Classic Country For The Classic Heartbreak

I was a city mouse who was raised on soul. #1GF! was a country mouse, and no matter how much she denies it, she was raised on both kinds of music: Country and Western.

#1GF! might deny her musical roots, but classic country has earned a special place in my CD rack. When I’m slow on the draw and I need somethin’ to chaw, it’s not the tight pants wearin’, goatee sportin’, WWF lovin’ country of today that I’m after. It’s the classics: yesteryear’s harmonies of heartbreak and melodies of melancholy are what I need to get me back in the saddle.

If you’re ten gallon hat is feeling five gallons flat, click the little green button below.

Enjoy!

Warning: Before listening to this playlist, check with your doctor if you have a history of alcoholism, depression, or bleeding in the brain from a head injury. If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use this playlist, or you may need to adjust your dosage accordingly. If after listening to this playlist you experience tearing of the eyes, consult a physician immediately because you may be suffering from a rare, but serious side effect as a result of very specific type of heart ailment.

All 90+ Classic Country Tracks Available On the Playlist

  1. “(I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too”
    by Skeeter Davis
    Skeeter Davis: RCA Country Legend
  2. “A Fooler, A Faker”
    by Hank Thompson
    This Broken Heart Of Mine
  3. “A Picture Of Me (Without You)”
    by Various Artists
    Columbia Country Classics Volume 4: The Nashville Sound
  4. “According to My Heart”
    by Jim Reeves
    Jim Reeves 36 All-Time Greatest Hits
  5. “Act Naturally”
    by Buck Owens
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1964
  6. “After The Fire Is Gone”
    by Loretta Lynn
    Number 1’s
  7. “After the Fire Is Gone”
    by Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
    The Very Best Of Loretta And Conway
  8. “All I Have To Offer You (Is Me)”
    by Charley Pride
    Super Hits
  9. “Always Late (With Your Kisses)”
    by Lefty Frizzell
    16 Biggest Hits
  10. “As Long As I Live”
    by Kitty Wells
    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Kitty Wells
  11. “Before The Ring On Your Finger Turns Green”
    by Dottie West
    RCA Country Legends
  12. “Behind Closed Doors”
    by Charlie Rich
    Super Hits
  13. “Big Bad John”
    by Jimmy Dean
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1961
  14. “Big Iron”
    by Marty Robbins
    No. 1 Cowboy
  15. “Big Wheels”
    by Hank Snow
    Super Hits
  16. “Cash On the Barrelhead”
    by The Louvin Brothers
    When I Stop Dreaming: The Best Of The Louvin Brothers
  17. “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie”
    by Various Artists
    All-Time Legends Of Country Music
  18. “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
    by Loretta Lynn
    Coal Miner’s Daughter
  19. “Cool Water”
    by Roy Rogers
    Songs Of The Old West
  20. “Crazy”
    by Patsy Cline
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1962
  21. “Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger”
    by Charley Pride
    Super Hits
  22. “Don’t Be Angry”
    by Donna Fargo
    The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.
  23. “Easy Loving”
    by Freddie Hart
    The Best Of Freddie Hart
  24. “Family Reunion”
    by The Oak Ridge Boys
    Gold
  25. “Flowers On the Wall”
    by Statler Brothers
    Pulp Fiction
  26. “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”
    by Lester Flatt
    Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics
  27. “Folsom Prison Blues”
    by Johnny Cash
    At Folsom Prison
  28. “Foolin’ Around”
    by Buck Owens
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1961
  29. “Funny Face”
    by Donna Fargo
    Super Hits of the 70’s Vol. 11 – Have a Nice Day!
  30. “Green, Green Grass Of Home”
    by Porter Wagoner
    RCA Country Legends
  31. “Happy Trails (With Dale Evans, the Whippoorwills, Jack Hayes Orchestra)”
    by Roy Rogers
    A Musical Anthology
  32. “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
    by George Jones
    Country’s Greatest Hits 80’s
  33. “Hello Darlin'”
    by Conway Twitty
    Number 1’s
  34. “Honky Tonkin'”
    by Hank Williams
    Gold
  35. “I Ain’t Never”
    by Mel Tillis
    All His Great Hits
  36. “I Don’t Wanna Play House”
    by Tammy Wynette
    Tammy Wynette – 16 Biggest Hits
  37. “I Fall to Pieces”
    by Patsy Cline
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1961
  38. “I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name”
    by Porter Wagoner
    The Essential Porter Wagoner
  39. “I Walk The Line”
    by Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash’S Greatest Hits
  40. “I Won’t Go Huntin’ With You Jake (But I’ll Go Chasin’ Wimmin’)”
    by Jimmy Dean
    The Best Of Jimmy Dean
  41. “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)”
    by Ray Price
    The Essential Ray Price
  42. “I’ll Go Down Swinging”
    by Porter Wagoner
    The Essential Porter Wagoner
  43. “I’ll Go To My Grave Loving You”
    by Statler Brothers
    The Best Of The Statler Brothers
  44. “I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Til I Can Hold You In My Arms)”
    by Eddy Arnold The Tennessee Plowboys and his Guitar
    RCA Country Legends: Eddy Arnold
  45. “I’m Movin’ On”
    by Hank Snow, The Singing Rancher, And His Rainbow Ranch Boys
    The Essential Hank Snow
  46. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
    by Hank Williams
    Gold
  47. “I’m an Old, Old Man (Tryin’ to Live While I Can)”
    by Lefty Frizzell
    The Best Of Lefty Frizzell
  48. “I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail”
    by Buck Owens
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1965
  49. “If I Could Only Win Your Love”
    by Emmylou Harris
    Profile/Best Of Emmylou Harris
  50. “If Teardrops Were Pennies”
    by Carl Smith
    The Essential Carl Smith 1950-1956
  51. “If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time”
    by Lefty Frizzell
    The Best Of Lefty Frizzell
  52. “In The Jailhouse Now”
    by Webb Pierce
    Pure Country Classics
  53. “It Ain’t Me, Babe”
    by Johnny Cash (with June Carter Cash)
    Discover More
  54. “It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)”
    by Merle Haggard
    Cheatin’
  55. “Jackson”
    by Johnny Cash (with June Carter Cash)
    The Man In Black: His Greatest Hits
  56. “Keeping Up With the Joneses (With Margie Singleton)”
    by Faron Young
    Golden Hits
  57. “King of the Road”
    by Roger Miller
    Swingers: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture
  58. “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'”
    by Charley Pride
    16 Biggest Hits
  59. “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”
    by Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
    The Very Best Of Loretta And Conway
  60. “Love Oh Crazy Love”
    by Carl Smith, June Carter Cash
    Keep On the Sunny Side – June Carter Cash: Her Life In Music
  61. “Make the World Go Away”
    by Eddy Arnold
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1965
  62. “Making Believe”
    by Kitty Wells
    Country Music Hall Of Fame Series: Kitty Wells
  63. “Mexican Joe”
    by Jim Reeves
    RCA Country Legends
  64. “My First Day Without You”
    by Wanda Jackson
    Sings Country Songs
  65. “Oh Lonesome Me”
    by Don Gibson
    RCA Country Legends: Don Gibson
  66. “Please Help Me, I’m Falling”
    by Hank Locklin
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1960
  67. “Riders In The Sky”
    by Sons Of The Pioneers
    RCA Country Legends
  68. “Ring of Fire”
    by Johnny Cash
    Ring Of Fire/The Best of Johnny Cash
  69. “Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms”
    by Lester Flatt
    RCA Country Legends
  70. “Rose Garden”
    by Lynn Anderson
    Super Hits of the 70’s, Have a Nice Day Vol.4
  71. “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On”
    by The Louvin Brothers
    Country Love Ballads
  72. “She Thinks I Still Care”
    by George Jones
    Super Hits Vol. II
  73. “Six Days On the Road”
    by Dave Dudley
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1964
  74. “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)”
    by Tex Williams
    Vintage Collections
  75. “Sometimes”
    by Bill Anderson
    The Best Of Bill Anderson 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
  76. “Stand By Your Man”
    by Tammy Wynette
    Tammy Wynette Super Hits Vol 1
  77. “Superman”
    by Donna Fargo
    The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.
  78. “Swinging Doors”
    by Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard – 16 Biggest Hits
  79. “Tender Years”
    by George Jones
    Billboard Top Country Hits of 1961
  80. “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”
    by Lester Flatt
    Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics
  81. “The Great Atomic Power”
    by The Louvin Brothers
    When I Stop Dreaming: The Best Of The Louvin Brothers
  82. “Walkin’ After Midnight”
    by Patsy Cline
    12 Greatest Hits
  83. “Walking the Floor Over You”
    by Ernest Tubb
    Retrospective, Volume 1
  84. “Wasted Words”
    by Ray Price
    The Essential Ray Price
  85. “What’s Your Mama’s Name Child”
    by Tanya Tucker
    Tanya Tucker / Super Hits
  86. “You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man”
    by Loretta Lynn
    20 Greatest Hits
  87. “You Done Me Wrong”
    by Ray Price
    The Essential Ray Price
  88. “You’re the One”
    by The Oak Ridge Boys
    Oak Ridge Boys Greatest Hits
  89. “You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”
    by Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
    The Very Best Of Loretta And Conway
  90. “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
    by Hank Williams
    Hank Williams The Hits Volume Two
  91. “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad”
    by Tammy Wynette
    Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad

Bonus! Time For Timer

If you caught the Time for Timer references, you are probably itching to watch the “Hanker For A Hunk Of Cheese” video. Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Classic Country For The Classic Heartbreak

  1. Now that brought back memories. When I was little my Mom would play all those classics by George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Lynn Anderson, Patsy Cline, etc. – I know every word to every song in this list … how scary is that?

  2. Ha! I posted similar thoughts in my own blog not too long ago; you have a much more extensive list, though.

    And that “Hanker for a Hunk of Cheese” clip rounded it out nicely. Were you spying on my childhood?

    Country music, children’s educational TV spots and beards. I feel so macho!

    Oops… bed time.

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