Fairweather Johnson

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Fairweather Johnson
Hootie & the Blowfish Fairweather Johnson CD cover.JPG
Studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish
Released April 23, 1996 (1996-04-23)
Recorded Late 1995
Genre Pop rock, roots rock, alternative rock
Length 49:23
Label Atlantic
82886-2
Producer Don Gehman
Hootie & the Blowfish chronology
Cracked Rear View
(1994)
Fairweather Johnson
(1996)
Musical Chairs
(1998)
Singles from Fairweather Johnson
  1. "Old Man & Me (When I Get to Heaven)"
    Released: April 2, 1996
  2. "Tucker's Town"
    Released: July 1, 1996
  3. "Sad Caper"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]

Fairweather Johnson is the second studio album by the band Hootie & the Blowfish, released on April 23, 1996. Three songs from the album were released as singles: "Old Man & Me", "Tucker's Town", and "Sad Caper". The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in May 1996. It has sold 2,361,000 copies in the US as of May 2012.[7] The album was included in Pitchfork Media's 2010 list of "ten career-killing albums" of the 1990s.[8] Stylus Magazine shared sentiments, including it in their "Non-Definitive Guide to the Follow-Up", saying "really, everyone saw this one coming a mile off. Who was really gonna care about another Hootie album?".[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld.

  1. "Be the One" – 3:25
  2. "Sad Caper" – 2:49
  3. "Tucker's Town" – 4:02
  4. "She Crawls Away" – 4:09
  5. "So Strange" – 4:03
  6. "Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven)" – 4:27
  7. "Earth Stopped Cold at Dawn" – 3:29
  8. "Fairweather Johnson" – 0:51
  9. "Honeyscrew" – 3:36
  10. "Let It Breathe" – 3:53
  11. "Silly Little Pop Song" – 2:56
  12. "Fool" – 3:05
  13. "Tootie" – 3:04
  14. "When I'm Lonely" – 5:34

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996)[10] Peak
position
Australian Albums chart 12
Canadian Albums chart[11] 6
Dutch Albums chart 37
German Albums chart 41
New Zealand Albums chart 6
Scottish Albums chart[12] 9
Swedish Albums chart 36
Swiss Albums chart 37
UK Albums chart 9
US Billboard 200 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 11–24, 1996
Succeeded by
The Score by Fugees