Fairweather Johnson

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Fairweather Johnson
Hootie & the Blowfish Fairweather Johnson CD cover.JPG
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 23, 1996 (1996-04-23)
RecordedLate 1995
GenrePop rock, roots rock, alternative rock
Length49:20
LabelAtlantic
82886-2
ProducerDon 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
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[3]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]

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.[6] The album was included in Pitchfork Media's 2010 list of "ten career-killing albums" of the 1990s.[7] 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?".[8]

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" – 3:45
  4. "She Crawls Away" – 4:25
  5. "So Strange" – 4:03
  6. "Old Man & Me (When I Get to Heaven)" – 4:27
  7. "Earth Stopped Cold at Dawn" – 3:27
  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)[9] Peak
position
Australian Albums chart 12
Canadian Albums chart[10] 6
Dutch Albums chart 37
German Albums chart 41
New Zealand Albums chart 6
Scottish Albums chart[11] 9
Swedish Albums chart 36
Swiss Albums chart 37
UK Albums chart 9
US Billboard 200 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Fairweather Johnson - Hootie & the Blowfish". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  2. ^ Browne, David (1996-04-26). "Music Review: 'Fairweather Johnson' Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (1996-04-21). "Hootie Doesn't Blow It". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  4. ^ "CG: Artist 590". Robert Christgau. 1996-08-06. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. ^ Fricke, David (1996-12-02). "Hootie & the Blowfish: Fairweather Johnson : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  6. ^ Paul Grein (May 16, 2012). "Chart Watch Extra: Following Up A Monster". Yahoo Music (Chart Watch).
  7. ^ http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/7856-a-feature-about-nothing-the-1990s-in-lists/4/
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-09-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://swisscharts.com/album/Hootie-&-The-Blowfish/Fairweather-Johnson-2306
  10. ^ "Canadian Album peak". Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  11. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/19960428/40/