Texas Top 40 Chart

1955-2001

POLL RANKING / SONG TITLE / ARTIST / HIGHEST CHART POSITION / YEAR CHARTED

1 / "96 Tears" / ? & the Mysterians / 1 / 1966

2 / "That'll Be the Day" / Buddy Holly & the Crickets / 1 / 1957

3 / "She's About a Mover" / Sir Douglas Quintet / 13 / 1965

4 / "I Fought the Law" / Bobby Fuller Four / 9 / 1966

5 / "Tighten Up" / Archie Bell & the Drells / 1 / 1968

6 / "Wooly Bully" / Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs / 2 / 1965

7 / "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" / Freddy Fender / 8 / 1975

8 / "Peggy Sue" / Buddy Holly / 3 / 1957

9 / "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" / Willie Nelson / 21 / 1975

10 / "Oh Pretty Woman" / Roy Orbison & the Candy Men / 1 / 1964

11 / "Me and Bobby McGee" / Janis Joplin / 1 / 1971

12 / "Hide Away" / Freddy King / 29 / 1961

13 / "Treat Her Right" / Roy Head & the Traits / 2 / 1965

14 / "Crying" / Roy Orbison / 2 / 1961

15 / "You'll Lose a Good Thing" / Barbara Lynn / 8 / 1962

16 / "Turn on Your Love Light" / Bobby "Blue" Bland / 28 / 1962

17 / "King of the Road" / Roger Miller / 4 / 1965

18 / "Polk Salad Annie" / Tony Joe White / 8 / 1969

19 / "Chantilly Lace" / Big Bopper / 6 / 1958

20 / "Luckenbach, Texas" / Waylon Jennings / 25 / 1977

21 / "Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)" / Roy Orbison / 2 / 1960

22 / "On the Road Again" / Willie Nelson / 20 / 1980

23 / "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" / Freddy Fender / 1 / 1975

24 / "Rave On" / Buddy Holly / 37 / 1958

25 / "Since I Met You Baby" / Ivory Joe Hunter / 12 / 1956

26 / "Mendocino" / Sir Douglas Quintet / 27 / 1969

27 / "Tuff Enuff" / Fabulous Thunderbirds / 10 / 1986

28 / "Hey Baby" / Bruce Channel / 1 / 1962

29 / "Hot Smoke & Sasafrass" / Bubble Puppy / 14 / 1969

30 / "Drift Away" / Dobie Gray / 5 / 1973

31 / "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" / Geto Boys / 23 / 1991

32 / "For the Good Times" / Ray Price / 11 / 1970

33 / "I Can See Clearly Now" / Johnny Nash / 1 / 1972

34 / "Talk to Me" / Sunny & the Sunglows / 11 / 1963

35 / "The Joker" / Steve Miller Band / 1 / 1973

36 / "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" / Timbuk 3 / 19 / 1986

37 / "Party Doll" / Buddy Knox with the Rhythm Orchids / 1 / 1957

38 / "Lowdown" / Boz Scaggs / 3 / 1976

39 / "The Gambler" / Kenny Rogers / 16 / 1978

40 / "Tush" / ZZ Top / 20 / 1975


The Chart-Makers

Greg Beets: Contributor, The Austin Chronicle

Kent Benjamin: Features Editor, Pop Culture Press

Bill Bentley: Senior Vice-President of Media Relations, Warner Bros. Records

Michael Bertin: Contributor, The Austin Chronicle

Michael Chamy: Associate Music Editor, The Austin Chronicle

King Coffey: Drummer, Butthole Surfers -- Top 40 artist with "Pepper" (#26, 1996)

Christopher Coletti: Contributor, The Austin Chronicle

Jody Denberg: Program Director, KGSR

Ben Fong-Torres: Author, The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The History of Top 40 Radio

David Fricke: Senior Editor, Rolling Stone

Christopher Gray: Contributor, The Austin Chronicle

Michael Hall: Senior Editor, Texas Monthly

Raoul Hernandez: Music Editor, The Austin Chronicle

Terry Lickona: Producer, Austin City Limits

Ken Lieck: Contributing Writer, The Austin Chronicle

David Lynch: Contributor, The Austin Chronicle

Dave Marsh: Author, The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1,001 Greatest Singles Ever Made

Casey Monahan: Director, Texas Music Office

Margaret Moser: Staff Writer, The Austin Chronicle

Joe Nick Patoski: Senior Editor, Texas Monthly

Paul Ray: Host, Twine Time and Paul Ray's Jazz, KUT

Tony Scalzo: Bassist/Vocalist, Fastball -- Top 40 artist with "The Way" (#5, 1998) and "Out of My Head" (#20, 1999)

Jay Trachtenberg: Air Staff Manager and Host of Jazz, Etc., KUT; Contributor, The Austin Chronicle

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