The Hits (Will Young album)

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The Hits
Greatest hits album by Will Young
Released 16 November 2009
Recorded 2002–2009
Genre Pop
Label 19 Recordings, RCA, Sony Music
Producer Absolute, Ash Howes, David Kreuger, Stephen Lipson, Blair MacKichan, Per Magnusson, Mike Peden, Richard Stannard, Eg White, Robot Club
Will Young chronology
Let It Go
(2008)
The Hits
(2009)
Leave Right Now
(2010)
Singles from The Hits
  1. "Hopes & Fears"
    Released: 8 November 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Hits is a greatest hits compilation album by British singer-songwriter Will Young. It was released on 16 November 2009.[2] It contains twelve songs from Young's first four studio albums, From Now On (2002), Friday's Child (2003), Keep On (2005) and Let It Go (2008), plus two bonus tracks.[2] The first is new single "Hopes & Fears", and the second is a ballad called "If It Hadn't Been for Love".

The album is noted for omitting certain single releases: "Anything Is Possible", which was a number-one hit as a double A-Side with "Evergreen", the number-one duet with Gareth Gates, "The Long and Winding Road" and the single "Don't Let Me Down". Four tracks were written or co-written by Will Young.

The album was released as a standard edition and a deluxe edition, which included a DVD of the music videos for the songs featured on the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Evergreen" (Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger) – 4:12
  2. "Light My Fire" (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger) – 3:28
  3. "You and I" (Mike Peden, Ed Johnson, H. Johnson) – 4:04
  4. "Leave Right Now" (Eg White) – 3:34
  5. "Your Game" (Will Young, Blair MacKichan, Tayo Onile-Ere) – 4:10
  6. "Friday's Child" (Steve Lee, D. Taylor) – 8:59
  7. "Switch It On" (Will Young, Stephen Lipson, Ronnie Peterson, Karen Poole, Steve Wolf) – 3:48
  8. "All Time Love" (Jamie Hartman) – 3:56
  9. "Who Am I" (White, Lucie Silvas) – 4:28
  10. "Changes" (Young, White) – 4:00
  11. "Grace" (Young, Matt Prime) – 4:37
  12. "Let It Go" (White, Jeremy Gregory, Poole) – 3:41
  13. "Hopes & Fears" (Yolanda Quartey, Stew Jackson) - 3:46
  14. "If It Hadn't Been for Love" (Caroline Lost, Jez Ashurst) - 3:36

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Position
Certification Sales
UK Albums Chart 7
Platinum
503,400+
Irish Albums Chart[3] 19
Gold[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Review: The Hits". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Will set to release 'The Hits'!". RCA Label Group. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Irish Albums Chart
  4. ^ http://irishcharts.ie/awards/gold09.htm