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  1. #1
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    Oct 2001

    Top 100 Songs

    Country Music Televisionís list of the 100 greatest songs in country music, along with the artist who popularized it:

    1. Stand by Your Man by Tammy Wynette

    2. He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones

    3. Crazy by Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson

    4. Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

    5. Your Cheatiní Heart by Hank Williams

    6. Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks

    7. I Fall to Pieces by Patsy Cline

    8. Galveston by Glen Campbell

    9. Behind Closed Doors by Charlie Rich

    10. Mommas Donít Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson

    11. Blue Moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe

    12. Amarillo by Morning by George Strait

    13. Coal Minerís Daughter by Loretta Lynn

    14. The Dance by Garth Brooks

    15. Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis

    16. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton

    17. Hello Darliní by Conway Twitty

    18. Country Roads by John Denver

    19. Hey Good Lookiní by Hank Williams

    20. I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow by Foggy Bottom Boys

    21. Okie from Muskogee by Merle Haggard

    22. Wide Open Spaces by Dixie Chicks

    23. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson

    24. The Chair by George Strait

    25. Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash

    26. The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

    27. Fancy by Reba McEntire

    28. Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) by Alan Jackson

    29. Iím So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams Sr.

    30. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

    31. I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash

    32. Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell

    33. Always on My Mind by Willie Nelson

    34. Harper Valley PTA by Jeannie C. Riley

    35. D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Tammy Wynette

    36. Will the Circle be Unbroken by Carter Family, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    37. King of the Road by Roger Miller

    38. Breathe by Faith Hill

    39. Make the World Go Away by Eddy Arnold

    40. Hello Walls by Faron Young

    41. Sweet Dreams by Patsy Cline

    42. El Paso by Marty Robbins

    43. Delta Dawn by Tanya Tucker

    44. When I Call Your Name by Vince Gill

    45. Guitars, Cadillacs by Dwight Yoakam

    46. Desperado by the Eagles

    47. Donít Come Home A Drinkiní (With Loviní on Your Mind) by Loretta Lynn

    48. Boot Scootiní Boogie by Brooks & Dunn

    49. I Canít Stop Loving You by Ray Charles

    50. Independence Day by Martina McBride

    51. It Wasnít God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels by Kitty Wells

    52. On the Other Hand by Randy Travis

    53. Walking the Floor Over You by Ernest Tubb

    54. Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton

    55. Act Naturally by Buck Owens

    56. Mama Heís Crazy by the Judds

    57. If Youíve Got the Money, Iíve Got the Time by Lefty Frizzell

    58. Kiss an Angel Good Morning by Charlie Pride

    59. Family Tradition by Hank Williams Jr.

    60. Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill

    61. Lovesick Blues by Hank Williams

    62. Donít Rock the Jukebox by Alan Jackson

    63. Tennessee Waltz by Patty Page

    64. When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss

    65. God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

    66. Green, Green Grass of Home by Porter Wagoner

    67. Itís Your Love by Tim McGraw with Faith Hill

    68. There Stands the Glass by Webb Pierce

    69. Devil Went Down to Georgia by Charlie Daniels

    70. Chiseled in Stone by Vern Gosdin

    71. Donít Toss Us Away by Patty Loveless

    72. A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash

    73. You Are My Sunshine by Gov. Jimmy Davis

    74. Flowers on the Wall by Statler Brothers

    75. Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter

    76. Good Hearted Woman by Waylon Jennings

    77. Youíre Still the One by Shania Twain

    78. My Homeís in Alabama by Alabama

    79. Is There Life Out There by Reba McEntire

    80. Sheís in Love With the Boy by Trisha Yearwood

    81. Smoky Mountain Rain by Ronnie Milsap

    82. Shouldíve Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith

    83. Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson

    84. Please Remember Me by Tim McGraw

    85. Blue by LeAnn Rimes

    86. Before the Next Teardrop Falls by Freddie Fender

    87. Passionate Kisses by Mary Chapin Carpenter

    88. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You by Gene Autry

    89. Hereís a Quarter by Travis Tritt

    90. Heíll Have to Go by Jim Reeves

    91. Seven Year Ache by Rosanne Cash

    92. Sunday Morning Coming Down by Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson

    93. Take this Job and Shove It by Johnny PayCheck

    94. Something in Red by Lorrie Morgan

    95. Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Flatt & Scruggs

    96. Iíd Be Better Off in a Pine Box by Doug Stone

    97. Amazed by Lonestar

    98. Faded Love by Bob Wills

    99. Back in the Saddle Again by Gene Autry

    100. Killiní Time by Clint Black

    I'm in class right now, so I'll comment on this later...but I wanted to get it up here for everyone to see.


  2. #2
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    Apr 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    I don't agree with Breathe being at number 38. I don't think it should be on this list at all. I'll be so happy when the Faith flame burns out because I am sick to death of hearing about her and seeing her everywhere you go. I don't see the fascination, just my opinion.

    Carol Ann
    Carol Ann

  3. #3
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    Oct 1999
    Ontario, Canada
    I agree Carol Ann....as I look over the list of songs, before and after #38, that just doesn't fit at all, IMO. Does anybody know how they picked these in this order?

  4. #4
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    Jun 2000
    Stuart, Florida
    Wow! That's pretty impressive a list! And to think, for someone like me so new to country to even know half those songs and I don't listen to much radio.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2001
    Music City, USA
    I know a lot of it has to do with tv programming. They want strong artists at the top of each hour and a good mix between old and young, so that people don't get bored with songs they don't know and change the channel. The top of the hour lead in is a huge factor though.

    oh what am I saying? a panel of country music experts, artists, and industry personnel were asked to submit their lists and the list is a tabulation of their votes.

    Was Oceanfront Property on the list?

  6. #6
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    Oct 2001
    Originally posted by ProducerJ

    Was Oceanfront Property on the list?
    it will always be on my list


  7. #7
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    Jun 2001
    I agree that Faith should not have been on the list! I can not stand her since she got together with Tim! They are so cutsey pie together it makes me sick!

    Joyce you hit it right on the nail! This list is a joke!

    Btw I am very happy to see two of Garth's songs on the list but what about "If Tomorrow Never Comes" or "Unanswered Prayers"


  8. #8
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    May 1999
    Nashville, TN area
    64. When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss
    Keith Whitley was the original singer, and I like his version best.. I can't believe that they listed it without HIM.. it was HIS SONG

  9. #9
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    Mar 2001
    Music City, USA
    Gary and I were griping about that last night - how disrespectful to country music to list Allison's version.

  10. #10
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    Sep 1998
    Sweet Home Alabama
    I heard on the radio this morning that Patty Loveless was honored to be included on the list but she really thought her song Here I Am would have been the song on the list.

    Garthy sidenote: Here I Am was written by Tony Arata.

  11. #11
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    Jan 2002
    Rednecksruleville, Florida
    I don't agree with quite a few of those songs being on there; to name a few, Passionate Kisses, Breathe of course, and Please Remember Me. i dont really think any of those songs did anything for country music, or helped shape it in any way. i am happy that Foggy Mountain Breakdown was on there, it never crossed my mind, but i think it did do something for country music. Man of Constant Sorrows was a good choice too, i think - but i thought the Soggy Bottom Boys never were a real group? if not it seems to me they should put Dan Tyminski's name for it. course i guess they could have been a real group...another song that i think should have been on there was Ricky Skaggs' Country Boy At Heart. i think that was a big hit when it was released, and wasnt it Bill Monroe who was on the video with him? anyway, those are just what i was thinkin whenever i watched the special on CMT.

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