Stand Still, Look Pretty

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Stand Still, Look Pretty
Wreckers standstill.jpg
Studio album by The Wreckers
Released May 23, 2006 (U.S.)
Recorded October 18, 2004 – July 28, 2005
Genre Country
Length 44:37
Label Maverick/Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Michelle Branch
Rick Depoli
John Leventhal
John Shanks
Paul Worley
Singles from Stand Still, Look Pretty
  1. "Leave the Pieces"
    Released: February 7, 2006
  2. "My, Oh My"
    Released: September 2006
  3. "Tennessee"
    Released: March 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (69/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 3/5 stars[1]
E! Online C[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[4]
People 3/4 stars[5]
Plugged In (mixed)[6]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]

Stand Still, Look Pretty is the only album by The Wreckers, a country pop duo consisting of solo artists, Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp. It was released in the United States on May 23, 2006 and has been released in other countries.

The album debuted at number fourteen on the U.S. Billboard 200 with 44,000 copies sold in its first week.[9] In September 2006, the RIAA certified Stand Still, Look Pretty Gold for shipments to retailers of 500,000 copies.[10] The album sold 853,000 copies in the U.S. up to March 2012.[11]

The first single, "Leave the Pieces", peaked at number thirty-four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot Country Songs chart.[12] In December 2006, The Wreckers were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the song.[13] The second single, "My, Oh My", reached number eighty-seven on the Hot 100 and the Top Ten on the Hot Country Songs chart. The third single, "Tennessee", reached number thirty-three on the Hot Country Songs chart. "Cigarettes" was originally planned as the fourth single, but was cancelled due to the band's separation.[12] Another track, "The Good Kind", was featured on the teen soap opera One Tree Hill in early 2005, after which it appeared at number fifteen on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Leave the Pieces" Billy Austin, Jennifer Hanson 3:31
2. "Way Back Home" Michelle Branch, Jessica Harp 3:18
3. "The Good Kind" Branch, Harp 3:45
4. "Tennessee" Harp 4:21
5. "My, Oh My" Branch, Harp, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Josh Leo 3:30
6. "Stand Still, Look Pretty" Branch, Harp 2:46
7. "Cigarettes" Harp 3:18
8. "Hard to Love You" Branch, John Leventhal 3:52
9. "Lay Me Down" Branch, Harp, Greg Wells 3:35
10. "One More Girl" Patty Griffin 5:18
11. "Rain" Branch 4:05
12. "Crazy People" Branch, Harp 3:09
No. Title Length
1. "Leave the Pieces" (making of the music video)  
2. "Leave the Pieces" (music video)  


Compiled from liner notes.[15]


The Wreckers
All tracks except "Leave the Pieces" and "My, Oh My"
"My, Oh My"
"Leave the Pieces"


  • Michelle Branch - production ("Leave the Pieces" only)
  • Rick Depofi - production (all tracks except "Leave the Pieces" and "My, Oh My")
  • John Leventhal - production (all tracks except "Leave the Pieces" and "My, Oh My")
  • Stephen Marcussen - mastering
  • John Shanks - production ("Leave the Pieces" only)
  • Paul Worley - production ("My, Oh My" only)

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 14
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.K. Top Country Albums 1


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US
2006 "Leave the Pieces" 1 34 54 19
"My, Oh My" 9 87
2007 "Tennessee" 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold


  1. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for Stand Still, Look Pretty". Metacritic. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lowe, Jack. "The Wreckers - Stand Still, Look Pretty". Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Stand Still, Look Pretty - The Wreckers". Allmusic. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ Collis, Clark (May 26, 2006). "Stand Still, Look Pretty Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Arnold, Chuck (June 12, 2006). "Picks and Pans Review: The Wreckers (Stand Still, Look Pretty)". People. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Neven, Tom; Smithouser, Bob. "The Wreckers: Stand Still, Look Pretty". Plugged In. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (May 30, 2006). "The Wreckers: Stand Still, Look Pretty". Slant Magazine. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ Inskeep, Thomas (August 3, 2006). "The Wreckers - Stand Still Look Pretty - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ Hasty, Kate. "Dixie Chicks' 'Long Way' Nests In At No. 1". Billboard. May 31, 2006. Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  10. ^ "Gold and Platinum - Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 25, 2007.
  11. ^ Trust, Gary (2009-03-13). "Ask Billboard: Pink, Katy Perry". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  12. ^ a b "The Wreckers - Artist Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2007.
  13. ^ "FOX Facts: Complete List of Grammy Award Nominations". Associated Press. December 7, 2006. Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  14. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles - The Good Kind". Billboard. March 5, 2005. Retrieved October 25, 2007.
  15. ^ Stand Still, Look Pretty (CD booklet). Maverick Records. 2006. 48980-2. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – The Wreckers – Stand Still, Look Pretty". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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