Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III

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Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 19 October 2004 (2004-10-19)
Genre Traditional pop
Label J
Producer Clive Davis, Richard Perry, Steve Tyrell, Lauren Wild
Rod Stewart chronology
As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II
(2003)
Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III
(2004)
Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars[2]
The Village Voice (average)[3]

Stardust: the Great American Songbook, Volume III is the third studio album of pop standards by British musician Rod Stewart, released on 19 October 2004 by J Records. The album was dedicated to the Tartan Army.

The album was Rod Stewart's first #1 on the Billboard 200 since Blondes Have More Fun in 1979.[4] Rod Stewart also won his first, and only, Grammy when the album also won the Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2004 (2004 in music).[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:30
  2. "For Sentimental Reasons" (William Best, Deek Watson) – 3:01
  3. "Blue Moon" (featuring Eric Clapton) (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 4:05
  4. "What a Wonderful World" (featuring Stevie Wonder) (Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) – 4:30
  5. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 4:01
  6. "Manhattan" (duet with Bette Midler) (Rodgers, Hart) – 2:53
  7. "'S Wonderful" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 3:24
  8. "Isn't It Romantic?" (Rodgers, Hart) – 3:50
  9. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, I. Gershwin) – 3:23
  10. "But Not for Me" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 3:22
  11. "A Kiss to Build a Dream on" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) – 3:13
  12. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (duet with Dolly Parton) (Frank Loesser) – 3:51
  13. "Night and Day" (Cole Porter) – 3:08
  14. "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin) – 4:03
  15. "You Belong to Me" (Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, Redd Stewart) – 3:12 Bonus Track for Japan
  16. "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Claremont Parsons, James Phillips) – 3:13 previously issued on Volume II, Bonus Track for Japan

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 65
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 13
Irish Albums (IRMA)[11] 68
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 20
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[13] 3
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[14] 13
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 3
US Billboard 200[17] 1
Chart (2005) Peak
position
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 37
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[19] 17

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[20] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[21] Gold 25,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[22] Gold 7,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[23] Gold 20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[24] Platinum 60,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  3. ^ The Village Voice review
  4. ^ "Rod Stewart – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Past Winners Search". Grammy.com. The Recording Academy. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rod Stewart – Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Rod Stewart – Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Rod Stewart – Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Rod Stewart Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Rod Stewart. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Rod Stewart – Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  11. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 44, 2004". Chart-Track.co.uk. IRMA. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Rod Stewart – Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Rod Stewart – Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Rod Stewart – Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  16. ^ "2004-10-30 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Rod Stewart Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Rod Stewart. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Rod Stewart: Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  19. ^ "Rod Stewart – Stardust... The Great American Songbook Volume III". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2007". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Rod Stewart – Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "Polish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Stardust" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  24. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications: 2006". IFPI Sweden (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. 
  25. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – Stardust". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 January 2013.  Enter Stardust in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  26. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – Stardust". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 3 January 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
50 Number Ones by George Strait
Billboard 200 number-one album
31 October 2004 – 6 November 2004
Succeeded by
Unfinished Business by R. Kelly & Jay-Z