Latest Greatest Straitest Hits

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Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 7, 2000
GenreCountry
Length52:09
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerTony Brown
George Strait
George Strait chronology
Merry Christmas Wherever You Are
(1999)
Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
(2000)
George Strait
(2000)
Singles from Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
  1. "The Best Day"
    Released: January 3, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com5/5 stars [1]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
Entertainment WeeklyA [3]
Q4/5 stars [4]

Latest Greatest Straitest Hits is the fourth compilation album by George Strait. It was released by MCA Records. The album represents his greatest hits since the release of his 1995 box set Strait Out of the Box. The set contains two newly recorded tracks. "The Best Day" was released as a single and hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks. Although not a single, "Murder on Music Row" also charted in the Top 40 from unsolicited airplay.

The album doesn't include any singles from his 1999 album Always Never the Same. Another notable omission is "I Just Want to Dance with You", a #1 hit from 1998.

In March 2003 the album was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Best Day" (Carson Chamberlain, Dean Dillon) – 3:24
  2. "Murder on Music Row" (Larry Cordle, Larry Shell) – 4:22
  3. "Carrying Your Love with Me" (Steve Bogard, Jeff Stevens) – 3:50
  4. "Adalida" (Mike Geiger, Mike Huffman, Woody Mullis) – 3:35
  5. "Lead On" (Dillon, Teddy Gentry) – 3:26
  6. "Carried Away" (Bogard, Stevens) – 3:21
  7. "Blue Clear Sky" (Bob DiPiero, John Jarrard, Mark D. Sanders) – 2:53
  8. "We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This" (Jim Lauderdale) – 2:30
  9. "I Can Still Make Cheyenne" (Aaron Barker, Erv Woolsey) – 4:15
  10. "True" (Marv Green, Stevens) – 3:36
  11. "King of the Mountain" (Larry Boone, Paul Nelson) – 3:29
  12. "Round About Way" (Steve Dean, Wil Nance) – 3:03
  13. "You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody" (Steve Clark, Johnny MacRae) – 3:20
  14. "One Night at a Time" (Roger Cook, Eddie Kilgallon, Earl Bud Lee) – 3:50
  15. "Today My World Slipped Away" (Vern Gosdin, Mark Wright) – 3:14

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1 and 2

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 2
Canadian RPM Country Albums 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt. "Latest Greatest Straitest Hits – George Strait". About.com. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  2. ^ Latest Greatest Straitest Hits at AllMusic
  3. ^ Nash, Alanna (2000-04-07). "Latest Greatest Straitest Hits Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  4. ^ "George Strait – Latest Greatest Straitest Hits CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  5. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: George Strait". Retrieved July 12, 2019.