Oh sure, having two or three or four songs in a row hit the top 10 on the charts is quite the achievement, but I'm far more impressed with double digits. Give me a 20 or 30 or 40th hit and I'm going wow!
George Strait has just hit his 83rd Top 10 hit.
Yes, 83rd. Now that's impressive.
Strait's current single The Breath You Take has become his 83rd song to hit the top 10 on the charts making him only second to Eddy Arnold who had an even more impressive 92 Top 10 hits.
Even more impressive, I think, is the fact that George is still able to bring on the hits in this day and age of the Taylors, Carries, and Lady As.
King George indeed.
Right now George is sitting pretty in the numbers game with his closest competitor being George Jones who has had 78 songs hit the top 10, Merle Haggard who has had 71, and Reba who has had 59. I think George's numbers are going to be hard to beat....at least for a good long while.