George Strait: The Singles

Portrait of George Strait

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George Strait is known as the King of Country, and with over 57 No. 1 songs, he sure has something to back up that statement. In 2009, The Academy of Country Music named him the ACM Artist of the Decade. He joins only four other artists that have received this honor—Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988, and Garth Brooks in 1998.

This list includes all of George Strait's single releases, along with chart position of each of them. We've also listed which album the singles were from, as well as our album reviews, where applicable.

Singles, Release Dates, and Peak Position by Album

Strait Country

  • "Unwound" 4/23/81 #6
  • "Down And Out" 8/28/81 #16
  • "If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger (There's One Coming Home)" 1/7/82 #3

Strait From the Heart

  • "Fool Hearted Memory" 5/27/82 #1
  • "Marina Del Rey" 9/16/82 #6
  • "Amarillo By Morning" 1/13/83 #4
  • "A Fire I Can't Put Out" 5/19/83 #1

Right or Wrong

  • "You Look So Good In Love" 9/22/83 #1
  • "Right or Wrong" 1/25/84 #1
  • "Let's Fall To Pieces Together" 5/17/84 #1

Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind

  • Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" 9/4/84 #1
  • The Cowboy Rides Away" 1/14/85 #5
  • The Fireman" 5/6/85 #5

Something Special

  • "The Chair" 8/26/85 #1
  • "You're Something Special To Me" 12/23/85 #4

Number Seven

  • "Nobody In His Right Mind Would Have Left Her" 4/21/86 #1
  • "It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You" 8/25/86 #1

Ocean Front Property

  • "Ocean Front Property" 12/22/86 #1
  • "All My Ex's Live In Texas" 4/6/87 #1
  • "Am I Blue" 8/3/87 #1

If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

  • "Famous Last Words Of A Fool" 1/11/88 #1
  • "Baby Blue" 4/25/88 #1
  • "If You Ain't Lovin (You Ain't Livin)" 8/22/88 #1

Beyond the Blue Neon

  • "Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye" 12/26/88 #1
  • "What's Going On In Your World" 4/3/89 #1
  • "Ace In The Hole" 7/17/89 #1
  • "Overnight Success" 11//6/89 #5

Livin' It Up

  • "Love Without End, Amen" 4/6/90 #1 (Five weeks)
  • "Drinking Champagne" 7/20/90 #3
  • "I've Come To Expect It From You" 10/22/90 #1 (Five weeks)

Chill of an Early Fall

  • "If I Know Me" 3/12/91 #1(Two weeks)
  • "You Know Me Better Than That" 6/11/91 #1
  • "Chill Of An Early Fall" 9/23/91 #1
  • "Love Sick Blues" 1/7/92 #16

Holding My Own

  • "Gone As A Girl Can Get" 4/6/92 #4
  • "So Much Like My Dad" 6/29/92 #1

Pure Country

  • "I Cross My Heart 9/14/92" #1 (Two weeks)
  • "Heartland 1/11/93" #1
  • "When Did You Stop Loving Me" 4/19/93 #5

Easy Come, Easy Go

  • "Easy Come, Easy Go" 8/9/93 #1
  • "I'd Like To Have That One Back" 11/22/93 #1
  • "Lovebug 2/24/94" #5
  • "The Man In Love With You" 6/14/94 #1

Lead On

  • "The Big One" 9/19/94 #1
  • "You Can't Make A Heart Love Somebody" 12/5/94 #1
  • "Adalida" 3/21/95 #2
  • "Lead On" 6/13/95 #1

Strait Out of the Box

  • "Check Yes Or No" 9/18/95 #1 (Four weeks)
  • "I Know She Still Loves Me" 12/11//95 #1

Blue Clear Sky

  • "Blue Clear Sky" 3/26/96 #1
  • "Carried Away" 6/17/96 #1 (Three weeks)
  • "I Can Still Make Cheyenne" 9/2/96 #1
  • "King of the Mountain" 12/9/96 #11

Carrying Your Love With Me

  • "One Night At A Time" 3/3/97 #1 (Five weeks)
  • "Carrying Your Love With Me" 5/23/97 #1 (Four weeks)
  • "Today My World Slipped Away" 9/8/97 #1
  • "Round About Way" 1/5/98 #1

One Step at a Time

  • "I Just Wanna Dance With You" 4/6/98 #1
  • "True" 8/24/98 #1
  • "We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This" 9/14/98 #1
  • "Meanwhile" 1/4/99 #2
  • "Write This Down" 4/8/99 #1 (Four weeks)
  • "What Do You Say To That" 7/26/99 #4

Latest Greatest Straitest Hits

  • "The Best Day" 1/5/00 #1

George Strait

  • "Go On" 7/17/00 #1
  • "Don't Make Me Come Over There & Love You" 12/4/00 #9
  • "If You Can Do Anything Else" 3/5/01 #3
  • "Run" 10/1/01 #1
  • "Living and Living Well" 2/4/02 #1
  • "She'll Leave You With A Smile" 8/26/02 #1

Honkytonkville

  • "Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa" 3/31/03 #11
  • "Cowboys Like Us" 8/11/03 #2
  • "Desperately" 1/5/04 #6

50 Number Ones

  • "I Hate Everything" 7/6/04 #1

Somewhere Down in Texas

  • "You'll Be There" 3/28/05 #4
  • "She Let Herself Go" 9/6/05 #1
  • "Seashores Of Old Mexico" 2/13/06 #11

It Just Comes Natural

  • "Give It Away" 07/14/06 #1
  • "It Just Comes Natural" 02/24/07 #1
  • "Wrapped" 07/07/07 #2
  • "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls' 12/29/07 #3

Troubadour

  • "I Saw God Today" 05/03/08 #1
  • "Troubadour" 10/11/08 #7
  • "River of Love" 04/18/09 #1