We are back for part two with another 10 songs on Born Country’s list of 505 Favorite Singles of the 90’s! This week, we feature songs from Clint Black, Mila Mason, John Michael Montgomery and more!
But first, I must say a special “Thank you” to Diane Schumann for setting Amy and I up with a chance to see 90’s country star, Billy Dean, last night! He put on a great set, and still has an awesome voice. He played just about everything I could’ve wanted to hear, but left out one minor hit. Diane was also able to get us a last minute chance to meet Billy! I’ll share some pictures later this week!
Now, the list continues!
BORN Country’s Top 505 Country Singles Of the 1990’s!!!
495. John Michael Montgomery – Cover You In Kisses
Album: Leave A Mark
Starting this week’s countdown with one of my favorite artist’s of the 90’s! While Montgomery easily had much stronger singles and success prior to this single, “Kisses” made it up to #3 on the country Billboard charts.
494. Collin Raye – I Think About You
Album: I Think About You
Although I am not a father, I always loved singing along to this song whenever it came on the radio. I unfortunately missed out on a chance to see Collin perform last year, but hopefully he comes around again someday. “I Think About You” clocked in at #15 on Billboard’s year end country chart in 1996.
493. Mila Mason – That’s Enough Of That
Album: That’s Enough Of That
This was Mila’s only real splash in the country music scene during the 90’s. She reached #18 on the Country Billboard charts with this single, but had very little luck with anything that followed.
492. Travis Tritt – Tell Me I Was Dreaming
Album: Ten Feet Tall And Bulletproof
Amy and I had the chance to see Travis Tritt perform an acoustic show late in 2014 from the 2nd row. He was incredible! Trott still has one of the best and most recognizable voices in country music. This is truly a case in which an artist has lost the spotlight, despite 100% still being deserving of it. I had never seen the video for this song until the writing of this post, and it turns out that there is a trilogy of videos based on this character played by Tritt. Imagine my confusion!
491. Vince Gill – Pretty Little Adriana
Album: High Lonesome Sound
While I certainly understand the love for Vince Gill, the majority of his work in the 90’s never really appealed to me when I was young. The killer guitar player and fantastic vocals didn’t sync in until later on for me, but I still recall the few songs that really stuck out to me back then. I would love to see the guy perform live!
490. Clint Black – No Time To Kill
Album: No Time To Kill
In 1989, there were 5 artists who released their first radio singles and exploded into country music. The “Class of ’89” included Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Mary Chapin Carpenter and this man, Clint Black. Black was the first of the group to find immediate success, which followed him throughout the entire decade of the 90’s
489. Alan Jackson – Little Man
Album: High Mileage
Speaking of the “Class of ’89”, next up is Alan Jackson. Being my all-time favorite artist, I suppose it’s only fitting that he be the first artist with 2 songs on the list! While I admit that I’m guilty of taking advantage of the convenience offered by Walmart and other major chain businesses, I always try to remind myself to also help out small businesses when I am able. This song will always be a true reminder that we need to support local businesses in order to not allow EVERYTHING to be taken over by the big guys.
488. Lee Roy Parnell – Heart’s Desire
Album: We All Get Lucky Sometimes
If any of these 10 songs this week receive a big “WHO?!” from readers, its probably going to be this one. Lee Roy had a number of radio songs throughout the 90’s with a few nearly taking the #1 spot, including “Heart’s Desire” which peaked at #3. Parnell’s last released album came out in 2006, but he has not held a strong radio presence since the mid-90’s.
487. Michael Peterson – Too Good To Be True
Album: Michael Peterson
Ok, so if Lee Roy Parnell wasn’t the one to not ring a bell, here comes Michael Peterson. Peterson is another artist who dropped a few successful hits to country radio, but as the years went by, sales slowed down leading to his final album in 2002. Peterson still performs at military benefits. This will NOT be the only time you see him on this list though!
486. Garth Brooks – It’s Midnight Cinderella
Album: Fresh Horses
Undoubtably, Garth is the KING of 90’s country music. With that being said, referring to “Cinderella” as possibly one of Garth’s weakest radio singles of the decade, is by no means degrading. It’s catchy, easy to sing along to and just plain fun. Just like Alan and George, you can certainly expect to see a LOT more of Garth on our journey through these 505 songs!!!
There you have it! Another 10 songs down on my list of 505 Country Singles of the 90’s! Hopefully this list is bringing back some memories for those of you who listened to country music in the 90s. For those that didn’t, perhaps my list will help you dive into what in my opinion, was the best decade in country music history!
Please comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the songs, and the blog in general! Who do you hope to see more of on the list? Is there anyone that you think shouldn’t make the list from the 90’s? I’m curious!!!
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