The Ultimate Hits

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The Ultimate Hits
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Compilation album by Garth Brooks
Released November 6, 2007
Genre
Length 2:03:25
Label Pearl Records
Producer Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks chronology
The Lost Sessions
(2005)The Lost Sessions2005
The Ultimate Hits
(2007)
Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
(2013)Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences2013
Alternative Cover
Limited Edition
Limited Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The Ultimate Hits is the third compilation album from country music artist Garth Brooks, released on November 6, 2007, comprising 34 songs (four of which were new) over two compact discs, as well as a DVD containing his music videos.

The first single released from the album, "More Than a Memory", made US country chart history the week of September 15, 2007, when it debuted at No. 1, the first to do so. The other new singles are "Midnight Sun" (written by Brooks, Jerrod Niemann, and Richie Brown), and "Workin' for a Livin'" which peaked in the Top 20. A non-single, "Leave a Light On" (Randy Goodrum and Tommy Sims), is also on this album. The album has been certified 10× Platinum by the RIAA.

The album was also released in a special pink edition on October 15, 2007, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 352,000 copies in its first week.[3] Selling 204,000 copies, the album went to number one on the Top Country Albums chart in its second week.[4] In its third week, The Ultimate Hits sold 192,000 bringing its three-week total to more than 748,000 albums sold.[5] In the United Kingdom the album was also a hit, reaching No. 1 in the Country music charts and the top 10 on the pop charts.

On January 18, 2008, the RIAA certified The Ultimate Hits Gold, Platinum & 5 times; Multi-platinum - denoting shipments of 2.5 million in the United States. On June 26, 2014 the RIAA certified it 7 times Multi-platinum, and on September 21, 2016 10× Platinum for shipments of 5 million.[6] It has sold 3.1 million copies in the US as of November 2017.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" (Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Garth Brooks) – 4:32
  2. "Friends in Low Places" (Dewayne Blackwell, Earl "Bud" Lee) – 4:18
  3. "Shameless" (Billy Joel) – 4:19
  4. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House" (Bobby Boyd, Warren Dale Haynes, Dennis Robbins) – 2:32
  5. "The Beaches of Cheyenne" (Dan Roberts, Bryan Kennedy, Brooks) – 4:11
  6. "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Blazy, Brooks) – 3:39
  7. "Papa Loved Mama" (K. Williams, Brooks) – 2:50
  8. "More Than a Memory" (Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Billy Montana) – 3:22
  9. "Good Ride Cowboy" (Jerrod Niemann, Richie Brown, Kennedy, Bob Doyle) – 3:26
  10. "In Another's Eyes (Feat. Trisha Yearwood)" (Bobby Wood, John Peppard, Brooks) – 3:32
  11. "The Fever" (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Kennedy, Dan Roberts) – 2:39
  12. "Midnight Sun" (Brooks, Niemann, Brown) – 3:45
  13. "Learning to Live Again" (Don Schlitz, Stephanie Davis) – 4:04
  14. "Longneck Bottle" (Rick Carnes, Steve Wariner) – 2:17
  15. "To Make You Feel My Love" (Bob Dylan) – 3:54
  16. "We Shall Be Free" (Davis, Brooks) – 3:45
  17. "The Dance" (Tony Arata) – 3:39

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Callin' Baton Rouge" (Dennis Linde) – 2:36
  2. "Two Piña Coladas" (Shawn Camp, Benita Hill, Sandy Manson) – 3:33
  3. "The Thunder Rolls" (Pat Alger, Brooks) – 3:42
  4. "That Summer" (Alger, Sandy Mahl, Brooks) – 4:45
  5. "The River" (Victoria Shaw, Brooks) – 4:26
  6. "Beer Run (Feat. George Jones)" (K. Williams, Amanda Williams, Keith Anderson, George Ducas, Blazy) – 3:03
  7. "Unanswered Prayers" (Alger, Larry Bastian, Brooks) – 3:23
  8. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" (Randy Taylor, Brooks) – 2:56
  9. "Workin' for a Livin' (Feat. Huey Lewis)" (Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes) – 2:41
  10. "What She's Doing Now" (Alger, Brooks) – 3:24
  11. "When You Come Back to Me Again" (Jenny Yates, Brooks) – 4:43
  12. "Standing Outside the Fire" (Yates, Brooks) – 3:51
  13. "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association" (Kennedy, Jim Rushing) – 3:31
  14. "The Change" (Arata, Wayne Tester) – 4:05
  15. "Rodeo" (Bastian) – 3:52
  16. "Wrapped Up in You" (Wayne Kirkpatrick) – 4:31
  17. "Leave a Light On" (Randy Goodrum, Tommy Sims) – 3:41

Disc 3 (DVD)[edit]

  1. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"
  2. "If Tomorrow Never Comes"
  3. "The Dance"
  4. "Friends in Low Places"
  5. "Unanswered Prayers"
  6. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House"
  7. "The Thunder Rolls"
  8. "Rodeo"
  9. "Shameless"
  10. "Papa Loved Mama"
  11. "What She's Doing Now"
  12. "The River"
  13. "We Shall Be Free"
  14. "Learning to Live Again"
  15. "That Summer"
  16. "Standing Outside the Fire"
  17. "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)"
  18. "Callin' Baton Rouge"
  19. "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association"
  20. "The Fever"
  21. "To Make You Feel My Love"
  22. "The Beaches of Cheyenne"
  23. "The Change"
  24. "Two Piña Coladas"
  25. "Longneck Bottle" (w/ Steve Wariner)
  26. "In Another's Eyes" (w/ Trisha Yearwood)
  27. "Wrapped Up In You"
  28. "Beer Run"
  29. "When You Come Back to Me Again"
  30. "Good Ride Cowboy"
  31. "More Than a Memory"
  32. "Workin' for a Livin'" (w/ Huey Lewis)
  33. "Midnight Sun"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[8] 11
Australian Country Albums Chart[9] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
Irish Albums Chart[11] 2
Norwegian Albums Chart[8] 1
Scottish Albums Chart[12] 4
UK Albums Chart[13] 10
US Billboard 200[14] 3
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[15] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 1
Chart (2014) Peak
position
Irish Albums (IRMA)[17] 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications Sales/shipments
Australia Platinum[18] 70,000
Ireland 6× Platinum[19] 90,000
United Kingdom Gold[20] 100,000
United States (RIAA)[6] Diamond 3,135,300[7]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 25, 2014". Chart-Track. IRMA.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2008 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
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