Songs You Know by Heart

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Songs You Know by Heart
Greatest hits album by Jimmy Buffett
Released 1985
Recorded 1973-1979
Genre Rock/country/gulf and western
Length 42:44
Label MCA
MCA-5633 (U.S., CD)
Producer Don Gant, Norbert Putnam
Alternative cover
Cover of CD releases
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Songs You Know by Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s) is the 18th album and the first greatest hits compilation by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was released in January 1985 as MCA 5633. The parenthetical "s" in the subtitle alludes to the status at the time of "Margaritaville" as Buffett's single large chart hit. Although the album charted at 100 on the Billboard 200, it is currently certified 7x Platinum by the RIAA, making it Buffett's most commercially successful.

Despite its 1985 release date, the album only includes songs from 1973 to 1979. Aside of 1976's Havaña Daydreamin', this compilation includes at least one song from every album released between 1973 and 1979. It includes all of "The Big 8" songs that Buffett has played at almost all of his concerts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:53 (Originally on Son of a Son of a Sailor)
  2. "He Went to Paris" (Jimmy Buffett) – 3:31 (Originally on A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean)
  3. "Fins" (J. Buffett/D. McColl/B. Chance/T. Corcoran) – 3:27 (Originally on Volcano)
  4. "Son of a Son of a Sailor" (Jimmy Buffett) – 3:25 (Originally on Son of a Son of a Sailor)
  5. "A Pirate Looks at Forty" (Jimmy Buffett) – 3:55 (Originally on A1A)
  6. "Margaritaville" (Jimmy Buffett) – 4:11 (Originally on Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes)
  7. "Come Monday" (Jimmy Buffett) – 3:11 (Originally on Living & Dying in 3/4 Time)
  8. "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" (Jimmy Buffett) – 3:18 (Originally on Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes)
  9. "Why Don't We Get Drunk" (Marvin Gardens) – 2:44 (Originally on A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean)
  10. "Pencil Thin Moustache" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:52 (Originally on Living & Dying in 3/4 Time)
  11. "Grapefruit—Juicy Fruit" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:58 (Originally on A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean)
  12. "Boat Drinks" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:38 (Originally on Volcano)
  13. "Volcano" (Jimmy Buffett, Keith Sykes, Harry Dailey) – 3:38 (Originally on Volcano)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 27
U.S. Billboard 200 100

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