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16 Most Requested Songs (Johnny Mathis album)

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Released  July 11, 1986
Length  47:40
Release date  11 July 1986
Genre  Pop rock
Recorded  1956-1962 1969-1977
Artist  Johnny Mathis
Label  Columbia Records
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16 Most Requested Songs is a compilation album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in 1986 by Columbia Records and features 12 tracks representing his time with the label from 1956 to 1963, including his Billboard top 10 hits "Chances Are", "It's Not for Me to Say", "The Twelfth of Never", "Gina", and "What Will Mary Say" as well as his signature song, "Misty". The remaining four selections ("Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)", "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (A Time for Us)", "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story", and "Didn't We") were recorded with Columbia between 1969 and 1977.

Contents

On August 4, 2000, the album received Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies.

Reception

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave the collection a good review. "Although other sets may have a few more tracks, this is a very entertaining sampler."<allmusic/>

Track listing

  1. "Chances Are" (Robert Allen, Al Stillman) – 3:03
  2. Mitch Miller - producer
  3. Ray Conniff - arranger, conductor
  4. "It's Not for Me to Say" (Robert Allen, Al Stillman) – 3:05
  5. Al Ham, Mitch Miller - producers
  6. Ray Conniff - arranger, conductor
  7. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) – 3:34
  8. Al Ham, Mitch Miller - producers
  9. Glenn Osser - arranger, conductor
  10. "Wild Is the Wind" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) – 2:26
  11. Al Ham, Mitch Miller - producers
  12. Ray Ellis - arranger, conductor
  13. "Wonderful! Wonderful!" (Sherman Edwards, Ben Raleigh) – 2:50
  14. Al Ham, Mitch Miller - producers
  15. Ray Conniff - arranger, conductor
  16. "Maria" (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 3:45
  17. Mitch Miller - producer
  18. Glenn Osser - arranger, conductor
  19. "The Twelfth of Never" (Jerry Livingston, Paul Francis Webster) – 2:28
  20. Mitch Miller - producer
  21. Ray Conniff - arranger, conductor
  22. "Small World" (Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne) – 3:18
  23. Mitch Miller - producer
  24. Glenn Osser - arranger, conductor
  25. "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" (Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams) – 3:15
  26. Jack Gold - producer
  27. Gene Page - arranger, conductor
  28. "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (A Time for Us)" (Larry Kusik, Nino Rota, Eddie Snyder) – 2:58
  29. Jack Gold - producer
  30. Ernie Freeman - arranger, conductor
  31. "What Will Mary Say" (Eddie Snyder, Paul Vance) – 3:09
  32. Ernie Altschuler - producer
  33. Don Costa - arranger, conductor
  34. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) – 2:41
  35. Al Ham, Mitch Miller - producers
  36. Ray Conniff - arranger, conductor
  37. "A Certain Smile" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 2:47
  38. Al Ham, Mitch Miller - producers
  39. Ray Ellis - arranger, conductor
  40. "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (Francis Lai, Carl Sigman) – 2:46
  41. Jack Gold - producer
  42. Perry Botkin, Jr. - arranger, conductor
  43. "Didn't We" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:49
  44. Jack Gold - producer
  45. Ernie Freeman - arranger, conductor
  46. "Gina" (Leon Carr, Paul Vance) – 2:46
  47. Ernie Altschuler - producer
  48. Don Costa - arranger, conductor

Personnel

  • Johnny Mathis – vocals
  • Mike Berniker – preparation and remastering
  • Tim Geelan – engineering, preparation and remastering
  • Nancy Stahl – artwork
  • Howard Garwood – liner notes
  • Digitally mastered at CBS, New York
  • Songs

    1Chances Are3:03
    2It's Not for Me to Say3:06
    3Misty3:35

    References

    16 Most Requested Songs (Johnny Mathis album) Wikipedia


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