Country Songs The Best Country Songs From the 50s  

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Country music is the most popular genre of music and its popularity stems from classic country songs such as these from the 1950s that have paved the way for other, more current artists. The country songs of the 1950s are steeped in Americana and tell the story of ordinary, hard working, hard drinking, and long suffering people just like many of us. 


The songs on this list from top classic country artists such as Don Gibson, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams. Vote up the greatest 1950s country songs, or add a song that makes you love '50s country music it if it isn't already on the list.
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This love song to June Carter is a classic '50s hit from Johnny Cash that is stark, epic, and lovelorn.

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225 59
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This 1950s hit from Patsy Cline peaked at #2 on the charts and essentially launched her storied country career.

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256 74
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This sad, loverlorn song is another hit from Hank Williams from 1952.

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286 90
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This 1951 hit from Hank WIlliams was one in a line of jukebox hits for the country singer throughout the '50s

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223 62
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Marty Robbins
1959 hit for Marty Robbins that featured a Spanish guitar and is an ode to the city of its title.

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210 63
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1959 hit for Johnny Horton that tells of the 1815 battle of new orleans from the perspective of an American Soldier.

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168 46
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A 1951 classic ballad from Hank Williams that proved to be a popular radio play.

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162 54
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A 1955 hit about the difficult days in the coal mine.

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152 49
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A 1957 country hit for Marty Robbins

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172 61
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1958 Don Gibson hit that would go on to be re-recorded by other like Ray Charles

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146 50
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1950 hit by Patty Page that would become that state's official song in the 1960s.

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150 53
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Popular 1952 hit from Hank Williams that was an old to the creole concoction

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137 46
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Another classic 1950s hit from Ray Price

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139 51
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1955 George Jones hit about moonshine

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131 49
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1959 Jim reeves hit written by Joe and Audrey Allison

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114 43
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this Kitty Wells hit was the response to "The Wild Side of LIfe" shortly after its release in 19532 becomeing the housewives country antjem of the early 1950s

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105 39
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1957 Jimmie Rodgers song written by The Weavers.

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99 37
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this 1956 Elvis hit was the King's first country-pop crossover hit.

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97 39
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The 1950 hit that launched Hank Snow's career in country music.

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108 47
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1952 hit for Ray Price from an original 1946 song by Eddie Miller

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95 38
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Infectious song from the country-pop corssover aritsi Jerry Lee Lewis from 1957

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101 43
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1952 Ray Price hit that spent 20 weeks on the chart.

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88 36
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1956 hit for crooner Marty Robbins

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76 34
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Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys, Hank Williams
A 1950 hit for Hank WIliams that topped the charts for weeks on end.

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1956 Elvis hit that was the B-Side to "Don't Be Cruel"