George Strait

50 Number Ones

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There have been plenty of George Strait compilations, and most of have been very good, but none have been as good as 2004's 50 Number Ones. While the 1995 box set Strait Out of the Box illustrated the range and depth of Strait's musical achievement, it may have been too lengthy for some listeners, and shorter compilations like the two-volume The Very Best of Strait left too many hits behind -- and by 2004, all those compilations were out-dated, since Strait continued to top the charts until the release of 50 Number Ones. This double-disc contains all the big hits that he's had since Strait Out of the Box, along with all of his classics from the '80s and early '90s. The title might bend the truth a little bit -- at least according to the Billboard charts, such latter-day singles as "True" and "Run" only peaked at number two, not number one -- but it doesn't matter, since this contains all of his major singles in one convenient package. And it's not noteworthy just because it's one-stop shopping, it's also noteworthy because it proves exactly how consistent George Strait's body of work has been over the last twenty-some years. From start to finish, there's not a slow spot here -- it's a thoroughly entertaining collection that belongs in the ranks of country's greatest-hits albums.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:55 Amazon
2 2:12 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:57 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:57 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:03 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:21 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:05 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:38 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:17 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:04 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:19 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:29 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:17 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:55 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:26 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:05 SpotifyAmazon
21 3:42 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:41 Spotify
23 3:00 Spotify
24 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
25 3:19 Spotify
26 3:29

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:16
2 2:35 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:48 Spotify
4 3:18 Spotify
5 2:05 Spotify
6 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:21 Spotify
8 3:10 Spotify
9 3:04 Spotify
10 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
12 4:11 Spotify
13 3:19 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:05 Spotify
16 2:50 Spotify
17 3:18 Spotify
18 3:12 Amazon
19 2:23 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:33 Spotify
21 3:18 Spotify
22 3:21 Amazon
23
3:46 Amazon
24 3:26 Spotify
25 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
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