George Strait is known for a lot of things, but might be best known for his record of most Number One songs by any artist in history, even more than Elvis Presley. Almost every single the guy has released went to the top of the charts... almost. Here are five great George Strait songs that were not Number One hits.

Before we start, it should be noted that there are a lot of different charts, and they all work a little bit differently. It is entirely possible for a song on one chart to be Number One, but not on the others. There are a lot of ways for a song to be designated as a "Number One" hit. For the purposes of this article, we're referencing Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

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I Can Still Make Cheyenne

Even though this song is track number 12 (disc 2) on George Strait's '50 Number Ones' album, it only peaked at Number Four on the Billboard chart. It was also a song performed during George Strait's final concert at the Astrodome, and the track is included on both the 'One Last Time: Live From The Astrodome' album and DVD.


One of the songs that immediately comes to mind when the name George Strait is mentioned, 'Adalida' reached the Top Three in 1995. It did slightly better in Canada, where it went to Number Two. 'Adalida' was from the George Strait album 'Lead On,' which also produced the hits 'You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody,' and 'The Big One.'


It's got the whole world shook up, but it didn't conquer the charts, despite being recorded by two country music legends. 'Lovebug' made it to Number Eight for George Strait in 1994. George Jones' original version of the song was a Top Six hit in 1965.

The Fireman

'The Fireman' reached Number Five in 1985. It was the third single from the platinum-selling album 'Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,' the same album that produced 'The Cowboy Rides Away,' which has become the title for George Strait's farewell tour.

You'll Be There

'You'll Be There' made it to Number Four. It was the first single from the 2005 album 'Somewhere Down in Texas.' Track six on that album was a duet with Lee Ann Womack, 'Good News, Bad News,' which won the CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year.

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