Take a look at the below list of George Jones Top 10 Songs of All Time. Long after his demise, George Jones continues to be treasured by generations of die-hard fans who feel that his songs are personally impressive. Jones can soak up all drops of sentiments and sings the most primitive meaning out of the same. He had art, voice, and life. The musician is blessed with a natural eloquent voice with a fabled intensity, and his stirring tone is perfect for a musical king in the country world. The New York Times described Jones as ‘the finest, most riveting singer in country music.’ Below are the best ten songs by George Jones:
List of Top 10 Songs by George Jones of all time:
10. ‘Who’s Gonna Fill their Shoes.’
In the song, George Jones does honor his childhood heroes, traditional country music as well as colleagues. In the track titled ‘Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,’ the artist pays tribute to singers like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Alan Jackson, Lefty Frizzel and Kenny Chesney. He wonders whether there is any person who can ever do what these musicians do and whether they are replaceable. ‘We hope there will be someone to fill their shoes.’
9. ‘The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)
George stops at a Quick sack to buy beers and cigarettes. After he is done buying all that he wants, an old man looks at his ‘Corvette’ and tells him that he had the same, but another man took her away from him. The girl was boiling and was every young man’s dream, in fact, she turned heads in town. The girl loved fun, and that is exactly how Jones’ corvette behaves. She reminds the old man ‘the one he loved back then.’
8. ‘The Grand Tour.’
In 1973, Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorced, and the then ‘King of Rock n’ Roll’ sung a track called ‘Separate Ways,’ which was based on the couple’s actual story. Two years after that, George Jones produced his track known as ‘The Grand Tour’ divorced his wife Wynette Tammy, and that is the origin of this song. He invites anyone who wants to have a ‘grand tour’ to join him. However, the tour is in a lonely house that was a ‘home sweet home’ one day. He has nothing to sell, all he can do is tell some bone-chilling stories.
7. ‘I’ll Share My World With You.’
‘I’ll Share My World With You’ is a 1969 song by George Jones that fails to reach position one because another song gets in its way. ‘Stand By Your Man’ by Tammy Wynette goes to the top and blocks ‘I Share My World With You.’ As ironical as you may think, Wynette was once a backup vocalist for her future husband who received little credit, if any at all. The song is, however, a fan favorite and a global hit.
6. ‘Window Up Above.’
‘Window Up Above’ is a song penned by Jones and recorded in 1960. The musician placed the track at position two on the ‘Billboard Hot Country’ singles charts. Gilley Mickey covers the same song in the year 1975 and takes it to position one. He sings about the new way of life that he has been living and how much he loves it. However, storms are starting to gather, and their home is about to be wrecked. He has been watching all that from a ‘window up above.’This is one of the George Jones Top 10 Songs of All Time.
5. ‘White Lightning.’
In the song, George Jones gives a story, and the story flows so well with his sweet voice. One special thing about the track is that Jones takes it so fast, which makes it funny and catchy. The ‘G’ men, the revenuers as well as the ‘T’ men are trying to look for a place where the man made his beer. ‘Sshooo, white lightning.’
4. ‘The Race Is On.’
After hits like ‘Window Above’ and ‘She Thinks I Still Care,’ Jones decides to turn things around and produces another solid country hit. “The Race is On’ has a novel analogy of horse racing and love. Brown Sawyer also covered the track in 1989. The musician sings about loneliness and pain, and the sorrow cannot be hidden, since he will break. The race is however on, and the headaches, as well as the pain, are about to end.
3. ‘She Thinks I Still Care.’
The classic country track peaks at position one and remains there for over six weeks in the year 1962. ‘She Thinks I Still Care’ is Jones chart topper number three, a masterpiece that makes it covered by Cher, Elvis Presley, Connie Francis, The Kendalls, Anne Murray, Patty Loveless, James Taylor and Michael Nesmith. The song is not a favorite for those who broke up and still think the other person cares about them.
2. ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today.’
‘He Stopped Loving Me’ is the best country track, which is also a landmark record in George’s career. Many polls have placed the track on top, and it is compared to hit songs like: ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ by Hank Williams, ‘I Walked The Line’ by Johnny Cash as well as ‘Crazy’ by Patsy Cline. The Funny thing is that Jones thought the track was sad and morbid; thus no one would be interested. The song garnered George Jones a Grammy Award for ‘Best Male Country Vocal Performance.’
1. ‘Walk Through This World With Me.’
The song is Jones fourth position one record as well as the 56th offering to country charts which is more than just a single. It is a well-crafted masterpiece and a love song that is danced by millions of brides and bridegrooms across the whole globe. The record has romantic sentiments that carry love memories whenever the song plays. Who would not want someone who walks the world with them? What a sweet song.
George Jones Most Shocking Song:
When the Last Curtains Fall
George Jones sings that the words she told him sting, but there is no happiness to watch her falling at her knees. He thinks that there is no sweet revenge, and therefore it is better to forgive and move on. There is no need of cheering or applauding ‘when the last curtain falls.’ The silence is loud, and both of them know, but there is no joy ‘when the last curtain falls.’
George Jones is a legend, and he left us the best music. His voice and his messages are the best, and we still love him although he already passed on. Rest In Peace George Jones, we will always remember and love you.