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Week ending 4/13/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

Darius-Rucker1953 (Sales): Kaw-Liga — Hank Williams (MGM)

1953 (Jukebox): Your Cheatin’ Heart — Hank Williams (MGM)

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

1963: Still — Bill Anderson (Decca)

1973: Super Kind of Woman — Freddie Hart & The Heartbeats (Capitol)

1983: We’ve Got Tonight — Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton (Liberty)

1993: The Heart Won’t Lie — Reba McEntire & Vince Gill (MCA)

2003: Have You Forgotten? — Darryl Worley (DreamWorks)

2013: Wagon Wheel — Darius Rucker (Capitol)

2013 (Airplay): Somebody’s Heartbreak — Hunter Hayes (Atlantic)

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

  1. Paul W Dennis April 14, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I’m not that wild about Hunter Hayes’ entry this week but I really like “Wagon Wheels” by Darius Rucker.

    What can you say about “Your Cheatin’ Heart” that hasn’t already been said ? It’s simply a classic.
    Because of the staying power of “Kaw-Liga”, it would never reach # on the sales charts but it would top the DJ and Jukebox charts. Both songs were on the same single

    “Super Kind of Woman” continued Freddie Hart’s hot streak of the early 1970s.

    “Still” was not only Bill Anderson’s biggest hit, but in Great Britain, comedian / music hall entertainer Ken Dodd, took the song onto the pop charts (Dodd also charted with other Anderson songs such as “8 X 10” and “Happiness”)

    • Razor X April 14, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Time for me to eat a little crow with respect to “Wagon Wheel”. I predicted that Rucker’s version wouldn’t be a hit — not because it isn’t good but because I didn’t think it was the type of song that would perform well in today’s environment. I still prefer the Jeremy McComb version but I’m glad I was wrong about Darius’ rendition.

      • Paul W Dennis April 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        I prefer Rucker’s version to that of OCMS but I hadn’t heard McComb’s version unti today. Definitely good stuff – slightly prefer to Rucker’s version. On the other hand the Keith Secor version is awful and the Bob Dylan prototype rendition (“Rock Me Mamma”) is unspeakably bad

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