1989 (tie): ‘I’m No Stranger to the Rain’ by Keith Whitley, ‘The Church on Cumberland Road’ by Shenandoah


Number of weeks spent as #1: 2

Keith Whitley achieved the last #1 single of his career with “I’m No Stranger to the Rain.” Whitley died just a month after this song hit the top of the charts for two weeks. Shenandoah, by contrast, found its very first #1 with “The Church on Cumberland Road,” about a man racing to get to the church on time to marry his love.