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Week ending 9/7/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

sawyerbrown1953 (Sales): A Dear John Letter — Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky (Capitol)

1953 (Jukebox): Hey Joe!— Carl Smith (Columbia)

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

1963: Ring of Fire — Johnny Cash (Columbia)

1973: Everybody’s Had The Blues — Merle Haggard (Capitol)

1983: A Fire I Can’t Put Out — George Strait (MCA)

1993: Thank God For You — Sawyer Brown (Curb)

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

2013: That’s My Kind Of Night — Luke Bryan (Capitol)

2013 (Airplay): Little Bit Of Everything — Keith Urban (Capitol)

3 responses to “Week ending 9/7/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis September 9, 2013 at 7:10 am

    “A Fire I Can’t Put Out” was George’s second #1 and the first that wasn’t propelled forward by placement in a popular movie of the day. From this point forward almost nine years would pass before George released a record that missed the top ten

    • Ken Johnson September 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Paul: I gotta disagree with you on this one. Considering that the movie “The Soldier” was a complete bomb I don’t believe that you can credit that dreadful, forgetable film with providing any momentum for George’s first #1 record. “Fool Hearted Memory” made to the top completely on it’s own merit. Hardly anyone saw that film.

      The movie company filmed the scene with George performing that song at a little nightclub in my home town. However when the film was released it was only shown at our local drive-in theatre. I had to do everything I could to keep from falling asleep! What a snoozer! The only good part of that movie was when George sang.

      • Paul W Dennis September 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

        You could be correct , but at least here in Central Florida it did decent, albeit not blockbuster, box office . You’re right that it wasn’t a great film although I seemed to have liked it more than you did

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