Be Good at It

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Be Good at It
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Studio album by Neal McCoy
Released October 28, 1997 (1997-10-28)
Genre Country
Length 38:25
Label Atlantic
Producer Kyle Lehning
Neal McCoy chronology
Greatest Hits
Be Good at It
The Life of the Party

Be Good at It is the sixth studio album released by American country music artist Neal McCoy. Released in late 1997 on Atlantic Records, it features the singles "If You Can't Be Good, Be Good at It", "Party On", and "Love Happens Like That" and "The Shake", which was reprised from McCoy's 1997 Greatest Hits compilation. Of these four singles, only "The Shake" reached Top Ten on the Billboard country charts. "21 to 17" was recorded (under the title "21-17") by Doug Supernaw on his 1999 album Fadin' Renegade.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "If You Can't Be Good (Be Good at It)" (Blue Miller, Troy Seals) – 3:26
  2. "I Know You" (Chris Farren, Chuck Jones) – 3:35
  3. "You'll Always Be in My Life" (Stephen Allen Davis, Robin Lerner) – 4:06
  4. "Same Boots" (Wil Nance, Steve Dean) – 3:23
  5. "Back" (Craig Wiseman, Ronnie Samoset) – 3:05
  6. "Love Happens Like That" (Aaron Barker, Ron Harbin, Anthony L. Smith) – 2:41
  7. "Party On" (Karen Taylor-Good, Paul Williams) – 3:17
  8. "Broken Record" (Jess Brown, Brett Jones) – 3:33
  9. "21 to 17" (Reese Wilson) – 4:23
  10. "Basic Goodbye" (Monty Holmes, Devon O'Day) – 3:22
  11. "The Shake" (Butch Carr, Jon McElroy) – 3:34


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 23
U.S. Billboard 200 135
Canadian RPM Country Albums 31


  • Allmusic (see infobox)