No. 100: Billy Ray Cyrus, ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ – Top 100 Country Songs
Perhaps no other song on the Top 100 Country Songs list caused as much arguing, name calling and red-faced emailing as ‘Achy Breaky Heart,’ the 1992 hit from Billy Ray Cyrus. On one hand, the song sold millions of singles, topped country music charts and was a Top 5 smash on Billboard’s all-genre chart. It did to the line dancing world what Babe Ruth did to baseball.
‘Achy Breaky Heart’ won Single of the Year at the 1992 CMA Awards and was nominated for a Grammy, but it was also played way too much. Because it caused so much debate, we thought it was a perfect way to begin the Top 100 Country Songs list.
Listen to ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ by Billy Ray Cyrus