Remembering Earl Thomas Conley - His Eighteen Number 1 Records

Country singer Earl Thomas Conley died on Wednesday (April 10) at 77 due to complications of dementia.

Conley started his music career while in the U.S. Army where he performed in a Christian-influenced trio. After his discharge, he started shifting to country music where he eventually partnered with Dick Herd, writing singer Mel Street's 1975 hit "Smokey Mountain Memories".

Earl signed with GRT in 1974 and released four unsuccessful singles. Five years later, he signed with Warner Brothers where he had his first top forty country hit, "Dreamin's All I Do (1979 / #32). Sunbird Records was next where he finally found mainstream success.

1980's "Silent Treatment" became his first top ten hit and, through 1991, he scored 25 top tens, 18 of which went to number 1.

Here are those chart topping songs:

Fire and Smoke (1981)


Somewhere Between Right and Wrong (1982)


Your Love's on the Line (1983)


Holding Her and Loving You (1983)


Don't Make It Easy For Me (1984)


Angel in Disguise (1984)


Chance of Lovin' You (1984)


Honor Bound (1985)


Love Don't Care (Whose Heart It Breaks) (1985)


Nobody Falls Like a Fool (1985)


Once in a Blue Moon (1986)


I Can't Win For Losin' You (1986)


That Was a Close One (1987)


Right From the Star (1987)


What She Is (Is a Woman in Love) (1988)


We Believe in Happy Endings (with Emmylou Harris) (1988)


What I'd Say (1988)


Love Out Loud (1989)


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