Daryle Singletary’s Most Important Songs
Charlie Daniels may have summarized Daryle Singletary's catalog of country songs best when he said, "You sang country like country should be sung." The '90s hitmaker died on Feb. 12, but leaves behind seven successful studio albums and more than a dozen charting radio singles.
There's no doubt that Singletary's 1996 hit "Too Much Fun" is his career song. You'll still hear it on the radio today, and it remained a highlight of his live show up until his death at the age of 46. The Georgia native's traditional roots came through on many other singles and album cuts, as well. "I Let Her Lie" is a timeless ballad that reached No. 2 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 1995. "Amen Kind of Love" was his final Top 10 hit, peaking at No. 2 in 1997.
"The Note" and his debut single "I'm Living Up to Her Low Expectations" are other important country songs from Singletary's career. In 2002 he released an album of cover songs called That's Why I Sing This Way that included versions of hit songs by Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and more. A version of "I'd Love to Lay You Down" (originally by Conway Twitty) stands out. On this list of Daryle Singletary's most important songs we also included a version of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads," found on Rockin' in the Country from 2009, and a cover of Savage Garden's "I Knew I Loved You."
"Amen Kind of Love" (No. 2 in 1997)
"I Let Her Lie" (No. 2 in 1995)
"Too Much Fun" (No. 4 in 1996)
"The Note" (No. 28 in 1998)
"I'd Love to Lay You Down" (No. 43 in 2002)
"I Knew I Loved You" (No. 55 in 2000)
"I'm Living Up to Her Low Expectations" (No. 39 in 1995)
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" (Did not chart)
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