Major Moves

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Major Moves
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1984 (1984-05)
GenreCountry
Length35:02
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerJimmy Bowen
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. chronology
Man of Steel
(1983)
Major Moves
(1984)
Hank Williams Jr.’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
(1985)
Singles from Major Moves
  1. "Attitude Adjustment"
    Released: June 11, 1984
  2. "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"
    Released: October 1, 1984
  3. "Major Moves"
    Released: January 19, 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Major Moves is the thirty-seventh studio album by American country music artist Hank Williams Jr. It was released by Warner Bros. Records in May 1984. “Attitude Adjustment,” “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” and the title track were released as singles. The album reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart[2] and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.[3]

“All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight”, which would become a hit in its own right, is now best known to football fans as the song Williams would remake as “Are You Ready For Some Football?” for Monday Night Football.

“Promises” was previously recorded by Eric Clapton on his 1978 album Backless.

Commercial and critical success[edit]

Major Moves was a significant success for Williams, becoming his first album to reach number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart since the 1960s. It also became his eleventh album to be certified Gold and third to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. Williams received a number of prestigious music industry awards during this time, including winning the inaugural Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards for Music Video of the Year for “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight”. The ACM also nominated Williams for Top Male Vocalist, his third nomination for the award, and he received his first nomination for CMA Male Vocalist of the Year. “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” became one of Williams’ signature songs and earned him two Grammy nominations, one for Best Country Song and one for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male.

Track listing[edit]

  1. All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” (Hank Williams Jr.) – 2:57
  2. Promises” (Richard Feldman, Roger Linn) – 3:00
  3. “Video Blues” (Williams) – 2:54
  4. Major Moves” (Williams) – 3:34
  5. “Blues Medley: My Starter Won’t Start This Morning; Hold Up Your Head; One Kind Favor; Trouble in Mind (feat. John Lee Hooker & Ray Charles)” (Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins, Elmore James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Richard M. Jones) – 5:41
  6. “Mr. Lincoln” (Jimmy Bowen, Williams) – 4:17
  7. “Country Relaxin’” (Williams) – 2:36
  8. Attitude Adjustment” (Williams) – 2:56
  9. “Knoxville Courthouse Blues” (Williams) – 3:41
  10. Wild and Blue” (John Scott Sherrill) – 3:30

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 100
Canadian RPM Country Albums 20

References[edit]