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Week ending 10/24/09: #1 singles this week in country music history

RickyVanShelton11949: Slippin’ Around — Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely (Capitol)

1959: The Three Bells — The Browns (RCA)

1969: The Ways To Love A Man — Tammy Wynette (Epic)

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

1989: Living Proof — Ricky Van Shelton (Columbia)

1999: Something Like That — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2009: Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song) — Chris Young (RCA)

6 responses to “Week ending 10/24/09: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis October 25, 2009 at 8:54 am

    The 1969 entry from Tammy was not one of her better songs, but at the time Tammy was in the middle mof a hot streak that would continue for another half dozen years.

    Finally a decent 2009 entry – I hope this heralds some sustained success for Chris Young

    • Bob October 25, 2009 at 9:48 am

      Love the “Black Dress Song” and Chris Young’s voice. With the right material, he should be around for a long time but country music fans seem to prefer mediocre voices like KC, Dierks and the Flatts.

      Larry Gatlin is one of the singers who got me interested in country music, along with Ronnie Milsap, Gene Watson and John Denver. Milsap’s 2006 cd “My Life” I thought was outstanding but not a commercial success.

    • Razor X October 25, 2009 at 9:49 am

      Yes, I like the Chris Young song as well. I wasn’t previously familiar with it, but it’s not bad at all. His voice reminds me somewhat of Wade Hayes. Hopefully they’ll be able to keep providing him with decent material and not try to “mainstream” him too much.

  2. Occasional Hope October 25, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Yes, for once this year’s offering isn’t a total embarrassment. I don’t think Getting You Home is a *great* song, but it’s a decent one, and actually country, and he does have a great voice.

    Living Proof is one of my favourite Ricky Van Shelton recordings.

  3. Michael October 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Yes, I actually like this year’s entry as well. He’s got a great “country voice”. I can’t seem to recall the RVS single though. I’ll have to give his CD a listen. How long did “The Three Bells” (a great song BTW) stay on top?

  4. Razor X October 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    “The Three Bells” spent 11 weeks at #1.

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