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Week ending 3/18:17: #1 singles this week in country music history

1957 (Sales):Young Love/You’re The Reason I’m In Love — Sonny James (Capitol)

1957 (Jukebox): Young Love — Sonny James (Capitol)

1957 (Disc Jockeys): Young Love — Sonny James (Capitol)

1967: Where Does The Good Times Go — Buck Owens (Capitol)

1977: She’s Just An Old Love Turned Memory — Charley Pride (RCA)

1987: Baby’s Got A New Baby — S-K-O (MTM)

1997: We Danced Anyway — Deana Carter (Capitol)

2007: Ladies Love Country Boys — Trace Adkins (Capitol)

2017: Body Like a Back Road — Sam Hunt (MCA)

2017 (Airplay): Sober Saturday Night — Chris Young feat. Vince Gill (RCA)

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One response to “Week ending 3/18:17: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken March 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    By 1967 Buck Owens had consistently topped the country chart for almost five years. His trademark Bakersfield twang had served him well delivering a dozen #1 hits including an instrumental. But Buck was growing tired of the same formula and wanted to experiment with new approaches. His first venture outside the twang came in early 1967 when his producer Ken Nelson overdubbed strings onto Buck’s latest single “Where Does The Good Times Go.” The original track that featured James Burton’s sparkling telecaster guitar lead had just hit #1 so it’s unclear what they planned for the new overdubbed version. What is certain is that Buck & Ken obviously had a change of heart or were unsatisfied with the results because they never released that rendition. The original recording gave Buck his biggest hit for 1967 topping the Billboard and Cashbox charts for four weeks each.The hit single version is linked to above. To hear the alternate version with strings check out the clip below.

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