Billboard Top Country Singles of 1965

This is a list of Billboard magazine's ranking of the year's top country singles of 1965.[1]

Eddy Arnold had the year's number one single with "What's He Doing in My World". Buck Owens had the number two single with "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail".

Rank Peak[note 1][2] Title Artist(s) Label
1 1 "What's He Doing in My World" Eddy Arnold RCA Victor
2 1 "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" Buck Owens Capitol
3 1 "Yes, Mr. Peters" Roy Drusky with Priscilla Mitchell Mercury
4 1 "The Bridge Washed Out" Warner Mack Decca
5 2 "The Other Woman (In My Life)" Ray Price Columbia
6 4 "Then and Only Then" Connie Smith RCA Victor
7 1 "Before You Go" Buck Owens Capitol
8 1 "King of the Road" Roger Miller Smash
9 1 "You're the Only World I Know" Sonny James Capitol
10 2 "I'll Keep Holding On (Just to Your Love)" Sonny James Capitol
11 2 "10 Little Bottles" Johnny Bond Starday
12 1 "Ribbon of Darkness" Marty Robbins Columbia
13 1 "Girl on the Billboard" Del Reeves United Artists
14 4 "Sittin' in an All Nite Cafe" Warner Mack Decca
15 3 "Happy Birthday" Loretta Lynn Decca
16 1 "The First Thing Ev'ry Morning (And the Last Thing Ev'ry Night)" Jimmy Dean Columbia
17 6 "All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers" Roy Drusky Mercury
18 5 "A Tombstone Every Mile" Dick Curless Tower
19 3 "Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back" Billy Edd Wheeler Kapp
20 4 "Yakety Axe" Chet Atkins RCA Victor
21 9 "Things Have Gone to Pieces" George Jones Musicor
22 7 "The Wishing Well (Down in the Well)" Hank Snow RCA Victor
23 10 "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers" Merle Haggard Tally
24 6 "Tiger Woman" Claude King Columbia
25 2 "Engine Engine Number 9" Roger Miller Smash
26 7 "Blue Kentucky Girl" Loretta Lynn Decca
27 7 "Do What You Do Do Well" Ned Miller Fabor
28 4 "You Don't Hear" Kitty Wells Decca
29 1 "Is It Really Over?" Jim Reeves RCA Victor
30 3 "I Won't Forget You" Jim Reeves RCA Victor
31 8 "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water" Stonewall Jackson Columbia
32 3 Truck Drivin' Son-of-a-Gun Dave Dudley Mercury
33 9 "I Can't Remember" Connie Smith RCA Victor
34 3 "Orange Blossom Special" Johnny Cash Columbia
35 1 "Only You (Can Break My Heart)" Buck Owens Capitol
36 8 "Matamoros" Billy Walker Columbia
37 1 "Once a Day" Connie Smith RCA Victor
38 3 "Four Strong Winds" Bobby Bare RCA Victor
39 4 "Green, Green Grass of Home" Porter Wagoner RCA Victor
40 7 "See the Big Man Cry" Charlie Louvin Capitol
41 4 "It Ain't Me Babe" Johnny Cash and June Carter Columbia
42 8 "Wild as a Wildcat" Charlie Walker Epic
43 3 "The Race Is On" George Jones United Artists
44 10 Walk Tall Faron Young Mercury
45 1 "Behind the Tear" Sonny James Capitol
46 7 "It's Alright" Bobby Bare RCA Victor
47 8 "I'll Repossess My Heart" Kitty Wells Decca
48 12 "She's Gone Gone Gone" Lefty Frizzell Columbia
49 12 "Certain" Bill Anderson Decca
50 11 "Truck Drivin' Man" George Hamilton IV RCA Victor

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ This column recites the record's peak position on Billboard's weekly charts.


  1. ^ "Top Country Singles of 1965" (PDF). The Billboard. December 25, 1965. p. 32.
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn (1995). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits. Billboard Books. ISBN 0823076326.