Singles of the 90s

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Singles of the 90s
Greatest hits album by Ace of Base
Released November 15, 1999
Genre Pop
Length 59:42
Label Polydor
Edel-Mega Records
Producer Denniz Pop
Ace of Base chronology
Cruel Summer
(1998)
Singles of the 90s
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Singles of the 90s is a compilation album by Swedish pop music group, Ace of Base.

Background[edit]

Singles of the 90s was released on November 15, 1999 in Europe, Asia, and Africa. An American version, titled Greatest Hits, was released on April 18, 2000, but is generally considered highly inferior as it contained fewer songs and included a track error. The American version, released by Arista Records, sold poorly.

The band had begun work on their fourth studio album when they were approached by their label to put out a greatest hits release. Jonas Berggren, the band's main composer, initially refused the offer, claiming the idea for a singles package was premature. In the end, the band relented and offered three songs titled "Hallo Hallo", "C'est La Vie," and "Love in December", which was co-written by all four band members. Despite the existence of Greatest Hits in the United States, "Singles of the 90s" was released in the US via iTunes in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "C'est La Vie (Always 21)" (Previously unreleased) Jonas Berggren J. Ekgren, S. Pettersen, S. Rösnes 3:27
2. "The Sign" (from Happy Nation/The Sign) Jonas Berggren Denniz Pop, Jonas Berggren, D. Carr 3:09
3. "Beautiful Life" (from The Bridge) Jonas Berggren, John Ballard Denniz Pop, M. Martin, Jonas Berggren 3:39
4. "Hallo Hallo" (Previously unreleased) Jonas Berggren The Trinity Boys 2:51
5. "Always Have, Always Will" (from Flowers) Jonas Berggren, Mike Chapman Ole Evenrude 3:46
6. "Love in December" (Previously unreleased) Jonas Berggren, Ulf Ekberg, Jenny Berggren, Linn Berggren Soulpoets 4:00
7. "All That She Wants" (from Happy Nation/The Sign) Jonas Berggren, Ulf Ekberg Denniz Pop, Jonas Berggren, Ulf Ekberg 3:30
8. "Living in Danger" (from The Sign) Jonas Berggren, Ulf Ekberg Per Adebratt, Tommy Ekman 3:10
9. "Everytime It Rains" (from Cruel Summer) Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Maria Vidal Cutfather & Joe 3:55
10. "Don't Turn Around" (from Happy Nation/The Sign) Albert Hammond, Diane Warren Per Adebratt, Tommy Ekman 3:51
11. "Cruel Summer (Big Bonus Mix)" (from Flowers/Cruel Summer) Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward, Anthony Swain, Steve Jolley Stephen Hague, Jonas Berggren, Ulf Ekberg, Johnny Jam & Delgado 4:07
12. "Happy Nation (Radio Edit)" (from Happy Nation/The Sign) Jonas Berggren, Ulf Ekberg Jonas Berggren; Ulf Ekberg 3:32
13. "Lucky Love" (from The Bridge) Jonas Berggren, Billy Steinberg Denniz Pop, Max Martin, Jonas Berggren 2:52
14. "Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry (Long Version)" (from The Bridge) Jonas Berggren Denniz Pop, Max Martin, Jonas Berggren 6:33
15. "Life Is a Flower" (from Flowers) Jonas Berggren P. Adebratt, T. Ekman, Jonas Berggren 3:47
16. "Wheel of Fortune (7" Mix)" (from Happy Nation/The Sign) Jonas Berggren, Ulf Ekberg Jonas Berggren, Ulf Ekberg 3:40

Singles[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart 32
Finnish Albums Chart 29
French Albums Chart 25
German Albums Chart 21
Hungarian Albums Chart[2] 39
Japanese Albums Chart 23
Norwegian Albums Chart 35
Spanish Albums Chart 24
Swiss Albums Chart 14
Swedish Albums Chart 36
UK Albums Chart 62

Sales[edit]

The album sold an estimated 1.5 million copies worldwide, including 114,010 units sold in Japan.

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