The Old Rugged Cross - Alan Jackson This has always been my favorite. It was the favorite of the pastor of my youth, Wendell Freshley. My Dad liked it; we played it at his memorial service. "He'll call me someday to my home far away ... I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a crown."
Bobby Darrin, "Mack the Knife." [T]he standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, was given a vamping jazz-pop interpretation. Although initially opposed to releasing it as a single, the song went to No. 1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold two million copies, and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960." [Wikipedia]