Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Rascal Flatts album)

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Greatest Hits Volume 1
Greatest hits album by Rascal Flatts
Released October 28, 2008
Recorded 2000-2006
Genre Country
Length 52:10
Label Lyric Street
Producer Various original producers
Rascal Flatts chronology
Still Feels Good
(2007)
Greatest Hits Volume 1
(2008)
Unstoppable
(2009)
Alternate covers
Limited Edition Re-release Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits Volume 1 is the title of the first greatest hits album released by the American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released on October 28, 2008 (see 2008 in country music) on Lyric Street Records.[2] The album contains 13 of the groups' biggest hits from their first four studio albums and also includes three newly recorded Christmas songs for a limited time.[2]

The album was reissued on October 6, 2009 with four new live bonus tracks, an audio interview with the band and a foldout poster.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Sources[4][5][6]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prayin' for Daylight" (from Rascal Flatts) Steve Bogard, Rick Giles 3:38
2. "I'm Movin' On" (from Rascal Flatts) Phillip White, D. Vincent Williams 3:52
3. "These Days" (from Melt) Steve Robson, Jeffrey Steele, Dan Wells 4:16
4. "I Melt" (from Melt) Gary LeVox, Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley 3:55
5. "Mayberry" (from Melt) Arlos Smith 4:34
6. "Feels Like Today" (from Feels Like Today) Robson, Wayne Hector 3:21
7. "Bless the Broken Road" (from Feels Like Today) Jeff Hanna, Bobby Boyd, Marcus Hummon 3:48
8. "Fast Cars and Freedom" (from Feels Like Today) LeVox, Thrasher, Mobley 4:23
9. "Skin (Sarabeth)" (from Feels Like Today) Doug Johnson, Joe Henry 4:22
10. "What Hurts the Most" (from Me and My Gang) Robson, Steele 3:34
11. "My Wish" (from Me and My Gang) Steele, Robson 4:07
12. "Stand" (from Me and My Gang) Blair Daly, Danny Orton 3:28
13. "Life Is a Highway" (from OST Cars & Me and My Gang) Tom Cochrane 4:36
Total length:
52:10

Bonus tracks[edit]

Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "White Christmas"   Irving Berlin 3:25
2. "Jingle Bell Rock"   Joe Beal, Jim Boothe 2:58
3. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"   Walter Kent 3:27

Note: These bonus tracks are on a separate second CD included in a limited edition foiled package for a limited time only.

Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Take Me There" (live) Kenny Chesney, Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher 4:40
2. "Winner at a Losing Game" (live) Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney 4:29
3. "Me and My Gang" (live) Jeffrey Steele, Jon Stone, Tony Mullins 3:44
4. "Summer Nights" (live) LeVox, Brett James, busbee 4:37

Note: These bonus tracks are live tracks and are only available on the CD's October 2009 reissue for a limited time only. They are on a separate disc which also includes an audio interview with the band. The liner doubles as a foldout poster.

Personnel[edit]

The following musicians performed on the three bonus tracks.[7]

Rascal Flatts[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Keith Carlock – drums on "Jingle Bell Rock"
  • Eric Darken – percussion
  • Shannon Forrest – drums on "White Christmas"
  • Jon Gilutin – piano

Horn section on "Jingle Bell Rock"[edit]

  • Mikey Haynes, Steve Patrick, Jeff Bailey – trumpets
  • Barry Green – trombone
  • Sam Levine, Dennis Solee, Mark Douthit – saxophones

Violins on "White Christmas": Carl Gorodetzky, Pam Sixfin, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, David Angell, Cathy Umstead, Cate Myer, and Karen Winkelman

String and horn arrangements by David Campbell, strings conducted by Carl Gorodetzky. Vocal arrangement on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" by Mervyn Warren.

Chart performance[edit]

Greatest Hits Volume 1 debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart and number 6 on the Billboard 200, with 89,000 copies sold in the first week.[citation needed] In the second week, the album sold another 39,000 copies and remained number 2 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart but dipped from number 6 to number 10 on the Billboard 200. It sold 620,000 copies in the United States up to May 2009.[8] The album hit the 1 million mark on February 19, 2011.[9] As October 18, 2012, it has sold 1,266,066 copies in the United States.

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 11
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Top Internet Albums 6
U.S. Top Pop Catalog Albums 14

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart Year-end
2010
Year-end
2011
US Billboard Top Country Albums 56[10] -
US Billboard Billboard 200 - 197[11]
US Billboard Top Catalog Albums - 17[12]
US Billboard Top Country Catalog Albums 17[13] 2[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Rascal Flatts Greatest Hits Coming Soon
  3. ^ Flatts Release Limited Edition Greatest Hits Collection
  4. ^ Rascal Flatts Reveals Greatest Hits Collection
  5. ^ Rascal Flatts’ "Greatest" Christmas
  6. ^ Rascal Flatts gets greatest hits treatment
  7. ^ Greatest Hits Volume 1 (CD booklet). Rascal Flatts. Lyric Street Records. 2008. 276302. 
  8. ^ Trust, Gary (2009-05-01). "What Sold The Most". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 2009-05-05. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Week Ending Feb. 13, 2011: Albums: Bieber’s Big Weekend". Chart Watch. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  11. ^ "Best of 2011: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Best of 2011: Catalog Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Catalog Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Catalog Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2011.