Ultimate Hits

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Ultimate Hits
Lee Kernaghan Ultimate Hits CD cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Lee Kernaghan
Released September 30, 2011 (2011-09-30)
Recorded 1992-2011
Genre Country, Pub rock
Length 153:12
Label ABC Music, Universal Music Australia
Lee Kernaghan chronology
Planet Country
(2009)
Ultimate Hits
(2011)
Beautiful Noise
(2012)

Ultimate Hits is a greatest hits album by Australian country musician Lee Kernaghan. It was released in September 2011, peaked at No.8 on the ARIA chart and was certified Gold in 2013. [1]

Kernaghan invited his fans on Facebook to help him select the tracks for this album. [2]

While promoting the album, Lee said; “It’s my mates out there that have put these songs on the map. The people who have come out to the shows, bought the records and made these songs a part of the soundtrack of their lives. This is the part of being in music that pulls on my heart the most and makes all the highs and lows worthwhile.” [3]

Reviews[edit]

Jon O’Brien of AllMusic gave the album 3.5/5, saying; “Ultimate Hits, a 42-track compilation selected by his fan base, is therefore the ideal opportunity for those looking for the best that the country scene down under has to offer to see what all the fuss is about”. He added “ With his authentic tales of life in the Outback and championing of the late Aussie country legend Slim Dusty, it's easy to see why his traditional brand of blue-collar country-rock has struck a chord with homegrown audiences”. He concluded by saying “It's a solid collection of no-nonsense country-rock anthems proving that his unparalleled success is more than justified.” [4]

Track listing[edit]

DISC 1

  1. Boys From The Bush
  2. Dirt
  3. Goondiwindi Moon (with Trisha Yearwood)
  4. She’s My Ute
  5. The Way It Is
  6. High Country
  7. Love In The Time Of Drought
  8. Cunnamulla Fella
  9. Scars
  10. Listen To The Radio
  11. Changi Banjo
  12. Getting’ Gone
  13. Leave Him In The Longyard (with Slim Dusty)
  14. You Rock My World
  15. Three Chain Road
  16. Scrubbashin’
  17. Mate
  18. Country Crowd
  19. Skinny Dippin’
  20. This Cowboy’s Hat
  21. Australian Boy

DISC 2

  1. Planet Country
  2. Fire (Lee & Robby)
  3. Spirit of the Bush (with Adam Brand & Steve Forde)
  4. Baptise The Ute
  5. When The Snow Falls On The Alice
  6. Something In The Water
  7. I Milk Cows
  8. Shake On It
  9. Hat Town
  10. Something Right
  11. The New Bush
  12. Close As A Whisper (The Gift)
  13. Love Shack (Groove Mix - Radio Edit)
  14. Cowgirls Do
  15. Diamantina Dream (with Trisha Yearwood)
  16. Great Balls of Fire (Live at CMC Rocks)
  17. Electric Rodeo
  18. Missin’ Slim (with Colin Buchanan)
  19. Texas QLD 4385
  20. The Outback Club

Charts[edit]

“Ultimate Hits” debuted and peaked at No8 in Australia.[5]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
ARIA Albums Chart[7] 98
ARIA Australian Artists Albums Chart 17
ARIA Country Albums Chart[8] 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)"ARIA accreditations albums 2013". ARIA. Retrieved 2 April 2015.  Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA accreditations albums 2013". ARIA. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lee Kernaghan launches his Ultimate Hits package". www.abcmusic.com.au. 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ultimate Hits". www.sanity.com.au. 5 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lee Kernaghan Ultimate Hits". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lee Kernaghan – Ultimate Hits". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Lee Kernaghan – Ultimate Hits". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Country Albums 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 April 2015.