"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.