A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a "best of" album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. To increase the appeal of the album – especially to people who already own the previously released material – it is common to include remixes of popular songs or new material, with new songs often being released as singles (and themselves sometimes becoming successful).
Greatest Hits is a double disc greatest hits album for the late rapper 2 Pac, released by Death Row Records in 1998. The album's nonchronological sequence highlights 2 Pac's music; the 21 popular hits, some slightly re-edited for legal reasons, are accompanied by four previously unreleased songs: "God Bless the Dead" (Dedicated to a "Biggie Smalls", thought by many to be about the late Notorious B.I.G.), "Unconditional Love", "Troublesome '96", and "Changes" which has since become one of Shakur's best known songs.
Greatest Hits (also known as Alice in Chains Greatest Hits) is a greatest hits collection for the grunge band Alice in Chains. It was released on July 24, 2001 on Columbia Records. It is the second collection of hit songs by the band, shorter than the previous release, Nothing Safe: The Best Of The Box.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album released in November of 2002 featuring the songs of Icelandic singer BjÃ¶rk. Although not all of Bjork's singles are included on this collection, all of the songs on Greatest Hits were released as singles. The tracks were selected by fans through a survey on BjÃ¶rk's website.
Greatest Hits is a 2001 album by The Cure. The band's relationship with longtime label Fiction Records came to a close, and The Cure were obliged to release one final album for the label. Robert Smith agreed to release a greatest hits album under the condition that he could choose the tracks himself.
Kylie Minogue's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, released in 1992. It contains 19 hit singles from her albums Kylie, Enjoy Yourself, Rhythm of Love and Let's Get To It, as well as 3 songs recorded specifically for inclusion on this album.
Greatest Hits is a 1981 Queen compilation. The record, released on November 2, 1981, is the UK's all-time best-selling album. Combined with Greatest Hits II it became the definitive Queen compilation.
Greatest Hits is singer-songwriter James Taylor's eighth album, and the best-selling album of his career.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, first released in 1993. The album is Petty's best selling to date and has been certified 10x Platinum by the RIAA. The single "Mary Jane's Last Dance" became one of Petty's most popular songs cracking the top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100 and also becoming a number 1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart.
Greatest Hits is the first Rheostatics album. Only 1,000 copies were released in 1987, and all sold out. However, the album was subsequently rereleased in 1996.
Greatest Hits is Aerosmith's first standard "greatest hits" compilation album. It went multi-platinum and contained some of the hits that made the band an icon of the 1970s rock era. A few remastered versions of Greatest Hits appeared in the 1990s and are considered partly responsible for the band's popular rejuvenation during the decade.
Greatest Hits is country music singer George Strait's first compilation album, released in 1985 by MCA Records. It includes the ten best songs from Strait's first three albums. It reached #4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and is certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Shania Twain, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music). The album contains 21 tracks from her three Diamond albums The Woman in Me, Come on Over and Up!. Also included are three new songs: "Party for Two" which hit the top ten at country in the U.S. and top ten in UK and Germany, the ballad "Don't!" and "I Ain't No Quitter".
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by the rock and roll band Journey, released on November 15, 1988. The compilation is the band's biggest-selling CD/Album to date, selling over 14 million copies as of 2006.
Greatest Hits is the first of Sublime's compilation albums released after frontman Bradley Nowell's death. It was released in 1999.
Greatest Hits is a six-times platinum-selling compilation album by the new wave band The Cars. It was released in October 1985 on Elektra Records.
Neil Young's Greatest Hits is only the third compilation after Decade and Lucky Thirteen to appear from this veteran artist. Eleven of the first twelve tracks also appear on Decade, and the disc in total spans his solo career from 1969 through 1992. It was released on November 16, 2004 on Reprise Records, part of the WEA conglomerate.
Greatest Hits is a 1970 greatest hits LP for the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone. It includes all of the singles from the albums Dance to the Music, Life, and Stand!, and all of their charting b-sides. The album also includes one non-charting album track, "You Can Make It If You Try" from Stand!, and three non-album singles from 1969: "Hot Fun in the Summertime", "Everybody Is a Star", and "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".
Greatest Hits, Toronto's fifth album, was released in 1984, and features two new studio tracks, "Andrea" and "Me Generation". The CD release features the bonus track "What About Love?", as well as MPEG videos of the songs "Your Daddy Don't Know", "Start Tellin' the Truth", and "When Can I See You Again?".
Greatest Hits is the Red Hot Chili Peppers' second compilation album released on November 18, 2003 by Warner Bros. Records.
The Band's Greatest Hits was a compilation released in 2000 to coincide with the release of remastered versions of the group's first four albums. Drawing very heavily from those albums- a full thirteen of the eighteen tracks come from them (four, four, three and two respectively)- it is a lopsided effort that falls short in presenting a definitive picture of the group in under eighty minutes.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Guns N' Roses. The album was released on March 23, 2004. It hit #1 in the UK and #3 in the US.
Ice Cube - Greatest Hits is a compilation album released in 2001 compiling 17 songs by Ice Cube.
Greatest Hits was Phil Ochs' seventh and final studio album. Contrary to its title, it offered ten new tracks of material, mostly produced by Van Dyke Parks, and was released in 1970. Focusing more on country music than any other album in Ochs' canon, it featured an impressive number of musicians, including members of The Byrds and Elvis Presley's backing group alongside mainstays Lincoln Mayorga and Bob Rafkin.
The album Greatest Hits by Lenny Kravitz is his first retrospective collection. It was released in October, 2000. The album featured an unreleased track for promotion called "Again".
Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Alice Cooper, released in 1974. It features cuts from Cooper's 3rd album (Love It to Death) to his last album with his original lineup, (Muscle of Love). Four of the songs are from Billion Dollar Babies.
Billy Joel's "Greatest Hits" discs are a collection released in two sets. The first, released in 1985, contained the first two discs. The second was released in 1997.
Greatest Hits is the only compilation album by The Offspring. It was released on June 20, 2005 (see 2005 in music) internationally and a day later in the United States and Canada. It includes hit singles from Smash to Splinter, except for the first track "Can't Repeat", which was previously unreleased.
Greatest Hits is a 2004 Jim Brickman album released by Windham Hill Records compiling thirteen songs by Brickman, including two newly recorded tracks.
Greatest Hits is Bruce Springsteen's first compilation album, released February 27, 1995 on Columbia Records. This record is a collection of Springsteen's greatest hits through the years and four extra tracks at the end recorded with the E Street Band in 1994-1995. Not all of these were actual "hits".
Greatest Hits is the eleventh album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on December 4 2001 (see 2001 in music) by Columbia Records. It is a greatest hits compilation album: CD 1 is primarily a collection of Carey's hits from 1990 to 1995, while CD 2 is primarily a collection of hits from 1996 to 2000.
Greatest Hits is a 2005 greatest-hits album by Better Than Ezra, released by Rhino Records.
Greatest Hits is the name of a compilation album of Ace of Base, a pop music group based in Sweden. It was released in 2000 in the United States, while Singles of the 90s, an album containing new material, was released in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Greatest Hits is Alien Ant Farm's first album, released independently in 1999 on their own record label.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation album from the alternative rock band Creed. It was released in 2004, soon after the announcement that the band had broken up, and that lead singer Scott Stapp and the other members of the band would go their separate ways. The album also includes a DVD that contains all of the band's music videos and several live performances.
MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e released their Greatest Hits in November 14, 1998, with two newly recorded songs "Bitter Pill", and "Enslaved".
Released by Steven Curtis Chapman on October 21 1997.
Greatest Hits is the 1997 compilation album by Boston. Released 21 years after the band's first album, it showcases songs from their first four albums as well as three new songs. In the booklet, the band proclaims that it is drug free and against cruelty of any kind.
Greatest Hits is a best of compilation album by Will Smith released in 2002 on Columbia Records.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). Greatest Hits was rush-released to counter expected import sales of similar collections released by licencees in Europe. Its compilation successor was 1979's Greatest Hits Vol. 2.
Greatest Hits was the first greatest hits compilation for The Jackson 5, released by Motown Records in late 1971. The Top 20 hit single "Sugar Daddy" is included as a new track alongside J5 hits such as "I Want You Back" and "I'll Be There".
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation album of Run-D.M.C.'s material, and was the last official release before the group's retirement after the death of Jam Master Jay.
Greatest Hits is a 1966 greatest hits album for The Temptations, released by the Gordy (Motown) label. Included are popular Temptations hits such as "The Way You Do the Things You Do", "Get Ready", "Since I Lost My Baby", "My Baby", "Don't Look Back", and their signature #1 hit, "My Girl". One non-album single, "Beauty is Only Skin Deep", is also included; it was a #3 hit in the summer and fall of 1966.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by The Bangles. It was released by their record company, Columbia Records on May 8 1990 to fulfil the band's contractual requirements. The album peaked at 97 in the Billboard Album chart.
Greatest Hits was the one and only compilation album by blink-182, released on November 1, 2005. On the same day, the DVD was released featuring the same title and cover. It included most of the band's music videos.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Kenny Chesney.
Greatest Hits is the "best of" compilation album by boy band 'N Sync. It was released on October 25, 2005 (see 2005 in music). It includes one "new" song, entitled "I'll Never Stop", which wasn't released in the U.S.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation by Robbie Williams, released in 2004. It included two new songs, these being "Radio" and "Misunderstood", which were both released as singles, Radio reached #1 in the UK. The album is his seventh album released in the United Kingdom.
Greatest Hits is a 1991 retrospective compilation album by Eurythmics, containing their successful singles spanning the years 1982 through 1990. The European version of the album contained eighteen tracks and the version released in the United States contained fourteen. The track order also differed between the two versions.
Greatest Hits (1985-1995) is an album by Michael Bolton.
This compilation of their previous hits also included two new songs: "Someone Else's Trouble Now" and "The Change," which were both singles that never appeared on any previous album. The rest of the album was filled with four songs from Highway 101, and two songs each from Highway 101Â² and Paint the Town.
Greatest Hits by Atomic Kitten was released due to the fact that the singer of the band, Natasha Hamilton preferred to the spend time with her son. This technically implied that the band no longer existed - even though two more releases have been made since then. It was therefore decided to make a selection of the favourite tracks and release a Greatest Hits album.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation album by the Mexican latin pop singer ThalÃa, released on February 10 2004 (see 2004 in music).
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. Through late 2006, it is Seger's best-selling album in the U.S., certified 8-times platinum.
Air Supply Greatest Hits is a 1988 greatest hits release by soft rock group Air Supply.
Greatest Hits is a compilation of Billy Idol's most popular singles, in addition to a live recording of one of his most popular songs, "Rebel Yell". It was released by Capitol Records in 2001. The album has sold 500,000 copies in the US alone.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by The Fugees, released by Columbia Records in 2003 (see 2003 in music).
Greatest Hits was the seventh studio album by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow. It was a compilation of his hits, and was later released as a second album called Manilow Magic. The album was released in 1978, and scored triple platinum.
Greatest Hits is a collection of Selena's english hits.
Compilation by rock legends The Pretenders, released in 2000.
Greatest Hits (Chopped & Screwed) was a Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album that was released November 15, 2005 on Ruthless Records. It was chopped and screwed by DJ Michael 5000 Watts of Swishahouse.
Greatest Hits 1974-1978 is a compilation album by the Steve Miller Band released in November 1978. It has sold 13 million copies and is ranked 33rd on the Recording Industry Association of America list of best selling rock albums of all time. A sign of the album-oriented rock times, all but one track came from their last two albums even though they had 11 studio albums at the time.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits double disc album that was released in November 16, 2004 by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. It features Bone's most popular songs between the years 1994-2002.
Greatest Hits is a compilation from The Jam released in 1991. It includes all of the bands eighteen hit singles plus "Precious" (which was released as a double A-side along with Town Called Malice).
Greatest Hits is a 1996 album, released by Simply Red, which contained material from their first 5 albums. There was also a video named Greatest Video Hits.
Greatest Hits is compilation album released by funk/R&B group Cameo. It was also the fourth album to be released by the band (and third collection of previously released material) in 1998 alone. This 12-track collection can be considered a combination of 1993's The Best of Cameo and its sequel in 1996.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Martha and the Vandellas, released by the Motown's Gordy label in 1966. Included are popular Vandellas hits such as "Dancing in the Street", "Come And Get These Memories", "(Love is Like a) Heat Wave", "Live Wire", "Wild One", "Nowhere to Run", and "Quicksand" and featured non-album singles "You've Been In Love Too Long", "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)".
Greatest Hits is a 1992 music album by Alvin and the Chipmunks, released by Capitol Records, and contains all 10 tracks.
Greatest Hits is a collection of all rapper, Kool Moe Dee's greatest hits and songs from his rap career.
Greatest Hits is a 2000 compilation album from American progressive metal band QueensrÃ¿che. It includes material from all of the band's studio releases up to 1997 (1999's Q2 K is excluded), as well as the 1997 B-side "Chasing Blue Sky" and an alternate version of "Someone Else?" featuring the full band.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Captain Jack.
Greatest Hits is A*Teens last Official Album, a compilation including biggest worldwide hits such as "Mamma Mia", "Upside Down", "Halfway Around The World", "Floorfiller" and many others, every track included on that album (except by the new tracks) reached the Top 20 in some country. http://www.marieserneholt.com/?sid=article&pid=read&id=4194 Marie's Official Website
Greatest Hits (N.W.A) is an album originally released on July 2 1996. The re-released version contains two bonus tracks by the reunited group; "Chin Check" was recorded by Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and Snoop Dogg under the N.W.A. name for the soundtrack of Next Friday, while "Hello" first appeared on Ice Cube's sixth studio album War & Peace - Volume 2 (The Peace Disc), featuring Dr.
Greatest Hits was the first Goldie Lookin Chain album to be released nationally and on a major label (Atlantic Records). It was released in 2004 and took tracks from several of Goldie Lookin Chain's previous, self-released CD-R albums which had received very limited distribution at GLC live shows and the like.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album released by techno/electronica group, the Vengaboys.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Canadian rock band April Wine released in 1979. The picture on this album cover is also used on three other albums First Glance (American version only), The Hits, and Classic Masters.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by the Canadian rock band Chilliwack released in 1994. The album is now out of print and is quite hard to find.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Grand Funk Railroad.
Greatest Hits is a Crosby, Stills & Nash compilation released by Rhino Records in 2005. The album was dedicated to Cass Elliot with great thanks to Neil Young.
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album of American singer Debbie Gibson. It was released in 1995 on the Atlantic label.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album of The Association's songs recorded before 1969. It was released originally on Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records.
Greatest Hits is the title of New Jersey stoner rock band Monster Magnet's 2003 greatest hits album released by A&M Records.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album released by English synthpop band The Human League. It was issued by Virgin Records in 1988 and contained twelve singles released from the band, spanning from their debut (1979's "Being Boiled") to their most recent album at the time (Crash, 1986).
Greatest Hits is an compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 1979.
Greatest Hits is a 2004 compilation album from Lee Ann Womack. It features eleven of her biggest hits, a reworking of previous album track "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" (originally from I Hope You Dance) and two new tracks.
Diana Ross & the Supremes: Greatest Hits is a two-LP collection of singles and b-sides recorded by The Supremes, released by Motown Records in August 1967 (see 1967 in music). The collection was the first LP to credit the group by its new name of "Diana Ross & the Supremes". Although founding member Florence Ballard is pictured on all album artwork and sings on all the tracks, by the time the set was released, she had been fired from the group and replaced by Cindy Birdsong.
This is a pop album from MC Hammer in 1996 which features his best singles.
Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) is a compilation album by country artist Willie Nelson. It was released in 1981 as a double-LP.
Greatest Hits (sometimes referred to as Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits) is a 1980 compilation album issued by Liberty records of hit singles by the country music superstar Kenny Rogers.
Greatest Hits is the 1990 video containing the greatest hits of The Bangles. The video was also released on DVD in 2005, however it is the same version with the same quality. The video contains the music videos of the greatest hits of The Bangles in the 1980s.
McEntire's Greatest Hits is her first compilation for MCA Records. It covers her hit singles from 1984, 1985 and 1986. No new material was recorded for the album.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album released by David Essex on 6 March 2006. The album contains 20 of his biggest hits to date.
Greatest Hits is Spiderbait's seventh album. The band decided to put out the compilation after discovering newer fans weren't even aware of a Spiderbait life before Black Betty.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Wyclef Jean. The album was released on October 7, 2003, the same day that his album The Preacher's Son was released. It contains hits from his four albums The Carnival, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, Masquerade and The Preacher's Son.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1979 on RCA Victor. It documents Jennings' outlaw country years for RCA and includes several of his most well-known signature songs, the most recent of which had been the title track of I've Always Been Crazy, released the year before. Not counting the Mackintosh & T.J. soundtrack album and the White Mansions concept album, Greatest Hits became Jennings' eighth consecutive release to reach #1 on the charts; it was also one of his last chart-topping records, with What Goes Around Comes Around, released that same year, peaking at #2.
Greatest Hits is the 2006 collection of the Divinyls music since their career lifted off in the early 80's. This album was inspired by the Divinyls' entry into the 2006 Aria Hall Of Fame. This album also marks their 25 years in music.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album from Canadian singer and guitarist Kim Mitchell. The album was released in 1995.
Dan Fogelberg's Greatest Hits was released in October 1982 by Epic Records. Missing You and Make Love Stay were previously unreleased.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Richard Marx, released in 1997.
Greatest Hits, will be Jewelâ€™s final album from Atlantic Records. The artist opted not to renew her contract with her label (1994 â€“ 2006). In a statement made by the singer, "I think it's kind of an interesting time to not have a label," says Jewel.
Greatest Hits was a greatest hits compilation album released by UK duo Lighthouse Family in 18 November, 2002 on Polydor. There are two different versions of this album, one with the two bonus tracks - Lifted (Linslee Mix) and End Of The Sky, and one without them.
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album of American country music artist Tim Mc Graw. It was released on November 21, 2000 and hit #4 on the Billboard Country charts. All songs, with the exception of Let's Make Love (a duet with wife Faith Hill), were released on various albums by the singer.
Greatest Hits is Cher's fourth American greatest hits album. The album peaked at #152 on the official Billboard 200, it was certified gold by RIAA and had sold 1 million copies worldwide.
Greatest Hits is the name of an album showing all of Country/Pop music artist, Lynn Anderson's biggest hits. The album features all of Anderson's biggest hits. The album also includes her signature hit "Rose Garden", which also remains as her biggest hit.
Greatest Hits is a music album released by Pakistani rock band, Dr. Aur Billa. It is was band's first album.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation by Space, released on July 8, 2002 to concide with Space's split with long-serving record label Gut Records.
Greatest Hits is a 1996 (see 1996 in music) compilation album by country singer Clint Black.
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation by Alexander O'Neal, released on 23 August 2004. The album contains 15 of his biggest hits to date.
Greatest Hits album was the third so titled to date.
The Partridge Family's Greatest Hits album was issued by Arista in 1989. It was the first Partridge Family album to be issued on CD and included the second theme song to the television show, "Come on Get Happy". The cover had a picture of a period lunchbox with a cartoon picture of the family in red velvet suits on it.
The Greatest Hits album By Martina McBride contained 13 hits including "Independence Day", and "I love you". It also contained the song "Strangers", which Martina decided to put onto the album despite it never being a single - She felt that given the chance, it would have been a hit, and that over the years, it had become a fan favorite. The album also spawned four new hits, "When God-Fearin' women get the blues", "Where Would You Be", "Concrete Angel", and "Blessed".
Heart - Greatest Hits is 1st of the two compilation album by the American rock band Heart. This compilation collecting all of Heart's '70s studio hits on a single disc. The track list spans the band's history from 1976 through 1983 with one all-new studio cut recorded in 1998 ("Strong, Strong Wind").
Greatest Hits (subtitled Entertainment Through Pain) is a compilation of Throbbing Gristle material.
Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits package released by the American country music band Alabama. The album was released on RCA Records in 1986, and has since been certified platinum for sales of 5 million units by the Recording Industry Association of America http://www.riaa.com/gp/database/search_results.asp.
Greatest Hits by Buddy Holly is a collection released in 1994 by MCA records. The songs were taken from Holly's three original albums, The "Chirping" Crickets, Buddy Holly and That'll be the Day. It includes top ten hits, "Peggy Sue" and "Oh boy!" along with number one hit "That'll Be the Day."
Greatest Hits is an album released by Lil' Romeo featuring his most popular songs and a few new tracks. The album was released on October 17, 2006.
Track list of Danceâ˜†Man Greatest Hits Album