Album Info

RELEASE
October 28, 2008
LABEL
MCA Nashville
GENRES
Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country

Album Review

Only three years after the 35-track, two-disc compilation Reba #1's, Reba McEntire presents a slightly more generous examination of her successful recordings with the three-disc 50 Greatest Hits. But despite being longer, it actually covers less ground chronologically, adding only one new hit since 2004, "Because of You," a duet with Kelly Clarkson, and lopping off the first eight years of McEntire's career. She started out with Mercury Records (which, like MCA, is now an imprint of Universal, its catalog readily available to the compilers), which built her up to the point of scoring two consecutive number-one hits, "Can't Even Get the Blues" and "You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving," in 1983. Neither of those tracks is counted among her "50 greatest hits" here; instead, the collection starts with her first MCA chart-topper, "How Blue," from 1984-1985. From there, things progress chronologically over more than two decades, with each hit presented in the order it marched up the Billboard country singles chart. Along the way, a few editorial adjustments are made, at least below the level of Top Five hits. Left out are "Little Girl" (which reached number seven in 1990) and "They Asked About You" (number seven in 1994), while, for instance, "She Thinks His Name Was John" (number 15 in 1994), "Starting Over Again" (number 19 in 1996), and "What If It's You" (number 15 in 1997) are included. Otherwise, however, the album lives up to its title, and in its sheer bulk, it makes a case for McEntire's song choices, which, in addition to proving hits year after year, also enabled her to portray and describe a variety of modern women struggling to get by, sometimes being cheated on, sometimes doing the cheating themselves, but always trying to reconcile love with life's travails.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. How Bluehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550882&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  2. Somebody Should Leavehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550883&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  3. Have I Got a Deal for Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550884&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  4. Only in My Mindhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550890&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  5. Whoever's in New Englandhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550891&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  6. Little Rockhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550892&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  7. What Am I Gonna Do About Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550943&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  8. Let the Music Lift You Uphttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550949&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  9. One Promise Too Latehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550950&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  10. The Last One to Knowhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550954&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  11. Love Will Find Its Way to Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550965&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  12. Sunday Kind of Lovehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550973&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  13. I Know How He Feelshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550984&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  14. New Fool at an Old Gamehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294550994&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  15. Cathy's Clownhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294551010&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  16. 'Til Love Comes Againhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294551013&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  17. Walk Onhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=294551024&id=294550881&at=11l9vR
  18. You Liehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Rumor Has Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Fancyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Fallin' out of Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. For My Broken Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Is There Life out Therehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. The Night the Lights Went out in Georgiahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. The Greatest Man I Never Knewhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Take It Backhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. The Heart Won't Liehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. It's Your Callhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Does He Love Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Why Haven't I Heard from Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. She Thinks His Name Was Johnhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Till You Love Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. And Stillhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Handshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Starting Over Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. The Fear of Being Alonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. How Was I to Knowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. I'd Rather Ride Around with Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. What If It's Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. If You See Him, If You See Herhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. Forever Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. Wrong Nighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. One Honest Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. What Do You Sayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  46. I'll Behttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  47. I'm a Survivorhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  48. Somebodyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  49. He Gets That from Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  50. Because of Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/reba-mcentire-50-greatest/id294550881?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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