Greatest Hits (Creed album)

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Greatest Hits
Creed Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 22, 2004
RecordedVarious Times & Locations
Genre
Length63:00
LabelWind-up
ProducerJohn Kurzweg
Creed chronology
Weathered
(2001)
Greatest Hits
(2004)
Full Circle
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Classic Rock4/5 stars[3]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American rock band Creed. It was released on November 22, 2004, soon after the announcement that the band had broken up in June, and that lead singer Scott Stapp and the other members of the band would go their separate ways (although the band would later reunite in 2009). It consists of every one of Creed's U.S. singles from their first three albums: My Own Prison (1997), Human Clay (1999), and Weathered (2001), only leaving out their international single, "Hide"; the song "What's This Life For" has censored lyrics in this release, and is cut down to 3 minutes and 32 seconds in length. The album also includes a DVD that contains all of the band's music videos and several live performances.

On November 19, 2008 the album was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA,[4] and by early 2010 the album had sold 2,151,058 copies in the U.S.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp.

No.TitleOriginal release (year)Length
1."Torn"My Own Prison (1997)6:25
2."My Own Prison"My Own Prison (1997)5:00
3."What's This Life For"My Own Prison (1997)3:32
4."One"My Own Prison (1997)5:02
5."Are You Ready?"Human Clay (1999)4:46
6."Higher"Human Clay (1999)5:26
7."With Arms Wide Open"Human Clay (1999)4:38
8."What If"Human Clay (1999)5:18
9."One Last Breath"Weathered (2001)3:59
10."Don't Stop Dancing"Weathered (2001)4:31
11."Bullets"Weathered (2001)3:51
12."My Sacrifice"Weathered (2001)4:55
13."Weathered"Weathered (2001)5:30
Total length:63:00

Videos[edit]

  1. "My Own Prison"
  2. "What's This Life For"
  3. "Higher"
  4. "With Arms Wide Open"
  5. "What If"
  6. "One Last Breath"
  7. "Don't Stop Dancing"
  8. "Bullets" (Animated)
  9. "My Sacrifice"
  10. "Torn" (Live)
  11. "Higher" (Live)
  12. "Weathered" (Live)

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Amie Stapp - Backing vocals on "Don't Stop Dancing"
  • The Tallahassee Boy's Choir on "Don't Stop Dancing"

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[5] 3× Platinum 120,000^
Australia (ARIA)[6] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[7] 2× Platinum 30,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Creed: Greatest Hits - AllMusic
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Creed Greatest Hits review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  3. ^ Yates, Henry (February 2005). "Single Cream". Classic Rock. 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 100.
  4. ^ "RIAA Database Search for Creed". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  5. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  7. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Creed – Greatest Hits". Recorded Music NZ.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Creed – Weathered". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.