1998: ‘Just to See You Smile’ by Tim McGraw


Number of weeks spent as #1: 6

Tim McGraw experienced a massive popularity streak from 1995 onward. His 1998 hit “Just to See You Smile” matched his previous year’s record of six weeks in a row at the top spot. The song wound up as Billboard’s top country tune of the year, and spent 42 weeks on the Billboard charts in 1998—making it the longest-running single on the country charts in the 1990s.

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