Sammi Smith's version of a great Kris Kristofferson song made the Top 100 Country Songs list, and it was a no-brainer for a list of top country love songs, too. Her yearning vocals beg a lover to stay. Smith is in need of some companionship, and every man, woman and child knows it. 

"Yesterday is dead and gone / And tomorrow's out of sight / And it's sad to be alone / Help me make it through the night," Smith sings on this platinum chart-topper from 1970. A few others would cover 'Help Me Make It Through the Night,' but her version is best according to country fans. It would be Smith's career song.

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Listen to 'Help Me Make It Through the Night' by Sammi Smith