Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled

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Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled
Greatest hits album by Melissa Etheridge
Released October 18, 2005
Genre Rock
Length 72:16
Label Island
Melissa Etheridge chronology
Lucky
(2004)
Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled
(2005)
The Awakening
(2007)

Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled is a 2005 compilation album by Melissa Etheridge, released by Island Records. It featured seventeen tracks from her then-seventeen-year career, five of which were newly recorded. Eight of the other twelve tracks were specially remixed for this compilation.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Amazon.com (4/5)
ArtistDirect.com (4.5/5)
Rate Your Music.com (4.5/5)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Refugee" - 3:37 (New track)
  2. "Similar Features" - 4:44 (Remix)
  3. "Like the Way I Do" - 5:25 (Remix)
  4. "Bring Me Some Water" - 3:54 (Remix)
  5. "You Can Sleep While I Drive" - 3:15 (Remix)
  6. "No Souvenirs" - 4:33 (Remix)
  7. "Ain't It Heavy" - 4:24 (Remix)
  8. "I'm the Only One" - 4:16 (Edit)
  9. "Come to My Window" - 3:35 (Single edit)
  10. "If I Wanted To" - 3:55
  11. "I Want to Come Over" - 5:24 (Remix)
  12. "Angels Would Fall" - 4:39 (Remix)
  13. "Lucky" - 3:58
  14. "Christmas in America" - 4:21 (New track)
  15. "Piece of My Heart" - 4:19 (New track)
  16. "This Is Not Goodbye" - 3:37 (New track)
  17. "I Run for Life" - 4:21 (New track)
  18. "I Need to Wake Up" - 3:36 (New track only on re-release)

Chart success[edit]

The album peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200. With its release, Etheridge also released the single "Refugee", a cover of the Tom Petty song; it reached #96 on the Pop 100. Also released for radio was the new song "I Run for Life", written about her struggle with breast cancer. The song reached #80 on the Pop 100 and #10 on the Adult Contemporary charts. Etheridge's greatest hits collection was certified gold in December 2005 for shipping over 500,000 copies, her first gold certification since Breakdown in 1999.