Greatest Hits: 1980–1994

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Greatest Hits: 1980–1994
Greatest hits album by Aretha Franklin
Released March, 1994
Recorded 1980–1994
Genre R&B, rock, pop
Length 71:13
Label Arista
Aretha Franklin chronology
Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
(1992)
Greatest Hits: 1980–1994
(1994)
The Very Best of Aretha Franklin: The 60's
(1994)

Greatest Hits: 1980–1994 is the first greatest hits album released by Aretha Franklin since she signed with Arista Records in 1980. As it can be read in the title, it compiles her hits from 1980's Aretha all through her last album at the time, 1991's What You See Is What You Sweat.

Songs from her 1989 album Through the Storm were not included in the set, neither of her duet hit singles with Elton John and legendary icon Whitney Houston. Songs from her second Arista set, 1981's Love All the Hurt Away were not included either, meaning neither the title track hit duet with George Benson nor her Grammy Award winning cover of "Hold On I'm Comin'" were in the set.

Other omissions include her hit duet with the Eurythmics' "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" and her 1983 Top 10 R&B hit "Every Girl (Wants My Guy)", produced by Luther Vandross.

However many of Franklin's more recognizable hits during the 1980s can be found in the set, more notably: "Freeway of Love", "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", "Who's Zoomin' Who?" and "Jump to It".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Freeway of Love" (Jeffrey A. Cohen; Narada Michael Walden) – 5:52
  2. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with George Michael) (Simon Climie; Dennis Morgan) – 4:00
  3. "Jump to It" (Marcus Miller; Luther Vandross) – 4:14
  4. "Willing to Forgive" (Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds; Daryl Simmons) – 4:14
  5. "Doctor's Orders" (with Luther Vandross) (Vandross; Hubert Eaves, Ⅲ) – 4:34
  6. "United Together" (Chuck Jackson; Phil Perry) – 5:02
  7. "Who's Zoomin' Who?" (Franklin; Preston Glass; Walden) – 4:43
  8. "A Deeper Love" (Robert Clivillés; David Cole) – 4:34
  9. "Honey" (Edmonds) – 4:14
  10. "Get It Right" (Edited) (Miller; Vandross) – 4:15
  11. "Another Night" (Beppe Cantarelli; Roy Freeland) – 4:30
  12. "Ever Changing Times" (with Michael McDonald) (Burt Bacharach; Bill Conti; Carole Bayer Sager) – 4:53
  13. "Jimmy Lee" (Cohen; Glass; Anukampa Lisa Walden; Walden) – 5:45
  14. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (with Bonnie Raitt and Gloria Estefan) (Gerry Goffin; Carole King; Jerry Wexler) – 4:26
  15. "I Dreamed a Dream" (Alain Albert Boublil; Herbert Kretzmer; Jean Marc Natel; Claude-Michel Schönberg) – 4:18
  16. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" – 5:10 §

§: This track is not included on the USA cassette or CD versions as released.

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