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Johnny Cash tops ‘greatest country songs’ list

Johnny Cash tops ‘greatest country songs’ list

TOPS: In this Oct. 1986 file photo, country music legend Johnny Cash performs in Jackson, Tenn. Photo: Associated Press/Mark Humphrey

Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line” has topped a new Rolling Stone magazine poll of the Greatest Country Songs of All Time.

The 1956 tune tops Patsy Cline’s 1961 classic “Crazy” and Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin’ on the Corner)” by Jimmie Rodgers round out the top five.

Meanwhile, the modern country stars are represented by Taylor Swift, who just makes the top 25 at 24 with “Mean.”

The top 10 is:
1. “I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash
2. “Crazy” by Patsy Cline
3. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams
4. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones
5. “Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin’ on the Corner)” by Jimmie Rodgers
6. “Stand by Your Man” by Tammy Wynette
7. “You Don’t Know Me” by Ray Charles
8. “Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard
9. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton
10. “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” by Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings.

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