The Life of the Party (album)

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The Life of the Party
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Studio album by Neal McCoy
Released January 19, 1999 (1999-01-19)
Recorded Emerald Sound Studio, Sound Stage & 17 Grand, Nashville, TN – 1999
Genre Country
Length 37:33
Label Atlantic
Producer Kyle Lehning
Neal McCoy chronology
Be Good at It
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The Life of the Party is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Neal McCoy. Released in 1999, it contains the singles "I Was" and "The Girls of Summer", which peaked at #37 and #42, respectively, on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts that year. "Straighten up and Fly Right" is a cover of a Nat King Cole song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Was" (Phil Vassar, Charlie Black) – 3:13
  2. "Lipstick on the Radio" (Bob DiPiero, Gerry House) – 3:08
  3. "Only You" (Brett Jones) – 3:27
  4. "The Girls of Summer" (Randy Boudreaux, Bobby Carmichael) – 3:05
  5. "New Old Songs" (Dave Gibson) – 3:59
  6. "The Life of the Party" (Allen Shamblin, Billy Kirsch) – 2:55
  7. "Completely" (Marc Beeson, Jeff Wood) – 4:13
  8. "That's Not Her" (Jerry Salley, Steve Leslie) – 3:39
  9. "Ain't Nothin' Like It" (Vassar, Black, Tommy Rocco) – 3:41
  10. "The Strongest Man in the World" (Ron Harbin, Ed Hill, Kim Tribble) – 3:40
  11. "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (Nat King Cole, Irving Mills) – 2:17


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 24
Canadian RPM Country Albums 21


  • Allmusic (see infobox)