Yes, Merle Haggard has a total of 38 No.1 songs on the country charts. Splendid isn’t it? In the course of his career, Merle Haggard was known to be one of the best country artists, one of the most loved legends in the history, and one of the multi-talented people all over the globe. Furthermore, he was not just a singer but also a guitarist, songwriter, and a fiddler.
Merle Haggard might have done something not so good in his early life but the 38 Stars have concealed them all making him the best of the bests.
Here is the final set of No.1 Songs of Merle Haggard. It also includes the stories behind the songs.
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You Take Me For Granted…
The song was Haggard’s twenty-ninth No.1 hit which topped the country charts. It was released in March 1983 as part of his album “Going Where The Lonely Go”. Additionally, Leona Williams penned the song. The single spent a week at No.1 and a total of 13 weeks on the country charts.
Pancho And Lefty…
Townes Van Zandt wrote and originally recorded the song. In 1983, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson made their cover which topped the country charts.
Furthermore, the song was about a Mexican bandit named Pancho and a mysterious character Lefty. Itn addition, it portrayed Pancho’s death with an implication of betrayal of Lefty, his associate, who was paid off by the Mexican Federals.
That’s The Way Love Goes…
The track was a composition of Lefty Frizzell and Sanger D. Shafer. Moreover, it was originally recorded by Johnny Rodriguez.
In November 1983, Merle Haggard recorded his version included on his album “That’s The Way Love Goes”. It topped the chart and spent a total of 21 weeks on the country charts. It was one of Haggard’s most successful single. In fact, it won a Grammy Award for “Best Country Vocal Performance-Male”.
Someday When Things Are Good…
The single became one of the chart-topping hits of Merle Haggard. As a matter of fact, it stayed at No.1 on country charts for a week. The song was co-written by Merle Haggard and was released in March 1984 and one of the singles on his album “His Epic Hits”.
Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room…
The hit was co-written by Merle Haggard and was released in July 1984 as part of his album “It’s All In The Game”. Additionally, the song was Haggard’s thirty-second No.1 song that topped the country charts. In fact, the single spent a week at No.1 and a total of 12 weeks on the country charts.
A Place To Fall Apart…
Merle Haggard co-penned the song as part of his album “It’s All In The Game”. Moreover, the hit was released in October 1984 which topped the country charts. He sang the song with Janie Frickie. In addition, this was the song that Haggard and Frickie worked together.
The hit was written by Freddie Powers and was released in March 1985 as part of his album “It’s All In The Game”. Additionally, the song was Haggard’s thirty-third No.1 song that topped the country charts. Furthermore, his collaboration with Janie Frickie reached No.1 on the country charts, too.
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star…
Merle Haggard and Freddy Powers composed the track and was released in November 1987. Moreover, the song was part of his album “Chill Factor. It topped as the No.1 song on the country charts for a week and spent a total of 15 weeks on the country charts.
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