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Texas Music Magazine - Top 50 Texas Classic Songs

Posted: May 23 2012



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This last issue has an essential Texas album list and song list that every Texan should be familiar with if not own.  Below is the top Texas song list.  Let the debate begin!  Good ole West Texas boys in red.

According to Texas Music Magazine here are the Top 50 Classic Texas Songs:

1. “That’ll Be the Day”-Buddy Holly (Lubbock)
2. “Deep in the Heart” of Texas-Gene Autry
3. “Faded Love”-Bob Wills (Hall County)
4. “You’re Gonna Me Me”-The 13th Floor Elevators
5. “For the Sake of the Song”-Townes Van Zandt
6. “Call It Stormy Monday”-T Bone Walker
7. “Oh, Pretty Woman”-Roy Orbison (Wink)
8. “She’s About a Mover”-Sir Douglas Quartet
9. “You Don’t Know Me”-Cindy Walker
10. “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye”-Mickey Newbury
11. “Hide Away”-Freddie King
12. “Honky Tonk Heroes”-Waylon Jennings (Littlefield)
13. “Me and Bobby McGee”-Janis Joplin
14. “Waltz Across Texas”-Ernest Tubb
15. “Crazy”-Willie Nelson
16. “See That My Grave is Kept Clean-Blind Lemon Jefferson
17. “Tighten Up”-Archie Bell
18. I Fought the Law”-Bobby Fuller Four (El Paso)
19. “The Road Goes on Forever”-Robert Earl Keen
20. “Dublin Blues”-Guy Clark (Monahans)
21. “Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground”-Blind Willie Johnson
22. “Dallas”-Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Lubbock)
23. “If I Had a Boat”-Lyle Lovett
24. “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”-Freddie Fender
25. “Love at the Five and Dime”-Nanci Griffith
26. “Texas Flood”-Stevie Ray Vaughan
27. “Mojo Hand”-Lightnin’ Hopkins
28. “Sunday Morning Coming Down”-Kris Kristofferson
29. “Harper Valley PTA”-Jeannie C. Riley
30. “Amarillo by Morning”-George Strait
31. “Wooly Bully”-Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
32. “Tom Moore’s Farm”-Mance Lipscomb
33. “Amor Prohibido”-Selena
34. “Heartaches by the Number”-Ray Price
35. “Clay Pigeons”-Blaze Foley
36. “Makin Pies”-Patty Griffin
37. “Guitar Town”-Steve Earle
38. “Odessa”-Sam Baker
39. “Whiskey River”-Johnny Rush
40. “La Grange”-ZZ Top
41. “Midnight Special”-Leadbelly
42. “Why Baby Why”-George Jones
43. “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal”-Billy Joe Shaver
44. “Mistress”-Caroline Herring
45. “The Wolfman of Del Rio”-Terry Allen (Lubbock)
46. “I Ain’t Living Long Like This”-Rodney Crowell
47. “Two More Bottles of Wine”-Delbert McClinton (Lubbock)
48. “Wide Open Spaces”-Dixie Chicks (Lubbock)
49. “Frosty”-Albert Collins
50. “London Homesick Blues”-Gary P. Nunn (Brownfield)
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