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Scarecrow (1985)

John Mellencamp
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Rock music, Americana

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Scarecrow is the eighth album by John Mellencamp. Released in August 1985 by Mercury Records, it peaked at #2 on the U.S. charts. It was remastered and reissued on Mercury Records on May 24, 2005, with one bonus track.
This album contained three Top 10 hits, a record for a Mellencamp album. They were "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.," which peaked at #2 in the U.S., "Lonely Ol' Night," which peaked at #6, and "Small Town," which also peaked at #6. "Lonely Ol' Night" also peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, his second chart-topping single on this chart.
In 1989, it was ranked #95 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.
All songs written by John Mellencamp, except where noted.
^also appears as the B-side to "Lonely Ol' Night"
Charted album tracks

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3:45 Rain on the Scarecrow
0:55 Grandma's Theme
4:13 Minutes to Memories
3:14 The Face of the Nation
3:33 Justice and Independence '85
4:33 Between a Laugh and a Tear
3:00 Rumble Seat
2:55 The Kind of Fella I Am
4:33 You've Got to Stand for Somethin'
3:45 Lonely Ol' Night
3:42 Small Town
2:55 R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock)
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