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Week ending 10/1/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

10751524064_de215b568c_b1956 (Sales): Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog — Elvis Presley (RCA)

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

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

1966: Almost Persuaded — David Houston (Epic)

1976: If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time — Willie Nelson (Columbia)

1986: In Love — Ronnie Milsap (RCA)

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

2006: Give It Away — George Strait (MCA)

2016: Peter Pan — Kelsea Ballerini (Black River)

2016 (Airplay): Different For Girls — Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King (Capitol)

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2 responses to “Week ending 10/1/16: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Jonathan Pappalardo October 2, 2016 at 10:40 am

    ‘Peter Pan’ reminds me of Kenny Chesney’s ‘The Tin Man,’ which he recorded for his In My Wildest Dreams album in 1994. Chesney rerecorded the song for his Greatest Hits album in 2000, where it was issued as a single. The comparison is certainly a thematic stretch, although they share conceptual similarities.

    The George Strait entry is one of his final truly iconic singles. A latter day classic.

  2. Erik North October 2, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Incredible that it’s been sixty years since both “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel” were at #1 on all three major singles charts (pop, R&B, C&W). But then again, we are talking about Elvis, who basically helped redraw (and arguably even eliminate entirely) the boundaries of all American popular music for pretty much the rest of the 20th century.

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