Most Played Single of the Decade Belongs to Tim McGraw; Johnny Cash’s ‘American VI’ Rumored For February

Brody Vercher | December 28th, 2009

  1. Drew
    December 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I like Country Universe for the most part, but they really dropped the ball on this top singles of the decade list, especially the top end. “Long Time Gone” the number one? Are you insane? What’s so good about it? It has nice production and they can definitely sing, but the lyrics are average at best. Rascal Flatts #3? “Before He Cheats” in the top 5? Just atrocious for the top 5.

  2. Razor X
    December 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I’m a little disappointed that the Gary Allan album will reportedly have only 10 tracks. I’ve gotten used to albums that are 12 or 13 tracks long.

  3. Dan E.
    December 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I’m glad some of Carrie’s strongest songs made this countdown of greatest singles of the decade. “So Small”, “I’ll Stand By You”, “Just A Dream”, “Jesus, Take the Wheel”, and “Before He Cheats” are wonderful songs that never get old. Carrie has been a giant force throughout this decade and will continue to go strong with this new decade coming upon us.

  4. Rick
    December 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I hope Jon W. reads the Graig Havighurst piece about their mutual pal Sarah Suskind. Sadly any review of her music that includes the lines “She’s my old friend and I love her dearly…” and “It’s got the bite and silk of Patty Griffin, the old world yearning of Gillian Welch, plus a sharp pop seductiveness.” isn’t working for me.

    Its great to see the mighty fine Tejas Brothers album on the Americana Music Association’s Top 10 list even though it was released in September 2008! I guess everything’s kind of loosey-goosey in the Obamavoter dominated “Americana” establishment…

    Wow, was Craig Shelburne told by Chet Flippo to “write about mainstream country artists that our readers have actually heard of for a change..”?. Hmm…

    I appreciate Trailer’s song list over at “Farce The Music”. Trailer joins Kelly as a blogger who’s music tastes and mine have little if nothing in common! They let me know who to avoid! (lol)

    Wow, the CU Top 20 includes 4 songs from the Ditzy Twits! That’s just freakin’ awesome….

    Listening to as much of CCR’s song as I could bear made me suicidal and the Ryan Bingham song made me very weary! I do appreciate song titles that announce their intentions! I think my musical allergy to “Red Dirt/Texas Regional” stuff is getting more severe! YIKES!

  5. stormy
    December 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    The most played single of the decade out of any musical genre belongs to Tim McGraw for “Something Like That.”

    Why decade, why? What did I ever do to you?

  6. Rick
    December 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Stormy, that’s the exact same feeling I have about Obamavoters! Every day I ask myself “Why Obamavoters, why?” and have never found a rational nor reasonable explanation…

  7. Chris N.
    December 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I’m going to keep asking until I get an answer: Why is an “Obamavoter” worse than an “Obama voter”?

  8. Razor X
    December 28, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Stormy, that’s the exact same feeling I have about Obamavoters! Every day I ask myself “Why Obamavoters, why?” and have never found a rational nor reasonable explanation…

    What has this got to do with the price of potatoes? There are plenty of blogs devoted to politics, you know, when you feel the need to vent. Why do you keep bringing up this crap here?

  9. stormy
    December 28, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Rick: That’s an easy one–because the alternative was batpoo crazy.

  10. Nicolas
    December 28, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    *hi-fives for the above three posters*

  11. Alessandro Chionaky
    December 29, 2009 at 6:48 am

    What interesting! Tanks for yuor work. Alessandro

  12. Leeann Ward
    December 29, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I think that Tim McGraw song is among his weakest/most boring. It’s strange, to me, that it was the most played of the decade.

  13. antonio
    December 29, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Folks, when ‘Rick’ makes his usual insulting comments, just ignore them. He’s indulging in the grand old tradition of throwing a big ol’ pile of poop on your doorstep (and then running away). Just ignore the shitstain, folks. The rain will take it.

  14. Gref
    December 29, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    The Tejas Brothers CD was released in 2008 but the Americana Top 100 is base on radio spins for the year.

  15. Peter
    December 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    If I may re: the Tim McGraw song….It clocks in at about 2:54; radio loves uptempo stuff under three minutes

  16. Amir Thompson
    June 5, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    That track is really brilliant!


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