This past week was one of our most read Countdown posts since we started this thing way back in February! Thank you to everyone who has been reading steadily since the beginning and to all of our new readers, welcome! Here comes a bonus 5 song edition of the countdown as a “thank you” to all!
BORN Country’s 505 Favorite Country Songs Of The 90’s!
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135. Ty England – Should’ve Asked Her Faster
Album: Ty England
Ty England attended Oklahoma State University in the late 80’s. While working a coffee shop near campus, he met fellow student Garth Brooks. The two became roommates, and England was eventually invited to join Garth’s touring band.In 1995, Ty took off on his own and blew up country radio with his debut single, “Should’ve Asked Her Faster,” peaking at #3. Ty released two more albums throughout the 90’s, unfortunately, only reaching the Top 40 one more time with “Irresistible You.”
134. BlackHawk – Big Guitar
Album: Strong Enough
Though far from their highest charting single, BlackHawk’s “Big Guitar” is just a blast to sing-a-long with! The beginning of the song always reminds me of “Footloose,” but man, does it kick off from there or what?! I really hope that these guys come around the area again this summer, which would make it my third year in a row to see them live! What a great show! “Big Guitar” peaked at #17 on the Billboard Country charts.
133. Collin Raye – One Boy, One Girl
Album: I Think About You
Easily, one of Collin Raye’s most memorable hits, “One Boy, One Girl,” was the first single from his album I Think About You. Collin Raye had an amazing run through the 90’s charting twenty-one Top 10 songs (Four at #1), with four more singles charting within the Top 40. Not too bad of a decade, if I may so say! “One Boy, One Girl” peaked at #2 in 1995.
132. Alan Jackson – Dallas
Album: Don’t Rock The Jukebox
According to the notes in Alan Jackson’s first Greatest Hits Collection, “Dallas” was based on a night that he performed at Billy Bob’s in TX. After having such a great time, he said that “wished Dallas was in Tennessee,” and built the song off of that. In the song of course, “Dallas” became a girl and it made for one heck of a good country song! Jackson reached #1 with “Dallas” on both the U.S. and Canadian country charts.
131. Wade Hayes – Old Enough To Know Better
Album: Old Enough To Know Better
How cool would it be if we still heard country songs like this on the radio today? I bet this one was a hoot to dance to around the honky-tonks in the mid-late 90’s! Wade Hayes took his debut single to the top of the country music charts in early 1995, which would be followed by an handful of Top 10’s throughout the remainder of the decade!