Power to the People: The Hits

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Power To The People: The Hits
Greatest hits album by John Lennon
Released 5 October 2010
Recorded 1969–1980
Genre Rock
Length 57:10
Label EMI
Producer Yoko Ono, EMI
John Lennon chronology
Gimme Some Truth
(2010)
Power to the People: The Hits
(2010)
John Lennon Signature Box
(2010)
Alternative cover
Experience Edition (CD/DVD)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC (favourable)[2]
Uncut 4/5 stars[3]

Power to the People: The Hits is a compilation album gathering John Lennon's most popular songs, as part of the "Gimme Some Truth" collection. It is available as a standard 15-track disc and download package, and as an expanded "Experience Edition" with a 15-track DVD.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Lennon, except where noted. 

No. Title Released Length
1. "Power to the People"   March 1971 – single 3:17
2. "Gimme Some Truth"   Fall 1971 – the album Imagine 3:16
3. "Woman"   Nov 1980 – the album Double Fantasy 3:26
4. "Instant Karma!"   Feb 1970 – single 3:20
5. "Whatever Gets You thru the Night"   Oct 1974 – the album Walls and Bridges 3:19
6. "Cold Turkey"   Oct 1969 – single (Although the track listing on the back cover for this CD indicates that it is a live version on this collection, it is actually the studio version featured.) 5:01
7. "Jealous Guy"   Fall 1971 – the album Imagine 4:14
8. "#9 Dream"   Oct 1974 – the album Walls and Bridges 4:46
9. "(Just Like) Starting Over"   Nov 1980 – the album Double Fantasy 3:55
10. "Mind Games"   Oct 1973 – single; Nov 1973 – the album Mind Games 4:11
11. "Watching the Wheels"   Nov 1980 – the album Double Fantasy 3:31
12. "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) Feb 1975 – the album Rock 'n' Roll 3:27
13. "Imagine"   Fall 1971 – the album Imagine 3:02
14. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) Dec 1971 – single 3:33
15. "Give Peace a Chance"   July 1969 – single 4:52
Total length:
57:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 10
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 27
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 16
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 7
Croatian Foreign Albums (IFPI)[10] 15
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[11] 8
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 64
German Albums (Official Top 100)[13] 33
Irish Albums (IRMA)[14] 59
Italian Albums (FIMI)[15] 16
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[16] 18
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 7
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[18] 16
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[19] 21
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 25
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 15
US Billboard 200[23] 24
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[24] 21
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[25] 7
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[26] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Diver, Mike (25 November 2010). "Review of John Lennon – Power to the People". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Mullholland, Garry (November 2010). "John Lennon – Remasters". Uncut. p. 108. 
  4. ^ "Gimme Some Truth Collection to be released Oct 4th". John Lennon official website. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  6. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  7. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  8. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  9. ^ "John Lennon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Top Stranih [Top Foreign]" (in Croatian). Top Foreign Albums. Hrvatska Diskografska Udruga. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  11. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  12. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  13. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 41, 2010". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  15. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  16. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Mexicancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  17. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  18. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  19. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  20. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  21. ^ "John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  22. ^ October 2010 "16 October 2010 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  23. ^ "John Lennon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  24. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Digital Albums for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  25. ^ "John Lennon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  26. ^ "John Lennon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.