16 Biggest Hits (Merle Haggard album)

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16 Biggest Hits
MerleHaggard16Biggest.jpg
Greatest hits album by Merle Haggard
Released July 14, 1998
Genre Country
Label Legacy Recordings
Merle Haggard chronology
1996
(1996)
16 Biggest Hits
(1998)
For the Record, 43 Legendary Hits
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

16 Biggest Hits is a 1998 Merle Haggard compilation album. It is part of a series of similar 16 Biggest Hits albums released by Legacy Recordings.

All songs except "Big City", "Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)" and "Going Where the Lonely Go" are re-recordings from October 1994.

The album was certified Gold in 2002 by the RIAA,[2] it has sold 955,000 copies in the US as of May 2013.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Swinging Doors" (Merle Haggard) – 2:50
  2. "The Bottle Let Me Down" (Haggard) – 2:42
  3. "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" (Casey Anderson, Liz Anderson) – 3:09
  4. "Branded Man" (Haggard) – 3:09
  5. "Sing Me Back Home" (Haggard) – 2:50
  6. "Mama Tried" (Haggard) – 2:10
  7. "Hungry Eyes" (Haggard) – 3:37
  8. "Workin' Man Blues" (Haggard) – 2:41
  9. "Okie from Muskogee" (Roy Edward Burris, Haggard) – 2:41
  10. "The Fightin' Side of Me" (Haggard) – 2:52
  11. "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)" (Haggard) – 3:39
  12. "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" (Haggard) – 3:40
  13. "Big City" (Haggard, Dean Holloway) – 3:00
  14. "Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)" (Haggard) – 4:14
  15. "Going Where the Lonely Go" (Haggard, Holloway) – 4:50
  16. "Silver Wings" (Haggard) – 2:47

Chart performance[edit]

16 Biggest Hits peaked at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 1999.[4]

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Country Albums 55
Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 167

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r366311
  2. ^ a b "American album certifications – Merle Haggard – 16 Biggest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ Paul Grein (May 8, 2013). "Week Ending May 5, 2013. Albums: Kenny Closes In On Garth". Yahoo Music (Chart Watch). Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Chart listing for 16 Biggest Hits". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Merle Haggard Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.