Country Annual Top 10 Hits 1970-1979

Below, the songs in my Country Music Library that were top 10 hits in the years indicated. They may be on  45s, By artist or various artist LPs, Reel tapes, Cassettes, or CDs, and are the original recordings. (See below for special notes for this page).
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1970
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#(WKS)
SONG TITLE
ARTIST
1 1(4) Hello darlin' Conway Twitty
2 1(4) Baby baby (I know you're a lady) David Houston
3 1(4) Don't keep me hangin' on Sonny James
4 1(4) Just a matter of time Sonny James
5 1(3) Endlessly Sonny James
6 1(3) He loves me all the way Tammy Wynette
7 1(3) The fightin' side of me Merle Haggard
8 1(3) My Love Sonny James
9 1(2) Tennessee bird walk Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
10 1(2) Is anybody goin' to San Antone Charley Pride
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1971
1 1(5) When you're hot, you're hot Jerry Reed
2 1(4+) Kiss an angel good morning Charley Pride
3 1(4+) Rose Garden Lynn Anderson
4 1(4) Empty arms Sonny James
5 1(4) I'm just me Charley Pride
6 1(3) Easy lovin' Freddie Hart
7 1(3) Help me make it through the night Sammi Smith
8 1(3) I won't mention it again Ray Price
9 1(3) How can I unlove you Lynn Anderson
10 1(3) I'd rather love you Charley Pride
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1972
1 1(6) My hang up is you Freddie Hart
2 1(3) Happiest girl in the whole U.S.A. Donna Fargo
3 1(3) Carolyn Merle Haggard
4 1(3) It's gonna take a little bit longer Charley Pride
5 1(3) Chantilly lace Jerry Lee Lewis
6 1(3) Got the all overs for you (all over me) Freddie Hart & The Heartbeats
7 1(3) Funny Face Donna Fargo
8 1(3) She's too good to be true Charley Pride
9 1(2) If you leave me tonight I'll cry Jerry Wallace
10 1(2) It's four in the morning Faron Young
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1973
1 1(3) You've never been this far before Conway Twitty
2 1(3) Satin sheets Jeanne Pruett
3 1(3) The most beautiful girl Charlie Rich
4 1(2+) She's got to be a saint Ray Price
5 1(2) Behind closed doors Charlie Rich
6 1(2) She needs someone to hold her (when she cries) Conway Twitty
7 1(2) Ridin' my thumb to Mexice Johnny Rodriguez
8 1(2) Teddy bear song Barbara Fairchild
9 1(2) We're gonna hold on George Jones & Tammy Wynette
10 1(2) Love is the foundation Loretta Lynn
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1974
1 1(3+) If we make it through December Merle Haggard
2 1(3) A very special love song Charlie Rich
3 1(2) There won't be anymore Charlie Rich
4 1(2) Rub it in Billy "Crash" Craddock
5 1(2) Another lonely song Tammy Wynette
6 1(2) I love Tom T. Hall
7 1(2) He thinks I still care Anne Murray
8 1(2) I see the want to in your eyes Conway Twitty
9 1(2) Please don't tell me how the story ends Ronnie Milsap
10 1(2) I can help Billy Swan
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1975
1 1(3) Rhinestone cowboy Glen Campbell
2 1(2) Blue eyes crying in the rain Willie Nelson
3 1(2) Touch a hand Conway Twitty
4 1(2) Wasted days and wasted nights Freddy Fender
5 1(2) Daydreams about nigings Ronnie Milsap
6 1(2) Before the next teardrop falls Freddy Fender
7 1(2) Always wanting you Merle Haggard
8 1(1+) Convoy* C.W. McCall
9 1(1) Feelins' Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
10 1(1) It's time to pay the fiddler Cal Smith
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1976
1 1(4+) Convoy* C.W. McCall
2 1(3) Good hearted woman Waylon & Willie
3 1(3) Teddy bear Red Sovine
4 1(2) Thinkin' of a rendezvous Johnny Duncan
5 1(2) Somebody somewhere (don't know what he's missin' tonight) Loretta Lynn
6 1(2) You and me Tammy Wynette
7 1(2) One piece at a time Johnny Cash
8 1(2) Good woman blues Mel Tillis
9 1(2) El Paso city Marty Robbins
10 1(2) (I'm a) Stand by my woman man Ronnie Milsap
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1977
1 1(6) Luckenbach, Texas (back to the basics of love) Waylon Jennings
2 1(4+) Here you come again Dolly Parton
3 1(4) Don't it make my brown eyes blue Crystal Gayle
4 1(4) Heaven's just a sin away The Kendalls
5 1(3) It was almost like a song Ronnie Milsap
6 1(3) Rollin' with the flow Charlie Rich
7 1(2) Lucille Kenny Rogers
8 1(2) Near you George Jones & Tammy Wynette
9 1(2) The Wurlitzer prize (I don't want to get over you) Waylon Jennings
10 1(2) Southern nights Glen Campbell
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1978
1 1(4) Mammas dont let your babies grow up to be cowboys Waylon & Willie
2 1(3) Sleeping single in a double bed Barbara Mandrell
3 1(3) Only one love in my life Ronnie Milsap
4 1(3) Heartbreaker Dolly Parton
5 1(3) I've always been crazy Waylon Jennings
6 1(2+) The Gambler Kenny Rogers
7 1(2) Take this job and shove it Johnny Paycheck
8 1(2) Talking in your sleep Crystal Gayle
9 1(2) Don't break the heart that loves you Margo Smith
10 1(2) Someone loves you honey Charley Pride
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1979
1 1(3) Every which way but loose Eddie Rabbitt
2 1(3) Amanda Waylon
3 1(3) I just fall in love again Anne Murray
4 1(3) Golden tears Dave & Sugar
5 1(3) If I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me Bellamy Brothers
6 1(2+) Happy birthday darlin' Conway Twitty
7 1(2) She believes in me Kenny Rogers
8 1(2) You're the only one Dolly Parton
9 1(2) Come with me Waylon
10 1(2) Why have you left the one you left me for Crystal Gayle
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Notes: (*) indicates that the song was a top 10 hit in more than one year. (+) sign after the (WKS) indicates not a full additional week in the calendar year listed, but good enough to make the top 10. It's rank in each year is proportional to the weeks spent at #1 in that year. BOLD PRINT indicates song was also a hit on the pop charts at the same time (but not necessarily a pop top 10 hit). 1971 was only the second year since the Country chart debuted in 1944 that ALL the top 10 hits also charted on the "Hot 100" pop chart (1958 was the first)."Waylon Jennings" recorded as "Waylon"  from late 1978 through early 1983. His duets with "Willie Nelson" were listed only as "Waylon & Willie". The decade's biggest chart hit is in RED.