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Week ending 10/2/10: #1 singles this week in country music history

1950: I’m Movin’ On — Hank Snow (RCA)

1960: Alabam — Cowboy Copas (Starday)

1970:There Must Be More To Love Than This — Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)

1980: Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You — Dolly Parton (RCA)

1990: Jukebox In My Mind — Alabama (RCA)

2000: That’s The Way — Jo Dee Messina (Curb)

2010: Our Kind Of Love — Lady Antebellum (Capitol)

5 responses to “Week ending 10/2/10: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. pwdennis October 3, 2010 at 7:46 am

    The 1950 and 1960 entries will be with us for a while longer . The 1970 entry is one of my favorite JLL tracks.

    The 1980 entry is Dolly’s inferior remake of a Joe Sun single from a few years prior. Dolly’s version isn’t bad, but it lacks the soul of the original. The 1990 entry is one of the better Alabama tracks

  2. Ben Foster October 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I just love “Old Flames.” I like the way Dolly sings it, plus the piano and steel just sound so beautiful.

  3. Ken Johnson October 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I’m with Paul on the Jerry Lee Lewis song. Honky tonk piano, fiddle & steel. It just doesn’t get better than this. Crank it up Killer!

    As great as Jerry Lee rocks out, I really love his honky-tonk stuff. His emotional vocals and unique inflections bring the lyrics to life. For me 1968-1971 is truly the golden age for Jerry Lee Lewis.

    By the way I have always prefered the single hit version of Dolly’s “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You.” The single version has a prominent steel guitar lead while the alternate more widely available version has a much different arrangement with a dobro lead featured during the first verse. The single hit is on the CD version of Dolly’s 1982 “Greatest Hits” album (RCA Victor PCD14422)

    By the way, Dolly recorded that song at the suggestion of her husband Carl Dean who had heard Joe Sun’s excellent version on the radio.

    • Razor X October 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm

      I never realized that there were two different versions. I have her 1982 Greatest Hits CD; I’ll have to dig it up and make comparisons.

  4. J.R. Journey October 4, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I did notice that I had 2 slightly different recordings of the Dolly song. It’s also one of my favorites from her. Coincidentally, ‘Here You Come Again’, another Dolly favorite of mine, also got high praise from Carl Dean. The man certainly has good taste. He chose Dolly Parton for his wife afterall. 🙂

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