The Hits (Faith Hill album)

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The Hits
Greatest hits album by Faith Hill
Released October 2, 2007
Recorded 1993–2007
Genre Country
Length 59:10
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Gary Burr
Mike Clute
Byron Gallimore
Scott Hendricks
Faith Hill
Dann Huff
Faith Hill chronology
Fireflies
(2005)
The Hits
(2007)
Joy to the World
(2008)
Singles from The Hits
  1. "Lost"
    Released: June 19, 2007
  2. "Red Umbrella"
    Released: September 13, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

The Hits is the first greatest hits album from country singer Faith Hill issued in the United States. Originally slated for release on May 8, 2007, the album was delayed several times until it was finally released on October 2, 2007.[3]

Hill initially planned to re-record her prior hits for the album:

Ultimately, the live version of "Stronger" (an album track from Cry), a more country sounding "Let Me Let Go" and pop remixes of "Breathe", "The Way You Love Me", and "This Kiss" are the only tracks that differ from their album versions. The album contains all eight of her solo No. 1 Country singles in addition to two songs, "Cry" (No. 12 Country) and "There You'll Be" (No. 11 Country), which topped the AC chart.

History[edit]

The first single, "Lost" was released in May, 2007. The song did not perform well on the Country charts peaking at #32.[4] In September 2007, the song was released to AC radio and has peaked at #11 in January 2008. Faith debuted the second and final new track from the album, "Red Umbrella", on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 5. The song was released to Country radio on September 13.[5] It peaked at #28 on the country charts. The album also features her Grammy nominated duet with Tim McGraw "I Need You".

The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Country Albums charts selling 69,368 copies in its first week. This became her lowest debuting album on the Billboard 200 since 1995's It Matters to Me. A special edition of the CD was also released with a companion DVD featuring videos of some of Hill's singles.[6]

In April 2009, after 18 months on chart, the album moved to the Billboard Top Country Catalog Albums. As of the chart dated March 09, 2013, the album has sold 446,055 copies in the US.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Red Umbrella"   Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey, Brett Warren, Brad Warren 3:39
2. "Stronger" (Live) Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges 6:15
3. "I Need You" (with Tim McGraw) David Lee, Tony Lane 4:09
4. "Lost"   Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan 4:11
5. "Mississippi Girl"   John Rich, Adam Shoenfeld 3:53
6. "Cry"   Angie Aparo 3:48
7. "There You'll Be"   Diane Warren 3:42
8. "The Way You Love Me" (Radio Remix) Keith Follesé, Michael Dulaney 3:29
9. "Breathe" (Pop Version) Stephanie Bentley, Holly Lamar 4:08
10. "The Secret of Life"   Gretchen Peters 4:15
11. "Let Me Let Go"   Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan 4:25
12. "This Kiss" (Pop Version) Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff 3:15
13. "It Matters to Me"   Ed Hill, Mark D. Sanders 3:18
14. "Piece of My Heart"   Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns 4:02
15. "Wild One"   Pat Bunch, Jaime Kyle, Will Rambeaux 2:47
Total length:
59:10

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Italy September 28, 2007
United States October 2, 2007

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007–2015) Peak
position
UK Country Compilation Albums (OCC)[7] 13
US Billboard 200[8] 12
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[9] 3

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