"Girl Crush," 13 Weeks on Hot Country Songs

At a moment when feel-good party jams ruled the country airwaves, Little Big Town -- Karen Fairchild, 46; Kimberly Schlapman, 46; Jimi Westbrook, 44; and Phillip Sweet, 41 -- dared to release a spare, sensual ballad about woman-on-woman jealousy that became 2015's most talked-about country single. "Girl Crush," written by Liz Rose, Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey, even weathered a trumped-up controversy over its lyrics -- misinterpreted as an expression of same-sex lust -- to reach No.

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