13 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Songs You Know By Heart not only captures Jimmy Buffett's heyday of hits up to 1985, but it's also the compilation where vestiges of Buffett's former country-toned aspirations can be heard. Not everything here sounds rooted in country, of course. "Cheeseburger In Paradise" and the cowbell heavy "Fins" stand their ground on their own playful sound, and "Why Don't We Get Drunk" is honky-tonk right down to the title.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Songs You Know By Heart not only captures Jimmy Buffett's heyday of hits up to 1985, but it's also the compilation where vestiges of Buffett's former country-toned aspirations can be heard. Not everything here sounds rooted in country, of course. "Cheeseburger In Paradise" and the cowbell heavy "Fins" stand their ground on their own playful sound, and "Why Don't We Get Drunk" is honky-tonk right down to the title.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
559 Ratings
559 Ratings
rhinodrivr

Parrotheads

This is a Parrothead favorite of mine! I love this album it has all of my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs on it. I'll leave it at "I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz '57 and french fry potato, big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer, good God almighty which way do I steer?"

SweetJime

Jimmy Buffet!

i dont know about you but i know all of theese songs by heart, Jimmy Buffet reminds me of hanging out with my dad you should definatly buy this album.

Parrothead1976

Classic

This is a classic Jimmy Buffett album. If you like Jimmy, you will appreciate this album. Ignore those reviews of people who obviously have way too much time on their hands. I wouldn’t write a review, respectfully, of a rap album, as they should skip the libel regarding, in my opinion, a great artist and composer like Jimmy Buffett.

Take a parrot head's word of 30 years and enjoy the music!!!!!!

About Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett isn’t just a singer/songwriter—he’s a lifestyle. A Southern boy who started his career trying to break into Nashville, Buffett eventually made his way to Key West, Florida, where he became synonymous with the shoes-off, feet-up image of island life. His music—a blend of folk, country, and tropical sounds sometimes called “gulf and western”—has an escapist quality, but a useful, reassuring one too. It's rife with good party jokes and Zenlike wisdom: a philosophy his fans continue to live by. For a guy whose best-known song, “Margaritaville," captured the pleasures of not doing all that much, Buffett's also a tremendously hard worker, parlaying the world of his music into nightclubs and restaurants, clothing lines and video games, bestselling novels and Broadway musicals. He’s also had one of the industry's most consistently busy touring schedules—what the perennially understated Buffett once called “a great summer job.”

HOMETOWN
Pascagoula, MS
GENRE
Rock
BORN
December 25, 1946

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