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Week ending 8/17/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

Janie Fricke1953 (Sales): It’s Been So Long — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1953 (Jukebox): Mexican Joe — Jim Reeves (Abbott)

1953 (Disc Jockeys): It’s Been So Long — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1963: Ring of Fire — Johnny Cash (Columbia)

1973: Trip To Heaven — Freddie Hart & The Heartbeats (Capitol)

1983: He’s a Heartache (Looking For a Place to Happen) — Janie Fricke (Columbia)

1993: It Sure Is Monday — Mark Chesnutt (MCA)

2003: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere — Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett (Arista)

2013: Cruise — Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville)

2013 (Airplay): Runnin’ Outta Moonlight — Randy Houser (Stoney Creek)

One response to “Week ending 8/17/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis August 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    “Trip To Heaven” would prove to be Freddie’s last Billboard #1 (of five consecutive #1s) , although he would chart eight more top ten records, and the next two singles “If You Can’t Feel It (It Ain’t There)” and “Hang In THere Girl” would both reach #1 on Record World,

    Freddie’s first number one record came when Freddie was almost 45 years old (he was in the US Marines during WW2) and he was 60 years old when his last recorded charted in 1987, the sort of string that could never happen in today’s youth oriented culture.

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