Sweet Sixteenis the sixteenth studio album by American country singer Reba McEntire, released on May 1, 1989 by MCA Records. Four singles from the album entered the Billboard country charts: the number one hits “Cathy’s Clown” (a cover version of The Everly Brothers’ song) and “Walk On”, and the top ten hits “‘Til Love Comes Again” and “Little Girl”.
The album’s title derives from its being McEntire’s sixteenth album, counting compilation and Christmas albums.
The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA, for selling over 1 million copies. The album debuted at #17 on the Country Albums chart for the week of May 27, 1989, and peaked at #1 for the week of June 24, 1989. It stayed at #1 for 13 consecutive weeks. The album sold over 500,000 copies in its first 9 weeks.
1 Cathy’s Clown (Don Everly) 3:01
2 ’til Love Comes Again (Bob Regan; Ed Hill) 3:42
3 It Always Rains On Saturday (Kendal Franceschi; Quentin Powers; Reba McEntire) 4:30
4 Am I The Only One Who Cares (Don Schlitz; Reba McEntire) 3:05
5 Somebody Up There Likes Me (Bill Cooley; Suzi Hoskins-Wills) 3:08
6 You Must Really Love Me (Don Schlitz; Reba McEntire) 3:02
7 Say The Word (Chris Waters; Michael Garvin; Tom Shapiro) 2:50
8 Little Girl (Kendal Franceschi; Quentin Powers) 3:24
9 Walk On (Lonnie Williams; Steve Dean) 3:13
10 A New Love (Dave Loggins) 3:28
|Guitar||Billy Joe Walker Jr|
|Steel Guitar||Donnie LaValley|
|Acoustic Guitar||Billy Joe Walker Jr|
|Background Vocals||Dave Loggins|
|Background Vocals||Judy Rodman|
|Background Vocals||Patty Loveless|
|Background Vocals||Steve Wariner|
|Background Vocals||Suzi Hoskins-Wills|
|Background Vocals||Vince Gill|
Producer – Jimmy Bowen, Reba McEntire
Arranged By (Musical Arranger) – Kirk Cappello
Coordinator (Project) – Jessie Noble
Edited By (Digital Editing) – Milan Bogdan
Engineer (Second) – John S. Howell, Marty Williams
Mastered By – Glenn Meadows
Mixed By – John Guess
Recorded By – Bob Bullock
Recorded By (Overdubs) – Tim Kish, Bob Bullock
Art Direction – Simon Levy
Photography By – Jim McGuire
Distributed By – Columbia House
Produced For – Lynwood Productions
Produced For – Reba McEntire Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Emerald Sound Studios
Mixed At – Emerald Sound Studios
Mastered At – Masterfonics