Greatest Hits (George Strait album)

Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American country music artist George Strait, released on March 4, 1985 by MCA Records. It includes all ten singles from Strait's first three albums. It reached #4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and is certified 4×Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.

Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 1985 (1985-03-04)
GenreCountry
Length28:06
LabelMCA
Producer
  • Blake Mevis (tracks 1–7)
  • Ray Baker (tracks 8–10)
George Strait chronology
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
(1984)
Greatest Hits
(1985)
Something Special
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
Robert ChristgauA− [2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Unwound"Dean Dillon, Frank Dycus2:24
2."Down and Out"Dillon, Dycus2:23
3."If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)"Blake Mevis, David Wills2:55
4."Fool Hearted Memory"Mevis, Byron Hill2:27
5."Marina del Rey"Dillon, Dycus3:00
6."Amarillo by Morning"Paul Fraser, Terry Stafford2:52
7."A Fire I Can't Put Out"Darrell Staedtler2:55
8."You Look So Good in Love"Glen Ballard, Rory Bourke, Kerry Chater3:10
9."Right or Wrong"Paul Biese, Haven Gillespie, Arthur Sizemore1:58
10."Let's Fall to Pieces Together"Dickey Lee, Tommy Rocco, Johnny Russell2:58

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[10] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[11] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: George Strait". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1985". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1986". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  7. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1987". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1990". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1991". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – George Strait – Greatest Hits". Music Canada. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – George Strait – Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 29, 2020.