Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled

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Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled
Melissa Etheridge - Greatest Hits The Road Less Traveled.jpg
Album cover
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 18, 2005
GenreRock
Length72:16
LabelIsland
Melissa Etheridge chronology
Lucky
(2004)
Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled
(2005)
The Awakening
(2007)

Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled is a 2005 compilation album by Melissa Etheridge, released by Island Records. It featured 17 tracks from her then-17-year career, five of which were newly recorded. Eight of the other 12 tracks were specially remixed for this compilation.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Amazon.com(4/5)
ArtistDirect.com(4.5/5)
Rate Your Music.com(4.5/5)

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200.[1] With its release, Etheridge also released the single "Refugee", a cover of the Tom Petty song; it reached #96 on the Pop 100. Also released for radio was the new song "I Run for Life", written about her struggle with breast cancer. The song reached #80 on the Pop 100 and #10 on the Adult Contemporary charts.

The album was certified Gold in December 2005, for sales of over 500,000 copies. This was Etheridge's first Gold certification since Breakdown in 1999.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Melissa Etheridge, except where noted

  1. "Refugee" (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell) – 3:37 [new track]
  2. "Similar Features" – 4:44 [remix]
  3. "Like the Way I Do" – 5:25 [remix]
  4. "Bring Me Some Water" – 3:54 [remix]
  5. "You Can Sleep While I Drive" – 3:15 [remix]
  6. "No Souvenirs" – 4:33 [remix]
  7. "Ain't It Heavy" – 4:24 [remix]
  8. "I'm the Only One" – 4:16 [single edit]
  9. "Come to My Window" – 3:35 [single edit]
  10. "If I Wanted To" – 3:55
  11. "I Want to Come Over" – 5:24 [remix]
  12. "Angels Would Fall" (Etheridge, John Shanks) – 4:39 [remix]
  13. "Lucky" – 3:58
  14. "Christmas in America" – 4:21 [new track]
  15. "Piece of My Heart" (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy) – 4:19 [new track]
  16. "This Is Not Goodbye" – 3:37 [new track]
  17. "I Run for Life" – 4:21 [new track]
  18. "I Need to Wake Up" – 3:36 [new track, on re-release only]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[3] 73
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 61
US Billboard 200[5] 14

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2005 "Refugee" Pop 100 96[citation needed]
2005 "I Run for Life" Pop 100 80[citation needed]
2005 "I Run for Life" Adult Contemporary 10[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melissa Etheridge – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Etheridge, Melissa". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Melissa Etheridge – Greatest Hits - The Road Less Traveled" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Melissa Etheridge – Greatest Hits – The Road Less Traveled" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  5. ^ "Melissa Etheridge Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.