Come On Come On

Come On Come On is the fourth album by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Seven of its tracks became Billboard Hot Country Singles hits in 1992, 1993, and 1994. They were, chronologically, "I Feel Lucky" at #4, "Not Too Much to Ask" (a duet with Joe Diffie) at #15, "Passionate Kisses" at #4, "The Hard Way" at #11, "The Bug" (a cover of a Dire Straits song) at #16, "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" at #2, and "I Take My Chances" also at #2. The album topped out at #6 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

Come On Come On
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 30, 1992
Recorded1992
StudioBias Studios, Springfield, Virginia
GenreCountry
Length49:36
LabelColumbia Nashville/TriStar
ProducerMary Chapin Carpenter
John Jennings
Steve Buckingham
Mary Chapin Carpenter chronology
Shooting Straight in the Dark
(1990)
Come On Come On
(1992)
Stones in the Road
(1994)
Singles from Come On Come On
  1. "I Feel Lucky"
    Released: May 18, 1992
  2. "Not Too Much to Ask"
    Released: September 1992
  3. "Passionate Kisses"
    Released: January 19, 1993
  4. "The Hard Way"
    Released: March 1993
  5. "The Bug"
    Released: August 9, 1993
  6. "He Thinks He'll Keep Her"
    Released: December 6, 1993
  7. "I Take My Chances"
    Released: April 25, 1994

By 2017, the album had sold 2.9 million copies.[1] It remains Carpenter's best-selling album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars [3]
Entertainment WeeklyA [4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars [5]
Q4/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars [7]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Mary Chapin Carpenter except where noted.

  1. "The Hard Way" – 4:22
  2. "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Don Schlitz) – 4:01
  3. "Rhythm of the Blues" – 3:49
  4. "I Feel Lucky" (Carpenter, Schlitz) – 3:31 (1993 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance)
  5. "The Bug" (Mark Knopfler) – 3:47
  6. "Not Too Much to Ask" (duet with Joe Diffie) (Carpenter, Schlitz) – 3:23
  7. "Passionate Kisses" (Lucinda Williams) – 3:23 (1994 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance)
  8. "Only a Dream" – 5:34
  9. "I Am a Town" – 5:06
  10. "Walking Through Fire" – 4:04
  11. "I Take My Chances" (Carpenter, Schlitz) – 3:45
  12. "Come On Come On" – 4:51

ProductionEdit

  • Produced by Mary Chapin Carpenter and John Jennings except "The Bug", which was produced by Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Jennings, and Steve Buckingham.
  • Recorded and mixed by Bob Dawson and Marshall Morgan
  • Engineered by Toby Seay

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from Come On Come On liner notes.[8]

Chart performanceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In 1992 the hits came for Mary". July 18, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ DeGagne, Mike; Jurek, Thom. Come On Come On at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 September 2006.
  3. ^ Hurst, Jack (August 13, 1992). "Mary-Chapin Carpenter Come On Come On (Columbia)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 14 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Browne, David (July 17, 1992). "Carin' Carpenter: Come On Come On Mary Chapin Carpenter > Music Review". Entertainment Weekly (127). p. 55. Retrieved 25 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Cromelin, Richard (July 12, 1992). "Record Rack: Mary Chapin Carpenter, "Come On Come On"". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Mary-Chapin Carpenter - Come On Come On CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 14 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Berger, Arion (September 3, 1992). "Mary Chapin Carpenter: Come On Come On : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone (638). p. 68. Archived from the original on 14 August 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Come On Come On (CD). Mary Chapin Carpenter. Columbia Records. 1992. CK 48881.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  10. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  11. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1993". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1994". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1994". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1995". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Come On Come On - Mary Chapin Carpenter > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)