What Is The Greatest Country Music Song Of All Time?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rick Bartlett, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This is something that meets many boundaries.
    I'm in the spirit of, what's yours, right now, frame of mind?
    If you wish to post and get more involved, go for it!
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  2. RudolphS

    RudolphS Forum Resident

    Rio de Janeiro
    Bob Wills - Drunkard's Blues (1940)

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  3. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
  4. Funchess_Pilate

    Funchess_Pilate Well-Known Member

    Brooklyn, NY
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken

    There are many versions of this classic over the years by various artists...timeless:

  5. HaileyMcComet

    HaileyMcComet Forum Resident

    Hong Kong, China

    Dolly Parton, Jolene
  6. ishmaelk

    ishmaelk Forum Resident

    The greatest of all time? Who knows.
    This one is in my mind, for sure:
    The return of the grievous angel - Gram Parsons.
  7. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Plymouth, UK
    possibly. I'll raise ya..

  8. Quakerism

    Quakerism Monk

    Pennsylvania, USA
    Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
  9. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    I don't think there's such a thing as one greatest....but, there are lots of Hank Williams numbers I'd nominate as contenders, including this one:

  10. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    Not ol' Hank, but this one also would make my list of contenders:

  11. GeetarFreek

    GeetarFreek Forum Resident

    He Stopped Loving Her Today
  12. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    I was thinking of this one too
  13. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    This one never ceases to electrify my being.

  14. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
  15. monotone

    monotone I know noothing.

    Amarillo by morning.
  16. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    I couldn't possibly pick one best, but some real contenders in my opinion.

    Jolene - Dolly or Olivia
    Sweet Dreams - Patsy Cline
    I Don't Think Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings
    Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
    The ballad Of Ira Hayes - Johnny Cash
    Sunday Morning Coming Down - Kris Kristofferson
    You Win Again - Hank Williams - and everybody else
    Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
    Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot (idk if we consider this country, I do)
    Long Black Limousine - Elvis Presley
    Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
    Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
    Hello Darlin - Conway Twitty
    She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye - Jerry Lee Lewis

    I am by no means a country expert, but they are probably pretty close to my favourite country songs
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  17. andy749

    andy749 Senior Member

    Beat me to it.
  18. GubGub

    GubGub Forum Resident

    I'm not a country music aficionado but there is a lot of country music I like. It is hard to look past Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry as some sort of pure distillation of country music and one of the bleakest songs ever written.

    I Fall To Pieces and Crazy (both by Patsy Cline) may be runners up for me.

    But it all begs the question of whether Wichita Lineman is a country song, in which case...
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  19. eflatminor

    eflatminor Forum Resident

  20. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    Cool, a bunch of unlabeled videos (again) so no one will know what they are in a few weeks when they're removed from YouTube. :righton:

    Townes Van Zandt - Waiting Around To Die (1969)
  21. WithinYourReach

    WithinYourReach Resident Millennial

    Austin, TX
    Simply one of the best

  22. WithinYourReach

    WithinYourReach Resident Millennial

    Austin, TX
  23. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    This was asked on the recent Ken Burns Country Documentary and common consensus was George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today". I agree.
  24. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    Well, Glen Campbell did spend two weeks at #1 on the country charts with it in 1968, so it seems to qualify.
  25. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night

    I was going to pick "Pancho And Lefty".

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