Daryle Singletary: His 10 Essential Songs

From "I'm Living Up to Her Low Expectations" to "Jesus & Bartenders," the best tracks by the Nineties star, who died Monday at 46

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"I Knew I Loved You" (2000)

Singletary is rightly remembered as a staunch country traditionalist, but one of his most intriguing tracks was actually a cover of a massive, international pop hit. In 2000 he released a version of Australian pop duo Savage Garden' "I Knew I Loved You," a silky-smooth ballad that shot to Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 only a year earlier. Singletary's reading of the song stayed mostly true to the original, but it was little less polished and a lot more organic. And although it was largely overlooked by country fans, it once again illustrated Singletary's skill with a heartfelt lyric. C.P.

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