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Week ending 4/9/11: #1 singles this week in country music history

1951: The Rhumba Boogie — Hank Snow (RCA)

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

1971: After The Fire Is Gone — Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (Decca)

1981: Drifter — Sylvia (RCA)

1991: Two Of A Kind, Working On A Full House — Garth Brooks (Capitol)

2001: Who I Am — Jessica Andrews (DreamWorks Nashville)

2011: Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not — Thompson Square (Stoney Creek)

4 responses to “Week ending 4/9/11: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Occasional Hope April 10, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Conway and Loretta have my favourite this week. That’s a true classic.

  2. pwdennis April 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

    “Rhumba Boogie” and “Don’t Worry” are the standouts this date with “Who I Am” being close behind but all of these songs are at least very good, even the 2011 entry, which is better than many of the recent #1s.

    Jessica’s recording was used as the theme song of the show SUE THOMAS F.B.EYE which was based on the life of a deaf FBI agent

  3. Ken Johnson April 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Gotta agree with Hope that Conway & Loretta are at their best with that one. Though I’m generally not a fan of re-makes I must admit that I found the 1974 version of “After The Fire Is Gone” by Willie Nelson & Tracy Nelson equally satisfying. Tracy’s sassy vocal in particular added a different take on the lyrics. Because it was released just 3 1/2 years after Conway & Loretta’s version it never became a big hit. Had it been delayed until one year later when Willie’s career exploded it might have had a much better fate.

    Sylvia is one of those acts almost lost to country music history. Despite a great run of 1980’s hits she is barely remembered today.

    For me Garth Brooks was at his best was he sang ’em REAL country and this week’s entry is an absolute winner.

  4. Razor X April 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Actually these are all pretty good songs. “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” doesn’t exactly knock my socks off, but as Paul pointed out it’s a lot better than many recent #1s.

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