Here are the top 5 Johnny Cash songs from his entire career:
A Boy Named Sue
Poet Shel Silverstein and humorist Jean Shepherd wrote the lyrics for this entertaining song. Johnny Cash recorded it at his San Quentin concert in February 1969. The song went on to win the Grammy for Song of the Year and a CMA for Single of the Year.
“Hurt” was Johnny Cash’s final hit. It is a cover song written by Trent Reznor, from the Nine Inch Nails
I Walk The Line
“I Walk The Line” was Johnny Cash’s very first first No. 1 hit in 1956 on Sun Records. He wrote it for his first wife, Vivian Liberto. Fun fact about this song is that he hums during the song to get his pitch. The song changes keys several times.
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash received criticism for the “Folsom Prisom Blues” lyrics, “I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die”; however, that didn’t stop the song from peaking at #4 on the charts and then reaching #1 on a re-recorded live version.
“Ring of Fire” was recorded on March 25th, 1963. The song remained #1 on the charts for seven weeks. The song eventually entered Grammy Song Hall of Fame and become known as the biggest hit of Johnny Cash’s career.