12 Best Johnny Cash Songs 7 — 12
Here are the remaining 12 best Johnny Cash songs, numbers 7-12.
Folsom Prison Blues
“Folsom Prison Blues” was written and recorded by Johnny Cash and became one of his signature songs. It combines elements from two popular genres, the train song and the prison song. It became one of Cash’s signature songs. It was released on his debut album “With His Hot and Blue Guitar”, and also included on “All Aboard the Blue Train”.
One Piece at a Time
“One Piece at a Time” was the last song performed by Cash to reach number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It’s a rockabilly novelty song written by Wayne Kemp. The song tells the story of a man who, leaves his home in Kentucky for a job working on the assembly line at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. Knowing that he will never be able to afford a Cadillac, he steals the parts each day to build his own.
Daddy Sang Bass
Written by Carl Perkins in 1968, “Daddy Sang Bass” was recorded by Johnny Cash and was his sixty-first release on the country charts. It went to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart for 6 weeks and spent a total of 19 weeks on the chart.
Man In Black
While performing he dressed in all black clothing including a long black knee-length coat. He wore black on behalf of the poor and hungry, the prisoner paying for his crime, the veterans of war, and on behalf of those who have been betrayed by age or drugs. In 1971, Cash wrote the song “Man in Black”, to help explain his dress code.
Five Feet High and Rising
“Five Feet High and Rising” was written and recorded by Johnny Cash and released in 1959. It reached number 14 on the Billboard. The song is about a flood that his family experienced when he was a child. Each time he sings the refrain, the water get another foot higher.
I Guess Things Happen That Way
“Guess Things Happen That Way” was a cross over in 1958 for Johnny Cash, which was written by Jack Clement. It was Johnny Cash’s fourth number one hit. It spend eight weeks at number one and and remained on the chart for a total of twenty-four weeks.
Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
“Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” is was written by Kris Kristofferson and first recorded by Ray Stevens in 1969 reaching #55 on the country charts. Kristofferson released his own version the following year, on his debut album, Kristofferson.
Johnny Cash also released a version of the song that year, on his live album The Johnny Cash Show.
Johnny Cash’s recording won the Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year in 1970 and hit number one on the country charts.
Most recently it was featured on Willie Nelson’s 2011 album, Remember Me, Vol. 1. Shawn Mullins also recorded a version on his 1998 album Soul’s Core. Jerry Lee Lewis also did a version on his 2010 album Mean Old Man.