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Week ending 3/30/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

joenichols1953 (Sales): Kaw-Liga — Hank Williams (MGM)

1953 (Jukebox): Kaw-Liga — Hank Williams (MGM)

1953 (Disc Jockeys): Kaw-Liga — Hank Williams (MGM)

1963: Don’t Let Me Cross Me Over — Carl Butler & Pearl (Columbia)

1973: The Teddy Bear Song — Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)

1983: Swingin’ — John Anderson (Warner Bros.)

1993: When My Ship Comes In — Clint Black (RCA)

2003: Brokenheartsville — Joe Nichols (Universal South)

2013: Sure Be Cool If You Did — Blake Shelton (Warner Bros.)

2013 (Airplay): Sure Be Cool If You Did — Blake Shelton (Warner Bros.)

4 responses to “Week ending 3/30/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Occasional Hope March 31, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I love that Joe Nichols song; it’s such a shame his career has slowed down.

  2. Paul W Dennis March 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    “Brokenheartsville” is one of my favorite songs of the last decade. Unlike many of my favorites, it did reach #1 – in fact most of my favorites from this period didn’t crack the top ten such as “Jeff Bates’ “Long Slow Kisses” and George Strait’s “Drinkin’ Man”

    If the charts of the eighties were actually based on a song’s true popularity rather radio’s desire to maintain a rapid turnover at the top of the charts, “Swingin’ ” would have been number one for a large number of weeks, rather than the one week it actualy logged at #1. The song was being played by disc jockeys for many weeks before Warner Brothers actually released it as a single in January 1983 . Its predecessor “Wild And Blue” spent two weeks at #1 at the tail-end of 1982 and I was hearing “Swingin’ ” nearly as often as “Wild and Blue” at that time.

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