John Mellencamp : The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988

John Mellencamp : The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 CD

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This first-ever Mellencamp retrospective contains his first hit, 1979's I Need a Lover ; his huge singles Jack and Diane; Hurts So Good; R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.; Pink Houses , and more, plus a brand-new song, Without Expression . 16 tracks in all.
The Best That I Could Do collects the singles that led John Mellencamp into the radio/jukebox pantheon he celebrated in "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." and "Cherry Bomb." While albums such as American Fool, Uh Huh, and Scarecrow held Top 10 spots for months, their spinoff hits made this Hoosier disciple of Jagger, J.B., and Iggy into something like a Reagan-era John Fogerty: not only were "Pink Houses," "Paper in Fire," and "Crumblin' Down" wise (and wiseacre) dispatches from an America where it wasn't always morning, they could fill a dance floor and get you pounding the dashboard on the way home. --Rickey Wright

1. [5:37] I Need A Lover
2. [4:38] Ain't Even Done With The Night
3. [3:39] Hurts So Good
4. [4:15] Jack & Diane
5. [3:35] Crumblin' Down
6. [4:44] Pink Houses
7. [3:49] Authority Song
8. [3:45] Lonely Ol' Night
9. [3:40] Small Town
10. [2:55] R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock)
11. [3:51] Paper In Fire
12. [4:49] Cherry Bomb
13. [4:20] Check It Out
14. [5:05] Without Expression

Product UPC: 731453673823

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