Connie Smith Sings Her Hits

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Connie Smith Sings Her Hits
Greatest hits album by Connie Smith
Released 1997
Recorded 1973–1976
Genre Country
Length 24:58
Label Sony Special Products
Connie Smith chronology
The Essential Connie Smith
(1996)
Connie Smith Sings Her Hits
(1997)
Connie Smith
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Connie Smith Sings Her Hits is a compilation album by American country artist, Connie Smith. The album was released in 1997 on Sony Special Products. The album was a collection Connie Smith's major hits at Columbia Records (1973–1976).

Background[edit]

Connie Smith Sings Her Hits was a ten-track collection of Connie Smith's major hits under Columbia Records. The album contained Smith's major hits (although most of them were minor), including the co-written "You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)" as well as Dallas Frazier's "Ain't Love a Good Thing" (which reached #10 on the Billboard Country Chart in 1974).[2][3]

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic album reviewer Thom Jurek stated that with each song Smith carried "the countrypolitan style as far as it would go." The material recorded under the label was mainly recorded in the popular countrypolitan style. The album also included two cover versions of songs originally recorded by The Everly Brothers: "(Till) I Kissed You" and "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)", both of which were singles by Smith. An up-tempo version of Hank Williams's "Why Don't You Love Me" is also included.[3]

Connie Smith Sings Her Hits was reviewed by Allmusic, which gave it three and a half out of five stars. Reviewer, Thom Jurek gave the album mainly positive feedback, overall stating, "It could be said, that regardless of the material, she never made a bad record; the tunes were carefully chosen it's true, but she never tried to hide the hardcore twang in her vocal style. She brought a touch of something approaching rockabilly into her interpretations that made them unmistakably country, and if pop fit the bill afterwards, so be it."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)"   George Richey, Connie Smith 2:23
2. "Ain't Love a Good Thing"   Dallas Frazier 2:42
3. "I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before)"   Sanger D. Shafer 2:33
4. "I've Got My Baby On My Mind"   Shafer 2:26
5. "I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today"   Shafer 2:39
6. "Why Don't You Love Me"   Hank Williams 2:05
7. "The Song We Fell in Love To"   Ray Baker, Taupper Suassy 2:24
8. "(Till) I Kissed You"   Don Everly 2:31
9. "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"   Everly 2:24
10. "I Don't Wanna Talk It Over Anymore"   Eddy Raven 2:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  3. ^ a b c Jurek, Thom. "Connie Smith Sings Her Hits > Review". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 

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