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Week ending 1/30/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

hqdefault-41956 (Sales): Sixteen Tons — Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)

1956 (Jukebox): Sixteen Tons — Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)

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

1966: Giddyup Go — Red Sovine (Starday)

1976: Convoy — C.W. McCall (MGM)

1986: Never Be You — Rosanne Cash (Columbia)

1996: It Matters to Me — Faith Hill (Warner Bros.)

2006: Jesus, Take The Wheel — Carrie Underwood (Arista)

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

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

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One response to “Week ending 1/30/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken January 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Red Sovine’s biggest solo hits were separated by a decade. “Giddyup Go” hit #1 for six weeks in 1966 and “Teddy Bear” topped the chart for three weeks in mid-1976.

    The Youtube link to that song [above] is the STEREO re-recording that Red made in the 1970’s. The original single version was released in MONO and in a binaural STEREO version that placed Red’s voice in one channel and the background music in the other. That original recording also featured a significant amount of reverb on Red’s voice which was not in the best shape as he was suffering from a very bad cold at time of the recording session. Red’s narration on the remake was overly dramatic with excessive inflections that detracted from the story (in my opinion)
    Here’s is the original recording of “Giddyup Go” released on Starday single #737

    This is the binaural STEREO version from Red’s 1966 “Giddyup Go” Starday album S-SLP-363.

    Minnie Pearl’s only hit recording was her sequel to this song titled “Giddyup Go -Answer.” Released on the Starday label [single #754] that record climbed to #10 in April 1966.

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