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Top 10 Country Songs of the Decade: 1940s-2010s
The Top Country Songs of the Decade: 1940s-2010s are ranked by most weeks at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Country Songs chart. Decades are complete for the '50s (1950-59), '60s (1960-69), '70s (1970-79), '80s (1980-89), '90s (1990-99) and '00s (2000-09), while the '40s encompass the chart's January 8, 1944, launch, in its earliest form, through the end of 1949, and the '10s encompass the charts dated January 2, 2010, through January 18, 2014. Ties were broken first by titles' most weeks in the weekly chart's top 10, then by most weeks in the top 40.

1944-1949
Rank Title Artist Wks At No. 1 Peak Year
1 I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Heart) Eddy Arnold 21 1947
2 Bouquet Of Roses Eddy Arnold 19 1948
3 Slipping Around Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely 17 1949
4 Lovesick Blues Hank Williams 16 1949
5 Guitar Polka Al Dexter 16 1946
6 New Spanish Two Step Bob Wills 16 1946
7 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Tex Williams 16 1947
8 Divorce Me C.O.D. Merle Travis 14 1946
9 So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed Merle Travis 14 1947
10 So Long Pal Al Dexter 13 1944
1950-1959
Rank Title Artist Wks At No. 1 Peak Year
1 I'm Moving On Hank Snow 21 1950
2 In The Jailhouse Now Webb Pierce 21 1955
3 Crazy Arms Ray Price 20 1956
4 I Donít Hurt Anymore Hank Snow 20 1954
5 Slowly Webb Pierce 17 1954
6 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 17 1956
7 Slow Poke Pee Wee King 15 1951
8 The Wild Side Of Life Hank Thompson 15 1952
9 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Hank Williams 14 1952
10 The Shot Gun Boogie Tennessee Ernie Ford 14 1951
1960-1969
Rank Title Artist Wks At No. 1 Peak Year
1 Walk On By Leroy Van Dyke 19 1961
2 Love's Gonna Live Here Buck Owens 16 1963
3 Please Help Me, I'm Falling Hank Locklin 14 1960
4 He'll Have To Go Jim Reeves 14 1960
5 Alabam Cowboy Copas 12 1960
6 Don't Let Me Cross Over Carl Butler & Pearl 11 1962
7 Wings Of A Dove Ferlin Husky 10 1960
8 Don't Worry Marty Robbins 10 1961
9 Wolverton Mountain Claude King 9 1962
10 Hello Walls Faron Young 9 1961
1970-1979
Rank Title Artist Wks At No. 1 Peak Year
1 My Hang-Up Is You Freddie Hart 6 1972
2 Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love) Waylon Jennings 6 1977
3 Convoy C.W. McCall 6 1975
4 Kiss An Angel Good Mornin' Charley Pride 5 1971
5 Rose Garden Lynn Anderson 5 1970
6 Here You Come Again Dolly Parton 5 1977
7 When You're Hot, Youre Hot Jerry Reed 5 1971
8 Hello Darlin' Conway Twitty 4 1970
9 Baby, Baby (I Know You're A Lady) David Houston 4 1970
10 Empty Arms Sonny James 4 1971
1980-1989
Rank Title Artist Wks At No. 1 Peak Year
1 Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers 3 1980
2 My Heart Ronnie Milsap 3 1980
3 Lookin' For Love Johnny Lee 3 1980
4 Forever And Ever, Amen Randy Travis 3 1987
5 Have Mercy The Juddds 2 1985
6 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton 2 1983
7 Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You) Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers 2 1983
8 Why Not Me The Judds 2 1984
9 Lost In The Fifties Tonight (In The Still Of The Night) Ronnie Milsap 2 1985
10 When You Say Nothing At All Keith Whitley 2 1988
1990-1999
Rank Title Artist Wks At No. 1 Peak Year
1 Amazed Lonestar 8 1999
2 Breathe Faith Hill 6 1999
3 How Forever Feels Kenny Chesney 6 1999
4 Just To See You Smile Tim McGraw 6 1998
5 It's Your Love Tim McGraw With Faith Hill 6 1997
6 Something Like That Tim McGraw 5 1999
7 I Love You Martina McBride 5 1999
8 Please Remember Me Tim McGraw 5 1999
9 Love Without End, Amen George Strait 5 1990
10 One Night At A Time George Strait 5 1997
2000-2009
Rank Title Artist Wks At No. 1 Peak Year
1 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 8 2003
2 Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw 7 2004
3 The Good Stuff Kenny Chesney 7 2002
4 There Goes My Life Kenny Chesney 7 2003
5 Have You Forgotten? Darryl Worley 7 2003
6 Somebody Like You Keith Urban 6 2002
7 19 Somethin' Mark Wills 6 2003
8 As Good As I Once Was Toby Keith 6 2005
9 Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Brooks & Dunn 6 2001
10 Beer For My Horses Toby Keith with Willie Nelson 6 2003
2010-2014
Rank Title Artist Wks At No. 1 Peak Year
1 Cruise Florida Georgia Line 24 2012
2 That's My Kind of Night Luke Bryan 12 2013
3 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift 10 2012
4 Stay* Florida Georgia Line 6 2013
5 Sure Be Cool If You Did Blake Shelton 5 2013
6 Why Don't We Just Dance Josh Turner 4 2010
7 Consider Me Gone Reba McEntire 4 2010
8 Keep Me In Mind Zac Brown Band 4 2011
9 Honey Bee Blake Shelton 4 2011
10 The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert 4 2010
*At No. 1 through Jan. 18, 2014, chart

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