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Week ending 6/1/13: #1 songs this week in country music history

Jeanne Pruett1953 (Sales): Mexican Joe — Jim Reeves (Abbott)

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

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

1963: Lonesome 7-7203 — Hawkshaw Hawkins (King)

1973: Satin Sheets — Jeanne Pruett (MCA)

1983: You Take Me For Granted — Merle Haggard (Epic)

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

2003: I Believe — Diamond Rio (Arista)

2013: Cruise — Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville)

2013 (Airplay): Wagon Wheel — Darius Rucker (Capitol)

3 responses to “Week ending 6/1/13: #1 songs this week in country music history

  1. Richie Leonard June 3, 2013 at 5:37 am

    “Mexican Joe” was on Abbott Records, not RCA.

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  3. Paul W Dennis June 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Jeanne Pruett was a talented songwriter, whose career breakthrough hit occurred when she was already 38 years old, so she didn’t figure to have a long shelf-life. “Satin Sheets” had actually been recorded before by the duo of Bill Anderson and Jan Howard, but for some reason their recording wasn’t released. Jeanne’s producer Walter Haynes brought the song to Jeanne and thought if she re-wrote portions of it, it could be a hit for her. Walter was correct – Jeanne re-wrote part of the song (alhough she didn’t take co-writers credit on the song) and it bounced to the top of the country charts for three weeks, reaching #28 on the pop charts as well.

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