Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Rascal Flatts album)

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Greatest Hits Volume 1
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 28, 2008
Recorded2000-2006
GenreCountry
Length51:54
LabelLyric Street
ProducerVarious original producers
Rascal Flatts chronology
Still Feels Good
(2007)
Greatest Hits Volume 1
(2008)
Unstoppable
(2009)
Alternate covers
Limited Edition Re-release Cover
Limited Edition Re-release Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits Volume 1 is the title of the first greatest hits album released by the American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released on October 28, 2008 by Lyric Street Records.[2] The album includes thirteen of the groups' biggest hits from their first four studio albums as well as three newly recorded Christmas songs for a limited time.[2]

The album was reissued on October 6, 2009, with four new live bonus tracks, an audio interview with the band, and a foldout poster.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Sources[4][5][6]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
1."Prayin' for Daylight"Steve Bogard, Rick GilesRascal Flatts3:38
2."I'm Movin' On"Phillip White, D. Vincent WilliamsRascal Flatts3:52
3."These Days"Steve Robson, Jeffrey Steele, Danny WellsMelt4:16
4."I Melt"Gary LeVox, Neil Thrasher, Wendell MobleyMelt3:55
5."Mayberry"Arlos SmithMelt4:34
6."Feels Like Today"Robson, Wayne HectorFeels Like Today3:21
7."Bless the Broken Road"Jeff Hanna, Bobby Boyd, Marcus HummonFeels Like Today3:48
8."Fast Cars and Freedom"LeVox, Thrasher, MobleyFeels Like Today4:23
9."Skin (Sarabeth)"Doug Johnson, Joe HenryFeels Like Today4:22
10."What Hurts the Most"Robson, SteeleMe and My Gang3:34
11."My Wish"Steele, RobsonMe and My Gang4:07
12."Stand"Blair Daly, Danny OrtonMe and My Gang3:28
13."Life Is a Highway"Tom CochraneOST Cars4:36
Total length:51:54

Bonus tracks[edit]

Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."White Christmas"Irving Berlin3:25
2."Jingle Bell Rock"Joe Beal, Jim Boothe2:58
3."I'll Be Home for Christmas"Walter Kent, Kim Gannon3:27
Total length:09:50

Note: These bonus tracks are on a separate second CD included in a limited edition foiled package for a limited time only.

Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Take Me There" (live)Kenny Chesney, Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher4:40
2."Winner at a Losing Game" (live)Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney4:29
3."Me and My Gang" (live)Jeffrey Steele, Jon Stone, Tony Mullins3:44
4."Summer Nights" (live)LeVox, Brett James, busbee4:37
Total length:17:30

Note: These bonus tracks are live tracks and are only available on the CD's October 2009 reissue for a limited time only. They are on a separate disc which also includes an audio interview with the band. The liner doubles as a foldout poster.

Personnel[edit]

The following musicians performed on the three bonus tracks.[7]

Rascal Flatts[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Horn section on "Jingle Bell Rock"[edit]

  • Mikey Haynes, Steve Patrick, Jeff Bailey – trumpets
  • Barry Green – trombone
  • Sam Levine, Dennis Solee, Mark Douthit – saxophones

Violins on "White Christmas": Carl Gorodetzky, Pam Sixfin, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, David Angell, Cathy Umstead, Cate Myer, and Karen Winkelman

String and horn arrangements by David Campbell, strings conducted by Carl Gorodetzky. Vocal arrangement on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" by Mervyn Warren.

Chart performance[edit]

Greatest Hits Volume 1 debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart and number 6 on the Billboard 200, with 89,000 copies sold in the first week.[citation needed] In the second week, the album sold another 39,000 copies and remained number 2 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart but dipped from number 6 to number 10 on the Billboard 200. It sold 620,000 copies in the United States up to May 2009.[8] The album hit the 1 million mark on February 19, 2011.[9] As October 18, 2012, it has sold 1,266,066 copies in the United States.

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 11
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Top Internet Albums 6
U.S. Top Pop Catalog Albums 14

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart Year-end
2010
Year-end
2011
US Billboard Top Country Albums 56[10] -
US Billboard Billboard 200 - 197[11]
US Billboard Top Catalog Albums - 17[12]
US Billboard Top Country Catalog Albums 17[13] 2[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Rascal Flatts Greatest Hits Coming Soon
  3. ^ Flatts Release Limited Edition Greatest Hits Collection
  4. ^ Rascal Flatts Reveals Greatest Hits Collection
  5. ^ Rascal Flatts’ "Greatest" Christmas
  6. ^ Rascal Flatts gets greatest hits treatment
  7. ^ Greatest Hits Volume 1 (CD booklet). Rascal Flatts. Lyric Street Records. 2008. 276302.CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ Trust, Gary (2009-05-01). "What Sold The Most". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 29, 2014. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  9. ^ "Week Ending Feb. 13, 2011: Albums: Bieber's Big Weekend". Chart Watch. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  11. ^ "Best of 2011: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  12. ^ "Best of 2011: Catalog Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  13. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Catalog Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2010.
  14. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Catalog Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2011.