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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270 78
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This sad, loverlorn song is another hit from Hank Williams from 1952.
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298 93
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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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236 64
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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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230 65
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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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219 65
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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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173 49
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A 1951 classic ballad from Hank Williams that proved to be a popular radio play.
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180 62
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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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159 50
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A 1957 country hit for Marty Robbins
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167 57
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A 1955 hit about the difficult days in the coal mine.
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157 53
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Popular 1952 hit from Hank Williams that was an old to the creole concoction
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146 47
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Another classic 1950s hit from Ray Price
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151 52
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1950 hit by Patty Page that would become that state's official song in the 1960s.
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143 52
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1955 George Jones hit about moonshine
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134 50
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1959 Jim reeves hit written by Joe and Audrey Allison
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116 44
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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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108 41
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1957 Jimmie Rodgers song written by The Weavers.
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112 48
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1952 hit for Ray Price from an original 1946 song by Eddie Miller
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99 40
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this 1956 Elvis hit was the King's first country-pop crossover hit.
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98 40
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Infectious song from the country-pop corssover aritsi Jerry Lee Lewis from 1957
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98 40
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The 1950 hit that launched Hank Snow's career in country music.
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103 44
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1952 Ray Price hit that spent 20 weeks on the chart.
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91 37
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1956 hit for crooner Marty Robbins
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77 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"