My Kind of Country

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Week ending 1/20/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

1958 (Sales): The Story of My Life — Marty Robbins (Columbia)

1958 (Disc Jockeys): The Story of My Life — Marty Robbins (Columbia)

1968: Sing Me Back Home — Merle Haggard (Capitol)

1978: What A Difference You’ve Made In My Life — Ronnie Milsap (RCA)

1988: One Friend — Dan Seals (Capitol)

1998: Just To See You Smile — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2008: Our SongTaylor Swift (Big Machine)

2018: Meant To Be — Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line (Big Machine)

2018 (Airplay): I Could Use A Love Song — Maren Morris (Columbia Nashville)

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5 responses to “Week ending 1/20/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Occasional Hope January 21, 2018 at 11:25 am

    I like the Dan Seals song a lot, but the Haggard song is the real pick this week.

    The less said about this year, the better.

    • Paul W Dennis January 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      I agree, in fact “Sing Me Back Home” is about as good as music gets, period

      • Luckyoldsun January 21, 2018 at 5:09 pm

        The Merle song is, of course, a classic, but sorry, I’ll take this year’s song from Maren Morris over Dan Seals’ “One Friend” any day (though I’d take it without the dialogue interruptions in the video).

        • Ken January 22, 2018 at 9:26 am

          You choose shallow redundant pop schlock with an annoying and TOO LOUD drum track over Dan Seals perfectly sung ballad with superb lyrics? Wow!

          The horrible video for the boring Maren Morris song is a joke. Features yet another idiot thinking that they are going to be famous in our fame-obsessed “look at me” culture. A story line about a woman getting an education to achieve a realistic career dream would offer a more inspiring message than the stupid fantasy of becoming a “star.” Reba McEntire’s “Is There Life Out There” video would have been a good template for Morris to consider.

        • Luckyoldsun January 24, 2018 at 1:44 am

          Kenny–I’ll withhold any response to that comment. It’s just so perfect, and so “you” that why mar it by engaging it any further? Thanks.

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