Here we are! I still can’t believe how fast our countdown is moving! After this week, we are down to only 200 songs left to go! Believe or not, there are still a handful of artists that haven’t even had their first song on the list revealed yet! We also have some pretty deep country hits to come that I’m sure some of you haven’t heard in YEARS! Very exciting stuff!
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Now, onto the countdown!
BORN Country’s 505 Favorite Country Songs Of The 90’s!!!
210.Bryan White – Sittin’ On Go
Album: Between Now And Forever
After “Sittin’ On Go” became his fourth and final (to date) #1 single, Bryan White’s radio support began to slow down in the later half of the 90’s. Of course, this never stopped White from continuing to produce strong music. White is still recording to this day, despite not having released a single since 2009. I believe that if country makes a turn away from the current trends and back towards more traditional sounds, we may just see a bit more Bryan White down the line.
209. Vince Gill – One More Last Chance
Album: I Still Believe In You
When I ask on Facebook or here at iwasBORNcountry.com, who readers want to see more of on the countdown, Vince Gill comes up more often than not. Don’t worry, there are more to come after this! Side note: I can’t think of a single other country song in which the music video is almost completely based on a golfing theme! This would become Gill’s third #1 hit of the 90’s.
208. David Lee Murphy – Out With A Bang
Album: Out With A Bang
I don’t know about you, but this song can really get me pumped up! As a matter of fact, the entire album, sharing the same name as this song, is truly solid. Selling 500,000+ copies definitely backs that up! “Out With A Bang” reached #13 on the country charts.
207. Little Texas – Life Goes On
Album: Greatest Hits
“Life Goes On” is part of what seems to be a little trend in this week’s countdown, being a single from an artist or group’s hits collection. It certainly wasn’t planned that way! “Life Goes On” would peak at #5 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Although this would be the final charting song by Little Texas (to date), this will certainly NOT be the last time we see them on this list!
206. The Mavericks – There Goes My Heart
Album: What A Crying Shame
Well, if this isn’t the song on our list with the strangest accompanying music video, it’s gotta be pretty dang close! It’s so strange to me that I recall hearing these guys on country radio SO much throughout the 90’s yet, the highest The Mavericks ever reached on the country charts was #13 with “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” I suppose the plus side is that the guys never had to change their sound to fit in! “There Goes My Heart” peaked at #20 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
205. Sawyer Brown – This Time
Album: Greatest Hits: 1990-1995
For a few years now, I’ve seen (and signed) petitions made in an attempt to get Neal McCoy on Dancing With The Stars. While watching this video and typing up this week’s countdown blog, I wondered why I never saw a petition like that for Sawyer Brown frontman, Mark Miller. While maybe a bit goofy, I think he could pull it off! Somebody get that rolling, huh?! “This Time” reached #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
204. Faith Hill – The Secret Of Life
“The Secret Of Life” was written by Nashville Songwriter’s Hall Of Famer, Gretchen Peters. Peters has written hit songs for Etta James, George Strait, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride’s “Independence Day.” Although it did not chart, Peters released “The Secret Of Life” as a single from her album of the same name in 1997. Faith Hill was beginning to reach crossover success into pop radio, reaching #46 on Billboard’s overall chart and #4 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
203. Brooks & Dunn – You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone
Album: Waitin’ On Sundown
Here’s a little Brooks & Dunn trivia for you: While the duo reached the #1 spot on the country charts twenty times, this would be the only time that a song featuring Kix Brooks that reached that mark. Even though I have been pretty clear that I believe Ronnie Dunn to have the best (active) voice in country music, it’s kind of funny how that works, isn’t it?
202. Earl Thomas Conley – Bring Back Your Love To Me
Album: Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Throughout the 1980’s, Earl Thomas Conley topped the country charts with 18 #1 singles. Yet, in my experience, it seems as if he is rarely ever mentioned as being a top star of the genre during the decade. Conley’s career, as far as chart success, started to fade in the early 90’s as country music began taking a more progressive turn. In one of Conley’s final attempts to top the charts, “Bring Back Your Love To Me,” (written by John Hiatt) reached #11 in 1990. Conley did find himself back on the charts as a songwriter, having co-written “All Over Me” with Blake Shelton in 2001.
206. Dwight Yoakam – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Album: Last Chance For A Thousand Years: Dwight Yoakam’s Greatest Hits From The 90’s
Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury wrote “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” as a tribute to Elvis Presley and incredibly wrote the song in under ten minutes while relaxing in a bath tub. How insane is that?! In 1979, Queen made this song a #1 hit around the world. In 1999, Dwight Yoakam released the song as a single from his second greatest hits package. Dwight took the classic rock cover to #12 on the country charts.
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