By Request (George Jones album)

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By Request
George Jones By Request Epic Records.jpg
Compilation album by George Jones
Released 1984
Genre Country
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones compilation albums chronology
Anniversary - 10 Years of Hits
By Request
First Time Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

By Request is an album by American country music artist George Jones released in 1984 on the Epic Records label.

The album collects many of Jones's recent Epic hits (including three number ones) and features several other country stars, including the Oak Ridge Boys and Merle Haggard. By Request also marks the first time that "We Didn't See A Thing" appeared on a Jones album, his top ten country hit with Ray Charles. The "buddy song" makes light of the blind pianist's vision impairment, something Charles had often done in the past. The two vocal giants had united to record the song for Charles's 1984 album Friendship, which had been recorded in Nashville by Jones's producer Billy Sherrill. It was the only recording the pair ever made together and features Chet Atkins on guitar. They performed the song together on a 1984 awards show, which can be seen on YouTube.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shine On (Shine All Your Sweet Love on Me)" Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison  
2. "Still Doin' Time" Michael P. Heeney, John E. Moffat  
3. "C.C. Waterback" (with Merle Haggard) Merle Haggard  
4. "Same Ole Me" (backing vocals by The Oak Ridge Boys) Paul Overstreet  
5. "I Always Get Lucky with You" Gary Church, Haggard, Freddy Powers, Tex Whitson  
6. "Radio Lover" Ron Hellard, Bucky Jones, Curly Putman  
7. "Yesterday's Wine" (with Merle Haggard) Willie Nelson  
8. "Almost Persuaded" Billy Sherrill, Glenn Sutton  
9. "Tennessee Whiskey" Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove  
10. "We Didn't See a Thing" (with Ray Charles and Chet Atkins) Gary Gentry  

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 33


Year Single Chart Position
1981 Still Doin' Time Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
1982 Yesterday's Wine w/Merle Haggard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
1983 I Always Get Lucky With You Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
1983 Shine On (Shine All Your Sweet Love On Me) Hot Country Singles & Tracks 3
1982 C.C. Waterback w/Merle Haggard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 10
1984 We Didn't See a Thing w/Ray Charles Hot Country Singles & Tracks 6
1983 Tennessee Whiskey Hot Country Singles & Tracks 2
1983 Radio Lover Hot Country Singles & Tracks Did not chart until 1989, hitting 62
1983 Almost Persuaded Hot Country Singles & Tracks Did not chart
1982 Same Ole Me Hot Country Singles & Tracks 5


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