Daily Top Five: Favorite First Singles

Pam Tillis Deep DownOn the first day of the new month, we’re asking you to share your favorite first singles from an album or compilation.

Here’s my list:

  1. Trisha Yearwood, “Wrong Side of Memphis”
  2. Pam Tillis, “Deep Down”
  3. Tim McGraw, “Please Remember Me”
  4. Sawyer Brown, “Cafe on the Corner”
  5. Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready to Make Nice”


  1. 1.. When I Woke Up Today – Wade Bowen (eponymous)
    2. That Look – Aaron Watson (The Underdog)
    3. Young – Kenny Chesney (No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems)
    4. Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw (Live Like You Were Dying)
    5. Carlene – Phil Vassar (eponymous)

  2. Females:
    1. Sara Evans, “Backseat of a Greyhound Bus”
    2. Wynonna Judd, “She Is His Only Need”
    3. Alison Krauss & Union Station, “The Lucky One”
    4. Kelly Willis, “If I Left You”
    5. Patty Loveless, “You Can Feel Bad”

    1. Brad Paisley, “Two People Fell In Love”
    2. Diamond Rio, “Walkin’ Away”
    3. Travis Tritt, “More Than You’ll Ever Know”
    4. Nickel Creek, “This Side”
    5. Don Williams, “I Just Come Here for the Music”

  3. 1. Ty Herndon – What Mattered Most
    2. Hal Ketchum – Small Town Saturday Night
    3. Jamie O’Neal – There Is No Arizona
    4. Mary Chapin Carpenter – I Feel Lucky
    5. Kathy Mattea – Goin’ Gone

  4. 1. Please Remember Me – Tim McGraw (A Place in the Sun)
    As much as I love the Rodney Crowell version, which I heard first, something about Tim’s version is just so much more powerful.
    2. Sometimes She Forgets – Travis Tritt (Greatest Hits: From the Beginning)
    Another cover song, but I’ve always loved Travis Tritt. Steve Earle can do no wrong either but Travis’ vocals and production puts this one over.
    3. Paint Me a Birmingham – Tracy Lawrence (Strong)
    The lead off from one of the mini resurgences Tracy Lawrence had in popularity, wish he was still popular, his voice is unmatched to me
    4. She Won’t Be Lonely Long – Clay Walker (She Won’t Be Lonely Long)
    Such a throwback sounding single, when I first heard it I had to Google it to see if it was from the 90’s and I had just forgotten about it.
    5. Best I Ever Had – Gary Allan (Tough All Over)
    The start of the Gary Allan I love. He started slowly letting his pain and emotions into his songs, and used his powerful vocals on material that really shined.

  5. My five:

    1. YOU’RE NO GOOD–Linda Ronstadt (Heart Like A Wheel)
    2. IN THE GHETTO–Elvis Presley (From Elvis In Memphis)
    3. TAKE IT EASY–The Eagles (Eagles)
    4. KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR–Bob Dylan (Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid)
    5. THE SONG REMEMBERS WHEN–Trisha Yearwood (The Song Remembers When)

  6. Pam Tillis- All the Good Ones Are Gone (Greatest Hits)
    Reba-The Fear Of Being Alone ( What If Its You)
    Emmylou Harris- Heartbreak Hill (Bluebird)
    Suzy Bogguss – Hey Cinderella (Something Up My Sleeve)
    Kacey Musgraves- Merry Go Round (Same Trailer Different Park)

  7. 1. Gary Allan- Watching Airplanes (Living Hard)
    2. Jamey Johnson- In Color (That Lonesome Song)
    3. Miranda Lambert- Me And Charlie Talking (Kerosene)
    4. Randy Houser- Anything Goes (Anything Goes)
    5. Lee Brice- She Aint Right (Love Like Crazy)

  8. 1. Please Remember Me: Tim McGraw (A Place In The Sun)
    2. Blue Clear Sky: George Strait (Blue Clear Sky)
    3. Forever and Ever, Amen: Randy Travis (Always & Forever)
    4. Smoke Rings In The Dark: Gary Allan (Smoke Rings In The Dark)
    5 (A). C’est LaVie (You Never Can Tell): EmmyLou Harris (Luxury Liner)
    5 (B). I’d Be Better Off In a Pinebox: Doug Stone (Doug Stone)

  9. In no particular order
    1. What a Woman Knows
    2. How far is Heaven
    3. Please Remember Me
    4. Forever and Ever amen
    5. 26 Cents

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