50 Greatest Hits

50 Greatest Hits

by Reba McEntireReba McEntire


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2008
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0602517796157
catalogNumber: 001166402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reba McEntire   Primary Artist,Vocals
Brooks & Dunn   Vocals
Linda Davis   Vocals
Vince Gill   Vocals
Kelly Clarkson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Gerry House   Composer
Matraca Berg   Composer
Reba McEntire   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Louis Prima   Composer
Kim Carnes   Composer
Dave Loggins   Composer
Donna Summer   Composer
Billy Stritch   Composer
Don Everly   Composer
Robert Ellis Orrall   Composer
Bobby Russell   Composer
Keith Palmer   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Austin Roberts   Composer
Rick Bowles   Composer
Gary Burr   Composer
Walt Aldridge   Composer
Gary Baker   Composer
Charlie Black   Composer
Steve Bogard   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Audio Production
Tony Brown   Audio Production
Buddy Cannon   Producer,Audio Production
Steve Dean   Composer
Bob DiPiero   Composer
Tim DuBois   Producer,Audio Production
Bobby Fischer   Composer
Bobbie Gentry   Composer
Rick Giles   Composer
Doug Gilmore   Composer
Don Goodman   Composer
John Guess   Producer,Audio Production
Harlan Howard   Composer
Mary Ann Kennedy   Composer
Jennifer Kimball   Composer
Richard Leigh   Composer
Josh Leo   Composer
Susan Longacre   Composer
David Malloy   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
J.D. Martin   Composer
Terry McBride   Composer
Pat McManus   Composer
Bruce Miller   Composer
Frank J. Myers   Composer
Tim Nichols   Composer
Pamela Rose   Composer
Steve Rosen   Composer
Mark Sanders   Composer
Eddie Setser   Composer
Harold Shedd   Producer,Audio Production
Larry Shell   Composer
Lisa Silver   Composer
Stephony Smith   Composer
Bruce Sudano   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Donna Weiss   Composer
Philip White   Composer
Norro Wilson   Producer,Audio Production
William Robinson   Composer
Tommy Lee James   Composer
Chick Rains   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Layng Martine   Composer
Kim Williams   Composer
Bruce Burch   Composer
Cathy Majeski   Composer
Vern Dant   Composer
Shelby Kennedy   Composer
Anita Leonard   Composer
Jane Mariash   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Sunny Russ   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Sheila Stephen   Composer
Annie Tate   Composer
Sam Tate   Composer
Jim Allison   Composer
Barbara Bell   Composer
Barbara Belle   Composer
Deanna Bryant   Composer
Michael Dulaney   Composer
Kendal Franceschi   Composer
Lonnie Williams   Composer
Jon Ims   Composer
Bob Simon   Composer
Dave Berg   Composer
T.W. Hale   Composer
Kristy Jackson   Composer
Sandy Knox   Composer
Steven Dale Jones   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Kelly Clarkson   Composer
Bob Regan   Composer
David Hodges   Composer
Ben Moody   Composer
John Moffat   Composer
Michael Patrick Heeney   Composer
Jackson Leap   Composer
Liz Hengber   Composer
Ed Hill   Composer
Shawna Harrington-Burkhart   Composer
Quentin Powers   Composer
Liz Hengher   Composer
J.D. Martin   Composer

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