Sittin' on Top of the World (LeAnn Rimes album)

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Sittin' on Top of the World
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Studio album by LeAnn Rimes
Released May 5, 1998
Recorded 1997
Genre Country/Pop
Length 60:12
Label Curb
Producer Wilbur C. Rimes
LeAnn Rimes chronology
You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
(1997)You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs1997
Sittin' on Top of the World
(1998)
LeAnn Rimes
(1999)LeAnn Rimes1999
Singles from Sittin' on Top of the World
  1. "Commitment"
    Released: April 23, 1998
  2. "Nothin' New Under the Moon"
    Released: July 14, 1998
  3. "Feels Like Home"
    Released: September 1998

Sittin' on Top of the World is the third studio album by American country singer LeAnn Rimes, released in the United States on May 5, 1998, by Curb Records. The album has been certified Platinum. It contains cover versions of "Insensitive" by Jann Arden, "Sittin' on Top of the World" by Amanda Marshall, "Purple Rain" by Prince, and "Rock Me (In the Cradle of Love)" by Deborah Allen. The album also includes two singles which were released to country radio: "Commitment" and "Nothin' New Under the Moon".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
Robert Christgau C+[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album 2.5 out of 5 stars, writing that "Only three songs have any country feel to them, and they just barely fit that description…Most of the record consists of mid-tempo pop songs".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Commitment" Tony Colton, Tony Marty, Bobby Wood 4:37
2. "Looking Through Your Eyes" (From the "Quest for Camelot" Motion Picture) David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager 4:05
3. "Undeniable" Deborah Allen, Rafe VanHoy 3:44
4. "Feels Like Home" Diane Warren 4:30
5. "Surrender" Robin Lee Bruce, Christi Dannemiller, Jamie O'Neal 4:06
6. "These Arms of Mine" Gail Thompson, Jeff Tweel 2:57
7. "Nothin' New Under the Moon" Rick Bowles, Josh Leo, Tom Shapiro 3:31
8. "When Am I Gonna Get Over You" John Tirro, Bryan White 3:27
9. "Rock Me" Allen, VanHoy 3:42
10. "More Than Anyone Deserves" Rimes, Ron Grimes 4:19
11. "Insensitive" Anne Loree 4:19
12. "All the Lovin' and Hurtin'" Allen, VanHoy 3:57
13. "Sittin' on Top of the World" Amanda Marshall 4:15
14. "The Heart Never Forgets" Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers, Jerry Williams 3:52
15. "Purple Rain" Prince 4:52
Total length: 60:12

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[8]

Musicians
  • Carl Albrecht – percussion (1, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13)
  • Kevin Bailey – acoustic guitar (3, 10)
  • Rita Baloche – background vocals (3, 6, 7, 10, 12)
  • Terry Casburn – background vocals (6, 12)
  • Perry Coleman – background vocals (1, 5, 13, 14)
  • Milo Deering – acoustic guitar (1, 6, 8, 11-15), steel guitar (5-8, 12, 14), mandolin (5), electric guitar (6, 12), fiddle (6, 8, 10), Dobro (10)
  • Glynn Fleming – electric guitar (2, 15)
  • Randy Fouts – piano (6, 12)
  • Bob Gentry – bass guitar (6, 12)
  • Kelly Glenn – percussion (3, 8, 15), piano (7), background vocals (15)
  • Fred Glieber – percussion (3, 7)
  • Junior Knight – acoustic guitar (3), steel guitar (9)
  • Gary Leach – background vocals (except 8 and 11), keyboards (1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 14), piano (3, 9, 13, 14), acoustic guitar (13)
  • Debi Lee – background vocals (3, 4, 7, 10)
  • Chastity Marie – background vocals (1, 5, 14)
  • Stephanie Marie – background vocals (1, 5, 14)
  • Jerry Metheny – electric guitar (2, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15), acoustic guitar (3, 10)
  • Curtis Randall – bass guitar (except 6 and 12), background vocals (9, 15)
  • LeAnn Rimes – lead vocals, background vocals (4, 5, 11, 13), percussion (9)
  • Marty Walsh – acoustic guitar (1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14), electric guitar (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14)
  • Matthew Ward – background vocals (3, 4, 7, 10)
  • Bryan White – background vocals (8)
  • Dan Wojciechowski – drums
Technical
  • Austin Deptula – assistant engineering, editing
  • Bob Gentry – arrangement
  • Greg Hunt – engineering, arrangement, mixing, mastering
  • Gary Leach – arrangement, assistant engineering, mixing, editing
  • J. B. Patterson – assistant engineering
  • Wilbur C. Rimes – production, mixing, arrangement
  • Doug Sax – mastering

Charts[edit]

Sittin' on Top of the World debuted at #4 on Billboard 200 in its 1st week with 156,500 copies sold, it peaked at #3 in its 2nd week. The album spent 3 weeks in top 10 and 37 weeks in Billboard 200.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  4. ^ James Hunter (1998-06-25). "LeAnn Rimes - Sittin' on Top of the World". Archived from the original on 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
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  8. ^ Sittin' on Top of the World (CD booklet). LeAnn Rimes. Curb Records. 1998. 77901. 
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  10. ^ a b c "allmusic. Sittin On Top Of The World > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
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  17. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1998-12-26). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  18. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 111 (52): YE-64. December 25, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – LeAnn Rimes – Sittin' on Top of the World". Music Canada. 
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