New Juke Box Hits

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New Juke Box Hits
Chuck Berry - New Juke-Box Hits.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1961
GenreRock and roll
LabelChess LP-1456
ProducerLeonard Chess, Philip Chess
Chuck Berry chronology
Rockin' at the Hops
New Juke Box Hits
Chuck Berry Twist
Singles from New Juke Box Hits
  1. "I'm Talking About You"
    Released: February, 1961
  2. "Diploma for Two"
    Released: May, 1963

New Juke Box Hits is the fifth studio album by rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, released in March 1961 on Chess Records, catalogue LP 1456. Unlike his previous four long-players, only two tracks had been previously released on 45 rpm singles, both sides of his record from the month before, "Little Star" backed with "I'm Talking About You." The album was recorded and released while Berry was in the midst of legal difficulties which led to his imprisonment in 1962. The adverse publicity from these legal problems affected sales of his records, and the aforementioned single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] Berry would not release another album of songs for over three years.

"I'm Talking About You" was later recorded by the Rolling Stones for Out of Our Heads, which peaked at #2 in the United Kingdom; the song appeared in the U.S. on December's Children (And Everybody's) which peaked at #4 on the Top Pop Albums chart. The Beatles also recorded it for a BBC radio broadcast and that recording was eventually published on their album On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 in 2013.


William Ruhlmann in a retrospective review for AllMusic, feels that the distractions of his legal problems inhibited Berry, so the songs on this album compare unfavourably with his earlier albums.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chuck Berry except as noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "I'm Talking About You" – 1:46
  2. "Diploma for Two" – 2:28
  3. "Thirteen Question Method" – 2:12
  4. "Away from You" – 2:38
  5. "Don't You Lie to Me" (Hudson Whittaker) – 2:02
  6. "The Way It Was Before" – 2:52

Side two[edit]

  1. "Little Star" – 2:45
  2. "Route 66" (Bobby Troup) – 2:45
  3. "Sweet Sixteen" (Joe Josea, B.B. King) – 2:45
  4. "Run Around" – 2:31
  5. "Stop and Listen" – 2:26
  6. "Rip It Up" (John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell) – 1:57



  1. ^ a b William Ruhlmann. "Chuck Berry New Juke Box Hits".

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