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Week ending 10/14/17: #1 singles this week in country music history

1957 (Sales): Wake Up Little Susie — The Everly Brothers (Cadence)

1957 (Disc Jockeys): Fraulein — Bobby Helms (Decca)

1967: I Don’t Wanna Play House — Tammy Wynette (Epic)

1977Heaven’s Just a Sin Away — The Kendalls (Ovation)

1987: The Way We Make a Broken Heart — Rosanne Cash (Columbia)

1997: How Your Love Makes Me Feel — Diamond Rio (Arista)

2007: Online — Brad Paisley (Arista)

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

2017 (Airplay): All the Pretty Girls — Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Columbia)

One response to “Week ending 10/14/17: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken October 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Tammy Wynette’s first #1 single was a duet with David Houston on “My Elusive Dreams.” That record held the #1 position for two weeks in September 1967. One month later – 50 years ago this week – Tammy scored her first solo #1 hit with “I Don’t Wanna Play House.” Composed by Tammy’s producer Billy Sherrill and songwriter Glenn Sutton the creative lyrics viewed divorce from a child’s point of view, Tammy’s emotional interpretation and Sherrill’s inspired musical arrangement featuring Pete Drake’s iconic steel guitar licks made it one of Tammy’s most memorable recordings. That single remained at the top of the Billboard country chart for three consecutive weeks.

    Tammy once confessed to a friend that of all of her songs that one got to her emotionally to the point where she sometimes had difficulty performing it onstage. Life frequently imitated art for Tammy because her reality would often be as sad as the women that she sang about in her songs.

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