Best of Blue
|Best of Blue|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||15 November 2004|
Special limited fans edition cover
|Singles from Best of Blue|
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.
- "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.
|1.||"All Rise" (from All Rise)||Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir Rustan, Simon Webbe, Daniel Stephens||Stargate||3:43|
|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 Smith||Ray Ruffin||3:45|
|3.||"If You Come Back" (from All Rise)||Ray Ruffin, Nicole Formescu, Lee Brennan, Ian Hope||Ray Ruffin||3:27|
|4.||"Fly by II" (from All Rise)||Eriksen, Hermansen, Rustan, Webbe||Stargate||3:46|
|5.||"One Love" (from One Love)||Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir Rustan||Stargate||3:33|
|6.||"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (featuring Elton John) (from One Love)||Elton John, Bernie Taupin||Stargate||3:41|
|7.||"U Make Me Wanna" (from One Love)||John McLaughlin, Harry Wilkins, Steve Robson||Stargate||3:38|
|8.||"Guilty" (from Guilty)||James, Kennedy, Woodcock, Barlow||True North, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes||3:45|
|9.||"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (featuring Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone) (from Guilty)||Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae Hardaway||Martin Harrington, Ash Howes||3:33|
|10.||"Breathe Easy" (from Guilty)||Jensen, Ryan, Martin M. Larsson||Deekay||4:36|
|11.||"Bubblin'" (from Guilty)||Costa, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali Tennant||Deekay||3:05|
|12.||"Curtain Falls" (Previously unreleased)||Antony Costa, Tor Erik Hermansen, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Duncan James, DJ Wonder, Hallgeir Rustan, Mikkel SE||StarGate||4:02|
|13.||"Get Down on It" (featuring Kool & The Gang and Lil'Kim) (Previously unreleased)||Bell, Taylor, Brown, Hickens, Nash, Giftens, Thomas, Smith, West||StarGate||3:54|
|14.||"Love at First Sight" (Previously unreleased)||3:58|
|15.||"Best in Me" (2004 Version) (from All Rise)||Jem Godfrey, Bill Padley||Jem Godfrey, Bill Padley||3:13|
|Italian Alternative Track|
|14.||"Only Words I Know" (Italian Version (Previously unreleased)||Antony Costa, Tor Erik Hermansen, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Duncan James, Hallgeir Rustan, Mikkel SE||StarGate||3:36|
|Japanese Bonus Tracks|
|16.||"The Gift" (Previously unreleased)||Noriyuki Makihara||Deekay||4:55|
|17.||"It's Alright"||Costa, Jensen, Ryan, Ali Tennant||Deekay||3:33|
|Taiwanese Bonus Track|
|18.||"One Love: The Sequel"||Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir Rustan||Stargate, Ian Widgery||3:46|
|Limited Edition Fans' Edition Bonus Disc|
|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 SE||StarGate||3:38|
|4.||"Long Time" (Smooth Mix)||Formescu, Ruffin, Hope, Webbe, Costa||Ray Ruffin||4:37|
|5.||"When Summer's Gone" (Live From Riverside) (Video)||Costa, James, Ryan, Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir Rustan||Stargate||4:11|
|6.||"The Blue Journey" (Documentary)|
|7.||"If You Come Back" (8 Jam Street Mix) (Accompanied by Photo Gallery)||Nicole Formescu, Lee Brennan, Ruffin, Ian Hope||Ray Ruffin, Pete Craigie*||3:27|
|Denmark (IFPI Denmark)||Gold||20,000^|
|Italy (FIMI)||4× Platinum||400,000*|
|Portugal (AFP)||2× Platinum||80,000^|
|South Korea (RIAK)||—||6,118|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||Gold||20,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||300,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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