#71. ‘Big City’ by Merle Haggard

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– Artist: Merle Haggard

– Billboard rank: #71

This 1982 single was Merle Haggard’s 27th #1 hit on the country charts, cementing him as one of the most popular country artists in history. A friend’s complaints inspired many of the lyrics that lamented life in a big, dirty city.

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