Best of Blue

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Best of Blue
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Compilation album by
Released15 November 2004
Recorded2000-2004
GenrePop
Length53:04
LabelInnocent
Blue chronology
Remixes - Japan Tour Mini Album
(2004)
Best of Blue
(2004)
4Ever Blue
(2005)
Alternative cover
Special limited fans edition cover
Special limited fans edition cover
Singles from Best of Blue
  1. "Curtain Falls"
    Released: 8 November 2004
  2. "Get Down on It"
    Released: 3 January 2005
  3. "Only Words I Know"
    Released: 13 June 2005

Best of Blue is the first greatest hits compilation album released by English boy band Blue. The album was released in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2004, by Innocent Records. It was due to be supported by a European tour of the same name, but this was cancelled in February 2005.[1]

Singles[edit]

  • "Curtain Falls" — The debut single, released in November 2004. The single peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 3 on the Australian Top 40, at No. 1 in New Zealand and No. 5 in Ireland. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "Get Down on It" — The second single, released in January 2005. The song is a cover version of Kool & the Gang's number one hit. The single features instruments by Kool & The Gang, as well as vocals from Lil' Kim. The single peaked at No. 5 on the Australian Top 40, No. 1 in New Zealand and No. 17 in Ireland.
  • "Only Words I Know" — The third single, released in June 2005. The single was not released in the United Kingdom, but found fair success in France and Italy, peaking at No. 2 in both countries. The single was used to promote the release of the group's second greatest hits compilation, 4Ever Blue.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."All Rise" (from All Rise)Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir Rustan, Simon Webbe, Daniel StephensStargate3:43
2."Too Close" (from All Rise)Kier Gist, Darren Lighty, Robert Huggar, Raphael Brown, Robert Ford Jr., Denzil Miller, James B. Moore, Kurtis Walker, Larry SmithRay Ruffin3:45
3."If You Come Back" (from All Rise)Ray Ruffin, Nicole Formescu, Lee Brennan, Ian HopeRay Ruffin3:27
4."Fly by II" (from All Rise)Eriksen, Hermansen, Rustan, WebbeStargate3:46
5."One Love" (from One Love)Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate3:33
6."Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (featuring Elton John) (from One Love)Elton John, Bernie TaupinStargate3:41
7."U Make Me Wanna" (from One Love)John McLaughlin, Harry Wilkins, Steve RobsonStargate3:38
8."Guilty" (from Guilty)James, Kennedy, Woodcock, BarlowTrue North, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes3:45
9."Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (featuring Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone) (from Guilty)Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae HardawayMartin Harrington, Ash Howes3:33
10."Breathe Easy" (from Guilty)Jensen, Ryan, Martin M. LarssonDeekay4:36
11."Bubblin'" (featuring L.A.D.É from Guilty)Costa, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali TennantDeekay3:05
12."Curtain Falls" (Previously unreleased)Antony Costa, Tor Erik Hermansen, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Duncan James, DJ Wonder, Hallgeir Rustan, Mikkel SEStarGate4:02
13."Get Down on It" (featuring Kool & The Gang and Lil'Kim) (Previously unreleased)Bell, Taylor, Brown, Hickens, Nash, Giftens, Thomas, Smith, WestStarGate3:54
14."Love at First Sight" (Previously unreleased)  3:58
15."Best in Me" (2004 Version) (from All Rise)Jem Godfrey, Bill PadleyJem Godfrey, Bill Padley3:13
Italian Alternative Track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
14."Only Words I Know" (Italian Version (Previously unreleased)Antony Costa, Tor Erik Hermansen, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Duncan James, Hallgeir Rustan, Mikkel SEStarGate3:36
Japanese Bonus Tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."The Gift" (Previously unreleased)Noriyuki MakiharaDeekay4:55
17."It's Alright"Costa, Jensen, Ryan, Ali TennantDeekay3:33
Taiwanese Bonus Track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
18."One Love: The Sequel"Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate, Ian Widgery3:46
Limited Edition Fans' Edition Bonus Disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."If It Takes All Night"  3.26
2."After The Show"  3.31
3."Only Words I Know"Antony Costa, Tor Erik Hermansen, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Duncan James, Hallgeir Rustan, Mikkel SEStarGate3:38
4."Long Time" (Smooth Mix)Formescu, Ruffin, Hope, Webbe, CostaRay Ruffin4:37
5."When Summer's Gone" (Live From Riverside) (Video)Costa, James, Ryan, Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate4:11
6."The Blue Journey" (Documentary)   
7."If You Come Back" (8 Jam Street Mix) (Accompanied by Photo Gallery)Nicole Formescu, Lee Brennan, Ruffin, Ian HopeRay Ruffin, Pete Craigie*3:27

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[11] Gold 20,000^
Germany (BVMI)[12] Gold 100,000^
Italy (FIMI)[13] 4× Platinum 400,000*
Portugal (AFP)[14] 2× Platinum 80,000^
South Korea (RIAK) 6,118[15]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[16] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[18] Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Western Weekly Top 20, Week 48, 2004" (in Chinese). G-Music.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Danish album certifications – Blue – Best of Blue". IFPI Danmark. Retrieved 20 February 2018. Scroll through the page-list below to obtain certification.
  12. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Blue; 'Best of Blue')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  13. ^ "Italian album certifications – Blue – Best of Blue" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 25 July 2012. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Best of Blue" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  14. ^ "Portuguese album certifications – Blue – Best of Blue" (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Fan Of Music - South Korea Database".
  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Blue; 'Best of Blue')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Blue – Best of Blue". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Best of Blue in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  18. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2004". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.