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Week ending 5/18/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

royclark1953 (Sales): Kaw-Liga — Hank Williams (MGM)

1953 (Jukebox): No Help Wanted — The Carlisles (Mercury)

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

1963: Still — Bill Anderson (Decca)

1973: Come Live With Me — Roy Clark (Dot)

1983: Whatever Happened To Old-Fashioned Love — B.J. Thomas (Columbia)

1993: I Love The Way You Love Me — John Michael Montgomery (Atlantic)

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

2013: Cruise — Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville)

2013 (Airplay): Get Your Shine On — Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville)

6 responses to “Week ending 5/18/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Occasional Hope May 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

    1953 (radio chart) beats every other year here by far. 2013 is the worst by even more. This is depressing.

    • Razor X May 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      I don’t have an MP3 player in my car and I am tired of the same 3 or 4 CDs that I’ve been listening to lately. I left the house in a hurry yesterday and didn’t have time to grab a different CD. I tuned in a very boring talk show on the radio and then out of desperation tuned in the country station for the first time in long while. Talk about depressing! It’s as if all the decent songwriters died or were abducted by aliens or something. I can’t listen to most of this stuff.

  2. Paul W Dennis May 19, 2013 at 11:30 am

    For as famous as Roy Clark was during his heydays (and he was as famous as almost any country singer could ever be) , “Come Live With Me” was Roy’s only Billboard #1, although he had two more #1s on Cashbox (1969’s “Yesterday When I Was Young” and 1976’s “If I Had To Do It All Over Again”) and another on Record World (1973/74’s “Somewhere Between Love And Tomorrow”)

    “Yesterday When I Was Young” was the record that convinced me that Billboard was measuring things very dirrerently than were Cashbox or Record World. Billboard had the song at #9 Country but #19 Pop and #6 A/C. I don’t have Record World data for their country charts of the 1960s but they had the song at #16 Pop). On the Canadian RPM Charts the song went #1 A/C, #2 Country and #7 Pop. It was a huge hit

    B J Thomas was what I’d call a ‘Fellow Traveler’ , someone who wasn’t really country but strongly appealed to country audiences. According to Billboard “Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love” was BJ’s biggest country hit although he had several bigger pop hits and I would think more people remember his first country #1 “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song ” than remember this song since it also went #1 pop

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  4. Paul W Dennis May 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    It’s probably not high praise to say that neither of this year’s #1 entries are truly terrible

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