Sweet Sixteen (Reba McEntire album)

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Sweet Sixteen
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Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released May 1, 1989
Genre Country
Length 33:26
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Sweet Sixteen is the fourteenth studio album by American country singer Reba McEntire, released on May 1, 1989 by MCA Records. Four singles from the album entered the Billboard country charts: the number one hits "Cathy's Clown" (a cover version of The Everly Brothers' song) and "Walk On", and the top ten hits "'Til Love Comes Again" and "Little Girl".

The album's title derives from its being McEntire's sixteenth album, counting compilation and Christmas albums.

The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA, for selling over 1 million copies.[2] The album debuted at #17 on the Country Albums chart for the week of May 27, 1989, and peaked at #1 for the week of June 24, 1989. It stayed at #1 for 13 consecutive weeks. The album sold over 500,000 copies in its first 9 weeks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cathy's Clown" Don Everly 3:04
2. "'Til Love Comes Again" Bob Regan, Ed Hill 3:38
3. "It Always Rains on Saturday" Kendal Franceschi, Quentin Powers, Reba McEntire 4:26
4. "Am I the Only One Who Cares" Don Schlitz, McEntire 3:02
5. "Somebody Up There Likes Me" Suzi Hoskins-Wills, Bill Cooley 3:05
6. "You Must Really Love Me" Schlitz, McEntire 3:05
7. "Say the Word" Tom Shapiro, Chris Waters, Michael Garvin 2:46
8. "Little Girl" Franceschi, Powers 3:23
9. "Walk On" Steve Dean, Lonnie Williams 3:16
10. "A New Love" Dave Loggins 3:24

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album liner notes.[3]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[4] 1
U.S. Billboard 200 78
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions[5]
US Country CAN Country
1989 "Cathy's Clown" 1 1
"Til' Love Comes Again" 4 5
"Little Girl" 7 7
1990 "Walk On" 2 1

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ ""Search results - "Sweet Sixteen""". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Sweet Sixteen (CD liner notes). Reba McEntire. MCA Records. 1989. MCABD-6294. 
  4. ^ "Reba McEntire | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – Sweet Sixteen". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Greatest Hits III
by Hank Williams, Jr.
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 24 - September 16, 1989
Succeeded by
Killin' Time
by Clint Black
Preceded by
River of Time
by The Judds
RPM Country Albums number-one album
June 26 - July 17, 1989
Succeeded by
none