Here’s What Country Songs Topped The Charts In The Year You Were Born

So many years, so many great country songs.

Currently, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” is ripping the charts a new one as the song of 2017, but that got me thinking… what we’re the biggest songs of the past 20, 30, 40 years? One of the first songs I remember hearing was hearing was Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart,” but what track was huge the year I was born? I did some research and made a list. The criteria I used? Which songs spent the most weeks at Number 1 in any given year. Naturally, some years will have multiple songs that spent the same amount of time at the top.

Check out which song was at the top of the Billboard charts in the year you were born.

1980

“Coward of the County” by Kenny Rogers;

Silent Night (After the Flight)” by Ronnie Milsap

“Lookin’ for Love” by Johnny Lee

1981

“There’s No Getting Over Me” by Ronnie Milsap

“Never Been So Loved (In All My Life)” by Charlie Pride

1982

 “Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson

“Just To Satisfy You” by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson

“Slow Hand” by Conway Twitty

“She’s Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)” by Jerry Reed

1983

“Islands in the Stream) by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

“Houston (Means One Day Closer To You)” by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

1984

“To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before” by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson

“Why Not Me” by The Judds

1985

“Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” by George Strait

“Baby Got Her Blue Jeans On” by Mel McDaniel

1986

“Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ol’Days)” by The Judds

“Digging Up Bones” by Randy Travis

1987

“Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis

1988

“Eighteen Wheels and A Dozen Roses” by Kathy Mattea

“I Told You So” by Randy Travis

“I’ll Leave This World Loving You” by Rick van Shelton

“When You Say Nothing At All” by Keith Whitley

1989

“I’m No Stranger To The Rain” by Keith Whitley

“The Church on Cumberland Road” by Shenandoah

“A Woman in Love” by Ronnie Milsap

1990

“Love Without End, Amen” by George Strait

1991

“Down Home” by Alabama

“Don’t Rock The Jukebox” by Alan Jackson

“You Know Me Better Than That” by George Strait

1992

“My Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus

1993

“Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson

1994

“Wild One” by Faith Hill

“I Swear” by John Michael Montgomery

“Wink” by Neil McCoy

1995

“I Like It, I Love It” by Tim McGraw

1996

“It Matters to Me” by Faith Hill

“No News” by Lonestar

“My Maria” by Brooks and Dunn

“Time Marches On” by Tracy Lawrence

“Carried Away” by George Strait

“Like the Rain” by Clint Black

“Little Bitty” by Alan Jackson

1997

“It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

1998

“Just To See You Smile” by Tim McGraw

1999

“Amazed” by Lonestar

2000

“Breathe” by Faith Hill

“How Do You Like Me Now?” by Toby Keith

“I Hope You Dance” by LeAnn Womack

2001

“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” by Brooks and Dunn

“I’m Already There” by Lonestar

2002

“The Good Stuff” by Kenny Chesney

2003

“Have You Forgotten” by Darryl Worley

“It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet

2004

“There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney

“When the Sun Goes Down” by Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker

“Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson”

2005

“As Good As I Once Was” by Toby Keith

“Better Life” by Keith Urban

2006

“Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood

2007

“Never Wanted Nothin’ More” by Kenny Chesney

2008

“Our Song” by Taylor Swift

“Letter To Me” by Brad Paisley

2009

“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

2010

“Consider Me Gone” by Reba McEntire

“Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner

“The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert

2011

“Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton

2012

“We Are Never Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift

2013

“Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line

2014

“Burnin’ It Down” by Jason Aldean

“This is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line

2015

“Girl Crush” by Little Big Town

“Take Your Time” by Sam Hunt

2016

“H.O.L.Y” by Florida Georgia Line

2017

“Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt

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