Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV

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Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV
Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 18 October 2005 (2005-10-18)
Genre Traditional pop, jazz
Label J
Producer Clive Davis, Bob Mann, Steve Tyrell
Rod Stewart chronology
Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III
(2004)
Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV
(2005)
Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars[3]

Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV, released 18 October 2005, is the fourth album of pop standards by Rod Stewart for J Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Got a Crush on You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (duet with Diana Ross) – 3:08
  2. "I Wish You Love" (Léo Chauliac, Charles Trenet, Albert A. Beach) – 3:38
  3. "You Send Me" (Sam Cooke) (duet with Chaka Khan) – 3:36
  4. "Long Ago and Far Away" (Jerome Kern, I. Gershwin) – 3:11
  5. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) (duet with Elton John) – 3:44
  6. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) (featuring Roy Hargrove) – 3:25
  7. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter) – 3:27
  8. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 2:49
  9. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (Irving Berlin) – 3:09
  10. "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar) (featuring Dave Koz) – 3:50
  11. "Blue Skies" (Berlin) – 2:43
  12. "Let's Fall in Love" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) (featuring George Benson) – 3:15
  13. "Thanks for the Memory" (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) – 3:11
  14. "Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin) (Included on the Japan and UK versions only) – 3:28
  15. "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) (Included on the UK version only) – 3:14

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 30
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 78
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 33
German Albums (Official Top 100)[9] 59
Irish Albums (IRMA)[10] 41
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 60
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 20
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[13] 5
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[14] 13
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[15] 42
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 3
US Billboard 200[18] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[19] Gold 35,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[20] Gold 7,500x
Poland (ZPAV)[21] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[22] Gold 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[24] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  4. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 4 – Rod Stewart: Awards". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  10. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Italian Album Chart Archive". FIMI. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook Volume IV". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  17. ^ "2005-11-12 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Rod Stewart – Awards". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Irish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Polish album certifications – Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Gold & Platinum 2005" (PDF). IFPI Sweden (in Swedish). p. 5. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – Thanks for the Memory". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 26 January 2013.  Enter Thanks for the Memory in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  24. ^ "American album certifications – Rod Stewart – Stewart, Rod". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 26 January 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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