Sheryl Crow

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The single-disc version of the Sheryl Crow entry in Universal Music's discount-priced Icon series of compilations is a 12-track best-of containing all of Crow's Top 40 hits, 1994-2003, plus a couple of minor chart entries (the breakthrough song "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Steve McQueen"). (A couple of other minor chart entries, "Anything but Down" and "Good Is Good" are missing.) Chronological order is eschewed in favor of listenability, as the set begins with Crow's first big hit, "All I Wanna Do," from 1994, followed by the Top 20 "Soak Up the Sun" from 2002, and then the Top Ten "If It Makes You Happy" from 1996, etc. In any order, these songs make a case for Crow as one of the better mainstream rockers to emerge in the ‘90s and still be productive and popular well into the ‘00s.

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