Greatest Hits (Pretenders album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by The Pretenders
Released November 7, 2000
Recorded 1978–1999
Genre New wave, power pop
Length 72:52
Label Musicrama/Koch
The Pretenders chronology
Viva el Amor
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2000)
Loose Screw
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album released by rock band The Pretenders in 2000. It was only their second greatest hits in 22 years, but less successful than its predecessor, The Singles, released in 1987. It contained only seven songs ("Human", "Forever Young", "Night in My Veins", "Spiritual High (State of Independence)", "Breakfast in Bed", "Popstar" and "I'll Stand by You") not featured on the previous compilation.

The track "Human" is a cover of the 1995 song "Human on the Inside" by Australian rock duo, Divinyls.

Track listing[edit]

1. "Brass in Pocket" (James Honeyman-Scott/Chrissie Hynde) – 3:06

2. "Message of Love" (Chrissie Hynde) – 3:25

3. "Don't Get Me Wrong" (Chrissie Hynde) – 3:48

4. "Kid" (Chrissie Hynde) – 3:04

  • From 1980 album The Pretenders

5. "Human" (Mark McEntee, Shelly Peiken) – 3:48

6. "I Go to Sleep" (Ray Davies) – 2:56

7. "Forever Young" (Bob Dylan) – 5:04

8. "I Got You Babe" (performed by UB40 with Chrissie Hynde) (Sonny Bono) – 3:11

9. "Night in My Veins" (Chrissie Hynde/Tom Kelly/Billy Steinberg) – 3:17

10. "Spiritual High (State of Independence)" (performed by Moodswings featuring Chrissie Hynde) (Jon Anderson/Vangelis) – 4:30

11. "Talk of the Town" (Chrissie Hynde) – 3:13

12. "Stop Your Sobbing" (Ray Davies) – 2:38

13. "Hymn to Her" (Meg Keene) – 4:57

14. "2000 Miles" (Chrissie Hynde) – 3:40

15. "Breakfast in Bed" (performed by UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde) (Eddie Hinton/Donnie Fritts) – 3:17

  • From UB40 1988 album UB40

16. "Popstar" (Chrissie Hynde, Adam Seymour) – 3:34

17. "Middle of the Road" (Chrissie Hynde) – 4:08

18. "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" (Richard Poindexter/Robert Poindexter/Jackie Members) – 3:33

19. "Back on the Chain Gang" (Chrissie Hynde) – 3:44

20. "I'll Stand by You" (Chrissie Hynde/Billy Steinberg/Tom Kelly) – 3:59

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 US Billboard 200
2001 UK Albums Chart 21[2]

Sources and external links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "BPI Certifications". BPI. Retrieved 2008-06-24.