Top 10 George Strait Hits of the 1980s

Some country artists would be happy to have this many memorable hits in their entire careers. For George Strait, this is merely just the beginning. Remember, enjoy and—if you’re lucky—discover something new in this summary of the King’s amazing first decade of hits.

1. “If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)”

No. 3 song from George’s 1981 album—his first—Strait Country.

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2. “Fool Hearted Memory”

George’s first No. 1, from 1982’s Strait From the Heart.

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3. “Amarillo by Morning”

Peaked at No. 4 in 1983, also from Strait From the Heart.

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4. “The Chair”

No. 1 song in 1985 from his album Something Special.

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5. “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her”

Though it peaked at No. 25 in 1981 for its author, Dean Dillon, it was a No. 1 song for George in 1986 from his album #7.

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6. “Ocean Front Property”

No. 1 song from his No. 1 1987 album Ocean Front Property.

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7. “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”

No. 1 song in 1987 from Ocean Front Property.

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8. “Famous Last Words of a Fool”

Like “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her,” this song only had modest success for its writer, Dean Dillon, reaching No. 67 on the charts in 1983. George took it to No. 1 in 1988 as a single from his If You Ain’t Lovin’ You Ain’t Livin’ album.

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9. “Baby’s Gotten Good at Goodbye”

No. 1 song in 1989 from his album Beyond the Blue Neon.

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10. “Ace in the Hole”

Another No. 1 song in 1989 from Beyond the Blue Neon.

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Listen to the whole playlist on YouTube!

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