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songs The Best George Jones Songs  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite George Jones songs, not just singles and hits.

List of the top George Jones songs, as voted on by fans like you. In a way George Jones, or The Possum as he was nicknamed, was the Iggy Pop of country music. A man known just as much for his insatiable self-destructive appetites as his remarkable talent. But as renowned as those appetites were, they never overshadowed that truly a remarkable talent. Jones had a voice of such emotive power that when applied to frequently sad tales of lost love it epitomized the concept of a tear in your beer.

When matched with fellow country singer and frequent romantic sparring partner Tammy Wynette it was pure country gold. There's really no point in pretending there should be anything else at the top of this list than "He Stopped Loving Her Today" but the next 49 tear jerkers are up for your debate as to where they belong in this incredible singer's canon. And feel free to add any you don't see here that gave you a particularly good cry. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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He Stopped Loving Her Today I Am What I Am, Hits I Missed... And One I Didn't

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10 1
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Still Doin' Time Still the Same Ole Me, By Request

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11 2
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The Grand Tour The Grand Tour

5
7 1
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White Lightning White Lightning and Other Favorites

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8 3
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She Thinks I Still Care The New Favorites of George Jones

7
6 2
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8
5 1
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These Days (I Barely Get By) Anniversary: Ten Years of Hits

9
5 1
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I'll Just Take It Out in Love Bartender's Blues

10
5 1
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Golden Ring The Bradley Barn Sessions

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4 1
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The Race Is On More New Favorites

12
4 1
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Someday My Day Will Come Still the Same Ole Me

13
5 3
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Once You've Had the Best The Grand Tour

14
5 3
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Bartender's Blues Bartender's Blues

The Best George Jones Albums of All Time

15
4 2
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Achin’ Breakin’ Heart Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years

16
3 1
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A Picture of Me (Without You) A Picture of Me (Without You)

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3 1
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We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds What's in Our Hearts

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4 3
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Her Name Is... Alone Again, The Grand Tour / Alone Again

20
3 2
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Same Ole Me Still the Same Ole Me

21
2 1
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Bone Dry I Am What I Am

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

22
2 1
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The Door Anniversary: Ten Years of Hits

23
2 1
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Just One More Country and Western Hits

24
2 1
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What Am I Worth Country Song Hits

25
2 1
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Love Bug Love Bug

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2 1
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Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You) Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You)

27
2 2
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I'm a People Famous Country Duets

28
2 2
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Loving You Could Never Be Better George Jones (We Can Make It)

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time

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2 2
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Tender Years King of the Broken Hearts

30
2 2
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2 2
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Why Baby Why Country Song Hits

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33
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Walk Through This World With Me Walk through This World with Me

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Don't Stop the Music Blue & Lonesome

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1 1
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You Comb Her Hair More New Favorites

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Color of the Blues Blue & Lonesome

38
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Memories of Us Memories of Us

39
1 2
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Who Shot Sam The Fabulous Country Music Sound of George Jones

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1 2
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Good Ones and Bad Ones Still the Same Ole Me

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1 2
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A Girl I Used to Know From the Heart

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1 2
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The Window Up Above Country and Western Hits

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What My Woman Can't Do Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You)

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Sometimes You Just Can't Win The New Favorites of George Jones

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Take Me New Country Hits

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We Can Make It George Jones (We Can Make It)

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The Battle The Battle

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Old King Kong Anniversary: Ten Years of Hits

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A Good Year for the Roses The Bradley Barn Sessions