Greatest Hits (Ace of Base album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Ace of Base
Released 18 April 2000
Genre Pop
Length 47:56
Label Arista
Ace of Base chronology
Singles of the 90s
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2000)
Da Capo
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[3]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the Swedish group Ace of Base.

Background[edit]

Greatest Hits was the North American counterpart to the international album, Singles of the 90s. Greatest Hits was released by Arista Records in April 2000, fulfilling their contractual obligations with the group and ending their relationship. Compared to its international counterpart, the album is considered to be rather inferior by fans of the group.

It contained a track error on "The Sign" (which cut one second from the beginning of the song) and only one new track, "C'est La Vie (Always 21)", which was also featured on Singles Of The 90s along with two other new tracks. A remix of the song "Everytime It Rains" was released to US radio outlets in March 2000 as the only form of promotion for the album. The song failed to gain airplay and, with no additional promotion, the album failed to enter the Billboard U.S. album charts, selling fewer than 5,000 copies in its week of release. It was the first Ace of Base album to fail to chart. Greatest Hits is not available in the US via iTunes, however, Singles of the 90s is.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All That She Wants"
  2. "The Sign"
  3. "Everytime It Rains ([Metro] Radio Mix)"
  4. "Beautiful Life"
  5. "Cruel Summer"
  6. "Don't Turn Around"
  7. "Lucky Love" (Acoustic Version)
  8. "Always Have Always Will"
  9. "Life Is a Flower"
  10. "C'est la Vie (Always 21)"
  11. "Lucky Love" (Frankie Knuckles Mix)
  12. "Beautiful Life" (Junior Vasquez Mix)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greatest Hits (Ace of Base album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Browne, David (2000-06-16). "10 Years After". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 4. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.