The Best of Sade

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The Best of Sade
Greatest hits album by Sade
Released 31 October 1994 (1994-10-31)
Recorded
Genre
Length 73:50
Label Epic
Producer
Sade chronology
Love Deluxe
(1992)
The Best of Sade
(1994)
Lovers Rock
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[4]

The Best of Sade is the first greatest hits album by English band Sade. It was released in the United Kingdom on 31 October 1994 and in the United States on 4 November 1994 by Epic Records. The retrospective was digitally remastered in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Your Love Is King" (from Diamond Life) Robin Millar 3:41
2. "Hang On to Your Love" (form Diamond Life)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
Millar 4:29
3. "Smooth Operator" (from Diamond Life) Millar 4:16
4. "Jezebel" (from Promise)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
Millar 5:23
5. "The Sweetest Taboo" (from Promise)
  • Adu
  • Martin Ditcham
Millar 4:25
6. "Is It a Crime" (from Promise)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Andrew Hale
Millar 6:16
7. "Never as Good as the First Time" (from Promise)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
3:58
8. "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" (from Stronger Than Pride)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
4:17
9. "Paradise" (from Stronger Than Pride)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Paul S. Denman
3:36
10. "Nothing Can Come Between Us" (from Stronger Than Pride)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
3:52
11. "No Ordinary Love" (from Love Deluxe)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
7:19
12. "Like a Tattoo" (from Love Deluxe)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
3:36
13. "Kiss of Life" (from Love Deluxe)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:10
14. "Please Send Me Someone to Love" (from Philadelphia) Percy Mayfield
  • Sade
  • Hein Hoven
3:40
15. "Cherish the Day" (from Love Deluxe)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
6:17
16. "Pearls" (Love Deluxe)
  • Adu
  • Hale
4:35
Notes

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Best of Sade.[5]

Sade
  • Sade – production (tracks 7–13, 15, 16); arrangement (tracks 8–13, 15, 16)
  • Sade Adu – vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone
  • Paul S. Denman – bass
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[29] Platinum 60,000x
Australia (ARIA)[30] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[31] Gold 25,000x
Brazil (ABPD)[32] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[33] Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[34] Gold 34,474[34]
France (SNEP)[35] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[36] Gold 250,000^
Italy (FIMI)[37] Gold 50,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[38] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[39] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[40] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[41] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

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

References[edit]

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