Hundred More Years

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Hundred More Years
Hundred More Years (Official Album Cover) by Francesca Battistelli.png
Studio album by Francesca Battistelli
Released March 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)
Genre Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock
Length 37:06
Label Fervent, Curb, Word
Producer Ian Eskelin, Seth Mosley
Francesca Battistelli chronology
My Paper Heart
(2008)My Paper Heart2008
Hundred More Years
(2011)
Christmas
(2012)Christmas2012
Singles from Hundred More Years
  1. "This Is the Stuff"
    Released: January 10, 2011
  2. "Motion of Mercy"
    Released: July 18, 2011
  3. "Angel By Your Side"
    Released: March 30, 2012
  4. "Strangely Dim"
    Released: February 8, 2013

Hundred More Years is the second studio album by singer and songwriter Francesca Battistelli. It was released on March 1, 2011, through Fervent Records, Curb Records, and Word Entertainment.[1] It peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard 200.[2] A deluxe edition of the album was released on March 12, 2013.[3]

Singles[edit]

"This Is the Stuff" was released as the lead single from the album on January 10, 2011.[4] Explaining the background of the song, Battistelli said to Songfacts "I came up with like 20 different frustrating things, and we just picked our favorites. The idea of me losing my keys and my phone is very true to my life. I'm constantly having my husband call my phone because I can't find it, and then it happens to be in my purse or in my pocket - it's a very true line."[5]

"Motion of Mercy" was released as the second single from the album on July 18, 2011.[6]

"Angel By Your Side" was released as the third single from the album on March 30, 2012.[7]

On February 8, 2013, "Strangely Dim" was released as the lead single from the deluxe edition and overall fourth and final single from the album.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[9]
Christianity Today3/5 stars[10]
Cross Rhythms9/10 stars[11]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5 stars[12]
NewReleaseToday5/5 stars[13]

Andrew Leahey of AllMusic said "Francesca Battistelli keeps things bright and breezy on Hundred More Years. Her main goal seems to be making music, not converting her listeners, and Hundred More Years puts forth some strong Christian ideals without condemning any listeners who might not share the same beliefs."[9] Christianity Today's Ron Augustine stated "Hundred More Years is as poppy as her 2008 debut with a little bit of modern country flare. It's appropriate music for sunny days and chipper attitudes."[10] Lins Honeyman of Cross Rhythms said that the album is full of "radio-friendly and highly marketable pop songs." and went on to say that "Hundred More Years embodies Francesca's signature sound fans have come to love while exploring topics of family, friendship and life’s joys and frustrations."[11] Jesus Freak Hideout's Jen Rose claimed "A more focused sound and mature lyrics don't detract from the bubbly style of her debut, but instead offer her work a new dimension. Hundred More Years isn't going to churn up deep discussions or make big challenges, but she gives her own twist to a proven pop sound, staying fresh and current enough to keep up with her peers, yet accessible enough to satisfy Christian radio listeners."[12] Sarah Fine of NewReleaseToday said "Hundred More Years is what many Christian music fans would call one of the 'must-have' albums of the year, and I absolutely agree. The theme of this album of spending our time on earth wisely and investing in treasures that last is very encouraging, and the changes in Francesca Battistelli’s life have clearly impacted her musicianship, leaning towards a more organic approach to her craft. But more than that, it reflects in her songwriting."[13]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."This Is the Stuff"Francesca Battistelli, Ian Eskelin, Tony WoodEskelin3:03
2."Constant"Battistelli, Jason IngramEskelin3:14
3."You Never Are"Battistelli, Jason WalkerEskelin3:17
4."Angel by Your Side"Battistelli, WalkerEskelin3:29
5."Motion of Mercy"Battistelli, EskelinEskelin3:28
6."Emily (It's Love)" (featuring Dave Barnes)Battistelli, Dave BarnesEskelin3:19
7."Good to Know"Battistelli, WalkerEskelin3:26
8."So Long"Battistelli, Luke LairdEskelin2:57
9."Don't Miss It"Battistelli, Ben GloverEskelin3:25
10."Worth It"Battistelli, Sam MizellEskelin3:46
11."Hundred More Years"Battistelli, GloverEskelin3:42
Total length:37:06
Deluxe edition[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Strangely Dim"Battistelli, Mia Fieldes, Seth MosleyEskelin, Mosley3:21
2."This Is the Stuff"Battistelli, Eskelin, WoodEskelin3:03
3."Constant"Battistelli, IngramEskelin3:14
4."You Never Are"Battistelli, WalkerEskelin3:17
5."Angel by Your Side"Battistelli, WalkerEskelin3:29
6."Motion of Mercy"Battistelli, EskelinEskelin3:28
7."Emily (It's Love)" (featuring Dave Barnes)Battistelli, BarnesEskelin3:19
8."Good to Know"Battistelli, WalkerEskelin3:26
9."So Long"Battistelli, LairdEskelin2:57
10."Don't Miss It"Battistelli, GloverEskelin3:25
11."Worth It"Battistelli, MizellEskelin3:46
12."Hundred More Years"Battistelli, GloverEskelin3:42
13."Hold Out for Love"Battistelli, MorganEskelin3:25
14."Something More"Battistelli, PardoEskelin3:25
15."Trampoline"Battistelli, EskellinEskelin2:57
16."In Your Eyes"Peter GabrielEskelin5:07
17."This Is the Stuff" (Take One)Battistelli, Eskelin, WoodEskelin2:48
18."Angel By Your Side" (Unplugged)Battistelli, WalkerEskelin3:23
Total length:1:01:32

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 16
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[16] 4
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[17] 1
Singles
Year Single Chart Positions
US Christian
[18]
2011 "This Is the Stuff" 3
"Motion of Mercy" 17
2013 "Angel By Your Side" 19
"Strangely Dim" 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hundred More Years by Francesca Battistelli on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). March 1, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Francesca Battistelli Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Hundred More Years (Deluxe Edition) by Francesca Battistelli on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). March 12, 2013. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Future Releases for Christian Radio Stations - Free New Songs from Music Artists". AllAccess Music Group. Archived from the original on January 10, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "This Is The Stuff by Francesca Battistelli - Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Future Releases for Christian Radio Stations - Free New Songs from Music Artists". AllAccess Music Group. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "'Enjoyed talking with some radio folks this morning about my new song..." Francesca Battistelli on Twitter. Archived from the original on September 4, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  8. ^ Patrick, Kris. "FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'STRANGELY DIM'". Path Magazine. Archived from the original on September 4, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Leahey, Andrew. "Hundred More Years - Francesca Battistelli - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Augustine, Ron (March 1, 2011). "Hundred More Years - Christianity Today". Christianity Today. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Honeyman, Lins. "Review: Hundred More Years - Francesca Battistelli - Cross Rhythms". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Rose, Jen (February 26, 2011). "Francesca Battistelli, 'Hundred More Years' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  13. ^ a b Fine, Sarah (February 27, 2011). "Hundred More Years by Francesca Battistelli Review - NewReleaseToday". NewReleaseToday. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Francesca Battistelli Hundred More Years Deluxe CD Bonus New Still SEALED". eBay. March 1, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  15. ^ "Hundred More Years (Bonus Track Version) by Francesca Battistelli on Apple Music". iTunes Store (CA). March 1, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "Francesca Battistelli Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  17. ^ "Francesca Battistelli Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  18. ^ "Francesca Battistelli - Chart history (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 4, 2016.