Greatest Hits (Clay Walker album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Clay Walker
Released June 9, 1998
Genre Country
Length 44:39
Label Giant
Producer James Stroud
Clay Walker chronology
Rumor Has It
(1997)
Greatest Hits
(1998)
Live, Laugh, Love
(1999)
Singles from Greatest Hits
  1. "Ordinary People"
    Released: May 5, 1998
  2. "You're Beginning to Get to Me"
    Released: August 25, 1998

Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation album by country music singer Clay Walker. It was released in 1998. Two previously unreleased tracks ("Ordinary People" and "You're Beginning to Get to Me") are included on this album; both were issued as singles in 1998. The former peaked at #35 on the Billboard country charts, while the latter was a #2 hit for Walker.

Background[edit]

In an interview with Tulsa World, Walker stated about the album, "I'm just kind of funny about the word "great' being used with my name, putting "great' with something I do ... I don't know. I'm really not that kind of guy"[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What's It to You"   Robert Ellis Orrall, Curtis Wright 2:47
2. "You're Beginning to Get to Me"   Aaron Barker, Tom Shapiro 2:41
3. "Live Until I Die"   Clay Walker 2:50
4. "This Woman and This Man"   Michael Lunn, Jeff Pennig 4:22
5. "Dreaming with My Eyes Open"   Tony Arata 3:30
6. "Rumor Has It"   Jason M. Greene, Walker 3:09
7. "Hypnotize the Moon"   Eric Kaz, Steve Dorff 3:38
8. "Then What?"   Jon Vezner, Randy Sharp 3:03
9. "Where Do I Fit in the Picture"   Walker 3:55
10. "If I Could Make a Living"   Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah, Keith Stegall 2:12
11. "Ordinary People"   Ed Hill, Craig Wiseman 3:49
12. "Only on Days That End in "Y""   Richard Fagan 2:45
13. "Watch This"   Ron Harbin, Barker, Anthony L. Smith 3:10
14. "Who Needs You Baby"   Walker, Kim Williams, Randy Boudreaux 2:48

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Country Standard Time (favorable)[3]
Sunday Mail (favorable)[4]

Kris Teo of Sunday Mail wrote "The material will never be confused with thinking man's country since it punches all the predictable thematic buttons. On this solid 14-track smoking-gun compilation, he celebrates the trials and tribulations of the common man."[4] Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic gave the album four and a half stars and wrote, "you won't find a better one-disc summary of his prime."[2] Walter Allread of Country Standard Time gave the album a favorable review.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

During the week of June 27, 1998, the album sold over 35,000 units.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wooley, John Tulsa World 3 April 1998 The Old Country Clay Walker Just Can't Forget His Roots. He Doesn’t Even Want to Try
  2. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason (1998-06-09). "Greatest Hits - Clay Walker". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Clay Walker - Greatest Hits". Countrystandardtime.com. 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  4. ^ a b Teo, Kris Sunday Mail Soul sound of the future (19 July 1998)
  5. ^ Billboard HATS OFF, WRANGLERS ON. (11 September 1999)
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum - January 22, 1999". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-07-07.