16 Greatest Hits

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Not to be confused with the similarly named Mamas and Papas compilation, or the country greatest hits series 16 Biggest Hits.
16 Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Steppenwolf
Released February 1973
Recorded 1967–1971
Genre Rock
Length 57:47
Label MCA
Producer Gabriel Mekler,
Richard Podolor
Steppenwolf chronology
For Ladies Only
(1971)
16 Greatest Hits
(1973)
Slow Flux
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

16 Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Steppenwolf, released in 1973. It features some of their most famous songs, including "Born to Be Wild", "The Pusher", and "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Hey Lawdy Mama." The album consisted of the 11 tracks from the previous Gold: Their Great Hits album, in the same order as on the two sides of that earlier album, with the addition of the final two tracks on side 1, and the final three tracks on side 2.

This album was originally issued as Dunhill 50135, and later as ABC/Dunhill with the same number, on LP, 8-track cartridge, and cassette. Following MCA's assimilation of the ABC family of labels, the album was reissued as MCA 1599 (some vinyl copies using previously-pressed LPs with an ABC-Dunhill label), then as budget-label MCA 37049. The album was made available in all formats through several U. S. record clubs, each bearing notes as to their club origin. The album was also issued (under various titles) in Canada, England, Germany, Greece, and the Benelux countries, and was issued on CD in 1985.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Born to Be Wild"   Bonfire 3:28
2. "It's Never Too Late"   Kay, St. Nicholas 3:00
3. "Rock Me"   Kay 3:39
4. "Hey Lawdy Mama"   Byrom, Edmonton, Kay 2:54
5. "Move Over"   Kay, Mekler 2:52
6. "Who Needs Ya?"   Byrom, Kay 2:55
7. "Snowblind Friend"   Axton 3:52
8. "Ride With Me"   Bonfire 3:21
9. "Magic Carpet Ride"   Kay, Moreve 2:45
10. "The Pusher"   Axton 5:48
11. "Sookie, Sookie"   Covay, Steve Cropper 3:13
12. "Jupiter's Child"   Edmonton, Kay, Monarch 3:22
13. "Screaming Night Hog"   Kay 3:14
14. "For Ladies Only"   Edmonton, Henry, Kay, McJohn 3:38
15. "Tenderness"   Bonfire 3:10
16. "Monster"   Edmonton, Kay 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1973 Pop Albums 152

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cub Koda. "16 Greatest Hits". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 February 2013.