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John Mellencamp: The Best That I Could Do

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The Best That I Could Do collects the singles that led John Mellencamp into the radio/jukebox pantheon he celebrated in "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." and "Cherry Bomb." While albums such as American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow held Top 10 spots for months, their spinoff hits made this Hoosier disciple of Jagger, J.B.,...

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The Best That I Could Do collects the singles that led John Mellencamp into the radio/jukebox pantheon he celebrated in "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." and "Cherry Bomb." While albums such as American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow held Top 10 spots for months, their spinoff hits made this Hoosier disciple of Jagger, J.B., and Iggy into something like a Reagan-era John Fogerty: not only were "Pink Houses," "Paper in Fire," and "Crumblin' Down" wise (and wiseacre) dispatches from an America where it wasn't always morning, they could fill a dance floor and get you pounding the dashboard on the way home. --Rickey Wright

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  • Artist: John Mellencamp
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Run Time: 55 mins
  • Label: Mercury Records

The Best that I Could Do song titles:

1. "I Need a Lover"   A Biography 5:38
2. "Ain't Even Done with the Night"   Nothin' Matters and What If It Did 4:37
3. "Hurts So Good" (Mellencamp, George Green) American Fool 3:39
4. "Jack and Diane"   American Fool 4:16
5. "Crumblin' Down" (Mellencamp, Green) Uh-Huh 3:36
6. "Pink Houses"   Uh-Huh 4:45
7. "Authority Song"   Uh-Huh 3:50
8. "Lonely Ol' Night"   Scarecrow 3:46
9. "Small Town"   Scarecrow 3:41
10. "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A."   Scarecrow 2:55
11. "Paper in Fire"   The Lonesome Jubilee 3:53
12. "Cherry Bomb"   The Lonesome Jubilee 4:49
13. "Check It Out"   The Lonesome Jubilee 4:20
14. "Without Expression" (Terry Reid, Graham Nash(uncredited)) Previously unreleased 5:06
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