2006: ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ by Carrie Underwood


Number of weeks spent as #1: 6

Carrie Underwood won “American Idol” in 2005, and roared to the top of the Hot Country chart for the first time with “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” She scored another hit in 2006 with “Before He Cheats” that hit #1 for five weeks. “Jesus, Take the Wheel” was a breakout smash, rising to the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Adult Contemporary, and Hot Christian Songs, while also securing the Grammy for Best Country Song and Best Female Vocal Country Performance.