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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Country Songs of the 1960s

1950s <-1960-> 1970s


  

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
1.
11/1960
399

✫1
US


22
country
3
R&B
✫1
UK
hit for Vaughn Deleath in 1927
written by Lou Handman & Roy Turk
Honey
2.
03/1968
370

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[United Artists 50283]
written by Bobby Russell
3.
10/1961
358

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[spoken]
[Columbia 42175]
written by Jimmy Dean
Stuck on You
4.
04/1960
332

✫1
US


27
country
6
R&B
3
UK
[RCA 47-7740]
written by John Leslie McFarland & Aaron Schroeder
5.
05/1960
312

✫1
US


24
country
2
R&B
5
UK
[MGM 12899]
written by Jack Keller & Howard Greenfield
6.
01/1963
299

✫1
US
✫1
AC
23
country
4
R&B
10
UK
[Vanguard 35017]
written by Gus Cannon & Hosea Woods
Ode to Billie Joe
7.
08/1967
299

✫1
US
7
AC
17
country
8
R&B
13
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #412]
[Capitol 5950]
written by Bobbie Gentry
8.
01/1965
289

4
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


✫1
UK
[Smash 1965]
written by Roger Miller
A Boy Named Sue
9.
07/1969
287

2
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


4
UK
[recorded live at san quentin prison]
[noverly]
[Columbia 44944]
written by Shel Silverstein
Ballad of the Green Berets
10.
02/1966
286

✫1
US
✫1
AC
2
country


24
UK
[RCA Victor 8739]
written by Barry Sadler & Robin Moore
11.
12/1962
270

6
US
3
AC
2
country


2
UK
[R]
[Fabor 114]
written by Ned Miller
12.
08/1968
267

✫1
US
4
AC
✫1
country


12
UK
[Plantation 3]
written by Tom T. Hall
In the Ghetto
13.
05/1969
267

3
US
8
AC
60
country


2
UK
[RCA 47-9741]
written by Mac Davis
Wichita Lineman
14.
11/1968
250

3
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #192]
[Capitol 2302]
written by Jimmy Webb
The End of the World
15.
01/1963
248

2
US
✫1
AC
2
country
4
R&B
18
UK
[RCA 8098]
written by Arthur Kent & Sylvia Dee
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
16.
06/1969
246

6
US
6
AC
39
country


2
UK
as Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
[Reprise 0829]
written by Mel Tillis
Ebony Eyes
17.
01/1961
243

8
US


25
country
25
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes in UK charts
[Warner 5199]
written by John D. Loudermilk
18.
10/1964
235

✫1
US
✫1
AC
21
country


22
UK
[spoken]
[RCA 8444]
written by Don Robertson & Hal Blair
19.
10/1961
230

5
US


✫1
country


5
UK
[Mercury 71834]
written by Kendall Hayes & Gary Walker
20.
10/1965
222

6
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


8
UK
[RCA 47-8679]
written by Hank Cochran
Galveston
21.
03/1969
222

4
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


14
UK
[Capitol 2428]
written by Jimmy Webb
22.
09/1960
213

4
US


✫1
country
10
R&B
23
UK
[Columbia 4-41782]
written by Mike Phillips
23.
09/1960
213

7
US


9
country
14
R&B
6
UK
[novelty]
[Warner 5172]
written by Boudleaux Bryant
24.
10/1960
213

2
US


11
country
3
R&B


[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 7775]
written by Floyd Cramer
Don't Cry Daddy
25.
11/1969
210

6
US
3
AC
13
country


8
UK
[RCA 47-9768]
written by Scott Davis
26.
05/1960
202

8
US


✫1
country


9
UK
27.
12/1961
200

9
US
✫1
AC
2
country


9
UK
[Decca 31330]
written by Hank Cochran
28.
05/1962
191

3
US


4
country
6
R&B
31
UK
[Cadence 1418]
written by Johnny Tillotson
29.
04/1962
185

5
US
2
AC
3
country


38
UK
[spoken]
[Liberty 55436]
written by Cliff Crofford
30.
11/1965
183

4
US


2
country


38
UK
[Columbia 43315]
written by Lew DeWitt
31.
05/1962
181

6
US
3
AC
✫1
country




[Columbia 42352]
written by Merle Kilgore & Claude King
32.
08/1964
181

4
US
✫1
AC
43
country




[RCA Victor 8388]
written by Gale Garnett
Mule Skinner Blues
33.
05/1960
173

5
US


16
country


32
UK
[Soma 1137]
written by Jimmie Rodgers [country singer] & Vaughn Horton (as George Vaughn)
Sink the Bismarck
34.
03/1960
166

3
US


6
country




[Columbia 4-41568]
written by Tillman Franks & Johnny Horton
35.
01/1961
164

3
US


✫1
country




[Columbia 41922]
written by Marty Robbins
36.
05/1960
164

4
US


6
country
11
R&B
41
UK
answer to Jim Reeves' "He'll Have to Go"
[Capitol 4368]
written by Audrey Allison, Charles Randolph Grean (as Charles Grean) & Joe Allison
37.
02/1963
163

8
US
3
AC
✫1
country




[Decca 31458]
written by Bill Anderson
38.
08/1968
162

16
US
38
AC
11
country


2
UK
[Decca 32380]
written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
39.
04/1966
162

45
US


✫1
country


✫1
UK
[RCA 8789]
written by Cindy Walker
England Swings
40.
11/1965
160

8
US
✫1
AC
3
country


13
UK
[Smash 2010]
written by Roger Miller
41.
03/1960
159

5
US


20
country
17
R&B


#1 hit for Sammy Kaye's Orchestra in 1946
[RCA 47-7700]
written by Nat Simon & Charles Tobias
42.
04/1962
159

10
US
3
AC
9
country


29
UK
[Decca 31371]
written by Hank Cochran
43.
03/1962
154

8
US
2
AC
3
country




[Columbia 42338]
written by Marijohn Wilkin & Fred Burch
44.
06/1961
151

8
US
3
AC
8
country


36
UK
[instrumental]
[RCA 47-7893]
written by Bob Wills
45.
01/1964
150

9
US
3
AC
3
country




[United Artists 672]
written by Bobby Goldsboro
46.
07/1962
145

16
US


✫1
country


5
UK
[Columbia 42486]
written by Marty Robbins
47.
01/1961
145

6
US


28
country
27
R&B
17
UK
[novelty]
[Columbia 41876]
written by Johnny Parker
48.
12/1969
143

27
US
4
AC
6
country


3
UK
49.
05/1965
141

7
US
2
AC
2
country


33
UK
[Smash 1983]
written by Roger Miller
50.
10/1963
135

10
US
4
AC
5
country




[RCA 47-8238]
written by Hedy West
I Can't Stay Mad at You
51.
09/1963
124

7
US
2
AC
14
country




[RCA 8219]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
52.
06/1964
121

7
US


✫1
country




[Smash 1881]
written by Roger Miller
Crazy
53.
10/1961
113

9
US
2
AC
2
country




[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #85]
[Decca 31317]
written by Willie Nelson
54.
11/1962
108

18
US
4
AC
✫1
country


24
UK
[Columbia 42614]
written by Roberta Bellamy
55.
01/1962
108

14
US
3
AC
✫1
country


43
UK
[Decca 31354]
written by Hank Cochran
56.
06/1964
107

93
US
15
AC
3
country


3
UK
[RCA 8461]
written by Harlan Howard
I Fall to Pieces
57.
05/1961
104

12
US
6
AC
✫1
country




[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #238]
[Decca 31205]
written by Hank Cochran & Harlan Howard
58.
06/1963
100

15
US
4
AC
✫1
country




[RCA 47-8181]
written by Bob Gibson, John D. Loudermilk & Lester Brown
Sea of Heartbreak
59.
06/1961
99

21
US


2
country


14
UK
[RCA 47-7890]
written by Paul Hampton & Hal David
60.
09/1964
99

9
US


3
country




[Smash 1926]
written by Roger Miller
Hello Walls
61.
04/1961
97

12
US
13
AC
✫1
country




[Capitol 4533]
written by Willie Nelson
62.
08/1962
96

17
US
5
AC
11
country


21
UK
[Cadence 1424]
written by Hank Locklin
63.
11/1960
96

12
US


✫1
country




[Capitol 4406]
written by Bob Ferguson
64.
10/1969
90

23
US
✫1
AC
2
country


45
UK
[Capitol 2659]
written by Curt Sapaugh & Bobby Austin
65.
06/1963
87

16
US
4
AC
6
country




[RCA Victor 8183]
written by Danny Dill & Mel Tillis
66.
08/1961
86

11
US


4
country




[Crest 1075]
written by Bobby Edwards, Terry Fell & Fred Henley
Stand by Your Man
67.
11/1968
85

19
US
11
AC
✫1
country




[Epic 5-10398]
written by Billy Sherrill & Tammy Wynette
68.
04/1965
85

12
US
4
AC
5
country




[Capitol 5402]
written by Roger Miller & Mary Taylor
69.
06/1963
83

102
US


2
country


6
UK
[RCA Victor 8289]
written by Johnny Hathcock & Ray Winkler
70.
06/1968
82

19
US
2
AC
15
country


58
UK
[United Artists 50318]
written by Bobby Goldsboro
71.
03/1968
81

39
US
5
AC
6
country


19
UK
[Smash 2148]
written by Bobby Russell
72.
06/1963
81

17
US


✫1
country




[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #87]
[Columbia 42788]
written by June Carter Cash (as June Carter) & Merle Kilgore
73.
07/1962
80

19
US
6
AC
3
country




[Decca 31405]
written by Harlan Howard
What'd I Say
74.
04/1961
80

30
US


27
country
26
R&B
10
UK
[Sun 356]
written by Ray Charles
75.
02/1966
75

36
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


46
UK
[RCA Victor 8749]
written by Hank Cochran
76.
10/1967
75

26
US
12
AC
2
country


52
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #450]
[Capitol 2015]
written by Jimmy Webb
May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
77.
10/1965
74

15
US


✫1
country





[Columbia 43388]
written by Neal Merritt
78.
03/1968
70

28
US


55
country


15
UK
[RCA 47-9465]
written by Jerry Reed (as Jerry R. Hubbard)
79.
06/1969
70

19
US
6
AC
9
country




[Dot 17246]
written by Charles Aznavour & Herb Kretzmer (as Herbert Kretzmer)
80.
08/1965
69

79
US
10
AC
✫1
country


17
UK
[RCA 8625]
written by Jim Reeves
81.
07/1966
65

24
US


✫1
country




[Epic 10025]
written by Billy Sherrill & Glenn Sutton
82.
09/1962
65

29
US
10
AC
10
country


33
UK
[Columbia 42529]
written by Jimmy Dean
83.
12/1967
65

25
US


✫1
country




[Monument 1041]
written by Jack Morgan & Glenn Tubb (as Glenn D. Tubb)
Folsom Prison Blues
84.
05/1968
64

32
US
39
AC
✫1
country


52
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #164]
[live]
original version released in 1956
[Columbia 44513]
written by Johnny Cash & Gordon Jenkins (uncredited)
85.
02/1966
63

26
US
2
AC
5
country




[Smash 2024]
written by Roger Miller
86.
01/1962
63

22
US
4
AC
16
country




[spoken]
US B side to a Sleeping Beauty
[Columbia 42282]
written by Wayne Walker
87.
01/1967
63

112
US


✫1
country


12
UK
[RCA Victor 9057]
written by Gene Davis
88.
09/1962
62

17
US


4
country




[Mercury 71997]
written by Lorene Mann
89.
07/1961
62

20
US


5
country




90.
01/1965
60

25
US


✫1
country




[Capitol 5336]
written by Harlan Howard & Buck Owens
91.
09/1965
59

31
US
3
AC
7
country


48
UK
[Smash 1998]
written by Roger Miller
92.
03/1960
58

26
US


5
country


48
UK
[Columbia 41589]
written by Marty Robbins
93.
08/1962
57

20
US


16
country




[Philips 40038]
written by Jack Rhodes & Dick Reynolds
94.
01/1962
57

24
US
6
AC
9
country




[spoken]
background music "battle hymn of the republic"
[Columbia 42259]
written by Jimmy Dean
95.
01/1962
57

26
US
6
AC
15
country




[spoken]
[Columbia 42282]
written by Larry Markes, Gus Kahn & Egbert Van Alstyne
96.
06/1963
56

32
US
13
AC
2
country




[Golden Wing 3020]
written by Earl Green & Carl Montgomery
97.
55

21
US


21
country




[RCA 74-0267]
written by Curly Putman
98.
03/1960
54

29
US


2
country




[RCA 47-7690]
written by Don Gibson
Understand Your Man
99.
02/1964
54

35
US
11
AC
✫1
country




[Columbia 42964]
written by Johnny Cash
100.
07/1968
53

32
US
6
AC
3
country




[Capitol 2224]
written by Chris Gantry

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