Merle Haggard Has Placed 38 Stars On The Country Charts (Sequel 2) 1

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. He was not just a singer but also a guitarist, songwriter, and a fiddler.

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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 second set of No.1 Songs of Merle Haggard. It also includes the stories behind the songs.

Carolyn…

was a song written by Tommy Collins. In addition, it was released in November 1971 as the second single from the album “Someday We’ll Look Back”. The song was Haggard’s eleventh No.1 on the country charts. Remarkably, the single stayed at No.1 for 3 weeks and spent a total of 15 weeks on the charts.

Grandma Harp…

The track was written by Merle Haggard. additionally, it was released in March 1972 as the second single from the album “Let Me Tell You About a Song”. “Grandma Harp” was Merle Haggard’s 12th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in May 1972, remained at No.1 on the chart for two weeks, and spending a total of 14 weeks on the charts.

Furthermore, the song was a reflection of a young man’s grandmother.

It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)…

Hank Cochran and Grady Martin wrote the song and was released in August 1972 as the first single and title track from the album “It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)”. The song was Haggard’s thirteenth No.1 on the country charts. The single smashed as No.1 for 1 week and spent a total of 12 weeks on the country charts.

I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me…

Released in December 1972 as the first single from the album “I Love Dixie Blues”. Merle Haggard composed the song. The song was Haggard’s 14 No.1 on the country charts. Moreover, it was No.1 for a single week and spent a total of 13 weeks on the charts.

Everybody’s Had the Blues …

Merle Haggard wrote the song and was released in June 1973 as the third single from the album “I Love Dixie Blues”. Moreover, “Everybody’s Had the Blues” was a live recording that became Haggard’s 15 No.1 on the country charts. The single stayed at No.1 for 2 weeks and spent a total of 15 weeks on the charts.

Also, the song was a minor pop hit, reaching No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1973.

If We Make It Through December…

was a song written by Merle Haggard. It was released in October 1973 as the lead single from the album “Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present”. Additionally, the hit was the title track on a non-Christmas album 4 months later. It became one of the trademark songs of Merle Haggard’s career.

Things Aren’t Funny Anymore…

Written by Merle Haggard and was released in February 1974 as the first single from the album “Merle Haggard Presents His 30th Album”. Moreover, “Things Aren’t Funny Anymore” was Merle Haggard’s 17 No.1 on the country charts. In addition, the single stayed at No.1 for a single week and spent 10 weeks on the country charts.

Old Man from the Mountain…

Merle Haggard wrote the song and was released in June 1974 as the second single from the album “Merle Haggard Presents His 30th Album”. Additionally, it was Haggard’s eighteenth No.1 on the country charts. Then, the single went to No.1 for a single week and spent a total of 10 weeks on the charts.

Kentucky Gambler…

Was a 1974 song written and originally performed by Dolly Parton. In 1975, Merle Haggard covered “Kentucky Gambler” wherein it was his nineteenth No.1 song on the country charts. Moreover, Merle Haggard’s version stayed as No.1 for a single week and spent a total of 11 weeks on the charts.

Always Wanting You…

Written by Merle Haggard himself. In addition, it was released in February 1975 as the second single from the album “Keep Movin’ On”. The song was Haggard’s twentieth No.1 single on the country charts. Also, it stayed as No.1 one for 2 weeks and spent a total of 10 weeks on the charts.

In 2004, “Always Wanting You” was featured on the radio station K-Rose in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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