From his first chart entry with "Why Baby Why" in October 1955 until his final appearance on Billboard's Hot Country Songs as a featured artist on Aaron Lewis' "Country Boy" two years ago, George Jones distinguished himself as a peerless force with 166 charted songs--Eddy Arnold has the second-most with 144. Jones has the third-most top 10s (78), outpaced only by Arnold's 92 and George Strait's 85. Jones' top 10 count includes 13 No. 1s, among those "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (1980), which re-enters Hot Country Songs at No. 21 (see page 58).

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