One of the Boys (Gretchen Wilson album)

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One of the Boys
Studio album by Gretchen Wilson
Released May 15, 2007
Genre Country
Length 37:20
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer John Rich
Gretchen Wilson
Mark Wright
Gretchen Wilson chronology
All Jacked Up
(2005)
One of the Boys
(2007)
Greatest Hits
(2010)
Singles from One of the Boys
  1. "Come to Bed"
    Released: October 30, 2006
  2. "One of the Boys"
    Released: May 14, 2007
  3. "You Don't Have to Go Home"
    Released: October 1, 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (68/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Austin Chronicle 3/5 stars[4]
Blender 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[6]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[9]
Uncut 3/5 stars[1]

One of the Boys is the third album by country singer Gretchen Wilson. It was released on May 15, 2007.

Following its release, the album debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 73,000 copies in its first week.[10] As of May 9, 2008, the album has sold 232,000 copies in the US.[11] The album produced three chart singles for Wilson on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Come to Bed" (a duet with John Rich of Big & Rich), followed by the title track and "You Don't Have to Go Home", the first single of Wilson's career to miss Top 40 on the country charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Girl I Am"   Dean Hall, Gretchen Wilson 3:30
2. "Come to Bed" (duet with John Rich) John Rich, Vicky McGehee 3:54
3. "One of the Boys"   George Teren, Rivers Rutherford, Wilson 3:37
4. "You Don't Have to Go Home"   Rich, McGehee, Wilson 3:19
5. "Heaven Help Me"   Teren, Rutherford, Wilson 3:24
6. "There's a Place in the Whiskey"   Bobby L. Taylor, Del Gray, Shannon Lawson 3:01
7. "If You Want a Mother"   Teren, Rutherford, Wilson 3:34
8. "Pain Killer"   Hall, Wilson 3:42
9. "There Goes the Neighborhood"   Rich, McGehee, Wilson 2:57
10. "Good Ole Boy"   Rich, McGehee, Wilson 2:53
11. "To Tell You the Truth"   Hall, Wilson 3:31
Total length:
37:20

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[12]
2006 "Come to Bed" (featuring John Rich) 32
2007 "One of the Boys" 35
"You Don't Have to Go Home" 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for One Of The Boys". Metacritic. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Downs, Jolene. "Gretchen Wilson - One of the Boys". About.com. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "One of the Boys - Gretchen Wilson". Allmusic. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ Gray, Christopher (May 18, 2007). "Review: Miranda Lambert, Elizabeth Cook, Gretchen Wilson, & Avril Lavigne". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Willman, Chris (May 18, 2007). "One of the Boys Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Randy (May 13, 2007). "Redneck woman on cruise control". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Gretchen Wilson". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian (May 14, 2007). "Gretchen Wilson: One Of The Boys : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (May 21, 2007). "Gretchen Wilson: One of the Boys". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  10. ^ Katie Hasty, "Linkin Park Scores Year's Best Debut With 'Midnight'", Billboard.com, May 23, 2007.
  11. ^ Zettler, Linda. "'Redneck Woman' Wilson says new CD will rock". Florida Today. May 9, 2008.
  12. ^ "Gretchen Wilson Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 2, 2007
Succeeded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood