Three chords and the truth

13 Sep

PopMatters is listing the top 100 country songs of all time.

Today they posted 100-81, so it’ll be interesting to see where the rest of the list goes.

What are your picks for the top 10? Top 5? Or just the best?

This is a tough one…I’ll think about it and get back with y’all…

And thanks to the Led Zeppelin contributors…

2 Responses to “Three chords and the truth”

  1. Loneseome Rhodes September 13, 2007 at 2:46 pm #

    He Stopped Loving Her Today–George Jones

    Faded Love–Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

    Crazy–Willie Nelson/Patsy Cline

    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry–Hank Williams

    Blue Moon of Kentucky–Bill Monroe

    Act Naturally–Buck Owens

    Ring of Fire–Johnny Cash

    Mama Tried–Merle Haggard

    Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain–Fred Rose/Willie Nelson

    The Most Beautiful Girl–Charlie Rich

    And what went to number one on the country charts and is the greatest song ever?

    “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis

  2. sheenabarnett September 17, 2007 at 10:12 am #

    I’m going pretty obvious, but “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams really is the perfect country song to me.
    A lot of songs make me cry, but that song makes me weep. Everything about it is perfect.

    Some of my other favorite country songs:

    “Folsom Prison Blues” – Johnny Cash
    “Crazy” – Willie or Patsy
    “Guitars, Cadillacs” – Dwight Yoakam
    “Top of the World” – Dixie Chicks
    “I Fall to Pieces” – Patsy
    “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” – Willie

    and…because I’m a Hank luvah: “Someday You’ll Call My Name,” “Lone Gone Lonesome Blues,” “Lovesick Blues,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Hey Good Lookin'” and sooo many more…

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