Here we are! Only 5 songs away from the Top 100 hits in our 505 Favorite Country Songs Of The 90’s! This bonus edition features five classics that just barely missed the Top 100! Should they have made the cut? I’m sure an argument could be made! Let us know in the comments below!
105. Garth Brooks – Rodeo
Album: Ropin’ The Wind
This is one of the first Garth songs that I really recall hearing. I remember going to the closest department store (Before Walmart was everywhere) in order to buy Ropin’ The Wind for my cousin Molly, whose name I had drawn in the family gift exchange. I don’t think I really heard it until a few years later before requesting The Hits as a Christmas gift myself. “Rodeo” reached #3 on the U.S. country charts and #1 in Canada.
104. Brooks & Dunn – Rock My World (Little Country Girl)
Album: Hard Workin’ Man
When it comes to music videos, I think this one may be as “90’s” as it gets! The clothes, the technology, its all there! “Rock My World” was the second single released to radio that featured Kix Brooks as lead vocalist instead of Ronnie Dunn, with the first being “Lost And Found,” in 1992.
103. Alan Jackson – Livin’ On Love
Album: Who I Am
If Alan Jackson’s “Livin’ On Love” is sitting at #103 on our list, you better believe that we have some great stuff lined up for you on the rest of our journey to #1! Sure, there had been others similar to come before it, but “Livin’ On Love” is about just that: Enjoying life great times with the one you love and fighting through the tough times, just the same. This would become Alan’s ninth #1 hit single.
102. Neal McCoy – No Doubt About It
Album: No Doubt About It
We’ve had a lot of Neal McCoy rolling in right about the Top 100! Don’t worry, this will most definitely not be the last you see of Neal on our list! “No Doubt About It,” was released to radio in December of 1993, but found its place at the top of the country charts in March of ’94, being McCoy’s first #1 hit.
101. Ken Mellons – Jukebox Junkie
Album: Ken Mellons
Man. I wanted this song to make the Top 100 so badly. When it came down to it, I couldn’t find a dang way to fit it in! If you were listening to country radio in the early to mid 90’s, I can almost guarantee that you are singing along with this one the moment that you click on the “play” button! Though Ken Mellons cracked the Country Top 40 two more times throughout the decade, (#40 and #39), “Jukebox Junkie” would be his only smash hit throughout the 90’s, coming in at #8 on the country charts.
That’s it for this weekend! We are desperately trying to catch up on some 2015 album reviews from some of your favorite 90’s country artists! We’ll also attempt to put together a little “Gift Guide” for the upcoming holiday season to make sure you don’t miss out on a single hit for those country music fans that you’ll be shopping for! Stay tuned!