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Rolling Stone's Country Lists

Postby babydoll » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:59 pm

Top 100 Country Songs (2014)

This list should be eligible as Rolling Stone also specializes in country music.

001 | I Walk the Line | Johnny Cash
002 | Crazy | Patsy Cline
003 | I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry | Hank Williams
004 | He Stopped Loving Her Today | George Jones
005 | Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel #9) | Jimmie Rodgers
006 | Stand By Your Man | Tammy Wynette
007 | You Don't Know Me | Ray Charles
008 | Mama Tried | Merle Haggard
009 | Jolene | Dolly Parton
010 | Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Cowboys | Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
011 | Man of Constant Sorrow | Stanley Brothers
012 | I've Got a Tiger by the Tail | Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
013 | Blue Moon of Kentucky | Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys
014 | Settin' the Wood on Fire | Hank Williams
015 | It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels | Kitty Wells
016 | Wichita Lineman | Glen Campbell
017 | New San Antonio Rose | Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
018 | All My Ex's Live in Texas | George Strait
019 | Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) | Loretta Lynn
020 | The Gambler | Kenny Rogers
021 | Can the Circle Be Unbroken | The Carter Family
022 | Walking the Floor Over You | Ernest Tubb
023 | If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time | Lefty Frizzell
024 | Mean | Taylor Swift
025 | Take This Job and Shove It | Johnny Paycheck
026 | Goodbye Earl | Dixie Chicks
027 | Ring of Fire | Johnny Cash
028 | I Saw the Light | Hank Williams
029 | Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) | Jimmie Rodgers
030 | Hello Walls | Faron Young
031 | Your Cheatin' Heart | Hank Williams
032 | Sitting on Top of the World | Mississippi Sheiks
033 | A Satisfied Mind | Porter Wagoner
034 | Wildwood Flower | The Carter Family
035 | Bye Bye Love | The Everly Brothers
036 | Lost Highway | Hank Williams
037 | Golden Ring | George Jones and Tammy Wynette
038 | I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart | Patsy Montana
039 | Follow Your Arrow | Kacey Musgraves
040 | $1000 Wedding | Gram Parsons
041 | Pancho and Lefty | Townes Van Zandt
042 | Coal Miner's Daughter | Loretta Lynn
043 | Act Naturally | Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
044 | The Grand Tour | George Jones
045 | Long Black Veil | Lefty Frizzell
046 | Wabash Cannonball | Roy Acuff
047 | Ode to Billie Joe | Bobbie Gentry
048 | Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain | Willie Nelson
049 | The Christian Life | The Louvin Brothers
050 | Guitar Town | Steve Earle
051 | Folsom Prison Blues | Johnny Cash
052 | Foggy Mountain Breakdown | Flatt and Scruggs
053 | Kiss an Angel Good Morning | Charley Pride
054 | Alcohol | Brad Paisley
055 | Dallas | The Flatlanders
056 | Before He Cheats | Carrie Underwood
057 | Springsteen | Eric Church
058 | Harper Valley P.T.A. | Jeannie C. Riley
059 | El Paso | Marty Robbins
060 | Sixteen Tons | Tennessee Ernie Ford
061 | Crazy Arms | Ray Price
062 | Lovesick Blues | Emmett Miller
063 | The Race Is On | George Jones
064 | I Fall to Pieces | Patsy Cline
065 | Oakie from Muskogee | Merle Haggard
066 | Seven Year Ache | Rosanne Cash
067 | The Pill | Loretta Lynn
068 | Angel from Montgomery | John Prine
069 | D-I-V-O-R-C-E | Tammy Wynette
070 | I Hope You Dance | Lee Ann Womack
071 | Mountain Music | Alabama
072 | The Back Door (La Porte en Arriere) | D.L. Menard
073 | Coat of Many Colors | Dolly Parton
074 | Passionate Kisses | Lucinda Williams
075 | Behind Closed Doors | Charlie Rich
076 | In Color | Jamey Johnson
077 | Independence Day | Martina McBride
078 | King of the Road | Roger Miller
079 | The Dance | Garth Brooks
080 | Wild and Blue | John Anderson
081 | Songs About Rain | Gary Allan
082 | Fancy | Reba McEntire
083 | Streets of Baltimore | Bobby Bare
084 | People Got a Lotta Nerve | Neko Case
085 | Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You | O.B. McClinton
086 | The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. | Donna Fargo
087 | If I Had a Boat | Lyle Lovett
088 | Desperados Waiting for a Train | Jerry Jeff Walker
089 | She's Actin' Single, I'm Drinkin' Doubles | Gary Stewart
090 | Redneck Mother | Ray Wylie Hubbard
091 | Friends in Low Places | Garth Brooks
092 | Queen of Hearts | Juice Newton
093 | Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine | Tom T. Hall
094 | Guitars, Cadillacs | Dwight Yoakum
095 | Old Hippie | Bellamy Brothers
096 | Smokey Mountain Rain | Ronnie Milsap
097 | Redneck Woman | Gretchen Wilson (a.k.a. the song that pissed Yeezy off at the AMAs)
098 | Convoy | C.W. McCall
099 | Jole Blon | Harry Choates
100 | Welcome to the Future | Brad Paisley

Songs this not-at-all-a-fan-of-country person honestly thought would rank higher:
Patsy Cline's I Fall to Pieces
Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
Roger Miller's King of the Road
Garth Brooks' The Dance
Loretta Lynn's Coal Miner Daughter
Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman

True WTFS:
How is The Everly Brothers' Bye Bye Love a true candidate for this list? I'm not entirely okay with Ray Charles' You Don't Know Me, too.
How in the world is Taylor Swift's Mean above Coal Miner's Daughter?!
Where is Johnny Cash's Hurt?

Link:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictu ... e-20140601

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Re: Rolling Stone's Country Lists

Postby babydoll » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:10 pm

Top 50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own (2015)

Of course, skip the compilations.

01 | At Folsom Prison | Johnny Cash
02 | 40 Greatest Hits | Hank Williams
03 | Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music | Ray Charles
04 | Red Headed Stranger | Willie Nelson
05 | The Definitive Collection | Patsy Cline
06 | Coat of Many Colors | Dolly Parton
07 | I'm a Lonesome Fugitive | Merle Haggard
08 | The Best of George Jones 1955-1967 | George Jones
09 | Honky Tonk Heroes | Waylon Jennings
10 | Revolution | Miranda Lambert
11 | American Recordings | Johnny Cash
12 | Van Lear Rose | Loretta Lynn
13 | Carnegie Hall Concert | Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
14 | Ropin' the Wind | Garth Brooks
15 | The Essential Bob Wills 1935-1947 | Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
16 | Kristofferson | Kris Kristofferson
17 | Queen of Rockabilly | Wanda Jackson
18 | Golden Ring | George Jones & Tammy Wynette
19 | Taking the Long Way | Dixie Chicks
20 | Copperhead Road | Steve Earle
21 | Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town | Emmylou Harris
22 | Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. | Dwight Yoakum
23 | Stand By Your Man | Tammy Wynette
24 | Wichita Lineman | Glen Campbell
25 | Out of Hand | Gary Stewart
26 | Chief | Eric Church
27 | The Gambler | Kenny Rogers
28 | Seven Year Ache | Rosanne Cash
29 | RCA Country Legends | Jimmie Rodgers
30 | Waylon & Willie | Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
31 | Trio | Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
32 | Spinning Around the Sun | Jimmie Dale Gilmore
33 | Chickasaw County Child: The Artistry of Bobbie Gentry | Bobbie Gentry
34 | Take This Job and Shove It | Johnny Paycheck
35 | Cry | Faith Hill
36 | The Late Great Townes Van Zandt | Townes Van Zandt
37 | Old No. 1 | Guy Clark
38 | Live Shots | Joe Ely
39 | Storms of Life | Randy Travis
40 | The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy | David Allen Coe
41 | You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music | Charlie Poole
42 | American Saturday Night | Brad Paisley
43 | Another Place Another Time | Jerry Lee Lewis
44 | The Essential Jerry Reed | Jerry Reed
45 | Lyle Lovett | Lyle Lovett
46 | What a Crying Shame | The Mavericks
47 | KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) | Hayes Carll
48 | All the People Are Talkin' | John Anderson
49 | 12 Shades of Brown | Junior Brown
50 | Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound | Hank Williams, Jr.

Link:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists ... n-20150603

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Re: Rolling Stone's Country Lists

Postby JR » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:01 pm

I believe I had posted the song list. RS isn't a country outlet, but there is a RS Country section on its website. So, that makes it less cut and dry. I'd welcome it, as country, overall, is largely ignored on best-of lists.

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Re: Rolling Stone's Country Lists

Postby babydoll » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:29 pm

JR wrote:I believe I had posted the song list. RS isn't a country outlet, but there is a RS Country section on its website. So, that makes it less cut and dry. I'd welcome it, as country, overall, is largely ignored on best-of lists.

And even then, they do review country albums and songs.

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Re: Rolling Stone's Country Lists

Postby Listyguy » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:15 pm

JR wrote:I believe I had posted the song list. RS isn't a country outlet, but there is a RS Country section on its website. So, that makes it less cut and dry. I'd welcome it, as country, overall, is largely ignored on best-of lists.

Wouldn't the list (if it's eligible) only influence the placement of country songs relative to one anther though?
Also, I'm definitely sad to see "Hurt" didn't make the list. And I would have loved to see "Wichita Lineman" higher.

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Re: Rolling Stone's Country Lists

Postby Henrik » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:37 pm

Not eligible. A country section on the website does not mean that RS is a country magazine. I hope you're ok with this babydoll.
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Re: Rolling Stone's Country Lists

Postby babydoll » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:32 pm

Henrik wrote:Not eligible. A country section on the website does not mean that RS is a country magazine. I hope you're ok with this babydoll.

Wait, it can't dabble? :? You're strict.


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