Greatest Hits (Rick Astley album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits (Rick Astley alternative cover).jpg
UK release
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedEU: 28 August 2002
UK: 2 September 2002
US: 19 March 2003
Recorded1988–2002
GenrePop, dance-pop, adult contemporary
LabelBMG
ProducerStock Aitken Waterman, Chris Braide, Rick Astley, Gary Stevenson
Rick Astley chronology
Keep It Turned On
(2001)
Greatest Hits
(2002)
The Best of Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
MSN Music4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits is a compilation by Rick Astley released in the UK in 2002 and in the US a year later. While the American version features alternate mixes focused between 1987 and 1991, the European version features hits up to his 2002 album Keep It Turned On. It sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and was certified Gold by the BPI.

The UK release saw the debut appearance of Astley's 2001 single Sleeping, thus making it a brand-new track for listeners.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Stock Aitken Waterman unless stated otherwise.

European Version[edit]

  1. "Never Gonna Give You Up" – 3:33 from Whenever You Need Somebody
  2. "Whenever You Need Somebody" (Single Version) – 3:27 from Whenever You Need Somebody
  3. "When I Fall in Love" – 3:03 (composed by Edward Heyman and Victor Young) from Whenever You Need Somebody
  4. "My Arms Keep Missing You" – 3:13
  5. "Together Forever" – 3:22 from Whenever You Need Somebody
  6. "It Would Take a Strong Strong Man" – 3:40 from Whenever You Need Somebody
  7. "She Wants to Dance with Me" – 3:16 from Hold Me in Your Arms
  8. "Take Me to Your Heart" – 3:29 from Hold Me in Your Arms
  9. "Hold Me in Your Arms" – 4:32 (composed by Rick Astley) from Hold Me in Your Arms
  10. "Cry For Help" (Single Version) – 4:06 (composed by Rob Fisher and Rick Astley) from Free
  11. "Move Right Out" – 3:54 (composed by Rob Fisher and Rick Astley) from Free
  12. "Never Knew Love" – 3:07 (composed by John Paul and Derek Bordeaux) from Free
  13. "The Ones You Love" (Single Version) – 4:20 (composed by Dave West and Rick Astley) from Body & Soul
  14. "Hopelessly" – 3:36 (composed by Rob Fisher and Rick Astley) from Body & Soul
  15. "Body and Soul" – 4:10 from Body & Soul
  16. "Sleeping" – 3:41 (composed by Rick Astley and Chris Braide) from Keep It Turned On

US Version[edit]

  1. "Never Gonna Give You Up" – 3:33
  2. "It Would Take a Strong Strong Man" – 3:40
  3. "She Wants to Dance with Me (Watermix)" – 3:16
  4. "Whenever You Need Somebody" (7") – 3:27
  5. "Move Right Out" (7") – 3:54 (composed by Rob Fisher and Rick Astley)
  6. "Giving Up on Love" (7" R&B Version) – 4:07 (composed by Rick Astley)
  7. "Together Forever" (Lover's Leap 7" Remix) – 3:22
  8. "Take Me to Your Heart" (7") – 3:29
  9. "My Arms Keep Missing You" (The No L Mix) – 6:47
  10. "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" – 4:17 (composed by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield)
  11. "Hopelessly" – 3:36 (composed by Rob Fisher and Rick Astley)
  12. "When You Gonna" (12") – 7:34 (composed by Ian Curnow, Phil Harding and Rick Astley) (Credited to Rick and Lisa)
  13. "Never Knew Love" (Remix) – 3:07 (composed by John Paul and Derek Bordeaux)
  14. "Hold Me in Your Arms" (7") – 4:32 (composed by Rick Astley)
  15. "When I Fall in Love" – 3:03 (composed by Edward Heyman and Victor Young)
  16. "Cry For Help" (Single) – 4:05 (composed by Rob Fisher and Rick Astley)
  17. "The Ones You Love" (Single) – 4:20 (composed by Dave West and Rick Astley)[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart[3] Peak
position
Danish Albums Chart 5
UK Albums Chart 16

Singles[edit]

When You Gonna[edit]

"When You Gonna"
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Single by Rick Astley and Lisa Carter
from the album Greatest Hits
Released1987
Recorded1987
GenreDance-pop
Length3:32
LabelRCA/BMG Heritage
Songwriter(s)Rick Astley, Ian Curnow, Phil Harding
Producer(s)Phil Harding, Ian Curnow
Rick Astley and Lisa Carter singles chronology
"When You Gonna"
(1987)
"Rick Astley"
(1987)

"When You Gonna", recorded as duet by Rick Astley and Lisa Carter for the albums When You Gonna and Greatest Hits. The song was released in 1987, and with no promotion managed to chart at No. 17 in The Netherlands.

7" single
  1. "When You Gonna" 3:28
  2. "When You Gonna (Dub Mix)" 5:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ link to rate of MSN Music
  2. ^ lescharts.com – Rick Astley – Greatest Hits
  3. ^ "Greatest Hits", Danish Singles Chart Danishcharts.com (Retrieved 26 February 2008)