Monday, July 13, 2020

July Retro Country Rewind #MewsicMovesMe

Last year we premiered our mewsic feature "Retro Country Rewind," a look back at favorite songs that hit #1 during that month from 30, 35, 40 plus years ago. We have so much fun gathering the songs for it and hope you enjoy our selections. 

Let's take a look at July for this freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop...


45 Years Ago - 1975, Touch the Hand, Conway Twitty

Swoon...



40 Years Ago - 1980, He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones

(Considered by many to be the greatest country song ever written.)



40 Years Ago - 1980, True Love Ways, Mickey Gilley


35 Years Ago - 1985, Love Don't Care (Whose Heart It Breaks), Earl Thomas Conley


30 Years Ago - 1990, The Dance, Garth Brooks

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance 
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Those lyrics pretty much say it all.



Let us know if you have a favorite this month!

13 comments:

XmasDolly said...

Well, that first tune I thought I never heard, but then I listened a bit more & then it all came back to me. What a lovely song it was, but yet touching. Garth Brooks... no them all. Nice choice my friend. Naturally, "He stopped loving her today"... everybody knows that one... that's a classic to say the least. You've got some great pickins here today.. and wow I knew them all! hahaha Have a great day my friend and please wear your mask, stay healthy and God speed! hugs

Mickey's Musings said...

Do you and your mum dance to the music?
Purrs,Georgia and Julie

Brian said...

We enjoyed your tunes today!

Cathy Kennedy said...

M&M,

I don't believe I've heard a single one of these tunes before today. Mikey Gilley's style is more of a match to my ear. When I get a chance I may listen to more of his mewsic. Thanks for sharing the dance floor with us today. Have a boogietastic week!

John Holton said...

I will say that I agree (to a degree) with people's opinion of "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Maybe not the absolute best country song of all time, but certainly up there. Good list!

pilch92 said...

I love The Dance. He Stopped Loving Her Today always makes me sad. It reminds me of how my father loved my mother and stayed single from when she left in 1980 until his death in 2001.

csuhpat1 said...

Such a wonderful selection of songs. Enjoyed all of them.

meowmeowmans said...

Awesome selections, Mudpie and Mom Melissa. I love The Dance and Love Don't Care!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

The Dance has always been one of my favorite country songs. I'm not the biggest Garth fan, but that song is everything I believe.

The Menagerie Mom said...

We always look forward to having you as our DJ on Mondays!

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

mom used to always play Conway Twitty when she cooked dinner!! Now i am hungry

Little Binky and Granny said...

Loved them all, Mudpie, but Garth Brooks is our favourite today. Thank you for the mewsic😸Extra Pawkisses🐾😽💞

bookworm said...

I would have to vote for Love Don't Care. It was upbeat. After George Jones' classic (also the saddest song of all time) and your Conway selection where he sings to the woman ready to leave him, I needed that. The last video didn't play for me. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com