Greatest Hits (1979 Luv' album)

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Greatest Hits
LuvGreatestHits.jpg
Greatest hits album by Luv'
Released 1979
Recorded 1977 - 1979
Genre Pop - Disco
Length 42:38
Label Philips Records/Phonogram Records
Producer Hans van Hemert
Luv' chronology
True Luv'
(1979)
Greatest Hits
(1979)
Forever Yours
(1980)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Dutch girl group Luv' by Philips/Phonogram Records. It was rush-released in 1979 a few weeks after the formation had left Philips to sign a record deal with the labels CNR/Carrere Records. It features hit singles scored in the charts between 1977 and 1979: My Man, U.O.Me, You're the Greatest Lover, Trojan Horse, Casanova and Eeny Meeny Miny Moe. These songs were originally released in their first and second studio albums (With Luv' and Lots Of Luv'). The Philips/Phonogram years were the group's most successful ones in terms of chart performance.

Album history[edit]

Soon after Luv's transfer to CNR/Carrere Records, Phonogram Records, the group's first label, decided to counterattack by releasing a compilation. In 1979, the Dutch girl trio had become popular in a short time (two years only after its debut) in Benelux, German-speaking countries, Denmark, South Africa and New Zealand. Hit singles like You're the Greatest Lover and Trojan Horse were million sellers. The female group was Holland's best export act and thus received the Conamus Export Prize.[1]
The Greatest Hits album features the song Who Do You Wanna Be (originally released in Luv's first LP). It was only available in the Netherlands without the consent of Luv' producer Hans van Hemert.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Hans van Hemert and Piet Souer under the pseudonym Janschen & Janschens

Side A[edit]

  1. "You're the Greatest Lover" - 2:50
  2. " Shoes Off (Boots On)" - 3:06
  3. "Louis je t'adore" - 3:40
  4. "Casanova" - 3:50
  5. "D.J" - 3:20
  6. "If You Love Me" - 2:34
  7. "I Like Sugar Candy Kisses" - 3:36
  8. "Don't Let Me Down" - 2:35
    • B-side of My Man

Side B[edit]

  1. "Trojan Horse" - 3:23
  2. "Marcellino" - 3:15
  3. "I.M.U.R" - 3:35
    • B-side of Eeny Meeny Miny Moe, taken from the album Lots Of Luv'
  4. "My Man" - 3:05
  5. "Sugar Babe" - 2:45
  6. "Who Do You Wanna Be" - 3:44
  7. "U.O.Me" - 2:55
  8. "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" - 2:54

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Single release[edit]

# Singles Date
1. "Who Do You Wanna Be" November 1979

Chart performance[edit]

Country Album charts Peak position
Netherlands Nationale Hitparade LP Top 50 21[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2008-08-11.  - List of the Conamus Export Prize winners; Conamus (currently: Buma Cultuur) is an organisation which promotes Dutch music artists abroad. Every year, since 1972, this foundation has presented an Export Prize to reward the best selling Export acts from the Netherlands.
  2. ^ De Telegraaf article published on July 7th 1979 announcing Van Hemert and Luv's departure from Phonogram records
  3. ^ Peak position on the Nationale Hitparade LP Top 50 Accessed: July 10, 2011

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