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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 1979

1978 <-1979-> 1980
      

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1.11/1979

 ①  Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers

 

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from Kenny   Kenny

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310

US 3
US AC 5
US country ✫1
UK ✫1
[United Artists Xw-1327]
written by Roger Bowling & Billy Edd Wheeler
2.04/1979

 ②  When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman by Dr. Hook

 

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from Pleasure and Pain   Pleasure and Pain

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257

US 6
US AC 5
US country 68
UK ✫1
[Capitol 4705]
written by Even Stevens
3.03/1979

 ③  Just When I Needed You Most by Randy VanWarmer

 

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from Warmer   Warmer

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208

US 4
US AC ✫1
US country 71
UK 8
[Bearsville 0334]
written by Randy VanWarmer & Tony Wilson
4.06/1979

 ④  The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band

 

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from Million Mile Reflections   Million Mile Reflections

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202

US 3
US AC 30
US country ✫1
UK 14
written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Joel DiGregorio (as Joel "Taz" DiGregorio), Fred Edwards, Charlie Hayward (as Charles Hayward) & James W. Marshall
5.12/1979

 ⑤  Longer by Dan Fogelberg

 

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from Phoenix   Phoenix

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199

US 2
US AC ✫1
US country 85
written by Dan Fogelberg
6.04/1979

She Believes in Me by Kenny Rogers

 

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from The Gambler   The Gambler

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181

US 5
US AC ✫1
US country ✫1
UK 42
[United Artists Xw-1273]
written by Steve Gibb
7.01/1979

Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills

 

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from Music Box Dancer   

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155

US 3
US AC 4
US country 44
[instrumental]
[Polydor 14517]
written by Frank Mills
8.09/1979

You're Only Lonely by J.D. Souther

 

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from You're Only Lonely   You're Only Lonely

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155

US 7
US AC ✫1
US country 60
[Columbia 11079]
written by J.D. Souther
9.09/1979

You Decorated My Life by Kenny Rogers

 

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from Kenny   Kenny

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149

US 7
US AC 2
US country ✫1
[United Artists Xw-1315]
written by Debbie Hupp (as Deborah Kay HuppĂ ) & Bob Morrison (as Robert E. Morrison)
10.10/1979

Better Love Next Time by Dr. Hook

 

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from Sometimes You Win   Sometimes You Win

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139

US 12
US AC 3
US country 91
UK 8
[Capitol 4785]
written by Steve Pippen, Larry Keith & Johnny Slate
11.04/1979

If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me by The Bellamy Brothers

 

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from The Two and Only   

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119

US 39
US country ✫1
UK 3
written by David Bellamy
12.01/1979

I Just Fall in Love Again by Anne Murray

 

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from New Kind of Feeling   

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118

US 12
US AC ✫1
US country ✫1
UK 58
[Capitol 4675]
written by Steve Dorff (as Stephen Dorff), Larry Herbstritt, Gloria Sklerov & Harry Lloyd
13.09/1979

Broken Hearted Me by Anne Murray

 

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from I'll Always Love You   

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112

US 12
US AC ✫1
US country ✫1
[Capitol 4773]
written by Randy Goodrum
14.12/1979

Daydream Believer by Anne Murray

 

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from I'll Always Love You   

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111

US 12
US AC ✫1
US country 3
UK 61
written by John Stewart
15.06/1979

Suspicions by Eddie Rabbitt

 

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from Loveline   

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99

US 12
US AC 9
US country ✫1
[Elektra 46053]
written by David Malloy, Randy McCormick, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
16.01/1979

Forever in Blue Jeans by Neil Diamond

 

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from You Don't Bring Me Flowers   You Don't Bring Me Flowers

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95

US 20
US AC 2
US country 73
UK 16
[Columbia 10897]
written by Richard Bennett & Neil Diamond
17.09/1979

Half the Way by Crystal Gayle

 

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from Miss the Mississippi   

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88

US 15
US AC 9
US country 2
[Columbia 11087]
written by Bobby Wood & Ralph Murphy
18.04/1979

Deeper Than the Night by Olivia Newton-John

 

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from Totally Hot   Totally Hot

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86

US 11
US AC 4
US country 87
UK 64
[MCA 41009]
written by Tom Snow & Johnny Vastano
19.05/1979

Shadows in the Moonlight by Anne Murray

 

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from New Kind of Feeling   

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82

US 25
US AC ✫1
US country ✫1
[Capitol 4716]
written by Charlie Black & Rory Michael Bourke
20.12/1979

An American Dream by The Dirt Band

 

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from An American Dream   

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79

US 13
US AC 12
US country 58
featuring Linda Ronstadt
[United Artists 1330]
written by Rodney Crowell
21.01/1979

Crazy Love by Poco

 

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from Legend   Legend

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77

US 17
US AC ✫1
US country 95
[ABC 12439]
written by Rusty Young
22.06/1979

I Know a Heartache When I See One by Jennifer Warnes

 

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from Shot Through the Heart   Shot Through the Heart

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74

US 19
US AC 14
US country 10
[Arista 0430]
written by Kerry Chater, Charles Black & Rory Michael Bourke
23.05/1979

Do It or Die by Atlanta Rhythm Section

 

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from Underdog   Underdog

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62

US 19
US AC 11
US country 92
[Polydor 14568]
written by Buddy Buie (as Perry "Buddy" C. Buie), James Cobb (as James B. Cobb Jr.) & Ronnie Hammond
24.05/1979

Heart of the Night by Poco

 

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from Legend   Legend

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62

US 20
US AC 5
US country 96
[MCA 41023]
written by Paul Cotton
25.01/1979

Every Which Way but Loose by Eddie Rabbitt

 

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from Every Which Way But Loose: The Soundtrack Music from Clint Eastwood's Every Which Way But Loose   Every Which Way But Loose: The Soundtrack Music from Clint Eastwood's Every Which Way But Loose

CD

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56

US 30
US AC 26
US country ✫1
[Elektra 45554]
written by Milton Brown, Steve Dorff & Snuff Garrett
26.11/1979

I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love by Rita Coolidge

 

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from Satisfied   Satisfied

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39

US 38
US AC 3
US country 32
[A&M 2199]
written by Carole Bayer Sager & Peter Allen
27.06/1979

You're the Only One by Dolly Parton

 

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from Great Balls of Fire   

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38

US 59
US AC 14
US country ✫1
[RCA 11577]
written by Carole Bayer Sager & Bruce Roberts
28.06/1979

Amanda by Waylon Jennings

 

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from Greatest Hits   

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36

US 54
US AC 40
US country ✫1
[RCA 11596]
written by Bob McDill
29.02/1979

Can You Read My Mind by Maureen McGovern

 

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from Maureen McGovern   

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28

US 52
US AC 5
US country 93
[Warner 8750]
written by John Williams [composer] & Leslie Bricusse
30.1979

I Really Got the Feeling by Dolly Parton

 

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from Heartbreaker   Heartbreaker

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27

US AC 11
US country ✫1
charted as Baby I'm Baby I'm Burning / I Really Got the Feeling in US AC charts
written by Billy Vera
31.07/1979

When I Dream by Crystal Gayle

 

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from When I Dream   

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26

US 84
US AC 20
US country 3
[United Artists 1288]
written by Sandy Mason Theoret
32.05/1979

All I Ever Need Is You by Kenny Rogers & Dottie West

 

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from Classics   Classics

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25

US 102
US AC 38
US country ✫1
[United Artists 1276]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Eddie Reeves
33.10/1979

Fooled by a Feeling by Barbara Mandrell

 

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from Just for the Record   

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25

US 89
US AC 26
US country 4
[MCA 41077]
written by Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan
34.1979

Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For by Crystal Gayle

 

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from When I Dream   

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24

US AC 22
US country ✫1
written by Mark True
35.03/1979

I Need Your Help Barry Manilow by Ray Stevens

 

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from The Feeling's Not Right Again   

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23

US 49
US AC 11
US country 85
[novelty]
[Warner 8785]
written by Dale Gonyea
36.01/1979

Tulsa Time by Don Williams

 

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from Expressions   

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22

US 106
US country ✫1
[ABC 12425]
written by Danny Flowers
37.1979

Sail Away by The Oak Ridge Boys

 

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from ...Have Arrived   ...Have Arrived

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21

US AC 29
US country 2
[MCA 12463]
written by Rafe VanHoy
38.1979

You're My Jamaica by Charley Pride

 

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from You're My Jamaica   

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20

US country ✫1[RCA 11655]
written by Kent Robbins
39.1979

Where Do I Put Her Memory by Charley Pride

 

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from Burgers and Fries   Burgers and Fries

CD

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20

US country ✫1[RCA 11477]
written by Jim Weatherly
40.1979

Nobody Likes Sad Songs by Ronnie Milsap

 

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from Images   

CD

MP3

20

US country ✫1[RCA 11553]
written by Bob McDill & Wayland Holyfield
41.1979

Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight by The Oak Ridge Boys

 

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from ...Have Arrived   ...Have Arrived

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20

US country ✫1[MCA 41154]
written by Donivan Cowart & Rodney Crowell
42.1979

Last Cheater's Waltz by T. G. Sheppard

 

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from 3/4 Lonely   

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20

US country ✫1written by Sonny Throckmorton
43.1979

It Must Be Love by Don Williams

 

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from Expressions   

CD

MP3

20

US country ✫1[MCA 41069]
written by Bob McDill
44.1979

I May Never Get to Heaven by Conway Twitty

 

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from Cross Winds   

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MP3

20

US country ✫1[MCA 41059]
written by Bill Anderson & Buddy Killen
45.1979

Heartbreak Hotel by Willie Nelson & Leon Russell

 

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from One for the Road   

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20

US country ✫1[Columbia 11023]
written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden (as Thomas Durden) & Elvis Presley
46.1979

Happy Birthday Darlin' by Conway Twitty

 

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from Cross Winds   

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20

US country ✫1written by Chuck Howard
47.1979

Golden Tears by Dave & Sugar

 

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from Stay with Me / Golden Tears   

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MP3

20

US country ✫1written by John Schweers
48.1979

Don't Take It Away by Conway Twitty

 

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from Cross Winds   

CD

MP3

20

US country ✫1[MCA 41002]
written by Troy Seals & Max D. Barnes
49.1979

Come with Me by Waylon Jennings

 

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from What Goes Around Comes Around   

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20

US country ✫1[RCA 11723]
written by Chuck Howard
50.1979

Coca Cola Cowboy by Mel Tillis

 

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from Mr. Entertainer   

CD

MP3

20

US country ✫1[MCA 41041]
written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley & Bud Dain
51.1979

All the Gold in California by Larry Gatlin

 

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from Straight Ahead   

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20

US country ✫1as Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band
written by Larry Gatlin
52.1979

(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right by Barbara Fairchild

 

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20

US country ✫1written by Homer Banks, Carl Hampton & Raymond Jackson
53.09/1979

Sweet Summer Lovin' by Dolly Parton

 

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from Great Balls of Fire   

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20

US 77
US AC 41
US country 7
[RCA 11705]
written by Bud Reneau & Blaise Tosti
54.07/1979

Just Good Ol' Boys by Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley

 

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from Just Good Ol' Boys   

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19

US country ✫1[Columbia 11027]
written by Ansley Fleetwood
55.10/1979

I Cheated Me Right Out of You by Moe Bandy

 

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from One of a Kind   

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19

US country ✫1[Columbia 11090]
written by Bobby P. Barker (as Bobby Barker)
56.1979

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound by Hank Williams, Jr.

 

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from Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound   

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18

US country 2written by Hank Williams Jr.
57.1979

Send Me Down to Tucson / Charlie's Angel by Mel Tillis

 

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from Are You Sincere   

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18

US country 2written by Snuff Garrett, Cliff Crofford & Dee Gaskin
58.1979

Santa Barbara by Ronnie Milsap

 

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from Only One Love in My Life   

CD

MP3

18

US country 2written by Archie Jordan & Hal David
59.1979

Before My Time by John Conlee

 

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MP3

from Forever   

CD

MP3

18

US country 2[MCA 41072]
written by Ben Peters
60.1979

Back on My Mind Again by Ronnie Milsap

 

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MP3

from Only One Love in My Life   

CD

MP3

18

US country 2written by Conrad Pierce & Charles Quillen
61.1979

(Ghost) Riders in the Sky by Johnny Cash

 

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MP3

from Silver   

CD

MP3

18

US country 2written by Stan Jones
62.09/1979

Family Tradition by Hank Williams, Jr.

 

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from Family Tradition   Family Tradition

CD

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17

US 104
US country 4
[Elektra/Curb 46046]
written by Hank Williams Jr.
63.03/1979

Lying in Love with You by Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius

 

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from You Don't Bring Me Flowers   

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16

US country 2[RCA 11532]
written by Dean Rutherford & Gary Harrison
64.02/1979

It's a Cheating Situation by Moe Bandy

 

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from It's a Cheating Situation   

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16

US country 2with backing vocals by Janie Fricke
[Columbia 10889]
written by Curly Putman & Sonny Throckmorton
65.02/1979

All the Time in the World by Dr. Hook

 

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16

US 54
US AC 41
US country 82
[Capitol 4677]
written by Even Stevens & Shel Silverstein
66.01/1979

The Football Card by Glenn Sutton

 

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15

US 46
US country 55
[Mercury 57009]
written by Glenn Sutton
67.1979

Your Love Had Taken Me That High by Conway Twitty

 

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from Conway   

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MP3

15

US country 3written by Jack Dunham & Galen Raye
68.1979

Til I Can Make It on My Own by Kenny Rogers & Dottie West

 

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from Classics   Classics

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15

US country 3written by George Richey, Tammy Wynette & Billy Sherrill
69.1979

Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy) by Gene Watson

 

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from Should I Come Home   

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15

US country 3written by Joe Allen
70.1979

I'll Wake You Up When I Get Home by Charlie Rich

 

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from Every Which Way But Loose: The Soundtrack Music from Clint Eastwood's Every Which Way But Loose   Every Which Way But Loose: The Soundtrack Music from Clint Eastwood's Every Which Way But Loose

CD

MP3

15

US country 3written by Steve Dorff & Milton Brown
71.1979

I Can't Feel You Anymore by Loretta Lynn

 

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from We've Come a Long Way Baby   

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15

US country 3[MCA 41021]
written by Theresa Beaty & Meredith Stewart
72.1979

Come On In by The Oak Ridge Boys

 

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from Room Service   

CD

MP3

15

US country 3written by Michael Clark
73.08/1979

Fools by Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius

 

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from One Man, One Woman   

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MP3

14

US country 3[RCA 11672]
written by Johnny Duncan
74.1979

You Feel Good All Over by T. G. Sheppard

 

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from 3/4 Lonely   

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14

US country 4written by Sonny Throckmorton
75.1979

Why Did You Have to Be So Good by Dave & Sugar

 

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MP3

from Stay with Me / Golden Tears   

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MP3

14

US country 4[RCA 11749]
written by Bill Rice & Jerry Foster
76.1979

Sweet Memories by Willie Nelson

 

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from Sweet Memories   

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MP3

14

US country 4[RCA 11465]
written by Mickey Newbury
77.1979

Save the Last Dance for Me by Emmylou Harris

 

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from Blue Kentucky Girl   Blue Kentucky Girl

CD

MP3

14

US country 4[Warner 8815]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
78.1979

Red Bandana by Merle Haggard

 

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from Serving 190 Proof   Serving 190 Proof

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MP3

14

US country 4[MCA 40990]
written by Merle Haggard
79.1979

My World Begins and Ends with You by Dave & Sugar

 

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from Stay with Me / Golden Tears   

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MP3

14

US country 4[RCA 11749]
written by Larry Keith & Steve Pippin
80.1979

My Own Kind of Hat by Merle Haggard

 

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from Serving 190 Proof   Serving 190 Proof

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MP3

14

US country 4[MCA 41112]
written by Merle Haggard & Red Lane
81.1979

If I Could Write a Song As Beautiful As You by Billy Crash Craddock

 

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from Turning Up and Turning On   

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14

US country 4written by John Adrian
82.1979

I Must Have Done Something Bad by Merle Haggard

 

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from Serving 190 Proof   Serving 190 Proof

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MP3

14

US country 4[MCA 41007]
written by Red Lane
83.1979

Heaven Was a Drink of Wine by Merle Haggard

 

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from Serving 190 Proof   Serving 190 Proof

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MP3

14

US country 4written by Sanger D. Shafer
84.12/1979

Don't Make Me Over by Jennifer Warnes

 

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from Shot Through the Heart   Shot Through the Heart

CD

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13

US 67
US AC 36
US country 84
[Arista 0455]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
85.09/1979

Dancin' Round and Round by Olivia Newton-John

 

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MP3

from Totally Hot   Totally Hot

CD

MP3

13

US 82
US AC 25
US country 29
[MCA 41074 B]
written by Adam Mitchell
86.07/1979

I Will Survive by Billie Jo Spears

 

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from I Will Survive   

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13

US country 21
UK 47
[United Artists Xw-1292]
written by Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris
87.1979

The Official Historian on Shirley Jean Berrell by The Statler Brothers

 

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from Entertainers on and Off the Record   

CD

MP3

13

US country 5written by Don Reid & Harold Reid
88.1979

Pour Me Another Tequila by Eddie Rabbitt

 

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MP3

from Loveline   

CD

MP3

13

US country 5[Elektra 46558]
written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt & Even Stevens
89.1979

Pick the Wildwood Flower by Gene Watson

 

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MP3

from Reflections   

CD

MP3

13

US country 5written by Joe Allen
90.1979

I've Got a Picture of Us on My Mind by Loretta Lynn

 

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from Loretta   

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MP3

13

US country 5[MCA 41129]
written by Bobby Harden
91.1979

I Had a Lovely Time by The Kendalls

 

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MP3

from Just Like Real People   

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MP3

13

US country 5[Ovation 1119]
written by Sonny Throckmorton & Don Cook
92.1979

Farewell Party by Gene Watson

 

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MP3

from Reflections   

CD

MP3

13

US country 5[Capitol 4680]
written by Charlie Williams
93.1979

Do You Ever Fool Around by Joe Stampley

 

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MP3

from Red Wine and Blue Memories   

CD

MP3

13

US country 5written by Don Griffen & Jerry Strickland
94.1979

Your Kisses Will by Crystal Gayle

 

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MP3

from We Should Be Together   

CD

MP3

13

US AC 35
US country 7
[United Artists Xw-1306]
written by Van Stephenson
95.1979

Dream On by The Oak Ridge Boys

 

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from ...Have Arrived   ...Have Arrived

CD

MP3

12

US AC 45
US country 7
[MCA 41078]
written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
96.09/1979

You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie by The Bellamy Brothers

 

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MP3

from The Two and Only   

CD

MP3

12

US country 5[Warner 49032]
written by Howard Bellamy
97.1979

Wisdom of a Fool by Jacky Ward

 

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MP3

from Rainbow   

CD

MP3

12

US AC 49
US country 8
[Mercury 55055]
written by Abner Silver & Roy Alfred
98.1979

They Call It Making Love by Tammy Wynette

 

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MP3

from Just Tammy   

CD

MP3

12

US country 6written by Bobby Braddock
99.1979

In No Time at All by Ronnie Milsap

 

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MP3

from Images   

CD

MP3

12

US country 6[RCA 11695]
written by Richard Leigh & Archie Jordan
100.1979

Blind in Love by Mel Tillis

 

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MP3

from Me and Pepper   

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MP3

12

US country 6[Elektra 46536]
written by Bob Corbin

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