Contact Us

No. 63: Buck Owens, ‘Act Naturally’ – Top 100 Country Songs

Act Naturally
Capitol Nashville

While this song has been covered by artists like the Beatles, Dwight Yoakam and Loretta Lynn, it was Buck Owens’ version that made ‘Act Naturally’ a hit first. In 1963, the song became his first No. 1 hit, launching a superstar career. It’s widely considered among the top songs of all time, and was a no-brainer for this list of the Top 100 Country Songs.

‘Act Naturally’ was the first of 14 straight No. 1 hits for Owens. He had 21 over the course of his 39-album career, proving how the difference between never-heard-of and superstar can often be one good song. Owens would go on to invent a style all his own. The Bakersfield sound can be heard today on albums from Yoakam and Dierks Bentley.

Next: Song No. 62

Skip to: No. 80 | No. 60 | No. 40 | No. 20


Listen to ‘Act Naturally’ by Buck Owens

Subscribe to Taste of Country on

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Taste of Country

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Taste of Country quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!