Greatest Hit's Albums That Are Missing Significant Hits

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  1. John Fell

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    Yeah I just suggested Havana Moon because it was a b-side that didn't chart. There are also other tracks that charted that they did not include on the Great Twenty-Eight but those were the obvious ones along with My Ding-A-Ling.
     
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  2. torcan

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    No big loss on that one.
     
  3. kaztor

    kaztor Music Is The Best!

    GHIII could’ve been a nice way to mop up some odds and ends that were passed by earlier. Instead it became a weird mishmash of band(related) recordings that relied too heavy on awkward marketing tricks and post-Freddie sentiments.
     
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  4. kaztor

    kaztor Music Is The Best!

    I prefer Shaking The Tree as well.
    It manages to capture everything that’s special about Peter Gabriel on one cd.
     
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  5. Keith V

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    Peter Gabriel’s Shaking the Tree omits Your Eyes but in all fairness, it only became a hit because of a movie that came out later.

    Many Jethro Tull hit collections omit Teacher.
     
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  6. 2trackmind

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    This one always bothered me. If it had included "Jammin' Me", their Greatest Hits would have been flawless. Had they left off "Something in the Air" (which should have been the B-side to "Mary Jane's Last Dance", IMO) they could have fit it on.
     
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  7. Oatsdad

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    "Say Anything" came out in April 1989 and "Tree" was November 1990, so the movie came first...
     
  8. John Fell

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    They also omitted Change Of Heart.
     
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  9. 2trackmind

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    That they did. But I can overlook that since they did at least represent the Long After Dark album. They totally ignored Let Me Up (I've Had Enough).
     
  10. andy749

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    Which always kinda puzzled me. Strange choice for a single imo.
     
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  11. andy749

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    The first Joe Cocker hits album omitted "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" , one of my faves of his.
     
  12. John Fell

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    Little Wing or Spanish Castle Magic would have been better choices in my opinion.
     
  13. dbone828

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    Name any greatest hits album and I'll tell you what significant song(s) were missing from it.
     
  14. dbone828

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    :confused:
     
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  15. old45s

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    Two examples of me buying 2 different Greatest Hits Albums from 2 different artists ... Snowy White and also The Turtles. Each set had at least 2 really good songs missing that forced me to buy the 2nd one. Of course, a song that I like might not necessarily be a "hit" but you get my drift.
     
  16. ZiltoidtheOmniscient

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    Sorry just keeping it real
     
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  17. Keith V

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    So :)
     
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  18. Brian Barker

    Brian Barker "No matter where you go, there you are"

    None of George Michael's hits collections include the first part (the single) of I Want Your Sex. His first Hits package included Part II, the "Brass In Love" section of the full 13 minute track.
     
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  19. Someone already mentioned it, but the absence of "Hello Again" from The Cars Greatest Hits is a real bummer for me.

    That was the first Cars song I got into when it was a hit in 1984-1985 (the year I got my first Walkman AM/FM cassette player)
     
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  20. John Fell

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    Hot Rocks - The Rolling Stones - The Last Time - Made it to #9 in the U.S. , instead they included the b-side Play With Fire which only made it to #96.
     
  21. Galaga King

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    Also "Make It Better (Forget About Me)"
     
  22. JPagan

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    Chicago Greatest Hits 1982-1989 left out You're Not Alone, a top 10 single, while making room for We Can Last Forever, which didn't crack the Top 40.
     
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  23. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    Yeah, that one makes no sense whatsoever.
     
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  24. rockerreds

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    Association's Greatest Hits omits "Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies"
     
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  25. Keith V

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    I agree but The Cars GH was already Heartbeat City heavy. Why Can’t I Have You was another contender but alas....
    They should have put on Candy O and Panorama to make it more balanced.
     
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