Conway Twitty Albums Ranked (rated from worst to best)
Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was an American singer/songwriter who started out as a rockabilly artist. He was best known as a country music artist. He also had a number of hits as part of a duet with Loretta Lynn.
He was inducted into both the Rockabilly and Country Music Halls of Fame and is best known for his romantic and sentimental songs. His following was compared to a religious revival which led the comedian Jerry Clower giving him the nickname of “The High Priest of Country Music”.
Conway Twitty had 40 number 1 hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart which was a record for more than 20 years until George Strait broke it.
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Best Conway Twitty Albums Of All Time
Conway Twitty released a total of 58 solo studio albums and 20 solo compilation albums. We will rank his top 15 albums as we see them from the rest to the best.
15. Southern Comfort (1982)
This was his 44th studio album which was released in February 1982 by Elektra Records. It produced 2 number 1 hit singles “The Clown” and “Slow Hand” which had been a hit for the Pointer Sisters and had been reworked to fit Conway’s style.
14. Honky Tonk Angel (1974)
Released in 1974 on the MCA Record label, this was his 29th studio album. The album’s title track became a number 1 hit single for Conway Twitty. This album also contains the track “Love is a Foundation” which had been a hit for Loretta Lynn and the track “Amazing Love” which had been a hit for Charley Pride.
13. The High Priest of Country Music (1975)
This was Conway Twitty’s 33rd studio album which was released in 1975. This was the album that produced the number 1 hit single “Touch The Hand” as well as a cover of Waylon Jennings’ hit song “Amanda”.
12. Saturday Night WIth Conway Twitty (1959)
This was his 2nd studio album which was released in 1959 on the MGM label. It was a rockabilly album and contains such classics as “Danny Boy”, “Blueberry Hill” and “You Win Again”.
11. I Can’t See Me Without You (1972)
Released in 1972 this was Conway Twitty’s 24th studio album. The title track was released as a single and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
10. Heart & Soul (1980)
This was Conway Twitty’s 41st studio album which was released in 1980 on MCA Records. It includes the number 1 hit song “I’d Love to Lay You Down”. As well as the Bob Seger song, “We’ve Got Tonite”.
9. Mr. T (1981)
Released in 1981 by MCA Records, this was Conway Twitty’s 43rd studio album. It produced 2 number 1 hit singles which are “Tight Fittin’ Jeans” and “Red Neckin’ Love Makin’ Night”.
8. Cross Winds (1979)
Released by MCA Records in 1979 this was Conway Twitty’s 40th studio album. There were 3 singles released from this album which were; “Don’t Take It Away”, “I May Never Get To Heaven” and “Happy Birthday Darlin’”. The album peaked at number 11 on the Top Country Albums chart.
7. Now and Then (1976)
Released in 1976, this was Conway Twitty’s 35th studio album which was released by MCA Records. This was the album that produced the track “After All The Good Is Gone” which became his 16th number 1 hit single. This album reached the number 4 spot on the Top Country Albums chart.
6. I’m Not Through Loving You Yet (1974)
This was Conway Twitty’s 31st studio album which was released in 1974. This was the album that produced the title track which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, as well as a cover of Eddie Rabbitt’s number 1 hit single “Pure Love” and Wayne Carson’s “I See the Want in Your Eyes”.
5. The Rock & Roll Story (1960)
Released in 1960 by MGM this was an album of covers of many of the major rock and roll hits from the late 1950s. It shows Conway Twitty’s early influences in the rockabilly style before he became a country music artist. Tracks include “Jailhouse Rock”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Great Balls of Fire”.
4. Conway Twitty Sings (1959)
This was Conway Twitty’s debut album which was released in 1959 by MGM. 3 tracks from the album became top 40 hits which were “Story of Love”, “Mona Lisa” and the number 1 hit, “It’s Only Make Believe”.
3. You Can’t Take The Country Out Of Conway (1969)
Recorded many years before its release, this album of country songs were actually recorded when Conway was still performing rockabilly songs. None of the tracks from this album were released as singles but it shows how much country music was influencing Conway even before he made the transition from the world of rockabilly into the country music scene.
2. Hello Darlin’ (1970)
Released in April 1970 on the Decca label, this album produced the title track as a single and one of Conway Twitty’s most memorable songs. The song became his 4th Hot Country Singles chart number 1 hit and was at the top of the charts for 4 weeks.
1. You’ve Never Been This Far Before (1973)
Released in 1973 by MCA Records, this album contains the controversial title track which was released as a single. The track was considered to be controversial due to what were considered at the time to be “overly sexual lyrics”. The song reached number 1 on the country charts and also number 22 on the Hot 100 chart.
All Conway Twitty Albums In Chronological Order
|Conway Twitty Sings||1959|
|Saturday Night With Conway Twitty||1959|
|Lonely Blue Boy||1960|
|The Rock & Roll Story||1960|
|The Conway Twitty Touch||1961|
|Portrait of a Fool||1962|
|Hit the Road!||1964|
|Conway Twitty Sings||1966|
|Look Into My Teardrops||1966|
|Here’s Conway Twitty & His Lonely Blue Boys||1968|
|Next in Line||1968|
|Darling, You Know I Wouldn’t Lie||1969|
|I Love You More Today||1969|
|You Can’t Take the Country Out of Conway||1969|
|To See My Angel Cry /That’s When She Started to Stop Loving You||1970|
|Fifteen Years Ago||1970|
|How Much More Can She Stand||1971|
|I Wonder What She’ll Think About Me Leaving||1971|
|Conway Twitty Sings the Blues||1972|
|I Can’t See Me Without You||1972|
|I Can’t Stop Loving You /(Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date||1972|
|She Needs Someone to Hold Her (When She Cries)||1973|
|You’ve Never Been This Far Before / Baby’s Gone||1973|
|Clinging to a Saving Hand / Steal Away||1973|
|Honky Tonk Angel||1974|
|I’m Not Through Loving You Yet||1974|
|Linda on My Mind||1975|
|The High Priest of Country Music||1975|
|This Time I’ve Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me||1975|
|Now and Then||1976|
|Play Guitar Play||1977|
|I’ve Already Loved You in My Mind||1977|
|Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring||1978|
|Heart & Soul||1980|
|Rest Your Love on Me||1980|
|Lost in the Feeling||1983|
|Don’t Call Him a Cowboy||1985|
|Fallin’ for You for Years||1986|
|Still in Your Dreams||1988|
|House on Old Lonesome Road||1989|
|Crazy in Love||1990|
Frequently Asked Questions
The best selling Conway Twitty album is “The Very Best Of Conway Twitty” which was released in 1978.
The newest Conway Twitty album is “Final Touches” which was released in 1993 the same year that he died.
The first Conway Twitty album was “Conway Twitty Sings” which was released as his debut album in 1959 (not to be confused with an album of the same name that he released in 1966 which contained totally different tracks).
Conway Twitty’s most famous song is “It’s Only Make Believe” which was released on July 14th 1958.
Conway Twitty started singing under his real name Harold Lloyd Jenkins in 1955 but changed his name to Conway Twitty in 1957.
The genres ascribed to Conway Twitty are country and rockabilly.