16 Biggest Hits (Johnny Cash album)

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16 Biggest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Johnny Cash
Released February 1999
Recorded 1956-1979
Genre Country, rock and roll
Length 54:51
Label Sony
Johnny Cash chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

16 Biggest Hits is a compilation album by country singer Johnny Cash released in 1999.

The album is made of the biggest hits of Cash's career like "Ring of Fire", "Understand Your Man", and "A Boy Named Sue". The album also contains several songs which weren't hits such as "I Still Miss Someone", and "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer".

Cash had 13 US #1 country hits between the years 1956 and 1976, with this album containing only 8 of them.[2]

The album was certified 2× Platinum in 2005 by the RIAA,[3] it has sold 3,203,000 copies in the US as of May 2013.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Johnny Cash, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Walk the Line"   2:43
2. "I Still Miss Someone" Cash, Roy Cash 2:36
3. "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer" Cash, June Carter Cash 8:26
4. "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"   3:02
5. "In the Jailhouse Now" Jimmie Rodgers 2:22
6. "Ring of Fire" June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore 2:36
7. "Understand Your Man"   2:43
8. "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" Peter La Farge 4:08
9. "Folsom Prison Blues" (Live)   2:45
10. "Daddy Sang Bass" Carl Perkins 2:23
11. "A Boy Named Sue" (Live) Shel Silverstein 3:44
12. "Sunday Morning Coming Down" Kris Kristofferson 4:09
13. "Flesh and Blood"   2:37
14. "Man in Black"   2:52
15. "One Piece at a Time" Wayne Kemp 4:02
16. "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" Stan Jones 3:43

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 18
U.S. Billboard 200 65


  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r387963
  2. ^ allmusic ((( 16 Biggest Hits > Overview )))
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Johnny Cash – 16 Biggest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ Paul Grein (May 8, 2013). "Week Ending May 5, 2013. Albums: Kenny Closes In On Garth". Yahoo Music (Chart Watch). Retrieved May 16, 2013.