Top 10 Best George Strait Songs of All Time
George Strait has one of the largest hit song catalog of any artist and has old over 100 million albums worldwide. With 60 number one hits and counting, the success extends beyond country music. He’s one of the best-selling recording artists in the U.S. and here is a list of arguably the best George Strait songs.
Check Yes or No (1995)
The song narrates the history of a romance that extends back to childhood. Its message is hopeful and the sound is sweet. In 1996, it was named CMA Single of the Year.
Amarillo by Morning (1982)
Many consider this Strait’s most famous song, but was never #1. The rodeo ballad talks about being immersed in life on the road and the loss of love during the narrator’s travels.
Write this Down (1999)
A love song from “Always Never the Same”, this timeless song delivers its message differently than others that cover the topic.
Love’s Gonna Make It Alright (2011)
This appears on “Here for a Good Time”, George Strait’s 26th studio album. It’s a promise to a girl to be there through hard times. Written by Al Anderson and Chris Stapleton just for Strait, the song was a #3 hit in the U.S.
Fool Hearted Memory (1982)
The first #1 Country single for Strait, this song was part of The Soldier soundtrack in 1982. It was also recognized by ASCAP as the most played country song that year.
Ocean Front Property (1987)
Written by Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, and Royce Porter, this song says the narrator won’t miss the girl he’s breaking up with. It goes on to say that’s as impossible as finding ocean front property in Arizona, a state that is land locked.
Baby Blue (1988)
This Aaron Barker song was included on the album “If You Ain’t Lovin’, You Ain’t Livin” and a hit in the U.S. A blue-eyed girl is in the narrator’s life for a short time. It was rumored Strait sang it for his daughter who was killed in a car accident.
The song was the title track of the album and Strait’s 86th chart single. A heartfelt ballad, it reflects how content the narrator is with his accomplishments as a troubadour.
I Cross My Heart (1992)
This was yet another number one hit for Strait. It was also part of the “Pure Country” soundtrack. The song was also the first single to the album of the same title. To this day, it’s a staple song to play at weddings.
All My Exes Live in Texas (1987)
Included on “Ocean Front Property”, the song was written by Sanger D. Shafer and Linda J. Shafer. The narrator’s four ex-girlfriends live throughout Texas. He’s in Tennessee and they’re apparently curious about his whereabouts.
These are well-known George Strait songs. Undoubtedly there are many more, including chart-topping smash hits written by himself and some of Nashville’s top songwriters. The list here represents just a few goodies from throughout Strait’s successful career.