Tuesday's Edge List: Top 5 Johnny Cash Songs
Number Five -- Get Rhythm
This song was written and recorded by cash in 1956 but was re-released in 1969 and made it to number 23 on the country music charts.
Number Four -- A Boy Named Sue
This one started as a poem written by Shel Silverstein, Johnny Cash made it popular when he performed the song a live at San Quentin state prison in 1969. The song became a hit, spending three weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Number Three -- Folsom Prison Blues
This one, written and recorded by Cash in 1955, is considered one of his signature songs. A live version Cash performed at the prison itself in 1968 made Pitchfork's list of the 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960's in the number eight spot.
Number Two -- Ring of Fire
This one recorded in 1963, was originally recorded by June Carter's sister, Anita, but became one of Johnny Cash's biggest hits of his career. The single stayed at number one on the charts for seven weeks, and has sold over 1.2 million copies.
Number One -- I Walk the Line
Johnny Cash wrote this one in 1956, it became his first number one Billboard hit. It remained on the record charts for over 43 weeks and sold over two million copies.