The Greatest Hits (Lulu album)

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The Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Lulu
Released 2003
Recorded 1964–2002
Genre Pop
Label Mercury
Lulu chronology
Together
(2002)
The Greatest Hits
(2003)
Back on Track
(2004)

The Greatest Hits is a 2003 Lulu album charting her 40-year career in music from 1964's UK Top Ten Hit "Shout" through 2002's "We've Got Tonight," a UK Top 5 duet with Ronan Keating. It also covers everything in between, including her 1967 US #1 Hit "To Sir With Love", the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest winner "Boom Bang-a-Bang", the 1974 James Bond theme "The Man with the Golden Gun," and the 1993 UK #1 Hit "Relight My Fire" (duet with Take That).

The album combines her UK hits such as "The Boat That I Row" and "The Man Who Sold The World", as well as her successful singles in the US like "Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)" and "I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)". Tracks from her 2002 album "Together" are also featured, with duets with Elton John and Sting. The final track, "First Of May" is a duet with her former husband Maurice Gibb, taken from her "An Audience With Lulu" ITV television special, making it the only song which debuted on the CD.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shout" (with The Luvvers) Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr.  
2. "Independence" (Brothers in Rhythm mix)    
3. "Relight My Fire" (with Take That) Dan Hartman 4:11
4. "Teardrops" (with Elton John) Zeriiya Zekkariyas 4:48
5. "I Don't Wanna Fight"   Lulu, Billy Lawrie, Steve DuBerry 4:47
6. "We've Got Tonight" (with Ronan Keating) Bob Seger 3:40
7. "The Man Who Sold the World"   David Bowie  
8. "Where the Poor Boys Dance" (Almighty mix) Lulu, Lawrie, David Tyson 3:53
9. "Hurt Me So Bad"     3:45
10. "To Sir With Love"   Don Black, Mark London 2:44
11. "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)"   Jim Doris 2:42
12. "I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)"   Neil Harrison  
13. "Sail on Sailor" (with Sting) Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Tandyn Almer, Ray Kennedy, Jack Rieley 3:27
14. "I'm Back for More" (with Bobby Womack) Ken Stover 5:08
15. "The Man with the Golden Gun"   John Barry, Black 2:35
16. "The Boat That I Row"   Neil Diamond  
17. "Boom Bang-a-Bang"   Alan Moorhouse, Peter Warne  
18. "First of May" (Live) (with Maurice Gibb) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb  

Chart performance[edit]

  • In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at #35 and spent 2 weeks on the charts.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Stats - Lulu - The Greatest Hits". chartstats.com. Retrieved 6 August 2011.