Best of Blue

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Best of Blue
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Greatest hits album by Blue
Released 15 November 2004
Recorded 2000-2004
Genre Pop
Length 53:04
Label Innocent
Blue chronology
Remixes - Japan Tour Mini Album
(2004)
Best of Blue
(2004)
4Ever Blue
(2005)
Alternative 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. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
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" (Previously unreleased) Bell, Taylor, Brown, Hickens, Nash, Giftens, Thomas, Smith, West StarGate 3:54
14. "Love at First Sight" (Previously unreleased)     3:16
15. "Best in Me" (2004 Version (from All Rise) Jem Godfrey, Bill Padley Jem Godfrey, Bill Padley 3:13

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Blue; 'Best of Blue')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  11. ^ "Italian album certifications – Blue – Best of Blue" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Sezione. Enter Blue in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  12. ^ "Portuguese album certifications – Blue – Best of Blue" (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
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  16. ^ "British album certifications – Blue – Best of Blue". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Best of Blue in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  17. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2004". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.