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Week ending 3/12/11: #1 singles this week in country music history

1951: There’s Been A Change In Me — Eddy Arnold (RCA)

1961: Don’t Worry — Marty Robbins (Columbia)

1971: I’d Rather Love You — Charley Pride (RCA)

1981: Do You Love As Good As You Look — Bellamy Brothers (Warner Bros./Curb)

1991: I’d Love You All Over Again — Alan Jackson (Arista)

2001: One More Day — Diamond Rio (Arista)

2011: Don’t You Wanna Stay — Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow)

5 responses to “Week ending 3/12/11: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Occasional Hope March 13, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I love the Diamond Rio song.

  2. bob March 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

    ditto OH’s comment. Kudos to the “One More Day” writers, Steven Jones and Bobby Tomberlin.

  3. Razor X March 13, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I like them all except for 2011’s horrendous and totally non-country offering.

    “One More Day” is a great song; one that I’ll associate with 9/11 since it go so much airplay after the attacks.

  4. Ken Johnson March 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Some trivia for diehard Marty Robbins fans :

    The single version of “Don’t Worry” is from a different take than the stereo album version. The single version times out slightly shorter (3:10) vs. the stereo album version (3:14)Also during the intro of the stereo album version Marty takes a deep breath just before singing the first line of the song(at approx :06). If you listen with headphones it’s quite noticeable.

    An award-winning performance from one of country music’s best voices. There is no one singing country music today who can come close to Marty.

    • J.R. Journey March 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      “Also during the intro of the stereo album version Marty takes a deep breath just before singing the first line of the song(at approx :06). If you listen with headphones it’s quite noticeable.”

      I’ve always had a minor fascination with ‘noticable’ human effects on records, such as hearing the singer breathe, cough, or flub a line. I had an idea for a discussion about such recordings a while back that I never wrote. Now you’ve started my brain working again.

      As for this week’s songs, I like all of these. I am not as familiar with the Eddy Arnold track as the others, though I have heard it a few times. 1961 – 01 are all classics, and this year’s entry is my favorite #1 of the year (so far).

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