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Week ending 11/19/11: #1 singles this week in country music history

1951: Slow Poke — Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys (feat. Redd Stewart) (RCA)

1961: Walk On By — Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)

1971: Lead Me On — Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (Decca)

1981: My Baby Thinks He’s a Train — Rosanne Cash (Columbia)

1991: Shameless — Garth Brooks (Liberty)

2001: Angry All The Time — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2011: Crazy Girl — Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)

10 responses to “Week ending 11/19/11: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Occasional Hope November 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

    That’s a great Conway/Loretta duet.

    • Razor X November 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

      Yes, I think it’s one of their best but it tends to get overshadowed by some of their other hits like “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” and “After The Fire Is Gone.”

  2. Ben Foster November 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Some mighty good songs here! (Pre-2011, that is) I adore Garth’s “Shameless” and Roseanne’s “My Baby Thinks He’s a Train,” not to mention anything involving Conway and Loretta, and I’ve already expressed my love of “Angry All the Time.”

  3. Ken Johnson November 20, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    “Lead Me On” has remained one of my favorite Conway & Loretta duets since it was first released. However I must admit that Bonnie Owens’ version was even better. Released just two years before Conway & Loretta’s recording it was Bonnie’s final charted Capitol single. The record stalled at #68 in March of 1969. A most unworthy fate for such a great recording.

    This Rosanne Cash song is one of her better efforts. Hated the synthpop crap she later released during the mid-80’s.

    By mid-1991 I began to have serious doubts about Garth Brooks being a true country artist. He had released “The Thunder Rolls” followed by the equally awful “Rodeo.” Then he definitely lost me with “Shameless.” Sorry but screaming rock riffs just don’t sound country to me. Liked his early stuff best.

    • Razor X November 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      Totally agree with you about Garth. I really liked his first two albums but he was very hit or miss after that. Mostly miss.

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