When you're born in Nashville, Tennessee to the son of a famous country singer like George Morgan, you're pretty much destined to be a country music star and Grand Ole Opry member, right? This was definitely the case for Lorrie Morgan, who's been making country hits for decades. Of course, she never would have made it there without her own determination and immense talent. Morgan has racked up a whopping 40 songs on the Billboard charts over the years, including three number one hits. Speaking of greatest hits, these are our 20 favorite jams from Lorrie.
20. "We Both Walk"
The first single from Morgan's 1991 album Something in Red, "We Both Walk" hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
19. "Do You Still Want to Buy Me That Drink"
Morgan's spunky "Do You Still Want to Buy Me That Drink," about an overworked mom telling a would-be suitor just what he's in for, was featured on her 2004 album Show Me How.
18. "Reading My Heart"
"Reading My Heart" was featured on Morgan's 1996 album Greater Need, which also featured the top 10 hit "Good As I Was to You."
17. "My Night to Howl"
This ode to letting your hair down and going out on the town was featured on Morgan's 1994 album War Paint.
16. "Trainwreck of Emotion"
Released in 1989, this was Lorrie Morgan's breakout hit and her first number one hit on the country charts.
15. "He Drinks Tequila, She Talks Dirty in Spanish"
Morgan's duet with Sammy Kershaw is a seriously fun country party song.
14. "Except For Monday"
The third single from Something in Red, "Except For Monday," about a woman thriving after a breakup except for on most days that end in 'y', is one of Morgan's most beloved hits.
13. "Good As I Was to You"
This country heartbreaker centers on a woman who confronts her cheating partner in a crowded restaurant. She leaves with dignity -- and gets the last word.
12. "Watch Me"
You could be convinced that the sassy "Watch Me" was the sort of song that influenced Sugarland down the road.
11. "Out of Your Shoes"
The third single from Morgan's 1989 album Leave the Light On, this song about unrequited love centers on a woman who finds herself jealous of her friend's new romance.
10. "Go Away"
Written by Stephony Smith, Cathy Majeski and Sunny Russ, this song about a wishy-washy romance was featured on Morgan's 1997 album Shakin' Things Up.
9. "Dear Me"
This country heartbreaker about a woman left alone with her thoughts after a breakup hit the top 10 in 1989.
8. "I Guess You Had to Be There"
Morgan confronts a cheating husband in this perfect country song from her 1993 album Watch Me.
7. "Back In Your Arms Again"
Few people know how to perform a classic love song or heartbreak song like Lorrie Morgan. It's really incredible to hear.
6. "If You Came Back from Heaven"
From her 1994 album War Paint, this song finds Morgan wondering how she'd react if she could be reunited with a deceased loved one.
5. "'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose"
This duet with Keith Whitley is one of Lorrie's signature hits and it's obvious why. The song was released in 1990, one year after Whitley's death.
4. "A Picture of Me (Without You)"
Morgan released her cover of "A Picture of Me (Without You)," originally recorded by George Jones, in 1991.
3. "I Didn't Know My Own Strength"
This song might claim she doesn't know her own strength but we suspect Lorrie always knew she was talented as heck. The song hit No. 1 in 1995.
2. "What Part of No"
Released in 1992, Morgan's classic kiss-off to a barroom patron who won't leave her alone, hit No. 1 in 1993.
1. "Something in Red"
A song about dress shopping never sounded so gorgeous. "Something in Red" remains a signature song for Lorrie Morgan.
Honorable mentions: "He Talks To Me," "Half Enough," and "I Finally Found Someone" (with Sammy Kershaw).
This post was originally published on October 4, 2019.
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