Super Hits (Willie Nelson album)

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Super Hits
Greatest hits album by Willie Nelson
Released 1994
Genre Country
Label Legacy
Producer Willie Nelson, Sydney Pollack, Merle Haggard, Fred Foster, Booker T. Jones, Chips Moman
Willie Nelson chronology
Half Nelson
(1985)
Super Hits
(1994)
Super Hits, Volume 2
(1995)

Super Hits is the first of two compilation albums in the Super Hits series featuring songs by country singer Willie Nelson.The album was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA for sales of 2 million copies.[1] As of May 21, 2014, the album has sold more than 2,600,000 copies in the United States.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "On the Road Again"   Willie Nelson 2:34
2. "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"   Sharon Vaughn 3:04
3. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"   Fred Rose 2:20
4. "Nothing I Can Do About It Now"   Beth Nielsen Chapman 3:19
5. "Georgia on My Mind"   Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell 4:21
6. "Living in the Promiseland"   David Lynn Jones 3:22
7. "Pancho and Lefty" (with Merle Haggard) Townes Van Zandt 4:48
8. "Always on My Mind"   Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson 3:33
9. "City of New Orleans"   Steve Goodman 4:50
10. "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground"   Nelson 4:24

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Super Hits received three out of five stars from Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic.[3] Erlewine concludes that the album is "not bad" but "far from definitive."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Super Hits peaked at #34 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart the week of July 22, 1995.[4]

Chart (1994–1995) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 34
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 98
Canadian RPM Country Albums 6

Super Hits, Volume 2[edit]

Super Hits, Volume 2
Greatest hits album by Willie Nelson
Released 1995
Genre Country
Label Legacy
Willie Nelson chronology
Super Hits
(1994)
Super Hits, Volume 2
(1995)
Revolutions of Time...The Journey 1975/1993
(1995)

The success of the album resulted in the release of a second volume in 1995. This volume did not repeat the success of the first.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ain't Necessarily So"   Beth Nielsen Chapman 3:06
2. "Just Out of Reach"   Virgil Stewart 3:36
3. "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"   Ed Bruce 3:28
4. "Stardust"   Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish 3:53
5. "Without a Song"   Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans 3:52
6. "Seven Spanish Angels"   Troy Seals, Eddie Setser 3:52
7. "Harbor Lights"   Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams 3:50
8. "Remember Me (When the Candlelights Are Gleaming)"   Scotty Wiseman 3:50
9. "When I Dream"   Sandy Mason 3:35
10. "Let It Be Me"   Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë 3:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Top Country Albums 1964 to 2007. Record Research, Inc. p. 176. ISBN 0-89820-173-X. 
  2. ^ Matt Bjorke (May 21, 2014). "Country Music's Top 10 Albums: The Week Of May 21, 2014". Roughstock. 
  3. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Super Hits review". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chart listing for Super Hits". Billboard. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chart listing for Super Hits". Billboard. Retrieved February 9, 2012.