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Week ending 6/6/15: #1 singles this week in country music history

johndenver1955 (Sales): In The Jailhouse Now — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1955 (Jukebox): In The Jailhouse Now — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1955 (Disc Jockeys): In The Jailhouse Now — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1965: What’s He Doing In My World — Eddy Arnold (RCA)

1975: Thank God I’m A Country Boy — John Denver (RCA)

1985: Don’t Call Him A Cowboy — Conway Twitty (Warner Bros.)

1995: Summer’s Comin’ — Clint Black (RCA)

2005: Making Memories Of Us — Keith Urban (Capitol)

2015: Girl Crush — Little Big Town (Capitol)

2015 (Airplay): Don’t It — Billy Currington (Mercury)

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3 responses to “Week ending 6/6/15: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. luckyoldsun June 8, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Clint Black was such a great talent that it’s interesting to watch him work an utterly inane, crap song like what he’s got here and pretend that he’s singing something of quality. He almost pulls it off!

    • Ken June 8, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Every great singer/songwriter strives to create a variety of material to avoid becoming stale and predictable. Clint Black is no exception. After two ballads and a mid-tempo single, Clint changed it up with a GREAT summertime song that perfectly captures the fun & spirit of the season. The song sparkles with great guitar licks and catchy, clever lyrics. At a running time of under three minutes it never became repetitious. Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochie” is cut from a similar cloth. Obviously you’re on the opposite side of the fence from the millions of country fans that made the song a huge radio hit and purchased a copy. Clint has some weak songs in his catalog but this is definitely not one of them. He pulled this one off perfectly. It still sounds fresh 20 years later.

  2. luckyoldsun June 9, 2015 at 10:52 am

    “Chattahoochie” is a great song–probably one of Jackson’s top half-dozen. Like old country classics like Dickens’ “Take an Old Cold Tater” or Cash’s “Hey Porter,” it takes the listener back to a different time–and the listener doesn’t doubt that the singer (or songwriter) is speaking from experience.
    To me, “Summer’s Comin'” sounds like a by-the-numbers product of a co-write session.

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