Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Remington Steele, Nov 13, 2018.
CCR - first 'best of is missing' 'born on the bayou'
A: "I like the song, therefore it was one of their greatest hits."
B: "I don't like the song and I don't care if it did hit number one, therefore it's not one of their greatest hits."
C: "Nun of the above"
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Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree doesn’t have In Your Eyes.
...but later Peter Gabriel’s “Hit” does include In Your Eyes.
I guess that makes up for it.
I think there would have been a lot of folks scratching their heads. It’s a greatest hits package and in the US it was a bigger hit than the songs you listed. Despite your dislike for it I would think chart position matters on a greatest hits. I don’t like Crocodile Rock but I certainly would expect it on the GH.
35 years and still no Madonna compilation that gets it right.
European version of Hit lacks In Your Eyes.
It was a pretty remarkable run up until Erotica. Even after that, there are some pretty sharp singles.
The Stones' cover of I Wanna Be Your Man which charted at number 12 was omitted from the U.K. version of Big Hits in favor of their cover of Time Is On My Side which did not chart in the U.K. The original acetate includes I Wanna Be Your Man.
In addition, the U.K. version of Big Hits included their cover of Chuck Berry's Come On which charter lower at 21 than I Wanna Be Your Man at 12.
Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty- Eight is missing You Never Can Tell (#14) and Promised Land (#41). Some other tracks that did not chart or charted lower were included instead.
They left off Dogs, I'm Free and See Me Feel Me too.
It's also missing Change Of Heart.
Those are "significant hits"?
You can make a convincing argument for "Keep Yourself Alive", "Tie Your Mother Down" and probably the live "Love Of My Life" as being essential to any comprehensive Queen collection -- but the rest???
Unless you lived in Japan, "Hot For Teacher" didn't make Van Halen's 1996 release "Best of Volume 1".
R.E.M.'s In Time didn't include (amongst others) "Shiny Happy People" and "Drive".
Jimi Hendrix Experience
(no Little Wing)
No songs from Axis Bold As Love at all.
I have wondered why.
Midnight Special as well..
I can't for the life of me understand why You Never Can Tell was omitted from The Great Twenty- Eight
That prevented me from buying it
Foreigner's Records is missing "Blue Morning, Blue Day" (a good song), but includes "Dirty White Boy" (a wretched song,IMO). But since both were hits, there would have been room for both if they had included the shorter single version of "Hot Blooded" rather than the 7-minute live version. I can understand why they would want to include a rarity, but if any song didn't need to be 7 minutes long, it's that one.
Honestly, Madonna's string of hits after "Immaculate" would equal a great career.
From 1992-date, she had 19 top 20 US singles!
People seem to think she faded after 1990, and it's true that she wasn't as dominant as that 1983-90 run.
But geez, 19 big hits is pretty awesome. How many artists generate 19 top 20 singles period? In Madonna's case, they're almost afterthoughts!
Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits is missing "Fakin' It", "A Hazy Shade of Winter", and "At the Zoo." And the thunderous applause at the end of the live "Homeward Bound" overlapping and practically drowning out the piano intro of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is just annoying.
There are a number of Jan and Dean comps that omit the hit "You Really Know How To Hurt a Guy" simply because Dean hates the song.
The would have been better off omitting I Want To Be Your Driver (not released as a single) and Havana Moon (didn't chart) and adding You Never Can Tell and Promised Land in my opinion.
I was surprised to find that John, I’m Only Dancing was released as an A side.
Even more surprised that people bought it.
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