View Full Version : Garth in Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles

03-18-2003, 11:45 AM
I was sent this new book entitled "Heartaches By The Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles." It's a big book, 286 oversized pages, and each of the 500 singles - which they say aren't so much numerically ranked as they are woven together - has a story to go along with it.

Garth is in here twice, so I thought I'd post some excerpts from the book and see if you can pick which songs they chose.

This one is listed at #347:

"...he launches into the sing-a-long chorus half the world knows by heart, his "Swingin'" inspired slur swimming in Bruce Bouton's mercurial steel while Chris Leuzinger's gutter-bent guitar break beckons him to rejoin the ... crowd..."


For more on the book go here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0826514243/planetcomtheunof

03-18-2003, 11:59 AM
Joyce it looks like a great book! I just ordered one! Thanks for the tip.


03-18-2003, 02:59 PM
Could #347 be Friends in Low Places? ;)

03-18-2003, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by PJ
Could #347 be Friends in Low Places? ;) That was my guess. Joyce, glad you mentioned they weren't numerically ranked.


03-18-2003, 11:54 PM
Very sharp ladies, very sharp!

I'll be back soon with the other song. . . .


03-25-2003, 02:30 PM
[this song]was a pop record through and through. From the Elton John-ish piano that starts it off, through the Dan Fogelberg-inspired lyrics and melody, to the strings that spring the song skyward, everything here opens its arms to a suburban, middle-class rock audience that had previously imagined it'sef too sophisticated for country music. [this song] didn't merely predict Nashville's pop future, it practically invented it.

Have at it!

03-25-2003, 08:57 PM
The Dance?