The Definitive Collection (Lionel Richie album)

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The Definitive Collection
Greatest hits album by Lionel Richie
Released February 4, 2003
Recorded 1982–2002
Genre Pop
Label Motown
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Definitive Collection is a greatest hits album by American pop musician Lionel Richie.

The album was initially released in the US as a one-disc compilation in February 2003. A limited edition release of the US version included a bonus disc with rare extra tracks.[2] A two-disc edition was released for the International market which collects 38 songs over 20 years. A special edition of the album was released later which includes a DVD selecting highlights throughout this period of Richie's career. The DVD also includes a live performance from Amsterdam and the making of Dancing on the Ceiling (as a hidden extra).

Track listing[edit]

US Version[edit]

Standard Version[edit]

All songs written by Lionel Richie, except where noted.

  1. "Hello" – 4:08
  2. "Just to Be Close to You" by Commodores (Single Version) – 3:30
  3. "Easy" by Commodores (Single Version) – 4:15
  4. "Running with the Night" (Richie, Cynthia Weil) (Single Version) – 4:10
  5. "Three Times a Lady" by Commodores (Single Version) – 3:37
  6. "Still" by Commodores (Single Version) – 3:44
  7. "All Night Long (All Night)" (Single Version) – 4:22
  8. "Endless Love" with Diana Ross – 4:25
  9. "Truly" – 3:19
  10. "Penny Lover" (Richie, Brenda Harvey-Richie) (Single Version) – 3:49
  11. "You Are" (Richie, Harvey-Richie) (Single Version) – 5:03
  12. "Sail On" by Commodores (Single Version) – 4:00
  13. "Stuck on You" – 3:12
  14. "Say You, Say Me" – 4:01
  15. "Dancing on the Ceiling" (Richie, Carlos Rios, Michael Frenchik) – 4:32
  16. "Do It to Me" (Single Version) – 4:30
  17. "Ballerina Girl" – 3:36
  18. "Angel" (Richie, Paul Barry, Mark Taylor) (Single Version) – 3:43
  19. "To Love a Woman" featuring Enrique Iglesias (Barry, Enrique Iglesias, Richie) – 3:54
  20. "Goodbye" – 3:39

US Bonus Disc[edit]

  1. "Zoom" by Commodores (Richie, Ronald LaPread) (Unreleased Alternate Mix) – 8:15
  2. "Oh No" – 3:03
  3. "Can't Slow Down" (David Cochrane) (Early Working Version) – 5:11
  4. "Lady" – 4:29
  5. "Brick House" by Commodores (hidden track) – 3:28

International Version[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "All Night Long (All Night)"
  2. "Say You, Say Me"
  3. "My Destiny"
  4. "Running with the Night"
  5. "Dancing on the Ceiling"
  6. "Don't Stop the Music"
  7. "Love, Oh Love"
  8. "Ballerina Girl"
  9. "Love Will Conquer All"
  10. "Do It to Me"
  11. "Cinderella"
  12. "Tender Heart"
  13. "Don't Wanna Lose You"
  14. "The Closest Thing to Heaven"
  15. "I Forgot"
  16. "Angel"
  17. "To Love a Woman" (feat. Enrique Iglesias)
  18. "Goodbye"
  • The UK version has "My Love" inserted before "Love Will Conquer All" and removes "Goodbye"

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Three Times a Lady"
  2. "Easy"
  3. "Endless Love"
  4. "Hello"
  5. "Still"
  6. "Sail On"
  7. "Stuck on You"
  8. "You Are"
  9. "Truly"
  10. "Just to Be Close to You"
  11. "Sweet Love"
  12. "Penny Lover"
  13. "Oh No"
  14. "Lady (You Bring Me Up)"
  15. "Wonderland"
  16. "Machine Gun"
  17. "Brick House"
  18. "Too Hot Ta Trot"
  19. "Flying High"
  20. "Zoom"

DVD[edit]

  1. "My Destiny"
  2. "All Night Long (All Night)"
  3. "Love Will Conquer All"
  4. "You Are"
  5. "Say You, Say Me"
  6. "Dancing on the Ceiling"
  7. "Running with the Night"
  8. "Penny Lover"
  9. "Hello"
  10. "Ballerina Girl"
  11. "Se La"
  12. "Love, Oh Love"
  13. "Truly"
  14. "Do It to Me"
  15. "Three Times a Lady" (live in Amsterdam)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[3] 10
US Billboard 200[4] 19
Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 16
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 61
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 31
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 23
German Albums (Official Top 100)[9] 40
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 31
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 45
Chart (2005) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 4
Chart (2006) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[14] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[15] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[18] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ allmusic ((( The Definitive Collection [Bonus Disc > Overview )))]
  3. ^ "2003-11-22 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Lionel Richie Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Lionel Richie. Prometheus Global Media.
  5. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores - The Definitive Collection" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  7. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  8. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  9. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  10. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  11. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  12. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  13. ^ "Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 22, 2013.  Enter The Definitive Collection in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Lionel Richie – The Definitive Collection". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 22, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2007". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 22, 2013.