Conway Twitty recorded an amazing 40 No.1 hits during his career. Only George Strait has recorded more with 44 No.1 hits. Alan Jackson is closest among other active country singers with 25 hits that reached No.1.
Twitty started his career singing pop music and he reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with It’s Only Make Believe in 1958.
It would be ten years later in 1968 before he recorded another No. 1 song when the aptly named Next In Line was No.1 on country singles chart.
After three more songs including one of my favorites Fifteen Years Ago reached No.1 in 1970 he also saw his signature song Hello Darlin’ also reach No.1 in 1970.
He and Loretta Lynn recorded Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man which also went to No.1 in 1973.
There are too many No.1 songs to list them all but some of my favorites were This Time I Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me, Linda on My Mind and She Needs Someone To Hold Her When She Cries.
His last No.1 song was Desperado Love recorded in 1986 and he would die seven years later unexpectedly in 1993.
I think it is safe to say that no country singer touched the hearts of women the way Conway Twitty could. Anyone who doesn’t agree is welcome to share their views on the subject.
Twitty took his obligation to entertain his fans seriously and never missed a show in 36 years of touring. This and other facts about Conway can be read at this website:
Conway Twitty singing his first No.1 song It’s Only Make Believe in 1958.
Conway singing his signature song Hello Darlin’.
Conway and his daughter Joni singing Don’t Cry Joni which peaked at No.4 on the country charts in 1975.
This is country music at its best with the pure country audio rendition by Conway of This Time I Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me.
Conway singing Fifteen Years Ago in an audio version since this song is legally prevented from being shown in video form.
Conway singing Darling You Know I Wouldn’t Lie a song that reached No.2 on the country charts in 1969.
The following list of his his charting songs includes short sound clips of some of them:
Conway Twitty died in Branson, Missouri at the age of 59 on June 5, 1993. He would be 76 if he was still alive but he leaves a musical legacy that will live on for many years through his many recordings from 1957 till 1993.