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The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988

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4.7 out of 5 stars 268 customer reviews

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This first-ever Mellencamp retrospective contains his first hit, 1979's I Need a Lover ; his huge singles Jack and Diane; Hurts So Good; R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.; Pink Houses , and more, plus a brand-new song, Without Expression . 16 tracks in all.

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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, and 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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  • Audio CD (November 18, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: November 18, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • ASIN: B000001EYI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,128 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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