The 10 Best Joe Stampley Songs of All-Time

Joe Stampley is an American whose music career started in the 1960s. He tends to be known for being a country singer, whether by himself or in partnership with Moe Bandy. However, there was a time when he provided lead vocals for a rock band called the Uniques. Stampley has remained active throughout the decades. Thanks to that, he has a sizable body of work that interested individuals can check out at leisure.

Here is our opinion of the ten best Joe Stampley songs ever released:

10. “Just Good Ol’ Boys”

“Just Good Ol’ Boys” is one of Stampley’s collaborations with Moe Bandy. Specifically, it’s the one that kicked off the series by being so popular. The song was a country chart-topper in the United States. Similarly, it was a number-eight hit on the Canadian equivalent. Subject-wise, “Just Good Ol’ Boys” is a notable contrast to the other songs on this list, as shown by its humorous tone.

9. “Not Too Long Ago”

As mentioned, Stampley was once the lead vocalist in a rock band. The latter wasn’t an inconsequential thing. It produced not one but two hits. Subsequently, Stampley re-recorded them as a country musician. “Not Too Long Ago” is the less well-known of the pair. However, its status is no coincidence, meaning it has more than earned its spot on this list.

8. “Do You Ever Fool Around”

“Do You Ever Fool Around” is one of the three singles from Red Wine and Blue Memories. Each was a Top 10 hit on the U.S. country chart. Still, “Do You Ever Fool Around” stood out by reaching the number five position rather than stalling at the number six position. It’s an excellent example of Stampley’s more romantic works.

7. “Everyday I Have to Cry Some”

“Everyday I Have to Cry Some” originated in the early 1960s. The first person to record it was Steve Alaimo, who made it successful enough to inspire a series of covers throughout the second half of the 20th century. Stampley’s version didn’t match the original’s results. That can be seen in how it never broke into the mainstream charts. Never mind surpassing the original’s peak at the number 46 position. Luckily, Stampley’s version didn’t need to do so. It’s distinctive as a recording, thus making it easy for interested individuals to judge it by its merits. The song’s ability to secure the number 14 spot on the U.S. country chart was no coincidence.

6. “Red Wine and Blue Memories”

Given the name, interested individuals should have no problem guessing that “Red Wine and Blue Memories” is another single from the album of the same name. Unsurprisingly, the song is about heartbreak. It’s named thus because the narrator treats the two titular things as his closest companions. Something that has a profound influence on his behavior. For instance, the song sees him passing up on someone interested in him, an act that does much to sell the intensity of his feelings.

5. “Whiskey Chasin'”

Downing alcohol while mourning for lost love is a country music staple. Still, “Whiskey Chasin'” stands out as one of the finest, which is no small feat considering the sheer number of such songs. It claimed the number 18 spot on the U.S. country chart. As such, a decent number of listeners agreed with that assessment.

4. “Take Time to Know Her”

“Take Time to Know Her” is an amusing reminder that people shouldn’t rush into permanent commitments. Physical attraction is an excellent thing. Even so, it isn’t enough to carry a marriage by itself. Something that the narrator in this song found out to his cost. “Take Time to Know Her” offers simple but sensible advice. It seems like it should be obvious. Unfortunately, it isn’t because such things aren’t necessarily so until they’ve been made so through hard-earned experience.

3. “Soul Song”

Stampley had four chart-toppers. “Soul Song” was released in 1972. Thanks to that, it’s the first of the four. It’s an easy song to like. Primarily, that’s because the narrator expresses his fondness in sweet terms without overdoing it, thus striking a better balance than most who have sung on the same theme.

2. “Roll On Big Mama”

Stampley released “Roll On Big Mama” in 1975. Chances are good that’s no coincidence. Those curious should know trucking has existed since the late 19th century. However, it started seeing an enormous upswing in the United States in the late 1950s when the infrastructure became available. Subsequently, trucking embedded itself in the popular consciousness in the 1960s and 1970s. “Roll On Big Mama” is one of the songs that put it there. Of course, the single couldn’t have had the impact that it did unless it reached listeners. That means interested individuals might not be that surprised to learn this spent a week at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs.

1. “All These Things”

“All These Things” would be the other song from Stampley’s rock career that he re-recorded. Funny enough, he wasn’t the one who did the original version. Instead, that was Art Neville back in 1962. Still, more people associate “All These Things” with Stampley than Neville. That makes sense because he’s the one who made it a number-one hit in 1976, thus surpassing the original in popularity. Even now, “All These Things” retains its ability to charm the listener.

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