Alabama Songs Ranked

Alabama is an American country and Southern rock band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969. The band was founded by Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass, backing vocals). They were soon joined by another cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, and keyboards). First operating under the name Wildcountry, the group toured the Southeast bar circuit in the early 1970s and began writing original songs. They changed their name to Alabama in 1977 and following the chart success of two singles, were approached by RCA Records for a record deal. Alabama was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019 and was awarded the first-ever Life Time Achievement Award from this institution. Here are all of Alabama songs ranked.

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15. Dixieland Delight (The Closer You Get…, 1983)

“I still absolutely love listening to older songs like this one. I actually have all of their CDs but I like having a few of their songs on the computer or kindle to listen to anywhere I don’t have a CD player. This song was well worth getting and I’ll be getting more in the future!”

14. My Home’s in Alabama (My Home’s in Alabama, 1980)

“This song, “My Home’s in Alabama”, starts out rather somber sounding but with that undeniable country twang coming through via the guitar. This song, as the title suggests, is a tribute to the band’s home and the group is lamenting the fact that they’ve “lost” part of who they are by leaving their hometown to travel the country. I think this is a song that can speak to anyone who’s strayed from their true home, whether it’s physically, metaphorically, or both. It speaks of boys and girls growing up and they way their town and homes functioned.”

13. Old Flame (Feels So Right 1981)

“If yall like Alabama. This is the song in my opinion made them a huge success. It’s a song about loving someone in your past and now you have a new love. And he knows that spark is still there from her former love and he sees it’s still there. He’s afraid he will lose to her the one that she still loves by the look in her eyes.”

12. Love In First Degree (Feels So Right, 1981)

“Love the group .Love the song .Love country music will always listings to country music. Love the old timers and some of the new ones.”

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11. Born Country (Greatest Hits Vol. II, 1991)

“I love this song, because I was born country myself. I can identify with the words of the song, and Alabama’s performance is always a plus.”

10. The Closer You Get (The Closer You Get, 1983)

“Is there a group out there that says, “Country” more than Alabama? Not for my money. This early 80s album contains a number of their hits and will have you tapping your toe and singing along. Randy Owen and the boys are at their finest in Lady Down On Love with smooth vocal harmonies that pluck at your heartstrings. Or if you prefer the more upbeat songs this album has that covered as well with The Closer You Get and others. Sit a spell and kick up your feet as you listen to one of Country’s finest groups ever.”

9. I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) (American Pride, 1992)

“Truly a great song by Alabama. I love the vocals and music like most songs by Alabama; however, the lyrics totally describe everyday life here in Atlanta. Everyone I meet is rushing from point A to point B–always in a hurry. Fun song to listen to as well as one that most people can relate to.”

8. Forty Hour Week (For a Livin’) (40-Hour Week, 1985)

“This is a great song, from back when country was good. Alabama has been together a very long time, work well with each other on and off the stage….good sign of good music”

7. There’s No Way (40-Hour Week, 1985)

“I have loved this song since hearing it when my parents listened to it while I was growing up. This really is one of my favorite love songs of all time!”

6. Feels So Right (Feels So Right, 1981)

“I was never a huge country fan but always kept an open mind about music of all kinds. Who could escape the ’80s and not hear some appealing songs by Alabama? This is one of their best. Beautiful singing. Beautiful tune. Sounds especially great on a quality sound-system.”

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5. If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) (Roll On, 1984)

“One of my favorite country groups. I think they are classified as country rock. They have great songs with great music that makes you get up and dance.”

4. Song of the South (Southern Star, 1989)

“You do not sit still when this song is played. Love the song, pace and lively rendition. I think it is a good example of what Alabama can do.”

3. Angels Among Us (Cheap Seats, 1993)

“I love this song.I don’t know what else to say. It’s not their most popular since it was so late in their career. This is one of the best artists period.Comparable to the Beatles maybe?”

2. Roll on (Eighteen Wheeler) (Roll On, 1984)

“Hey, How’bout you Alabama? Roll On! Dig this song. Cool intro, at one time i could only find this song with intro on a cassette tape and was not on any albums. Thank you for offering this track. Big Fan of the Band Alabama.”

1. Mountain Music (Mountain Music, 1982)

“Alabama put out so much good music over the years and this album contains a couple of my favorite songs of theirs: “Mountain Music” & “Close Enough To Perfect For Me”. One is upbeat and one is a ballad. You will appreciate all ten songs masterfully done by the gentlemen of Alabama.”