Greatest Hits 1982–1989

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Greatest Hits 1982–1989
Greatest hits album by Chicago
Released November 21, 1989 (1989-11-21)[1]
Recorded 1982–1988
Genre Rock, adult contemporary
Length 52:24
Label Full Moon/Reprise
Producer David Foster, Ron Nevison, Chas Sandford
Chicago chronology
Chicago 19
(1988)
Greatest Hits 1982–1989
(1989)
Group Portrait
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Greatest Hits 1982–1989 is the third greatest hits album, and twentieth album overall, by the American band Chicago, released by Full Moon/Reprise Records on November 21, 1989.[1] Covering the era that stretched from 1982's Chicago 16 to Chicago 19 in 1988, the set is also balanced by the appearances of both Peter Cetera and his replacement Jason Scheff.

An equivalent collection entitled The Heart of... Chicago was issued in countries outside North America, with a different track list including four songs originally released on the Columbia record label.

Greatest Hits 1982–1989 – the band's 20th release overall – is also notable for being Chicago's last release before the departure of founding drummer Danny Seraphine and the home to a (slightly) remixed hit, "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" originally released on Chicago 19.

Track listing (US)[edit]

North American release[edit]

  1. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away" (Peter Cetera, David Foster, Robert Lamm) – 5:06
  2. "Look Away" (Diane Warren) – 4:01
  3. "Stay the Night" (Cetera, Foster) – 3:47
  4. "Will You Still Love Me?" (Foster, Tom Keane, Richard Baskin) – 5:42
  5. "Love Me Tomorrow" (Cetera, Foster) – 5:06
  6. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Remix) (Jason Scheff, Chas Sandford, Bobby Caldwell) – 4:18
  7. "You're the Inspiration" (Cetera, Foster) – 3:47
  8. "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (Diane Warren, Albert Hammond) – 3:52
  9. "Hard Habit to Break" (Steve Kipner, Jon Parker) – 4:42
  10. "Along Comes a Woman" (Cetera, Mark Goldenberg) – 4:14
  11. "If She Would Have Been Faithful..." (Kipner, Randy Goodrum) – 3:52
  12. "We Can Last Forever" (Scheff, John Dexter) – 3:44

Some US copies on vinyl, and possibly CD copies as well, list "Along Comes A Woman" but actually contain "Remember the Feeling" (originally the flipside of "Hard Habit To Break").

International release (The Heart of... Chicago)[edit]

  1. "If You Leave Me Now" (Peter Cetera) – 3:58
  2. "Baby, What a Big Surprise" (Cetera) – 3:04
  3. "Where Did the Lovin' Go" (Cetera) – 4:06
  4. "Take Me Back to Chicago" (Danny Seraphine, David Wolinski) – 5:17
  5. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Cetera, David Foster, Robert Lamm) – 5:06
  6. "Love Me Tomorrow" (Cetera, Foster) – 5:06
  7. "Hard Habit to Break" (Steve Kipner, Jon Parker) – 4:42
  8. "Only You" (James Pankow, Foster) – 3:53
  9. "You're the Inspiration" (Cetera, Foster) – 3:47
  10. "Along Comes a Woman" (Cetera, Mark Goldenberg) – 4:14
  11. "Remember the Feeling" (Cetera, Bill Champlin) – 3:44
  12. "If She Would Have Been Faithful" (Kipner, Randy Goodrum) – 3:52
  13. "Will You Still Love Me?" (Foster, Tom Keane, Richard Baskin) – 5:42
  14. "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" (Remix) (Jason Scheff, Chas Sandford, Bobby Caldwell) – 4:13
  15. "Look Away" (Diane Warren) – 4:01

Certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "What Kind of Man Would I Be?" US Adult Contemporary 2
US Billboard Hot 100 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Very Best Of: Only the Beginning (CD liner). Chicago. Rhino. 2002. p. 14. R2 76170. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r3864/review
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Chicago – Greatest Hits - 1982-89". Music Canada. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Chicago – Greatest Hits 1982-1989". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 9, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  6. ^ "Japanese album certifications – シカゴ – ハート・オブ・シカゴ" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. ISBN 8480486392. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Chicago – The Heart of Chicago". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 9, 2013.  Enter The Heart of Chicago in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  9. ^ "RPM 100 Albums". RPM 51 (16). March 3, 1990. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Greatest Hits 1982–1989 – Chicago: Awards: AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Chicago – The Heart of Chicago". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Album – Chicago, The Heart of Chicago". charts.de (in German). Media Control. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ "ハート・オブ・シカゴ/シカゴ-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック" [Highest position and charting weeks of The Heart of Chicago by Chicago] (in Japanese). oricon.co.jp. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Chicago – The Heart of Chicago". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Chicago | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 9, 2013.