Album Details

Country, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

Album Review

Hank Williams' body of work is so large and has been repackaged so many times in so many forms that the notion of creating a definitive compilation almost seems like an impossible goal. However, as a one-stop shopping place for Hank's basic repertoire, 40 Greatest Hits is as good as it gets. While it doesn't include everything, practically every memorable hit is here, and thankfully every cut appears in its original form (that means in mono, with no string overdubs or artificial duets with his family members). The track sequence subtly reflects the arc of Williams' short but vitally important career, and there's enough good music and great songs here to make a fan of anyone with even a passing interest in American music. If you care about country music, you need some Hank Williams in your collection, and there isn't a better introduction to his rich body of work on the market than 40 Greatest Hits; begin here, then start exploring.
Mark Deming, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Move It on Over
  2. A Mansion on the Hill
  3. Lovesick Blues
  4. Wedding Bells
  5. Mind Your Own Business
  6. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
  7. Lost Highway
  8. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
  9. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  10. I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin'
  11. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  12. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
  13. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?
  14. Why Should We Try Anymore
  15. They'll Never Take Her Love from Me
  16. Moanin' the Blues
  17. Nobody's Lonesome for Me
  18. Cold, Cold Heart
  19. Dear John
  20. Howlin' at the Moon
  21. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)
  22. Hey, Good Lookin'
  23. Crazy Heart
  24. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  25. Baby, We're Really in Love
  26. Ramblin' Man
  27. Honky Tonk Blues
  28. I'm Sorry for You, My Friend
  29. Half as Much
  30. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  31. Window Shopping
  32. Settin' the Woods on Fire
  33. You Win Again
  34. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
  35. Kaw-Liga
  36. Your Cheatin' Heart
  37. Take These Chains from My Heart
  38. I Won't Be Home No More
  39. Weary Blues from Waitin'
  40. I Saw the Light