GRRR!

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Not to be confused with Grrrrrrrrrrr!!.
GRRR!
A painting of an ape with the Rolling Stones' lips and tongue logo as his mouth
Greatest hits album by The Rolling Stones
Released 12 November 2012
Recorded 1963–2012[1]
Genre Rock
Label ABKCO, Polydor
The Rolling Stones compilations chronology
Rolled Gold+
(2007)
GRRR!
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music favourable[4]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[5]
The Telegraph 4/5 stars[6]
Uncut 7/10[7]

GRRR! is a greatest hits album by The Rolling Stones. Released on 9 November 2012 in Europe, and the rest of the world on 12 November,[8] it commemorates the band's 50th anniversary. The album features two new songs titled "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot",[9] which were recorded in August 2012.[10]

"Doom and Gloom" peaked at No. 61 in the UK Charts, No. 26 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and No. 30 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart in October 2012. Rolling Stone magazine named "Doom and Gloom" the 18th best song of 2012.

The album debuted at No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart.

Editions[edit]

  • 40-track, 2-CD jewel case with 12-page booklet, only sold in Australia, Asia, some European countries and selected American retailers[11][12]
  • 50-track, 3-CD digipak with 12-page booklet
  • 50-track, 3-CD box set with 36-page hardcover book and five postcards
  • 50-track, 5-12" vinyl box set
  • 50-track, 1-Blu-ray Pure Audio, no video, clear Blu-ray case, 12-page booklet, European & Mexico only[13]
  • 80-track, 4-CD boxset with bonus CD, 7" vinyl, hardcover book, poster, and postcards[8]

Artwork[edit]

All editions feature artwork by Walton Ford.[14] The artwork depicts a gorilla with the Stones' tongue-and-lips logo.

Track listings[edit]

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

40 track version[edit]

50 track version[edit]

80 track version[edit]

The Rolling Stones[edit]

Album Origin Key[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Argentinian Albums (CAPIF)[15] 10
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 7
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[17] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[19] 6
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[20] 18
Croatian Foreign Albums (IFPI)[21] 1
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[22] 11
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[23] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[24] 4
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[25] 29
French Albums (SNEP)[26] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[27] 1
Greek Albums (IFPI)[28] 3
Irish Albums (IRMA)[29] 3
Italian Albums (FIMI)[30] 6
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[31] 12
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[32] 43
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[33] 7
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[34] 5
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[35] 11
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[36] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[37] 4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[38] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[39] 9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[40] 6
UK Albums (OCC)[41] 3
US Billboard 200[42] 19

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
Australian Albums Chart[43] 32
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[44] 64
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[45] 50
Italian Albums Chart[46] 70
Year-End Chart (2013) Peak
position
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[47] 50
Singles
Year Song Chart Position
2012 "Doom And Gloom" UK Top 75 Singles 61
2012 "Doom And Gloom" UK Airplay Chart 21
2012 "Doom And Gloom" Billboard Rock Songs 30
2012 "Doom And Gloom" Billboard Rock Airplay 35
2012 "Doom And Gloom" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs 35
2012 "Doom And Gloom" Billboard Heritage Rock 8
2012 "Doom And Gloom" Billboard Triple AAA 10
2012 "Doom And Gloom" Billboard Rock Digital Songs 17
2013 "One More Shot" UK Airplay Chart 74
2013 "One More Shot" Billboard Heritage Rock 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[48] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[49] Platinum 20,000x
Belgium (BEA)[50] Gold 15,000*
Ireland (IRMA)[51] Gold 7,500x
Italy (FIMI)[52] Gold 30,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[53] Gold 7,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[54] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[55] Gold 20,000^
United States (RIAA)[56] Gold 166,667^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Worldwide (excluding US) 12 November 2012
United States 13 November 2012

References[edit]

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