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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Top 100 Songs Of All-Time

Recently, Virginia Centrist put up a post about the 100 best guitar solo songs, and it got me to thinking, what are my favorite songs of all-time? Well, since you're wondering, here they are (the first 20 really are in numeric order, but the rest is just kind of an aproximation [sp.?])...

1-You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma (David Frizzell and Shelley West)
2-Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
3-I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
4-Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
5-He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)
6-The Wild Side Of Life (Hank Thompson)
7-Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young (Faron Young)
8-Tears In The Holston River (Johnny Cash and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
9-Jambalaya (Hank Williams)
10-Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
11-Wabash Cannonball (Roy Acuff)
12-Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone? (Charley Pride)
13-Livin' In The Sunlight, Lovin' In The Moonlight (Tiny Tim)
14-Angel Band (Stanley Brothers)
15-I Never Picked Cotton (Roy Clark)
16-Uncle Pen (Bill Monroe)
17-Song Of The South (Tom T. Hall and Earl Scruggs)
18-Hello Darlin' (Conway Twitty)
19-Rank Stranger (Stanley Brothers)
20-Meet Me In Heaven (Janette Carter, June Carter-Cash, and Johnny Cash)
21-May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose (Little Jimmy Dickens)
22-Marie Laveau (Bobby Bare)
23-I've Always Been Crazy (Waylon Jennings)
24-Walkin' The Floor Over You (Ernest Tubb)
25-Choices (George Jones)
26-Fraulein (Bobby Helms)
27-Don't Say Aloha (Bashful Brother Oswald)
28-Rocky Top (Osborne Brothers)
29-Don't Get Above Your Raisin' (Flatt and Scruggs)
30-Freeborn Man (Jimmy Martin)
31-Goodhearted Woman (Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson)
32-America First (Merle Haggard)
33-Rapid City, South Dakota (Kinky Friedman)
34-Sing Me Back Home (Merle Haggard)
35-Cold Hard Facts Of Life (Porter Wagoner)
36-Coat Of Many Colors (Dolly Parton)
37-You Don't Know My Mind (Jimmy Martin)
38-Gone, Gone, Gone (Lefty Frizzell)
39-Howlin' At The Moon (Hank Williams)
40-Ahab The Arab (Ray Stevens)
41-Tiptoe Thru The Tulips (Tiny Tim)
42-Wild Weekend (Bill Anderson)
42-Me And Bobby McGee (Roger Miller)
43-Six More Miles (Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper)
44-T For Texas (Jimmie Rodgers)
45-The Road Goes On Forever (The Highwaymen)
46-Nothing I Can Do About It Now (Willie Nelson)
47-I Do Believe (Waylon Jennings)
48-I Wonder If God Likes Country Music (Bill Anderson and Roy Acuff)
49-I Don't Believe You Met My Baby (Louvin Brothers)
50-Hillybilly Rock (Marty Stuart)
51-Guitars, Cadillacs, and Hillbilly Music (Dwight Yoakam)
52-I'm Movin' On (Hank Snow)
53-John Henry (Doc Watson)
54-California Blues (Lefty Frizzell)
55-The One Rose That's Left In My Heart (Johnny Cash)
56-Frankie and Johnnie (Jimmie Rodgers)
57-Louisiana Saturday Night (Mel McDaniel)
58-Kiss An Angel Good Morning (Charley Pride)
59-The Prodigal Son (Roy Acuff)
60-Let Me Rest (Stanley Brothers)
61-Tennessee Saturday Night (Red Foley)
62-Cocaine Blues (Johnny Cash)
63-It Ain't Me Babe (Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash)
64-Okie From Muskogee (Merle Haggard)
65-Ida Red (Uncle Charlie Osborne)
66-Train Of Love (Bob Dylan)
67-Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
68-For The Good Times (Ray Price)
69-Sunday Morning Coming Down (Johnny Cash)
70-Country Roads (John Denver)
71-Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
72-Old Friends (Roger Miller, Ray Price, and Willie Nelson)
73-Midnight Rider (Waylon Jennings)
74-Will You Visit Me On Sundays? (Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn)
75-Cincinnati, Ohio (Connie Smith)
76-If The South Woulda Won (Hank Williams, Jr.)
77-Wild Irish Rose (George Jones)
78-Yellow Rose Of Texas (Johnny Lee)
79-The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor (Johnny Russell)
80-American Made (Oak Ridge Boys)
81-The F-Word (Hank Williams, Jr.)
82-The Race Is On (George Jones)
83-What Ever Happened To Us? (George Jones and Tammy Wynette)
84-There Ain't A Tune (Cowboy Jack Clement)
85-This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
86-A Fool Such As I (Hank Snow)
87-Leavin' Louisiana In The Broad Daylight (Oak Ridge Boys)
88-The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
89-Keep On The Sunny Side (Carter Family)
90-No Expectations (Cowboy Jack Clement)
91-As We Travel Through The Desert (Uncle Charlie Osborne)
92-Help Me Make It Through The Night (Sammi Smith)
93-Al Smith (Uncle Dave Macon)
94-Time's A-Wastin' (Carl Smith and June Carter)
95-Faded Love (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys)
96-Showboat Gambler (Jesse McReynolds)
97-Maple On The Hill (Mac Wiseman)
98-Games People Play (Hank Williams, Jr.)
99-Whiskey Lullaby (Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss)
100-Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, and Levon Helms)

Anybody else like any of these songs? Thoughts?



Anonymous said...

An impressive list from a young guy.

Creigh Deeds

Neal said...


Lisa said...

Totally awesome list! I am referring to it for videos I do, and can never seem to find the right songs. THANK YOU! Just the right tone for the stuff I do. Keep up the great work! Lisa