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Week ending 9/24/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

steve-holy-countrymusicislove1956 (Sales): Crazy Arms — Ray Price (Columbia)

1956 (Jukebox): Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel — Elvis Presley (RCA)

1956 (Disc Jockeys):Crazy Arms — Ray Price (Columbia)

1966: Almost Persuaded — David Houston (Epic)

1976: I Don’t Want to Have to Marry You — Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius (RCA)

1986: Got My Heart Set on You — John Conlee (Columbia)

1996: So Much For Pretending — Bryan White (Asylum)

2006: Brand New Girlfriend — Steve Holy (Curb)

2016: Peter Pan — Kelsea Ballerini (Black River)

2016 (Airplay): Peter Pan — Kelsea Ballerini (Black River)

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One response to “Week ending 9/24/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken September 25, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    John Conlee’s early career hits for ABC & MCA were mostly ballads with an occasional mid or uptempo song. When he moved to Columbia in 1986 he changed course and his first five singles all featured mid to uptempo material. “Got My Heart Set On You” was his second Columbia single and his only #1 hit for that imprint. The single was a remix of the version recorded for his “Harmony” album. It ran a few seconds longer than the LP and is notable for a punched up rhythm track similar to the arrangement on John Denver’s 1985 Dreamland Express album. The group Mason Dixon released “Got My Heart Set On You” as a single for the Texas label in late 1985. It peaked at #72 during the final week of January 1986. Conlee’s version was his 7th and final #1 country hit.

    “Got My Heart Set On You” was co-written by the late Dobie Gray best known for his 1973 pop hit “Drift Away” that was re-made as a country hit by Narvel Felts later that year.

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