The Hits (Faith Hill album)

The Hits (Faith Hill album)

The Hits
Faith Hill
Released October 2, 2007
Recorded 1993–2007
Genre Country
Length 59:10
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Gary Burr
Mike Clute
Byron Gallimore
Scott Hendricks
Faith Hill
Dann Huff
Faith Hill chronology

The Hits
Joy to the World
Singles from The Hits
  1. "Lost"
    Released: June 19, 2007
  2. "Red Umbrella"
    Released: September 13, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

The Hits is the first US greatest hits album from country singer Faith Hill. It was originally supposed to be released on May 8, 2007, but was pushed back several times until it was finally released on October 2, 2007.[3]

Hill initially planned to re-record her prior hits for the album: Template:Cquote Ultimately, the only tracks that were not the same as the original album versions were the live version of "Stronger" (an album track from Cry that was never released as a single), a more 'country-ish' "Let Me Let Go" and the Pop single remixes of "Breathe", "The Way You Love Me", and "This Kiss". The album contains all eight of her solo No. 1 Country singles in addition to two songs, Cry (No. 12 Country) and There You'll Be (No. 11 Country), which topped the AC chart. ("Breathe" topped both the Country and AC charts.)

New content

The first single, "Lost" was released in May, 2007. The song did not perform well on the Country charts peaking at #32.[4] In September 2007, the song was released to AC radio and has peaked at #11 in January 2008. Faith debuted the second and final new track from the album, "Red Umbrella", on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 5. The song was released to Country radio on September 13.[5] It peaked at #28 on the country charts. The album also features her Grammy nominated duet with Tim McGraw "I Need You".

The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Country Albums charts selling 69,368 copies in its first week. This became her lowest debuting album on the Billboard 200 since 1995's It Matters to Me. A special edition of the CD was also released with a companion DVD featuring videos of some of Hill's singles.[6]

In April 2009, after 18 months on chart, the album moved to the Billboard Top Country Catalog Albums. As of the chart dated March 09, 2013, the album has sold 446,055 copies in the US.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Red Umbrella"  Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey, Brett Warren, Brad Warren 3:39
2. "Stronger" (Live)Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges 6:15
3. "I Need You" (with Tim McGraw)David Lee, Tony Lane 4:09
4. "Lost"  Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan 4:11
5. "Mississippi Girl"  John Rich, Adam Shoenfeld 3:53
6. "Cry"  Angie Aparo 3:48
7. "There You'll Be"  Diane Warren 3:42
8. "The Way You Love Me"  Keith Follesé, Michael Dulaney 3:29
9. "Breathe"  Stephanie Bentley, Holly Lamar 4:08
10. "The Secret of Life"  Gretchen Peters 4:15
11. "Let Me Let Go"  Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan 4:25
12. "This Kiss"  Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff 3:15
13. "It Matters to Me"  Ed Hill, Mark D. Sanders 3:18
14. "Piece of My Heart"  Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns 4:02
15. "Wild One"  Pat Bunch, Jaime Kyle, Will Rambeaux 2:47
Total length:

Release history

Country Date
Italy September 28, 2007
United States October 2, 2007

Chart performance

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 12