Song of the Day #4,755: ‘Small Town’ – John Cougar Mellencamp

Going strictly by the numbers, ‘Small Town’ is tied for John Mellencamp’s fifth-biggest hit.

The first is 1982’s ‘Jack & Diane,’ his only song to reach #1 on the Billboard charts. ‘Hurts So Good,’ from the same album (American Fool) reached #2. The amusingly titled ‘R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60s Rock),' from 1985's Scarecrow, made it to #2 as well.

Mellencamp’s Van Morrison cover ‘Wild Night,’ a duet with Me’Shell Ndeg√©ocello, made it to #3 in 1994.

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