Hit Collection (Boney M. 1996)

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For Sony BMG one disc release see Hit Collection (Boney M. 2007)
Hit Collection
Box set by Boney M.
Released 1996
Recorded 1975-1985, 1992, 1993
Genre Eurodance, pop, Euro disco
Label BMG-Ariola (GER)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
More Gold – 20 Super Hits Vol. II
(1993)
Hit Collection
(1996)
Best in Spain
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Hit Collection is a 3 CD box set of recordings by Boney M. issued by BMG-Ariola in 1996.
The forty-two track release contains tracks from the seven Boney M. studio albums as well as edited or remixed versions of the band's hits from compilations The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits, Kalimba de Luna - 16 Happy Songs, Gold - 20 Super Hits, The Greatest Hits and More Gold - 20 Super Hits Vol. II.
The three discs of the box set have also been available separately as Happy Songs, Daddy Cool and Painter Man.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one - Happy Songs[edit]

  1. "Happy Song" (Abacab, Bacciocchi, Spagna) - 3:30
    • Edited 7" version
  2. "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday" (Farian) - 3:55
  3. "Kalimba De Luna" (Amoruso, Esposito, Licastro, Malavasi) - 4:11
  4. "Children of Paradise" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 2:50
  5. "Brown Girl in the Ring (Farian) - 3:03
    • Remix '93, edited version
  6. "Felicidad (Margherita)" (Conz, Massara) - 2:52
  7. "Malaika" (Farian, Traditional) - 3:28
    • Edited 7" version from Boonoonoonoos limited edition double album. Original 7" mix ( - 5:02) remains unreleased on CD.
  8. "Take The Heat Off Me" (Bigazzi) - 4:47
    • Original album version
  9. "Gotta Go Home" (Farian) - 3:45
  10. "The Calendar Song (January, February, March...)" (Farian) - 2:24
  11. "My Cherie Amour" (Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy) - 3:55
  12. "Barbarella Fortuneteller" (Davis, Farian, Kawohl) - 2:58
    • Original album version
  13. "Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)" (Bischof, Harrison) - 2:49
  14. "Bang Bang Lulu" (Farian) - 3:01
    • Original album version
Disc one, Happy Songs
Disc two, Daddy Cool
Disc three, Painter Man


Disc two - Daddy Cool[edit]

  1. "Daddy Cool" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:27
    • Original album version
  2. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 4:03
    • Original album version
  3. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) - 4:15
  4. "Motherless Child" (Farian, Mitchell) - 4:15
  5. "No Woman, No Cry" (Ford, Bob Marley) - 3:30
    • Edited version
  6. "Dreadlock Holiday" (Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman) - 4:20
  7. "Fever" (Cooley, Davenport) - 4:00
    • Original album version
  8. "Hold On I'm Coming" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 3:37
  9. "Rivers of Babylon" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:59
  10. "Boonoonoonoos" (Courage, Farian, Jay, Sgarbi) - 2:12
  11. "Voodoonight" (Sgarbi) - 3:31
    • Original album version
  12. "I Feel Good" (Bischof, Farian) - 3:05
    • Original album version
  13. "Bel Ami" (Bischof, Farian, Rainford) - 3:12
    • Original album version
  14. "Gloria, Can You Waddle" (Farian, Reyam) - 3:57
    • Original album version


Disc three - Painter Man[edit]

  1. "Painter Man" (Phillips, Pickett) - 3:10
    • Original album version
  2. "Belfast" (Hillsbury, Deutscher, Menke) - 3:31
    • Original album version
  3. "Living Like a Moviestar" (Bischof, Farian, Kawohl) - 3:04
    • Original album version
  4. "Ma Baker" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:05
  5. "Plantation Boy" (Jay, King) - 4:27
    • Original album version
  6. "King of the Road" (Roger Miller) - 2:36
    • Original album version
  7. "Going Back West" (Jimmy Cliff) - 3:11
  8. "Bahama Mama" (Farian, Jay) - 3:16
  9. "Rasputin" (Farian, Jay, Reyam) - 4:24
  10. "Got a Man On My Mind" (Farian, Jay) - 3:25
    • Original album version
  11. "The Alibama" (Davis, Farian, Reyam) - 3:11
    • Original album version
  12. "I See a Boat on the River" (Farian, Jay, Rulofs) - 3:55
    • Edited version
  13. "Gadda-Da-Vida" (Doug Ingle) - 2:59
  14. "Nightflight To Venus" (Farian, Jay, Kawohl) - 3:49

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Release history[edit]

  • 1996 Germany: Ariola Express 74321 61562 2.


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