Who Needs Pictures

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Who Needs Pictures
Whoneedspictures.jpg
Studio album by Brad Paisley
Released June 1, 1999[1]
Studio The Castle Recording Studios, Franklin, TN
Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN
Thelma's East, Nashville, TN (overdubs)
Genre Country
Length 46:57
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley chronology
Who Needs Pictures
(1999)
Part II
(2001)
Singles from Who Needs Pictures
  1. "Who Needs Pictures"
    Released: February 1, 1999
  2. "He Didn't Have to Be"
    Released: August 30, 1999
  3. "Me Neither"
    Released: February 7, 2000
  4. "We Danced"
    Released: June 26, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[5]

Who Needs Pictures is the first studio album by American country music artist Brad Paisley. Released on June 1, 1999 on Arista Nashville, it features four singles, all of which were hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. In order of release, these were "Who Needs Pictures", "He Didn't Have to Be" (his first No. 1), "Me Neither", and "We Danced" (also a No. 1). The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

This album was repackaged with Part II by Sony's Legacy division and released on September 23, 2008.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Long Sermon"  
3:18
2. "Me Neither"   3:19
3. "Who Needs Pictures"  
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
  • Rogers
3:45
4. "Don't Breathe"   Paisley 2:53
5. "He Didn't Have to Be"  
4:42
6. "It Never Woulda Worked out Anyway"  
  • Paisley
  • Lovelace
2:41
7. "Holdin' On to You"  
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
  • Lovelace
3:00
8. "I've Been Better"  
  • Paisley
  • Robert Arthur
4:07
9. "We Danced"  
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
3:45
10. "Sleepin' on the Foldout"  
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
3:23
11. "Cloud of Dust"  
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
4:05
12. "The Nervous Breakdown" (instrumental)
  • Paisley
  • James Gregory
  • Mitch McMihen
3:29
13. "In the Garden"   Traditional 4:30
Total length:
46:57

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 13
U.S. Billboard 200 102
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1
Canadian RPM Country Albums 12

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1999 "Who Needs Pictures" 12 65 11
"He Didn't Have to Be" 1 30 6
2000 "Me Neither" 18 85 21
"We Danced" 1 29 *
* denotes unknown peak positions

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Album release date Archived March 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Who Needs Pictures - Brad Paisley". About.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Who Needs Pictures - Brad Paisley". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley - Who Needs Pictures CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Brad Paisley". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Brad Paisley – Who Needs Pictures". Music Canada. 
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Brad Paisley – Who Needs Pictures". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH