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A greatest hits albumsometimes called a "best of" album or a catalog albumis a compilation of songs by a particular artist or band.
Most often the track list contains previously released recordings with a high degree of notability. However, to increase the appeal, especially to people who already own the original releases, it is common to include remixes or alternate takes of popular songs; sometimes even new material previously unreleased will function as bonus tracks. At times, a greatest hits compilation is the original album release for songs Discussion With Him - Тони Томова - Greatest Hits / Selected Song have been released as singles and charted successfully.
Many of these albums surface despite the unwillingness of original artists to support them. The songwriters being embroiled in fighting record company decisions. For instance, despite The Rolling Stones ' conflicts over the control of their tracks, the band-opposed Hot Rocks — surfaced in Decemberand the contentious legal issues failed to clip the wings of the record's commercial success.
The Eagles ' Their Greatest Hits — is the best selling greatest hits compilation by a group and also one of the ten best selling albums in history. Madonna 's The Immaculate Collection is the best selling greatest hits compilation by a solo artist; all of the songs on it are presented in different versions than the original hit versions. Some greatest hits albums are released only at the end of the artist or group's career.
Other artists have released hits albums in the middle of their careers, sometimes concluding a particular cycle, or a decade, or following the departure of a band's member, or following a change of record company. Carrie Underwood released her greatest hits album, Decade 1in after ten years of recording music since winning American Idolwhich proceeded her RIAA-certified platinum album Storyteller inand her album Cry Pretty.
Manic Street Preachers initially refused to do a greatest hits, but eventually in they released the aptly named Forever Delayed ; a later release, National Treasures — The Complete Singleswas selected and endorsed by the band. Radiohead also refused to do such a compilationbut upon their departure from Parlophone RecordsRadiohead: The Best Of was released in without their cooperation. Oasis later endorsed a second collection, Time Flies The country music star Garth Brooks long opposed the release of a greatest hits collection; he eventually agreed to it in  but only for a limited time  the resulting record, The Hits was quickly removed from the Discussion With Him - Тони Томова - Greatest Hits / Selected Songbut still sold well over ten million copies.
Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchellknown Discussion With Him - Тони Томова - Greatest Hits / Selected Song her eclectic interest in different musical styles, also resisted releasing a greatest hits album for many years, reportedly fearing that the availability of a greatest hits compilation would lead her record label to take her actual studio albums out of print. In she agreed to release Hits along with a second album titled Misseswhich came out that same year; the latter Side By Side - Frankie Laine / Guy Mitchell - Moonlight Gamblers - 2LP On 1CD non-hit songs that Mitchell personally selected as being representative of her work.
Mitchell's assumptions proved correct as both releases earned mixed to positive critical reviews. One of the most notorious examples of a greatest hits compilation released against the artists' intentions is U.
The music magazine Rolling Stone remarked that the album served as a "beautifully packaged A testament to the selling power of greatest hits albums, Hot Rocks remains the Discussion With Him - Тони Томова - Greatest Hits / Selected Song selling album of the Rolling Stones' career. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards continue to collect significant songwriting royalties from the Hot Rocks sales, but not the ownership royalties.
Greatest hits collections can also boost a flailing music career. The Beautiful South 's first greatest hits album, Carry On up the Chartswas originally strongly opposed by the band.
However, upon release, it became one of the fastest selling albums in chart history. This has been a staple mainly during the s and s, before video streaming websites like YouTube existed. These video compilations are often released concurrently with Spanish System - Pornoize - Brutal Stench Of Smelling Pussy greatest hits audio album for example Time Flies However, a greatest hits video can be released as a solo release without a companion audio album.
Another example is Positive Mental Octopus by the Red Hot Chili Peppersreleased inlikewise, when the band hadn't yet released an audio compilation album; however, inthe band released another video compilation called What Hits!?
Occasionally, a DVD release will feature music videos for singles that were not included on the greatest hits album. Whilst the greatest hits album might only contain a small number of singles, a DVD release will often contain all the band's music videos up until that point. Several bands that have experienced highly uneven chart success thus being labeled ' one hit wonders ' or ' two hit wonders ' have released compilation albums using comedic titles including puns for instance in reference to that fact.
The U. Some radio stations are emerging that play only greatest hits albums as their source material. One criticism has targeted the trend of including one or two new songs with a package of hits, which started Dark Marks - Agathocles - Commence To Mince the early s, and made it necessary for collectors to purchase the "greatest hits" album if they wished to have the complete catalog of an artist's songs, even if those collectors owned all the albums containing the pre-existing hits.
By contract, another solution to acquire only the songs, via an online music storemay also be restricted to purchase of the album only, even online. For example, inThe Paperboys released Tenurewhich out of its eighteen tracks, contains six new songs.
The quality of a greatest hits package released early in an artist's career depends upon the artist. In Elvis Presley released Elvis' Golden Recordswhich only covers the period —, but this album still sells nowadays, remaining in print on CDdespite the many Presley hits collections issued since. The Bee Gees released Best of Bee Gees inonly two years after their international debut, yet nine of the twelve tracks were hit singles in the USA.
Sly and the Family Stone released their Greatest Hits album inafter only three years of recording activity. Ringo Starr 's Blast from Discussion With Him - Тони Томова - Greatest Hits / Selected Song Past and John Lennon 's Shaved Fish came out inafter five-year solo careers both had been members of The Beatlesthough none of the band's material was featured on either album.
ZZ Top 's The Best of ZZ Top was released inas a contractual obligation, with no new tracks, but since then its CD release has been popular because of its use of the original mixes of songs the CD releases of their parent albums have overdubs made in the s. All of these compilations were well received and continue to garner critical kudos. In the late s and s, digital downloads and music streaming increased in popularity, in some markets becoming the main source of music consumption.
Through this, listeners can cherry-pick individual tracks by download or stream. Users Discussion With Him - Тони Томова - Greatest Hits / Selected Song assemble their own personalized greatest hits playlists or just scan through an act's most accessed songs", which has led to greatest hits collections becoming redundant.
Neighbor Neighbor - Various - SURhythm And BluesOUM television, it is fairly common for shows to release compilations of their most well-regarded and highest-rated episodes to drive new viewers to watch a program. Several video game companies have game re-released after they have sold a certain number; Sony 's PlayStation has a Greatest Hits banner, Nintendo has the Nintendo Selects label formerly Player's Choiceand Microsoft has the Xbox Platinum Hits label.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Greatest hits. For a list of greatest hits albums, see List of greatest hits albums. For other uses, see Greatest Hits disambiguation. Garth Brooks - The Hits Accessed 31 December Associated Press.
Archived from the original on 12 August Retrieved 29 July I Every Second Of Time - Gallon Drunk - Black Milk the idea of the greatest hits being out there," Brooks says. EMI won him over with a solution that made sense to his adman side. EMI agreed to sell "The Hits" for only four to six months, meaning that fans better pick it up by this summer or they're If I Get Home On Christmas Day - Elvis* - Christmas Peace of luck.