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Clint Black, John Michael Montgomery Two-Timers on Top 20 Love Songs
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Clint Black with wife, Lisa Hartman Black.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, causing single people to gnash their teeth, men to pony up for flowers and women to get positively squishy about romance.
For kicks, we’ve endeavored to come up with the Top 20 country love songs of all-time, and only two people — Clint Black and John Michael Montgomery — are two-timers on that list. Clint’s “Something That We Do” and “When I Said I Do,” the latter recorded with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, are well thought-out expressions of the work involved in making a relationship last. John Michael’s “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That” lean toward the age-old pop approach of giving love a fairytale stamp. “I Can Love You Like That,” in fact, makes a Cinderella reference; and it’s no coincidence that both songs were simultaneously pop hits at the time John Michael had them on the charts.
The following list is partially subjective but not entirely. It’s mostly a reflection of success on the charts and at awards shows — and in a title’s ability to wear well over time.
Since there are only 20 places here, there were plenty of songs that were considered but didn’t quite make it. And songs about unrequited love or relationships that are essentially over — Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind,” Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” to cite a handle of major examples — were tossed.
Feel free to debate it — tell us what you think we missed in the comments section below!
• Alan Jackson, “Remember When”
• Anne Murray, “Could I Have This Dance”
• Brad Paisley, “Then”
• Clint Black, “Something That We Do”
• Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, “When I Said I Do”
• Collin Raye, “Love, Me”
• Dierks Bentley, “I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes”
• Faith Hill, “Breathe”
• Garth Brooks, “To Make You Feel My Love”
• George Strait, “I Cross My Heart”
• John Michael Montgomery, “I Can Love You Like That”
• John Michael Montgomery, “I Swear”
• Keith Whitley, “When You Say Nothing At All”
• Lady Antebellum, “I Run To You”
• LeAnn Rimes, “I Need You”
• Lonestar, “Amazed”
• Martina McBride, “Valentine”
• Randy Travis, “Forever And Ever, Amen”
• Rascal Flatts, “Bless The Broken Road”
• Tracy Byrd, “Keeper Of The Stars”