Uh-huh (John Mellencamp album)

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This article is about the John Mellencamp album. For the B2K song, see Uh Huh. For the slang "yes" answer, see yes and no.
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Uh-Huh
Studio album by John Cougar Mellencamp
Released October 7, 1983 (1983-10-07)
Recorded Jackson County, Indiana
July 1983
Genre Heartland rock, Rock
Length 32:59
Label Riva
Producer John Mellencamp, Don Gehman
John Cougar Mellencamp chronology
American Fool
(1982)
Uh-Huh
(1983)
Scarecrow
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Uh-Huh is an 1983 album by John Cougar Mellencamp, a stage name for John Mellencamp. It was Mellencamp's seventh album and the first in which he used his real last name. It charted at #9 on the Billboard 200.

Uh-Huh contained three Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits: "Crumblin' Down" (#9), "Authority Song" (#15), and "Pink Houses" (#8). In 1989, it was ranked #32 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the 80's.

The remastered version was released March 29, 2005 on Mercury/Island/UMe and includes one bonus track.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Mellencamp, except where noted.

  1. "Crumblin' Down" (George Green, Mellencamp) – 3:33
  2. "Pink Houses" – 4:43
  3. "Authority Song" – 3:49
  4. "Warmer Place to Sleep" (Green, Mellencamp) – 3:48
  5. "Jackie O" (Mellencamp, John Prine) – 3:04
  6. "Play Guitar" (Larry Crane, Mellencamp, Dan Ross) – 3:25
  7. "Serious Business" – 3:25
  8. "Lovin' Mother fo Ya" (Will Cary, Mellencamp) – 3:06
  9. "Golden Gates" – 4:04
  10. "Pink Houses" (acoustic version, 2005 re-issue bonus track) – 3:47

Personnel[edit]

  • John Cougar Mellencamp – vocals
  • Larry Crane - guitar
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums, percussion
  • Toby Myers – bass
  • Mike Wanchic – guitar, background vocals
  • Louis Johnson – bass
  • Caroll Sue Hill – vocals
  • Maggie Ryder - vocals
  • Jay Ferguson – vocals

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
January 28, 1984 Billboard 200 9

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Crumblin Down" Billboard Hot 100 9
1984 "Pink Houses" Billboard Hot 100 8
1984 "Authority Song" Billboard Hot 100 15

Charted album tracks

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Crumblin Down" Billboard Top Tracks 2
1983 "Pink Houses" Billboard Top Tracks 3
1984 "Serious Business" Billboard Top Tracks 34
1984 "Play Guitar" Billboard Top Tracks 28
1984 "Authority Song" Billboard Top Tracks 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ http://www.mellencamp.com/discography.html?dd_id=38