Tuesday, December 18, 2018

John Mellencamp debuts Other People’s Stuff in US Top 10

John Mellencamp’s latest album, “Other People’s Stuff”, has delivered the Indiana rocker his highest US chart position in a decade.

Culled from seminal albums, compilations, unearthed sessions and documentaries, the project presents a collection of previously-released tracks Mellencamp recorded between 1993 and 2018.

According to Billboard, Mellencamp’s 24th studio set debuts at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with 44,000 units sold – nearly all from traditional album sales – while marking his first appearance in the Top 10 since 2008’s “Life, Death, Love And Freedom” also reached the No. 7 position.

The project’s first-week results were bolstered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with the singer’s upcoming US tour; dubbed “The John Mellencamp Show”, the series will begin in South Bend, IN on February 7.

Mellencamp made headlines last month with news that he became engaged to actress Meg Ryan, who revealed the news via her social media sites with a hand-drawn doodle of the couple accompanied by the caption, “ENGAGED!”

The pair have dated on and off since 2010; it will be the fourth marriage for the 67-year-old Mellencamp and the second for Ryan, 57, who was previously wed to fellow actor Dennis Quaid.

John Mellencamp
“Other People’s Stuff”

Release date: December 7

01. “To The River” (originally from 1993’s Human Wheels)
02. “Gambling Bar Room Blues” (originally from 1997’s The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers – A Tribute)
03. “Teardrops Will Fall” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
04. “In My Time of Dying” (originally from 1997’s Rough Harvest)
05. “Mobile Blue” (originally from 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies)
06. “Eyes On The Prize” (originally performed at The White House in 2010)
07. “Dark As A Dungeon (originally from the 2017 National Geographic Channel documentary From the Ashes)
08. “Stones in My Passway” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
09. “Wreck of the Old 97” (originally from 2004’s The Rose and The Briar)
10. “I Don’t Know Why I Love You” (originally from 2003’s An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder’s Songs)

See also:

John Mellencamp gets engaged to actress Meg Ryan
John Mellencamp premieres video for Eyes On The Prize
John Mellencamp expands 2019 US tour
John Mellencamp announces new album and US tour
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