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Country Trivia – Who Has The Most Consecutive No. 1 Records In Country Music History?

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George Strait may hold the record for the most No. 1 records in Country Music history, but no one can deny the impact and hit streak Alabama had in the ’80s.

While most singers are lucky to have just one No. 1 record, a very few enjoy two or three chart toppers, and a select group may be fortunate to score a dozen for a Greatest Hits album, before their careers fade and the next new star takes over the charts. In the ’80s, country super group Alabama dominated the charts with one No. 1 song after another.

In all, Alabama would place 21 consecutive singles on country radio, starting with ‘Tennessee River’ in 1980 and ending with ‘(You’ve Got) The Touch’ in 1987. The follow up single, ‘Tar Top,’ stalled at No. 7 breaking their streak of Number one singles, but they were quickly back on the top with the next song ‘Face To Face’ (a duet with K.T. Oslin). More impressively, the next five singles would also go on to peak at the top of the charts. In the end, the group gave us 42 No. 1 singles including songs like ‘Mountain Music’ and ‘Roll On.’

In addition to the massive streak of No. 1 hits, the CMA named them the Entertainers of the Year in 1982, 1983, and 1984.

Listed below are the 21 consecutive No. 1 singles that got Alabama in the history books.

1980- Tennesee River

1980- Why Lady Why

1981- Old Flame

1981- Feels So Right

1981- Love In The First Degree

1982- Mountain Music

1982- Take Me Down

1982- Close Enough To Perfect

1983- Dixieland Delight

1983- The Closer You Get

1983- Lady Down On Love

1984- Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)

1984- When We Make Love

1984- If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)

1984- (There’s A) Fire In The Night

1985- There’s No Way

1985- Forty Hour Week (For A Livin’)

1985- Can’t Keep A Good Man Down

1986- She And I

1986- Touch Me When We’re Dancing

1987- (You’ve Got) The Touch

1987- Tar Top (stalls at No. 7, breaking the streak of 21 No. 1 singles)

1987- Face To Face (duet with K.T. Oslin)

1988- Fallin’ Again

1988- Song Of The South

1989- If I Had You

1989- High Cotton

1989- Southern Star

In the ’90s Alabama would score more No. 1 hits like ‘Jukebox In My Mind’ ‘Down Home’ ‘I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)’ and ‘Born Country.’ In 1993, the band would release a holiday classic that also became known as the ‘St. Jude’ song ‘Angels Among Us.’ Alabama retired in the early 2000′s, but reunited in 2013.

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