It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook

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It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 22 October 2002 (2002-10-22)[1]
Genre Traditional pop
Label J
Producer Clive Davis, Richard Perry, Phil Ramone
Rod Stewart chronology
The Story So Far: The Very Best of Rod Stewart
(2001)
It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook
(2002)
As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II
(2003)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (42/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (mixed)[4]
Billboard (favorable)[5]
Blender 1/5 stars[2]
E! Online C+[2]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[6]
Q 1/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[7]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[8]
Uncut 2/5 stars[2]

It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook is the first album of American pop standards recorded by British musician Rod Stewart. It was released on 22 October 2002, and became the first in a five-volume series.

The album was Stewart's first release for J Records. It included his second recording of "Every Time We Say Goodbye."

A live DVD of the same title was released on 4 February 2003,[1] which featured performances of material from the studio album as well as Stewart's earlier material.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Go to My Head" (John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 4:17
  2. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:25
  3. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 3:49
  4. "It Had to Be You" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) – 3:24
  5. "That Old Feeling" (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain) – 2:54
  6. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 3:48
  7. "The Very Thought of You" (Ray Noble) – 3:20
  8. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) – 3:32
  9. "I'll Be Seeing You" (Fain, Irving Kahal) – 3:51
  10. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) – 3:27
  11. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 3:00
  12. "For All We Know" (Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 3:24
  13. "We'll Be Together Again" (Carl T. Fischer, Frankie Laine) – 3:54
  14. "That's All" (Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes) – 3:03

Personnel[edit]

Live DVD[edit]

  1. "Forever Young" (Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart)
  2. "Some Guys Have All the Luck" (Jeff Fortgang)
  3. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
  4. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Fields, Kern)
  5. "These Foolish Things" (Link, Marvell, Strachey)
  6. "Moonglow" (DeLange, Hudson, Mills)
  7. "Every Time We Say Goodbye" (Porter)
  8. "The Very Thought of You" (Noble)
  9. "That Old Feeling" (Brown, Fain)
  10. "You Go to My Head" (Coots, Gillespie)
  11. "For All We Know" (Coots, Lewis)
  12. "The Nearness of You" (Carmichael, Washington)
  13. "That's All" (Brandt, Haymes)
  14. "We'll Be Together Again" (Fischer, Laine)
  15. "Rhythm of My Heart" (Marc Jordan, John Capek)
  16. "Downtown Train" (Tom Waits)
  17. "Maggie May" (Stewart, Martin Quittenton)
  18. "Young Turks" (Stewart, Carmine Appice, Duane Hitchings, Savigar)
  19. "Hot Legs" (Stewart, Gary Grainger)
  20. "Having a Party" (Sam Cooke)
  21. "I'll Be Seeing You" (Fain, Kahal)
  22. "It Takes Two" (William "Mickey" Stevenson, Sylvia Moy)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002/2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 41
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 35
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 10
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 11
German Albums (Official Top 100)[14] 26
Irish Albums (IRMA)[15] 40
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 46
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[17] 16
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[18] 2
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[19] 17
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 24
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 81
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 8
US Billboard 200[23] 4

Certifications[edit]

Album[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[24] Platinum 40,000x
Australia (ARIA)[25] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Brazil (ABPD)[26] Platinum 125,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[27] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[28] Platinum 70,000*
Sweden (GLF)[29] Gold 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[31] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

DVD[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[32] 8× Platinum 120,000^
Brazil (ABPD)[33] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[34] 3× Platinum 30,000^
United States (RIAA)[35] Platinum 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bessman, Jim (22 March 2003). "Stewart Readying Second and Final Collection of American Pop Standards". Billboard 115 (12): 18. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Critic reviews at Metacritic
  3. ^ AllMusic review
  4. ^ BBC Music review
  5. ^ Billboard review at the Wayback Machine (archived October 19, 2002)
  6. ^ The Guardian review
  7. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  8. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived October 26, 2002)
  9. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Rod Stewart - It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Rod Stewart Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Rod Stewart. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  15. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  19. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  20. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  21. ^ "Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  22. ^ "2002-11-30 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  23. ^ "Rod Stewart Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Rod Stewart. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  24. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications". CAPIF (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  26. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  27. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You...The Great American Songbook". Music Canada. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  28. ^ "Polish album certifications – Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  29. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications: 2003". IFPI Sweden (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. 
  30. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 January 2013.  Enter It Had to Be You in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  31. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You: Great American Songbook". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2 January 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  33. ^ "Brazilian video certifications – Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  34. ^ "Canadian video certifications – Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You...The Great American Songbook". Music Canada. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  35. ^ "American video certifications – Rod Stewart – It Had to Be You: Great American Songbook". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 31 January 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH

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