top 50 classic texas songs

as listed by Texas Music Magazine

 

1. “That’ll Be the Day”-Buddy Holly (Lubbock)
2. “Deep in the Heart” of Texas-Gene Autry
3. “Faded Love”-Bob Wills (Hall County)
4. “You’re Gonna Me Me”-The 13th Floor Elevators
5. “For the Sake of the Song”-Townes Van Zandt
6. “Call It Stormy Monday”-T Bone Walker
7. “Oh, Pretty Woman”-Roy Orbison (Wink)
8. “She’s About a Mover”-Sir Douglas Quartet
9. “You Don’t Know Me”-Cindy Walker
10. “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye”-Mickey Newbury
11. “Hide Away”-Freddie King
12. “Honky Tonk Heroes”-Waylon Jennings (Littlefield)
13. “Me and Bobby McGee”-Janis Joplin
14. “Waltz Across Texas”-Ernest Tubb
15. “Crazy”-Willie Nelson
16. “See That My Grave is Kept Clean-Blind Lemon Jefferson
17. “Tighten Up”-Archie Bell
18. I Fought the Law”-Bobby Fuller Four (El Paso)
19. “The Road Goes on Forever”-Robert Earl Keen
20. “Dublin Blues”-Guy Clark (Monahans)
21. “Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground”-Blind Willie Johnson
22. “Dallas”-Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Lubbock)
23. “If I Had a Boat”-Lyle Lovett
24. “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”-Freddie Fender
25. “Love at the Five and Dime”-Nanci Griffith
26. “Texas Flood”-Stevie Ray Vaughan
27. “Mojo Hand”-Lightnin’ Hopkins
28. “Sunday Morning Coming Down”-Kris Kristofferson
29. “Harper Valley PTA”-Jeannie C. Riley
30. “Amarillo by Morning”-George Strait
31. “Wooly Bully”-Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
32. “Tom Moore’s Farm”-Mance Lipscomb
33. “Amor Prohibido”-Selena
34. “Heartaches by the Number”-Ray Price
35. “Clay Pigeons”-Blaze Foley
36. “Makin Pies”-Patty Griffin
37. “Guitar Town”-Steve Earle
38. “Odessa”-Sam Baker
39. “Whiskey River”-Johnny Rush
40. “La Grange”-ZZ Top
41. “Midnight Special”-Leadbelly
42. “Why Baby Why”-George Jones
43. “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal”-Billy Joe Shaver
44. “Mistress”-Caroline Herring
45. “The Wolfman of Del Rio”-Terry Allen (Lubbock)
46. “I Ain’t Living Long Like This”-Rodney Crowell
47. “Two More Bottles of Wine”-Delbert McClinton (Lubbock)
48. “Wide Open Spaces”-Dixie Chicks (Lubbock)
49. “Frosty”-Albert Collins
50. “London Homesick Blues”-Gary P. Nunn (Brownfield)

 

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