Having released music spanning across five different decades, John Anderson‘s unique country music sound had led for an incredible career. With 64 radio singles starting with 1975’s “Swoop Down, Sweet Jesus,” with six of those songs reaching #1, you may be asking: “How the heck is he going to narrow this down to only five songs?”
Reasonable question! However, to allow myself the pleasure of staying sane, we will be looking at five songs that John released, specifically, throughout the 90’s.
Sure, “Swingin'” is very likely the most popular song of Anderson’s long running career, but the early 90’s brought chart success that he hadn’t seen since the mid-80’s. Between 1991 and 1995, John reached the country Top20 ten times, including two #1 hits.
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5. I Wish I Could’ve Been There (1994)
As fans of any genre of music, we sometimes forget that those folks who are onstage performing for us fans every night of the year also have families. The majority of these artists’ days are spent traveling the roads, town to town, in order to entertain the masses. Many musicians have noted that they spend more time on the road with their band than they do they’re actual family members. This means that birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc., are often missed. In John Anderson’s 1994 hit, “I Wish I Could’ve Been There” describes exactly that.
4. I Fell In The Water (1993)
“I Fell In The Water” is the lowest peaking song on our Top 5 list, coming in at #13 on the U.S. Country Billboard chart in 1993. By no means does that make this a lesser song in John Anderson’s catalog of hits! Not only is this a fantastic song, but the music video features, what was at the time, the leading technologies in green screen effects! The under water pedal steel absolutely kills me!
3. Money In The Bank (1993)
Outside of Anderson’s 1983 classic, “Swingin’,” “Money In The Bank” may very well be the most fun out of John’s nearly five decade career to sing along with!
2. Straight Tequila Night (1991)
I have very vivid memories that include singing along with the radio and John Anderson on “Straight Tequila Night” in my childhood. Being that this #1 hit was incredibly hot in 1991 (I was in 2nd grade at the time), I’m certain that I had no idea what tequila even was. That’s just a testament to how good this song is! John Anderson’s first #1 of the 90’s stuck with me for the past 25 years and it’s still one of my favorites!
1. Seminole Wind (1992)
I can’t imagine being able to listen to this song and not come out at the other end with goosebumps on your arms. We ran a year long countdown of the Top 505 best country songs of the 90’s during the first year of BORN Country and though “Seminole Wind” landed in the Top 100, there’s no question that it actually belongs even closer to #1. The music video that was filmed for “Seminole Wind” is an all-time great, but unfortunately, there isn’t a high-quality upload at this time. In its place is an incredible live performance in the clip below.
There you have our Top 5 songs from John Anderson in the 90’s! Did your favorite song make the list? Perhaps we will soon visit the early classics from the 70’s and 80’s in another edition of Quick Hits!
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