50 Number Ones

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50 Number Ones
Compilation album by George Strait
Released October 5, 2004 (2004-10-05)
Genre Country
Length 2:34:59
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Ray Baker
Jimmy Bowen
Tony Brown
Blake Mevis
George Strait
George Strait chronology
20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of George Strait (2003) 50 Number Ones (2004) Somewhere Down in Texas (2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
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Allmusic 5/5 stars link
The Village Voice (average) link

50 Number Ones is a compilation album, released in 2004, by American country music singer George Strait. It is a compilation of his first 50 Number One country music singles, starting with 1982's "Fool Hearted Memory" and presented in chronological order. A new track, I Hate Everything, was also included, and became his 51st overall Number One in 2004. The figure of "50 Number Ones" includes not just songs that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, but also of those that topped the Radio & Records and Gavin Report charts. The album has been certified 7 × Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. It has sold 3,735,000 copies in the US as of June 2014.[1]

Many of the songs were edited from their album versions to make all the songs fit on two discs. Many of these cuts were unnecessary, however. With a capacity of eighty minutes for each disc, 5:01 of which was left over, and 6:50 of edits made, only 1:49 of cuts were actually required. Therefore the only alterations necessary were to the songs' export settings.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "I Hate Everything" (Gary Harrison, Keith Stegall) – 3:55
  2. "Fool Hearted Memory" (Byron Hill, Alan R. Mevis) – 2:12 (edited from 2:39)
  3. "A Fire I Can't Put Out" (Darryl Staedtler) – 2:57
  4. "You Look So Good in Love" (Rory Bourke, Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater) – 2:57 (edited from 3:10)
  5. "Right or Wrong" (Arthur L. Sizemore, Haven Gillespie, Paul Biese) – 2:03
  6. "Let's Fall to Pieces Together" (Dickey Lee, Tommy Rocco, Johnny Russell) – 2:21 (edited from 2:55)
  7. "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" (Sanger D. Shafer, Darlene Shafer) – 3:05 (edited from 3:14)
  8. "The Chair" (Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon) – 2:48
  9. "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her" (Dillon) – 2:49
  10. "It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You" (Dillon, Royce Porter) – 2:38 (edited from 2:51)
  11. "Ocean Front Property" (Dillon, Cochran, Porter) – 2:40 (edited from 3:06)
  12. "All My Ex's Live in Texas" (S. D. Shafer, Lyndia J. Shafer) – 3:17
  13. "Am I Blue" (David Chamberlain) – 3:04
  14. "Famous Last Words of a Fool" (Dillon, Rex Huston) – 3:19 (edited from 3:32)
  15. "Baby Blue" (Aaron Barker) – 3:29
  16. "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" (Tommy Collins) – 2:17
  17. "Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye" (Tony Martin, Troy Martin) – 2:55 (edited from 3:28)
  18. "What's Going On in Your World" (D. Chamberlain, Porter) – 3:26
  19. "Ace in the Hole" (Dennis Adkins) – 2:34
  20. "Love Without End, Amen" (Barker) – 3:05
  21. "I've Come to Expect It from You" (Dillon, Buddy Cannon) – 2:42 (edited from 3:42)
  22. "If I Know Me" (Dillon, Pam Belford) – 2:41
  23. "You Know Me Better Than That" (Tony Haselden, Anna Lisa Graham) – 3:00
  24. "The Chill of an Early Fall" (Green Daniel, Gretchen Peters) – 3:16 (edited from 3:28)
  25. "So Much Like My Dad" (Chips Moman, Bobby Emmon) – 3:19
  26. "I Cross My Heart" (Steve Dorff, Eric Kaz) – 3:29

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Heartland" (Dorff, John Bettis) – 2:16
  2. "Easy Come, Easy Go" (Barker, Dillon) – 2:35 (edited from 3:00)
  3. "I'd Like to Have That One Back" (Bill Shore, Rick West, Barker) – 3:48
  4. "The Man in Love with You" (Dorff, Gary Harju) – 3:18
  5. "The Big One" (Gerry House, Devon O'Day) – 2:05
  6. "You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody" (Steve Clark, Johnny MacRae) – 2:48 (edited from 3:18)
  7. "Lead On" (Dillon, Teddy Gentry) – 3:21
  8. "Check Yes or No" (Danny M. Wells, Dana Hunt Oglesby) – 3:10 (edited from 3:17)
  9. "I Know She Still Loves Me" (Barker, Monty Holmes) – 3:04
  10. "Blue Clear Sky" (Mark D. Sanders, John Jarrard, Bob DiPiero) – 2:34 (edited from 2:52)
  11. "Carried Away" (Steve Bogard, Jeff Stevens) – 2:58 (edited from 3:19)
  12. "I Can Still Make Cheyenne" (Barker, Erv Woolsey) – 4:11
  13. "One Night at a Time" (Roger Cook, Eddie Kilgallon, Earl Bud Lee) – 3:19 (edited from 3:50)
  14. "Carrying Your Love with Me" (Stevens, Bogard) – 3:07 (edited from 3:50)
  15. "Today My World Slipped Away" (Mark Wright, Vern Gosdin) – 3:05 (edited from 3:13)
  16. "Round About Way" (Steve Dean, Wil Nance) – 2:50 (edited from 3:01)
  17. "I Just Want to Dance with You" (Cook, John Prine) – 3:18 (edited from 3:30)
  18. "True" (Marv Green, Stevens) – 3:12 (edited from 3:36)
  19. "We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This" (Jim Lauderdale) – 2:23
  20. "Write This Down" (Dana Hunt, Kent Robbins) – 3:33
  21. "The Best Day" (Carson Chamberlain, Dillon) – 3:18
  22. "Go On" (Tony Martin, Mark Nesler) – 3:21 (edited from 3:48)
  23. "Run" (Tony Lane, Anthony Smith) – 3:46 (edited from 4:03)
  24. "Living and Living Well" (Tony Martin, Nesler, Tom Shapiro) – 3:26 (edited from 3:36)
  25. "She'll Leave You with a Smile" (Odie Blackmon, Jay Knowles) – 2:44

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 1
Canadian Albums Chart 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Bjorke (June 11, 2014). "Country Music's Top 10 Albums: The Week Of June 11, 2014". Roughstock. 


Preceded by
Feels Like Today by Rascal Flatts
Billboard 200 number-one album
October 17–30, 2004
Succeeded by
Stardust: the Great American Songbook 3
by Rod Stewart
Preceded by
Feels Like Today by Rascal Flatts
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 23 – November 26, 2004
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits by Shania Twain