35 Biggest Hits

35 Biggest Hits

4.7 9
by Toby Keith
     
 
Punctuated by a new single, "She's a Hottie," Toby Keith's double-disc hits collection is worth its weight in chart gold. The collection opens with his first No. 1 hit, 1993's "Should've Been a Cowboy," and runs all the way through his 2006 chart-topper "A Little Too Late." In between are a stack of hits including "Beer for My Horses," the controversial "Courtesy of

Overview

Punctuated by a new single, "She's a Hottie," Toby Keith's double-disc hits collection is worth its weight in chart gold. The collection opens with his first No. 1 hit, 1993's "Should've Been a Cowboy," and runs all the way through his 2006 chart-topper "A Little Too Late." In between are a stack of hits including "Beer for My Horses," the controversial "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," and "I Love This Bar."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For many mainstream listeners, Toby Keith first appeared on their radar in 2002 with "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," the blistering counterpoint to Alan Jackson's sorrowful "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning" that turned Keith into a talk radio phenomenon and a genuine American star. Like many overnight success stories, Toby Keith's celebrity didn't happen overnight -- it was the beginning of his second act, as the 2008 double-disc compilation 35 Biggest Hits makes plain. 35 Biggest Hits divides neatly into a disc of '90s hits and a disc of new-millennium singles, stopping with 2006's White Trash with Money (2007's Big Dog Daddy apparently falling under another contract and thereby absent from this comp) but adding the new recording "She's a Hottie," an OK rocker that feels like the contractual obligation it likely is. This split makes sense chronologically but it also makes sense musically, as Keith's '90s hits were much softer than his 2000s singles. After establishing his modern-day outlaw stance with "Should've Been a Cowboy" and "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action" in 1993, Keith spent much of the '90s crooning ballads vaguely reminiscent of Ronnie Milsap's early-'80s hits (such as the lovely "Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You"), but when he jumped from Mercury Nashville to DreamWorks in 1999, his sound got bigger and tougher, eventually leading to the Waylon-indebted swagger of "Beer for My Horses" and "Honky Tonk U." Most musicians do their most adventurous work earlier in their careers, but 35 Biggest Hits shows that Toby Keith is the opposite, getting bolder and riskier as the years go by. Such a statement suggests that his earlier records weren't much good but that's not the case at all; he had loose-limbed barroom rockers like "You Ain't Much Fun" early in his career and all of the ballads are very good, showcasing a sensitive side that has been overshadowed by the outsized persona he's been working since Pull My Chain. Listening to 35 Biggest Hits, it's easy to appreciate how much Keith has changed over the years and how he's as good now as he ever was, making this a rather revealing career overview and an excellent introduction to a singer who, no matter how bright his star shines, still tends to be a bit underrated.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2008
Label:
Show Dog Nashville
UPC:
0602517524224
catalogNumber:
001033402
Rank:
754

Related Subjects

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Should've Been a Cowboy
  2. He Ain't Worth Missing
  3. A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action
  4. Wish I Didn't Know Now
  5. Who's That Man
  6. Upstairs Downtown
  7. You Ain't Much Fun
  8. Big Ol' Truck
  9. Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You
  10. A Woman's Touch
  11. Me Too
  12. We Were in Love
  13. I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying
  14. Dream Walkin'
  15. Getcha Some
  16. How Do You Like Me Now?!
  17. Country Comes to Town
  18. You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This

Disc 2

  1. I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight
  2. I Wanna Talk About Me
  3. My List
  4. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)
  5. Who's Your Daddy?
  6. Beer for My Horses
  7. I Love This Bar
  8. American Soldier
  9. Whiskey Girl
  10. Stays in Mexico
  11. Mockingbird
  12. Honkytonk U
  13. As Good as I Once Was
  14. Big Blue Note
  15. Get Drunk and Be Somebody
  16. A Little Too Late
  17. She's a Hottie

Album Credits

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

35 Biggest Hits 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is by far the best toby keith, i went to the concert that promoted this cd and had the funnest time of my life, so i decided to go and buy the cd. I would highly recommend this cd to any country
bocellilover More than 1 year ago
THE MUSIC ON THIS CD IS UNBEATABLE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE PRICE, & IF YOUR A TOBY FAN...THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR ANY COLLECTION! "BUT" DON'T ORDER IT ON LINE WITH BARNES & NOBLE, PAID FOR 2 DAY DELIVERY TIME...DON'T GET IT FOR 11 DAYS, & THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE I HAD TO KEEP EMAIL CALLING AND BITCHING ABOUT MY ORDER. IF YOU WANT IT, IT'S BETTER TO GO INSIDE THE STORE TO GET, ALTHOUGH THE EMPLOYEE AT OUR MAYFAIR STORE (MATT, I BELIEVE HIS NAME WAS) IS ALWAYS SUCH A JERK!!! THERE ARE TWO EMPLOYEES WITH THIS FIRST MANE WORKING THE DAY SHIFT, ANYWAY...STAY AWAY FROM MAYFAIR MALL, WAUWATOSA, WI. GO TO BROOKFIELD...MUCH NICER. ALL THOUGH THE SALES PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC DEPT. AT MAYFAIR ARE VERY NICE. STILL BETTER OFF W.OUT THE HEADACHES.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this album to any Toby Keith fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago