The Greatest Hits (Texas album)

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The Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Texas
Released 23 October 2000
Recorded 1988–2000
Genre Alternative rock
Label Mercury
Producer Dallas Austin, Dave Stewart, Gregg Alexander, Johnny Mac, Mike Hedges, Texas, Tim Palmer
Texas chronology
The Hush
(1999)
The Greatest Hits
(2000)
Careful What You Wish For
(2003)
Singles from The Greatest Hits
  1. "In Demand"
    Released: 2 October 2000
  2. "Inner Smile"
    Released: 8 January 2001
  3. "Guitar Song"
    Released: 2001
  4. "I Don't Want a Lover (2001 mix)"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the Scottish rock band Texas, released on 23 October 2000. The album peaked at number one in the UK, becoming the band's third album to do so. It has been certified 6 x Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for UK sales in excess of 1.8 million copies.[2]

It was the band's first greatest hits album, featuring songs spanning their career from 1989 to 2000. Three new songs were also included. Four previously released songs (So In Love With You, So Called Friend, Everyday Now and Prayer for You) have been re-recorded for this album.

Two extra bonus tracks appear on the UK edition of the album that do not appear on the international edition. In territories where the group did not chart any major hits, the album was simply renamed Song Book.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Want a Lover"   Sharleen Spiteri, Johnny McElhone 5:02
2. "In Demand"   Spiteri, McElhone, Dallas Austin 4:25
3. "Say What You Want"   Spiteri, McElhone 3:51
4. "Summer Son"   Spiteri, McElhone, Eddie Campbell, Robert Hodgens 4:04
5. "Inner Smile"   Spiteri, McElhone, Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels 3:52
6. "So In Love With You"   Spiteri, McElhone 4:19
7. "Black Eyed Boy"   Spiteri, McElhone, Campbell, Hodgens, Richard Hynd 3:17
8. "So Called Friend"   Spiteri, McElhone 3:46
9. "Everyday Now"   Spiteri, McElhone 4:19
10. "In Our Lifetime"   Spiteri, McElhone 4:06
11. "Halo"   Spiteri, McElhone 4:09
12. "Guitar Song"   Spiteri, McElhone, Serge Gainsbourg (sample) 3:56
13. "Prayer for You"   Spiteri, McElhone 4:19
14. "When We Are Together"   Spiteri, McElhone 3:23
15. "Insane"   Spiteri, McElhone 4:44
16. "Tired of Being Alone"   Al Green 3:27
17. "Put Your Arms Around Me"   Spiteri, McElhone, David Stewart, Hodgens 4:32
18. "Say What You Want (All Day Every Day)" (featuring the Wu-Tang Clan) Spiteri, McElhone 4:39

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 1
French Albums Chart 1
German Albums Chart 11
Spanish Albums Chart 2
Swedish Albums Chart 8
Preceded by
Saints & Sinners by All Saints
1 by The Beatles
UK number one album
November 4, 2000 – November 10, 2000
January 27, 2001 – February 2, 2001
Succeeded by
All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2
Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water
by Limp Bizkit

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