Greatest Hits: 1965–1992

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Greatest Hits: 1965-1992
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Greatest hits album by Cher
Released November 9, 1992 (Europe)
January 14, 1993 (U.S. Import)
Recorded 1965/1992
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 61:23
Label Geffen
Cher chronology
Love Hurts
(1991)Love Hurts1991
Greatest Hits: 1965–1992
(1992)
It's a Man's World
(1995)It's a Man's World1995
Singles from Greatest Hits: 1965–1992
  1. "Oh No Not My Baby"
    Released: December 1992
  2. "Whenever You're Near"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Many Rivers to Cross (Live)"
    Released: 1993

Greatest Hits: 1965–1992 is the first European compilation album by American singer-actress Cher, released on November 9, 1992 by Geffen Records. The album reached the top 10 in several European countries and topped the UK album charts for 7 non-consecutive weeks where it became the best-selling album by a female artist of 1992.

Album information[edit]

Notable hit songs included in this album are "The Shoop Shoop Song" which charted at number 1 in more than 10 countries worldwide, "If I Could Turn Back Time" which was her biggest hit at the time and "I Got You Babe". Three new songs were also recorded for this album "Oh No Not My Baby" (originally sung by Maxine Brown), "Whenever You're Near", and a live recording of "Many Rivers to Cross" (originally sung by Jimmy Cliff).

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Allmusic's Jose F. Promis gave the album three stars out of five. He described the album as "somewhat random — perhaps focusing exclusively on her rock hits would have been a better choice, because including just a couple of old tracks proves somewhat frustrating." He also points out that other hit songs like "Half-Breed" were not included and it affects the album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Oh No Not My Baby" Previously unreleased 3:12
2. "Whenever You're Near"
  • Tommy Shaw
  • Jack Blades
Previously unreleased 4:05
3. "Many Rivers to Cross" (Live at the Mirage) Jimmy Cliff Previously unreleased 4:10
4. "Love and Understanding" Diane Warren Love Hurts 4:44
5. "Save Up All Your Tears"
Love Hurts 4:02
6. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" Rudy Clark Mermaids (soundtrack) 2:53
7. "If I Could Turn Back Time" Warren Heart of Stone 4:03
8. "Just Like Jesse James"
  • Child
  • Warren
Heart of Stone 4:07
9. "Heart of Stone" Heart of Stone 4:20
10. "I Found Someone"
Cher 3:46
11. "We All Sleep Alone" Cher 3:54
12. "Bang-Bang" Sonny Bono Cher 3:51
13. "Dead Ringer for Love" (with Meat Loaf) Jim Steinman Dead Ringer 4:24
14. "Dark Lady" John Durrill Dark Lady 3:29
15. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" Robert Stone Chér 2:38
16. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny & Cher) Bono Look at Us 3:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Cher - main vocals
  • Sonny Bono - main vocals
  • Meat Loaf - main vocals
  • Ron Wikso - drums
  • Hugh McDonald - bass (track 3)
  • Dave Amato - guitar (track 3)
  • David Shelley - guitar (track 3)
  • Gary Scott - keyboards (track 3)
  • Paul Mirkovich - keyboards (track 3)
  • Darlene Love - background vocals (track 3)
  • Edna Wright - background vocals (track 3)
  • Patty Darcy - background vocals (track 3)
  • Snuff Garrett - producer
  • Jon Bon Jovi - producer
  • Dan Hersch - mastering
  • Barry King - photography
  • Harry Langdon - photography

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[19] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[20] Gold 250,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[21] 4× Platinum 60,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[22] Gold 25,000*
Sweden (GLF)[23] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[24] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] 3× Platinum 900,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "Topp 40 Album Julen 1999" (in Norwegian). VG-lista. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Cher – Greatest Hits" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Cher in the field Interpret. Enter Greatest Hits in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  20. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Cher; 'Cher's Greatest Hits')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  21. ^ Cher in The Complete New Zealand Music Charts
  22. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  24. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Cher; 'Cher's Greatest Hits')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  25. ^ "British album certifications – Cher – Cher's Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Cher's Greatest Hits 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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi
Pop! - the First 20 Hits by Erasure
UK number one album
November 21, 1992 – November 27, 1992
December 12, 1992 – January 22, 1993
Succeeded by
Pop! - the First 20 Hits by Erasure
The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs by Genesis