Greatest Hits II (Kenny Chesney album)

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Greatest Hits II
Greatest hits album by Kenny Chesney
Released May 19, 2009
Genre Country
Label BNA
Producer Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney chronology
Lucky Old Sun
(2008)
Greatest Hits II
(2009)
Hemingway's Whiskey
(2010)
Singles from Greatest Hits II
  1. "Out Last Night"
    Released: April 6, 2009
  2. "I'm Alive"
    Released: August 17, 2009
  3. "Ain't Back Yet"
    Released: February 22, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits II is a compilation album by country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released on May 19, 2009, and it is his second greatest hits album since Greatest Hits in 2000. The album includes twelve singles from 2002 to 2009, as well as two non-singles from previous albums ("Be as You Are" from Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair) and "I'm Alive" from Lucky Old Sun). Also included is the new song "Out Last Night", which was issued as a single in April 2009, followed by "I'm Alive" in August 2009.

The album was re-released on February 9, 2010 to include two new tracks, "This Is Our Moment" and "Ain't Back Yet". The former was used by the television network ESPN as a college football theme and peaked at number 46 based on unsolicited airplay, while the latter was released to radio as the album's single in February 2010.[2]

Reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, reviewing the album for Allmusic, gave it four stars out of five. He said that the album was stronger than his last two studio albums because it did not contain as many laid-back songs. Erlewine also called "Out Last Night" an "amiable day-after shuffle."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out Last Night"   Kenny Chesney, Brett James 3:21
2. "Living in Fast Forward"   David Lee Murphy, Rivers Rutherford 3:32
3. "Young"   Craig Wiseman, Naoise Sheridan, Steve McEwan 3:56
4. "Summertime"   Wiseman, McEwan 3:27
5. "Down the Road" (duet with Mac McAnally) Mac McAnally 3:01
6. "Beer in Mexico"   Chesney 4:32
7. "There Goes My Life"   Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley 5:02
8. "When the Sun Goes Down" (duet with Uncle Kracker) James 4:50
9. "Anything but Mine"   Scooter Carusoe 5:24
10. "Be as You Are"   Chesney, Dean Dillon 4:20
11. "I Go Back"   Chesney 4:03
12. "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"   Casey Beathard 3:29
13. "The Good Stuff"   Wiseman, Jim Collins 3:20
14. "Never Wanted Nothing More"   Ronnie Bowman, Chris Stapleton 3:28
15. "I'm Alive" (duet with Dave Matthews) Chesney, Dillon, Mark Tamburino 3:19

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 3
Canadian Albums Chart 14

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 148[3]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 26[4]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2009 "Out Last Night" 1 16 41
"I'm Alive" (featuring Dave Matthews) 6 32 73
2010 "Ain't Back Yet" 3 50 72

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Greatest Hits II review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Kenny Chesney adds two new tracks to Greatest Hits II". CMT. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  4. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Kenny Chesney – Greatest Hits II". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Hannah Montana: The Movie (soundtrack) by Various artists
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 6, 2009
Succeeded by
Hannah Montana: The Movie (soundtrack) by Various artists