The Greatest Hits (INXS album)

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The Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by INXS
Released 31 October 1994
Recorded 1983–94
Genre Rock, alternative rock
Label Atlantic (US)
Mercury Records
Eastwest Records
Producer Various
INXS chronology
Full Moon, Dirty Hearts
(1993)
The Greatest Hits
(1994)
Elegantly Wasted
(1997)

The Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation released by Australian rock band INXS in 1994. The compilation was a chart success in Australia, peaking at #2 and in the UK, where it reached #3. It only managed to reach #112 on the US Billboard 200; however, it was eventually certified platinum. The album included two new songs: "The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)", and "Deliver Me".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

The Greatest Hits was originally released with different tracks in the UK, US, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico, and also as a limited edition release with All Juiced Up in the UK and Australia. Japan's release carried the US track listing, and all other nations received the UK track listing. The album was subsequently re-released in 1996 in Australia and in 1997 in Japan with the UK track listing.

UK track listing[edit]

Mercury (Catalogue # 526 230-2) - Available in the UK since 1994, Australia since 1996 and Japan since 1997.

  1. "Mystify"
  2. "Suicide Blonde"
  3. "Taste It"
  4. "The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)"
  5. "Need You Tonight"
  6. "Original Sin"
  7. "Heaven Sent"
  8. "Disappear"
  9. "Never Tear Us Apart"
  10. "The Gift"
  11. "Devil Inside"
  12. "Beautiful Girl"
  13. "Deliver Me"
  14. "New Sensation"
  15. "What You Need"
  16. "Listen Like Thieves"
  17. "Bitter Tears"
  18. "Baby Don't Cry"

US track listing[edit]

Atlantic (Catalogue # 7-82622-2) - Available in the US and Canada since 1994 and in Japan between 1994 and 1997.

  1. "The One Thing"
  2. "Original Sin"
  3. "What You Need"
  4. "Listen Like Thieves"
  5. "Shine Like It Does"
  6. "Need You Tonight"
  7. "Devil Inside"
  8. "New Sensation"
  9. "Never Tear Us Apart"
  10. "Suicide Blonde"
  11. "Disappear"
  12. "The Stairs"
  13. "Heaven Sent"
  14. "Beautiful Girl"
  15. "The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)"
  16. "Deliver Me"

Australian track listing[edit]

WEA (Catalogue # 45099-8388-2) - Available in Australia between 1994 and 1996.

  1. "Just Keep Walking"
  2. "The Loved One"
  3. "Don't Change"
  4. "Original Sin"
  5. "I Send a Message"
  6. "Burn For You"
  7. "What You Need"
  8. "This Time"
  9. "Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)"
  10. "Listen Like Thieves"
  11. "Need You Tonight"
  12. "Mediate"
  13. "Devil Inside"
  14. "New Sensation"
  15. "Never Tear Us Apart"
  16. "Suicide Blonde"
  17. "Disappear"
  18. "Heaven Sent"
  19. "The Gift"
  20. "The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)"

All Juiced Up[edit]

A special edition of this compilation includes a bonus CD with remixes.

  1. "Taste It" (Youth Accapella Mix)
  2. "Cut Your Roses Down" (Sure Is Pure Mix)
  3. "Suicide Blonde" (Milk Mix)
  4. "Please (You Got That...)" (E-Smoove Club Need Mix)
  5. "Disappear" (Red Zone Mix)
  6. "I'm Only Looking" (Morales Bad Yard Mix)
  7. "Cut Your Roses Down" (Sure Dub Mix)
  8. "What You Need" (Cold Cut Mix)
  9. "Devil Inside" (12" Mix)

Single[edit]

  1. "The Strangest Party"/"Wishing Well" (remix) (October 1994)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 12
Canadian Albums (RPM)[4] 55
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 25
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 9
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 16
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 7
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 3
US Billboard 200[11] 112
Chart (1995) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 45
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 30

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[14] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[15] Gold 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[16] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 406. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  2. ^ "INXS – The Greatest Hits". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ "INXS – The Greatest Hits" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "100 Albums". RPM 60 (20). 6 December 1994. ISSN 0033-7064. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "INXS – The Greatest Hits" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Longplay". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  7. ^ "INXS – The Greatest Hits". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  8. ^ "INXS – The Greatest Hits". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  9. ^ "INXS – The Greatest Hits". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  10. ^ "1994-11-12 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  11. ^ "The Greatest Hits – INXS: Awards". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "INXS – The Greatest Hits" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  13. ^ "INXS – The Greatest Hits" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  14. ^ "French album certifications – INXS – The Greatest Hits" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (INXS; 'The Greatest Hits')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (INXS; 'Greatest Hits')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – INXS – The Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 March 2013.  Enter The Greatest Hits in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  18. ^ "American album certifications – INXS – The Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 March 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH