The Best of Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet is Oingo Boingo's first compilation album. It features songs recorded during the band's A&M years, from 1981's Only a Lad to 1983's Good for Your Soul.
Although the version of "Private Life" contained on this album is labeled as being edited, it is actually the very same version that is contained on all CD and cassette versions of Nothing to Fear, as well as re-issues of the LP. Only the original pressings of the LP contained an extended cut of the song.
The album cover done by Los Angeles artist Mark Ryden is notable for the fact that it is the very first professional piece of art done by Ryden.