Greatest Hit's Albums That Are Missing Significant Hits

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  1. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    CCR - first 'best of is missing' 'born on the bayou'
     
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  2. dmiller458

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    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"

    Gort can lock the thread now.
     
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  3. Moshe V

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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.
     
  4. Pizza

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    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.
     
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  5. kaztor

    kaztor How I feel when there is no coffee? Depresso.

    35 years and still no Madonna compilation that gets it right.
     
  6. kaztor

    kaztor How I feel when there is no coffee? Depresso.

    European version of Hit lacks In Your Eyes.
     
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  7. Rosskolnikov

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    It was a pretty remarkable run up until Erotica. Even after that, there are some pretty sharp singles.
     
  8. John Fell

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    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.
     
  9. John Fell

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    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.
     
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  10. The Lone Cadaver

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    They left off Dogs, I'm Free and See Me Feel Me too.
     
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  11. John Fell

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    It's also missing Change Of Heart.
     
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  12. intv7

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    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???
     
  13. evh5150

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    Unless you lived in Japan, "Hot For Teacher" didn't make Van Halen's 1996 release "Best of Volume 1".
     
  14. mr_spenalzo

    mr_spenalzo Forum Resident

    R.E.M.'s In Time didn't include (amongst others) "Shiny Happy People" and "Drive".
     
  15. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Smash Hits
    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    (no Little Wing)
     
  16. John Fell

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    No songs from Axis Bold As Love at all.
     
  17. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    I have wondered why.
     
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  18. No Bull

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    Midnight Special as well..
     
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  19. No Bull

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    I can't for the life of me understand why You Never Can Tell was omitted from The Great Twenty- Eight
     
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  20. Rufus rag

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    That prevented me from buying it
     
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  21. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    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.
     
  22. Oatsdad

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    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!
     
  23. Folknik

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    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.
     
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  24. John Fell

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    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.
     
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  25. California Couple

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    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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