#80. 'God Gave Me You' by Blake Shelton
- Artist: Blake Shelton
- Billboard rank: #80
Though the song was originally recorded by a Christian artist, Blake Shelton’s 2011 cover brought it into the spotlight. Critics didn’t love Shelton's performance, but it nevertheless earned the country legend his fifth consecutive #1 single.
#79. 'There Won't Be Anymore' by Charlie Rich
- Artist: Charlie Rich
- Billboard rank: #79
This song was recorded in the 1960s, but it wasn’t released as a single until 1973. The pop crossover, which features a saxophone solo, is an anthem of closure for a broken relationship.
#78. 'Die A Happy Man' by Thomas Rhett
- Artist: Thomas Rhett
- Billboard rank: #78
Thomas Rhett’s sweet 2015 song topped multiple charts and was a popular choice for first dances at weddings. The music video features Rhett's wife, and the song received plenty of of pop airplay when producers added vocals from artist Tori Kelly.
#77. 'My Heart/Silent Night (After The Fight)' by Ronnie Milsap
- Artist: Ronnie Milsap
- Billboard rank: #77
The 1980 medley is a combination of two hit songs. The first starts with a narrator realizing he wronged someone, and the second ends when he discovers nothing can be done about it.
#76. 'If We Make It Through December' by Merle Haggard
- Artist: Merle Haggard
- Billboard rank: #76
Merle Haggard’s 1971 single, with lyrics referencing unemployment and loneliness, also bears a holiday theme. Critics enjoyed the song, saying it contributed to Haggard's reputation as a “complete artist.”
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#75. 'Before You Go' by Buck Owens
- Artist: Buck Owens
- Billboard rank: #75
The title track of Buck Owens’ 1965 album was his seventh to hit #1 on the Billboard country singles chart. In the soulful song, the narrator begs his lover to remember that he loves her before she leaves, following an argument.
#74. 'Two Dozen Roses' by Shenandoah
- Artist: Shenandoah
- Billboard rank: #74
In this melancholy song, a narrator desperately wants to know what he could have done to stop his lover from leaving, eventually realizing it’s out of his hands. The 1989 recording hit #1 on the country charts, and left fans with several infamous breakup lines.
#73. 'It's Just A Matter Of Time' by Randy Travis
- Artist: Randy Travis
- Billboard rank: #73
Though the song was originally recorded as a pop performance, three country artists covered it. Randy Travis found the most success with this tune, hitting #1 on the country charts in 1989.
#72. 'Good Morning Beautiful' by Steve Holy
- Artist: Steve Holy
- Billboard rank: #72
Steve Holy’s hit was originally released as part of the soundtrack for the movie “Angel Eyes.” It’s an upbeat song with no twist ending: only happiness and hope between two lovers.
#71. 'Big City' by Merle Haggard
- Artist: Merle Haggard
- Billboard rank: #71
This 1982 single was Merle Haggard’s 27th #1 hit on the country charts, cementing him as one of the most popular country artists in history. A friend's complaints inspired many of the lyrics that lamented life in a big, dirty city.
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