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Week ending 5/5/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

1958 (Sales):  Oh Lonesome Me / I Can’t Stop Loving You — Don Gibson (RCA Victor)

1958 (Disk Jockeys): Oh Lonesome Me — Don Gibson (RCA Victor)

1968: The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde — Merle Haggard (Capitol)

1978: It’s All Wrong, But it’s Alright — Dolly Parton (RCA Victor)

1988: It’s Such A Small World — Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash (Columbia Nashville)

1998: You’re Still The One — Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)

2008: I Saw God Today — George Strait (MCA Nashville)

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

2018 (Airplay): You Make It Easy — Jason Aldean (Broken Bow)

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

  1. Ken May 9, 2018 at 9:06 am

    “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right” was released as Dolly’s follow-up single to “Here You Come Again.” Forty years ago this week It became her seventh solo #1 hit. Two versions of that song were released back-to-back on the RCA promotional 45 sent to radio stations. The full-length version from the “Here You Come Again” LP [3:19] and an edited version created for radio that trimmed about :37 off the repeating final chorus [2;42] That song shared the #1 slot on Billboard for two weeks with the tag-along B side “Two Doors Down.” Dolly said that she composed both songs the same evening in her hotel room after a concert.

    Fellow RCA artist Zella Lehr released her version of “Two Doors Down” in late 1977. That single became Zella’s first (and only) top ten hit when it peaked at #7 in early March 1978. Two months later Dolly’s version topped the country chart. One of the rare instances when a song became a hit for two different artists within a short time span. Dolly’s version also peaked at #19 on the pop Hot 100.

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