Who Needs Pictures

Who Needs Pictures is the first studio album by American country music artist Brad Paisley. Released on June 1, 1999 on Arista Nashville, it features four singles, all of which were hits on the Billboard country music charts. In order of release, these were "Who Needs Pictures", "He Didn't Have to Be" (his first No. 1), "Me Neither", and "We Danced" (also a No. 1). The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Who Needs Pictures
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1, 1999[1]
RecordedThe Castle – Franklin, TN
GenreCountry
Length46:57
LabelArista Nashville
ProducerFrank Rogers
Brad Paisley chronology
Who Needs Pictures
(1999)
Part II
(2001)
Singles from Who Needs Pictures
  1. "Who Needs Pictures"
    Released: February 1, 1999
  2. "He Didn't Have to Be"
    Released: August 30, 1999
  3. "Me Neither"
    Released: February 7, 2000
  4. "We Danced"
    Released: June 26, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
Q3/5 stars[4]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[5]

This album was repackaged with Part II by Sony's Legacy division and released on September 23, 2008.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Long Sermon"
3:18
2."Me Neither"3:19
3."Who Needs Pictures"
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
  • Rogers
3:45
4."Don't Breathe"Paisley2:53
5."He Didn't Have to Be"4:42
6."It Never Woulda Worked out Anyway"
  • Paisley
  • Lovelace
2:41
7."Holdin' On to You"
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
  • Lovelace
3:00
8."I've Been Better"
  • Paisley
  • Robert Arthur
4:07
9."We Danced"
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
3:45
10."Sleepin' on the Foldout"
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
3:23
11."Cloud of Dust"
  • Paisley
  • DuBois
4:05
12."The Nervous Breakdown" (instrumental)
  • Paisley
  • James Gregory
  • Mitch McMihen
3:29
13."In the Garden"Traditional4:30
Total length:46:57

PersonnelEdit

Chart performanceEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1999 "Who Needs Pictures" 12 65 11
"He Didn't Have to Be" 1 30 6
2000 "Me Neither" 18 85 21
"We Danced" 1 29 *
* denotes unknown peak positions

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Album release date
  2. ^ "Who Needs Pictures - Brad Paisley". About.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Who Needs Pictures - Brad Paisley". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley - Who Needs Pictures CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Brad Paisley". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  7. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2000". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2001". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Brad Paisley – Who Needs Pictures". Music Canada.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Brad Paisley – Who Needs Pictures". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.