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Week ending 11/16/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

marie1953 (Sales): I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know — Davis Sisters (RCA)

1953 (Jukebox): I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know — Davis Sisters (RCA)

1953 (Disc Jockeys): I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know — Davis Sisters (RCA)

1963: Love’s Gonna Live Here — Buck Owens (Capitol)

1973: Paper Roses — Marie Osmond (MGM)

1983: Somebody’s Gonna Love You — Lee Greenwood (MCA)

1993: She Used To Be Mine — Brooks & Dunn (Arista)

2003: I Love This Bar — Toby Keith (DreamWorks Nashville)

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

2013 (Airplay): Mine Would Be You — Blake Shelton (Warner Bros.)

5 responses to “Week ending 11/16/13: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Jonathan Pappalardo November 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    “She Used To Be Mine” is one of my favorite Brooks & Dunn songs. It’s too bad the track has remained so underrated. Ronnie gives one of his best vocals on it.

  2. Luckyoldsun November 19, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I have no idea who “underrates” it. It was a #1 hit twenty years ago. Obviously, it did very well.
    I suppose B&D had the misfortune of having about twenty #1’s, so they don’t all come to mind all the time.

    • Jonathan Pappalardo November 20, 2013 at 10:39 am

      When you think of B&D’s biggest hits, “She Used To Be Mine” isn’t usually among them. I’ve seen them in concert a few times over the years, too, and I don’t think they ever performed the song. Neo-traditional ballads loose favor over rock anthems anyway, so I get it. But that’s why I called it “underrated.” It seems all but forgotten today, even on 90s satellite radio stations.

  3. Paul W Dennis November 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Has it really been forty years since Marie Osmond covered Anita Bryant’s “Paper Roses” andmade it a hit again. Both Marie and Anita have been largely forgotten. Anita particularly was an outstanding singer

    “Somebody’s Gonna Love You” was the first of Lee Greenwood’s seven #1 records. While not that authentically country, Lee was a good singer and his album cut of “Wing Beneath My Wings”, the first recorded version of the song, remains the best version I’ve ever heard.

    “I Love This Bar” is one of Toby Keith’s better numbers

  4. Luckyoldsun November 21, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Anita was a lot more famous for plugging Florida Orange Juice and for opposing gay rights.

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