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Sittin' on Top of the World
LeAnn Rimes - Sittin' on Top of the World
Released May 5, 1998
Recorded 1997
Length 60:12
Label Curb
Producer Wilbur C. Rimes
Previous This Album Next
You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
(1997)
Sittin' on Top of the World
(1998)
LeAnn Rimes
(1999)

Sittin' on Top of the World is the third studio album by American country singer LeAnn Rimes, released in the United States on May 5, 1998, by Curb Records. The album has been certified Platinum. It contains cover version of "Insensitive" by Jann Arden, "Sittin' on Top of the World" by Amanda Marshall, "Purple Rain" by Prince and "Rock Me (In the Cradle of Love)" by Deborah Allen.

PromotionEdit

Four singles were released to promote the album. "Commitment" was released as the lead single from the album on April 23, 1998. It was followed shortly afterwords by "Nothin' New Under the Moon" on July 14, 1998. "Feels Like Home", was released as the third single and second to be written by Diane Warren on October 3, 1998. The fourth and final single, "These Arms of Mine", was released on November 21, 1998.

Track listingEdit

USEdit

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Commitment"  Tony Colton, Tony Marty, Bobby Wood 4:36
2. "Looking Through Your Eyes" (From the Quest for Camelot Motion Picture)David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager 4:05
3. "Undeniable"  Deborah Allen, Rafe VanHoy 3:44
4. "Feels Like Home"  Diane Warren 4:30
5. "Surrender"  Robin Lee Bruce, Christi Dannemiller, Jamie O'Neal 4:06
6. "These Arms of Mine"  Gail Thompson, Jeffrey M. Tweel 2:57
7. "Nothin' New Under the Moon"  Rick Bowles, Josh Leo, Tom Shapiro 3:31
8. "When Am I Gonna Get Over You" (Featuring Bryan White)John Tirro, Bryan White 3:27
9. "Rock Me"  Allen, VanHoy 3:42
10. "More Than Anyone Deserves"  Rimes, Ron Grimes 4:19
11. "Insensitive"  Ann Loree 4:19
12. "All the Lovin' and Hurtin'"  Allen, VanHoy 3:57
13. "Sittin' on Top of the World"  Amanda Marshall 4:15
14. "The Heart Never Forgets"  Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers, Jerry Williams 3:52
15. "Purple Rain"  Prince 4:52
Total length:
60:12

RemixesEdit

B-side remixes[1]
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Sittin' on Top of the World" (Aurora Borealis Radio Edit)Marshall 4:37
2. "Sittin' on Top of the World" (Aurora Borealis Mix)Marshall 5:34
Total length:
10:11

UKEdit

UK track listing[2]
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Blue"  Bill Mack 2:47
2. "How Do I Live"  Diane Warren 5:05
3. "Commitment"  Colton, Marty, Wood 4:36
4. "Looking Through Your Eyes" (From the Quest for Camelot Motion Picture)Foster, Sager 4:05
5. "Undeniable"  Allen, VanHoy 3:44
6. "Feels Like Home"  Warren 4:30
7. "Surrender"  Bruce, Dannemiller, O'Neal 4:06
8. "These Arms of Mine"  Thompson, Tweel 2:57
9. "Nothin' New Under the Moon"  Bowles, Leo, Shapiro 3:31
10. "When Am I Gonna Get Over You" (Featuring Bryan White)Tirro, White 3:27
11. "Rock Me"  Allen, VanHoy 3:42
12. "More Than Anyone Deserves"  Rimes, Grimes 4:19
13. "Insensitive"  Loree 4:19
14. "All the Lovin' and Hurtin'"  Allen, VanHoy 3:57
15. "Sittin' on Top of the World"  Marshall 4:15
16. "The Heart Never Forgets"  Baker, Myers, Williams 3:52
17. "Purple Rain"  Prince 4:52
Total length:
68:07

GermanyEdit

German track listing[3]
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "How Do I Live" (Extended Mix)Warren 4:56
2. "Commitment"  Colton, Marty, Wood 4:36
3. "Looking Through Your Eyes" (From the Quest for Camelot Motion Picture)DFoster, Sager 4:05
4. "Undeniable"  Allen, VanHoy 3:44
5. "Feels Like Home"  Warren 4:30
6. "Surrender"  Bruce, Dannemiller, O'Neal 4:06
7. "These Arms of Mine"  Thompson, Tweel 2:57
8. "Nothin' New Under the Moon"  Bowles, Leo, Shapiro 3:31
9. "When Am I Gonna Get Over You" (Featuring Bryan White)John Tirro, Bryan White 3:27
10. "Rock Me"  Allen, VanHoy 3:42
11. "More Than Anyone Deserves"  Rimes, Grimes 4:19
12. "Insensitive"  Loree 4:19
13. "All the Lovin' and Hurtin'"  Allen, VanHoy 3:57
14. "Sittin' on Top of the World"  Marshall 4:15
15. "The Heart Never Forgets"  Baker, Myers, Williams 3:52
16. "Purple Rain"  Prince 4:52
Total length:
65:13

PersonnelEdit

Compiled from liner notes.[4]

Musicians
  • Carl Albrecht – percussion (1, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13)
  • Kevin Bailey – acoustic guitar (3, 10)
  • Rita Baloche – background vocals (3, 6, 7, 10, 12)
  • Terry Casburn – background vocals (6, 12)
  • Perry Coleman – background vocals (1, 5, 13, 14)
  • Milo Deering – acoustic guitar (1, 6, 8, 11-15), steel guitar (5-8, 12, 14), mandolin (5), electric guitar (6, 12), fiddle (6, 8, 10), Dobro (10)
  • Glynn Fleming – electric guitar (2, 15)
  • Randy Fouts – piano (6, 12)
  • Bob Gentry – bass guitar (6, 12)
  • Kelly Glenn – percussion (3, 8, 15), piano (7), background vocals (15)
  • Fred Glieber – percussion (3, 7)
  • Junior Knight – acoustic guitar (3), steel guitar (9)
  • Gary Leach – background vocals (except 8 and 11), keyboards (1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 14), piano (3, 9, 13, 14), acoustic guitar (13)
  • Debi Lee – background vocals (3, 4, 7, 10)
  • Chastity Marie – background vocals (1, 5, 14)
  • Stephanie Marie – background vocals (1, 5, 14)
  • Jerry Metheny – electric guitar (2, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15), acoustic guitar (3, 10)
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards (1)
  • Curtis Randall – bass guitar (except 6 and 12), background vocals (9, 15)
  • LeAnn Rimes – lead vocals, background vocals (4, 5, 11, 13), percussion (9)
  • Marty Walsh – acoustic guitar (1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14), electric guitar (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14)
  • Matthew Ward – background vocals (3, 4, 7, 10)
  • Bryan White – background vocals (8)
  • Dan Wojciechowski – drums
Technical
  • Austin Deptula – assistant engineering, editing
  • Bob Gentry – arrangement
  • Greg Hunt – engineering, arrangement, mixing, mastering
  • Gary Leach – arrangement, assistant engineering, mixing, editing
  • J. B. Patterson – assistant engineering
  • Wilbur C. Rimes – production, mixing, arrangement
  • Doug Sax – mastering

ChartsEdit

Sittin' on Top of the World debuted at number four on Billboard 200 in its first week with 156,500 copies sold, it peaked at number three in its second week. The album spent three weeks in top ten and thirty-seven weeks in Billboard 200.

Peak positionsEdit

Chart (1998/99) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[5] 42
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 28
Canadian RPM Top Albums[6] 15
Canadian RPM Country Albums[7] 2
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 27
German Albums Chart[8] 42
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[9] 69
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 34
UK Albums Chart[10] 11
US Billboard 200[6] 3
US Billboard Top Country Albums[6] 2

Year end-chartEdit

Chart (1998) Position
Canadian RPM Top Albums[11] 93
Canadian RPM Country Albums[12] 7
US Billboard 200[13] 69
US Billboard Top Country Albums[13] 10
Chart (1999) Position
US Billboard Top Country Albums[14] 35

ReferenceEdit

  1. "Sittin' On Top of the World (Remixes) - Single by LeAnn Rimes". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sittin-on-top-world-remixes/id78694354. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  2. "Sittin' on Top of the World: LeAnn Rimes: Music". Amazon.com (UK), Amazon.com, Inc. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sittin-Top-World-Leann-Rimes/dp/B00000898F/. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  3. "Sittin' on Top of the World: LeAnn Rimes: Music". Amazon.com (Germany), Amazon.com, Inc. http://www.amazon.de/Sittin-Top-World-Rimes-Leann/dp/B000025441/. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  4. Sittin' on Top of the World (CD booklet). Curb Records. 1998. D2-77901. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "LeAnn Rimes – Sittin On Top Of The World (Album)". Ultratop. http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=LeAnn+Rimes&titel=Sittin%27+On+Top+Of+The+World&cat=a. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "allmusic. Sittin On Top Of The World > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. http://www.allmusic.com/album/sittin-on-top-of-the-world-r348593/charts-awards. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  7. Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada. Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved on 2011-08-22.
  8. Chartverfolgung – Rimes,LeAnn. Musicline.de. Retrieved on 2011-08-22.
  9. オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」
  10. Leann Rimes – Sittin' On Top Of The World. Chart Stats (1998-12-26). Retrieved on 2011-08-22.
  11. Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada. Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved on 2011-08-22.
  12. Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada. Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved on 2011-08-22.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1998-12-26 – 1999-01-02). Billboard (Album notes). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://books.google.com/books?id=Mw0EAAAAMBAJ. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  14. "Top Country Albums". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. December 25, 1999. p. YE-64. http://books.google.com/books?id=9w0EAAAAMBAJ. 
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