1966: ‘Almost Persuaded’ by David Houston


Number of weeks spent as #1: 9

“Almost Persuaded” is a tribute to marriage and fidelity, with David Houston singing about a man who slow-dances with a woman at a bar only to see his wedding ring reflected in the other woman’s eyes. The song won two Grammys for Best Country and Western Recording and Best Male Country and Western Vocal Performance in 1966.