Life at Best
|Life at Best|
|Studio album by Eli Young Band|
|Released||August 16, 2011|
|Eli Young Band chronology|
|Singles from Life at Best|
Life at Best is an album by Eli Young Band, an American country music band. It was released on August 16, 2011 via Republic Nashville. The album includes the single "Crazy Girl", which has reached number 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts. The album's second single, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart", was released in January 2012, and has also reached number 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The third single was "Say Goodnight", which peaked at number 22 on the Country Airplay Chart. According to HITS Daily Souble, the album sold 348,000 copies as of February 2014.
Giving it four stars out of five, Steve Morley of Country Weekly said that the album "rings with roots-rock guitars and meaty, often melancholy themes". A less favorable review came from Andrew Leahey of Allmusic, who thought that it was a "step backwards" because he did not consider its songs as memorable as those on Jet Black & Jealous.
|1.||"Even If It Breaks Your Heart"||Will Hoge, Eric Paslay||3:40|
|2.||"Crazy Girl"||Lee Brice, Liz Rose||3:20|
|3.||"Every Other Memory"||Chris DeStefano, Catt Gravitt, Josh Kear||4:44|
|4.||"On My Way"||Scooter Carusoe, Jon Jones, James Young||3:26|
|5.||"Skeletons"||Mike Eli, Sean McConnell, Young||3:21|
|6.||"I Love You"||Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Jon Jones, Chris Thompson||3:20|
|7.||"The Fight"||Natalie Hemby, Tim Putnam||4:25|
|8.||"My Old Man's Son"||Eli, Blu Sanders||3:42|
|9.||"Recover"||Eli, Young, Jacobs||2:58|
|10.||"The Falling"||Eli, Ryan James||3:38|
|11.||"War on a Desperate Man"||Eli, Sanders||4:06|
|12.||"Say Goodnight"||Katrina Elam, Melissa Pierce, John Paul White||3:08|
|13.||"How Quickly You Forget"||Eli, Hemby, Daniel Tashian||3:40|
|14.||"Life at Best"||Eli, Young||2:51|
Eli Young Band
- Mike Eli- acoustic guitar, lead vocals
- Jon Jones- bass guitar, background vocals
- Chris Thompson- drums, percussion
- James Young- electric guitar, harmonica, background vocals
- Eric Darken- percussion
- Fred Eltringham- percussion
- Kree Harrison- background vocals
- Natalie Hemby- background vocals
- Greg Leisz- steel guitar
- Tony Obrohta- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Russ Pahl- steel guitar
- Oran Thornton- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Michael Webb- Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards
- Mike Wrucke- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, harmonica, mandolin, background vocals
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||75|
|US Billboard 200||6|
|US Billboard Top Country Albums||3|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|US Country Airplay
|2012||"Even If It Breaks Your Heart"||1||—||29||56||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
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- Leahey, Andrew. "Life at Best review". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- Morley, Steve (August 10, 2011). "Life at Best review". Country Weekly. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
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- "Eli Young Band Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
- "Eli Young Band Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
- "Eli Young Band Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
- "Eli Young Band Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
- "Canadian digital certifications – Eli Young Band – Crazy Girl". Music Canada.
- "American single certifications – Eli Young Band – Crazy Girl". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
- "American single certifications – Eli Young Band – Even If It Breaks Your Heart". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH