The Top 1000 Country Songs of All Time

Mission Statement for our Blue Ribbon Panel of Country Experts:

To curate and rank a list of the top 1000 greatest country songs of all time, considering factors like: songwriting, artist contribution to country music history, historical and popular cultural significance of a song, sales and/or streaming data, radio airplay, and peak chart position.

1. FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES-GARTH BROOKS

2. THE DANCE-GARTH BROOKS

3. HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY-GEORGE JONES

4. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU-DOLLY PARTON

5. CRAZY-PATSY CLINE

6. ALWAYS ON MY MIND-WILLIE NELSON

7. COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER-LORETTA LYNN

8. STAND BY YOUR MAN-TAMMY WYNETTE

9. RING OF FIRE-JOHNNY CASH

10. FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN-RANDY TRAVIS

11. FANCY-REBA MCENTIRE

12. 9 TO 5-DOLLY PARTON

13. ISLANDS IN THE STREAM-KENNY ROGERS/DOLLY PARTON

14. FISHIN’ IN THE DARK-NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

15. THE GAMBLER-KENNY ROGERS

16. CHECK YES OR NO-GEORGE STRAIT

17. JOLENE-DOLLY PARTON

18. AMARILLO BY MORNING-GEORGE STRAIT

19. I WALK THE LINE-JOHNNY CASH

20. GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.-LEE GREENWOOD

21. CHATTAHOOCHEE-ALAN JACKSON

22. THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA-CHARLIE DANIELS BAND

23. ALL MY EX’S LIVE IN TEXAS-GEORGE STRAIT

24. BOOT SCOOTIN’ BOOGIE-BROOKS & DUNN

25. FOLSOM PRISON BLUES-JOHNNY CASH

26. HELLO DARLIN’-CONWAY TWITTY

27. I HOPE YOU DANCE-LEE ANN WOMACK

28. RHINESTONE COWBOY-GLEN CAMPBELL

29. DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES-KEITH WHITLEY

30. YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART-HANK WILLIAMS

31. ON THE ROAD AGAIN-WILLIE NELSON

32. THE THUNDER ROLLS-GARTH BROOKS

33. COAT OF MANY COLORS-DOLLY PARTON

34. AIN’T GOIN’ DOWN (‘TIL THE SUN COMES UP)-GARTH BROOKS

35. MOUNTAIN MUSIC-ALABAMA

36. MAMA TRIED-MERLE HAGGARD

37. DELTA DAWN-TANYA TUCKER

38. D-I-V-O-R-C-E-TAMMY WYNETTE

39. LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING-TIM MCGRAW

40. DON’T TAKE THE GIRL-TIM MCGRAW

41. GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN-VINCE GILL

42. I FALL TO PIECES-PATSY CLINE

43. FAMILY TRADITION-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

44. A COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

45. HEY, GOOD LOOKIN’-HANK WILLIAMS

46. DIXIELAND DELIGHT-ALABAMA

47. A BOY NAMED SUE-JOHNNY CASH

48. BRAND NEW MAN-BROOKS & DUNN

49. MAMAS DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS-WAYLON JENNINGS/WILLIE NELSON

50. GONE COUNTRY-ALAN JACKSON

51. DON’T ROCK THE JUKEBOX-ALAN JACKSON

52. LOVE WITHOUT END, AMEN-GEORGE STRAIT

53. I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY-HANK WILLIAMS

54. AMAZED-LONESTAR

55. JACKSON-JOHNNY CASH/JUNE CARTER CASH

56. ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS ARE COMING OVER TONIGHT-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

57. UNANSWERED PRAYERS-GARTH BROOKS

58. WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT-PATSY CLINE

59. WHERE WERE YOU (WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING)-ALAN JACKSON

60. NEON MOON-BROOKS & DUNN

61. IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES-GARTH BROOKS

62. I LIKE IT, I LOVE IT-TIM MCGRAW

63. I CROSS MY HEART-GEORGE STRAIT

64. WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL-KEITH WHITLEY

65. THE CHAIR-GEORGE STRAIT

66. I WAS COUNTRY WHEN COUNTRY WASN’T COOL-BARBARA MANDRELL

67. BEFORE HE CHEATS-CARRIE UNDERWOOD

68. SHOULD’VE BEEN A COWBOY-TOBY KEITH

69. WIDE OPEN SPACES-DIXIE CHICKS

70. STRAWBERRY WINE-DEANA CARTER

71. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RAIN-RONNIE MILSAP

72. DUST ON THE BOTTLE-DAVID LEE MURPHY

73. IT’S YOUR LOVE-TIM MCGRAW/FAITH HILL

74. LUCKENBACK, TEXAS (BACK TO THE BASICS OF LOVE)-WAYLON JENNINGS

75. COWBOY TAKE ME AWAY-DIXIE CHICKS

76. HERE YOU COME AGAIN-DOLLY PARTON

77. GEORGIA ON MY MIND-WILLIE NELSON

78. OCEAN FRONT PROPERTY-GEORGE STRAIT

79. BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN-WILLIE NELSON

80. GOOD HEARTED WOMAN-WAYLON JENNINGS/WILLIE NELSON

81. JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL-CARRIE UNDERWOOD

82. OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE-MERLE HAGGARD

83. LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE-JOHNNY LEE

84. KING OF THE ROAD-ROGER MILLER

85. SLOW HAND-CONWAY TWITTY

86. BLUE-LEANN RIMES

87. MY MARIA-BROOKS & DUNN

88. ANY MAN OF MINE-SHANIA TWAIN

89. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS-CHARLIE RICH

90. YOU NEVER EVEN CALL ME BY MY NAME-DAVID ALLEN COE

91. LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE-ALABAMA

92. IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE-ALAN JACKSON/JIMMY BUFFET

93. TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT-JOHNNY PAYCHECK

94. ACHY BREAKY HEART-BILLY RAY CYRUS

95. LUCILLE-KENNY ROGERS

96. LIVIN’ ON LOVE-ALAN JACKSON

97. DEEPER THAN THE HOLLER-RANDY TRAVIS

98. LADY-KENNY ROGERS

99. CARRYING YOUR LOVE WITH ME-GEORGE STRAIT

100. INDEPENDENCE DAY-MARTINA MCBRIDE

101. MUCH TOO YOUNG (TO FEEL THIS DAMN OLD)-GARTH BROOKS

102. CARRIED AWAY-GEORGE STRAIT

103. TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS-JOHN DENVER

104. HERE’S A QUARTER (CALL SOMEONE WHO CARES)-TRAVIS TRITT

105. CHASIN’ THAT NEON RAINBOW-ALAN JACKSON

106. BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD-RASCAL FLATTS

107. GRANDPA (TELL ME ‘BOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS)-JUDDS

108. KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING-CHARLEY PRIDE

109. ARE YOU SURE HANK DONE IT THIS WAY-WAYLON JENNINGS

110. WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL-ALISON KRAUSS

111. COWARD OF THE COUNTY-KENNY ROGERS

112. AIN’T NOTHIN’ ‘BOUT YOU-BROOKS & DUNN

113. IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY IN TEXAS-ALABAMA

114. THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA-REBA MCENTIRE

115. RODEO-GARTH BROOKS

116. SHE’S IN LOVE WITH THE BOY-TRISHA YEARWOOD

117. CHICKEN FRIED-ZAC BROWN BAND

118. DIGGIN’ UP BONES-RANDY TRAVIS

119. SHAMELESS-GARTH BROOKS

120. GOODBYE EARL-DIXIE CHICKS

121. SONG OF THE SOUTH-ALABAMA

122. MEET IN THE MIDDLE-DIAMOND RIO

123. DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE-CRYSTAL GAYLE

124. I’D JUST LOVE TO LAY YOU DOWN-CONWAY TWITTY

125. LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE-JUDDS

126. WRITE THIS DOWN-GEORGE STRAIT

127. CALLIN’ BATON ROUGE-GARTH BROOKS

128. YOU LOOK SO GOOD IN LOVE-GEORGE STRAIT

129. LIFE’S A DANCE-JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY

130. BREATHE-FAITH HILL

131. HIGHWAYMAN-HIGHWAYMEN

132. NO ONE ELSE ON EARTH-WYNONNA

133. A BROKEN WING-MARTINA MCBRIDE

134. GOOD ‘OL BOYS (THE THEME FROM THE DUKES OF HAZZARD)-WAYLON JENNINGS

135. ELVIRA-OAK RIDGE BOYS

136. SOMETHING LIKE THAT-TIM MCGRAW

137. THE HOUSE THAT BUILT ME-MIRANDA LAMBERT

138. SEVEN SPANISH ANGELS-WILLIE NELSON/RAY CHARLES

139. MAMA HE’S CRAZY-JUDDS

140. WHISKEY RIVER-WILLIE NELSON

141. NEED YOU NOW-LADY ANTEBELLUM

142. DON’T BLINK-KENNY CHESNEY

143. AMIE-PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE

144. HE DIDN’T HAVE TO BE-BRAD PAISLEY

145. WHISKEY LULLABY-BRAD PAISLEY/ALISON KRAUSS

146. WHOEVER’S IN NEW ENGLAND-REBA MCENTIRE

147. BEER FOR MY HORSES-TOBY KEITH/WILLIE NELSON

148. HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.-JEANNIE C. RILEY

149. BABY’S GOT HER BLUE JEANS ON-MEL MCDANIEL

150. KILLIN’ TIME-CLINT BLACK

151. REMEMBER WHEN-ALAN JACKSON

152. I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD-RONNIE MILSAP

153. WICHITA LINEMAN-GLEN CAMPBELL

154. ANGELS AMONG US-ALABAMA

155. WORKIN’ MAN BLUES-MERLE HAGGARD

156. SOLD (THE GRUNDY COUNTY AUCTION INCIDENT)-JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY

157. I’M IN A HURRY (AND DON’T KNOW WHY)-ALABAMA

158. BETTER MAN-CLINT BLACK

159. CRUISE-FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

160. TWO OF A KIND, WORKIN’ ON A FULL HOUSE-GARTH BROOKS

161. MAN! I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN!-SHANIA TWAIN

162. GOD BLESSED TEXAS-LITTLE TEXAS

163. IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE ALIVE-TRAVIS TRITT

164. WHY NOT ME-JUDDS

165. HARD WORKIN’ MAN-BROOKS & DUNN

166. LET YOUR LOVE FLOW-BELLAMY BROTHERS

167. ANY DAY NOW-RONNIE MILSAP

168. PAPA LOVED MAMA-GARTH BROOKS

169. (THERE’S) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME-RONNIE MILSAP

170. DOES HE LOVE YOU-REBA MCENTIRE/LINDA DAVIS

171. LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD-DON WILLIAMS

172. FEELS SO RIGHT-ALABAMA

173. ANYMORE-TRAVIS TRITT

174. OLD FLAME-ALABAMA

175. I SWEAR-JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY

176. RED DIRT ROAD-BROOKS & DUNN

177. DON’T COME HOME A-DRINKIN’ (WITH LOVIN’ ON YOUR MIND)-LORETTA LYNN

178. COURTESY OF THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE-TOBY KEITH

179. BIG CITY-MERLE HAGGARD

180. THE GRAND TOUR-GEORGE JONES

181. GENTLE ON MY MIND-GLEN CAMPBELL

182. WHEN I GET WHERE I’M GOING-BRAD PAISLEY/DOLLY PARTON

183. AUSTIN-BLAKE SHELTON

184. STRANGER IN MY HOUSE-RONNIE MILSAP

185. HERE IN THE REAL WORLD-ALAN JACKSON

186. LOVE, ME-COLLIN RAYE

187. (OLD DOGS, CHILDREN AND) WATERMELON WINE-TOM T. HALL

188. ONE MORE DAY-DIAMOND RIO

189. THREE WOODEN CROSSES-RANDY TRAVIS

190. I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME-JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY

191. LADY DOWN ON LOVE-ALABAMA

192. BE MY BABY TONIGHT-JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY

193. THE GOOD STUFF-KENNY CHESNEY

194. THE RIVER-GARTH BROOKS

195. AN AMERICAN SOLDIER-TOBY KEITH

196. A LITTLE LESS TALK AND A LOT MORE ACTION-TOBY KEITH

197. ROLL ON (18 WHEELER)-ALABAMA

198. EAST BOUND AND DOWN-JERRY REED

199. BELIEVE-BROOKS & DUNN

200. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL-CHARLIE RICH

201. ROSE GARDEN-LYNN ANDERSON

202. JUST TO SEE YOU SMILE-TIM MCGRAW

203. ON THE OTHER HAND-RANDY TRAVIS

204. HEARTLAND-GEORGE STRAIT

205. ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS (HAVE SETTLED DOWN)-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

206. WALKAWAY JOE-TRISHA YEARWOOD

207. HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW-TOBY KEITH

208. REDNECK WOMAN-GRETCHEN WILSON

209. GOLDEN RING-GEORGE JONES/TAMMY WYNETTE

210. STRAIGHT TEQUILA NIGHT-JOHN ANDERSON

211. THANK GOD I’M A COUNTRY BOY-JOHN DENVER

212. MARINA DEL REY-GEORGE STRAIT

213. TENNESSEE RIVER-ALABAMA

214. FORTY HOUR WEEK (FOR A LIVIN’)-ALABAMA

215. DRIVIN’ MY LIFE AWAY-EDDIE RABBITT

216. EL PASO-MARTY ROBBINS

217. GALVESTON-GLEN CAMPBELL

218. BABY GIRL-SUGARLAND

219. ALMOST HOME-CRAIG MORGAN

220. THE FIREMAN-GEORGE STRAIT

221. FOOL HEARTED MEMORY-GEORGE STRAIT

222. I’M NO STRANGER TO THE RAIN-KEITH WHITLEY

223. I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT-EDDIE RABBITT

224. I’VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL-BUCK OWENS

225. WHOSE BED HAVE YOUR BOOTS BEEN UNDER-SHANIA TWAIN

226. SEMINOLE WIND-JOHN ANDERSON

227. MAYBE IT WAS MEMPHIS-PAM TILLIS

228. YOU’RE STILL THE ONE-SHANIA TWAIN

229. FOR THE GOOD TIMES-RAY PRICE

230. SWINGIN’-JOHN ANDERSON

231. BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT-JAKE OWEN

232. ROCKY TOP-OSBORNE BROTHERS

233. 1982-RANDY TRAVIS

234. THE CLOSER YOU GET-ALABAMA

235. REDNECK GIRL-BELLAMY BROTHERS

236. THAT SUMMER-GARTH BROOKS

237. ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND-WILLIE NELSON

238. HOLDING HER AND LOVING YOU-EARL THOMAS CONLEY

239. THE RACE IS ON-GEORGE JONES

240. ALL MY FRIENDS SAY-LUKE BRYAN

241. T-R-O-U-B-L-E-TRAVIS TRITT

242. BORN COUNTRY-ALABAMA

243. BABY’S GOTTEN GOOD AT GOODBYE-GEORGE STRAIT

244. THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY-GEORGE STRAIT

245. I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU-VINCE GILL

246. YOU AIN’T WOMAN ENOUGH (TO TAKE MY MAN)-LORETTA LYNN

247. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH-JOHN DENVER

248. WAGON WHEEL-DARIUS RUCKER

249. MY NEXT THIRTY YEARS-TIM MCGRAW

250. DRIVE (FOR DADDY GENE)-ALAN JACKSON

251. AS GOOD AS I ONCE WAS-TOBY KEITH

252. PONCHO AND LEFTY-WILLIE NELSON/MERLE HAGGARD

253. LOUISIANA WOMAN, MISSISSIPPI MAN-CONWAY TWITTY/LORETTA LYNN

254. WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS-TIM MCGRAW

255. SOMEBODY LIKE YOU-KEITH URBAN

256. BEAUTIFUL MESS-DIAMOND RIO

257. BLUE CLEAR SKY-GEORGE STRAIT

258. NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO PROBLEMS-KENNY CHESNEY

259. BLAME IT ON YOUR HEART-PATTY LOVELESS

260. STANDING OUTSIDE THE FIRE-GARTH BROOKS

261. DON’T LET OUR LOVE START SLIPPIN’ AWAY-VINCE GILL

262. ARE THE GOOD TIMES REALLY OVER-MERLE HAGGARD

263. SWEET DREAMS (OF YOU)-PATSY CLINE

264. MAMA’S BROKEN HEART-MIRANDA LAMBERT

265. ACT NATURALLY-BUCK OWENS

266. SHE’S NOT THE CHEATIN’ KIND-BROOKS & DUNN

267. THE FIGHTIN’ SIDE OF ME-MERLE HAGGARD

268. SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL-SAMMY KERSHAW

269. SLEEPING SINGLE IN A DOU-BARBARA MANDRELL

270. LITTLE BITTY-ALAN JACKSON

271. LOUISIANA SATURDAY NIGHT-MEL MCDANIEL

272. IT MUST BE LOVE-DON WILLIAMS

273. BODY LIKE A BACK ROAD-SAM HUNT

274. SHE’S GOT YOU-PATSY CLINE

275. MUD ON THE TIRES-BRAD PAISLEY

276. THE ONE I LOVED BACK THEN-GEORGE JONES

277. AMANDA-WAYLON JENNINGS

278. BOP-DAN SEALS

279. TIGHT FITTIN’ JEANS-CONWAY TWITTY

280. SEVEN YEAR ACHE-ROSANNE CASH

281. ROSE COLORED GLASSES-JOHN CONLEE

282. SHE THINKS MY TRACTOR’S SEXY-KENNY CHESNEY

283. I CAN LOVE YOU LIKE THAT-JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY

284. WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME-VINCE GILL

285. INDIAN OUTLAW-TIM MCGRAW

286. DADDY’S HANDS-HOLLY DUNN

287. HURRICANE-LUKE COMBS

288. BEAUTIFUL CRAZY-LUKE COMBS

289. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU-DOLLY PARTON/VINCE GILL

290. THAT’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUNDAYS-CRAIG MORGAN

291. DIE A HAPPY MAN-THOMAS RHETT

292. WHO’S CHEATIN’ WHO-ALAN JACKSON

293. TIME MARCHES ON-TRACY LAWRENCE

294. FROM THIS MOMENT ON-SHANIA TWAIN/BRYAN WHITE

295. TWO DOZEN ROSES-SHENANDOAH

296. GUITARS, CADILLACS-DWIGHT YOAKAM

297. OL’ RED-BLAKE SHELTON

298. DRINK IN MY HAND-ERIC CHURCH

299. HONEY BEE-BLAKE SHELTON

300. THIS KISS-FAITH HILL

301. MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS-WILLIE NELSON

302. SPRINGSTEEN-ERIC CHURCH

303. BABY BLUE-GEORGE STRAIT

304. ALL THE GOLD IN CALIFORNIA-LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS

305. ONE MORE LAST CHANCE-VINCE GILL

306. WHAT SHE’S DOING NOW-GARTH BROOKS

307. GIRL CRUSH-LITTLE BIG TOWN

308. HE AIN’T WORTH MISSING-TOBY KEITH

309. WHEN WILL I BE LOVED-LINDA RONSTADT

310. ALIBIS-TRACY LAWRENCE

311. A PICTURE OF ME (WITHOUT YOU)-GEORGE JONES

312. I LOVE THIS BAR-TOBY KEITH

313. SHE BELIEVES IN ME-KENNY ROGERS

314. NOBODY IN HIS RIGHT MIND-GEORGE STRAIT

315. THERE GOES MY LIFE-KENNY CHESNEY

316. HOW FOREVER FEELS-KENNY CHESNEY

317. YOU’RE THE REASON GOD MADE OKLAHOMA-DAVID FRIZZELL/SHELLY WEST

318. HEADS CAROLINA, TAILS CALIFORNIA-JO DEE MESSINA

319. GIVE IT AWAY-GEORGE STRAIT

320. PROP ME UP BESIDE THE JUKEBOX-JOE DIFFIE

321. RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD-B.J. THOMAS

322. WHAT HURTS THE MOST-RASCAL FLATTS

323. MIDNIGHT IN MONTGOMERY-ALAN JACKSON

324. HUMBLE AND KIND-TIM MCGRAW

325. I’M GONNA BE SOMEBODY-TRAVIS TRITT

326. DESPERADO-CLINT BLACK

327. THE RIDE-DAVID ALLEN COE

328. BORN TO BOOGIE-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

329. SMALL TOWN SATURDAY NIGHT-HAL KETCHUM

330. XXX’S AND OOO’S-TRISHA YEARWOOD

331. SHE’S EVERY WOMAN-GARTH BROOKS

332. TULSA TIME-DON WILLIAMS

333. TWO PINA COLADAS-GARTH BROOKS

334. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN-DARRYL WORLEY

335. THE CHURCH ON CUMBERLAND ROAD-SHENANDOAH

336. ONLY IN AMERICA-BROOKS & DUNN

337. COUNTRY BOY-RICKY SKAGGS

338. BEER NEVER BROKE MY HEART-LUKE COMBS

339. NEXT TO YOU, NEXT TO ME-SHENANDOAH

340. HOUND DOG-ELVIS PRESLEY

341. I TOLD YOU SO-RANDY TRAVIS

342. I THINK I’LL JUST STAY HERE AND DRINK-MERLE HAGGARD

343. MAYBERRY-RASCAL FLATTS

344. I BELIEVE IN YOU-DON WILLIAMS

345. TAKE ME DOWN-ALABAMA

346. PICKUP MAN-JOE DIFFIE

347. I’M ALRIGHT-JO DEE MESSINA

348. EIGHTEEN WHEELS AND A DOZEN ROSES-KATHY MATTEA

349. HIGH COTTON-ALABAMA

350. WHO’S THAT MAN-TOBY KEITH

351. DADDY SANG BASS-JOHNNY CASH

352. LITTLE ROCK-REBA MCENTIRE

353. CHISELED IN STONE-VERN GOSDIN

354. HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT-SAMMI SMITH

355. THAT AIN’T NO WAY TO GO-BROOKS & DUNN

356. IS THERE LIFE OUT THERE-REBA MCENTIRE

357. CLOSE ENOUGH TO PERFECT-ALABAMA

358. SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN-JOHNNY CASH

359. BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS-FREDDY FENDER

360. GOOD DIRECTIONS-BILLY CURRINGTON

361. WISH I DIDN’T KNOW NOW-TOBY KEITH

362. DON’T HAPPEN TWICE-KENNY CHESNEY

363. WHO’S GONNA FILL THEIR SHOES-GEORGE JONES

364. DOWN AT THE TWIST AND SHOUT-MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

365. PIECE OF MY HEART-FAITH HILL

366. ACE IN THE HOLE-GEORGE STRAIT

367. CHOICES-GEORGE JONES

368. TRAVELIN’ SOLDIER-DIXIE CHICKS

369. HAVE MERCY-JUDDS

370. YOUR GOOD GIRL’S GONNA GO BAD-TAMMY WYNETTE

371. HOW CAN I HELP YOU SAY GOODBYE-PATTY LOVELESS

372. HOW DO I LIVE-LEANN RIMES

373. THE GREATEST MAN I NEVER KNEW-REBA MCENTIRE

374. PEOPLE ARE CRAZY-BILLY CURRINGTON

375. I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK-LEE BRICE

376. I FEEL LUCKY-MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

377. STAY-SUGARLAND

378. BYE, BYE-JO DEE MESSINA

379. EVERY LIGHT IN THE HOUSE-TRACE ADKINS

380. EASY COME, EASY GO-GEORGE STRAIT

381. TOES-ZAC BROWN BAND

382. THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES-MERLE HAGGARD

383. HOW DO I LIVE-TRISHA YEARWOOD

384. FAST AS YOU-DWIGHT YOAKAM

385. UNWOUND-GEORGE STRAIT

386. LYIN’ EYES-THE EAGLES

387. WHISKEY BENT AND HELL BOUND-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

388. SOME BEACH-BLAKE SHELTON

389. AMARILLO SKY-JASON ALDEAN

390. PLEASE REMEMBER ME-TIM MCGRAW

391. HOLES IN THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN-STEVE WARINER

392. I SAW GOD TODAY-GEORGE STRAIT

393. MEET ME IN MONTANA-MARIE OSMOND/DAN SEALS

394. SAVE A HORSE, RIDE A COWBOY-BIG & RICH

395. BOONDOCKS-LITTLE BIG TOWN

396. MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY-EDDY ARNOLD

397. ANGEL OF THE MORNING-JUICE NEWTON

398. I JUST WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU-GEORGE STRAIT

399. DIRT ROAD ANTHEM-JASON ALDEAN

400. BURNING LOVE-ELVIS PRESLEY

401. NEVER KNEW LONELY-VINCE GILL

402. BEER IN MEXICO-KENNY CHESNEY

403. TROUBADOUR-GEORGE STRAIT

404. TO ALL THE GIRLS I’VE LOVED BEFORE-WILLIE NELSON/JULIO IGLESIAS

405. COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE-ANNE MURRAY

406. A FIRE I CAN’T PUT OUT-GEORGE STRAIT

407. THERE’S NO WAY-ALABAMA

408. JOSE CUERVO-SHELLY WEST

409. I’M ALREADY THERE-LONESTAR

410. BIG GREEN TRACTOR-JASON ALDEAN

411. DOES FORT WORTH EVER CROSS YOUR MIND-GEORGE STRAIT

412. TALL, TALL TREES-ALAN JACKSON

413. REMIND ME-BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD

414. WE DANCED-BRAD PAISLEY

415. ANYTHING BUT MINE-KENNY CHESNEY

416. LOVESICK BLUES-HANK WILLIAMS

417. BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX-GLEN CAMPBELL

418. DOWN ON THE FARM-TIM MCGRAW

419. IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE-CONWAY TWITTY

420. THAT’S MY JOB-CONWAY TWITTY

421. A LESSON IN LEAVIN’-DOTTIE WEST

422. DAYDREAMS ABOUT NIGHT THINGS-RONNIE MILSAP

423. YOU’RE GONNA MISS THIS-TRACE ADKINS

424. SUMMERTIME BLUES-ALAN JACKSON

425. JOHN DEERE GREEN-JOE DIFFIE

426. TENNESSEE WHISKEY-GEORGE JONES

427. BLUE SUEDE SHOES-CARL PERKINS

428. TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE-GARTH BROOKS

429. AS SHE’S WALKING AWAY-ZAC BROWN BAND/ALAN JACKSON

430. WILD ANGELS-MARTINA MCBRIDE

431. STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD-DWIGHT YOAKAM/BUCK OWENS

432. YOU’LL THINK OF ME-KEITH URBAN

433. RUN-GEORGE STRAIT

434. BETTER MAN-LITTLE BIG TOWN

435. COUNTRY CLUB-TRAVIS TRITT

436. BLUE SKIES-WILLIE NELSON

437. GOD’S COUNTRY-BLAKE SHELTON

438. I GO BACK-KENNY CHESNEY

439. IF I DIE YOUNG-THE BAND PERRY

440. SOME GIRLS DO-SAWYER BROWN

441. ALL-AMERICAN GIRL-CARRIE UNDERWOOD

442. WAITIN’ ON A WOMAN-BRAD PAISLEY

443. AMERICAN MADE-OAK RIDGE BOYS

444. NOBODY-SYLVIA

445. QUEEN OF HEARTS-JUICE NEWTON

446. YOUNG LOVE-JUDDS

447. EVERYWHERE-TIM MCGRAW

448. PRAYIN’ FOR DAYLIGHT-RASCAL FLATTS

449. DAYS GO BY-KEITH URBAN

450. WATERMELON CRAWL-TRACY BYRD

451. WE’VE GOT TONIGHT-KENNY ROGERS/SHEENA EASTON

452. I’M A RAMBLIN’ MAN-WAYLON JENNINGS

453. IF I COULD MAKE A LIVING-CLAY WALKER

454. THROUGH THE YEARS-KENNY ROGERS

455. READY TO RUN-DIXIE CHICKS

456. MY WISH-RASCAL FLATTS

457. WILD ONE-FAITH HILL

458. CONVOY-C.W. MCCALL

459. SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF-MONTGOMERY GENTRY

460. BIG BAD JOHN-JIMMY DEAN

461. SIXTEEN TONS-TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD

462. TENNESSEE WHISKEY-CHRIS STAPLETON

463. POP A TOP-ALAN JACKSON

464. HONEY, I’M HOME-SHANIA TWAIN

465. THAT AIN’T MY TRUCK-RHETT AKINS

466. WHY’D YOU COME IN HERE LOOKIN’ LIKE THAT-DOLLY PARTON

467. KEROSENE-MIRANDA LAMBERT

468. LOST AND FOUND-BROOKS & DUNN

469. COPPERHEAD ROAD-STEVE EARLE

470. PONTOON-LITTLE BIG TOWN

471. THE KEEPER OF THE STARS-TRACY BYRD

472. YOU HAD ME FROM HELLO-KENNY CHESNEY

473. NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON-TIM MCGRAW

474. DANG ME-ROGER MILLER

475. CRASH MY PARTY-LUKE BRYAN

476. WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS-FREDDY FENDER

477. WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN-KENNY CHESNEY/UNCLE CRACKER

478. WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN-LITTLE TEXAS

479. WHENEVER YOU COME AROUND-VINCE GILL

480. I’LL STILL BE LOVING YOU-RESTLESS HEART

481. SHE THINKS I STILL CARE-GEORGE JONES

482. LOOK AT US-VINCE GILL

483. COUNTRY BUMPKIN-CAL SMITH

484. IT MUST BE LOVE-ALAN JACKSON

485. ALL THESE YEARS-SAWYER BROWN

486. TRASHY WOMEN-CONFEDERATE RAILROAD

487. HIGHWAY 40 BLUES-RICKY SKAGGS

488. DRINKIN’ MY BABY GOODBYE-CHARLIE DANIELS BAND

489. SOME GAVE ALL-BILLY RAY CYRUS

490. WE’RE GONNA HOLD ON-GEORGE JONES/TAMMY WYNETTE

491. TWO SPARROWS IN A HURRICANE-TANYA TUCKER

492. LANDSLIDE-DIXIE CHICKS

493. SHE’S EVERYTHING-BRAD PAISLEY

494. SET ‘EM UP JOE-VERN GOSDIN

495. BETTER LIFE-KEITH URBAN

496. 19 SOMETHING-MARK WILLS

497. LONG HAIRED COUNTRY BOY-CHARLIE DANIELS BAND

498. WHAT WAS I THINKIN’-DIERKS BENTLEY

499. I’M GONNA MISS HER (THE FISHIN’ SONG)-BRAD PAISLEY

500. GOD GAVE ME YOU-BLAKE SHELTON

501. IT MATTERS TO ME-FAITH HILL

502. HE GOT YOU-RONNIE MILSAP

503. BORN TO FLY-SARA EVANS

504. LESSON IN LEAVIN’-JO DEE MESSINA

505. MY TOWN-MONTGOMERY GENTRY

506. SOUTHERN NIGHTS-GLEN CAMPBELL

507. TWO DOORS DOWN-DOLLY PARTON

508. SHE KEEPS THE HOME FIRES BURNING-RONNIE MILSAP

509. LIFE IS A HIGHWAY-RASCAL FLATTS

510. THE COWBOY IN ME-TIM MCGRAW

511. THAT DON’T IMPRESS ME MUCH-SHANIA TWAIN

512. SHUT UP AND KISS ME-MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

513. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS-WILLIE NELSON

514. THE RACE IS ON-SAWYER BROWN

515. THE HEART WON’T LIE-REBA MCENTIRE/VINCE GILL

516. ROCKIN’ WITH THE RHYTHM-JUDDS

517. YOUNG-KENNY CHESNEY

518. YOU’VE GOT TO STAND FOR SOMETHING-AARON TIPPIN

519. YOU’RE NO GOOD-LINDA RONSTADT

520. SOME FOOLS NEVER LEARN-STEVE WARINER

521. COCA COLA COWBOY-MEL TILLIS

522. WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS-LUKE COMBS

523. DAYTIME FRIENDS-KENNY ROGERS

524. BACKSIDE OF THIRTY-JOHN CONLEE

525. ONE NUMBER AWAY-LUKE COMBS

526. YOU KNOW ME BETTER THAN THAT-GEORGE STRAIT

527. BECAUSE OF YOU (F/ KELLY CLARKSON)-REBA MCENTIRE

528. BROKENHEARTSVILLE-JOE NICHOLS

529. LET’S FALL TO PIECES TOGETHER-GEORGE STRAIT

530. WANTED-ALAN JACKSON

531. WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU-ERNEST TUBB

532. A BAD GOODBYE-CLINT BLACK/WYNONNA

533. TRYIN’ TO GET OVER YOU-VINCE GILL

534. CHUG-A-LUG-ROGER MILLER

535. BROKEN HALOS-CHRIS STAPLETON

536. YOU DECORATED MY LIFE-KENNY ROGERS

537. EVERYTHING THAT GLITTERS-DAN SEALS

538. (IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT-BARBARA MANDRELL

539. COMMON MAN-JOHN CONLEE

540. PAINT ME A BIRMINGHAM-TRACY LAWRENCE

541. THIRD RATE ROMANCE-SAMMY KERSHAW

542. YOU AND I-EDDIE RABBITT/CRYSTAL GAYLE

543. TEN ROUNDS WITH JOSE CUERVO-TRACY BYRD

544. HONKY TONK MAN-DWIGHT YOAKAM

545. I’D BE BETTER OFF (IN A PINE BOX)-DOUG STONE

546. IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL BODY WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME-BELLAMY BROTHERS

547. I TRY TO THINK ABOUT ELVIS-PATTY LOVELESS

548. AMERICAN KIDS-KENNY CHESNEY

549. DRINK A BEER-LUKE BRYAN

550. ONE NIGHT AT A TIME-GEORGE STRAIT

551. ODE TO BILLY JOE-BOBBIE GENTRY

552. A GOOD RUN OF BAD LUCK-CLINT BLACK

553. I’M GONNA HIRE A WINO TO DECORATE OUR HOME-DAVID FRIZZELL

554. RIGHT OR WRONG-GEORGE STRAIT

555. HE WALKED ON WATER-RANDY TRAVIS

556. DADDY’S MONEY-RICOCHET

557. WHISKEY GLASSES-MORGAN WALLEN

558. TIM MCGRAW-TAYLOR SWIFT

559. (IF YOU’RE NOT IN IT FOR LOVE) I’M OUTTA HERE-SHANIA TWAIN

560. BEST OF INTENTIONS-TRAVIS TRITT

561. MUST BE DOIN’ SOMETHIN’ RIGHT-BILLY CURRINGTON

562. BOBBIE SUE-OAK RIDGE BOYS

563. HERE FOR A GOOD TIME-GEORGE STRAIT

564. WHATEVER IT IS-ZAC BROWN BAND

565. YOU WERE MINE-DIXIE CHICKS

566. STAND BY ME-MICKEY GILLEY

567. I DON’T NEED YOUR ROCKIN’ CHAIR-GEORGE JONES

568. COLDER WEATHER-ZAC BROWN BAND

569. A WHITE SPORT COAT (AND A PINK CARNATION)-MARTY ROBBINS

570. LINDA ON MY MIND-CONWAY TWITTY

571. THERE’S YOUR TROUBLE-DIXIE CHICKS

572. YOU AIN’T MUCH FUN-TOBY KEITH

573. THIS IS IT-SCOTTY MCCREERY

574. EXCEPT FOR MONDAY-LORRIE MORGAN

575. LOVE WILL TURN YOU AROUND-KENNY ROGERS

576. FAST CARS AND FREEDOM-RASCAL FLATTS

577. LONG BLACK TRAIN-JOSH TURNER

578. TALLADEGA-ERIC CHURCH

579. ALL SUMMER LONG-KID ROCK

580. RED RAGTOP-TIM MCGRAW

581. NOBODY TO BLAME-CHRIS STAPLETON

582. ANGRY ALL THE TIME-TIM MCGRAW

583. LIVING AND LIVING WELL-GEORGE STRAIT

584. I RUN TO YOU-LADY ANTEBELLUM

585. SMALL TOWN SOUTHERN MAN-ALAN JACKSON

586. WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT-DOUG STONE

587. GUNPOWDER & LEAD-MIRANDA LAMBERT

588. SOMEWHERE WITH YOU-KENNY CHESNEY

589. AN AMERICAN TRILOGY-ELVIS PRESLEY

590. KICK A LITTLE-LITTLE TEXAS

591. MOST PEOPLE ARE GOOD-LUKE BRYAN

592. IF I KNOW ME-GEORGE STRAIT

593. MERCURY BLUES-ALAN JACKSON

594. THE BEACHES OF CHEYENNE-GARTH BROOKS

595. (GHOST) RIDERS IN THE SKY-JOHNNY CASH

596. I ALWAYS GET LUCKY WITH YOU-GEORGE JONES

597. MAKING MEMORIES OF US-KEITH URBAN

598. WHITE LIGHTNIN’-GEORGE JONES

599. HOME-BLAKE SHELTON

600. FIND OUT WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE-TRACY LAWRENCE

601. TELL ME I WAS DREAMING-TRAVIS TRITT

602. SHE’LL LEAVE YOU WITH A SMILE-GEORGE STRAIT

603. GOOD TIME-ALAN JACKSON

604. TEQUILA MAKES HER CLOTHES FALL OFF-JOE NICHOLS

605. YOU SHOULDN’T KISS ME LIKE THIS-TOBY KEITH

606. THESE DAYS-RASCAL FLATTS

607. GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL-STEVE HOLY

608. HERE FOR THE PARTY-GRETCHEN WILSON

609. TWO MORE BOTTLES OF WINE-EMMYLOU HARRIS

610. 80’S LADIES-K.T. OSLIN

611. ALCOHOL-BRAD PAISLEY

612. IT’S A LITTLE TOO LATE-MARK CHESNUTT

613. COUNTRY GIRL (SHAKE IT FOR ME)-LUKE BRYAN

614. LOVE IS ALIVE-JUDDS

615. LET’S CHASE EACH OTHER AROUND THE ROOM TONIGHT-MERLE HAGGARD

616. RED SOLO CUP-TOBY KEITH

617. GETTIN’ YOU HOME (THE BLACK DRESS SONG)-CHRIS YOUNG

618. TAKE ME AS I AM-FAITH HILL

619. MY BABY LOVES ME-MARTINA MCBRIDE

620. SILVER WINGS-MERLE HAGGARD

621. HEARTBROKE-RICKY SKAGGS

622. HARD ROCK BOTTOM OF YOUR HEART-RANDY TRAVIS

623. BLUE AIN’T YOUR COLOR-KEITH URBAN

624. SHE’S GOT IT ALL-KENNY CHESNEY

625. ROCK MY WORLD (LITTLE COUNTRY GIRL)-BROOKS & DUNN

626. SHE GOT THE GOLDMINE (I GOT THE SHAFT)-JERRY REED

627. RUBY, DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN-KENNY ROGERS

628. HELL YEAH-MONTGOMERY GENTRY

629. (THIS AIN’T) NO THINKIN’ THING-TRACE ADKINS

630. WATCHING AIRPLANES-GARY ALLAN

631. THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT-FLATT & SCRUGGS

632. DON’T TAKE HER SHE’S ALL I GOT-TRACY BYRD

633. AND STILL-REBA MCENTIRE

634. I WANNA TALK ABOUT ME-TOBY KEITH

635. COUNTRY SUNSHINE-DOTTIE WEST

636. DRUNK ON A PLANE-DIERKS BENTLEY

637. BLESSED-MARTINA MCBRIDE

638. THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS-MARTINA MCBRIDE

639. MY BEST FRIEND-TIM MCGRAW

640. OLDER WOMEN-RONNIE MCDOWELL

641. I CAN LOVE YOU BETTER-DIXIE CHICKS

642. NOTHIN’ ON BUT THE RADIO-GARY ALLAN

643. TEQUILA-DAN + SHAY

644. ALRIGHT-DARIUS RUCKER

645. SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD-DAVE DUDLEY

646. COUNTRY STATE OF MIND-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

647. REAL GOOD MAN-TIM MCGRAW

648. I’M FROM THE COUNTRY-TRACY BYRD

649. BLOWN AWAY-CARRIE UNDERWOOD

650. DO I-LUKE BRYAN

651. SUDS IN THE BUCKET-SARA EVANS

652. NOBODY’S HOME-CLINT BLACK

653. LIVING-DIERKS BENTLEY

654. SUMMERTIME-KENNY CHESNEY

655. WHEN WE MAKE LOVE-ALABAMA

656. MY FRONT PORCH LOOKING IN-LONESTAR

657. DON’T YOU WANNA STAY-JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON

658. DO YOU LOVE AS GOOD AS YOU LOOK-BELLAMY BROTHERS

659. TRUE-GEORGE STRAIT

660. IF YOU SEE HIM/IF YOU SEE HER-REBA MCENTIRE/BROOKS & DUNN

661. ARE YOU GONNA KISS ME OR NOT-THOMPSON SQUARE

662. THE WAY YOU LOVE ME-FAITH HILL

663. WHAT MATTERED MOST-TY HERNDON

664. HICKTOWN-JASON ALDEAN

665. IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT-DOUG STONE

666. OUR SONG-TAYLOR SWIFT

667. DADDY’S COME AROUND-PAUL OVERSTREET

668. CRAZY GIRL-ELI YOUNG BAND

669. TEXAS TORNADO-TRACY LAWRENCE

670. DON’T TAKE IT AWAY-CONWAY TWITTY

671. ONE WAY TICKET (BECAUSE I CAN)-LEANN RIMES

672. WITHOUT YOU-DIXIE CHICKS

673. SHE’S ACTING SINGLE (I’M DRINKIN’ DOUBLES)-GARY STEWART

674. COWBOYS LIKE US-GEORGE STRAIT

675. DOWN HOME-ALABAMA

676. ONE PROMISE TOO LATE-REBA MCENTIRE

677. TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR-TAYLOR SWIFT

678. CRACKERS-BARBARA MANDRELL

679. WHERE THE STARS AND STRIPES AND THE EAGLES FLY-AARON TIPPIN

680. THE BLUEST EYES IN TEXAS-RESTLESS HEART

681. SHE GOT THE BEST OF ME-LUKE COMBS

682. TAKE IT EASY-TRAVIS TRITT

683. DRIFT OFF TO DREAM-TRAVIS TRITT

684. SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH-DIERKS BENTLEY

685. RECORD YEAR-ERIC CHURCH

686. MURDER ON MUSIC ROW-GEORGE STRAIT/ALAN JACKSON

687. WINK-NEAL MCCOY

688. SHE’S COUNTRY-JASON ALDEAN

689. GOOD OLE BOYS LIKE ME-DON WILLIAMS

690. SWINGING DOOR-MERLE HAGGARD

691. HELLO MARY LOU-STATLER BROTHERS

692. IF HEAVEN AIN’T A LOT LIKE DIXIE-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

693. WHAT I’D SAY-EARL THOMAS CONLEY

694. YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE-BROOKS & DUNN

695. YOU BELONG WITH ME-TAYLOR SWIFT

696. HOMEGROWN-ZAC BROWN BAND

697. I DO (CHERISH YOU)-MARK WILLS

698. NOTHIN’ BUT THE TAILLIGHTS-CLINT BLACK

699. LEAVE THE NIGHT ON-SAM HUNT

700. PURE LOVE-RONNIE MILSAP

701. JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU)-HANK WILLIAMS

702. WHY DON’T WE JUST DANCE-JOSH TURNER

703. GIVE A LITTLE LOVE-JUDDS

704. YOU LIE-REBA MCENTIRE

705. TURN IT LOOSE-JUDDS

706. YOUR MAN-JOSH TURNER

707. IN COLOR-JAMEY JOHNSON

708. BABY I LIED-DEBORAH ALLEN

709. HELLO WALLS-FARON YOUNG

710. ONE BOY, ONE GIRL-COLLIN RAYE

711. THE ONES THAT DIDN’T MAKE IT BACK HOME-JUSTIN MOORE

712. TRYING TO LOVE TWO WOMEN-OAK RIDGE BOYS

713. IT AIN’T COOL TO BE CRAZY ABOUT YOU-GEORGE STRAIT

714. CRAZY ARMS-RAY PRICE

715. A JUKEBOX WITH A COUNTRY SONG-DOUG STONE

716. WHAT ABOUT NOW-LONESTAR

717. PLAY IT AGAIN-LUKE BRYAN

718. IT JUST COMES NATURAL-GEORGE STRAIT

719. HE THINKS HE’LL KEEP HER-MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

720. WHY LADY WHY-ALABAMA

721. LITTLE MOMENTS-BRAD PAISLEY

722. WHERE I COME FROM-ALAN JACKSON

723. DUMAS WALKER-KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS

724. TENNESSEE FLAT TOP BOX-ROSANNE CASH

725. WHEN I SAID I DO-CLINT BLACK

726. IS ANYBODY GOIN’ TO SAN ANTONE-CHARLEY PRIDE

727. RAIN IS A GOOD THING-LUKE BRYAN

728. WATCHING YOU-RODNEY ATKINS

729. I’VE BEEN EVERYWHERE-HANK SNOW

730. ONE OF THESE DAYS-TIM MCGRAW

731. LORD HAVE MERCY ON A COUNTRY BOY-DON WILLIAMS

732. UNBELIEVABLE-DIAMOND RIO

733. IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG-RONNIE MILSAP

734. POP A TOP-JIM ED BROWN

735. LET’S MAKE LOVE-FAITH HILL/TIM MCGRAW

736. SHE’S GOT THE RHYTHM (AND I GOT THE BLUES)-ALAN JACKSON

737. PARTY CROWD-DAVID LEE MURPHY

738. TIMBER, I’M FALLING IN LOVE-PATTY LOVELESS

739. MY CHURCH-MAREN MORRIS

740. MY LIST-TOBY KEITH

741. BUBBA SHOT THE JUKEBOX-MARK CHESNUTT

742. I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW-SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS

743. DON’T THE GIRLS ALL GET PRETTIER AT CLOSING TIME-MICKEY GILLEY

744. GROWN MEN DON’T CRY-TIM MCGRAW

745. TOO MUCH FUN-DARYLE SINGLETARY

746. BIG STAR-KENNY CHESNEY

747. I HATE EVERYTHING-GEORGE STRAIT

748. I DON’T WANNA PLAY HOUSE-TAMMY WYNETTE

749. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE (WRONG OR RIGHT)-RESTLESS HEART

750. PLAY SOMETHING COUNTRY-BROOKS & DUNN

751. FLOWERS ON THE WALL-STATLER BROTHERS

752. I MAY HATE MYSELF IN THE MORNING-LEE ANN WOMACK

753. IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HELL (BEFORE THE BEFORE THE DEVIL EVEN KNOWS)-RODNEY ATKINS

754. DANNY’S SONG-ANNE MURRAY

755. BACK ON MY MIND AGAIN-RONNIE MILSAP

756. SIMPLE MAN-CHARLIE DANIELS BAND

757. EASY LOVING-FREDDY HART

758. I DON’T EVEN KNOW YOUR NAME-ALAN JACKSON

759. AMERICAN HONKY TONK BAR ASSOCIATION-GARTH BROOKS

760. LOVE STORY-TAYLOR SWIFT

761. MAKE IT SWEET-OLD DOMINION

762. IF YOU’VE GOT THE MONEY, I’VE GOT THE TIME-WILLIE NELSON

763. DIXIE ON MY MIND-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

764. I WON’T TAKE LESS THAN YOUR LOVE-TANYA TUCKER/PAUL DAVIS

765. KENTUCKY RAIN-ELVIS PRESLEY

766. I MELT-RASCAL FLATTS

767. HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER-RAY PRICE

768. GIRLS NIGHT OUT-JUDDS

769. SOMEONE ELSE’S STAR-BRYAN WHITE

770. RUNNIN’ OUTTA MOONLIGHT-RANDY HOUSER

771. ROCKIN’ YEARS-DOLLY PARTO/RICKY VAN SHELTON

772. SOMETHING MORE-SUGARLAND

773. STAY A LITTLE LONGER-BROTHERS OSBORNE

774. WISH YOU WERE HERE-MARK WILLS

775. WHAT’S FOREVER FOR-MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY

776. I DON’T KNOW A THING ABOUT LOVE-CONWAY TWITTY

777. JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE-PHIL VASSAR

778. CRAZY TOWN-JASON ALDEAN

779. PLEASE HELP ME I’M FALLING-HANK LOCKLIN

780. LONG NECK BOTTLE-GARTH BROOKS

781. BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD-KEITH URBAN

782. MAY WE ALL-FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE/TIM MCGRAW

783. SATIN SHEETS-JEANNE PRUETT

784. WHY HAVE YOU LEFT THE ONE YOU LEFT ME FOR-CRYSTAL GAYLE

785. MY HOME’S IN ALABAMA-ALABAMA

786. EVEN IF IT BREAKS YOUR HEART-ELI YOUNG BAND

787. FIVE MINUTES-LORRIE MORGAN

788. IF YOU’RE THINKING YOU WANT A STRANGER (THERE’S ONE COMING HOME)-GEORGE STRAIT

789. CHEROKEE FIDDLE-JOHNNY LEE

790. LOVE AIN’T-ELI YOUNG BAND

791. I AIN’T LIVING LONG LIKE THIS-WAYLON JENNINGS

792. WELCOME TO MY WORLD-JIM REEVES

793. BETTER CLASS OF LOSERS-RANDY TRAVIS

794. THEN-BRAD PAISLEY

795. BREAK UP WITH HIM-OLD DOMINION

796. LONELY WOMEN MAKE GOOD LOVERS-STEVE WARINER

797. DEEP RIVER WOMAN-LIONEL RICHIE F/ALABAMA

798. THERE AIN’T NOTHIN’ WRONG WITH THE RADIO-AARON TIPPIN

799. IF I DIDN’T HAVE YOU-RANDY TRAVIS

800. OVER YOU-MIRANDA LAMBERT

801. FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS-SHANIA TWAIN

802. NO ONE NEEDS TO KNOW-SHANIA TWAIN

803. YOU NEEDED ME-ANNE MURRAY

804. ON THE ROAD-LEE ROY PARNELL

805. BARTENDER-LADY ANTEBELLUM

806. GIMMIE THAT GIRL-JOE NICHOLS

807. WHITE LIAR-MIRANDA LAMBERT

808. BEAT OF THE MUSIC-BRETT ELDREDGE

809. THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN-JOE DIFFIE

810. KISS THIS-AARON TIPPIN

811. SUNDAY IN THE SOUTH-SHENANDOAH

812. WHO WOULDN’T WANNA BE ME-KEITH URBAN

813. I LOVED ‘EM EVERY ONE-T.G. SHEPPARD

814. FEED JAKE-PIRATES OF THE MISSISSIPPI

815. TOO GONE TOO LONG-RANDY TRAVIS

816. LETTER TO ME-BRAD PAISLEY

817. MY KINDA PARTY-JASON ALDEAN

818. THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A.-DONNA FARGO

819. FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN-FLATT & SCRUGGS

820. COUNTRY BOY-ALAN JACKSON

821. COME A LITTLE CLOSER-DIERKS BENTLEY

822. (I’M A) STAND BY MY WOMAN MAN-RONNIE MILSAP

823. SOME BROKEN HEARTS NEVER MEND-DON WILLIAMS

824. DON’T LAUGH AT ME-MARK WILLS

825. SHE’S ALL I GOT-JOHNNY PAYCHECK

826. OLD ALABAMA-BRAD PAISLEY F/ALABAMA

827. YOU AND TEQUILA-KENNY CHESNEY F/GRACE POTTER

828. GUITAR TOWN-STEVE EARLE

829. SHAKE THE SUGAR TREE-PAM TILLIS

830. VALENTINE-MARTINA MCBRIDE

831. YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO I AM-PATTY LOVELESS

832. IF YOU’RE READING THIS-TIM MCGRAW

833. PRAYED FOR YOU-MATT STELL

834. LONG HOT SUMMER-KEITH URBAN

835. I’M JUST TALKIN’ ABOUT TONIGHT-TOBY KEITH

836. YES!-CHAD BROCK

837. TENNESSEE HOMESICK BLUES-DOLLY PARTON

838. THAT’S MY KIND OF NIGHT-LUKE BRYAN

839. I LOVE-TOM T. HALL

840. GIVE ME BACK MY HOMETOWN-ERIC CHURCH

841. COME OVER-KENNY CHESNEY

842. A LITTLE BIT STRONGER-SARA EVANS

843. FLY OVER STATES-JASON ALDEAN

844. I CAN’T WIN FOR LOSIN’ YOU-EARL THOMAS CONLEY

845. SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD-SAWYER BROWN

846. MENDOCINO COUNTY LINE-WILLIE NELSON/LEE ANN WOMACK

847. SOMEBODY’S KNOCKIN’-TERRI GIBBS

848. IF DRINKIN’ DON’T KILL ME (HER MEMORY WILL)-GEORGE JONES

849. LOVE LIKE CRAZY-LEE BRICE

850. WHEN DID YOU STOP LOVING ME-GEORGE STRAIT

851. JUST TO HEAR YOU SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME-FAITH HILL/TIM MCGRAW

852. I’M MOVIN’ ON-RASCAL FLATTS

853. DRUNK ON YOU-LUKE BRYAN

854. SOME OF IT-ERIC CHURCH

855. WHEN SHE SAYS BABY-JASON ALDEAN

856. FOR A LITTLE WHILE-TIM MCGRAW

857. WHEN SHE CRIES-RESTLESS HEART

858. A GUY WITH A GIRL-BLAKE SHELTON

859. SETTLIN’-SUGARLAND

860. WHEN LOVE FINDS YOU-VINCE GILL

861. TEN THOUSAND ANGELS-MINDY MCCREADY

862. COWBOY CASANOVA-CARRIE UNDERWOOD

863. PRETTY GOOD AT DRINKIN’ BEER-BILLY CURRINGTON

864. LIVING IN FAST FORWARD-KENNY CHESNEY

865. TONIGHT I WANNA CRY-KEITH URBAN

866. RIDING WITH PRIVATE MALONE-DAVID BALL

867. YOU SHOULD BE HERE-COLE SWINDELL

868. FAREWELL PARTY-GENE WATSON

869. REDNECK YACHT CLUB-CRAIG MORGAN

870. BETTER DIG TWO-THE BAND PERRY

871. YOU CAN’T MAKE A HEART LOVE SOMEBODY-GEORGE STRAIT

872. WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOU’VE MADE IN MY LIFE-RONNIE MILSAP

873. SOMEBODY SHOULD LEAVE-REBA MCENTIRE

874. I’M OVER YOU-KEITH WHITLEY

875. TAKE A BACK ROAD-RODNEY ATKINS

876. LOVE’S GOT A HOLD ON YOU-ALAN JACKSON

877. CAN’T EVEN GET THE BLUES-REBA MCENTIRE

878. STILL DOIN’ TIME-GEORGE JONES

879. THINKIN’ PROBLEM-DAVID BALL

880. SHE NEVER LETS IT GO TO HER HEART-TIM MCGRAW

881. LOST IN THE FIFTIES TONIGHT-RONNIE MILSAP

882. 19 YOU + ME-DAN + SHAY

883. LITTLE WHITE CHURCH-LITTLE BIG TOWN

884. SIDEWAYS-DIERKS BENTLEY

885. LUCKY MAN-MONTGOMERY GENTRY

886. ALL ABOUT TONIGHT-BLAKE SHELTON

887. RAINING ON SUNDAY-KEITH URBAN

888. FREE AND EASY (DOWN THE ROAD I GO)-DIERKS BENTLEY

889. I NEED YOU-LEANN RIMES

890. THIRD RATE ROMANCE-AMAZING RHYTHM ACES

891. I’LL THINK OF A REASON LATER-LEE ANN WOMACK

892. YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE-CONWAY TWITTY

893. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS-HANK WILLIAMS JR.

894. SMOKE A LITTLE SMOKE-ERIC CHURCH

895. HONKY TONK BADONKADONK-TRACE ADKINS

896. CHEROKEE MAIDEN-MERLE HAGGARD

897. HOW ‘BOUT THEM COWGIRLS-GEORGE STRAIT

898. THE WORLD-BRAD PAISLEY

899. BOYS ‘ROUND HERE-BLAKE SHELTON

900. HIGHWAY 20 RIDE-ZAC BROWN BAND

901. WHO’S YOUR DADDY-TOBY KEITH

902. KISS A GIRL-KEITH URBAN

903. DO YA’-K.T. OSLIN

904. IT WON’T BE LIKE THIS FOR LONG-DARIUS RUCKER

905. ME AND YOU-KENNY CHESNEY

906. I DON’T WANT THIS NIGHT TO END-LUKE BRYAN

907. COME ON OVER-SHANIA TWAIN

908. NOBODY KNOWS-KEVIN SHARP

909. I DON’T CALL HIM DADDY-DOUG SUPERNAW

910. MY LOVE-LITTLE TEXAS

911. JUKEBOX IN MY MIND-ALABAMA

912. THE LAST THING ON MY MIND-PORTER WAGONER/DOLLY PARTON

913. SHE LET HERSELF GO-GEORGE STRAIT

914. HOUSTON (MEANS I’M ONE DAY CLOSER TO YOU)-LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS

915. SPEECHLESS-DAN + SHAY

916. DON’T CALL HIM A COWBOY-CONWAY TWITTY

917. WHO I AM-JESSICA ANDREWS

918. BUY ME A BOAT-CHRIS JANSON

919. FIVE MORE MINUTES-SCOTTY MCCREERY

920. THE BOYS OF FALL-KENNY CHESNEY

921. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS-JOHNNY HORTON

922. DIRT ON MY BOOTS-JON PARDI

923. THE BEST DAY-GEORGE STRAIT

924. KAW-LIGA-HANK WILLIAMS

925. DON’T BE STUPID (YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU)-SHANIA TWAIN

926. YOU MAKE IT EASY-JASON ALDEAN

927. MINE WOULD BE YOU-BLAKE SHELTON

928. A LOT OF THINGS DIFFERENT-KENNY CHESNEY

929. THE SHAKE-NEAL MCCOY

930. WAVE ON WAVE-PAT GREEN

931. I LOVE YOU-MARTINA MCBRIDE

932. LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE-LADY ANTEBELLUM

933. HIGHWAY DON’T CARE-TIM MCGRAW WITH TAYLOR SWIFT

934. YOU’VE GOT A WAY-SHANIA TWAIN

935. GOD LOVE HER-TOBY KEITH

936. 1959-JOHN ANDERSON

937. YOU’VE GOT THE TOUCH-ALABAMA

938. COWGIRLS DON’T CRY-BROOKS & DUNN

939. CELEBRITY-BRAD PAISLEY

940. MONEY IN THE BANK-JOHN ANDERSON

941. LITTLE SISTER-DWIGHT YOAKAM

942. THIS IS HOW WE ROLL-FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

943. WASTED TIME-KEITH URBAN

944. CHILL OF AN EARLY FALL-GEORGE STRAIT

945. LITTLE WAYS-DWIGHT YOAKAM

946. DOWN TO MY LAST TEARDROP-TANYA TUCKER

947. LEAVIN’ ON YOUR MIND-PATSY CLINE

948. WINGS OF A DOVE-FERLIN HUSKY

949. CHURCH BELLS-CARRIE UNDERWOOD

950. FREE-ZAC BROWN BAND

951. IT’S GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME-BROOKS & DUNN

952. I TELL IT LIKE IT USED TO BE-T. GRAHAM BROWN

953. I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING-JUDDS

954. LYNDA-STEVE WARINER

955. BROKEN LADY-LARRY GATLIN LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS

956. BRING ON THE RAIN-JO DEE MESSINA/TIM MCGRAW

957. SINGLE WHITE FEMALE-CHELY WRIGHT

958. LOVER, LOVER-JERROD NIEMANN

959. TWO DOLLARS IN THE JUKEBOX-EDDIE RABBITT

960. I BELIEVE-DIAMOND RIO

961. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME-EMMYLOU HARRIS

962. GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME-PORTER WAGONER

963. DO YOU WANNA GO TO HEAVEN-T.G. SHEPPARD

964. ONE PIECE AT A TIME-JOHNNY CASH

965. MR. MOM-LONESTAR

966. LIKE THE RAIN-CLINT BLACK

967. I DON’T WANT TO MISS A T-MARK CHESNUTT

968. TAKE YOUR TIME-SAM HUNT

969. LOVE ME LIKE YOU USED TO-TANYA TUCKER

970. I TOLD YOU SO-CARRIE UNDERWOOD

971. MEANT TO BE-FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE F/ BEBE REXHA

972. MISSISSIPPI GIRL-FAITH HILL

973. BABY LIKES TO ROCK IT-TRACTORS

974. MOUNTAIN OF LOVE-CHARLEY PRIDE

975. I’M A ONE WOMAN MAN-GEORGE JONES

976. HILLBILLY BONE-BLAKE SHELTON W/TRACE ADKINS

977. WHO’S CHEATIN’ WHO-CHARLY MCCLAIN

978. ONE FRIEND-DAN SEALS

979. DROWNS THE WHISKEY-JASON ALDEAN F/M.LAMBERT

980. LOOK HEART, NO HANDS-RANDY TRAVIS

981. IF YOU LOVE ME (LET ME KNOW)-OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

982. PICTURE TO BURN-TAYLOR SWIFT

983. I FELL IN LOVE AGAIN LAST NIGHT-FORESTER SISTERS

984. I AM A SIMPLE MAN-RICKY VAN SHELTON

985. SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THE NIGHT-GARTH BROOKS

986. SHOULD’VE SAID NO-TAYLOR SWIFT

987. TICKS-BRAD PAISLEY

988. DAY DRINKING-LITTLE BIG TOWN

989. YOU CAN FEEL BAD-PATTY LOVELESS

990. HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ AND LOVIN’ EVERY DAY-LUKE BRYAN

991. IF YOU AIN’T LOVIN’ (YOU AIN’T LIVIN’)-GEORGE STRAIT

992. I GOT MEXICO-EDDY RAVEN

993. H.O.L.Y.-FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

994. LIKE A WRECKING BALL-ERIC CHURCH

995. I TAKE MY CHANCES-MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

996. AIN’T WORTH THE WHISKEY-COLE SWINDELL

997. NEVER WANTED NOTHING MORE-KENNY CHESNEY

998. THE WEEKEND-STEVE WARINER

999. LAST NAME-CARRIE UNDERWOOD

1000. DON’T THINK I DON’T THINK ABOUT IT-DARIUS RUCKER

It Looks Like House Democrats Retain Majority, But Pelosi May Have to Give Up the Speaker’s Gavel

Here we go. We have drama over the Speaker of the House again. Yes, it’s fun to ponder who will wrest the gavel away from Speaker Pelosi, but there’s always a lot of hype and then a rather anti-climactic ending that usually ends with the California liberal keeping her residency in that office. 

House Democrats did not have the best election cycle. The so-called experts said they were on track to gain 10-15 seats. They ended up losing races. Conservative women dominated. Period. Reagan noted that earlier this week and Katie wrote about the latest round of Republican pick-ups. The House Democratic majority has been whittled down. Can the GOP retake the House? It doesn’t look that way, as some have already said the Democrats will retain the majority, albeit a very slim one. And remember there are 20 or so moderate Democrats who really cannot get on board with the more far-left and insane elements that are peddled by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad.

House Republican Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that a) Pelosi doesn’t have the votes to keep her gavel, and b) the GOP could steer the ship in the lower chamber with the help of those moderate Democrats in vulnerable districts (via Newsweek):

BREAKING: @GOPLeader says Nancy Pelosi does not have the votes to remain as Speaker of the House.— Blair Brandt (@BlairBrandt) November 10, 2020

The House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said the Republican Party could “control the floor” of the House if a small number of Democrats were to join them on votes after the party gained seats in the lower chamber on Election Day.

Appearing on Fox News on Sunday, the California representative added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could lose her role if 10 of the 15 Democrats who voted against her bid in January 2019 did so again at the start of next year.

He also warned that “internal fights” in the Democratic Party were emerging after the party failed to build on its House majority despite President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential contest.

[…]

“If those 10 vote against her again, she will not be speaker of the House, because she won’t have 218 because of the gains of the Republicans. We are close enough now that we can control the floor with a few Democrats joining with us.”

Bold prediction. But we’ve heard these tales before about internal issues between Pelosi and her caucus and every time they always back her. The latest challenge to her speakership in the elections fizzled quickly. And she’ll remain in a strong position to get the votes needed. After all, a good share of the House Democratic majority hails from three very liberal states, California, New York, and Massachusetts. We’ll see what happens. For now, let’s focus on making sure every legal vote is counted in the 2020 election. And let’s prepare for the Georgia runoffs.

Biden calls Pelosi the “minority leader in the House”— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) November 10, 2020

Joe Biden refers to Pelosi by the position she held when he was VP, because his brain is stuck in the past! https://t.co/vzyJVlvtE8— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) November 10, 2020

The Democrats’ Guide to Losing Gracefully

Here are the times Democrats have conceded a presidential election with grace and dignity:

OK, now on to my column.

I hope someone is recording the media’s demands that Trump supporters ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION! inasmuch as the Democrats refuse to accept the results of any presidential election they lose, unless it’s a landslide, and sometimes even then.

After George W. Bush won the 2000 election — despite the media depressing Bush turnout in Florida by calling the state for Gore when polls were still open in the conservative panhandle — Gore contested the election until Dec. 13, the day after the Supreme Court called off the endless recounts (in only certain Florida counties) demanded by Gore.

The night of the court’s ruling, Laurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who’d argued one of Gore’s cases before the court, and Ed Rendell, general chairman of the Democratic National Committee, went on TV and said it was time for Gore to concede.

Both were immediately attacked by their fellow Democrats and forced to retract their statements. Gore’s deputy campaign manager, Mark Fabiani, for example, told The New York Times that Rendell “seems to be more interested in getting his mug on TV than in loyalty.”

The next day, Gore conceded, telling his supporters he had “congratulated him on becoming the 43rd president of the United States,” adding, “while I strongly disagree with the court’s decision, I accept it.”CARTOONS | Lisa Benson View Cartoon

But that still wasn’t the end of it! Weeks later, the Congressional Black Caucus tried to prevent congressional certification of the Electoral College for Bush, raising objection after objection on the House floor.

Over the course of the next year, the Florida ballots were painstakingly recounted by an independent investigative firm at a cost of nearly a million dollars, paid for by the same media outlets currently telling you to shut up and accept the results — including The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post and the Associated Press, along with several others.

The year-long, million-dollar recount led to this shocking conclusion: Bush still won. As the Times put it, contrary to the claims of Gore partisans, “the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore.”

And yet, to this day, Democrats claim Bush was “selected, not elected,” as so wittily put by Hillary Clinton.

Hillary was still harping on Bush’s stolen election when she ran for president in the 2008 cycle. At a 2007 primary presidential debate, she delighted the Democratic audience by remarking, “Well, I think it is a problem that Bush was elected in 2000. (APPLAUSE) I actually thought somebody else was elected in that election, but … (APPLAUSE).”

At a subsequent primary debate in 2008, Hillary said that she and President Clinton had been making great progress “until, unfortunately, the Supreme Court handed the presidency to George Bush.”

In 2006, Michael Kinsley claimed in The New York Times that the 2000 election was “actually stolen.”

And so on.

When Bush was reelected in 2004, Democrats again refused to accept the results of the election, and again attempted to block Congress’ counting of electoral votes, this time with the connivance of Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Their smoking gun? The election results in Ohio didn’t match the exit polls! If that’s not enough proof for you, and I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be, the voting machines were manufactured by Diebold, and Diebold’s CEO was a Bush supporter. Yes, apparently, the voting machines in Ohio were rigged to flip votes for Kerry to Bush.

This crackpot theory was pushed assiduously by Vanity Fair (Michael Shnayerson in the April 2004 issue, and Christopher Hitchens in the March 2005 issue), Rolling Stone magazine (Robert F. Kennedy Jr., June 15, 2006), and in books: John Conyers’ “What Went Wrong in Ohio” — introduction by Gore Vidal — and “Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?” by Steven F. Freeman and Joel Bleifuss. (You’ll have to read it to find out!)

I haven’t even mentioned the craziest of the Democrat media complex’s attacks on the results of an election: Reagan’s 489-49 electoral landslide against Jimmy Carter in 1980. (Stay tuned!)

Election results, according to Democrats:

— 1960: Kennedy wins a razor-thin victory after a surprisingly high turnout of dead voters in Texas and Illinois — FAIR ELECTION, CLEAN AS A WHISTLE!!

— 1964: Landslide election for Lyndon Johnson — FAIR ELECTION, CLEAN AS A WHISTLE!!

— 1968: Nixon won with his racist (and mythical) “Southern strategy.”

— 1972: Nixon landslide — no provable cheating.

— 1976: Carter won — FAIR ELECTION, CLEAN AS A WHISTLE!!

— 1980: Reagan won by traitorously colluding with Iran to prevent the release of American hostages before the election!

— 1984: Reagan landslide — no provable cheating.

— 1988: Bush 41 won in a landslide because of his racist Willie Horton ads.

— 1992: Clinton won with 43% of the vote — FAIR ELECTION, CLEAN AS A WHISTLE!!

— 1996: Clinton won with 49% of the vote — FAIR ELECTION, CLEAN AS A WHISTLE!!

— 2000: Bush 43 was “selected, not elected” after the Supreme Court stole it for him.

— 2004: Bush won because of Diebold hacking the voting machines in Ohio.

— 2008: Obama won — FAIR ELECTION, CLEAN AS A WHISTLE!!

— 2012: Obama won — FAIR ELECTION, CLEAN AS A WHISTLE!!

— 2016: Trump won after colluding with Russia to persuade them to purchase $200,000 in Facebook ads.

Clyburn Believes the ‘Integrity’ of Our ‘Democracy’ Can Be Saved… By the GOP

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) on Sunday called for President Donald Trump to concede to former Vice President Joe Biden. According to Clyburn, the Republican Party has a responsibility to get Trump to accept the election’s results, despite a number of lawsuits that are currently being litigated.

“I think Trump should concede but I also think that the Republican Party has a responsibility here. This country is bigger than any one person. This democracy is teetering, as he called it, an ‘inflection point.’ We are in a very dire set of consequences here and we better get ahold of ourselves and this country and stop catering to [the] whims of one person,” Clyburn explained on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“It doesn’t matter to me whether or not he concedes. What matters to me is whether or not the Republican Party will step up and help us preserve the integrity of this democracy,” he said.

Clyburn then went on to mention Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I don’t understand how Republicans can allow Putin to dictate the fortunes of this country. And that’s what’s happening,” he said.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn: “I think Trump should concede but I also think that the Republican Party has a responsibility here … what matters to me is whether or not the Republican Party will step up and help us preserve the integrity of this democracy” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/I9j6VQruC4
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 8, 2020

What does Vladimir Putin have to do with anything? Didn’t Democrats learn anything about making these Russia claims? They had an entire investigation about supposed Russia collusion. Special Counsel Robert Mueller eventually revealed no collusion took place.

For whatever reason Democrats can’t seem to fathom why Republicans have so many questions about the results of this election. Ballot glitches and concerns, poll watchers not being able to observe, dead people are allegedly voting, The list goes on and on.

Why are careers in information technology unfulfilling?

I hate working in tech

I know this may sound dramatic, but it’s true. I hate working in tech. While the tech world seems to be a boundless, relatively uncharted territory for creation and problem-solving, my personal experience working within it led to see that it is almost the exact opposite. IT lacks the freedom and sociability I crave. The framework most developers are forced to work within is highly limited and impersonal. While having to perform highly robotic and mind numbing functions for the bulk of the work day, I found myself losing sight and understanding of basic human qualities and how to think more creatively.

Not only that, the majority of my challenges were caused by the fact that tech is constantly breaking and/or versioning. The smallest thing can be coded incorrectly or be out-of-date, and the entire system will breakdown. Having to identify the error and provide solutions to a group of people who for the most part have no foundational knowledge of IT is very labor intensive, stress inducing and serve a major time suck.

What does an information technology person do?

As the U.S. and the rest of the world become more reliant on a digital economy, there is an increasing demand for talent that specializes in technology. Despite these radical changes in the way the world operates, many people in tech have a way less glamorous life while working to support these technological efforts. They would not consider themselves a part of the lofty “innovation sector” that I was once very attracted to. Rather your average IT person is thinking in basic 0’s and 1’s and trying to help anachronistic systems communicate better and more efficiently.

These roles could fall into any of the following categories: software development, computer system analysis, IT security, web development, network architecture, IT management, database administration and support. While there are a few other categories that exist, much of the foundation of these jobs are built on what I’d call “basic computing” functions which in my opinion can be pretty boring stuff.

Information Technology isn’t about people

The large majority of us humans feed on the enthusiasm and interaction with people. Even the most introverted among us need people in our lives to feel like we’re connected. People enable very organic relationships that most of us intuitively understand. With people, we aren’t dealing with the 1s and 0s of computer languages where every damn decision is computationally determined based on a series of predetermined variables that aren’t governed by emotion or external factors. Computers aren’t organic.

Careers in information technology and software development are about systems, not people. We work with inanimate objects. Machines. We don’t get to converse with them and establish relationships like we do with people. It’s just code, or hardware, or networks, or machinery. So impersonal.We don’t get to “change a computer’s life” like we could with another human being.

Connections like those simply do not exist in technology very often, and that absence of an organic relationship while working at various tech companies can, over time, begin to drain our sense of purpose. All we do is work with machines. Dumb terminals. And at the most basic level, they are all pretty much exactly the same. Over time, this becomes relentlessly tedious.

Information Technology is full of stress and pressure

Technology is everywhere. We depend on it in virtually every facet of our lives, and when it works, it’s great. Everything seems to be tied into “the system”. All things are connected. Cities can monitor every stop light through a series of cameras accessed from a central location. Internet providers can pinpoint sources of congestion and bottlenecks through sophisticated network monitoring apps. Schools uses technology to connect students to the world outside. Businesses rely on technology for their livelihoods.

When everything works, life is good. But, almost nothing always works in information technology. Tech systems are connected in weird and complicated ways. Variables change. Insanely tight deadlines encourage even the most knowledgeable or talented software engineer to cut corners. And, people interact with systems in ways that we didn’t (or couldn’t) anticipate. In some cases, hackers and other nefarious entities intentionally screw with the systems that we’ve put together. In other words, things go wrong…all the time.

Here’s the larger problem: When our entire world runs on the collective hum of technology, problems are instantly magnified. Businesses lose money every second that the network is down (imagine if Visa couldn’t process credit card transactions for 10 minutes – they’d lose millions). What if stop lights in your city suddenly went dark? Or the power grid collapses?

Technology problems have profound consequences, and those who work in information technology feel that pressure. Pressure leads to stress, and that stress builds over time. It becomes a nearly constant strain on our lives. And, those of us who work in tech support or have program management jobs feel it the most. Managers want to look good by keeping their systems operational and often put pressure on their staff to do whatever it takes to keep everything humming along.

We might be able to keep up with this pressure for a few years after landing a new job. Eventually, the pressure of technology begins to break us down. We fix one problem only so we can move on to another. Problem after problem, we keep churning through “the system”, fixing this, enhancing that, developing a new cool feature that we hope never breaks. And around and around we go.

Tech salaries keep the golden handcuffs cinched tight

If information technology is so unfulfilling, why do so many people work those jobs? We work them primarily for the money. Tech jobs pay well. In fact, they have to pay well or most of us simply wouldn’t do them.

We use those higher salaries to help ignore the stress of the job. We buy things to make us feel better and relax. Our expectations change over the years and we soon begin to depend on that money to fund our lifestyles that become more and more expensive as we earn more and more money.

The golden handcuffs keep us working stressful IT jobs because the alternatives seem dire. If we bring in $150,000 a year working a highly stressful tech job at Amazon, there aren’t many who would entertain a $75,000 accounting job at a local firm, even if that job is far less stressful.

We want the money, and our careers in technology keep us wanting that money. It happened to me. It happens to a lot of us.

The longer we work unfulfilling jobs, the more frustrated we become. Until, one day, something finally breaks and we just can’t take it any longer. We decide on another path. Maybe a different career. Or, at least in my case, that path was early retirement from full-time work.

Technology jobs can suck because…

It comes down to three primary factors: Technology jobs are about machines, not people. Those jobs are typically highly stressful and pressure-packed because our entire society relies on those systems working harmoniously together. And lastly, money keeps so many of us working jobs that we don’t enjoy. Pulling the plug on lucrative careers can be tough.

Too tough for many of us.

Sometimes, society can dismiss a lot of early retirement talk by chalking it up to highly paid tech workers. “So, Steve made a ton of money in technology and then retired early? Yeah, just like every other early retiree. Go figure!

The reality is it’s a lot harder to escape highly paid jobs than people realize. After all, this is what we’ve all worked so hard to achieve. We all want a high paying job, right? Once we have them, it’s tough to give them up!

All that work we put into getting our college degrees (and racking up student loans), reading books, working incredibly long hours, putting up with insanely complicated layers of management that expect miracles…all that finally comes together into a highly-paid job that probably comes attached with “success”.

To give all that up – even with a lot of money in the bank, isn’t easy. Though high incomes can make it easier to retire early, they also make it tougher for many of us to stomach the stark difference in cash flow. To go from $150 Gs a year to zero (minus capital gains, of course)?

Don’t take that for granted. Believe it or not, it’s much easier said than done.

Why I left information technology

To further substantiate why I want to leave the world of tech, I’d like to share more in my experience and the positive upshots of my vocational departure.

First, I was experiencing an overwhelming amount of stress for the majority of my waking life. My day-to-day was spent fighting a multitude of uphill battles where I was committed to insane deadlines to fix or troubleshoot problems that affected tons and tons of people. It’s nice not having that kind of pressure anymore.

My work-life balance was also very much partial towards the work side of the paradox. I wanted to be able to focus on activities I actually enjoyed doing like exploring nature and photography, and be able to spend more time with my family.

And lastly, the subject matter of my work became extremely drab. I was no longer excited by 0s and 1s. I wanted to free myself to explore ideas and concepts that were not bound purely to binary systems. I can now think more out-of-the-box as I am less confined to a prescriptive set of code.

Kamala Accused of Pushing Leninism in New Video

The video depicts two people, one white and one black, beginning to climb a hill. While the white character starts his climb from the ground, the black character starts his climb from underneath the ground. According to critical race theory, society is controlled by white supremacists and black people face systemic challenges due to their skin color. 

“So there’s a big difference between equality and equity,” Harris lectures. “Equality suggests, ‘Oh, everyone should get the same amount.’ The problem with that, not everybody’s starting out from the same place. So if we’re all getting the same amount but you started out back there and I started out over here, we could get the same amount but you’re still going to be that far back behind me. It’s about giving people the resources and the support they need so that everyone can be on equal footing and then compete on equal footing.”

Harris then argues that equitable treatment on the other hand would guarantee results and not just opportunity. 

“Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place,” Harris concludes, as the video shows the two characters standing on the hill together. 

Harris says we should all “end up at the same place.” Equality of outcome. This is full blown Marxism. Plain as day. https://t.co/URmPI1RnsN— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 2, 2020

It’s not enough that everyone in America is guaranteed their God-given rights. What Harris is advocating for is the redistribution of wealth so that everyone gets the same tiny scrap of the pie. Capitalists like Trump bake and grow the pie. All people like Harris know how to do is cut the pie into thinner and thinner slices and complain when it’s gone. 

No wonder Harris has the most far-left voting record in the U.S. Senate. She makes Bernie look like a moderate. And Kamala refers to the prospect of a Biden presidency as a “Harris administration.”

Just hours remaining before Americans head to the polls, vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris tweeted a video appearing to promote equality of result over equality of opportunity.  

The video depicts two people, one white and one black, beginning to climb a hill. While the white character starts his climb from the ground, the black character starts his climb from underneath the ground. According to critical race theory, society is controlled by white supremacists and black people face systemic challenges due to their skin color. 

“So there’s a big difference between equality and equity,” Harris lectures. “Equality suggests, ‘Oh, everyone should get the same amount.’ The problem with that, not everybody’s starting out from the same place. So if we’re all getting the same amount but you started out back there and I started out over here, we could get the same amount but you’re still going to be that far back behind me. It’s about giving people the resources and the support they need so that everyone can be on equal footing and then compete on equal footing.”

Harris then argues that equitable treatment on the other hand would guarantee results and not just opportunity. 

“Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place,” Harris concludes, as the video shows the two characters standing on the hill together. 

Harris says we should all “end up at the same place.” Equality of outcome. This is full blown Marxism. Plain as day. https://t.co/URmPI1RnsN— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 2, 2020

It’s not enough that everyone in America is guaranteed their God-given rights. What Harris is advocating for is the redistribution of wealth so that everyone gets the same tiny scrap of the pie. Capitalists like Trump bake and grow the pie. All people like Harris know how to do is cut the pie into thinner and thinner slices and complain when it’s gone. 

No wonder Harris has the most far-left voting record in the U.S. Senate. She makes Bernie look like a moderate. And Kamala refers to the prospect of a Biden presidency as a “Harris administration.”

It’s Too Late for a Late Hit

 So, what was the Democrat/media surprise late hit this weekend after this column went to bed? You know by now. It won’t have been some anonymous latte-fetcher announcing his identity – that was last week. It won’t have been that Donald Trump, who like every other creditor in history settled a dispute with his lenders. Also last week. It won’t have been one of Trump’s business associates, a whistleblowing veteran with a vaguely Slavic last name, going on national TV with the receipts showing his massive and corrupt contacts with America’s enemies. That was Joe Biden, and you might have missed it if you only perused the mainstream media.

There’ll be something, though, like in 2000 when the media sprung W’s DUI on us during the final weekend. Back in those innocent days, getting hammered and hitting the road was disqualifying. That’s so quaint. Today, you can get a DUI and flee the scene and be a furry and have a stupid nickname like “Beto” and still be a primary candidate.

There’ll be something, and it will be a lie, and the Twitter blue checks will be back with the same “THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN!” nonsense with which they have disgraced themselves for the last five years. But you know what?

It won’t matter.

They could drop purported footage of Trump punting puppies off the Brooklyn Bridge and we wouldn’t believe it. Is that because we are members of Cult 45? Is that because we are immune to reason? Is that because we conservatives hate puppies? Well, we do hate communist puppies and strongly support their punting, but that’s not the point. The point is that the mainstream media has cried Wolf Blitzer one too many times.

We won’t believe anything they tell us.

Nothing.

You can totally fake stuff. If they can animate Joe Biden, they can pull anything off with CGI.

Similarly, we don’t believe their manifestly fake polls, like the CNN/Weenis Strategies poll showing Grandpa Badfinger at +37 that are such obviously awkward attempts to psyche us out and keep us from voting that Machiavelli would slap them for their embarrassingly inept attempts at manipulation. Since Trump alighted from his escalator in 2015, the mainstream media has taken any residual good will it might have had after decades of treating us like Nadler treats his boxers and set it on fire.

So, that’s one reason the late hit, whatever it is, won’t work. The second reason is of the Democrat’s own making.

A whole Schiff-ton of the electorate has already voted. I did. I filled out my ballot straight GOP, like every American should, and turned it in a few days ago. The LA Registrar even sent me an email telling me it was received and would be counted (there’s a bar code on the outside envelope that they scan), not that it matters since I live in Ted Lieu’s district in California. The fact is that a lot of us have voted already, so no matter what the Dems dropped over the weekend there is only a limited number of people to affect. And most of those are conservatives, since the Dems were the ones pushing early voting. So many of us cons have been adamant that we are walking into a polling place on Election Day and voting then and there, and we don’t care about the late hits.

So, by getting a lot of independents who might have been swayed by a late hit to have already cast their ballot, the Democrats have kind of neutered their favorite tactic.

Oh well.

In contrast, the Biden/Bobulinski thing went down awhile ago, and that particular October Surprise will have quite the effect despite the best efforts of the tech fascists and the garbage media to make sure that democracy dies in darkness.

So, all that really remains just idle curiosity about what the late hit was. They had to try something to take people’s eyes off the 33 percent GDP. The NYT seems to have considered going with “Trump used depreciation rules to legally lower his taxable income,” but dropped it in the face of widespread laughter. They tried the “COVID surge” last week and it hit the market, but dropping 800 points does not have investors leaping from the ledges the way they would have before the Dow Jones was above 26K. Maybe, after half-a-decade of lies, they ran out.

There is another possibility we need to consider.

What if the final October Surprise – or November 1st surprise – is about the Harris-Biden ticket?

Are there new shenanigans with Hoover and whoever that might come out? That guy is a bottomless well of embarrassment.

Is Oldfinger himself going to say something amazingly dumb again, like, “Why yes, I plan to destroy your careers by banning fossil fuels so the pagan climate weirdos in San Francisco will be happy?”

Is Harris going to be caught on film trying to dance again?

Who knows?

And who cares?

This election result is baked in.

Everyone knows Trump, and they either love him or hate him.

Everyone knows Biden, and they either tolerate him because they hate Trump, or prefer Trump because either they are conserva-woke or because the thought of voting for that desiccated old crustacean is too much to bear.

The late hit won’t amount to much because America has decided. It’s all about putting the ballots in the box now (and watching them being counted). So, get out there and vote, and get other patriots out there too.

Hey media, we got something you can late hit.


Harris Tweets Out Communist Propaganda

Back when Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chose Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, the media tried to claim she was a moderate. In reality, she is the most progressive member of the U.S. Senate—even more so than Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. In case there were any doubts, she took the liberty of tweeting out communist propaganda less than 48 hours before Election Day.

In the short video, which is narrated by Harris, the California Democrat explains that “there’s a big difference between equality and equity.”

“Equality suggests, ‘Oh, everyone should get the same amount.’ The problem with that, not everybody’s starting out from the same place. So if we’re all getting the same amount, but you started out back there and I started out over here—we could get the same amount, but you’re still going to be that far back behind me.”

She continued: “It’s about giving people the resources and the support they need, so that everyone can be on equal footing and then compete on equal footing.”

Equitable treatment, she said, is that everyone ends up “at the same place.”

And this is a Biden-Harris 2020 ad.

There’s a big difference between equality and equity. pic.twitter.com/n3XfQyjLNe— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 1, 2020

 Many responded by calling out the video for exactly what it is: communist propaganda.

So she’s openly making the argument that inequality of outcome is in and of itself inequity. Which is called communism. https://t.co/IJ5OKJwpOw— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 2, 2020

The false promise of the left, in 1 minute. Start out with a well-intentioned point on equality of opportunity, only to end it with the true Marxist intent: equity in outcomes.

They leave out the part where equity must be enforced with unequal -and tyrannical- treatment. https://t.co/Hflv16okCo— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 2, 2020

This is what’s being taught to every third grader in public school across the country. https://t.co/6iyEaCwH21— Inez Stepman ?????? (@InezFeltscher) November 2, 2020

Equality of outcome… A dangerous phrase with implications not described in this cute little video.— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) November 2, 2020

They don’t think it’s bizarre. And that’s the problem. https://t.co/djOxezgJ6N— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) November 2, 2020

Kamala tweets a communist video about enforcing equal outcomes, and Joe is tweeting about gun-grabbing. This is all fine. https://t.co/6PE8cu4DbF— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) November 2, 2020

Top 10 Synthwave Albums Of All Time

“AKUMA II” (2019) by Tokyo Rose & ALEX

Tokyo Rose and ALEX are quite an impressive team. Having worked together on multiple projects (outside of their solo outings), including two full albums, the pair has more than once proven themselves to be two of the most accomplished artists in the Synthwave universe. That said, out of their entire body of work to date, it is their second team-up album “AKUMA II” (the follow-up to 2017’s “AKUMA”) that solidified them as all-time greats.

From its very first single “Affliction”, released with a stunning animated music video, “AKUMA II” immediately let people know that it was raising the bar to new heights, and fans were in total shock. The Darksynth album is strong, sinister and as bad-ass as you could expect a Tokyo Rose & ALEX album to be, and their impeccable production work made it one of the few Synthwave albums to ever chart on Billboard. “AKUMA II” is an absolute banger, and that undoubtedly deserves its place in the Synthwave hall of fame.

9 “Galactic Melt” (2011) by Com Truise

American producer Seth Haley (A.K.A Com Truise) is a true legend of Synthwave, and some would even argue that he is one of the essential pioneers of the genre’s current incarnation. He has been around for the better part of a decade now, but nothing has proven his ultimate OG status more than his groundbreaking 2011 debut album “Galactic Melt”.

The soft, dreamy and groovy style of this album is, in the eyes of many, a masterpiece that could entirely be credited for the rise of the popular sub-genre known as Chillwave. Com Truise delivered a unique album composed of incredibly clever and complex melodies, genius sound design, and an overall vibe that was unheard of at the time. His following albums have all been successes of their own, but nothing can beat the raw mastery of “Galactic Melt”.

8 “Night Drive” (2018) by Timecop1983

Any Synthwave enthusiast, old or new, has heard the name Timecop1983 before. And if they haven’t, they have at least heard his music before, without being aware that it was him. After all, the Dutch producer has given us some of the genre’s biggest go-to hits of ever made, most of which are tracks from his 2018 album “Night Drive”.

And it’s not like “Night Drive” was a breakout hit for Timecop1983 — he was already one of the biggest stars amongst the community, but it was definitely the album that made people understand that no one was going to take his throne anytime soon. His talent and his mind-blowing ability to capture the atmosphere and aesthetic of the 80’s through his incredible productions is unparalleled, and he definitely brings the “retro” in the term Retro Wave.

7 “Sleepwalking” (2018) by NINA

Nina Boldt, better known as NINA (or the Mother of Synthians), is definitely one of the top muses of the Synthwave world. A powerful presence with a vibrant creativity, she is not afraid to change things up, and she has done an amazing job at developing a sound with a very strong identity, which she showed off in quite an efficient way in “Sleepwalking”, her 2018 fan favorite debut.

The German singer-songwriter shocked everyone with a genuinely brilliant first album, full of now iconic hits like “Beyond Memory”, or the title track “Sleepwalking”, which was praised for its amazing vocal work and breathtaking music video. The neat production style found in “Sleepwalking” has definitely become a bit of a signature for NINA, and her music has largely proven to be some of the greatest and most beloved Synthwave out there.

6 “Neon West” (2019) by Wayfloe

As far as Synthwave goes, it is safe to affirm that Wayfloe, the mysterious duo from Canada, is slowly turning into royalty. Their unique artistic universe has a highly unpredictable nature, and a sound beyond anything the genre has ever known. In a few words, Wayfloe have developed their own style, and their debut album “Neon West” is an artistic triumph that nobody saw coming. From its very first notes, the album immediately confirmed the duo’s status in the community.

Wayfloe are one of the few entities that are versatile enough to incorporate a variety of music genres in their Synthwave based sounds. Whether it’s Hip-Hop, Rock, Electro or Pop, their ability to add their own spin on any genre is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. They are not afraid to experiment, and they make every single song something truly special. MixMag reported in 2020 that their second album (titled “Celestials”) is officially on the way, and needless to say, we are waiting for it with impatience.[1]

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5 “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” (2011) by M83

Anthony Gonzalez, more commonly known as M83, is a true prodigy that has been around for quite a while. He has a style that differs from any other artist in the Synthwave world, and it has proven so successful that he was able to branch out into massive projects. Between making the official soundtrack of the 2013 Tom Cruise film “Oblivion”, and composing an entire score for the Cirque Du Soleil’s 2017 show “Volta”, it seems like there is nothing M83 cannot do. And his 2011 album “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” is probably the biggest example of Anthony’s endless imagination.

This album is a work of wonder that took the entire world by storm, mainly thanks to his timeless classic “Midnight City”, which has since become the single most famous Synthpop song of all time. The highly cinematic aspect of his music is what makes it stand out, as M83 manages to seamlessly blend a colossal variety of genres to create something that feels out of this world. “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” is not only one of the best Synthwave albums ever made. It is easily one of its most unique.

4 “Love Is Dead” (2018) by CHVRCHES

The endeering sub-genre known as Synthpop has had quite the reinvention in the past decade. And no one in this current era has mastered the “retro yet modern” art of Synthpop better than UK-based band CHVRCHES. Lauren Mayberry and her band mates have had such a monumental impact on the genre in the last few years, they have become the face of Synthpop in the eyes of the world. And it is all thanks to their third album “Love Is Dead”.

This fun, energetic and quirky album has met a level of success that has yet to be equaled in the Synthwave world. With some of its songs having been streamed over 100 million times on Spotify alone, “Love Is Dead” is actually the genre’s biggest album ever made in terms of pure numbers. It is a true work of art that will go down in History as a pillar of modern Synthpop.

3 “Endless Summer” (2016) by The Midnight

The Midnight is probably the most well-known Synthwave entity when it comes to mainstream audiences. The American/Danish duo has become king of the genre over the years, and few Synthwave artists have as much recognition as them. Many of their songs are undeniable classics, and a majority of them are from their 2016 album “Endless Summer”.

A highly respected body of work, “Endless Summer” is an essential of Synthwave culture that redefined the genre’s standards in terms of style and quality. With songs like “Sunset” and “The Comeback Kid”, the album is a real love letter to the 80’s and its very particular aesthetic. The Midnight is one of the few Synthwave entities to have charted on Billboard, and “Endless Summer” definitely paved the way for more artists to do so.

2 “Tron: Legacy” (2010) by Daft Punk

Synthwave is a music genre that is very cinematic by nature, so it is no surprise that one of the greatest Synthwave albums ever made is an actual movie soundtrack. It is also no surprise that Daft Punk is behind yet another one of the greatest albums of all time. Go figure.

Disney’s “Tron: Legacy”, the sequel to the 1982 cult classic “Tron”, was released in theaters in December 2010, along with its unbelievable soundtrack from the robots of Paris. The instrumental album is a cinematic and groovy trip in the futuristic world of Tron, and it greatly contributed to the popularization of the Synthwave genre with general audiences, especially with the now legendary banger “Derezzed”.

Disney has recently announced that a new Tron, film starring Jared Leto, is in development at Disney, and while there has been no official announcement about Daft Punk’s possible return for a brand new soundtrack, our fingers remain crossed, and fans are hopeful. After all, the Tron franchise has become synonymous with Daft Punk, and it is all thanks to the timeless piece of art they have given us with the “Tron: Legacy” soundtrack.[2]

1 “OutRun” (2013) by Kavinsky

To be perfectly clear, no list addressing the best of the best in the Synthwave genre would ever be complete without Kavinsky making an appearance. He is the definitive god of Synthwave, and the vast majority of artists that are redefining the genre today were inspired by his work. And if you ever need an explanation as of why… the answer is “OutRun”.

A powerful and inventive body of work, “OutRun” is a masterpiece in every imaginable way. Every single song in the album is considered to be a classic of the genre, with the legendary “Nightcall” being widely regarded as the single greatest Synthwave track of all time. And if you have seen the 2011 movie “Drive” (starring Ryan Gosling), it is not difficult to see why.

To this day, “OutRun” is Kavinsky’s latest outing. But it seems like there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel, as the French producer officially confirmed via Instagram in 2020 that a new album is on the way, and that we should expect it this year. This return will mark the end of a 7 year long hiatus that has definitely left fans hungry for more music.[3]

Top 10 Really Good Things About 2020

Let’s face it: 2020 has been to years what “Cats” was to cinema: a costly, painful, interminably long disaster. And at least Cats featured the reassuring presence of Dame Judy Dench, albeit as a ridiculous, disturbing half-feline version of herself.

But before burying 2020 alongside Cats in history’s letterbox, there are some bright spots to acknowledge amidst a mostly dark year. Here are ten positives to salvage from a year that can’t end quickly enough.

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10 Pet Adoptions Have Increased Dramatically


COVID-19 hasn’t affected all species the same. For prospective pets, more housebound homo sapiens means more homes for in-need animals, particularly dogs and cats. The result is good news whose benefactors will long outlive the pandemic; in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the aptly-named Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary has seen a 30% increase[1] in adoptions since the inception of coronavirus-caused lockdowns.

Similar success stories have played out throughout Europe and the UK and, in Australia, many shelters have been completely emptied,[2] creating months-long adoption waiting lists. While certainly inconvenient for home-confined humans seeking a new four-legged family member, this is great news for cats and dogs finding good homes at unprecedented rates.

Dogs and cats are in such demand that even “imported” pets are being placed expediently. For example, The Sato Project,[3] which rescues strays from Puerto Rico’s notorious Dead Dog Beach, has upped the freight and frequency of its Freedom Flights to the US mainland, where dogs find their forever families. “Sato” is Spanish slang for “street dog” – and the shortage is great news for the hundreds of thousands of homeless dogs roaming the humid, tick-infested Caribbean island.

The pet industry also has surged, an economic bright spot during what for many sectors has been an incredibly tough year. Companies that supply pet products are seeing soaring sales for food, leashes, collars and – a nod to new puppy housebreaking – doggy diapers.[4]

9 Wild Animals are Faring as Well as Domesticated Ones


The next time 2020 gets you down, remember one thing: Wild humpback whales are gleefully singing off the coast of Alaska.

Each summer, coastal Alaska is visited by well over a million tourists, who whale watch and glacier gaze from countless cruise ships – which, for the record, were floating petri dishes[5] well before COVID-19. The annual inundation nearly triples the state’s population of about 750,000. Once the pandemic hit, that number effectively dropped to zero,[6] and scores of musically gifted humpbacks have written feel-good summer hits about their newfound peace.

“It’s the first time in human history that we’ve had the technological ability to listen to these whales in a meaningful way without us interfering,” said Dr Michelle Fournet, director of the Sound Science Research Collective.

Back on terra firma, many species are enjoying some long-limited elbow room. Just weeks into widespread lockdowns, sika deer began roaming outside their normal habitat in Nara, Japan, and wild turkeys started congregating in a park in Oakland, California. Jackals in Tel Aviv, goats in Istanbul, and even a land-lubbin’ sea lion[7] near Buenos Aires have all reveled in our retreat from the landscape.

8 Eloping is Making a Comeback


One of 2020’s crowning achievements has been the drastic, rapid decrease in conventional weddings. If there was one large gathering mainstay that seriously needed a disruptive force, it was weddings; it took the worst of circumstances to spare us all from the Best Man and Maid of Honor drunkenly bombing as you stare awkwardly from a table where you neither know anyone nor care to.

Many, if not most, people hate weddings,[8] viewing nuptial invitations as embroidered harbingers of obligatory check-writing and boredom. Hell, even the bride and groom hate what the wedding does to them leading up to the big day, as a sacred event that should be about love is soured into an expensive, obsessive, neurotic chore.[9]

2020 has given us the best excuse ever to (1) not plan large weddings and (2) not attend them. Just check the box on the RSVP marked “Sorry, I do not wish to die alone on a ventilator during your honeymoon.” Safety first has put long-overdone mass matrimonial gatherings last – a refreshing reprioritizing.

A recent Wall Street Journal[10] article discusses another COVID-related issue that trends toward eloping: what for many self-important engaged couples is some much-needed perspective. A couple featured in the piece canceled their 150-person ceremony to instead marry with no one other than their dog in attendance; before friends and family via FaceTime, they even served as their own officiants. “Amid a global pandemic,” said the bride, “a lavish wedding really just didn’t feel important anymore.” Best. Wedding speech. Ever.

7 . . . And Divorces Are Rising, Too


From March through June 2020, the number of people seeking divorces was 34 percent higher[11] compared to 2019. At first glance this is bad news, since ending a marriage is nobody’s idea of fun.

As with nearly everything in 2020, a driving force is COVID-19. With couples cooped up for extended periods of time, some are realizing that the person they married isn’t worth waiting for death to part ways with. Experts contend the combination of stress, unemployment, financial strain, illness and homeschooling children have placed significant strain on relationships

However, COVID isn’t really the cause of divorce but rather a catalyst. Putting two people who don’t really belong together in close quarters forces them to show each other their true colors. Without offices, friends and other buffers, mismatched marriages are revealed for what they are: pairings of two people better off alone.

Hardships bring two people truly meant to be together closer, not further apart. Most of the couples calling it COVID quits are only accelerating separation rather than having it foist upon them – and in that context, it’s better for people to recognize their failed marriage now than a decade from now, or perhaps never.

But what about the children? A prominent legal templates company[12] found that, since the pandemic’s inception, 45% of divorcing couples had children under the age of 18. But per Wendy Paris, author of “Splitopia,” staying together “for the kids”[13] can be worse than divorcing despite them.

6 Mother Nature is Getting a Much-needed Respite


Mother Nature had been dropping hints lately that something wasn’t quite right with our relationship. She tried increasing the frequency and severity of hurricanes[14] in the Western Hemisphere and, in the Far East, choking off Beijing’s residents for days at a time with putrid air conditions. Then she thought burning a significant portion of California to the ground might work. Yet, we persisted.

Finally, a winning strategy for Mother Nature: if mankind can’t be trusted to roam the Earth responsibly, maybe humans should just go to their rooms. Our air travel, traffic jams and industrial waste have been confiscated and placed in Mrs. Nature’s desk; if we’re good, maybe we can have them back at the end of the school year.

With humans tucked away, Mother Nature has shown an incredible ability to bounce back[15] from all the shit we pull under business-as-usual conditions. With social, economic, industrial and urbanization activity significantly diminished, the planet has maximized its long overdue time off with prodigious improvements to air quality, cleaner rivers and less noise pollution.

The uptick in air quality is arguably the biggest boon: the World Health Organization – trusted by every civilized nation save the United States – estimates that about three million people die each year[16] from air pollution-related ailments, with 80% of urban area residents regularly exposed to unsafe breathing conditions. Both Mother Nature and its inhabitants literally needed a breather, and 2020 has provided that.

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5 Real Estate Prices are Soaring


… and unlike the mid-2000s housing bubble[17] – which took the global economy with it when it burst – this time the spike in home prices is built on the sound economic science of supply and demand rather than suckers being hoodwinked with loans they can’t repay.

The recent, stabler uptick in home prices is a result of (what else?) COVID-19. Well-to-do residents in affluent yet at-risk cities are fleeing to the suburbs amidst a protracted pandemic where elbow room has become a lifesaver rather than a mere luxury. The result is a boom in satellite neighborhoods like New Jersey and California’s greater Bay Area. In East Orange, NJ – a town bordering Newark with a 20% poverty rate and violent crime 35% above the national average – a home listed at $285,000 had 24 offers[18] and sold for well north of $300,000.

Denver, Chicago, Houston – all seeing significant bumps in mortgage applications[19] for suburban homes, leaving many longstanding, struggling middle-class families literally sitting in equity they didn’t have prior to 2020. The trend is just as prevalent in major metro areas outside the US, including London, Paris[20] and Tokyo.

For once, a housing bubble has a Robin Hood-esque wrinkle to it: the less affluent are profiting from largely wealthy buyers happy to pay a premium to escape crowded, potentially contagious cities. And one of the good news items that’s making it possible is this list’s next entry.

4 We’ve Proven Working From Home Works


Any office worker with a hellish commute – which, leading into 2020, described an ever-increasing number of us[21] – has begrudgingly grumbled to themselves some version of “couldn’t I do this sh*t from home?” For many, a commute’s as-the-crow-flies length was absurdly irrelevant to the hassle and time needed to traverse it. In northern New Jersey, for example, despite clusters of towns within 15 miles of New York City, the commute to Manhattan’s business districts often takes well over an hour; each month, that means an extra workweek’s worth of time – some 40 hours – trekking to and from the office.

Why couldn’t we work from home? Mostly because managers didn’t trust employees not to slack off. But with the advent of COVID-19, working from home went from a seldom-permitted luxury to an all-permeating safety necessity. Seemingly overnight, the vast majority of those capable of making a living from our laptops were doing just that.

Despite fears that conventional commuters would go from working hard to hardly working, this grand workforce experiment has been largely successful. In fact, businesses have seen unexpected benefits[22] of work-from-home arrangements, including higher meeting participation and improved managerial attentiveness.

Even before COVID, research showed that remote workers are often more productive than their commuting counterparts. Among other reasons, the time work-from-home employees are spared from cars, buses and subways is parlayed into more labor: one study reported that the extra time at-home employees put in amounts to, on average, an extra 1.4 workdays per month.[23]

3 We’re Reading More Books

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It took long-term, wide-scale lockdowns to get us there, but 2020 has seen a healthy surge in book reading. For those unfamiliar, books are like the Internet but printed out, placed on paper and bound together. Pages are typically numbered for your convenience – no scrolling or clicking required.

A survey of 1,000 Brits found that time spent reading books has nearly doubled,[24] with 41% reporting reading more and only 10% less. On average, their weekly reading expanded from 3½ hours per week to about six.

More than half of respondents reported reading more because they had more spare time, with 35% citing books as providing “an escape from the crisis.” Aligning with this sentiment is a shift in genre preference, with crime novels and thrillers outpacing dystopian fiction and pandemic-centric nonfiction.

Even early in lockdowns, it was clear book sales were surging. MarketWatch reported upticks in everything from outdoor survival skills tomes to literary classics like “The Great Gatsby”.[25] Kids are getting in on the act as well. In addition to an expected increase in academic workbooks and at-home teaching aids, juvenile fiction saw an incredible 65% spike from late February through mid-April, roughly the first six weeks of lockdown.

2 2020 Has Prioritized Facts Over Feelings


Many a snowflake has melted in 2020. And it was about time.

In a world run amok with safe spaces and participation trophies, 2020 has offered neither, with a generous serving of mankind’s marquee motivator – self-preservation – on the side. “These unprecedented times” have forced us to stop placating people’s feelings to spite our own well-being.

On an everyday basis (at least an everyday 2020 basis), that thought process goes something like this: “I’ve spent months holed up in my home, carefully protecting my own health and that of my loved ones. I’m not letting this moron ruin five months of prudence with five seconds of irresponsibility.”

In less than a year, COVID-19 has killed more than one million people.[26] It is absolutely mind-boggling that some people still won’t wear masks or maintain social distance. It’s as if these people have been living on Mars since… oh, about December 2019 or so, and reentered Earth’s atmosphere shortly before coughing in someone’s face.

What this has done is force an overly coddled Western Civilization to cut the polite PC horseshit. Before 2020, people had become waaaaaaay too comfortable foisting their uber-niche needs onto mainstream society. 2020 has replaced pusillanimous trigger warnings on everything from historical monuments[27] to literary classics[28] with real-life issues actually worthy of triggering us – walking, wheezing disease vectors who believe, against all evidence, that the next pair of lungs hooked up to a hospital ventilator couldn’t possibly be theirs.

1 Medical Science Is Meeting the Moment


The fastest a vaccine has been developed for a major disease is four years, when an inoculation against mumps[29] became available. Though 2020 seems… like… it’s taking… FOREVER, the world is witnessing what will rank among the greatest feats in medical history: a vaccine for a lethal, globally pervasive disease in under half that time.

Granted, a vaccine certainly isn’t weeks away, nor are we “rounding the corner”[30] (unless there’s a cemetery around the block); on October 23, the US recorded 85,000 new COVID cases – its highest single-day total yet. But epidemiology is a painstaking process that takes not only drug development but controlled patient studies, manufacturing expedience and logistical nimbleness.

Considering this, it’s amazing how close we are. Several pharmaceutical companies are in Phase Three – the final phase comprising large-scale, placebo-comparative testing – of their clinical studies, and are actually manufacturing the drugs should they gain approval. The prospective vaccine from Johnson & Johnson,[31] which is resuming Phase Three after an adverse side effect couldn’t be linked to the drug, shows particular promise, as it can be administered in a single dose and, logistically, doesn’t need to be ultra-cold throughout the supply chain.

Meanwhile, the industry is ready to hit the ground running once major government health organizations approve a vaccine. Pharma companies worldwide have reconfigured equipment and invested in infrastructure to produce, inspect and ship the billions of necessary doses to get planet Earth back to some semblance of normal. For as much harm as they’ve caused – we’re looking at you, opioid crisis instigator Purdue Pharma[32] – 2020 has seen big pharma act competently, responsibly and even altruistically.