Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Billy Cyrus – Some Gave All (1992)

Some Gave All is the debut album by American country music artist Billy Ray Cyrus. It was his first album for Mercury Records in 1992, and it produced four hit singles on the Billboard country charts. The first of these was Cyrus’s breakthrough song “Achy Breaky Heart”, which topped the charts in several countries. In the US it was a five-week number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, as well as a top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia and was the best-selling single of 1992 in the same country. Thanks to the video of the song, there was an explosion of line dancing into the mainstream, becoming a craze. This song was originally recorded as “Don’t Tell My Heart” by The Marcy Brothers on their 1991 self-titled album.

“Could’ve Been Me”, “Wher’m I Gonna Live?” and “She’s Not Cryin’ Anymore” were also released as singles, peaking at numbers 2, 23, and 6, respectively, on the country charts. The title track also reached number 52 based on unsolicited airplay and Cyrus’ cover of “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” charted only outside the United States.

Some Gave All was placed at number 33 in Q magazine’s 2006 list, “The 50 Worst Albums Ever!”

Click here for album contents and commentary from Wikipedia

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