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Country Songs That Crossed Over To Top 40 Radio

Post by Oldies 84 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:30 pm

Here’s a couple tunes that are Country and made the Top 40 Pop Charts,
“The Most Beautiful Girl” by Charlie Rich 1973
“If Not For You” by Olivia Newton John 1971
“I Never Promised You A Rose Garden” by Lynn Anderson 1970
“Smoky Mountain Rain” by Ronnie Milsap 1980
“Galveston” by Glen Campbell 1969
“Lady” by Kenny Rogers 1980
“I Can Help” by Billy Swan 1974
“Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro 1968
“Take Me Home,Country Roads” by John Denver 1971
“Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” by Crystal Gayle 1977
That’s some of the tunes that crossed over from Country to Top 40,
Can you think of more?


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Re: Country Songs That Crossed Over To Top 40 Radio

Post by TheForce » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 pm

Lady by Kenny Rogers is so amazing! Do you consider Juice Newton country? Ever on Top 40?


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Re: Country Songs That Crossed Over To Top 40 Radio

Post by stopnswop2 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:17 pm

Juice Newton is sorta a Country/Pop crossover


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Re: Country Songs That Crossed Over To Top 40 Radio

Post by Oldies 84 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:24 pm

TheForce wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Lady by Kenny Rogers is so amazing! Do you consider Juice Newton country? Ever on Top 40?
There’s tons of Crossover tunes so we could be here for a while, I have a lot of this stuff on CD, I had a chance to do a Country Format in Seattle for a few weeks as a fill in Jock it was pretty cool. And yes Juice Newton is country and has crossed over to pop as well.
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Re: Country Songs That Crossed Over To Top 40 Radio

Post by stopnswop2 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:25 pm

Some more Country/Pop Crossover artists:

Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Bonnie Raitt, Lonestar, Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks, John Denver, Wynonna Judd, Maywood, The Eagles, Pussycat, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt,


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Re: Country Songs That Crossed Over To Top 40 Radio

Post by stopnswop2 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:26 pm

My favorite Juice Newton song is "Queen Of Hearts"


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Re: Country Songs That Crossed Over To Top 40 Radio

Post by CK-722 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:10 pm

El Paso-Marty Robbins

From 1959-1960, The Quintessential Country to Top 40 Crossover.


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