- Billboard rank: #20. 'I've Come To Expect It From You' by George Strait, - Artist: George Strait In Tim McGraw’s fast-paced 1995 hit, he expresses how deeply in love he is with his romantic partner. - Billboard rank: #39. Hunter Hayes broke a record held since 1973 as the youngest male artist to reach #1 when “Wanted” topped the Hot Country Songs chart. The song, which was declared the #1 hit of the year by Billboard, is a man’s heartfelt ode to family time and an easygoing lifestyle. - Artist: Johnny Lee Released in 1969, "Workin' Man Blues" is a tribute from Haggard to his fans. It won a Grammy and has appeared on many "best of" lists. Lynn Anderson’s 1970 recording of Billy Joe Royal’s 1967 song has an unlikely success story. "Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine" debuted in 1972. The song peaked at #1 on the country charts. 'Ain't Nothing 'Bout You' by Brooks & Dunn, - Artist: Brooks & Dunn George Strait’s 1990 single helped him break out of the "good country singers" mold to become a legend. This 1991 single was Raye’s first #1. Rodney Atkins’ upbeat anthem spent four weeks at the top of the country charts in 2005 before breaking into the Billboard Hot 100. The 1980 medley is a combination of two hit songs. The 1997 song spent six weeks at the top of the country charts and became both musicians' first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. - Billboard rank: #55. Though the song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Breathe" was still declared the top single of 2000—the first time that's occurred in 35 years. Though Kenny Chesney is most famous for recording several hit songs about drinking and the beach, his ballad about a man discovering that "the good stuff" in life is love for a woman was his longest lasting #1 single on the country charts. Steve Holy’s hit was originally released as part of the soundtrack for the movie “Angel Eyes.” It’s an upbeat song with no twist ending: only happiness and hope between two lovers. But country music, of course, hasn't gone anywhere. In 1989, Billboard declared “Killin’ Time” the #2 country song of the year—defeated only by another Clint Black song. Of course, a lot of that naysaying happened in the 1980s, when "Elvira" was popular. #47. Critics didn’t love Shelton's performance, but it nevertheless earned the country legend his fifth consecutive #1 single. 'As Good As I Once Was' by Toby Keith, - Artist: Toby Keith "Today I Started Loving You Again" debuted in 1968 as a B-side to "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde." - Billboard rank: #40. Country music today has as big a role in popular music as hip-hop, rock, indie-rock and every other genre, and looking back at country's history, it's safe to say that pop music wouldn't be what it is today had Johnny Cash, George Jones, George Strait and the Dixie Chicks not come along. The trailer for 'Selena: The Series' has me muy excited. - Billboard rank: #73. "Coal Miner's Daughter" came out in 1970 and is in the Grammy Award Hall of Fame. - Artist: Jim Reeves Through it all he was himself, as he continuously refused to "remember his place". The tragic but inspirational ballad earned a “Single of the Year” nomination at that year's CMAs, and is commonly played at funerals. “Lookin’ For Love” is the second song on this list that was originally released as part of a soundtrack, this time for “Urban Cowboy.” The song had reportedly been pitched to more than 20 artists before finding a home with Johnny Lee. Horrors in the Closet: A Closet Full of Monsters, The Power of Restraint in Sophie Yanow, Paco Roca, and Elisa Macellari's New Graphic Novels, 'People of the City' Is an Unrelenting Critique of Colonial Ideology and Praxis, Horrors in the Closet: Horrifying Heteronormative Scapegoating, 'The Edge of Democracy' and Parallels of Political Crises, Delightful 'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day' Is Good Escapism, 1979's 'This Heat' Remains a Lodestone for Avant-Rock Adventure, The Pogues' 'The BBC Sessions 1984-1986' Honors Working-Class Heroes.