Monday, December 2, 2019

December Retro Country Rewind #MewsicMovesMe

December is all about Christmas in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop, but we wanted to start out the month with our "Retro Country Rewind" feature, a look back at favorite songs that hit #1 during that month from 30, 35, 40 plus years ago...


40 Years Ago - 1979, Happy Birthday Darlin', Conway Twitty

Happy Birthday Darlin' was a huge record for Conway 40 years ago this month, staying at the top of the charts for the final 3 weeks of the year. What I love about this song is that he sings the chorus but speaks the verses. Call me crazy but I find his speaking voice to be just a dreamy as his singing voice. People have often said Conway could've sung the phone book and made it sound good, but to me he also could've just *read* the phone book out loud and I would've been in heaven.



45 Years Ago - 1974, She Called Me Baby, Charlie Rich

Sometimes I feel like I choose Charlie Rich songs for this feature nearly as frequently as Conway, but I really do love his voice. 



35 Years Ago - 1984, Your Heart's Not In It, Janie Fricke

Janie was one of the most popular female country singers of the 1980s. Her career started singing background vocals on records for many big name artists (including Conway) before her unique voice finally got the attention it deserved. 



30 Years Ago - 1989, If Tomorrow Never Comes, Garth Brooks

I'm going to be perfectly honest and say I'm not a Garth Brooks fan. In my personal opinion he was the start of the drastic changes in country music back in the '90s that have only gotten worse as time goes by, leading it to become unrecognizable. That being said, his debut record was a beauty. 



We hope you enjoyed our picks this week!

Let us know if you have a favorite!

13 comments:

Little Binky and Granny said...

Great voices indeed! and great songs too, Mudpie. Grandpaw is a big fan of Garth Brooks and to be honest, Granny and I like his mewsic too😸Pawkisses for a Happy Monday🐾😽💞

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Brian said...

Those were goodies, the Dad remembers those fur sure! Howdy sweet Mudpie!!!

pilch92 said...

Nice choices. I love Garth's song.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

You all sure love good Country Music! We like Johnny Cash (such a soothing voice with heart-meaning).

XmasDolly said...

Retro re-wind is what we were going to do in January. So, y'all better think of more, but these tunes are really awesome together ESPECIALLY Garth Brooks because the had this awesome show on tonite. Did you watch it? He"s a great showman. Have a great day!

Cleo said...

It's Garth all the way for us, Mudpie.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I think I like the Garth myself, but all are good!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Do you listen to Conway's "Happy Birthday Darlin'" on your birthday? We bet you do. Purrs!

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

i had never heard of Janie Fricke -nice to hear a new beautiful voice!

Cathy Keisha said...

I think Pop used to listen to Janie Fricke. That's certainly a name from the past. Next you'll prolly dig out Gail Davies.

John Holton said...

A real good set. Conway's always great, but so's the Silver Fox, and Janie's voice is gorgeous. Even Garth stuck to the formula here.

bookworm said...

By far, Conway Twitty. Although I'm not a country fan, I love Twitty's voice. I sometimes wonder where he would have gone if he had remained in the rock world. Second place was Janie Fricke, an artist new to me. Nice, rich voice. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com