The Ballad Hits

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The Ballad Hits
Compilation album by Roxette
Released October 2002
Recorded 1988–2002
Genre Pop
Length 1:06:48
Label EMI
Producer -
Roxette chronology
Room Service
The Ballad Hits
The Pop Hits
Singles from The Ballad Hits
  1. "A Thing About You"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
NA 3/5 stars[2]
Uncut 3/5 stars[3]

The Ballad Hits is part one of two "best of" albums by Roxette, released in October 2002. The other is The Pop Hits, released in March 2003.

The tracks "A Thing About You" and "Breathe" were recorded especially for this album. Only the first one was released as a single.

The limited edition of the CD included an EP featuring four tracks: "The Weight of the World" (B-side of "A Thing About You"), "It Hurts", "See Me" (B-side of "Salvation") and "Every Day". The European version is copy protected.

The album proved to be a reasonable success in Europe, reaching the top 10 in many countries and reaching #11 and achieving Silver status in the UK.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Thing About You"
  2. "It Must Have Been Love"
  3. "Listen to Your Heart" (Swedish Single Edit)
  4. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)"
  5. "Spending My Time"
  6. "Queen of Rain"
  7. "Almost Unreal"
  8. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Single Edit)
  9. "Vulnerable" (Single Edit)
  10. "You Don't Understand Me"
  11. "Wish I Could Fly"
  12. "Anyone"
  13. "Salvation"
  14. "Milk and Toast and Honey" (Single Master)
  15. "Breathe"

4-Track Bonus EP[edit]

  1. "The Weight of the World"
  2. "It Hurts"
  3. "See Me"
  4. "Every Day"


  • "A Thing About You"
    1. "A Thing About You"
    2. "The Weight of the World"


Country Position Certification
Austria 16
Belgium (Flanders) 6
Brazil unknown Gold
Denmark 3
Finland 15
Germany 10
Netherlands 4
Norway 8 Platinum
Portugal 21
Sweden 5
Switzerland 8
UK 11 Silver[4]

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