8 Seconds (soundtrack)

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8 Seconds
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released January 18, 1994 (1994-01-18)
Genre Country
Length 41:11
Label MCA
Producer Various

8 Seconds is the soundtrack to the movie 8 Seconds. It was released in 1994 by MCA Records. The album peaked at no. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.


Four cuts from the album made the Hot Country Songs charts: McBride & the Ride's "No More Cryin'" at no. 26,[1] David Lee Murphy's "Just Once" at no. 36, Reba McEntire's "If I Had Only Known" at no. 72, and Brooks & Dunn's "Ride 'em High, Ride 'em Low" at no. 73.[2] Of these songs, "If I Had Only Known" previously appeared on McEntire's 1991 album For My Broken Heart,[3] while "Just Once" later appeared on Murphy's debut album Out with a Bang.[4] "Burnin' Up the Road", performed here by John Anderson, was previously the title track to McBride & the Ride's 1991 debut album.[5][6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Country Weekly favorable[7]
New Country 2.5/5 stars[8]

Scott Neal Wilson of Country Weekly gave the soundtrack a positive review, saying that its sound would "not only appeal to country fans[…]but also to a pop-rock audience pulled in by the movie's inspirational storyline."[7] Giving the album 2 12 stars out of 5, Jim Ridley of New Country magazine wrote that "While each of the tracks is agreeable in its own right, together they're like a radio station you can't escape. When you hear a good track, you want to hear more from that artist; when you hear a dull track, you have no guarantee the next one won't be as lame." He praised the performances of John Anderson and Brooks & Dunn as the strongest.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Burnin' Up the Road" John Anderson
James Stroud 3:41
2. "Pull Your Hat Down Tight" Pam Tillis Lewis Storey Tillis 2:31
3. "No More Cryin'" McBride & the Ride
Leo 3:02
4. "Standing Right Next to Me" Karla Bonoff
Keith Thomas 3:47
5. "Ride 'em High, Ride 'em Low" Brooks & Dunn Ronnie Dunn Dunn 3:23
6. "Just Once" David Lee Murphy
Brown 3:00
7. "When Will I Be Loved"
Phil Everly 2:04
8. "If I Had Only Known" Reba McEntire
  • McEntire
  • Brown
9. "Texas Is Bigger Than It Used to Be" Mark Chesnutt Wright 4:08
10. "You Hung the Moon" Patty Smyth Don Was 3:59
11. "Once in a While" Billy Dean Brown 3:59
12. "Lane's Theme" Bill Conti Conti Conti 3:36

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 33
Canadian RPM Country Albums 7
Canadian RPM Top Albums 51


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 263. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "8 Seconds - Original Soundtrack Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "For My Broken Heart review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Dillon, Charlotte. "Out with a Bang review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Burnin' Up the Road". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "8 Seconds". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Wilson, Scott Neal (April 12, 1994). "Reviews". Country Weekly. 1 (1): 46. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  8. ^ a b Ridley, Jim (March 1994). "Reviews: 8 Seconds". New Country. 1 (1): 44–45.