The Judds Songs Biggest Hits – Top 10 All-Time

Last Updated: May 27, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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The Judds are an American country music duo consisting of the mother, Naomi Judd, and daughter, Wynonna Judd. Naomi was also a single mother to a second daughter, Ashley Judd. Ashley is a well-respected actor and most recently appeared in the movie Divergent.

The Judds started their professional career in 1983 and split in 1991. However, Wynonna continued on with a solo music career and does have occasional reunions with her mother at specialty concerts.

The Judds Top 10 Songs

The Judds won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and eight Country Music Association awards. The Judds showed success on the country charts between 1983 and 2000 with twenty-five chart hits. Of the twenty-five chart hits, fourteen went to number one, and six more in the top ten.

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Best Judds Songs List

#1 Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)
Released in 1986
On Album Rockin’ with the Rhythm
The song is a reflection on days gone by and how they may not be better now,
This song was brought to younger generations again in 2013 when Danielle Bradbery sang the song on the TV show The Voice.

Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away?
Oh, Grandpa, tell me ’bout the good old days

song on Amazon

#2 Mama He’s Crazy
Released in 1984
On Album Wynonna & Naomi
This song was the Judds’ first number-one hit.

I’ve never been so in love
He beats all I’ve ever seen
Mama, he’s crazy, he’s crazy over me

song on Amazon

#3 Love Can Build a Bridge
Released in 1990
On Album Love Can Build a Bridge
The song is about always standing together through thick and thin.

I would whisper love so loudly, every heart could understand
That love and only love can join the trials of man
I would give my hearts’ desire so that you might see
The first step is to realize that it all begins with you and me

song on Amazon

#4 Why Not Me
Released in 1984
On Album Why Not Me

Why not me on a rainy day?
Why not me to love your cares away?
Why not me?

song on Amazon

#5 Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain
Released in 1986
On Album Rockin’ with the Rhythm

Oh baby hold me tight
Say-hey-hey you love me
That’s all I want to hear tonight

song on Amazon

#6 Young Love (Strong Love)
Released in 1989
On Album River of Time

Their gonna make it through the hard times
Walk those lines
yeah these ties will bind
Young love

song on Amazon

#7 Have Mercy
Released in 1985
On Album Rockin’ with the Rhythm

Have mercy on me
You treat me so bad I’m in misery
It’s breaking my heart, can’t you see
Baby, baby have mercy on me

song on Amazon

#8 Love Is Alive
Released in 1985
On Album Why Not Me

Love is alive
And its made a happy woman out of me
Oh, love is alive
And here by me

song on Amazon

#9 Turn It Loose
Released in 1988
On Album Heartland

I love the bass when it’s low and mean
So put on your shoutin’ shoes
And turn it loose, and turn it loose

song on Amazon

#10 I Know Where I’m Going
Released in 1987
On Album Heartland

And by the time that the sun comes up
I’ll be drinkin’ from a lovin’ cup
I know where I’m goin’
Don’t you want to come too?

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Have a favorite Judds song, not on our list?  Please share it below so that we can add it!

The Judds Highest-Charting Singles

  • #1 Mama He’s Crazy, 1984
  • #1 Why Not Me, 1984
  • #1 Girls’ Night Out, 1985
  • #1 Love Is Alive, 1985
  • #1 Have Mercy, 1985
  • #1 Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days), 1986
  • #1 Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain, 1986
  • #1 Cry Myself to Sleep, 1986
  • #1 I Know Where I’m Going, 1987
  • #1 Maybe Your Baby’s Got the Blues, 1987
  • #1 Turn It Loose, 1988
  • #1 Change of Heart, 1988
  • #1 Young Love (Strong Love), 1989
  • #1 Let Me Tell You About Love, 1989
  • #2 Give a Little Love, 1988
  • #5 Born to Be Blue, 1990
  • #5 Love Can Build a Bridge, 1990

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