Greatest Hits (The Bangles Album)
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Greatest Hits the Bangles Album
Greatest Hits
The Bangles - Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMay 8, 1990
GenrePop
Length48:00
LabelColumbia
CK 46125
Producer
The Bangles chronology
Everything
(1988)
Greatest Hits
(1990)
Doll Revolution
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA-[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[3]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American pop rock band The Bangles. It was released by their record company, Columbia Records on May 8, 1990 to fulfil the band's contractual requirements; by the time of the release of the album, the group had already broken up. The album peaked at #97 on the US Billboard 200 and at #4 in the UK Albums Chart.

Content

The album features the single remixes of "Hero Takes a Fall", "Walking Down Your Street" and "I'll Set You Free". It also includes the group's cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter", which was released on the soundtrack of the film Less Than Zero, and had not been included on a Bangles album. It also contains the non-album B-side cover of The Grass Roots' "Where Were You When I Needed You" and the previously unreleased song "Everything I Wanted" from the Everything album sessions.[4] "Everything I Wanted" was released as a single around Europe and Australia to promote the release. In the UK, a new remix of "Walk Like an Egyptian" was released instead, peaking at #73.

Track listing

Tracks are included in chronological order by album, except the last track.

No.TitleWriter(s)OriginLength
1."Hero Takes a Fall" (Single Mix)Susanna Hoffs, Vicki PetersonAll Over the Place, 19842:55
2."Going Down to Liverpool"Kimberley RewAll Over the Place3:40
3."Manic Monday"PrinceDifferent Light, 19863:06
4."If She Knew What She Wants"Jules ShearDifferent Light3:50
5."Walk Like an Egyptian"Liam SternbergDifferent Light3:24
6."Walking Down Your Street" (Single Mix)Louis Gutierrez, Hoffs, David KahneDifferent Light3:17
7."Following"Michael SteeleDifferent Light3:21
8."Hazy Shade of Winter"Paul SimonLess Than Zero soundtrack, 19872:47
9."In Your Room"Hoffs, Tom Kelly, Billy SteinbergEverything, 19883:29
10."Eternal Flame"Hoffs, Kelly, SteinbergEverything3:56
11."Be With You"Walker Igleheart, Debbi PetersonEverything3:02
12."I'll Set You Free" (Single Mix)Hoffs, Eric Lowen, Dan NavarroEverything4:51
13."Everything I Wanted"Hoffs, Lowen, NavarroPreviously unreleased3:37
14."Where Were You When I Needed You"Steve Barri, P. F. SloanB-side of "Hero Takes a Fall" single, 19843:05

Personnel

The Bangles

Additional musicians

Chart performance

Date Chart Peak position Certification
June 1990 US Billboard 200[5] 97 Platinum[6]
June 1990 United Kingdom[7] 4 Platinum[8]
June 1990 The Netherlands 28 Gold[9]
July 24, 1990 Austria[10] 19  

References

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: the bangles". www.robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 43. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  4. ^ Booklet of Greatest Hits.
  5. ^ "The Bangles Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. 2019. Archived from the original on November 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA".
  7. ^ EveryHit.co.uk UK Top 40 database Accessed: October 28, 2006
  8. ^ BPI.co.uk Certification "Greatest Hits" Accessed: November 4, 2006
  9. ^ NVPI.nl Archived 2010-01-13 at WebCite Dutch certification database Accessed November 4, 2006
  10. ^ AustrianCharts.at Greatest Hits page Accessed: October 28. 2006

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