Ultimate Aaliyah

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Ultimate Aaliyah
Compilation album by Aaliyah
Released May 10, 2005
Recorded 1993–March 9, 2001
Genre
Label Blackground (U.S.)/Believe Music and Recall (UK)/Snapper (Netherlands)/Avex Trax (Japan)[1]
Producer R. Kelly, Timbaland, Bud'da, Rockstar, Rapture, E. Seats
Aaliyah chronology
I Care 4 U
(2002)
Ultimate Aaliyah
(2005)

Ultimate Aaliyah is the second compilation album dedicated to late R&B singer Aaliyah. It was released on 10 May 2005 in the UK, Australia, and Japan (as Special Edition: Rare Tracks and Visuals). It includes two CDs and one DVD video disc.[1]

The first compact disc is a greatest hits collection, including all of Aaliyah's significant U.S. hits (in their LP versions) and two of her minor UK hits, but leaves out her top ten R&B hit, "Come Over" (#9 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs); one of her minor U.S. hits; and the rest of her minor UK hits, such as "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" (#75 U.S. Billboard Hot 100), "Journey to the Past" from the film Anastasia (#22 UK Top 40, #28 Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks), "Down with the Clique" (#33 UK Top 40), "The Thing I Like" from the film A Low Down Dirty Shame (#33 UK Top 40), and "Are You Ready?" from the film Sunset Park (#42 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay).

The second disc is entitled Are You Feelin' Me? It contains material from soundtracks and from studio albums by labelmate Timbaland. The title track was released as a single in the UK to promote the album but failed to chart. Are You Feelin' Me? was also made available as a standalone download, allowing purchasers to obtain the rarities without duplicating the Greatest Hits.

The bonus DVD runs for sixty minutes, and features The Aaliyah Story – a documentary compiled of promo clips, interviews, and special features, including MTV special, MTV News Now: The Life of Aaliyah, a Tribute to Aaliyah, Aaliyah's VH1 Behind the Music installment, and her E! True Hollywood Story episode.

Ultimate Aaliyah debuted at #32 on the UK Albums Chart, with 20,000 copies sold.[1] It has sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide.[2]

Special Edition: Rare Tracks and Visuals was released two months later, and included the songs "Are You Feelin' Me?" and "Messed Up" as its first two tracks – as on the second disc of Ultimate Aaliyah – plus remixes of "Rock the Boat", "More Than a Woman", and "Try Again". The DVD contains the same documentary as Ultimate Aaliyah.

Track listing[edit]

Ultimate Aaliyah[edit]

Disc 1: Greatest Hits[edit]

  1. "One in a Million"2 (Missy Elliott, Timbaland) — 4:30
  2. "If Your Girl Only Knew"2 (featuring Timbaland and Missy Elliott) (Missy Elliott, Timbaland) — 4:50
  3. "Hot Like Fire"2 (featuring Timbaland and Missy Elliott) — 4:23
  4. "The One I Gave My Heart To"2 — 4:30
  5. "Got to Give It Up"2 (featuring Slick Rick) — 4:41
  6. "4 Page Letter"2 — 4:52
  7. "We Need a Resolution"5 (featuring Timbaland) (Stephen "Static" Garrett, Tim "Timbaland" Mosley) — 4:02
  8. "Rock the Boat"5 (Rapture Stewart, Eric Seats, Stephen "Static" Garrett) — 4:35
  9. "More Than a Woman"5 (Stephen "Static" Garrett, Tim "Timbaland" Mosley) — 3:49
  10. "I Care 4 U"5 (Missy Elliott, Tim "Timbaland" Mosley) — 4:33
  11. "Try Again"4 (featuring Timbaland) (Tim Mosley, Stephen "Static" Garrett) — 4:44
  12. "Back & Forth"1 (featuring R. Kelly) (R. Kelly) — 3:51
  13. "Are You That Somebody?"3 (featuring Timbaland) (Tim "Timbaland" Mosley, Stephen "Static" Garrett) — 4:30
  14. "Don't Know What to Tell Ya"6 (Salah El Sharnobi, Omar Batiesha, Tim Mosley, Stephen "Static" Garrett) — 5:01
  15. "Miss You"6 (Johnta Austin, Teddy Bishop, Ginuwine) — 4:05
  16. "At Your Best (You Are Love)"1 (R. Kelly, Ronald Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ernie Isley, Chris Jasper) — 4:52
  • 1 denotes track from Age Ain't Nothing but a Number
  • 2 denotes track from One in a Million
  • 3 denotes track from Dr. Dolittle soundtrack
  • 4 denotes track from Romeo Must Die soundtrack
  • 5 denotes track from Aaliyah
  • 6 denotes track from I Care 4 U

Disc 2: Are You Feelin' Me?[edit]

# Title Info Length
1. "Are You Feelin' Me?" from Romeo Must Die soundtrack 3:12
2. "Messed Up" hidden track included on U.S. version of Aaliyah 3:36
3. "Come Back in One Piece" (featuring DMX) from Romeo Must Die soundtrack 4:20
4. "I Don't Wanna" from Next Friday and Romeo Must Die soundtrack 4:17
5. "Man Undercover" (featuring Timbaland) from Timbaland & Magoo album Welcome to Our World 4:44
6. "John Blaze" (featuring Missy Elliott) from Timbaland album Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment 4:02
7. "I Am Music" (with Timbaland and Static Major) from Timbaland & Magoo album Indecent Proposal 4:02
8. "More Than a Woman" (Bump N Flex Club Mix) from "More Than a Woman" CD single 5:30
9. "Hold On" (Timbaland & Magoo featuring Wyclef Jean) a tribute included on Timbaland & Magoo album Under Construction, Part II 5:05

DVD[edit]

  1. The Aaliyah Story (1:00:00)
  2. Photo gallery (Slide - 15:04)

Special Edition: Rare Tracks and Visuals[edit]

CD: Rare Tracks[edit]

  1. "Are You Feelin' Me?"
  2. "Messed Up"
  3. "Rock the Boat" [Club Mix by Mixzo]
  4. "Rock the Boat" [Club Mix by Doug Lazy]
  5. "More Than a Woman" [12" version]
  6. "More Than a Woman" [Bump N Flex Club Mix]
  7. "More Than a Woman" [MAW Main Mix]
  8. "Try Again" [Timbaland Remix]
  9. "Try Again" [D'Jam Hassan Remix]
  10. "Try Again" [Krunchie Remix 30/11/04]
  11. "More Than a Woman" [Krunchie Remix 30/11/04]

DVD: Rare Visuals[edit]

  1. Interviews
  2. TV performance
  3. Promotional videos:
    • "Don't Know What to Tell Ya"
    • "More Than a Woman"
    • "I Care 4 U"
    • "One in a Million"
    • "Hot Like Fire"
    • "If Your Girl Only Knew"
    • "Come Back in One Piece"
    • "Try Again"
    • "Are You That Somebody?"
    • "We Need a Resolution"
    • "More Than a Woman"
    • "Rock the Boat"
    • "Miss You"
  4. Photo gallery

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[3] 82
Japanese Albums Chart[4] 45
UK Albums Chart[5] 32

Notes[edit]