Greatest Hits (Bucks Fizz album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Bucks Fizz
Released November 1983
Recorded March 1981 - October 1983
Genre Pop
Label RCA
Producer Andy Hill, Brian Tench
Bucks Fizz chronology
Hand Cut
(1983)
Greatest Hits
(1983)
I Hear Talk
(1984)
Singles from Greatest Hits
  1. "When We Were Young"
    Released: June 1983
  2. "London Town"
    Released: September 1983
  3. "Rules of the Game"
    Released: November 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by pop group Bucks Fizz. It was released in 1983 and was the group's first greatest hits compilation.

Overview[edit]

Released in 1983, this was the first singles collection by Bucks Fizz - released just under three years after their formation.

By this time, the group had accumulated 11 hit singles - 3 of them No.1s and 9 of them top 20 hits. The album featured new singles, "When We Were Young", "London Town", "Rules of the Game" and a new song, "Oh Suzanne".[2]

The album fared disppointingly on the charts compared to previous albums as it fought against other albums in the Christmas rush. Originally on its run up to Christmas it had stalled at No. 38, but later rose again - to No.25 - in January. The album remained on the charts for 13 weeks.[3] The album was backed by an advertising campaign, which included TV.

The album was released on CD a few months later in 1984 and became one of the earliest compact disc releases by RCA.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Side One Time
1. "My Camera Never Lies"
Writers: Andy Hill / Nichola Martin
Producer: Andy Hill
3:47
2. "London Town"
Writer: Andy Hill
Producer: Andy Hill
3:11
3. "Piece of the Action"
Writer: Andy Hill
Producer: Andy Hill
3:37
4. "Now Those Days Are Gone"
Writers: Andy Hill / Nichola Martin
Producer:Andy Hill
3:32
5. "Making Your Mind Up"
Writers: Andy Hill / John Danter
Producer: Andy Hill
2:38
6. "When We Were Young"
Writer: Warren Bacall
Producers: Brian Tench / Andy Hill
4:05
# Side Two Time
7. "The Land of Make Believe"
Writers: Andy Hill / Pete Sinfield
Producer: Andy Hill
3:45
8. "One of Those Nights"
Writers: Steve Glen / Mike Burns / Dave Most
Producer: Andy Hill
4:24
9. "Oh Suzanne"
Writers: Andy Hill / Warren Bacall
Producers: Brian Tench / Andy Hill
4:45
10. "If You Can't Stand the Heat"
Writers: Andy Hill / Ian Bairnson
Producer: Andy Hill
3:33
11. "Run for Your Life"
Writers: Andy Hill / Ian Bairnson
Producer: Andy Hill
4:08
12. "Rules of the Game"
Writer: Warren Bacall
Producers: Brian Tench / Andy Hill
4:03

Chart performance[edit]

[5]

Release date Single title UK Chart position
June 1983 "When We Were Young" 10
September 1983 "London Town" 34
November 1983 "Rules of the Game" 57
Release date Album title UK Chart position
November 1983 Greatest Hits 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Ian Bairnson. "Guitarist's site with song clip and information". Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Chartstats. "Greatest Hits - Bucks Fizz, UK Chart details". Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Raffem. "Album release details". Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Chartstats. "Bucks Fizz - UK Charts". Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 1 February 2009.