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40 Greatest Hits
(1990)
Hank Williams
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Label: Polygram UK
Duration: 1:44:48
Genre: Country

40 Greatest Hits is a two-record compilation that, true to the title, contains forty hit singles from country music icon Hank Williams. It was released in 1978 by Mercury Records — who under PolyGram became responsible for the MGM tape vault — on the 25th year anniversary of Williams' death. Significantly, it was the first anthology in quite some time that did not subject Williams' recordings to either rechanneled stereo, posthumous overdubs, artificial duets with family members (like his son Hank Jr.), or most or all of the above. Because of both this major fact, and the value-for-money attraction of having a deeper song selection than previous single-disc compilations issued previously by MGM Records, many reviewers consider this anthology to be the perfect starting point for newcomers to Williams' recorded legacy.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 129 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Except where otherwise indicted, all tracks composed by Hank Williams.


TrackDuration
Move It On Over2:43
A Mansion On The Hill2:35
Lovesick Blues2:43
Wedding Bells2:52
Mind Your Own Business2:53
You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)2:56
Lost Highway2:41
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It2:31
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry2:49
I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
Long Gone Lonesome Blues2:37
My Son Calls Another Man Daddy2:31
Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?
Why Should We Try Anymore2:35
They'll Never Take Her Love from Me
Moanin' The Blues2:20
Nobody's Lonesome For Me2:25
Cold, Cold Heart2:41
Dear John2:32
Howlin' At the Moon
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)2:21
Hey, Good Lookin'2:53
Crazy Heart2:25
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle2:25
Baby, We're Really In Love
Ramblin' Man3:00
Honky Tonk Blues2:09
I'm Sorry For You, My Friend
Half As Much2:43
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)2:52
Window Shopping2:32
Settin' The Woods On Fire2:34
You Win Again2:34
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive2:25
Kaw-Liga2:33
Your Cheatin' Heart2:40
Take These Chains From My Heart2:36
I Won't Be Home No More2:44
Weary Blues From Waitin'2:33
I Saw The Light2:43
I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living2:46
Why Don't You Love Me2:21
Original Release: 1978-01-01
Producer: Fred Rose, Wesley Rose
UPC: 422821233298