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Week ending 10/13/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

1958: Bird Dog / Devoted To You — Everly Brothers (Cadence)

1958 (Disk Jockeys): Alone With You — Faron Young (Capitol)

1968: Harper Valley P.T.A. — Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation)

1978: Heartbreaker — Dolly Parton (RCA)

1988: Streets of Bakersfield — Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens (Reprise)

1998: Where The Green Grass Grows — Tim McGraw (Curb)

2008: Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It — Darius Rucker (Capitol Nashville)

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

2018 (Airplay): Blue Tacoma — Russell Dickerson (Triple Tigers)

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One response to “Week ending 10/13/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken October 14, 2018 at 11:06 am

    60 years ago this week Billboard published the final “C&W Best Sellers In Stores” chart (ranking 20 records) and “Most Played C&W By Jockeys” chart (ranking 15 records) “C&W” was an abbreviation for “Country & Western” which is what country music was branded at that time.

    On October 20, 1958 Billboard debuted a new chart titled “Hot C&W Sides” that combined airplay and sales data to rank the top 30 records of the week. A new song topped the chart that first week. That record went on to become one of the biggest country hits of all time holding the #1 position for 13 consecutive weeks. And the song on the flip side of that single became a #3 hit. Watch this page next week for that historic country classic performed and written by future members of the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

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