It’s another week and another 10 songs in our 505 Favorite Country Songs of the 90’s Countdown! Though we are still only in October, we have a TON of awesome material lined up for 2016! We can’t give anything away yet, but we can’t wait to share it all with our readers! If you haven’t yet, make sure you are following us on the social medias so that we are able to keep you updated! Until then, enjoy the next batch of songs in our 90’s countdown!
145. Alabama – Reckless
Album: Cheap Seats
Can you believe that “Reckless” was the very last time that Alabama hit the #1 spot? Outside of a guest vocal on Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” in 2011, possibly the biggest band in country music history hasn’t reached the top spot since 1993! How insane is that?
144. Tracy Byrd – Keeper Of The Stars
Album: No Ordinary Man
Named Country Music Association’s song of the year in 1996, “Keeper Of The Stars” is, no question, one of Tracy Byrd’s best songs that he released throughout his career. Byrd has recored the song multiple times, as he felt that it sounded better when sang in a lower key than originally put on tape. The second release was featured on his 2001 album, Ten Rounds.
143. Brooks & Dunn – Hard Workin’ Man
Album: Hard Workin’Man
Ronnie Dunn wrote the song that would be the first single from Brooks & Dunn’s second studio album of the same name. After about three months on the charts, “Hard Workin’ Man” would hit the #1 spot on the country charts.
142. Sawyer Brown – Thank God For You
Album: Outskirts Of Town
Other than the two Alan Jackson cassettes that I listened to constantly in my mom’s car while growing up, Sawyer Brown’s “Outskirts Of Town” was also a major part of the mix. As stated before, Sawyer Brown was my first live concert, 20 years ago! I really hope that I get a chance to catch them sometime in 2016! This video is fantastic and goes to show that Dancing With The Stars NEEDS Mark Miller!
141. Little Texas – My Love
Album: Big Time
Here’s an odd one for you! Not only did “My Love” become one of the biggest Little Texas singles throughout the 90’s, but the song also found big success in Brazil after being featured in a soap opera, titled “A Viagem.” Now that is a perfect example for things I may have never known had I not been doing the research for this countdown! “My Love” reached the #1 spot on April 2nd in 1994
140.Faith Hill – Wild One
Album: Take Me As I Am
Most country music fans know that this was Faith Hill’s debut single, which would also become her first #1 hit. Not a bad start! However, did you know that two other bands had recorded the song previously? Zaca Creek and Evangeline, two country bands that I am not familiar with recorded the song for their respective albums, but neither released the song as a single.
139. Shania Twain – No One Needs To Know
Album: The Woman In Me
It only took ten weeks for this Shania hit to reach the #1 spot in 1996! This one of my favorite songs by Twain and would possibly be placed even higher on the list if I had arranged the whole thing again. Not only was this single included on “The Woman In Me,” but was also featured on the soundtrack to the hit film, Twister.
138. Travis Tritt – Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
Album: It’s All About To Change
Talk about a song that has been outdated by technology! For those much younger readers out there, it’s very possible that you have never encountered the need for a quarter to make a call on a payphone, or heck, maybe you haven’t even ever seen a payphone! Here’s a little trivia for ya: The woman in this video, playing Tritt’s ex, married Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys in 2000.
137. Neal McCoy – You Gotta Love That
Album: You Gotta Love That
In April of 1996, Neal McCoy peaked “You Gotta Love That” at the #3 spot on the Billboard Country charts. As most of you have probably seen among our Facebook posts, McCoy is an all time favorite here at BORN Country. It blows my mind that this man only reached #1 two times in his career. Even more surprising that this wasn’t one of them!
136. George Strait – Write This Down
Album: Always Never The Same
“Write This Down,” George’s thirty-sixth #1, would become his final chart topping hit of the 90’s. The song would also be one of Strait’s biggest crossover hits throughout his career, landing the #27 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 overall chart.
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