Rough Town

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Rough Town
Rough town.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Hallyday
Released September 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop, Rock
Label Universal Music
Producer Chris Kimsey
Johnny Hallyday chronology
Parc des Princes
(1993)Parc des Princes1993
Rough Town
À La Cigale
(1994)À La Cigale1994
Singles from Rough Town
  1. "I Wanna Make Love to You"
    Released: September 1994
  2. "Love Affair"
    Released: February 1995

Rough Town is a 1994 album recorded by French singer Johnny Hallyday. It is entirely written in English-language to win over the anglophone countries. It was released in September 1994 and achieved success in France, where it debuted at the top of the charts on October 2, 1994, but dropped just after and stayed for nine weeks on the chart (top 50). It provided two singles in France, "I Wanna Make Love To You" (#18) and "Love Affair" (#35), a duet with Kathy Mattea. The album was also released in Germany, but was unsuccessful in this country. The video for "Love Affair" was directed by Dani Jacobs, filmed in Nashville and features Johnny and Kathy Mattea who duets on this track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fool for the Blues" (Robin Le Mesurier, Paul Rafferty) — 4:34
  2. "(I Wanna) Make Love to You" (Jerry Lynn Williams) — 4:30
  3. "Love Affair" (Jerry Lynn Williams) — 5:12
  4. "Hurricane" (Steve Diamond) — 5:14
  5. "Can't Stop Wanting You" (Paul Brady) — 4:31
  6. "Are the Chances Gone" (Robin Le Mesurier, Sheppard Solomon) — 5:10
  7. "Rough Town" (Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance) — 4:26
  8. "Lightnin'" (Richard Guy Bailey, Simon Carman) — 5:06
  9. "Dry Spell" (Daryl Burgess, Colin James) — 7:56
  10. "You're Mine" (Kevin Dukes, Paul Rafferty) — 4:53
  11. "Before You Change Your Mind" (Daryl Burgess) — 4:07
  12. "It's a Long Way Home" (Will Jennings, Frankie Miller) — 4:08

Source : Allmusic.[1]


Date Label Country Format Catalog
1994 Ils Universal Belgium, France, Switzerland CD 522839
2000 Mercury 5469722

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[2] Gold December 21, 1994 300,000


Chart (1994) Peak
French SNEP Albums Chart[3] 1


  1. ^ Rough Town, track listing (November 26, 2008)
  2. ^ French certifications (Retrieved November 26, 2008)
  3. ^ Rough Town, French Albums Chart See: "Selection des autres artistes" => "Johnny HALLYDAY" (Retrieved November 26, 2008)