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Week ending 12/26/15: #1 singles this week in country music history

cw-mccall1955 (Sales): Sixteen Tons — Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)

1955 (Jukebox): Love, Love, Love/If You Were Me — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1955 (Disc Jockeys): Love, Love, Love — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1965: Buckaroo — Buck Owens & The Buckaroos (Capitol)

1975: Convoy — C.W. McCall (MGM)

1985: The Chair — George Strait (MCA)

1995: That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You — Aaron Tippin (RCA)

2005: Come a Little Closer — Dierks Bentley (Capitol)

2015: Die a Happy Man — Thomas Rhett (Valory)

2015 (Airplay): Gonna — Blake Shelton (Warner Bros.)

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4 responses to “Week ending 12/26/15: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. luckyoldsun December 28, 2015 at 1:06 am

    “That’s As Close As I’ll Get” was Tippin’s only #1–maybe even only top-5–that was not a novelty song or patriotic anthem. Tippin was a helluva singer when he wasn’t flexing his muscles and playing at being “Honkytonk Superman.” His debut album “You’ve Got To Stand For Something” was one of the great retro-honkytonk albums of the early ’90s.

  2. Erik North December 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Mercy, sakes alive, looks like we got us a “Convoy”; it also got to #1 on the Hot 100 about three weeks into 1976

    • Razor X December 29, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      I was 7 years old when that song came out and I thought it was pretty neat — mostly due to the Rubber Duck reference. I’m not such a fan of it now, though.

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