100 Greatest Country Love Songs Of The 80s And 90s

Top 100 Country Love Songs Of The 80s And 90s

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The nostalgia of country music takes sentiments to dizzy heights. The signature sound in country songs make hearts flutter. The 80s and 90s showcased ballads in country music in a new avatar. Here’s a list of the best country love songs of that magical era.

Country music has always appealed to romantics, and there’s reason why. Country songs are an earnest and brutally honest way of expressing emotions through songs. When you listen to a country love song you immediately relate to the lyrics. Country singers and songwriters write simple and meaningful songs that are a slice of reality. The plethora of feelings expressed in country songs connect with the heart. As you listen to country songs, you realize the lines are narratives of life experiences of the singer.

It’s the realistic themes and topics in country music that appeal to the masses.

Country Music in the 80s and 90s

Among the many genres in music, it’s country that is a truthful account of life’s events. The joy of finding love, the glee of young lovers, the turmoil of parting ways, the loss of losing a dear one, the little joys of life, the happiness of raising a family, waiting for a loved one to return, and finding ways to hideaway…are few among the confessional themes and topics that are expressed through country ballads. While country love songs have been an integral part of country music since its early days, it was the 80s and 90s that propelled country love songs to new heights. The dawn of music television in the 80s showcased mainstream country artists in new light.

A number of country artists had monumental mainstream success with their brand of love songs in the 80s and 90s. Furthermore the decades are remembered for launching careers of some of the biggest country artists. A number of country artists had crossover success with their songs. Many country love songs topped both the country and pop charts in the 80s and 90s. Furthermore, ballad formats became increasingly popular in country duets bringing in a new wave of collaborations with artists.

Radio stations dedicated to country music increased significantly in the 80s. Also, record companies started promoting country artists in a big way. A number of country bands and artists struck recording deals with major record companies in the 80s and 90s. Country ballads and country love songs made a big impact globally. Since the year 2000, a new wave of country artists have taken country love songs in a new direction paving the way for new crossover genres.

The space below showcases a list of the best country love songs of the 80s and 90s.

100 Greatest Country Love Songs of the 80s and 90s

  1. Forever and Ever, Amen- Randy Travis (1987)
  2. It’s Your Love- Tim McGraw (1997)
  3. Check Yes Or No- George Strait (1995)
  4. My Best Friend- Tim McGraw (1999)
  5. He Stopped Loving Her Today- George Jones (1980)
  6. Love Is Alive- The Judds (1984)
  7. More Than You’ll Ever Know- Travis Tritt (1996)
  8. I Cross My Heart- George Strait (1992)
  9. I Like It, I Love It- Tim McGraw (1995)
  10. I’d Love To Lay You Down- Conway Twitty (1980)
  11. You’re Still The One- Shania Twain (1994)
  12. I Always Get Lucky With You- George Jones (1983)
  13. She’s In Love With The Boy- Trisha Yearwood (1991)
  14. The Kiss- Faith Hill (1998)
  15. The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)- Juice Newton (1981)
  16. I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried- Rodney Crowell (1987)
  17. Amazed- Lonestar (1999)
  18. Carrying Your Love With Me- George Strait (1997)
  19. Love of My Life- Sammy Kershaw (1997)
  20. Something That We Do- Clint Black (1997)
  21. Life Turned Her That Way- Ricky Van Shelton (1987)
  22. A Tender Lie- Restless Heart (1988)
  23. I Love The Way You Love Me- John Michael Montgomery (1992)
  24. Keeper of the Stars- Tracy Byrd (1994)
  25. When I Call Your Name- Vince Gill (1989)
  26. Love, Me- Collin Raye (1991)
  27. When I Said So- Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black (1999)
  28. Feels So Right- Alabama (1991)
  29. The Way You Love Me- Faith Hill (1999)
  30. The Closer You Get- Alabama (1983)
  31. I Can Love You Like That- John Michael Montgomery (1995)
  32. How Do I Live- LeAnn Rimes (1997)
  33. When I Close My Eyes- Kenny Chesney (1996)
  34. I Want To Be  Loved Like That- Shenandoah (1993)
  35. I Still Believe In you- Vince Gill (1992)
  36. The Sound of Goodbye- Crystal Gayle (1983)
  37. To Make You Feel My Love- Garth Brooks (1995)
  38. My Only Love- The Statler Brothers (1984)
  39. I Do (Cherish You)- Mark Wills (1998)
  40. Close Enough To Perfect- Alabama (1982)
  41. The Heart Won’t Lie- Vince Gill and Reba McEntire (1992)
  42. I Believe In You- Don Williams (1980)
  43. Let’s Make Love- Faith Hill (1998)
  44. When You Say Nothing At All- Keith Whitely (1988)
  45. Livin’ On Love- Alan Jackson (1994)
  46. If I Didn’t Have You- Randy Travis (1992)
  47. She’s Got It All- Kenny Chesney (1997)
  48. Love Of My Life- Sammy Kershaw (1997)
  49. Strawberry Wine- Deana Carter (1995)
  50. I’ll Still Be Loving You- Restless Heart (1988)
  51. You Look So Good In Love- George Strait (1983)
  52. To Be Loved By You- Wynonna Judd (1996)
  53. I Swear- John Michael Montgomerry (1994)
  54. Me and You- Kenny Chesney (1996)
  55. Your Love Amazes Me- John Berry (1993)
  56. I Fell In Love Again Last Night- Forester Sisters (1985)
  57. Meet In The Middle- Diamond Rio (1991)
  58. (This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing- Trace Adkins  (1996)
  59. Anymore- Travis Tritt (1991)
  60. Too Cold At Home- Mark Chestnutt (1990)
  61. You and I- Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gayle (1982)
  62. Breathe- Faith Hill (1999)
  63. When We Make Love- Alabama (1884)
  64. I’d Love You All Over Again- Alan Jackson (1990)
  65. Don’t Close Your Eyes- Keith Whitley (1987)
  66. Unanswered Prayers- Garth Brooks (1991)
  67. Where’ve You Been- Kathy Mattea (1989)
  68. That’s The Thing About Love- Don Williams (1984)
  69. How Forever Feels- Kenny Chesney (1998)
  70. Should’ve Been A Cowboy- Toby Keith (1993)
  71. Never Knew Lonely- Vince Gill (1990)
  72. Your Heart’s Not In It- Janie Frickle (1984)
  73. It’s Like We Never Said Goodbye- Crystal Gayle (1980)
  74. Two Dozen Roses- Shenandoah (1989)
  75. If You See Him/if You See Her- Reba McEntire and Brooks &Dunn (1998)
  76. I Buy Her Roses- Sammy Kershaw (1991)
  77. Until I Met You- Judy Rodman (1986)
  78. Thinkin’ About You- Trisha Yearwood (1995)
  79. Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses- Kathy Mattea (1987)
  80. Look Heart, No Hands- Randy Travis (1992)
  81. I Can’t Reach Her Anymore- Sammy Kershaw (1994)
  82. And Still- Reba McEntire (1994)
  83. It’s Just A Matter of Time- Randy Travis (1989)
  84. Once In A Blue Moon- Earl Thomas Conley (1986)
  85. Baby I Lied- Deborah Allen (1983)
  86. Dust on The Bottle- David Lee Murphy (1994)
  87. Let’s Fall To Pieces Together- George Jones (1984)
  88. Don’t Worry bout’ Me Baby- Janie Fricke (1982)
  89. For All The Wrong Reasons- The Bellamy Brothers (1982)
  90. That’s All That Matters- Mickey Gilley (1989)
  91. Holding Her & Loving You- Earl Thomas Conley (1983)
  92. Daddy’s Hands- Holly Dunn (1986)
  93. Crying My Heart Out Over You- Ricky Skaggs (1981)
  94. You Could’ve Heard A Heart Break- Johnny Lee (1984)
  95. Look At Us- Vince Gill (1991)
  96. From This Moment On- Shania Twain (1997)
  97. No Doubt About It- Neal McCoy (1993)
  98. Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)- The Judds (1985)
  99. I Know How He Feels- Reba McEntire (1988)
  100. Ronnie Milsap- A Woman in Love (1989)

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