Number One Hits (The Judds album)

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Number One Hits
The Judds--Number One Hits.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 25, 1994 (1994-10-25)
Recorded1983–1989
GenreCountry[1]
Length42:20
Label
Producer
The Judds chronology
Reflections
(1994)
Number One Hits
(1994)
The Judds in Concert
(1995)

Number One Hits is a compilation album by American country music duo The Judds. It was released on October 25, 1994 on the Curb and RCA Nashville labels. The album contained music produced by Brent Maher and Don Potter. Number One Hits was the eleventh compilation released in The Judds's discography. It contained 12 of their number one hits on the country charts during the 1980s. The album itself also reached major chart positions and sales certifications.

Background and content

The album contained songs originally recorded by The Judds between 1983 and 1989. The original sessions were produced by Brent Maher, with some assistance from Don Potter.[2] Number One Hits was released three years following the disbandment of The Judds. In 1991, they ended their musical partnership after Naomi Judd was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Wynonna Judd embarked on her own music career in 1992. In the years that followed, their former labels (Curb/RCA) would issue several more compilation albums, including this package.[2][3]

The album package consisted of 12 tracks, all of which had been number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[1] Among its songs was the duo's first number one hit, "Mama He's Crazy" (1984). Also included was 1986's "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)" and 1989's "Let Me Tell You About Love." The album also included the number one single "Change of Heart," which was composed by Naomi Judd.[2] Despite including 12 songs, The Judds actually had 14 number one singles on the Billboard country chart. Missing from the collection was "Cry Myself to Sleep" (1986) and "Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues" (1987).[4]

Release and chart performance

Number One Hits was released on October 25, 1994 via Curb and RCA Records. It was The Judds's eleventh compilation release.[2] The package was issued as a compact disc[2][5] and a cassette in its original release.[6] In later years it would be re-issued as a music download to several sites, including Apple Music.[7] Number One Hits reached number 39 on the Billboard Top Country Albums in 1995 after spending five weeks on the list.[8] It also spent one week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, peaking at number 187 in June 1995.[9] It was The Judds's fifth compilation to reach a charting position on the Billboard country albums survey. It was also their final charting album of the decade.[10] In 2002, Number One Hits certified gold in sales from the Recording Industry Association of America for reaching sales of over 500,000 copies. It is the duo's most recent album certification from the RIAA.[11]

Track listing

Compact disc and digital versions

Number One Hits[2][7]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Why Not Me"3:29
2."Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain"2:40
3."Mama He's Crazy"Kenny O'Dell3:14
4."Turn It Loose"
3:41
5."Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)"Jamie O'Hara4:14
6."Girls' Night Out"
  • Jeffrey Bullock
  • Maher
2:53
7."Love Is Alive"Kent Robbins3:57
8."Change of Heart"Naomi Judd3:34
9."Have Mercy"Paul Kennerley3:21
10."Let Me Tell You About Love"
2:59
11."Young Love (Strong Love)"
  • Kennerley
  • Robbins
4:22
12."I Know Where I'm Going"
  • Bickhardt
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
3:37

Cassette version

Side one[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Why Not Me"
  • Howard
  • Maher
  • Throckmorton
3:29
2."Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain"
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
2:40
3."Mama He's Crazy"O'Dell3:14
4."Turn It Loose"
  • Bickhardt
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
3:41
5."Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)"O'Hara4:14
6."Girls' Night Out"
  • Bullock
  • Maher
2:53
Side two[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Love Is Alive"Robbins3:57
2."Change of Heart"Judd3:34
3."Have Mercy"Kennerley3:21
4."Let Me Tell You About Love"
  • Kennerley
  • Maher
  • Perkins
2:59
5."Young Love (Strong Love)"
  • Kennerley
  • Robbins
4:22
6."I Know Where I'm Going"
  • Bickhardt
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
3:37

Personnel

All credits are adapted from the liner notes of Number One Hits.[2]

Musical and technical personnel

  • Dennis Carney – photography
  • Mario Casilli – photography
  • Susan Eddy – art direction
  • Naomi Judd – harmony vocals
  • Wynonna Judd – lead vocals
  • Brent Maher – producer
  • Jim McGuire – photography
  • Peter Nash – photography
  • Don Potter – assistant producer (tracks 4, 10-12)
  • Julie Wanca – design

Chart performance

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 187
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[13] 39

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States October 25, 1994 Compact disc [5]
Cassette [6]
Canada 1994 Compact disc Curb Records [15]
Europe [16]
United States 2000 Cassette [17]
2000s Music download [7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Number One Hits: The Judds: Songs, Reviews, Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Judds, The (October 25, 1994). "Number One Hits (CD Liner Notes/Album Information)". Curb Records/RCA Records.
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Judds: Biography & History". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  5. ^ a b "The Judds -- Number One Hits (1994, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d "The Judds -- Number One Hits (1994, Cassette)". Discogs. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "The Judds: Number One Hits by The Judds". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Number One Hits chart history: Country albums". Billboard. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Number One Hits chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1997). Joel Whitburn's Top Country Albums: 1967-1997. Record Research Inc. ISBN 0898201241.
  11. ^ "Gold & Platinum -- The Judds". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  12. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  13. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – The Judds – Number One Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  15. ^ "The Judds -- Number One Hits (1994, CD) (Canada)". Discogs. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  16. ^ "The Judds -- Number One Hits (1994, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  17. ^ "The Judds -- Number One Hits (2000, Cassette)". Discogs. Retrieved 6 September 2020.