No. 35: Heartland, ‘I Loved Her First’ – Top 100 Country Love Songs
While most of the love songs on this Top 100 Country Love Songs list tell the story of romance between man and woman, Heartland’s hit song ‘I Loved Her First’ became a wedding hit for telling the story of a love between father and daughter. The chart-topping song stands alone on this countdown as a different take on the traditional love song.
“I loved her first and I held her first / And a place in my heart will always be hers / From the first breath she breathed / When she first smiled at me / I knew the love of a father runs deep,” singer Jason Albert sings. While this was the group’s only hit, it still resonates today.
Listen to ‘I Loved Her First’ by Heartland