Uh-huh (John Mellencamp album)

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Uh-Huh
Studio album by John Cougar Mellencamp
ReleasedNovember 8, 1983 (1983-11-08)[1]
RecordedJackson County, Indiana
July 1983
GenreHeartland rock, Rock
Length32:59
LabelRiva
ProducerJohn Mellencamp, Don Gehman
John Cougar Mellencamp chronology
American Fool
(1982)
Uh-Huh
(1983)
Scarecrow
(1985)
 
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This article is about the John Mellencamp album. For the B2K song, see Uh Huh. For the slang "yes" answer, see yes and no.
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Uh-Huh
Studio album by John Cougar Mellencamp
ReleasedNovember 8, 1983 (1983-11-08)[1]
RecordedJackson County, Indiana
July 1983
GenreHeartland rock, Rock
Length32:59
LabelRiva
ProducerJohn Mellencamp, Don Gehman
John Cougar Mellencamp chronology
American Fool
(1982)
Uh-Huh
(1983)
Scarecrow
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
Robert ChristgauB [3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [4]

Uh-Huh is an 1983 album by John Cougar Mellencamp, a stage name for John Mellencamp. It was Mellencamp's seventh album and the first in which he used his real last name. It charted at #9 on the Billboard 200.

Uh-Huh contained three Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits: "Crumblin' Down" (#9), "Authority Song" (#15), and "Pink Houses" (#8). In 1989, it was ranked #32 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80's.

The remastered version was released March 29, 2005 on Mercury/Island/UMe and includes one bonus track.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Mellencamp, except where noted.

  1. "Crumblin' Down" (George Green, Mellencamp) – 3:33
  2. "Pink Houses" – 4:43
  3. "Authority Song" – 3:49
  4. "Warmer Place to Sleep" (Green, Mellencamp) – 3:48
  5. "Jackie O" (Mellencamp, John Prine) – 3:04
  6. "Play Guitar" (Larry Crane, Mellencamp, Dan Ross) – 3:25
  7. "Serious Business" – 3:25
  8. "Lovin' Mother fo Ya" (Will Cary, Mellencamp) – 3:06
  9. "Golden Gates" – 4:04
  10. "Pink Houses" (acoustic version, 2005 re-issue bonus track) – 3:47

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

YearChartPosition
January 28, 1984Billboard 2009

Singles

YearSingleChartPosition
1983"Crumblin Down"Billboard Hot 1009
1984"Pink Houses"Billboard Hot 1008
1984"Authority Song"Billboard Hot 10015

Charted album tracks

YearSingleChartPosition
1983"Crumblin Down"Billboard Top Tracks2
1983"Pink Houses"Billboard Top Tracks3
1984"Serious Business"Billboard Top Tracks34
1984"Play Guitar"Billboard Top Tracks28
1984"Authority Song"Billboard Top Tracks15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.mellencamp.com/discography.html?dd_id=38
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review