Sinatra: Best of the Best

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Sinatra: Best of the Best
Compilation album by Frank Sinatra
Released November 15, 2011
Recorded April 30, 1953 - September 19, 1979
Genre Vocal jazz, Big Band
Length 128:46
Label Capitol Records
Frank Sinatra chronology
Sinatra/Basie: The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings
(2011)
Sinatra: Best of the Best
(2011)
Duets: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
(2013)

Sinatra: Best of the Best is a 2011 double compilation album by American singer, Frank Sinatra.

The album was promoted as having his classic hits from Capitol Records and Reprise Records together on one record for the first time ever. This 2 disc set is packaged in a lift top box and contains 5 collectible postcards of classic Sinatra images. The first disc contains the biggest hits from Frank Sinatra's career. And the second disc contains the long out of print Live In '57 performance recorded in Seattle, Washington. Though this album was compiled and released by Capitol Records, the song "Night and Day" presented here is not the Capitol version, but the 1962 Reprise version from the album Sinatra and Strings.

Best of the Best is also available as a single disc with just the hits from disc one.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "I've Got the World on a String" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 2:14
  2. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 2:31
  3. "Young at Heart" (Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards) - 2:53
  4. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) - 3:00
  5. "Love and Marriage" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 2:41
  6. "You Make Me Feel So Young" (Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon) - 2:57
  7. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Cole Porter) - 3:43
  8. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Rodgers, Hart) - 3:14
  9. "Witchcraft" (Cy Coleman, Leigh) - 2:54
  10. "All the Way" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 2:55
  11. "Come Fly with Me" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:19
  12. "Angel Eyes" (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) - 3:46
  13. "Nice 'n' Easy" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith, Lew Spence) - 2:45
  14. "Night and Day" (Porter) - 3:47
  15. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) - 3:22
  16. "My Kind of Town" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:08
  17. "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)" (Bart Howard) - 2:49
  18. "It Was a Very Good Year" (Ervin Drake) - 4:27
  19. "Strangers in the Night" (Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder) - 2:25
  20. "Summer Wind" (Heinz Meyer, Hans Bradtke, Johnny Mercer) - 2:53
  21. "That's Life" (Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay) - 3:10
  22. "My Way" (Paul Anka, Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibaut) - 4:36
  23. "Theme from New York, New York" (Fred Ebb, John Kander) - 3:26

Disc two[edit]

  1. Introduction - "You Make Me Feel So Young" - 3:46
  2. "It Happened in Monterey" (Billy Rose, Mabel Wayne) - 2:23
  3. "At Long Last Love" (Porter) - 2:15
  4. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Porter) - 2:49
  5. "Just One of Those Things" (Porter) - 3:02
  6. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:31
  7. "The Lady is a Tramp" - 3:18
  8. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) - 1:40
  9. "I Won't Dance" (Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Jimmy McHugh) - 3:26
  10. Sinatra Dialogue - 4:52
  11. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Enir A. Swan) - 2:53
  12. "Violets for Your Furs" (Tom Adair, Dennis) - 3:34
  13. "My Funny Valentine" - 2:44
  14. "Glad to Be Unhappy" (Rodgers, Hart) - 1:37
  15. "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" (Arlen, Mercer) - 4:01
  16. "(Love Is) The Tender Trap" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 4:12
  17. "Hey! Jealous Lover" (Cahn, Kay Twomey, Bee Walker) - 2:21
  18. "I've Got You Under My Skin" - 3:15
  19. "Oh! Look at Me Now" (Joe Bushkin, John DeVries) - 3:12

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011-2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[1] 36
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 70
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 24
Belgian Heatseekers (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[4] 49
Belgian Heatseekers (Ultratop Wallonia)[4] 4
Belgian Mid-price Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[4] 30
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 54
Irish Albums (IRMA)[6] 19
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[7] 80
Scottish Albums (OCC)[8] 27
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[9] 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 88
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 30
US Billboard 200[12] 23
US Jazz Albums (Billboard)[12] 1
US Top Current Albums (Billboard)[13] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c "Frank Sinatra – Sinatra - Best Of The Best" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Frank Sinatra – Sinatra - Best Of The Best" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  6. ^ "Frank Sinatra – Sinatra - Best Of The Best". Irishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Frank Sinatra – Sinatra - Best Of The Best". Mexicancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "2011-12-17 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  9. ^ "Frank Sinatra – Sinatra - Best Of The Best". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "Frank Sinatra – Sinatra - Best Of The Best". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  11. ^ "Frank Sinatra | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Sinatra: Best of the Best - Frank Sinatra". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ Top Current Albums : Dec 03, 2011. Billboard biz. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Frank Sinatra – Sinatra – Best of the Best". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Sinatra – Best of the Best in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Frank Sinatra – Duets". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH