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Recorded: 1977-80
Charted: Oct. 18, 1980


Rating: 4.600 (average of 5 ratings)


Genre: country


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. The Gambler
  2. Lady
  3. Donít Fall in Love with a Dreamer [with Kim Carnes]
  4. Ruby, Donít Take Your Love to Town
  5. She Believes in Me
  6. Coward of the County
  7. Lucille
  8. You Decorated My Life
  9. Reuben James
  10. Love the World Away
  11. Every Time Two Fools Collide [with Dottie West]
  12. Long Arm of the Law


Sales:

sales in U.S. only 12 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI Ė click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 15.5 million


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 2
peak on U.K. album chart --


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Ruby, Donít Take Your Love to Town * (6/7/69) #6 US, #2 UK, #39 CW, #6 AC. Airplay: 2 million
  • Reuben James * (9/7/69) #26 US, #46 CW, #29 AC
  • Lucille (1/29/77) #5 US, #1 UK, #1 CW, #10 AC. Sales: 1 million. Airplay: 2 million
  • Every Time Two Fools Collide (2/18/78) #1 CW, #44 AC
  • The Gambler (10/28/78) #16 US, #22 UK, #1 CW, #3 AC
  • She Believes in Me (3/79) #5 US, #42 UK, #1 CW, #1 AC. Sales: 1 million
  • You Decorated My Life (9/8/79) #7 US, #1 CW, #2 AC
  • Coward of the County (11/17/79) #3 US, #1 UK, #1 CW, #5 AC. Sales: 1 million. Airplay: 2 million
  • Donít Fall in Love with a Dreamer (3/29/80) #4 US, #3 CW, #2 AC
  • Love the World Away (5/80) #14 US, #4 CW, #8 AC
  • Lady (10/4/80) #1 US, #12 UK, #1 CW, #1 AC. Sales: 1 million. Airplay: 2 million
* Chart information is for original versions of songs; they were re-recorded for this collection.


Notes: --


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Daveís Music Database. Click to learn more. American Music Awards Ė Album of the Year, pop/rock and country awards. Click to go to awards page.


Greatest Hits
Kenny Rogers
Review:
ďThis particular Kenny Rogers collection focuses on the singerís EMI America chart entries from the late Ď70s and early Ď80s. The 12-track sampling includes Donít Fall in Love with a Dreamer, She Believes in Me, Coward of the County, Lady, and The Gambler. Reuben James and Ruby, Donít Take Your Love to Town are re-recordings by Rogers, not the versions he made popular in the late Ď60s with his group the First Edition. Still, this is a good set for those who only want the hitsĒ (Campbell).


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Last updated November 20, 2008.