George Strait singles discography

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George Strait discography
Releases
Singles 94
Music videos 17
No. 1 Singles (US) 44

The singles discography of American country music singer George Strait comprises 94 singles. Starting with "Unwound" in 1981, Strait has reached the Top 10 of the Hot Country Songs charts with all but nine of his single releases. He has 44 number ones on the Billboard country charts, the most of any artist.[1] Strait has also amassed 85 top 10 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, second only Eddy Arnold who had 92.[2]

Singles[edit]

1981–1990[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions[3][4]
Album
US Country CAN Country
1981 "Unwound" 6 Strait Country
"Down and Out" 16 14
1982 "If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger
(There's One Coming Home)
"
3 2
"Fool Hearted Memory" 1 1 Strait from the Heart
"Marina del Rey" 6 2
1983 "Amarillo by Morning" 4 1
"A Fire I Can't Put Out" 1 2
"You Look So Good in Love" 1 1 Right or Wrong
1984 "Right or Wrong" 1 1
"Let's Fall to Pieces Together" 1 1
"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" 1 10 Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
1985 "The Cowboy Rides Away" 5 3
"The Fireman" 5 10
"The Chair" 1 1 Something Special
"You're Something Special to Me" 4 4
1986 "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her" 1 1 #7
"It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You" 1 5
"Ocean Front Property" 1 1 Ocean Front Property
1987 "All My Ex's Live in Texas" 1 1
"Am I Blue" 1 1
1988 "Famous Last Words of a Fool" 1 1 If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin'
"Baby Blue" 1 3
"If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" 1 *
"Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye" 1 * Beyond the Blue Neon
1989 "What's Going On in Your World" 1 2
"Ace in the Hole" 1 1
"Overnight Success" 8 7
1990 "Love Without End, Amen" 1 1 Livin' It Up
"Drinking Champagne" 4 3
"I've Come to Expect It from You" 1 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

1991–2000[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
[3][5][4]
Album
US Country US CAN Country
1991 "If I Know Me" 1 1 Chill of an Early Fall
"You Know Me Better Than That" 1 1
"The Chill of an Early Fall" 3 2
1992 "Lovesick Blues" 24 23
"Gone as a Girl Can Get" 5 6 Holding My Own
"So Much Like My Dad" 3 3
"I Cross My Heart" 1 1 Pure Country
1993 "Heartland" 1 1
"When Did You Stop Loving Me" 6 6
"Easy Come, Easy Go" 1 71 1 Easy Come, Easy Go
"I'd Like to Have That One Back" 3 109 3
1994 "Lovebug" 8 114 9
"The Man in Love with You" 4 112 2
"The Big One" 1 4 Lead On
"You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody" 1 111 2
1995 "Adalida" 3 2
"Lead On" 7 8
"Check Yes or No" 1 1 Strait Out of the Box
"I Know She Still Loves Me" 5 8
1996 "Blue Clear Sky" 1 1 Blue Clear Sky
"Carried Away" 1 2
"I Can Still Make Cheyenne" 4 2
"King of the Mountain" 19 27
1997 "One Night at a Time" 1 59 1 Carrying Your Love with Me
"Carrying Your Love with Me" 1 1
"Today My World Slipped Away" 3 7
1998 "Round About Way" 1 1
"I Just Want to Dance with You" 1 61 1 One Step at a Time
"True" 2 1
"We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This" 4 44 2
1999 "Meanwhile" 4 38 1 Always Never the Same
"Write This Down" 1 27 1
"What Do You Say to That" 4 45 2
2000 "The Best Day" 1 31 7 Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
"Go On" 2 40 1 George Strait
"Don't Make Me Come Over There and Love You" 17 102 *
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

2001–2010[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[3][5][6][7] Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country US US
Pop
CAN
2001 "If You Can Do Anything Else" 5 51 George Strait
"Run" 2 34 The Road Less Traveled
2002 "Living and Living Well" 1 27
"She'll Leave You with a Smile" 1 23
2003 "Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa" 11 69 Honkytonkville
"Cowboys Like Us" 2 38
2004 "Desperately" 6 44
"I Hate Everything" 1 35 50 Number Ones
2005 "You'll Be There" 4 54 87 Somewhere Down in Texas
"She Let Herself Go" 1 54
2006 "The Seashores of Old Mexico" 11 85
"Give It Away" 1 35 47 It Just Comes Natural
"It Just Comes Natural" 1 58
2007 "Wrapped" 2 71 63
"How 'bout Them Cowgirls" 3 49 67
2008 "I Saw God Today" 1 33 65 60 Troubadour
"Troubadour" 7 54 74
"River of Love" 1 59 77
2009 "Living for the Night" 2 53 72 Twang
"Twang" 14 100
2010 "I Gotta Get to You" 3 70
"The Breath You Take" 6 63 90
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2011–present[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[6][7] Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country US Country Airplay
[11]
US CAN Country
[12]
CAN
2011 "Here for a Good Time" 2 46 66 Here for a Good Time
"Love's Gonna Make It Alright" 3 61
2012 "Drinkin' Man" 37
"Give It All We Got Tonight" 7 2 43 30 72 Love Is Everything
2013 "I Believe" 50
"I Got a Car" 23 17 89 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions[5] Album
US Country US CAN
2007 "Shiftwork"[A] Kenny Chesney 2 47 61 Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates

Other charted songs[edit]

B-sides[edit]

The following songs are B-sides that charted separately.

Year Song Peak positions[3][5] Original A-side
US Country
1990 "Hollywood Squares" 67 "Overnight Success"
1996 "Do the Right Thing" 69 "Carried Away"
1997 "Won't You Come Home (And Talk to a Stranger)" 70 "One Night at a Time"
2001 "The Real Thing" 60 "Run"
2004 "Honk If You Honky Tonk" 45 "Desperately"

Christmas songs[edit]

The following songs charted from Christmas airplay.

Year Song Peak positions[3][5] Album
US Country
1996 "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" 73 Merry Christmas Strait to You!
1998 "Merry Christmas Strait to You" 58
2000 "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (re-entry) 69
"I Know What I Want for Christmas" 73 Merry Christmas Wherever You Are
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" 72
"Jingle Bell Rock" 69
2001 "Old Time Christmas" 62
2002 "Christmas Cookies" 33 A Country Christmas 1999

Other charted songs[edit]

The following songs charted from unsolicited airplay.

Year Song Peak chart
positions[3][5]
Album
US Country CAN Country
1992 "Overnight Male" 70 Pure Country
1998 "You Haven't Left Me Yet" 59 79 One Step at a Time
1999 "You Haven't Left Me Yet" (re-entry) 59
"I Look at You" 75 Always Never the Same
"Peace of Mind" 74
"One of You" 73
"Always Never the Same" 69
2000 "Murder on Music Row" (with Alan Jackson) 38 47 Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
2002 "Designated Drinker" (with Alan Jackson) 44 Drive
"Stars on the Water" 50 The Road Less Traveled
2005 "Texas" 35 Somewhere Down in Texas
2007 "Shiftwork" (with Kenny Chesney)[B] 42 Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
2009 "El Rey" 58 Twang
"Twang"[B] 51
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Notes[edit]

  • A^ As a single, "Shiftwork" was credited only to Chesney until February 2008.
  • B^ Charted as an album cut before its official release as a single.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1983 "You Look So Good in Love"
1985 "The Chair" Marc Ball
1987 "Amarillo by Morning"
1989 "Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye" John Lloyd Miller
1991 "If I Know Me" Bill Young
1992 "I Cross My Heart" Charley Randazzo
1993 "Heartland" Christopher Cain
1994 "The Man in Love with You" Bill Young
1995 "Check Yes or No" John Lloyd Miller
1997 "Carrying Your Love with Me" Christopher Cain
1999 "Write This Down" (Live) Deaton Flanigen/Bill Young/Jack Hattingh
2000 "Don't Make Me Come Over There and Love You" Gerry Wenner
2002 "She'll Leave You With a Smile" (Live) Bud Schaetzle
2006 "The Seashores of Old Mexico" Trey Fanjoy
2008 "Troubadour"
2009 "Living for the Night" (Live) Shaun Silva

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Director
2004 "Hey Good Lookin'" (with Jimmy Buffett, Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and Toby Keith) Trey Fanjoy/Stan Kellam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trust, Gary (2009-12-29). "Best of 2009 by the Numbers". Billboard. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Grein, Paul (May 28, 2014). "Wanna See George Strait’s Final Show? It’ll Cost You". Chart Watch. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f allmusic ((( George Strait > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  4. ^ a b "RPM magazine archives". RPM (magazine). Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 406–408. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ a b George Strait - Hot Country Singles
  7. ^ a b George Strait - Hot 100 Singles
  8. ^ "American single certifications – George Strait – Give It Away". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ "American single certifications – George Strait – I Saw God Today". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ "American single certifications – George Strait – Troubadour". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  11. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ "American single certifications – George Strait – Give It All We Got Tonight". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH