“I hear down there, it’s changed, you see. They’re not as backward as they used to be.”
2003 | Peak: #2 (Europe, Austria, Sweden); #3 (Germany); #8 (U.K.)
Shania Twain at her most deliciously subversive.
“Ka-Ching!” stands in such sharp contrast to her entire catalog that it’s something of a shock that she wrote and recorded it.
1974 | #1
Where to start? How do you begin a review of a song as seemingly universal as this one is? I could go on about what a massive success this song was in all the different versions that were recorded. But for now, I’ll just talk about what a fine record this 1974 original is on its own merits.
1988 | Peak: #1
Strait previewed his eighth studio album, If You Ain’t Lovin’ You Ain’t Livin’, with a cover of a minor hit by Dean Dillon from 1983.
2000 | Peak: #1
Age forty is still seen as more of a milestone, but age thirty might be the best place to neatly divide your life.
McGraw captures that feeling of settling in to who you’re going to be, and the growing confidence that you’re really an adult and that you’ve somewhat established yourself.
1973 | Peak: #1
This haunting little record went on to become Parton’s most covered song. Not bad for a humble tale of a woman simply begging another not to take her man.
2oo3 | #12
The title track and second single of Shania Twain’s Up! album is arguably the finest and fullest realization of Twain’s signature positivity. It also perfectly exemplifies the sheer brilliance of the strategy behind the Up! album.
1994 | Peak: #1
So catchy, so charming, and so full of little funny details that you can forgive him for ripping off “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” so blatantly.
1987 | Peak: #1
Another hit from Strait that revels in his Western Swing roots.
2000 | Peak: #7
McGraw at his most listless. “Some Things Never Change” is an easy listening number that’s so easy to listen to, it might put you to sleep.