Kenny Rogers: Neal Preston/CORBIS
May 17, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

10. ”Lucille”
Kenny Rogers
His first solo smash after ditching First Edition tells the rural tale of a cheatin’ wife who picks up Rogers in a bar. But it’s the memorable words of the pretty lady’s brokenhearted hubby that make this a sadsack country staple: ”You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille/ With four hungry children and a crop in the field.” A-

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