better and better up until 1989, then the last 2 started getting worse and worse until we end up with ‘American Ride’ as the top single for this week in 2009.

  2. Paul W Dennis October 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I wouldn’t regard the 1979 and 1989 entries as being better than the 49-59-69 entires – out of this group I’d rank them 59-89-49-69-79-99-09

  3. J.R. Journey October 19, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    To be perfectly honest, I am not at all familiar with 1959’s #1 song. I know ‘Slippin’ Around’ a bit, and have only heard the Sonny James song once. So I can’t really comment on those. But I’ve always liked the Gatlin Brothers song and especially Clint Black’s. I was remarking on the fact that after 1989, the quality of the songs went down – from Tim McGraw’s mediocre 1999 hit followed by the dreck from Toby Keith in 2009 just seems to signal a major decline, if only on this particular chart.

  4. Michael October 19, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “American Ride” is definitely in the running for my least favorite song of the year. Just awful.

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