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. 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. 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