In 2015, Hal Leonard published my Nashville number system fake book. As far as I know, this book is the first large-scale fake book to ever be published using the Nashville number system. The book includes a thorough but succinct overview of the Nashvillve number system, as well as Nashville number charts for 200 country songs that span from the dawn of recorded country music (i.e., around 1950) to the modern day (circa 2015). I think it is a great resource for those wanting to learn the Nashville number system, since it allows you to play along with real songs. It runs about $16-17 new on Amazon.com.

The best part (or most fun part) of the book is playing along with the original recordings, I think. YouTube is a great resource in this regard. I also thought readers of the book may want to know the exact versions of the songs that I used to make these number charts. Accordingly, I have compiled here a list of all 200 songs with iTunes links (when available) to the exact versions of the songs I used when making the book. (I tried to use album versions whenever possible, but I often had to resort to greatest hits collections because so many songs predated compact discs.) I hope this information helps.

001) “Achy Breaky Heart (Don’t Tell My Heart)” – Billy Ray Cyrus, Some Gave All
002) “Act Naturally” – Buck Owens, 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection
003) “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” – Brooks & Dunn, Steers & Stripes
004) “Alcohol” – Brad Paisley, Time Well Wasted
005) “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” – George Strait, Ocean Front Property
006) “All The Gold in California” – The Gatlin Brothers, 16 Biggest Hits
007) “Almost Persuaded” – David Houston, Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 4 – The Nashville Sound
008) “Always on My Mind” – Willie Nelson, 16 Biggest Hits
009) “Amazed” – Lonestar, Lonely Grill
010) “Any Man of Mine” – Shania Twain, Greatest Hits
011) “Automatic” – Miranda Lambert, Platinum
012) “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” – Mel McDaniel, Let It Roll
013) “Battle of New Orleans” – Johnny Horton, Johnny Horton’s Greatest Hits
014) “Beer For My Horses” – Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, Unleashed
015) “Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts
016) “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” – Freddy Fender, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Freddy Fender
017) “Behind Closed Doors” – Charlie Rich, Super Hits
018) “Believe” – Brooks & Dunn, Hillbilly Deluxe
019) “A Better Man” – Clint Black, Ultimate Clint Black
020) “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts, Feels Like Today
021) “Blue” – LeAnn Rimes, Blue
022) “Blue Bayou” – Linda Ronstadt, Simple Dreams
023) “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” – Willie Nelson, 16 Biggest Hits
024) “Blue Moon of Kentucky” – Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
025) “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” – Brooks & Dunn, Brand New Man
026) “Bop” – Dan Seals, Won’t Be Blue Anymore
027) “A Boy Named Sue” – Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash At San Quentin (Live)
028) “Breathe” – Faith Hill, Breathe
029) “Can the Circle Be Unbroken” – The Carter Family, Can the Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music’s First Family
030) “Chattahoochee” – Alan Jackson, A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ‘Bout Love)
031) “Check Yes or No” – George Strait, Strait Out of the Box
032) “Chicken Fried” – Zac Brown Band, The Foundation
033) “Chiseled in Stone” – Vern Gosdin, Chiseled in Stone
034) “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Loretta Lynn
035) “Coat of Many Colors” – Dolly Parton, Ultimate Dolly Parton
036) “Convoy” – C. W. McCall, C. W. McCall’s Greatest Hits
037) “Could I Have This Dance” – Anne Murray, Anne Murray – The Best…So Far
038) “Country Bumpkin” – Cal Smith, Grand Ole Opry 75th Anniversary, Vol. 2
039) “Crazy” – Patsy Cline, Gold: Patsy Cline
040) “Crazy Arms” – Ray Price, The Essential Ray Price 1951-1962
041) “Crazy Girl” – Eli Young Band, Life At Best
042) “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line, Here’s to the Good Times
043) “The Dance” – Garth Brooks, Garth Brooks
044) “Delta Dawn” – Tanya Tucker, Tanya Tucker: Greatest Hits
045) “Desperados Waiting for the Train” – Jerry J. Walker, Viva Terlingua (Live)
046) “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” – Charlie Daniels Band, The Ultimate Charlie Daniels Band
047) “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” – Tammy Wynette, Anniversary: Twenty Years of Hits
048) “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’” – Loretta Lynn, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
049) “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” – Crystal Gale, We Must Believe In Magic
050) “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’” – Vince Gill, Souvenirs
051) “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” – Alan Jackson, Don’t Rock the Jukebox
052) “Drivin’ My Life Away” – Eddie Rabbitt, All Time Greatest Hits
053) “Easy Loving” – Freddie Hart
054) “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses” – Kathy Mattea, Kathy Mattea: A Collection of Hits
055) “80’s Ladies” – K. T. Oslin, 80’s Ladies
056) “El Paso” – Marty Robbins, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
057) “Elvira” – Oak Ridge Boys, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Oak Ridge Boys
058) “Fancy” – Reba McEntire, Rumor Has It
059) “Flowers on the Wall” – Statler Brothers, Flowers On the Wall – The Essential Statler Brothers 1964-1969
060) “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, The Complete Mercury Sessions
061) “Follow Your Arrow” – Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
062) “Folsom Prison Blues” – Johnny Cash, At Sun
063) “For the Good Times” – Ray Price, Ray Price – American Originals
064) “Forever and Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis, Always & Forever
065) “Friends in Low Places” – Garth Brooks, No Fences
066) “The Gambler” – Kenny Rogers, Number Ones
067) “Gentle On My Mind” – Glen Campbell, Gentle On My Mind
068) “Give It Away” – George Strait, It Just Comes Natural
069) “Go Rest High On That Mountain” – Vince Gill, When Love Finds You
070) “God Bless the U.S.A.” – Lee Greenwood, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: Best of Lee Greenwood
071) “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton, Red River Blue
072) “A Good Hearted Woman” – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings: Greatest Hits
073) “The Good Stuff” – Kenny Chesney, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
074) “Guitar Town” – Steve Earle, Guitar Town
075) “Guitars, Cadillacs” – Dwight Yoakam, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.
076) “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” – Donna Fargo, The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.
077) “Harper Valley P.T.A.” – Jennie C. Riley, Harper Valley P.T.A.
078) “He Stopped Loving Her Today” – George Jones, Anniversary: Ten Years of Hits
079) “He’ll Have to Go” – Jim Reeves, The Essential Jim Reeves
080) “Hello Darlin’” – Conway Twitty, The Very Best of Conway Twitty
081) “Hello Walls” – Faron Young, The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young
082) “Help Me Make It Through the Night” – Kris Kristofferson, Kristofferson
083) “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” – Travis Tritt, The Essentials: Travis Tritt
084) “Hey, Good Lookin’” – Hank Williams, 20 of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits
085) “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Doen Somebody Wrong Song” – B. J. Thomas, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
086) “The Highwayman” – The Highwaymen, Highwayman
087) “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” – Steve Wariner, Burnin’ the Roadhouse Down
088) “Honey” – Bobby Goldsboro, Honey – The Best of Bobby Goldsboro
089) “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert, Revolution
090) “How Do You Like Me Now?!” – Toby Keith, How Do You Like Me Now?!
091) “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow” – Stanley Brothers, The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers
092) “I Believe in You” – Don Williams, The Definitive Collection: Don Williams
093) “I Can Love You Like That” – John Michael Montgomery, John Michael Montgomery: Greatest Hits
094) “I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice, Hard 2 Love
095) “I Fall To Pieces” – Patsy Cline, Gold
096) “I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack, I Hope You Dance
097) “I May Hate Myself in the Morning” – Lee Ann Womack, There’s More Where That Came From
098) “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” – Lynn Anderson, 16 Biggest Hits
099) “I Run to You” – Lady Antebellum, Lady Antebellum
100) “I Saw God Today” – George Strait, Troubadour
101) “I Saw the Light” – Hank Williams, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Hank Williams
102) “I Still Believe in You” – Vince Gill, Souvenirs
103) “I Swear” – John Michael Montgomery, John Michael Montgomery: Greatest Hits
104) “I Walk the Line” – Johnny Cash, At Sun
105) “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” – Barbara Mandell & George Jones, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Barbara Mandrell
106) “I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton, Ultimate Dolly Parton
107) “I’m Movin’ On” – Hank Snow, Country Music’s Golden Age, Vol. 1
108) “I’m Movin’ On” – Rascal Flatts, Rascal Flatts
109) “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” – Hank Williams, 20 of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits
110) “If I Die Young” – The Band Perry, The Band Perry
111) “If Tomorrow Never Comes” – Garth Brooks, Garth Brooks
112) “If You’re Going Through Hell” – Rodney Atkins, If You’re Going Through Hell
113) “If You’ve Got the Money (I’ve Got the Time)” – Lefty Frizzell, Look What Thoughts Will Do
114) “In Color” – Jamey Johnson, That Lonesome Song
115) “Independence Day” – Martina McBride, The Way That I Am
116) “Islands in the Stream” – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, Ultimate Dolly Parton
117) “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” – Kitty Wells, Country Music Hall of Fame Series: Kitty Wells
118) “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
119) “It’s Such a Pretty World Today” – Wynn Stewart, Country Music’s Golden Age, Vol. 8
120) “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Everywhere
121) “Jesus Take the Wheel” – Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts
122) “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” – James Otto, Sunset Man
123) “Just to See You Smile” – Tim McGraw, Everywhere
124) “King of the Road” – Roger Miller, Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits
125) “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” – Charley Pride, The Essential Charley Pride
126) “Let Your Love Flow” – The Bellamy Brothers
127) “A Little Good News” – Anne Murray,
Anne Murray – The Best…So Far

128) “Little Green Apples” – Roger Miller, Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits
129) “Live Like You Were Dying” – Tim McGraw, Live Like You Were Dying
130) “The Long Black Veil” – Lefty Frizzell, Look What Thoughts Will Do
131) “Lost in the Fifties Tonight” – Ronnie Milsap, The Essential Ronnie Milsap
132) “Lovesick Blues” – Hank Williams, 20 of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits
133) “Lucille” – Kenny Rogers, Number Ones
134) “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings: Greatest Hits
135) “Make the World Go Away” – Eddy Arnold, Ultimate Eddy Arnold
136) “Mama He’s Crazy” – The Judds, Why Not Me
137) “Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert, Four the Record
138) “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” – Waylong Jennings & Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings: Greatest Hits
139) “Me and Bobby McGee” – Roger Miller, Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits
140) “Mean” – Taylor Swift, Speak Now
141) “The Most Beautiful Girl” – Charlie Rich, Super Hits
142) “Mountain Music” – Alabama, Mountain Music
143) “My Maria” – Brooks & Dunn, Borderline
144) “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
145) “9 to 5” – Dolly Parton, Ultimate Dolly Parton
146) “Nobody’s Home” – Clint Black, Ultimate Clint Black
147) “Ode to Billie Joe” – Bobby Gentry, Ode to Billie Joe
148) “Oh, Lonesome Me” – Don Gibson, RCA Country Legends: Don Gibson
149) “Okie From Muskogee” – Merle Haggard, Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
150) “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine” – Tom T. Hall, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom T. Hall
151) “On the Other Hand” – Randy Travis, Storms of Life
152) “On the Road Again” – Willie Nelson, 16 Biggest Hits
153) “One More Day” – Diamond Rio, One More Day
154) “Over You” – Miranda Lambert, Four the Record
155) “Passionate Kisses” – Mary Chapin Carpenter, Come On Come On
156) “Queen of Hearts” – Juice Newton, Juice Newton’s Greatest Hits (And More)
157) “The Race Is On” – George Jones, Best of George Jones
158) “Redneck Woman” – Gretchen Wilson, Here for the Party
159) “Rhinestone Cowboy” – Glen Campbell, 20 Greatest Hits
160) “Ring of Fire” – Johnny Cash, The Legend
161) “Seven Year Ache” – Roseanne Cash, Seven Year Ache
162) “She’s In Love With the Boy” – Trisha Yearwood, Trisha Yearwood: Greatest Hits
163) “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” – Toby Keith, Toby Keith
164) “Smoky Mountain Rain” – Ronnie Milsap, Greatest Hits – Ronnie Milsap
165) “Somewhere in My Broken Heart” – Billy Dean, Billy Dean: Greatest Hits
166) “Springsteen” – Eric Church, Chief
167) “Stand By Your Man” – Tammy Wynette, Stand By Your Man
168) “Stay” – Sugarland, Enjoy the Ride
169) “Still” – Bill Anderson, The Best of Bill Anderson – The Millennium Collection
170) “Strawberry Wine” – Deana Carter, Did I Shave My Legs for This?
171) “Streets of Baltimore” – Bobby Bare, The Essential Bobby Bare
172) “Summertime” – Kenny Chesney, The Road and the Radio
173) “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” – Johnny Cash, The Legend
174) “Swingin’” – John Anderson, John Anderson: Greatest Hits
175) “Take This Job and Shove It” – Johnny Paycheck, Johnny Paycheck: Biggest Hits
176) “Thanks God I’m a Country Boy” – John Denver, Rocky Mountain Collection
177) “That’s What I Love About Sunday” – Craig Morgan, My Kind of Livin’
178) “There Goes My Everything” – Jack Green, Country Music’s Golden Age, Vol. 10
179) “This Kiss” – Faith Hill, Faith
180) “Three Wooden Crosses” – Randy Travis, Rise and Shine
181) “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” – Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson, 1100 Bel Air Place
182) “Wabash Cannonball” – Roy Acuff, The Essential Roy Acuff
183) “Walking the Floor Over You” – Ernest Tubb, Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection
184) “Watching You” – Rodney Atkins, If You’re Going Through Hell
185) “The Way You Love Me” – Faith Hill, Breathe
186) “What’s He Doing in My World” – Eddy Arnold, Ultimate Eddy Arnold
187) “When I Call Your Name” – Vince Gill, Souvenirs
188) “When You Say Nothing at All” – Alison Krauss & Union Station, Now That I’ve Found You – A Collection
189) “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” – Alan Jackson, Drive
190) “Where’ve You Been” – Kathy Mattea, Kathy Mattea: A Collection of Hits
191) “Why Me? (Why Me, Lord?)” – Kris Kristofferson, The Essential Kris Kristofferson
192) “Why Not Me” – The Judds, Why Not Me
193) “Wichita Lineman” – Glen Campbell, 20 Greatest Hits
194) “Wide Open Spaces” – Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces
195) “The Wind Beneath My Wings” – Gary Morris, Why Lady Why
196) “You Needed Me” – Anne Murray, Let’s Keep It That Way
197) “You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins, Trace Adkins: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 – American Man
198) “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain, Come On Over
199) “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma” – David Frizzell & Shelly West, The Very Best of David Frizzell & Shelly West
200) “Your Cheatin’ Heart” – Hank Williams, 20 of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits