Reba McEntire songs from the 90’s will always have a place in our hearts. Reba has been cranking out country music songs for over 5 decades, totaling over 120 singles. But, if you ask any country fan, Reba McEntire songs from the 90’s are usually at the top of their list of faves.
Reba McEntire released her first album in 1976, however those songs didn’t create a whole lot of buzz and fell flat. Her second album, “Out Of A Dream,” was released in 1979 and put her on the map and Top 40 charts. In to the 1980’s Reba continued to release music and put herself on the map, hitting back to back spots on the Top 20 charts.
Reba McEntire Songs From The 90’s
By the 1990’s, Reba McEntire’s songs made her a household name and the rest is history. Reba McEntire songs from the 90’s included huge hits, and easily changed her status from household name to country music icon, and helped secure her place in the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Let’s take a look at some of Reba’s most popular songs from the 90s.
Reba McEntire: Fancy
If you ask most country music fans what their first favorite Reba song is, nine times out of ten the answer is “Fancy.” The song was released in 1991 under her “Rumor Has It” album and made it to #8 on the country music charts. The dark lyrics and storytelling depict Reba as a girl named Fancy who was born in a shack to a destitute mother who shipped her off with gentleman callers when she was a young teen so she could make a life for herself.
What a lot of people don’t know about Reba McEntire’s “Fancy,” is that contrary to popular belief it’s not her real life story and is actually a remake of Bobbie Gentry’s song from 1970.
Reba McEntire: The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
Reba released The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia in 1992 on her “For My Broken Heart Album.” Next year her hit song will turn 30 years old, but just like Fancy, it was also a remake. Despite the fact that the Reba version will always be a classic, the 90’s classic was originally a 70’s classic from Bobby Russell and Vicky Lawrence.
Reba McEntire: For My Broken Heart
It wouldn’t be a complete list of Reba songs from the 90’s without her chart topper song For My Broken Heart. The song was released from her album of the same name in 1991 and shot up to the #1 spot on both American and Canadian country music charts.
Reba McEntire: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
In the mid 90’s Reba released two albums back to back. Read My Mind was released in April 1994, and Starting Over (full of covers of her favorite artists) hit the country music radio stations in October 1995. Despite the lengthy list of new songs, only one song from both albums topped the charts, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.
Reba McEntire: If You See Him/If You See Her
In the late 90’s Reba got her mojo back on the country music charts, and hit the ball out of the park with the help of Brooks and Dunn on the classic “If You See Him/If You See Her,” which skyrocketed to the number one position on the charts in 1998 and was part of Reba’s 23rd album. By 2000 the country music queen had already released 24 studio albums, gracing us with hundreds of songs that will go down in country music history.
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