Under The Influence was the first Alan Jackson album I purchased. This is one record where I liked every song--and I think that the songs here are ones that you will like hearing. "Pop A Top" opens the album and was the initial single. I hardly ever heard Jim Ed Brown's original version when I was growing up because I didn't grow up listening to country music. However, after catching the country music "bug" years ago and getting acquainted with the song, I started liking it a lot. On this record, Alan does "Pop A Top" as well as, if not better than, Jim Ed did. Among the other classic songs that Alan covers here are "Farewell Party", the '70s hit by Gene Watson; "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'", Charley Pride's signature song; Hank Williams Jr.'s haunting autobiographical song "The Blues Man"; the great Merle Haggard song "The Way I Am"; "It Must Be Love", Don Williams' upbeat hit from '79; and a 1980 John Anderson hit, "She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs". However, even though I like all the tunes here, I think that this record's highlight is "Margaritaville". Jimmy Buffett's 1977 version, which was a Top 10 pop hit, is great, but so is Alan's 1999 version--on which Jimmy, the writer, duets with Alan. This collection is definitely a five-star album.