Greatest Hits: 1965–1992

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Greatest Hits: 1965-1992
Greatest hits album by Cher
Released November 9, 1992 (Europe)
January 14, 1993 (U.S. Import)
Recorded 1965/1992
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 61:23
Label Geffen
Cher chronology
Love Hurts
Greatest Hits: 1965-1992
It's a Man's World
Singles from Greatest Hits: 1965–1992
  1. "Oh No Not My Baby"
    Released: December 1992
  2. "Whenever You're Near"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Many Rivers to Cross (Live)"
    Released: 1993

Greatest Hits: 1965–1992 is the first European compilation album by American singer-actress Cher, released on November 9, 1992 by Geffen Records. The album reached the top 10 in several European countries and topped the UK album charts for 7 non-consecutive weeks where it became the best-selling album by a female artist of 1992.

Album information[edit]

Notable hit songs included in this album are "The Shoop Shoop Song" which charted at number 1 in more than 10 countries world wide, "If I Could Turn Back Time" which was her biggest hit at the time and "I Got You Babe". Three new songs were also recorded for this album "Oh No Not My Baby" (originally sung by Maxine Brown), "Whenever You're Near", and a live recording of "Many Rivers to Cross" (originally sung by Jimmy Cliff).

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Allmusic's Jose F. Promis gave the album three stars out of five. He described the album as "somewhat random — perhaps focusing exclusively on her rock hits would have been a better choice, because including just a couple of old tracks proves somewhat frustrating." He also points out that other hit songs like "Half-Breed" were not included and it affects the album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Oh No Not My Baby"   Gerry Goffin, Carole King 3:12
2. "Whenever You're Near"   Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw 4:05
3. "Many Rivers to Cross" (Live at the Mirage) Jimmy Cliff 4:10
4. "Love and Understanding"   Diane Warren 4:44
5. "Save Up All Your Tears"   Warren, Desmond Child 4:02
6. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"   Rudy Clark 2:53
7. "If I Could Turn Back Time"   Warren 4:03
8. "Just Like Jesse James"   Warren, Child 4:07
9. "Heart of Stone"   Andy Hill, Pete Sinfield 4:20
10. "I Found Someone"   Michael Bolton, Mark Mangold 3:46
11. "We All Sleep Alone"   Jon Bon Jovi, Child, Richie Sambora 3:54
12. "Bang-Bang" (1987 version) Sonny Bono 3:51
13. "Dead Ringer for Love" (with Meat Loaf) Jim Steinman 4:24
14. "Dark Lady"   Johnny Durrill 3:29
15. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"   Bob Stone 2:38
16. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny & Cher) Bono 3:09



  • Main Vocals: Cher
  • Main Vocals: Sonny Bono
  • Main Vocals: Meat Loaf
  • Drums (Many Rivers To Cross): Ron Wikso
  • Bass (Many Rivers To Cross): Hugh McDonald
  • Guitar (Many Rivers To Cross): Dave Amato
  • Guitar (Many Rivers To Cross): David Shelley
  • Keyboards (Many Rivers To Cross): Gary Scott
  • Keyboards (Many Rivers To Cross): Paul Mirkovich
  • Backing Vocals (Many Rivers To Cross): Darlene Love
  • Backing Vocals (Many Rivers To Cross): Edna Wright
  • Backing Vocals (Many Rivers To Cross): Patty Darcy


  • Producer: Snuff Garrett
  • Producer: Jon Bon Jovi
  • Mastering: Dan Hersch


  • Photography: Barry King
  • Photography: Harry Langdon

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ a b Promis, Jose F.. Greatest Hits: 1965–1992 at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b c d e "Cher - Cher's Greatest Hits: 1965 - 1992 -". Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
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  6. ^ UK Albums Chart [3] . Retrieved October 31, 2010.
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  9. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Note: To retrieve the chart peak, click on "<<Urval" on the right side of page, select "DVD Album" and move the upper slider to year 2003, and move the lower slider to week 36, afterwards click on the visa button to see the chart peak, then scroll bellow to see all of Cher's chart peaks in Sweden). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  10. ^ Ireland Top 75
  11. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Cher – Greatest Hits" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Cher in the field Interpret. Enter Greatest Hits in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  12. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Cher; 'Cher's Greatest Hits')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
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  14. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Cher – Greatest Hits 1965-1992" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
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  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Cher; 'Cher's Greatest Hits')". Hung Medien. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Cher – Cher's Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Cher's Greatest Hits in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi
Pop! - the First 20 Hits by Erasure
UK number one album
November 21, 1992 – November 27, 1992
December 12, 1992 – January 22, 1993
Succeeded by
Pop! - the First 20 Hits by Erasure
The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs by Genesis