Mother and daughter duo, Naomi and Wynonna are The Judds. One of the most successful acts in country music, they’ve won five Grammy Awards, eight CMA Awards, and had 25 singles on the country charts between 1983 and 2000, 14 of which hit number one and another six made the top ten. This week we're honoring this dynamic duo with a seven-song tribute that will have you singing, “Mama, we're crazy…we're crazy over Wynonna and Naomi.”
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Mama He's Crazy was recorded by The Judds and released as the second single from the 1983 EP, Wynonna & Naomi, and again on their 1984 debut album, Why Not Me. The song marked the duo's second hit on the country charts and their first number one. The song was so successful, Pinkard & Bowden released a parody called Mama She's Lazy that went to 39 on the country charts.
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Rockin' With the Rhythm of the Rain was written by Brent Maher and Don Schlitz. Recorded by The Judds and released as the third single from the 1986 album, Rockin' with the Rhythm, the song marked their seventh number one country hit and spent twelve weeks on the charts. It was one of four number one hits from that album, and Billboard named it the Top Country Album of 1986.
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Why Not Me was the first single and title track of The Judds first studio album, Why Not Me. Released in 1984, the song was their second number one and spent fifteen weeks on the country charts. One of four number one hits from that album, Why Not Me won a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with a Vocal in 1986, as did Mama He's Crazy in 1985.
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Written by Naomi Judd, Paul Overstreet, and John Jarvis, Love Can Build a Bridge was recorded by The Judds and released in 1990 as the second single and title track from their album, Love Can Build a Bridge. The song was later covered by Children for Rwanda as a charity single for Save the Children and by a 10-year-old Britney Spears in 1991 on Star Search.