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Week ending 1/9/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

Red-Sovine1956 (Sales): Sixteen Tons — Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)

1956 (Jukebox): Love, Love, Love — Webb Pierce (Decca)

1956 (Disc Jockeys): Sixteen Tons — Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)

1966: Giddyup Go — Red Sovine (Starday)

1976: Convoy — C.W. McCall (MGM)

1986: Have Mercy — The Judds (RCA/Curb)

1996: Rebecca Lynn — Bryan White (Asylum)

2006: Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right — Billy Currington (Mercury)

2016: Die a Happy Man — Thomas Rhett (Valory)

2016 (Airplay): Die a Happy Man — Thomas Rhett (Valory)

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7 responses to “Week ending 1/9/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Jonathan Pappalardo January 10, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Love ‘Rebecca Lynn.’ One of my favorite Bryan White songs. Also admire ‘I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore.’ His singles weren’t as terrible as people make them out to be.

    • Ken January 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Though some of Bryan White’s songs might be classified as “not terrible” he is the epitome of where country music was going by the end of the last century. Shallow songs performed by artists without a memorable or identifiable sound or vocal style. Bryan had four number one songs and I’ll wager that there are few country fans who were around during that era that could even hum a few bars of them today. Forgettable, disposable music.

      • Jonathan Pappalardo January 10, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        That list would most certainly include Ty Herndon and Michael Peterson. David Kersh, too. Mark Willis counts, as well, but ‘Don’t Laugh At Me’ was a great song. At least Herndon came swinging out of the gate with ‘What Mattered Most.’ Other than that, he fits your discription perfectly.

        Bryan White’s worst moment? Dueting with Shania Twain on ‘From This Moment On.’ Ummmmm, no. Just no.

        This was my era and I do remember these artists’ song quite well. I hope that doesn’t say anything negative about me as a country music fan.

      • Razor X January 10, 2016 at 9:43 pm

        I always thought his music was very boring.

  2. Jonathan Pappalardo January 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    OH – I would’ve thought you would’ve liked ‘I’m Not Supposed To Love You Anymore.’ It seems like the kind of ballad you would enjoy. Especially since, I think, I remember reading you’re a fan of Mindy McCready’s ‘Maybe He’ll Notice Her Now,’ which I also really like. They’re sonically similar, at least to my ears.

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