My Kind of Country

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Week ending 11/4/17: #1 singles this week in country music history

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

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

1967: You Mean the World to Me — David Houston (Epic)

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

1987: Right From the Start — Earl Thomas Conley (RCA)

1997: Everywhere — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2007: Don’t Blink — Kenny Chesney (BNA)

2017: What Ifs — Kane Brown ft Lauren Alaina (RCA)

2017 (Airplay): When It Rains It Pours — Luke Combs (River House/Columbia)

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4 responses to “Week ending 11/4/17: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Occasional Hope November 5, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I like that Luke Combs song. It makes a nice change for a 2017 entry.

    • Razor X November 5, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      It’s not bad.

    • Luckyoldsun November 6, 2017 at 2:42 am

      First I’ve heard of Combs. He definitely looks kind of “Puffy.”
      On its own (without the “bro country” video) it’s a pretty good record–a throwback to ’90s-’00s country.
      Melodically, it’s a bit close to the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” but I won’t hold that against Puffy….er, Luke.

  2. Ken November 5, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Fifty years ago this week David Houston scored his third #1 hit of 1967. The songwriting team of Glenn Sutton and Billy Sherill provided David with another huge hit – it topped the Billboard country chart for two weeks. The previous year they had written his career hit “Almost Persuaded.” That single remained at number one for nine weeks and ranked as Billboard’s #1 single record of 1966. Sherrill & Sutton then wrote David’s subsequent single “A Loser’s Cathedral” that peaked at #3 in early 1967 and “With One Exception” that hit #1 in Billboard during July. [David’s next #1 hit was a duet with Tammy Wynette on “My Elusive Dreams”]

    Those custom-written songs worked to David’s benefit as Glenn & Billy created melodies that showcased David’s amazing vocal abilities. “You Mean The World To Me” is a stellar example. Sherrill’s creative arrangement begins rather subdued and then builds to the chorus when the background singers perform a counter melody behind David’s soaring tenor as he holds the note on the word “you.” An interesting combination of steel guitar and organ also gives that song a different vibe. Great song and a superb performance,

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