Garth Brooks defined an entire decade of music. He was one of the best-selling country artists of the ‘90s and transformed country music into a true, global success. Brooks is just as well-known for his charm and work ethic as he is for the hits he writes. Always the proud Okie, Brooks managed to stay true to his roots even as his fame skyrocketed. To pay homage to the icon, here are our picks for the top Garth Brooks songs of the ‘90s.
1. “Friends In Low Places” (1990)
“Blame it all on my roots, I showed up in boots, and ruined your black tie affair. The last one to know, The last one to show. I was the last one you thought you’d see there.”
2. “The Dance” (1990)
“And now I’m glad I didn’t know the way it all would end, the way it all would go. Our lives are better left to chance, I could’ve missed the pain, but I’d had to miss the dance.”
3. “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up)” (1993)
“Ain’t goin’ down ’til the sun comes up, ain’t givin’ in ’til they get enough. Goin’ ’round the world in a pickup truck. Ain’t goin’ down ’til the sun comes up.”
4. “The Thunder Rolls” (1990)
“The thunder rolls, and the lightnin’ strikes. Another love grows cold on a the sleepless night. As the storm blows on out of control, deep in her heart, the thunder rolls.”
5. “Unanswered Prayers” (1990)
Just the other night at a hometown football game, my wife and I ran into my old high school flame. And as I introduced them, the past came back to me, and I couldn’t help but think of the way things used to be.”
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