The Best of Rod Stewart (1989 album)

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The Best of Rod Stewart
Greatest hits album by Rod Stewart
Released November 1989 (UK)
Genre Rock, soft rock, pop rock
Length 70:18
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tom Dowd, Rod Stewart, Jim Cregan
Rod Stewart chronology
Out of Order
(1988)
The Best of Rod Stewart
(1989)
Storyteller – The Complete Anthology: 1964–1990
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Best of Rod Stewart is a hits compilation of songs by British songwriter Rod Stewart released on Warner Bros. in 1989.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rod Stewart except where noted.

  1. "Maggie May" (Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton)
  2. "You Wear It Well" (Stewart, Quittenton)
  3. "Baby Jane" (Stewart, Jay Davis)
  4. "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (Stewart, Carmine Appice)
  5. "I Was Only Joking" (Gary Grainger, Stewart)
  6. "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" (Holland–Dozier–Holland, Sylvia Moy)
  7. "Sailing" (Gavin Sutherland)
  8. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" (Danny Whitten)
  9. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"
  10. "Young Turks" (Stewart, Appice, Duane Hitchings, Kevin Savigar)
  11. "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love with You)" (Stewart, Davis, Tony Brock) (see Body Wishes)
  12. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Cat Stevens)
  13. "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)"
  14. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)"
  15. "Every Beat of My Heart" (Stewart, Savigar) (see Every Beat of My Heart)
  16. "Downtown Train" (Tom Waits)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 3
Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 7
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 6
German Albums (Official Top 100)[6] 6
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 23
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 25

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[10] 2× Platinum 120,000x
Australia (ARIA)[11] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[12] Platinum 50,000x
Brazil (ABPD)[13] Platinum 250,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[14] Gold 25,623[14]
Germany (BVMI)[15] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[16] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "1989-11-25 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications". CAPIF (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Rod Stewart – Best Of" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 24 December 2012.  Enter Rod Stewart in the field Interpret. Enter Best Of in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  13. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  14. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Rod Stewart; 'Best of Rod Stewart')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Rod Stewart; 'Best of Rod Stewart')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 December 2012.  Enter The Best of Rod Stewart in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search