16 Biggest Hits

16 Biggest Hits

by Ronnie MilsapRonnie Milsap


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16 Biggest Hits lives up to its billing, more or less, rounding up a wide-ranging selection of Ronnie Milsap's most memorable songs. All but one of these 16 songs was a chart-topper, and the only one that wasn't, the Top Five-charting "Stranger in My House," is a darn good song nonetheless, certainly one of his best by any other measure. The selections of 16 Greatest Hits span 15 years, from "Pure Love" (1974) to "A Woman in Love" (1989), and the compilation leans heavily on Milsap's early-'80s hitmaking prime, when his music fit right in with the urban cowboy trend then prevailing. Thankfully, there's a good selection of mid-'70s hits thrown in as well, like the Kristofferson-penned "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends," so that Milsap's countrypolitan phase is represented, thereby counterbalancing the heft of the early-'80s material here. It's debatable whether or not 16 Biggest Hits would have been a better listen if it had been sequenced chronologically, if only to showcase the arc of Milsap's career. There's a bounty of Milsap best-ofs on the market, with double-discs like The Essential Ronnie Milsap (2006) and 40 #1 Hits (2000) standing out as the most comprehensive. However, if the prospect of 40 songs on one collection is too daunting, or just plain too much, a single-disc collection like 16 Biggest Hits or the 22-track Ultimate Ronnie Milsap (2004) is ideal. Either way, Milsap sang a ridiculous number of hits in his day, so it's hard to go wrong with any collection that's reasonably compiled.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2011
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886978311627
catalogNumber: 783116
Rank: 6406


  1. Pure Love
  2. Smoky Mountain Rain
  3. It Was Almost Like a Song
  4. (I'm a) Stand By My Woman Man
  5. Daydreams About Night Things
  6. (I'd Be) a Legend In My Time
  7. Lost In the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)
  8. Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends
  9. (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
  10. Stranger In My House
  11. My Heart
  12. A Woman In Love
  13. I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World
  14. Only One Love In My Life
  15. Any Day Now
  16. Let My Love Be Your Pillow

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ronnie Milsap   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Don Gibson   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Ronnie Milsap   Producer
Tammy Wynette   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Rob Galbraith   Producer
Troy Seals   Composer
Tom Collins   Producer
Hal David   Composer
Archie Jordan   Composer
Fred Parris   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Jack D. Johnson   Producer
Don Pfrimmer   Composer
B. Hilliard   Composer
K. Robbins   Composer
E. Rabbitt   Composer
D.H. Shipley   Composer
C. Wright   Composer
C. Quillen   Composer
R. Fleming   Composer
K. Fleming   Composer
W. Aldridge   Composer
D. Morgan   Composer
J. Schweers   Composer
J. Bettis   Composer
Rob Goodman   Art Direction

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