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Songs written by Mel Tillis  

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is the parent of Pam Tillis

Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis (born August 8, 1932) is an American country music singer. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s, with a long list of Top 10 hits. Tillis's biggest hits include "I Ain't Never", "Good Woman Blues", and "Coca-Cola Cowboy". On February 13, 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Med... [more on Wikipedia]

                    

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Webb Pierce
1.1957
Holiday for Love by Webb Pierce

 

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3
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[Decca 30419]
written by Webb Pierce, Wayne Walker & Mel Tillis 
2.1957
Honky Tonk Song by Webb Pierce

 

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20
✫1
country
[Decca 30255]
written by Mel Tillis  & Buck Peddy
3.1957
I'm Tired by Webb Pierce

 

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15
3
country
written by Ray Price, Buck Peddy & Mel Tillis 
Carl Smith
4.1957
Why, Why by Carl Smith

 

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17
2
country
[Columbia 40984]
written by Wayne Walker & Mel Tillis 
Kitty Wells
5.1958
He's Lost His Love for Me by Kitty Wells

 

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7
16
country
[Decca 30736]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker
Johnnie & Jack
6.1958
Lonely Island Pearl by Johnnie & Jack

 

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6
18
country
[RCA 47-7324]
written by Mel Tillis  & Helen Reddy
Mel Tillis
7.1958
The Violet and a Rose by Mel Tillis 

 

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5
24
country
[Columbia 41189]
written by Bud Auge, Reinfeld, Mel Tillis  & Jimmy Dickens
Webb Pierce
8.1958
Tupelo County Jail by Webb Pierce

 

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10
7
country
[Decca 30711]
written by Webb Pierce & Mel Tillis 
Carl Smith
9.1958
Walking the Slow Walk by Carl Smith

 

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4
28
country
[Columbia 41243]
written by Mel Tillis 
Ronnie Self
10.03/1958
Bop-A-Lena by Ronnie Self

 

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11
63
US
[Columbia 41101]
written by Webb Pierce & Mel Tillis 
Carl Smith
11.09/1958
Guess I've Been Around Too Long by Carl Smith

 

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4
93
US
[Columbia 41170]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker
Webb Pierce
12.1959
A Thousand Miles Ago by Webb Pierce

 

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12
6
country
[Decca 30858]
written by Mel Tillis  & Webb Pierce
Kitty Wells
13.1959
All the Time by Kitty Wells

 

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7
18
country
[Decca 9-30804]
written by Wayne Walker & Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis
14.1959
Finally by Mel Tillis 

 

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4
28
country
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker
Carl Smith
15.1959
It's All My Heartache by Carl Smith

 

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6
19
country
written by Bill Phillips & Mel Tillis 
George Morgan
16.1959
Little Dutch Girl by George Morgan

 

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6
20
country
[Columbia 41420]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker (as Wayne P. Walker)
Mel Tillis & Bill Phillips
17.1959
Sawmill by Mel Tillis & Bill Phillips

 

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4
27
country
written by Horace Whatley & Mel Tillis 
Jimmy Newman
18.1959
So Soon by Jimmy Newman

 

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from This Is Jimmy Newman    

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6
19
country
[MGM 12749]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker (as Wayne P. Walker)
Carl Smith
19.07/1959
Ten Thousand Drums by Carl Smith 

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43
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5
country
[Columbia 41417]
written by Mel Tillis  & Carl Smith
Webb Pierce
20.08/1959

 ⑤  I Ain't Never by Webb Pierce

 

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24
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2
country
[songwriter #5 hit]
[Decca 30923]
written by Mel Tillis  & Webb Pierce
The Four Preps
21.09/1959
I Ain't Never by The Four Preps

 

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79
US
[Capitol 4256]
written by Mel Tillis  & Webb Pierce
Stonewall Jackson
22.12/1959
Mary, Don't You Weep by Stonewall Jackson

 

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from The Dynamic Stonewall Jackson   The Dynamic Stonewall Jackson 

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26
41
US
12
country
[Columbia 41533]
written by Mel Tillis  & Marijohn Wilkin
Webb Pierce
23.12/1959
No Love Have I by Webb Pierce

 

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27
55
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4
country
[Decca 31021]
written by Mel Tillis 
Kitty Wells
24.1960
Carmel By the Sea by Kitty Wells

 

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7
16
country
[Decca 31123]
written by Mel Tillis  & Marijohn Wilkin
Mel Tillis & Bill Phillips
25.1960
Georgia Town Blues by Mel Tillis & Bill Phillips

 

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5
24
country
written by Mel Tillis  & Buck Peddy
Carl Smith
26.1960
Make the Waterwheel Roll by Carl Smith

 

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3
30
country
written by Marijohn Wilkin & Mel Tillis 
Ray Price
27.1960
One More Time by Ray Price

 

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18
2
country
[Columbia 41590]
written by Mel Tillis 
Brenda Lee
28.12/1960

 ②  Emotions by Brenda Lee

 

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141
7
US
45
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
written by Ramsey Kearney & Mel Tillis 
Ray Price
29.1961
Heart Over Mind by Ray Price

 

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13
5
country
[Columbia 41947]
written by Mel Tillis 
Stonewall Jackson
30.1961
Hungry for Love by Stonewall Jackson

 

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from The Sadness in a Song    

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4
27
country
[Columbia 42028]
written by Mel Tillis 
Kitty Wells
31.1961
There Must Be Another Way to Live by Kitty Wells

 

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5
20
country
US B side to Heartbreak U.S.A.
[Decca 31246]
written by Mel Tillis 
Ernest Tubb
32.1961
Thoughts of a Fool by Ernest Tubb

 

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16
country
[Decca 31241]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker
Ray Peterson
33.02/1961
I'm Tired by Ray Peterson

 

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3
104
US
[RCA Victor 7845]
written by Ray Price, Buck Peddy & Mel Tillis 
The Everly Brothers
34.06/1961
Stick with Me Baby by The Everly Brothers

 

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from A Date with the Everly Brothers   A Date with the Everly Brothers 

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15
41
US
B side to Temptation
written by Mel Tillis 
Margie Bowes
35.07/1961
Little Miss Belong to No One by Margie Bowes

 

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5
21
country
[Mercury 71845]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker (as Wayne P. Walker)
Webb Pierce
36.1962
Crazy Wild Desire by Webb Pierce

 

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11
8
country
written by Mel Tillis 
37.1962
Sooner or Later by Webb Pierce

 

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6
19
country
[Decca 31421]
written by Mel Tillis  & Webb Pierce
38.1962
Take Time by Webb Pierce

 

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11
7
country
[Decca 31380]
written by Marijohn Wilkin, Mel Tillis  & Harry Hart
Little Jimmy Dickens
39.1962
The Violet and a Rose by Little Jimmy Dickens

 

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from Little Jimmy Dickens Sings Out Behind the Barn    

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10
country
written by Mel Tillis , Bud Auge & John Reinfield
Patsy Cline
40.02/1962
Strange by Patsy Cline

 

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from Sentimentally Yours    

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5
97
US
B side to She's Got You
[Decca 31354]
written by Mel Tillis  & Fred Burch
41.08/1962
So Wrong by Patsy Cline

 

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from The Patsy Cline Story   The Patsy Cline Story 

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13
85
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14
country
[Decca 31406]
written by Danny Dill, Carl Perkins & Mel Tillis 
Webb Pierce & Mel Tillis
42.1963
How Come Your Dog Don't Bite Nobody But Me by Webb Pierce & Mel Tillis

 

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5
25
country
written by Wayne Walker & Mel Tillis 
Billy Grammer
43.1963
I Wanna Go Home by Billy Grammer

 

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6
18
country
written by Mel Tillis  & Danny Dill
Webb Pierce
44.1963
If I Could Come Back by Webb Pierce

 

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6
21
country
written by Mel Tillis  & Buck Peddy (as A. R. Peddy)
45.1963
Sawmill by Webb Pierce

 

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7
15
country
written by Horace Whatley & Mel Tillis 
Bobby Bare
46.06/1963

 ③  Detroit City by Bobby Bare

 

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16
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4
AC
6
country
[songwriter #3 hit]
[RCA Victor 8183]
written by Danny Dill & Mel Tillis 
Ben Colder
47.10/1963
Detroit City No. 2 by Ben Colder

 

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5
90
US
[MGM 13167]
written by Mel Tillis , Danny Dill & Sheb Wooley
Ray Price
48.1964
Burning Memories by Ray Price

 

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from Burning Memories    

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18
2
country
[Columbia 42971]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker
Kitty Wells & Webb Pierce
49.1964
Finally by Kitty Wells & Webb Pierce

 

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10
9
country
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker
Carl Smith
50.1964
Lonely Girl by Carl Smith

 

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7
14
country
[Columbia 43124]
written by Carl Smith, Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker
Wanda Jackson
51.1964
The Violet and a Rose by Wanda Jackson

 

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3
36
country
written by Mel Tillis , Bud Auge & John Reinfield
Lefty Frizzell
52.1965
Gator Hollow by Lefty Frizzell

 

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1
50
country
written by Mel Tillis 
Carl Smith
53.1965
Let's Walk Away Strangers by Carl Smith

 

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3
36
country
[Columbia 43361]
written by Benny Joy & Mel Tillis 
Hugh X. Lewis
54.1965
Out Where the Ocean Meets the Sky by Hugh X. Lewis

 

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3
32
country
[Kapp 673]
written by Mel Tillis  & Fred Burch
Webb Pierce
55.1965
That's Where My Money Goes by Webb Pierce

 

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4
26
country
written by Mel Tillis  & Buck Peddy (as A. R. Peddy)
Mel Tillis
56.1965
Wine by Mel Tillis 

 

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7
14
country
[R.i.c. 158]
written by Mel Tillis 
Bob Luman
57.1966
Come On and Sing by Bob Luman

 

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2
42
country
[Hickory 1410]
written by Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis
58.1966
Stateside by Mel Tillis 

 

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from Stateside    

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6
17
country
[Kapp 772]
written by Mel Tillis 
The Stonemans
59.1966
Tupelo County Jail by The Stonemans

 

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2
40
country
[MGM 13466]
written by Mel Tillis  & Webb Pierce
Faron Young
60.1966
Unmitigated Gall by Faron Young

 

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from Unmitigated Gall    

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10
7
country
[Mercury 72617]
written by Mel Tillis 
Patti Page
61.1967
All the Time by Patti Page

 

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from Today My Way    

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4
23
AC
[Columbia 44257]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker
Jimmy Roselli
62.1967
All the Time by Jimmy Roselli

 

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5
19
AC
[United Artists 50217]
written by Wayne Walker & Mel Tillis 
The Geezinslaw Brothers
63.1967
Chubby (Please Take Your Love to Town) by The Geezinslaw Brothers

 

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1
48
country
[Capitol 2002]
written by Mel Tillis  & Dick Miles
Mel Tillis
64.1967
Goodbye Wheeling by Mel Tillis 

 

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from Mr. Mel    

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6
20
country
[Kapp 837]
written by Mel Tillis 
Carl Smith
65.1967
I Should Get Away Awhile (From You) by Carl Smith

 

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1
54
country
written by Mel Tillis  & Danny Dill
Waylon Jennings
66.1967
Mental Revenge by Waylon Jennings

 

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from Jewels    

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8
12
country
[RCA 47-9146]
written by Mel Tillis 
Johnny Darrell
67.1967
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town by Johnny Darrell

 

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from Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town    

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10
9
country
[United Artists 50126]
written by Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis
68.1967
Survival of the Fittest by Mel Tillis 

 

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from Mr. Mel    

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1
71
country
[Kapp 867]
written by Mel Tillis 
Tom Jones
69.02/1967

 ④  Detroit City by Tom Jones

 

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from Green, Green Grass of Home   Green, Green Grass of Home 

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84
27
US
8
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Parrot 40012]
written by Danny Dill & Mel Tillis 
Jack Greene
70.05/1967
All the Time by Jack Greene

 

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from All the Time    

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24
103
US
✫1
country
[Decca 32123]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker (as Wayne P. Walker)
Solomon Burke
71.12/1967
Detroit City by Solomon Burke

 

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5
104
US
47
R&B
[Atlantic 2459]
written by Danny Dill & Mel Tillis 
Wayne Newton
72.1968
All the Time by Wayne Newton

 

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4
26
AC
[MGM 13891]
written by Wayne Walker (as Wayne P. Walker) & Mel Tillis 
Red Sovine
73.1968
Normally, Norma Loves Me by Red Sovine

 

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1
61
country
written by Mel Tillis 
Geraldine Stevens
74.1969
Billy, I've Got to Go to Town by Geraldine Stevens

 

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1
57
country
[World Pacific 77927]
written by Vic Dana & Mel Tillis 
Norro Wilson
75.1969
Love Comes But Once in a Lifetime by Norro Wilson

 

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from Dedicated to: Only You    

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1
44
country
[Smash 2210]
written by Marvin Hughes & Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis
76.1969
Old Faithful by Mel Tillis 

 

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from Old Faithful    

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8
13
country
[Kapp 986]
written by Mel Tillis 
Kenny Rogers
77.06/1969

 ①  Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town by Kenny Rogers

 

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from Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town    

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246
6
US
6
AC
39
country
2
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
as Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
[Reprise 0829]
written by Mel Tillis 
The Geraldine Sisters
78.08/1969
Billy, I've Got to Go to Town by The Geraldine Sisters

 

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3
117
US
[World Pacific 77927]
written by Vic Dana & Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis
79.1970
Commercial Affection by Mel Tillis 

 

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from The Arms of a Fool/Commercial Affection    

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11
8
country
[MGM 14176]
written by Mel Tillis 
80.1970
Heart Over Mind by Mel Tillis 

 

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from She'll Be Hanging Around Somewhere    

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16
3
country
[Kapp 2086]
written by Mel Tillis 
Dean Martin
81.10/1970
Detroit City by Dean Martin

 

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from My Woman, My Woman, My Wife    

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5
101
US
36
AC
[Reprise 0955]
written by Danny Dill & Mel Tillis 
Jeannie Seely
82.1971
Alright I'll Sign the Papers by Jeannie Seely

 

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from Can I Sleep In Your Arms/Lucky Ladies    

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2
42
country
[Decca 32882]
written by Mel Tillis 
Nat Stuckey
83.1971
I'm Gonna Act Right by Nat Stuckey

 

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from Forgive Me for Calling You Darling    

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7
17
country
[RCA 50-0039]
written by Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis
84.1972
I Ain't Never by Mel Tillis 

 

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from I Ain't Never    

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22
✫1
country
[MGM 14418]
written by Mel Tillis  & Webb Pierce
Dick Curless
85.1972
Stonin' Around by Dick Curless

 

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from Stonin' Around    

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3
31
country
[Capitol 3354]
written by Mel Tillis 
Tony Booth
86.1973
Old Faithful by Tony Booth

 

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from This Is Tony Booth    

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1
49
country
[Capitol 3639]
written by Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis
87.1973
Sawmill by Mel Tillis 

 

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from Sawmill    

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19
2
country
[MGM 14585]
written by Horace Whatley & Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis and Sherry Bryce
88.12/1973
Let's Go All the Way Tonight by Mel Tillis and Sherry Bryce

 

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from Let's Go All the Way Tonight    

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4
26
country
as Mel Tillis and Sherry Bryce with the Statesiders
written by Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis
89.1974
Memory Maker by Mel Tillis 

 

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15
3
country
[MGM 14744]
written by Mel Tillis  & Kent Westberry
90.1976
Mental Revenge by Mel Tillis 

 

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from M-M-Mel    

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7
15
country
[MGM 14846]
written by Mel Tillis 
91.1977
Burning Memories by Mel Tillis 

 

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from Heart Healer    

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10
9
country
[MCA 40710]
written by Mel Tillis  & Wayne Walker (as Wayne P. Walker)
Gail Davies
92.1978
No Love Have I by Gail Davies

 

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from Gail Davies    

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5
26
country
[Lifesong 1771]
written by Mel Tillis 
Mel Tillis & Nancy Sinatra
93.1981
Texas Cowboy Night by Mel Tillis & Nancy Sinatra

 

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from Mel and Nancy    

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5
23
country
[Elektra 47157]
written by Mel Tillis , Buddy Cannon & Raleigh Squires
Ricky Skaggs
94.1984
Honey (Open That Door) by Ricky Skaggs

 

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from Don't Cheat in Our Hometown    

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18
✫1
country
[Columbia 04394 (Epic)]
written by Mel Tillis 
95.1987
I'm Tired by Ricky Skaggs

 

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from Comin' Home to Stay   Comin' Home to Stay 

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5
18
country
[Columbia 07416 (Epic)]
written by Buck Peddy, Webb Pierce & Mel Tillis 
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
96.1989
Honky Tonk Song by Jimmie Dale Gilmore

 

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1
85
country
written by Mel Tillis  & Buck Peddy
Holly Dunn
97.1992
No Love Have I by Holly Dunn

 

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from Getting It Dunn   Getting It Dunn 

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1
67
country
[Warner 18956]
written by Mel Tillis 
Top 100 hits1568213
Top 40 hits56702
Top 10 hits22272
✫ #1 hits4
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