Jerry Lee Lewis

The Hits

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Jerry Lee Lewis' Hits is a budget-line collection culled from his time at Smash/Mercury Records. While a few of his classic country hits, like "To Make Love Sweeter for You," are here, the album concentrates on remakes of Sun hits like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and pop covers like "Chantilly Lace," "Hit the Road Jack" and "When a Man Loves a Woman." Although Lewis' remakes are stronger than, say, Chuck Berry's revisions of his own classic hits, by focusing on such material Hits ignores the foundation of Jerry Lee's remarkable late-'60s comeback, as well as the fact that his country recordings from this time rivalled his Sun recordings in terms of quality. Consequently, Hits can't be seen as anything other than a rip-off collection.

blue highlight denotes track pick