The Ultimate Hits

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This article is about the album by Garth Brooks. For the Square Enix budget range called "Ultimate Hits", see Square Enix budget ranges.
The Ultimate Hits
Compilation album by Garth Brooks
Released November 6, 2007
Genre Country
Length 2:03:25
Label Pearl Records
Producer Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks chronology
The Lost Sessions
(2005)
The Ultimate Hits
(2007)
Blame it All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
(2013)
Alternative Cover
Limited Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Ultimate Hits is the third compilation album from country music artist Garth Brooks, released on November 6, 2007, comprising 34 songs (four of which were new) over two compact discs, as well as a DVD containing his music videos.

The first single released from the album, "More Than a Memory", made US country chart history the week of September 15, 2007, when it debuted at #1, the first to do so. The other new singles are "Midnight Sun" (written by Brooks, Jerrod Niemann, and Richie Brown), and "Workin' for a Livin'" which peaked in the Top 20. A non-single, "Leave a Light On" (Randy Goodrum and Tommy Sims), is also on this album.

The album was also released in a special pink edition on October 15, 2007, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The album debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 352,000 copies in its first week.[2] Selling 204,000 copies, the album went to number one on the Top Country Albums chart in its second week.[3] In its third week, The Ultimate Hits sold 192,000 bringing its three week total to more than 748,000 albums sold.[4] In Great Britain the album was also a hit, reaching #1 in the Country music charts and the top 10 on the pop charts.

On January 18, 2008, the RIAA certified The Ultimate Hits Gold, Platinum & 5 times; Multi-platinum - denoting shipments of 2.5 million in the United States. On June 26, 2014 the RIAA certified it 6 and 7 times Multi-platinum for shipments of 3.5 million.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" (Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Garth Brooks) – 4:32
  2. "Friends in Low Places" (DeWayne Blackwell, Earl "Bud" Lee) – 4:18
  3. "Shameless" (Billy Joel) – 4:17
  4. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House" (Bobby Boyd, Warren Dale Haynes, Dennis Robbins) – 2:32
  5. "The Beaches of Cheyenne" (Dan Roberts, Bryan Kennedy, Brooks) – 4:11
  6. "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Blazy, Brooks) – 3:39
  7. "Papa Loved Mama" (K. Williams, Brooks) – 2:50
  8. "More Than a Memory" (Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Billy Montana) – 3:22
  9. "Good Ride Cowboy" (Jerrod Niemann, Richie Brown, Kennedy, Bob Doyle) – 3:26
  10. "In Another's Eyes (Feat. Trisha Yearwood)" (Bobby Wood, John Peppard, Brooks) – 3:32
  11. "The Fever" (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Kennedy, Dan Roberts) – 2:39
  12. "Midnight Sun" (Brooks, Niemann, Brown) – 3:45
  13. "Learning to Live Again" (Don Schlitz, Stephanie Davis) – 4:04
  14. "Longneck Bottle" (Rick Carnes, Steve Wariner) – 2:17
  15. "To Make You Feel My Love" (Bob Dylan) – 3:54
  16. "We Shall Be Free" (Davis, Brooks) – 3:45
  17. "The Dance" (Tony Arata) – 3:39

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Callin' Baton Rouge" (Dennis Linde) – 2:36
  2. "Two Piña Coladas" (Shawn Camp, Benita Hill, Sandy Manson) – 3:33
  3. "The Thunder Rolls" (Pat Alger, Brooks) – 3:42
  4. "That Summer" (Alger, Sandy Mahl, Brooks) – 4:45
  5. "The River" (Victoria Shaw, Brooks) – 4:26
  6. "Beer Run (Feat. George Jones)" (K. Williams, Amanda Williams, Keith Anderson, George Ducas, Blazy) – 3:03
  7. "Unanswered Prayers" (Alger, Larry Bastian, Brooks) – 3:23
  8. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" (Randy Taylor, Brooks) – 2:56
  9. "Workin' for a Livin' (Feat. Huey Lewis)" (Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes) – 2:41
  10. "What She's Doing Now" (Alger, Brooks) – 3:24
  11. "When You Come Back to Me Again" (Jenny Yates, Brooks) – 4:43
  12. "Standing Outside the Fire" (Yates, Brooks) – 3:51
  13. "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association" (Kennedy, Jim Rushing) – 3:31
  14. "The Change" (Arata, Wayne Tester) – 4:05
  15. "Rodeo" (Bastian) – 3:52
  16. "Wrapped Up in You" (Wayne Kirkpatrick) – 4:31
  17. "Leave a Light On" (Randy Goodrum, Tommy Sims) – 3:41

Disc 3 (DVD)[edit]

  1. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"
  2. "If Tomorrow Never Comes"
  3. "The Dance"
  4. "Friends in Low Places"
  5. "Unanswered Prayers"
  6. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House"
  7. "The Thunder Rolls"
  8. "Rodeo"
  9. "Shameless"
  10. "Papa Loved Mama"
  11. "What She's Doing Now"
  12. "The River"
  13. "We Shall Be Free"
  14. "Learning to Live Again"
  15. "That Summer"
  16. "Standing Outside the Fire"
  17. "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)"
  18. "Callin' Baton Rouge"
  19. "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association"
  20. "The Fever"
  21. "To Make You Feel My Love"
  22. "The Beaches of Cheyenne"
  23. "The Change"
  24. "Two Piña Coladas"
  25. "Longneck Bottle" (w/ Steve Wariner)
  26. "In Another's Eyes" (w/ Trisha Yearwood)
  27. "Wrapped Up In You"
  28. "Beer Run"
  29. "When You Come Back to Me Again"
  30. "Good Ride Cowboy"
  31. "More Than a Memory"
  32. "Workin' for a Livin'" (w/ Huey Lewis)
  33. "Midnight Sun"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[5] 11
Australian Country Albums Chart[6] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 1
Irish Albums Chart[8] 2
Norwegian Albums Chart[9] 1
UK Albums Chart[10] 10
US Billboard 200[11] 3
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[12] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[13] 1
Chart (2014) Peak
position
Irish Albums (IRMA)[14] 1

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Blackout by Britney Spears
Canadian Albums Chart number-one album
November 24, 2007
Succeeded by
Taking Chances by Céline Dion
Preceded by
Ghost Stories by Coldplay
5 Seconds Of Summer by 5 Seconds Of Summer
Irish Albums Chart
12 June 2014 – 19 June 2014
10 July 2014 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
X by Ed Sheeran
N/A
Preceded by
Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Norwegian Albums Chart
21 January 2008 – 4 February 2008 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Madrugada by Madrugada
Preceded by
Long Road Out of Eden by Eagles
Top Country Albums number-one album
December 1-December 8, 2007
Succeeded by
Long Road Out of Eden by Eagles

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications
Australia Platinum[15]
Ireland 6× Platinum[16]
United Kingdom Gold[17]
United States 7× Platinum[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas, Erlewine (2007). "The Ultimate Hits - Garth Brooks | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Katie Hasty, "Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut", Billboard.com, November 14, 2007.
  3. ^ Reuters, [1], Reuters.com, November 22, 2007.
  4. ^ "Oprah" visit helps Groban soar to No. 1
  5. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Garth+Brooks&titel=The+Ultimate+Hits&cat=a
  6. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/chart/country-albums/329
  7. ^ "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Garth Brooks. Prometheus Global Media.
  8. ^ http://irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Garth+Brooks
  9. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Garth+Brooks&titel=The+Ultimate+Hits&cat=a
  10. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/garth%20brooks/
  11. ^ "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Garth Brooks. Prometheus Global Media.
  12. ^ "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Country Albums for Garth Brooks. Prometheus Global Media.
  13. ^ "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Garth Brooks. Prometheus Global Media.
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2008 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  16. ^ "Irish Multi-Platinum albums". IRMA. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  17. ^ . BPI http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards.aspx. Retrieved 2013-01-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-01-11.