Best Country Songs of All Time

I collected 10 lists of “Best Country Songs” from various sources on the Internet and combined them into one meta-list.  Here are the results: every song that was on at least two of the original lists.  For a list of the Best Country Music Albums of All Time, go here.

On 8 lists
Patsy ClineCrazy (1961)

7 lists
George JonesHe Stopped Loving Her Today (1980)

Tammy WynetteStand By Your Man (1968)
Dolly PartonI Will Always Love You (1974)
Garth BrooksThe Dance (1989)

Johnny CashFolsom Prison Blues (1955)
Johnny CashI Walk the Line (1956)
Johnny CashRing of Fire (1963)

Hank WilliamsI’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (1949)
Merle Haggard Okie from Muskogee (1969)
Loretta LynnCoal Miner’s Daughter (1970)
Conway TwittyHello Darlin’ (1970)
Dolly PartonJolene (1973)
Waylon Jennings & Willie NelsonMammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (1978)
Kenny RogersThe Gambler (1978)
Garth BrooksFriends in Low Places (1990)
Lee Ann WomackI Hope You Dance (2000)
Carrie UnderwoodBefore He Cheats (2006)
Taylor SwiftLove Story (2008)

Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass BoysBlue Moon of Kentucky (1947)
Hank WilliamsYour Cheatin’ Heart (1953)
Marty Robbins El Paso (1959)
Patsy ClineI Fall to Pieces (1961)
Buck Owens and the Buckaroos Act Naturally (1963)
Roger MillerKing of the Road (1964)
Merle Haggard Mama Tried (1968)
Jeannie C. RileyHarper Valley P.T.A. (1968)
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors (1973)
Willie NelsonBlue Eyes Crying in the Rain (1975)
Johnny PaycheckTake This Job and Shove It (1977)
Ronnie MilsapSmoky Mountain Rain (1980)
Willie NelsonAlways on My Mind (1982)
AlabamaMountain Music (1982)
George StraitAmarillo by Morning (1983)
Dwight YoakumGuitars, Cadillacs (1986)
Randy Travis Forever and Ever, Amen (1987)
Reba McEntireFancy (1991)
Hank Williams, Jr.A Country Boy Can Survive (1992)
Martina McBride Independence Day (1994)
Dixie ChicksWide Open Spaces (1998)
Alan JacksonWhere Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) (2001)
Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying (2004)
Gretchen WilsonRedneck Woman (2004)
Lady AntebellumNeed You Now (2010)

Jimmie RodgersStanding on the Corner (Blue Yodel #9) (1930)
Ernest TubbWalking the Floor Over You (1941)
Hank Williams Hey Good Lookin’ (1951)
Kitty WellsIt Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (1952)
Tennessee Ernie FordSixteen Tons (1955)
Lefty FrizzellLong Black Veil (1959)
Ray CharlesYou Don’t Know Me (1962)
The Statler Brothers Flowers on the Wall (1965)
Eddy ArnoldMake the World Go Away (1965)
Lynn AndersonRose Garden (1970)
John DenverTake Me Home, Country Roads (1971)
Charley PrideKiss an Angel Good Mornin’ (1971)
Tanya TuckerDelta Dawn (1972)
Tom T. Hall Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine (1972)
Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)
David Allan CoeYou Never Even Called Me by My Name (1975)
Charlie Daniels BandThe Devil Went Down to Georgia (1979)
Eddie Rabbitt Drivin’ My Life Away (1980)
Rosanne CashSeven Year Ache (1981)
Lee GreenwoodGod Bless the USA (1984)
The JuddsMama He’s Crazy (1984)
George Strait The Chair (1985)
Keith WhitleyWhen You Say Nothing At All (1988)
Garth BrooksIf Tomorrow Never Comes (1989)
Brooks & DunnBoot Scootin’ Boogie (1992)
Vince GillGo Rest High on that Mountain (1995)
Deana CarterStrawberry Wine (1996)
LonestarAmazed (1999)
Travis TrittIt’s a Great Day to Be Alive (2000)
The Soggy Mountain Boys (with Dan Tymenski)I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (2000)
Brad PaisleyWelcome to the Future (2009)
The Band PerryIf I Die Young (2010)
Miranda LambertThe House that Built Me (2010)