42 Ultimate Hits

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42 Ultimate Hits
Compilation album by
ReleasedJune 1, 2004 (2004-06-01)
LabelCapitol Nashville
ProducerTom Becci and Jim Mazza (compilation)
Keith Stegall, Brent Maher (new songs)
Various original producers for previously released material
Kenny Rogers chronology
Back to the Well
42 Ultimate Hits
21 Number Ones
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

42 Ultimate Hits is a compilation album by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in 2004 via Capitol Nashville. The album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[2] It includes 40 previously released songs by Rogers, five of which he recorded as Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, plus two new tracks: "My World Is Over" and "We Are the Same".[3]

The compilation was produced by Tom Becci and Jim Mazza, with various original producers on the previously released material. "My World Is Over" was produced by Keith Stegall, and "We Are the Same" by Brent Maher.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
1."Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"Mickey Newbury3:22
2."Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town"Mel Tillis2:58
3."Reuben James"Barry Etris, Alex Harvey2:49
4."Something's Burning"Mac Davis3:59
5."Tell It All Brother"Harvey3:23
6."Love Lifted Me"Preston Ross, Howard Smith3:45
7."Lucille"Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum3:37
8."Daytime Friends"Ben Peters3:11
9."Sweet Music Man"Kenny Rogers4:20
10."Every Time Two Fools Collide" (with Dottie West)Jan Dyer, Jeff Tweel3:02
11."Love or Something Like It"Rogers, Steve Glassmeyer2:54
12."Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" (with Dottie West)Julie Didler, Casey Kelly2:23
13."The Gambler"Don Schlitz3:35
14."All I Ever Need Is You" (with Dottie West)Jimmy Holiday, Eddie Reeves3:09
15."She Believes in Me"Steve Gibb4:15
16."'Til I Can Make It on My Own" (with Dottie West)George Richey, Billy Sherrill, Tammy Wynette3:20
17."You Decorated My Life"Debbie Hupp, Bob Morrison3:41
18."Coward of the County"Roger Bowling, Billy Ed Wheeler4:22
19."Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" (with Kim Carnes)Kim Carnes, David Ellingson3:42
20."Love the World Away"Morrison, Johnny Wilson3:13
21."Lady"Lionel Richie3:54
Disc 2
1."What Are We Doin' in Love" (with Dottie West)Randy Goodrum3:04
2."I Don't Need You"Rick Christian3:30
3."Share Your Love with Me"Alfred Braggs, Deadric Malone3:20
4."Blaze of Glory"Larry Keith, Danny Morrison, Johnny Slate2:40
5."Through the Years"Steve Dorff, Marty Panzer4:24
6."Love Will Turn You Around"Rogers, David Malloy, Thom Schuyler, Even Stevens3:40
7."A Love Song"Lee Greenwood3:18
8."We've Got Tonight" (with Sheena Easton)Bob Seger3:52
9."Scarlet Fever"Mike Dekle3:56
10."Islands in the Stream" (with Dolly Parton)Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb4:13
11."Buried Treasure"B. Gibb, R. Gibb, M. Gibb4:13
12."Crazy"Richard Marx, Rogers3:45
13."Morning Desire"Dave Loggins4:11
14."Make No Mistake, She's Mine" (with Ronnie Milsap)Carnes4:00
15."Twenty Years Ago"Wood Newton, Michael Noble, Michael Spriggs, Dan Tyler3:47
16."The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True to You)"Gary Burr, Eric Kaz3:33
17."The Greatest"Schlitz3:14
18."Buy Me a Rose" (with Alison Krauss and Billy Dean)Jim Funk, Erik Hickenlooper3:50
19."It's a Beautiful Life"Charlie Black, Jim Collins, Phil Vassar3:15
20."My World Is Over" (with Whitney Duncan)Whitney Duncan, Brian Nash, Mike Post3:47
21."We Are the Same"Kieran Kane, Brent Maher4:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 39


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "42 Ultimate Hits review". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ "42 Ultimate Hits Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b 42 Ultimate Hits (CD booklet). Kenny Rogers. Capitol Records. 2004. 98794.CS1 maint: others (link)