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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
1.1964

Workin' It Out by Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs

        

MP3

6

21
country
as Flatt & Scruggs
[Columbia 43080]
written by Shel Silverstein  & Walter Raim

video

The Serendipity Singers
2.12/1965

Plastic by The Serendipity Singers

        

MP3

3

118
US
[Philips 40331]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Johnny Cash
3.09/1966

Boa Constrictor by Johnny Cash

        

MP3

from Everybody Loves a Nut   Everybody Loves a Nut 

CD

MP3

4

107
US
39
country
[Columbia 43763]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Claude King
4.1967

Yellow Haired Woman by Claude King

        

MP3

1

59
country
[Columbia 44340]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

The Irish Rovers
The Unicorn5.03/1968

 ③  The Unicorn by The Irish Rovers

        

MP3

148

7
US
2
AC
[songwriter #3 hit]
[Decca 32254]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Faron Young
6.1969

Your Time's Comin' by Faron Young

        

MP3

from Wine Me Up    

CD

MP3

14

4
country
[Mercury 72983]
written by Kris Kristofferson & Shel Silverstein 

video

Johnny Cash
A Boy Named Sue7.07/1969

 ①  A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash

        

MP3

from Johnny Cash at San Quentin   Johnny Cash at San Quentin 

CD

MP3

287

2
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country
4
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[recorded live at san quentin prison]
[noverly]
[Columbia 44944]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Clay Hart
8.1970

If I'd Only Come and Gone by Clay Hart

        

MP3

1

62
country
[Metromedia 172]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Jerry Lee Lewis
9.1970

Once More with Feeling by Jerry Lee Lewis

        

MP3

from She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye    

CD

MP3

18

2
country
[Smash 2257]
written by Kris Kristofferson & Shel Silverstein 

video

Willie Nelson
10.1970

Once More with Feeling by Willie Nelson

        

MP3

from Both Sides Now    

CD

MP3

2

42
country
written by Kris Kristofferson & Shel Silverstein 

video

Claude Gray
11.1970

The Cleanest Man in Cincinnati by Claude Gray

        

MP3

1

54
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Waylon Jennings
12.10/1970

The Taker by Waylon Jennings

        

MP3

from The Taker/Tulsa   The Taker/Tulsa 

CD

MP3

18

94
US
5
country
[RCA 47-9885]
written by Kris Kristofferson & Shel Silverstein 

video

Sammi Smith
13.1971

For the Kids by Sammi Smith

        

MP3

from Lonesome    

CD

MP3

5

27
country
[Mega 0039]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Ray Sanders
14.1971

Judy by Ray Sanders

        

MP3

from Judy    

CD

MP3

2

38
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Tex Ritter
15.1972

Comin' After Jinny by Tex Ritter

        

MP3

1

67
country
[Capitol 3457]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Loretta Lynn
16.1972

Here I Am Again by Loretta Lynn

        

MP3

from Here I Am Again    

CD

MP3

16

3
country
[Decca 32974]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

17.1972

One's on the Way by Loretta Lynn

        

MP3

from One's on the Way    

CD

MP3

22

✫1
country
[Decca 32900**]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Dr. Hook
18.04/1972

 ②  Sylvia's Mother by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

from Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show    

CD

MP3

222

5
US
2
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
as Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
[Columbia 45562]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

19.09/1972

Carry Me, Carrie by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

from Sloppy Seconds   Sloppy Seconds 

CD

MP3

11

71
US
as Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
[Columbia 45667]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Bobby Bare
20.09/1972

Sylvia's Mother by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from What Am I Gonna Do    

CD

MP3

8

12
country
[Mercury 73317]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Dr. Hook
21.12/1972

 ④  The Cover of Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

from Sloppy Seconds   Sloppy Seconds 

CD

MP3

120

6
US
[songwriter #4 hit]
as Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Loretta Lynn
22.1973

Hey Loretta by Loretta Lynn

        

MP3

from Love Is the Foundation   Love Is the Foundation 

CD

MP3

16

3
country
[MCA 40150]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Cal Smith
23.1973

I Can Feel the Leavin' Coming Out / I've Loved You All Over the World by Cal Smith

        

MP3

from Cal Smith   Cal Smith 

CD

MP3

5

25
country
[MCA 40061]
written by Shel Silverstein  & Glenn Johnson

video

Ernest Tubb
24.1973

I've Got All the Heartaches I Can Handle by Ernest Tubb

        

MP3

from I've Got All the Heartaches I Can Handle    

CD

MP3

1

93
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Doyle Holly
25.1973

Queen of the Silver Dollar by Doyle Holly

        

MP3

from Doyle Holly    

CD

MP3

4

29
country
[Barnaby 5018]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Shel Silverstein
26.02/1973

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout (Would Not Take the Garbage Out) by Shel Silverstein 

        

MP3

3

107
US
[novelty]
[Columbia 45772]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Dr. Hook
27.07/1973

Roland the Roadie and Gertrude the Groupie by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

from Belly Up!    

CD

MP3

8

83
US
as Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
[Columbia 45878]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

28.09/1973

Life Ain't Easy by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

from Belly Up!    

CD

MP3

12

68
US
as Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
[Columbia 45925]
written by Ray Sawyer & Shel Silverstein 

video

Bobby Bare
29.09/1973

You Know Who by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from I Hate Goodbyes/Ride Me Down Easy    

CD

MP3

4

30
country
[RCA APBO 0063]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Brenda Lee
30.1974

Big Four Poster Bed by Brenda Lee

        

MP3

from Now    

CD

MP3

14

4
country
[MCA 40262]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Tompall Glaser
31.1974

Musical Chairs by Tompall Glaser

        

MP3

from Tompall (Sings the Songs of Shel Silverstein)    

CD

MP3

1

63
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Brenda Lee
32.1974

Wrong Ideas by Brenda Lee

        

MP3

from New Sunrise    

CD

MP3

12

6
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Bobby Bare
33.01/1974

 ⑤  Daddy What If by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Lullabyes, Legends and Lies    

CD

MP3

40

41
US
14
AC
2
country
[songwriter #5 hit]
with Bobby Bare Jr.
[live]
[novelty]
[RCA Victor 0197]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

34.06/1974

Marie Laveau by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Lullabyes, Legends and Lies    

CD

MP3

19

✫1
country
[RCA APBO 0261]
written by Baxter Taylor III & Shel Silverstein 

video

35.12/1974

Singin' in the Kitchen by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Singin' in the Kitchen    

CD

MP3

4

29
country
as Bobby Bare and the Family
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Dr. Hook
36.02/1975

The Ballad of Lucy Jordan by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

7

52
UK
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Bobby Bare
37.04/1975

Back in Huntsville Again by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Hard Time Hungries    

CD

MP3

5

23
country
[RCA 10223]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

38.08/1975

Alimony by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Hard Time Hungries    

CD

MP3

6

18
country
[RCA 10318]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Jim Stafford
39.08/1975

I Got Stoned and I Missed It by Jim Stafford

        

MP3

from Not Just Another Pretty Foot    

CD

MP3

24

37
US
[MGM 14819]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Tompall Glaser
40.11/1975

Put Another Log on the Fire (The Male Chauvinist National Anthem) by Tompall Glaser

        

MP3

from Tompall (Sings the Songs of Shel Silverstein)    

CD

MP3

8

103
US
21
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Dr. Hook
41.1976

A Couple More Years by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

from A Little Bit More   A Little Bit More 

CD

MP3

1

51
country
[Capitol 4280]
written by Shel Silverstein  & Dennis Locorriere

video

Dave & Sugar
42.1976

Queen of the Silver Dollar by Dave & Sugar

        

MP3

from Dave & Sugar    

CD

MP3

4

25
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Bobby Bare
43.04/1976

The Winner by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from The Winner and Other Losers    

CD

MP3

7

13
country
[RCA 10556]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Hank Snow
44.1977

I'm Still Movin' On by Hank Snow

        

MP3

from #104 - Still Movin' On    

CD

MP3

1

80
country
[RCA 11080]
written by Shel Silverstein  & Hank Snow

video

Bobby Bare
45.1977

Red-Neck Hippie Romance by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

1

85
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Even Stevens & Sherry Grooms
46.1977

The King of Country Music Meets the Queen of Rock N Roll by Even Stevens & Sherry Grooms

        

MP3

1

97
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Bobby Bare
47.02/1977

Vegas by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

3

30
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Stella Parton
48.10/1977

The Danger of a Stranger by Stella Parton

        

MP3

from Country Sweet    

CD

MP3

22

15
country
35
UK
written by Even Stevens & Shel Silverstein 

video

Dr. Hook
49.03/1978

More Like the Movies by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

from A Little Bit More   A Little Bit More 

CD

MP3

35

14
UK
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Bobby Bare
50.05/1978

Too Many Nights Alone by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Bare    

CD

MP3

4

29
country
[Columbia 10690]
written by Shel Silverstein  & Even Stevens

video

King Edward IV & the Knights
51.1979

A Couple More Years by King Edward IV & the Knights

        

MP3

1

89
country
written by Shel Silverstein  & Dennis Locorriere

video

Dr. Hook
52.02/1979

All the Time in the World by Dr. Hook

        

MP3

16

54
US
41
AC
82
country
[Capitol 4677]
written by Even Stevens & Shel Silverstein 

video

Marianne Faithfull
The Ballad of Lucy Jordan53.11/1979

The Ballad of Lucy Jordan by Marianne Faithfull

        

MP3

from Broken English   Broken English 

CD

MP3

7

48
UK
written by Shel Silverstein 
Bobby Bare
54.1980

Food Blues by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Drunk and Crazy    

CD

MP3

2

41
country
[Columbia 11365]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

55.02/1980

Numbers by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Down and Dirty    

CD

MP3

8

11
country
[Columbia 11170]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

56.05/1980

Tequila Sheila by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Down and Dirty    

CD

MP3

3

31
country
[Columbia 11259]
written by Shel Silverstein  & Mac Davis

video

57.1983

Diet Song by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Drinkin' from the Bottle    

CD

MP3

1

69
country
[Columbia 04092]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

58.07/1983

The Jogger by Bobby Bare

        

MP3

from Drinkin' from the Bottle    

CD

MP3

3

29
country
[Columbia 03809]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

Johnny Rodriguez
59.1985

Here I Am Again by Johnny Rodriguez

        

MP3

from Full Circle    

CD

MP3

1

69
country
[Columbia 04838 (Epic)]
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

The Marcy Brothers
60.1988

The Things I Didn't Say by The Marcy Brothers

        

MP3

from Missing You   Missing You 

CD

MP3

1

68
country
written by Shel Silverstein 

video

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Top 40 hits53314
Top 10 hits42112
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