It's Only Rock & Roll (Waylon Jennings album)

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It's Only Rock & Roll
Studio album by Waylon Jennings
Released March 1983
Genre Country
Outlaw country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Waylon Jennings, Randy Scruggs
Waylon Jennings chronology
It's Only Rock & Roll
Take It to the Limit
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

It's Only Rock & Roll is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1983. Jennings, most famous for his role in the outlaw country movement, began to slowly fade into obscurity after having released several acclaimed and chart-topping albums; It's Only Rock & Roll was one of only three solo records by the singer to reach the country top ten between 1983 and the end of his life. Among others, it contains a cover of Little Richard's well-known "Lucille". It's Only Rock & Roll reached #10 on the country charts, with "Breakin' Down" peaking at #10 and the aforementioned "Lucille" topping the singles charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Only Rock & Roll" (Rodney Crowell)
  2. "Living Legends" (Jennings)
  3. "Breakin' Down" (Joe Rainey)
  4. "Let Her Do the Walking" (Jennings)
  5. "Mental Revenge" (Mel Tillis)
  6. "Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will)" (Albert Collins, Little Richard)
  7. "Angel Eyes" (Crowell)
  8. "No Middle Ground" (Jennings, Gary Scruggs)
  9. "Love's Legalities" (Michael Smotherman)
  10. Medley:
  1. "I'm a Ramblin' Man" (Ray Pennington)
  2. "This Time" (Jennings)
  3. "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" (Jennings)
  4. "Clyde" (J. J. Cale)
  5. "Good Hearted Woman" (Jennings, Willie Nelson)
  6. "Ladies Love Outlaws" (Lee Clayton)
  7. "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" (Chips Moman, Bobby Emmons)
  8. "I've Always Been Crazy" (Jennings)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 109