Greatest Hits Collection (Bananarama album)

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The Greatest Hits Collection
Greatest hits album by Bananarama
Released October 1988
Recorded 1981–1988
Genre Pop, dance-pop, new wave
Length Various, depending on version
Label London Records
Producer Fun Boy Three, Tony Swain, Steve Jolley, Stock Aitken Waterman, Bananarama
Bananarama chronology
12" Mixes
(1987)
The Greatest Hits Collection
(1988)
The Greatest Remixes Collection
(1990)
Singles from Greatest Hits Collection
  1. "Love, Truth and Honesty"
    Released: September 1988
  2. "Nathan Jones"
    Released: November 1988
  3. "Help!"
    Released: February 1989

The Greatest Hits Collection is a compilation album released by Bananarama which features their single releases and greatest hits. It was issued by London Records in 1988, shortly after the departure of group member Siobhan Fahey. The track listing differed between the version of the album in the United States and the version released throughout Europe.

All songs are represented here in their "single" edits (or in some cases, a remix) and the version of "I Want You Back" (originally on their Wow! album) on this collection is the newer version of the song with the vocals re-recorded by Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward with new member Jacquie O'Sullivan, following the departure of Fahey. One new song, "Love, Truth and Honesty", was released as a single (which featured O'Sullivan's first credits as a song-writing contributor), and peaked inside the UK top 30. The other new track on the compilation was a re-recorded version of the Supremes track "Nathan Jones." Like "I Want You Back", this song was originally included on the Wow! album released before Fahey's departure. The new line-up re-recorded the song with new vocal and instrumental arrangements. This new version was included both on this compilation as well as the Rain Man soundtrack. It was subsequently remixed and released as a single, reaching the UK Top 20.

Subsequent re-issues have added on dance remixes, as well as a cover of the Beatles hit, "Help!"

Track listing[edit]

First LP and cassette UK release

  1. "Venus" – 3:40 (Robbie van Leeuwen) from True Confessions
  2. "I Heard a Rumour" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman) from Wow!
  3. "Love in the First Degree" – 3:33 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman) from Wow!
  4. "I Can't Help It" – 3:32 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman) from Wow!
  5. "I Want You Back" (single version) – 3:47 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman) from Wow!
  6. "Love, Truth and Honesty" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/J. O'Sullivan/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman) Previously unreleased
  7. "Nathan Jones" (Analog Version) – 3:22 (K. Wakefield, L. Caston) from Wow!
  8. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:45 (N. Whitfield/W. Stevenson/E. Holland, Jr) from Deep Sea Skiving
  9. "Shy Boy" – 3:16 (S. Jolley/T. Swain) from Deep Sea Skiving
  10. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." – 3:43 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward) from Bananarama
  11. "Cruel Summer" – 3:35 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward) from Bananarama
  12. "It Ain't What You Do..." (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:54 (S. Oliver/T. Young) from Fun Boy Three
  13. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" – 3:30 (G. DeCarlo/D. Frashuer/P. Leka) from Deep Sea Skiving
  14. "Rough Justice" – 3:38 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward) from Bananarama

First CD UK release

  1. "Venus" – 3:40 (R. van Leeuween)
  2. "I Heard a Rumour" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  3. "Love in the First Degree" – 3:33 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  4. "I Can't Help It" – 3:32 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  5. "I Want You Back" (single version) – 3:47 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  6. "Love, Truth and Honesty" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/J. O'Sullivan/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  7. "Nathan Jones" (Psycho 7" Edit) – 3:03 (K. Wakefield, L. Caston)
  8. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:45 (N. Whitfield/W. Stevenson/E. Holland, Jr)
  9. "Shy Boy" – 3:16 (S. Jolley/T. Swain)
  10. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." – 3:43 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  11. "Cruel Summer" – 3:35 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  12. "It Ain't What You Do..." (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:54 (S. Oliver/T. Young)
  13. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" – 3:30 (G. DeCarlo/D. Frashuer/P. Leka)
  14. "Rough Justice" – 3:38 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  15. "A Trick of the Night" (Single Version) – 4:07 (S. Jolley/T. Swain)
  16. "Aie a Mwana" – 3:36 (J. Kluger/D. Vanguard)
  17. "Venus" (The Hellfire Mix) – 9:20
  18. "Love in the First Degree" (Eurobeat Style) – 7:15

Second CD UK release

  1. "Venus" – 3:40 (R. van Leeuween)
  2. "I Heard a Rumour" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  3. "Love in the First Degree" – 3:33 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  4. "I Can't Help It" – 3:32 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  5. "I Want You Back" (single version) – 3:47 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  6. "Love, Truth and Honesty" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/J. O'Sullivan/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  7. "Nathan Jones" (Single Version) – 3:19 (K. Wakefield, L. Caston)
  8. "Help!" (with Lananeeneenoonoo) – 2:58 (J. Lennon/P. McCartney)
  9. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:45 (N. Whitfield/W. Stevenson/E. Holland, Jr)
  10. "Shy Boy" – 3:16 (S. Jolley/T. Swain)
  11. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." – 3:43 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  12. "Cruel Summer" – 3:35 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  13. "It Ain't What You Do..." (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:54 (S. Oliver/T. Young)
  14. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" – 3:30 (G. DeCarlo/D. Frashuer/P. Leka)
  15. "Rough Justice" – 3:38 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  16. "A Trick of the Night" (Single Version) – 4:07 (S. Jolley/T. Swain)
  17. "Aie a Mwana" – 3:36 (J. Kluger/D. Vanguard)
  18. "Venus" (The Hellfire Mix) – 9:20
  19. "Love in the First Degree" (Eurobeat Style] – 7:15

Second Cassette UK release

  1. "Venus" – 3:40 (R. van Leeuween)
  2. "I Heard a Rumour" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  3. "Love in the First Degree" – 3:33 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  4. "I Can't Help It" – 3:32 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  5. "I Want You Back" (single version) – 3:47 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  6. "Love, Truth and Honesty" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/J. O'Sullivan/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  7. "Nathan Jones" (Single Version) – 3:19 (K. Wakefield, L. Caston)
  8. "Help!" (with Lananeeneenoonoo) – 2:58 (J. Lennon/P. McCartney)
  9. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:45 (N. Whitfield/W. Stevenson/E. Holland, Jr)
  10. "Shy Boy" – 3:16 (S. Jolley/T. Swain)
  11. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." – 3:43 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  12. "Cruel Summer" – 3:35 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  13. "It Ain't What You Do..." (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:54 (S. Oliver/T. Young)
  14. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" – 3:30 (G. DeCarlo/D. Frashuer/P. Leka)
  15. "Rough Justice" – 3:38 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)

CD US version

  1. "Venus"
  2. "I Heard a Rumour"
  3. "Love in the First Degree"
  4. "I Can't Help It"
  5. "I Want You Back" (single mix)
  6. "Love, Truth and Honesty"
  7. "Nathan Jones" (Psycho 7-inch edit)
  8. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three)
  9. "Shy Boy"
  10. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..."
  11. "Cruel Summer"
  12. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
  13. "A Trick of the Night" (Tricky Edit) – 4:07 (S. Jolley/T. Swain)
  14. "Aie a Mwana" – 3:36 (J. Kluger/D. Vanguard)

Cassette US version

  1. "Venus" – 3:40 (R. van Leeuween)
  2. "I Heard a Rumour" – 3:25 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  3. "Love in the First Degree" – 3:33 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  4. "I Can't Help It" – 3:32 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  5. "I Want You Back" (single version) – 3:47 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/ M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  6. "Nathan Jones" (Psycho 7-inch edit) – 3:03 (K. Wakefield, L. Caston)
  7. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:45 (N. Whitfield/W. Stevenson/E. Holland, Jr)
  8. "Shy Boy" – 3:16 (S. Jolley/T. Swain)
  9. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." – 3:43 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  10. "Cruel Summer" – 3:35 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  11. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" – 3:30 (G. DeCarlo/D. Frashuer/P. Leka)
  12. "Help!" (with Lananeeneenoonoo) – 2:58 (J. Lennon/P. McCartney)

1988 Canadian CD version

  1. "Venus" – 3:41
  2. "I Heard A Rumour" – 3:26
  3. "Love in the First Degree" – 3:31
  4. "I Can't Help It" – 3:30
  5. "I Want You Back" (single mix) – 3:46
  6. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:42
  7. "Love, Truth and Honesty" – 3:26
  8. "Nathan Jones" – 3:33
  9. "Shy Boy" – 3:14
  10. "Cruel Summer" – 3:29
  11. "A Trick of the Night" – 4:07
  12. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." – 3:31
  13. "It Ain't What You Do..." (with Fun Boy Three) – 2:48
  14. "More Than Physical" – 5:03
  15. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" – 3:27
  16. "Rough Justice" – 3:27

1999 CD re-issue plus bonus tracks

  1. "Venus"
  2. "I Heard a Rumour"
  3. "Love in the First Degree"
  4. "I Can't Help It"
  5. "I Want You Back" (single mix)
  6. "Love, Truth and Honesty"
  7. "Nathan Jones" (Psycho 7-inch edit)
  8. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three)
  9. "Shy Boy"
  10. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..."
  11. "Cruel Summer"
  12. "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)" (with Fun Boy Three)
  13. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
  14. "Rough Justice"
  15. "A Trick of the Night" (Tricky Edit)
  16. "Aie a Mwana"
  17. "Venus" (12" Hellfire Mix)
  18. "Love in the First Degree" (Eurobeat Style)
  19. "Preacher Man" (7" Mix) – 3:15 (S. Dallin/Youth/A. Caine)
  20. "Help!" (with Lananeeneenoonoo) (J. Lennon/P. McCartney)

2005 US remastered version

In 2005, a remastered version of the collection was released in the United States (and other territories), now containing the "bonus" songs not found on the original US release. These tracks are shown below.

  1. "Venus"
  2. "I Heard a Rumour"
  3. "Love in the First Degree"
  4. "I Can't Help It"
  5. "I Want You Back" (single mix)
  6. "Love, Truth and Honesty"
  7. "Nathan Jones" (Single Version)
  8. "Help!" (with Lananeeneenoonoo)
  9. "Really Saying Something" (with Fun Boy Three)
  10. "Shy Boy"
  11. "Robert De Niro's Waiting..."
  12. "Cruel Summer"
  13. "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)" (with Fun Boy Three)
  14. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
  15. "Rough Justice"
  16. "A Trick of the Night"
  17. "Aie a Mwana"
  18. "Venus" (12" Hellfire Mix)
  19. "Love in the First Degree" (Eurobeat Style)
  20. "Preacher Man"

Unreleased songs and demos[citation needed]

  1. "Love Generation"
  2. "Wake Up and Love Me"
  3. "One in a Million"

Personnel[edit]

Bananarama

Musicians

Additional Personnel

  • Andrew Biscomb – Sleeve design
  • Peter Barrett – Sleeve design
  • Herb Ritts – Cover and inner sleeve photography
  • Andrew McPherson – Inner sleeve photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 21
Canadian Albums Chart 12
French Albums Chart 2
German Albums Chart 43
Japanese Albums Chart 7
New Zealand Albums Chart 7
Spanish Albums Chart 2
Swedish Albums Chart 43
UK Albums Chart 3
US Billboard 200 151

Certifications[edit]

Country (Provider) Certifications
Canada (Music Canada) Gold
United Kingdom (BPI) 3x Platinum
United States (RIAA) Gold