Greatest Hits (Bonnie Tyler 2001 album)

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Greatest Hits
Compilation album by Bonnie Tyler
Released September 14, 2001
Genre Rock
Length 75:06
Label Sanctuary Records, Sony
Bonnie Tyler chronology
All in One Voice
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2001)
Total Eclipse Anthology
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

"Greatest Hits" compilation album by Bonnie Tyler in 2001. It became a substantial hit in several European countries.

Tyler recorded "Tyre Tracks And Broken Hearts" for Jim Steinman and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1996 musical Whistle Down The Wind, which was first featured on the concept album. Tyler performed the song live at Webber's 50th birthday celebration at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 1998.[2]

Background[edit]

Tyler had a photoshoot directed by Paul Cox, who was photographer for her 1995 album "Free Spirit".[3][4]

"That was the last shot of the day. The record company wanted a picture of me lying on the floor with my hair all over the place. I don't think the photographer thought it was a very good idea, or myself, until the last roll of the day. We did this shot, and I laid on the floor on top of this satin sheet, and then he got on a ladder and just took the pictures... ...Ends up on the front cover."[5]

— Bonnie Tyler interviewed by Jonathan Ross

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart"   Jim Steinman 4:25
2. "It's a Heartache"   Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe 3:30
3. "Holding Out for a Hero"   Steinman 5:50
4. "Lost in France"   Scott, Wolfe 3:50
5. "Faster Than the Speed of Night"   Steinman 6:45
6. "(The World Is Full of) Married Men"   Dominic Bugatti, Frank Muske 4:00
7. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"   John Fogerty 4:10
8. "More than a Lover"   Scott, Wolfe 4:16
9. "A Rockin' Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)"   Brook Benton, Clyde Otis, Luchi de Jesus 2:53
10. "Goodbye to the Island"   Scott, Wolfe 3:47
11. "Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It)"   Steinman 7:47
12. "Straight from the Heart"   Bryan Adams 3:35
13. "Bitterblue"   Dieter Bohlen 3:50
14. "Piece of My Heart"   Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns 3:59
15. "Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All)"   Steinman 7:52
16. "My Guns Are Loaded"   Scott, Wolfe 3:47
17. "Tyre Tracks And Broken Hearts"   Steinman, Andrew Lloyd Webber 5:20
Total length:
75:06

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[6] 5
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 6
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 6
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[9] 2
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[10] 15
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[11] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 18

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
UK[14] Silver
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[15] Gold
Sweden (GLF)[16] Gold
Norway (IFPI Norway)[17] Platinum

Personnel[edit]

  • Management – David Aspden
  • Mastering – Andy Pearce

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic album review. Retrieved 8 April 2013
  2. ^ Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration on Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 April 2013
  3. ^ "Greatest Hits" CD booklet, Sanctuary Records, 2001
  4. ^ "Free Spirit" CD booklet, Atlantic Records, 1995
  5. ^ Bonnie Tyler - Interview - Jonathan Ross (2001) on YouTube. Retrieved 8 April 2013
  6. ^ "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Bonnie Tyler: The Greatest Hits" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Bonnie Tyler | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  14. ^ UNSUPPORTED OR EMPTY REGION: UK.
  15. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. 
  16. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  17. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.