George Jones tops UKCountryRadio Greatest Hits
George Jones tops UKCountryRadio.com’s Greatest Hits
The top 30 country songs of all time
Over Christmas and the New Year, we revealed UKCountryRadio.com’s Greatest Hits – the top 30 country songs of all time as chosen by you. Thank you to everyone who has sent in their all-time favourite three country songs over the last few months, allowing us to compile the chart.
It was obvious from the early days that the George Jones track “He Stopped Loving Her Today” was running away with the lead and, indeed, this classic song topped the chart. It is a fitting tribute to Jones, coming at the end of the year in which he passed away.
“Crazy” by Patsy Cline, written by Willie Nelson, was number two in the list, followed by Johnny Cash’s biggest hit “Ring Of Fire” at number three.
Nelson’s CMA Single of the Year 1982 “Always On My Mind” came in at number four, with regular visitor to the UK Gene Watson featured at number five with “Farewell Party”.
Rounding out the top ten were Crazy Arms by Ray Price at 6, Sunday Morning Coming Down by Kris Kristofferson at 7, Help Me Make It Through The Night, also by Kristofferson, at 8, Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” at 9, and Don Williams’ “You’re My Best Friend” at number 10.
Here is UKCountryRadio.com’s Greatest Hits
Top 30 country songs of all time as chosen by you.
Thank you to everyone who sent us their all-time favourite three country songs during 2013 to help compile the chart.
1. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
2. Crazy – Patsy Cline
3. Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
4. Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
5. Farewell Party – Gene Watson
6. Crazy Arms – Ray Price
7. Sunday Morning Coming Down – Kris Kristofferson
8. Help Me Make It Through The Night – Kris Kristofferson
9. I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton
10. You’re My Best Friend – Don Williams
11. Your Cheating Heart – Hank Williams
12. Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
13. Jolene – Dolly Parton
14. Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
15. The Gambler
16. On The Road Again – Willie Nelson
17. Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
18. Diggin’ Up Bones – Randy Travis
19. All My Ex’s Live In Texas – George Strait
20. Ain’t Goin’ Down Til The Sun Comes Up – Garth Brooks
21. Buy Me A Rose – Kenny Rogers
22. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett
23. If You’re Going Through Hell – Rodney Atkins
24. The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
25. Hello World – Lady Antebellum
26. I’m Moving On – Hank Snow
27. Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
28. There Stands The Glass – Webb Pierce
29. I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
30. El Paso – Marty Robbins