Top 40 Hot Country Songs Of The 1980s

Below are the Top 40 Hot Country Songs in alphabetical order using the last Billboard country song chart week of each year from 1980 to 1989. These charts are created using the most popular country songs reported to Billboard by various services like country radio stations, streaming digital services, digital downloads, etc. in the United States. Over the years, the charts have gone through a series of name changes. Currently, the chart is called “Hot Country Songs”. Previous chart names included “Hot C&W Sides”, “Hot Country Singles”, and “Hot Country Singles & Tracks.”

Table of Contents

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1980

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1980 were: One In A Million by Johnny Lee, I Think I’ll Stay Here And Drink by Merle Haggard, and Lovers Live Longer by The Bellamy Brothers.

  1. 1959 by John Anderson
  2. 9 TO 5 by Dolly Parton
  3. A BRIDGE THAT JUST WON’T BURN by Conway Twitty
  4. ACAPULO by Johnny Duncan
  5. ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN by Glen Campbell
  6. ARE YOU HAPPY BABY by Dottie West
  7. BEAUTIFUL YOU by The Oak Ridge Boys
  8. COUNTRYFIED by Mel McDaniel
  9. DANCE THE TWO STEP by Susie Allanson
  10. DON’T FORGET YOURSELF by The Statler Brothers
  11. DON’T LOOK NOW (BUT WE JUST FELL IN LOVE) by Eddy Arnold
  12. DON’T YOU EVER GET TIRED OF HURTING ME by Willie Nelson & Ray Price
  13. DOWN TO MY LAST BROKEN HEART by Janie Fricke
  14. FOLLOWING THE FEELING by Moe Bandy And Judy Bailey
  15. GIRLS, WOMEN LADIES by Ed Bruce
  16. GIVING UP EASY by Leon Everette
  17. GOODBYE MARIE by Bobby Goldsboro
  18. HILLBILLY GIRL WITH THE BLUES by Lacy J. Dalton
  19. I FEEL LIKE LOVING YOU AGAIN by T.G. Sheppard
  20. I KEEP COMING BACK/TRUE LIFE COUNTRY MUSIC by Razzy Bailey
  21. I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT by Eddie Rabbitt
  22. I THINK I’LL STAY HERE AND DRINK by Merle Haggard
  23. I’LL BE THERE (IF YOU EVER WANT ME) by Gail Davies
  24. IF YOU GO, I’LL FOLLOW YOU by Porter Wagoner And Dolly Parton
  25. KILLIN’ TIME by Fred Knoblock & Susan Anton
  26. LOST IN LOVE by Dickey Lee
  27. LOVERS LIVE LONGER by The Bellamy Brothers
  28. NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW by Gene Watson
  29. NOBODY IN HIS RIGHT MIND by Dean Dillon
  30. ONE IN A MILLION by Johnny Lee
  31. SILENT TREATMENT by Earl Thomas Conley
  32. SOMEBODYS KNOCKIN’ by Terri Gibbs
  33. SOUTHERN RAINS by Mel Tillis
  34. TEXAS IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR by Mac Davis
  35. THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME by Mickey Gilley
  36. THE BEST OF STRANGERS by Barbara Mandrell
  37. THERE’S ALWAYS ME by Jim Reeves
  38. WHO’S CHEATIN’ WHO by Charly McClain
  39. WHY LADY WHY by Alabama
  40. YOUR MEMORY by Steve Wariner

1981

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1981 were: Love In The First Degree/Ride The Train by Alabama, Fourteen Karat Mind by Gene Watson, and The Woman In Me by Crystal Gayle.

  1. ALL ROADS LEAD TO YOU by Steve Wariner
  2. BLAZE OF GLORY by Kenny Rogers
  3. DIAMONDS IN THE STARS by Ray Price
  4. DO ME WITH LOVE by Janie Fricke
  5. EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES/WILD TURKEY by Lacy J. Dalton
  6. FOURTEEN KARAT MIND by Gene Watson
  7. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BLUE) by Jim Reeves And Patsy Cline
  8. HEADED FOR A HEARTACHE by Gary Morris
  9. HUSBANDS AND WIVES by David Frizzell & Shelly West
  10. I CAN’T SAY GOODBYE TO YOU by Terry Gregory
  11. I JUST CAME HOME TO COUNT THE MEMORIES by John Anderson
  12. I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD by Ronnie Milsap
  13. IT TURNS ME INSIDE OUT by Lee Greenwood
  14. IT’S HIGH TIME by Dottie West
  15. IT’S WHO YOU LOVE by Kieran Kane
  16. LADY LAY DOWN by Tom Jones
  17. LONELY NIGHTS by Mickey Gilley
  18. LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD by Don Williams
  19. LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE/RIDE THE TRAIN by Alabama
  20. MIDNIGHT RODEO by Leon Everette
  21. ONLY ONE YOU by T.G. Sheppard
  22. ONLY YOU (AND YOU ALONE) by Reba McEntire
  23. PLAY SOMETHING WE COULD LOVE TO by Diane Pfeiffer
  24. PREACHING UP A STORM by Mel McDaniel
  25. RED NECKIN LOVE MAKIN NIGHT by Conway Twitty
  26. RODEO ROMEO by Moe Bandy
  27. SHINE by Waylon Jennings
  28. SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT by Eddie Rabbitt
  29. STUCK RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR LOVE by Billy Swan
  30. TELL ME WHY by Earl Thomas Conley
  31. THE ROUND-UP SALOON by Bobby Goldsboro
  32. THE SWEETEST THING (I’VE EVER KNOWN) by Juice Newton
  33. THE WOMAN IN ME by Crystal Gayle
  34. WATCHIN’ GIRLS GO BY by Ronnie McDowell
  35. WHAT ARE WE DOING LONESOME by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
  36. WHO DO YOU KNOW IN CALIFORNIA by Eddy Raven
  37. YEARS AGO by The Statler Brothers
  38. YOU’RE MY BESTEST FRIEND by Mac Davis
  39. YOU’RE MY FAVORITE STAR by The Bellamy Brothers
  40. YOU’RE THE BEST BREAK THIS OLD HEART EVER HAD by Ed Bruce

1982

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1982 were: Wild And Blue by John Anderson, The Bird by Jerry Reed, and A Love Song by Kenny Rogers.

  1. (LOST HIS LOVE) ON OUR LAST DATE by Emmylou Harris
  2. (SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY by Waylon & Willie
  3. 16TH AVENUE by Lacy J. Dalton
  4. A CHILD OF THE FIFTIES by The Statler Brothers
  5. A LOVE SONG by Kenny Rogers
  6. BACKSLIDIN’ by Joe Stampley
  7. CAN’T EVEN GET THE BLUES by Reba McEntire
  8. CHEROKEE FIDDLE by Johnny Lee And Friends
  9. FAKING LOVE by T.G. Sheppard And Karen Brooks
  10. GOING WHERE THE LONELY GO by Merle Haggard
  11. HARD CANDY CHRISTMAS by Dolly Parton
  12. HOLD ON by Gail Davies
  13. I DON’T REMEMBER LOVING YOU by John Conlee
  14. I WISH I WAS IN NASHVILLE by Mel McDaniel
  15. I WONDER by Rosanne Cash
  16. INSIDE/CAROLINA DREAMS by Ronnie Milsap
  17. IT AIN’T EASY BEIN’ EASY by Janie Fricke
  18. LIKE NOTHING EVER HAPPENED by Sylvia (r&b)
  19. LOST MY BABY BLUES by David Frizzell
  20. MARINA DEL REY by George Strait
  21. ONLY IF THERE IS ANOTHER YOU by Moe Bandy
  22. REDNECK GIRL by The Bellamy Brothers
  23. ROMANCE by Louise Mandrell
  24. SAN ANTONIO NIGHTS by Eddy Raven
  25. SOMEBODY’S ALWAYS SAYING GOODBYE by Anne Murray
  26. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG by Earl Thomas Conley
  27. STILL TAKING CHANCES by Michael Murphey
  28. TALK TO ME by Mickey Gilley
  29. THANK GOD FOR KIDS by The Oak Ridge Boys
  30. THE AMERICAN DREAM/IF HEAVEN AIN’T A LOT LIKE DIXI by Hank Williams Jr.
  31. THE BIRD by Jerry Reed
  32. THE ELVIS MEDLEY by Elvis Presley
  33. TIL I GAIN CONTROL AGAIN by Crystal Gayle
  34. TODAY MY WORLD SLIPPED AWAY by Vern Gosdin
  35. VELVET CHAINS by Gary Morris
  36. WHAT SHE DON’T KNOW WON’T HURT HER by Gene Watson
  37. WHY BABY WHY by Charley Pride
  38. WILD AND BLUE by John Anderson
  39. WITH YOU by Charly McClain
  40. YOU AND I by Eddie Rabbitt With Crystal Gayle

1983

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1983 were: Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You) by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, You Look So Good In Love by George Strait, and
Slow Burn by T.G. Sheppard.

  1. A LITTLE GOOD NEWS by Anne Murray
  2. AFTER ALL by Ed Bruce
  3. ANOTHER MOTEL MEMORY by Shelly West
  4. BABY I LIED by Deborah Allen
  5. BACK ON HER MIND AGAIN by Johnny Rodriguez
  6. BLACK SHEEP by John Anderson
  7. DANCE LITTLE JEAN by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  8. DON’T CHEAT IN OUR HOMETOWN by Ricky Skaggs
  9. DOUBLE SHOT (OF MY BABY’S LOVE) by Joe Stampley
  10. DRINKIN’ MY WAY BACK HOME by Gene Watson
  11. DRIVIN’ WHEEL by Emmylou Harris
  12. EV’RY HEART SHOULD HAVE ONE by Charley Pride
  13. HOLDING HER AND LOVING YOU by Earl Thomas Conley
  14. HOUSTON (MEANS I’M ONE DAY CLOSER TO YOU) by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
  15. I CALL IT LOVE by Mel McDaniel
  16. I WONDER WHERE WE’D BE TONIGHT by Vern Gosdin
  17. IN MY EYES by John Conlee
  18. LONESOME 7-7203 by Darrell Clanton
  19. MISS UNDERSTANDING by David Wills
  20. OZARK MOUNTAIN JUBILEE by The Oak Ridge Boys
  21. QUEEN OF MY HEART by Hank Williams Jr.
  22. RUNAWAY HEART by Louise Mandrell
  23. SENTIMENTAL OL’ YOU by Charly McClain
  24. SHOW HER by Ronnie Milsap
  25. SLOW BURN by T.G. Sheppard
  26. STAY YOUNG by Don Williams
  27. STREET TALK by Kathy Mattea
  28. TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT by Willie Nelson With Waylon Jennings
  29. TELL ME A LIE by Janie Fricke
  30. THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES by Merle Haggard
  31. THE AIR THAT I BREATHE by Rex Allen Jr.
  32. THE CONVERSATION by Waylon Jennings With Hank Williams, Jr.
  33. THE SOUND OF GOODBYE by Crystal Gayle
  34. TWO CAR GARAGE by B.J. Thomas
  35. WHY LADY WHY by Gary Morris
  36. WOUNDED HEARTS by Mark Gray
  37. YOU LOOK SO GOOD IN LOVE by George Strait
  38. YOU MADE A WANTED MAN OF ME by Ronnie McDowell
  39. YOU WERE A GOOD FRIEND by Kenny Rogers
  40. YOU’RE A HARD DOG (TO KEEP UNDER THE PORCH) by Gail Davies

1984

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1984 were: Why Not Me by The Judds, She’s My Rock by George Jones, and I Love Only You by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

  1. (THERE’S A) FIRE IN THE NIGHT by Alabama
  2. A LADY LIKE YOU by Glen Campbell
  3. A PLACE TO FALL APART by Merle Haggard
  4. AIN’T SHE SOMETHING ELSE by Conway Twitty
  5. ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS ARE COMING OVER TONIGHT by Hank Williams Jr.
  6. ALL TANGLED UP IN LOVE by Gus Hardin
  7. AMERICA by Waylon Jennings
  8. BABY BYE BYE by Gary Morris
  9. BABY’S GOT HER BLUE JEANS ON by Mel McDaniel
  10. CHANCE OF LOVIN’ YOU by Earl Thomas Conley
  11. CROSSWORD PUZZLE by Barbara Mandrell
  12. DIAMOND IN THE DUST by Mark Gray
  13. DOES FORT WORTH EVER CROSS YOUR MIND by George Strait
  14. GOT NO REASON NOW FOR GOIN’ HOME by Gene Watson
  15. HEARTACHE AND A HALF by Deborah Allen
  16. HOW BLUE by Reba McEntire
  17. I LOVE ONLY YOU by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  18. I’D DANCE EVERY DANCE WITH YOU by The Kendalls
  19. JAGGED EDGE OF A BROKEN HEART by Gail Davies
  20. LEONA by Sawyer Brown
  21. LET ME DOWN EASY by Jim Glaser
  22. MAKE MY LIFE WITH YOU by The Oak Ridge Boys
  23. ME AGAINST THE NIGHT by Crystal Gayle
  24. MISSIN’ MISSISSIPPI by Charley Pride
  25. MY BABY’S GOT GOOD TIMING by Dan Seals
  26. NOBODY LOVES ME LIKE YOU DO by Anne Murray & Dave Loggins
  27. ONE OWNER HEART by T.G. Sheppard
  28. RUNNING DOWN MEMORY LANE by Rex Allen Jr.
  29. SHE’S GONNA WIN YOUR HEART by Eddy Raven
  30. SHE’S MY ROCK by George Jones
  31. SLOW BURNING MEMORY by Vern Gosdin
  32. SOMETHING IN MY HEART by Ricky Skaggs
  33. THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE by Eddie Rabbitt
  34. THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO by B.J. Thomas
  35. TOO GOOD TO STOP NOW by Mickey Gilley
  36. WHATEVER TURNS YOU ON by Keith Stegall
  37. WHY NOT ME by The Judds
  38. WORLD’S GREATEST LOVER by The Bellamy Brothers
  39. YEARS AFTER YOU by John Conlee
  40. YOU TURN ME ON (LIKE A RADIO) by Ed Bruce

1985

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1985 were: Have Mercy by The Judds, Morning Desire by Kenny Rogers, and Bop by Dan Seals.

  1. (BACK TO THE) HEARTBREAK KID by Restless Heart
  2. A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE by Eddie Rabbitt
  3. BETTY’S BEIN’ BAD by Sawyer Brown
  4. BOP by Dan Seals
  5. BURNED LIKE A ROCKET by Billy Joe Royal
  6. COME ON IN (YOU DID THE BEST YOU COULD) by The Oak Ridge Boys
  7. DOWN IN TENNESSEE by John Anderson
  8. FAST LANES & COUNTRY ROADS by Barbara Mandrell
  9. HAVE MERCY by The Judds
  10. HOME AGAIN IN MY HEART by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  11. HURT by Juice Newton
  12. I COULD GET USED TO YOU by Exile
  13. I LOVE YOU BY HEART by Sylvia & Michael Johnson
  14. I SURE NEED YOUR LOVIN’ by Judy Rodman
  15. I TELL IT LIKE IT USED TO BE by T. Graham Brown
  16. IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME by Glen Campbell
  17. IT’S TIME FOR LOVE by Don Williams
  18. JUST IN CASE by The Forester Sisters
  19. LIE TO YOU FOR YOUR LOVE by The Bellamy Brothers
  20. MAKIN’ UP FOR LOST TIME (THE DALLAS LOVERS’ SONG) by Crystal Gayle And Gary Morris
  21. MEMORIES TO BURN by Gene Watson
  22. MORNING DESIRE by Kenny Rogers
  23. NEVER BE YOU by Rosanne Cash
  24. NOBODY FALLS LIKE A FOOL by Earl Thomas Conley
  25. OKLAHOMA BORDERLINE by Vince Gill
  26. OLD SCHOOL by John Conlee
  27. ONLY IN MY MIND by Reba McEntire
  28. PERFECT STRANGER by Southern Pacific
  29. PLEASE BE LOVE by Mark Gray
  30. SHE TOLD ME YES by Chance
  31. SOMEBODY ELSE’S FIRE by Janie Fricke
  32. STAND UP by Mel McDaniel
  33. THE CHAIR by George Strait
  34. THE DEVIL’S ON THE LOOSE by Waylon Jennings
  35. THE LEGEND AND THE MAN by Conway Twitty
  36. THE ONE I LOVED BACK THEN (THE CORVETTE SONG) by George Jones
  37. THERE’S NO STOPPING YOUR HEART by Marie Osmond
  38. THINK ABOUT LOVE by Dolly Parton
  39. YOU ARE MY MUSIC, YOU ARE MY SONG by Charly McClain/Wayne Massey
  40. YOU CAN DREAM OF ME by Steve Wariner

1986

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1986 were: Mind Your Own Business by Hank Williams Jr., Give Me Wings by Michael Johnson, and What Am I Gonna Do About You by Reba McEntire.

  1. BABY I WANT IT by Girls Next Door
  2. BABY’S GOT A NEW BABY by S-K-O
  3. BAD LOVE by Pake McEntire
  4. COWBOY MAN by Lyle Lovett
  5. CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP by The Judds
  6. DEEP RIVER WOMAN by Lionel Richie
  7. FALLIN’ FOR YOU FOR YEARS by Conway Twitty
  8. FIRE IN THE SKY by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  9. FOREVER by The Statler Brothers
  10. GIVE ME WINGS by Michael Johnson
  11. GOTTA HAVE YOU by Eddie Rabbitt
  12. HALF PAST FOREVER (TILL I’M BLUE IN THE HEART) by T.G. Sheppard
  13. HELL AND HIGH WATER by T. Graham Brown
  14. HOMECOMING ’63 by Keith Whitley
  15. HOW DO I TURN YOU ON by Ronnie Milsap
  16. I CAN’T WIN FOR LOSIN’ YOU by Earl Thomas Conley
  17. I’LL COME BACK AS ANOTHER WOMAN by Tanya Tucker
  18. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN EASY by The Whites
  19. IT WON’T HURT by Dwight Yoakam
  20. LEAVE ME LONELY by Gary Morris
  21. LOVE’S GONNA GET YOU SOMEDAY by Ricky Skaggs
  22. ME AND YOU by Donna Fargo
  23. MIDNIGHT GIRL/SUNSET TOWN by Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
  24. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS by Hank Williams Jr.
  25. MORNIN’ RIDE by Lee Greenwood
  26. NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Randy Travis
  27. OH DARLIN’ by The O’Kanes
  28. RIGHT HAND MAN by Eddy Raven
  29. SHE THINKS THAT SHE’LL MARRY by Judy Rodman
  30. STAND ON IT by Mel McDaniel
  31. STRAIGHT TO THE HEART by Crystal Gayle
  32. THE CARPENTER by John Conlee
  33. THEN IT’S LOVE by Don Williams
  34. TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH by Bellamy Brothers With the Forester Sisters
  35. WALK THE WAY THE WIND BLOWS by Kathy Mattea
  36. WHAT AM I GONNA DO ABOUT YOU by Reba McEntire
  37. WHAT YOU’LL DO WHEN I’M GONE by Waylon Jennings
  38. WHEN A WOMAN CRIES by Janie Fricke
  39. WHEN I’M FREE AGAIN by Rodney Crowell
  40. YOU STILL MOVE ME by Dan Seals

1987

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1987 were: Somewhere Tonight by Highway 101, I Prefer The Moonlight by Kenny Rogers, and I Can’t Get Close Enough by Exile.

  1. CRYING SHAME by Michael Johnson
  2. DO YA’ by K.T. Oslin
  3. DO YOU BELIEVE ME NOW by Vern Gosdin
  4. FACE TO FACE by Alabama
  5. GIVE BACK MY HEART by Lyle Lovett
  6. GOIN’ GONE by Kathy Mattea
  7. HEAVEN CAN’T BE FOUND by Hank Williams Jr.
  8. I CAN’T GET CLOSE ENOUGH by Exile
  9. I PREFER THE MOONLIGHT by Kenny Rogers
  10. I WANT A LOVE LIKE THAT by Judy Rodman
  11. I WON’T TAKE LESS THAN YOUR LOVE by Tanya Tucker With Paul Davis & Paul Overstreet
  12. I WOULDN’T BE A MAN by Don Williams
  13. I’LL PIN A NOTE ON YOUR PILLOW by Billy Joe Royal
  14. I’M GONNA MISS YOU, GIRL by Michael Martin Murphey
  15. I’M TIRED by Ricky Skaggs
  16. JUST LOVIN’ YOU by The O’Kanes
  17. LYIN’ IN HIS ARMS AGAIN by The Forester Sisters
  18. OH WHAT A LOVE by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  19. ONE FOR THE MONEY by T.G. Sheppard
  20. ONE FRIEND by Dan Seals
  21. ONE STEP FORWARD by The Desert Rose Band
  22. ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE ME NOW by Crystal Gayle
  23. PLEASE PLEASE BABY by Dwight Yoakam
  24. ROUGH AND ROWDY DAYS by Waylon Jennings
  25. SHE COULDN’T LOVE ME ANYMORE by T. Graham Brown
  26. SOME OLD SIDE ROAD by Keith Whitley
  27. SOMEWHERE TONIGHT by Highway 101
  28. STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE by Glen Campbell
  29. SURE THING by Foster & Lloyd
  30. TELL ME TRUE by Juice Newton
  31. TENNESSEE FLAT TOP BOX by Rosanne Cash
  32. THAT’S MY JOB by Conway Twitty
  33. THE LAST ONE TO KNOW by Reba McEntire
  34. THIS MISSIN’ YOU HEART OF MINE by Sawyer Brown
  35. THIS OLD HOUSE by Schuyler, Knobloch And Bickhardt
  36. THOSE MEMORIES OF YOU by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
  37. TOO GONE TOO LONG by Randy Travis
  38. TWINKLE, TWINKLE LUCKY STAR by Merle Haggard
  39. WHEELS by Restless Heart
  40. WHERE DO THE NIGHTS GO by Ronnie Milsap

1988

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1988 were: When You Say Nothing At All by Keith Whitley, Hold Me by K.T. Oslin, and Love Helps Those by Paul Overstreet.

  1. (IT’S ALWAYS GONNA BE) SOMEDAY by Holly Dunn
  2. A TENDER LIE by Restless Heart
  3. ALL THE REASONS WHY by Highway 101
  4. BIG WHEELS IN THE MOONLIGHT by Dan Seals
  5. BLUE SIDE OF TOWN by Patty Loveless
  6. BORDERLINE by The Shooters
  7. BRIDGES AND WALLS by The Oak Ridge Boys
  8. BURNIN’ A HOLE IN MY HEART by Skip Ewing
  9. CHANGE OF HEART by The Judds
  10. DEEPER THAN THE HOLLER by Randy Travis
  11. DON’T WASTE IT ON THE BLUES by Gene Watson
  12. EARLY IN THE MORNING AND LATE AT NIGHT by Hank Williams Jr.
  13. HIGHWAY ROBBERY by Tanya Tucker
  14. HOLD ME by K.T. Oslin
  15. HOLD ON (A LITTLE LONGER) by Steve Wariner
  16. I JUST CALLED TO SAY GOODBYE AGAIN by Larry Boone
  17. I KNOW HOW HE FEELS by Reba McEntire
  18. I SANG DIXIE by Dwight Yoakam
  19. I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU by The Desert Rose Band
  20. I WISH I WAS STILL IN YOUR DREAMS by Conway Twitty
  21. I’LL LEAVE THIS WORLD LOVING YOU by Ricky Van Shelton
  22. IF YOU AIN’T LOVIN’ (YOU AIN’T LIVIN’) by George Strait
  23. LET’S GET STARTED IF WE’RE GONNA BREAK MY HEART by The Statler Brothers
  24. LIFE AS WE KNEW IT by Kathy Mattea
  25. LONG SHOT by Baillie And The Boys
  26. LOVE HELPS THOSE by Paul Overstreet
  27. MAMA KNOWS by Shenandoah
  28. MY BABY’S GONE by Sawyer Brown
  29. PAINT THE TOWN AND HANG THE MOON TONIGHT by J.C. Crowley
  30. RAININ’ IN MY HEART by Jo-El Sonnier
  31. SHE REMINDED ME OF YOU by Mickey Gilley
  32. SHE’S CRAZY FOR LEAVING by Rodney Crowell
  33. SINCERELY by The Forester Sisters
  34. SONG OF THE SOUTH by Alabama
  35. SPANISH EYES by Willie Nelson
  36. TIL YOU CRY by Eddy Raven
  37. WE MUST BE DOIN’ SOMETHIN’ RIGHT by Eddie Rabbitt
  38. WHAT I’D SAY by Earl Thomas Conley
  39. WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL by Keith Whitley
  40. YOU BABE by Merle Haggard

1989

According to Billboard, the top 3 Songs for 1989 were: Who’s Lonely Now by Highway 101, Out Of Your Shoes by Lorrie Morgan, and Till I Can’t Take It Anymore by Billy Joe Royal.

  1. A WOMAN IN LOVE by Ronnie Milsap
  2. AMY’S EYES by Charley Pride
  3. FAST MOVIN’ TRAIN by Restless Heart
  4. HEARTBREAK HURRICANE by Ricky Skaggs
  5. I CAN’T TURN THE TIDE by Baillie And The Boys
  6. I’VE BEEN LOVED BY THE BEST by Don Williams
  7. IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES by Garth Brooks
  8. IF YOU WANT TO BE MY WOMAN by Merle Haggard
  9. IF YOUR HEART SHOULD EVER ROLL THIS WAY AGAIN by Jo-El Sonnier
  10. IN MY EYES by Lionel Cartwright
  11. IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ by Keith Whitley
  12. IT’S YOU AGAIN by Skip Ewing
  13. LEAVE IT ALONE by The Forester Sisters
  14. MANY A LONG & LONESOME HIGHWAY by Rodney Crowell
  15. MY ARMS STAY OPEN ALL NIGHT by Tanya Tucker
  16. NO MATTER HOW HIGH by The Oak Ridge Boys
  17. NOBODY’S HOME by Clint Black
  18. ON SECOND THOUGHT by Eddie Rabbitt
  19. ONE MAN WOMAN by The Judds
  20. OUT OF YOUR SHOES by Lorrie Morgan
  21. OVERNIGHT SUCCESS by George Strait
  22. QUIT WHILE I’M BEHIND by Jennifer McCarter & The McCarters
  23. SHE’S GONE, GONE, GONE by Glen Campbell
  24. SHE’S GOT A MAN ON HER MIND by Curtis Wright
  25. SIMPLE MAN by The Charlie Daniels Band
  26. SOUTHERN STAR by Alabama
  27. START ALL OVER AGAIN by The Desert Rose Band
  28. STATUE OF A FOOL by Ricky Van Shelton
  29. TELL ME WHY by Jann Browne
  30. THAT JUST ABOUT DOES IT by Vern Gosdin
  31. THE CENTER OF MY UNIVERSE by The Bellamy Brothers
  32. THERE GOES MY HEART AGAIN by Holly Dunn
  33. THERE YOU ARE by Willie Nelson
  34. TILL I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE by Billy Joe Royal
  35. TWO DOZEN ROSES by Shenandoah
  36. WALK SOFTLY ON THIS HEART OF MINE by The Kentucky Headhunters
  37. WHEN I COULD COME HOME TO YOU by Steve Wariner
  38. WHEN IT’S GONE by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  39. WHERE’VE YOU BEEN by Kathy Mattea
  40. WHO’S LONELY NOW by Highway 101