Johnny's Greatest Hits
|Johnny's Greatest Hits|
UK album cover
|Greatest hits album by Johnny Mathis|
|Johnny Mathis chronology|
Johnny's Greatest Hits is the fifth album release by vocalist Johnny Mathis and the first compilation of his hit singles released by Columbia Records in 1958 as catalog number CL 1133. A Electronically Re-channeled for Stereo version of this album was released as catalog number CS 8634 and reissued in 1977 with new cover artwork as catalog number PC 34667. It was also issued in the UK by Fontana Records.
The album holds the distinction of being the first "Greatest Hits" collection ever released and for being the second longest charting album in the history of the Billboard album chart, charting for 490 weeks. The arranger/conductors were Ray Conniff* and Ray Ellis**.
- "Chances Are"* - 3:19
- "All the Time"** - 3:00
- "The Twelfth of Never"* - 2.42
- "When Sunny Gets Blue"* - 2:56
- "When I Am with You"** - 3:15
- "Wonderful! Wonderful!"* - 3:05
- "It's Not for Me to Say"* - 3:21
- "Come to Me"** - 3:21
- "Wild Is the Wind"** - 2:40
- "Warm and Tender"* - 2:37
- "No Love (But Your Love)"* - 2:34
- "I Look at You"** - 2:59
"Teacher, Teacher" - replaced track 2 on Fontana UK vinyl issue 1958, CBS UK vinyl issues were as above
Billboard Album Chart
When originally released, the album peaked at #1 on the Billboard Album chart, a testament to Mathis' immense popularity at the time.
The album features eight charting singles. They are listed as follows:
|Song title||Billboard peak position|
|It's Not for Me to Say||5|
|The Twelfth of Never||9|
|No Love (But Your Love)||21|
|Wild Is the Wind||22|
|Come to Me||22|
|All the Time||21|
Mathis earned Gold records for "Wonderful! Wonderful!", "It's Not for Me to Say" and "Chances Are".
Grammy Hall of Fame
Further establishing the enduring quality of Mathis' early work is the fact that two of the songs on this collection are included in the Grammy Hall of Fame, a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old at the time of being honored and that have "qualitative or historical significance." Those songs are "Chances Are" inducted 1998, and "It's Not for Me to Say" inducted 2008.