We are quickly running down the list to our Top 100! This week’s edition of our 505 Favorite Country Songs of the 90’s includes another ten classic hits but some of the biggest names not only of that decade, but still today! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite song in this week’s poll following the article!
BORN Country’s 505 Favorite Country Songs Of The 90’s Countdown!
155. Collin Raye – If I Were You
How often does this happen? This 1995 Collin Raye hit shares the title name with another song released on an earlier album by Raye. Not the same song! THIS “If I Were You” reached the #4 spot on the country music charts and is an incredible love song. The previous song, was not released to radio. Raye released 24 singles throughout the 90’s and every single one of them hit the country Top 40, only 3 of which did not reach the Top 10! Pretty impressive!
154. Kenny Rogers – Buy Me A Rose (Feat. Alison Krauss & Billy Dean)
Album: She Rides Wild Horses
What a love song! “Buy Me A Rose” would mark the first time Kenny Rogers would hit the top of the country music charts at #1 since 1987. The song would also make Rogers the oldest country star to ever have a #1 song, being 61 years old at the time. Not only did Rogers make history with the song, but “Buy Me A Rose” would also become the only #1 hit in both Billy Dean’s and Alison Krauss’s career.
153. BlackHawk – That’s Just About Right
The final single from BlackHawk’s debut album, “That’s Just About Right” hit radio airwaves in April of 1995. The song would debut on the charts at #70 and climb all of the way up to the #7 spot by year’s end. This is easily one of the best songs to come out of the BlackHawk camp. If you haven’t seen these guys perform live, do it as soon as you can! Fantastic!
152. Neal McCoy – The Shake
Album: Greatest Hits
Get ready to do some dancing! If this Neal McCoy hit doesn’t get you up and moving, I don’t know what would! In 1997, Neal McCoy’s first Greatest Hits collection was released, with “The Shake” being the lone single released from the album. “The Shake” is still a live show favorite and reached the #5 spot on the country charts. “The Shake” certainly played a role in helping McCoy’s Greatest Hits album also reach the #5 spot on the country albums chart.
151. Terri Clark – When Boy Meets Girl
Album: Terri Clark
The second single released from Terri Clark’s self-titled debut album was released to radio in the fall of 1995. Let me say, right here, that when putting together this countdown list, I hadn’t realized it at the time, but I’ve left off a bunch of great Terri Clark singles. To Terri and her fans, I apologize! We will have a lot more Terri to come outside of the countdown, I promise! In fact, I will be seeing Terri perform live in just a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to write about it! Stay tuned for that and more! “When Boy Meets Girl” hit the #3 spot on both the U.S. and Canadian country music charts.
150. George Strait – Adalida
Album: Lead On
Here is another song that I’m not sure many artists other than George Strait could make “Adalida” a success. MAYBE Sammy Kershaw? I don’t know. Anyhow, Strait did indeed make this song a hit, peaking at the #3 spot on the Billboard country music chart. This would be the fourth consecutive single from George’s Lead On album that hit the Top 10.
149. Reba McEntire – Does He Love You (Featuring Linda Davis)
Album: Greatest Hits: Volume 2
I remember hearing this song, for what I believe was the first time, when I was helping my cousin take care of his new load of calves when I was very young. I recall having always been somewhat drawn to these songs about love and heartbreak when they involved good storytelling. However, I had no idea until maybe four or five years ago that Linda Davis was the mother of Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. How about that?! “Does He Love You” marked the 18th time that McEntire reached the #1 spot on the charts, while it would be Davis’s only chart topper.
148. Travis Tritt – Ten Feet Tall And Bulletproof
Album: Ten Feet Tall And Bulletproof
While researching for this week’s entry in our countdown, I think the biggest shock to me was the fact that this song only reached the #22 spot on the country music charts. I seem to remember this being HUGE back in the mid-90’s! I thought for sure a Top 5 at least! Anyhow, this is definitely one of Tritt’s best music videos and the song is just a blast to sing-a-long with… especially if you are also feeling “Ten Feet Tall,” if you catch my drift!
147. Dwight Yoakam – A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
Album: This Time
This is a truly sad song of lost love. When you don’t care about time anymore or where you even are, that’s pretty deep. One of only five songs by Dwight that would reach the Top 5 during the 90’s, “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere” reached the #2 spot, just as “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” did before and “Fast As You” would directly after. Yoakam reached #1 twice in 1988, but to this day has not made that long run since.
146. Garth Brooks – That Summer
Album: The Chase
There was a point in time where I had been set on writing a screenplay based on this song. I never got too far with it, but had the whole thing planned in my head. I think that’s a pretty strong case for a song when it tells a story strongly enough that it has potential for a movie script! THAT is what we are missing so much in country music today; STORYTELLING! “That Summer” would be Garth’s tenth #1 hit within the 90’s and twelfth overall to that point.
There’s another week down! In case you missed it, we published a five song bonus edition of the countdown over the weekend! Check it out here: Country Countdown Part XXXIII. Don’t forget to vote in the poll below and help us out by clicking the “Share” buttons for Facebook and Twitter!
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