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Named by CMT as one of the 100 greatest Country songs of all-time, this was the result of a night-long songwriting binge by Country music songwriters Hank Cochran and Dean Dillon. The two had been writing songs all night long and as Dillon puts it "were about written out" when he strummed his guitar and sang the line "Excuse me but I think you've got my chair." Twenty minutes later, "The Chair" was complete.
This is one of Strait's 51 #1 hits, a record for Country music. (thanks, Julian - Oakland, AR, for above 2)
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