Alan Jackson's song "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" was ranked as the #1 song of the decade by CMT in 2010. The song was written just weeks after the September 11, 2001 attacks and was unexpectedly impactful. It resonated with people, with some crying and cheering during performances. The song was born out of a moment of inspiration for Jackson and went on to spend five weeks at the top of the charts. Jackson continues to play the song at his live concerts.