Greatest Hits II (Kenny Chesney album)

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Greatest Hits II
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2.jpg
Greatest hits album by Kenny Chesney
Released May 19, 2009
February 9, 2010 (re-issue)
Genre Country
Label BNA
Producer Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney chronology
Lucky Old Sun
(2008)Lucky Old Sun2008
Greatest Hits II
(2009)
Hemingway's Whiskey
(2010)Hemingway's Whiskey2010
Singles from Greatest Hits II
  1. "Out Last Night"
    Released: April 6, 2009
  2. "I'm Alive"
    Released: August 17, 2009
  3. "Ain't Back Yet"
    Released: February 22, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits II is a compilation album by country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released on May 19, 2009, and it is his second greatest hits album since Greatest Hits in 2000. The album includes twelve singles from 2002 to 2009, as well as two non-singles from previous albums ("Be as You Are" from Be as You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair) and "I'm Alive" from Lucky Old Sun). Also included is the new song "Out Last Night", which was issued as a single in April 2009, followed by "I'm Alive" in August 2009.

The album was re-released on February 9, 2010 to include two new tracks, "This Is Our Moment" and "Ain't Back Yet". The former was used by the television network ESPN as a college football theme and peaked at number 46 based on unsolicited airplay, while the latter was released to radio as the album's single in February 2010.[2]

For unknown reasons, several songs, including the number-one singles "Don't Blink", "Better as a Memory", and "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" were excluded from this album.

Reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, reviewing the album for Allmusic, gave it four stars out of five. He said that the album was stronger than his last two studio albums because it did not contain as many laid-back songs. Erlewine also called "Out Last Night" an "amiable day-after shuffle."[1]

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200,[3] and No. 1 on Top Country Albums in its first week of release.[4] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 30, 2010, and on November 27, 2012.[5] It has sold 1,343,500 copies in the United States as of April 2017.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out Last Night" Kenny Chesney, Brett James 3:21
2. "Living in Fast Forward" David Lee Murphy, Rivers Rutherford 3:32
3. "Young" Craig Wiseman, Naoise Sheridan, Steve McEwan 3:56
4. "Summertime" Wiseman, McEwan 3:27
5. "Down the Road" (duet with Mac McAnally) Mac McAnally 3:01
6. "Beer in Mexico" Chesney 4:32
7. "There Goes My Life" Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley 5:02
8. "When the Sun Goes Down" (duet with Uncle Kracker) James 4:50
9. "Anything but Mine" Scooter Carusoe 5:24
10. "Be as You Are" Chesney, Dean Dillon 4:20
11. "I Go Back" Chesney 4:03
12. "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" Casey Beathard 3:29
13. "The Good Stuff" Wiseman, Jim Collins 3:20
14. "Never Wanted Nothing More" Ronnie Bowman, Chris Stapleton 3:28
15. "I'm Alive" (duet with Dave Matthews) Chesney, Dillon, Mark Tamburino 3:19

Personnel on "Out Last Night"[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 3
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[8] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 14

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200[10] 148
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[11] 26

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US CAN
2009 "Out Last Night" 1 16 41 * US: Gold[12]
"I'm Alive" (featuring Dave Matthews) 6 32 73 * US: Gold[13]
2010 "Ain't Back Yet" 3 50 72

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum

References[edit]

Preceded by
Hannah Montana: The Movie (soundtrack) by Various artists
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 6, 2009
Succeeded by
Hannah Montana: The Movie (soundtrack) by Various artists