Fairweather Johnson

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Fairweather Johnson
Studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish
Released April 23, 1996 (1996-04-23)
Recorded Late 1995
Genre Rock
Length 49:23
Label Atlantic
82886-2
Producer Don Gehman
Hootie & the Blowfish chronology
Cracked Rear View
(1994)
Fairweather Johnson
(1996)
Musical Chairs
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

Fairweather Johnson is the second studio album by the band Hootie & the Blowfish, released on April 23, 1996. Three songs from the album were released as singles: "Old Man & Me", "Tucker's Town", and "Sad Caper". The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in May 1996. It has sold 2,361,000 copies in the US as of May 2012.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Be the One" – 3:25
  2. "Sad Caper" – 2:49
  3. "Tucker's Town" – 4:02
  4. "She Crawls Away" – 4:09
  5. "So Strange" – 4:03
  6. "Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven)" – 4:27
  7. "Earth Stopped Cold at Dawn" – 3:29
  8. "Fairweather Johnson" – 0:51
  9. "Honeyscrew" – 3:36
  10. "Let It Breathe" – 3:53
  11. "Silly Little Pop Song" – 2:56
  12. "Fool" – 3:05
  13. "Tootie" – 3:04
  14. "When I'm Lonely" – 5:34

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
The Billboard 200 1
Australian Albums chart 12
UK Albums chart 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Fairweather Johnson - Hootie & the Blowfish". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ Browne, David (1996-04-26). "Music Review: 'Fairweather Johnson' Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (1996-04-21). "Hootie Doesn't Blow It". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  4. ^ "CG: Artist 590". Robert Christgau. 1996-08-06. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ Fricke, David (1996-12-02). "Hootie & the Blowfish: Fairweather Johnson : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  6. ^ Paul Grein (May 16, 2012). "Chart Watch Extra: Following Up A Monster". Yahoo Music (Chart Watch). 
Preceded by
Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 11–24, 1996
Succeeded by
The Score by Fugees