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Sweet Sixteen is Reba McEntire's 16th studio album that was released on May 1, 1989 by MCA Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Cathy's Clown 3:01
  2. 'Til Love Comes Again 3:42
  3. It Always Rains On Saturday 4:30
  4. Am I The Only One Who Cares 3:06
  5. Somebody Up There Likes Me 3:09
  6. You Must Really Love Me 3:02
  7. Say The Word 2:51
  8. Little Girl 3:24
  9. Walk On 3:13
  10. A New Love 3:28

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Sweet Sixteen" debuted at #17 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart during the week of May 27, 1989. In the week of June 24, 1989, it topped the chart, staying there for 13 consecutive weeks. It also peaked at #78 on the Billboard 200.

During its first nine weeks, the album sold over 500,000 copies.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Allmusic's William Ruhlmann wrote: "Perhaps the greatest indication that McEntire hasn't entirely given up on crossover is the recurrent sound of a saxophone in the album's arrangements. Its wail reminds the listener that, while the singer may be harking back to her country roots on Sweet Sixteen, her loyalty to tradition may be only temporary."

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