(Songbook) A Collection of Hits

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(Songbook) A Collection of Hits
Greatest hits album by Trisha Yearwood
Released August 26, 1997 (1997-08-26)
Genre Country
Length 43:01
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Garth Fundis
Allen Reynolds
Harry Stinson
Trisha Yearwood
Trisha Yearwood chronology
Everybody Knows
(1996)
(Songbook) A Collection of Hits
(1997)
Where Your Road Leads
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[3]

(Songbook) A Collection of Hits is the seventh album—and first greatest hits album—by country singer Trisha Yearwood. The album was Yearwood's first to reach #1 on the Billboard country albums chart. Due to the success of the single "How Do I Live" in Australia, the album was released there (in 1998) with six extra tracks, including a duet with Australian country star Lee Kernaghan. (Songbook) A Collection of Hits also peaked at number 5 on the ARIA country charts and 22 on the all genre. The album has been certified 4× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for US shipments of 4 million copies.[4] It has also been certified 2× Platinum in Canada[5] and Platinum in Australia.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How Do I Live"   Diane Warren 4:02
2. "The Song Remembers When"   Hugh Prestwood 3:54
3. "Wrong Side of Memphis"   Gary Harrison, Matraca Berg 2:46
4. "In Another's Eyes" (duet with Garth Brooks) Garth Brooks, Bobby Wood 3:32
5. "The Woman Before Me"   Jude Johnstone 3:48
6. "Perfect Love"   Sunny Russ, Stephony Smith 2:56
7. "Thinkin' About You"   Bob Regan, Tom Shapiro 3:23
8. "Down on My Knees"   Beth Nielsen Chapman 3:52
9. "She's in Love with the Boy"   Jon Ims 4:04
10. "Walkaway Joe" (featuring Don Henley) Vince Melamed, Greg Barnhill 4:19
11. "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)"   Matraca Berg, Alice Randall 2:47
12. "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart"   Pat Alger, Brooks 3:38

International version track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How Do I Live"   Diane Warren 4:02
2. "The Song Remembers When"   Hugh Prestwood 3:54
3. "Wrong Side of Memphis"   Gary Harrison, Matraca Berg 2:46
4. "In Another's Eyes"   Garth Brooks, Bobby Wood 3:32
5. "The Woman Before Me"   Jude Johnstone 3:48
6. "Perfect Love"   Sunny Russ, Stephony Smith 2:56
7. "Thinkin' About You"   Bob Regan, Tom Shapiro 3:23
8. "Down on My Knees"   Beth Nielsen Chapman 3:52
9. "She's in Love with the Boy"   Jon Ims 4:04
10. "Walkaway Joe"   Vince Melamed, Greg Barnhill 4:19
11. "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)"   Matraca Berg, Alice Randall 2:47
12. "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart"   Pat Alger, Brooks 3:38
13. "A Lover Is Forever"   Steve Goodman, Fred Knobloch 3:44
14. "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)"   Larry Gottlieb, Kim Richey 3:42
15. "On a Bus to St. Cloud"   Gretchen Peters 4:42
16. "You Can Sleep While I Drive"   Melissa Etheridge 3:15
17. "The Flame"   Joe Henry, John Barlow Jarvis 5:50
18. "Save the Land" (duet with Lee Kernaghan, only on the Australian version) Lee Kernaghan 3:50
Preceded by
Blue by LeAnn Rimes
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 13–26, 1997
Succeeded by
You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs by LeAnn Rimes
Preceded by
Leahy by Leahy
RPM Country Albums number-one album
September 22–October 12, 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "(Songbook) A Collection of Hits - Trisha Yearwood". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Trisha Yearwood". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 894. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ a b "American album certifications – Trisha Yearwood – Songbook". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ a b "Canadian album certifications – Trisha Yearwood – Songbook". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  7. ^ a b c "(Songbook) A Collection of Hits - Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  8. ^ "RPM Country Albums for September 22, 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-08.