Greatest Hits (The Bangles album)

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Greatest Hits
The Bangles - Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Bangles
Released May 8, 1990
Genre Pop
Length 48:00
Label Columbia
CK 46125
Producer David Kahne, Davitt Sigerson, Rick Rubin
The Bangles chronology
Greatest Hits
Doll Revolution (2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by The Bangles. It was released by their record company, Columbia Records on May 8, 1990 to fulfil the band's contractual requirements. By the time of the release of the album, the group had already broken up. The album peaked at #97 in the Billboard Album chart, and at #4 in the UK.

The Greatest Hits album featured the single remixes of "Hero Takes a Fall", "Walking Down Your Street" and "I'll Set You Free". It also included the group's cover of "Hazy Shade of Winter", which was released on the soundtrack of the film Less Than Zero, and had not been included on a Bangles album. It also contained the non-album B-side cover of the Grass Roots' "Where Were You When I Needed You" and the previously unreleased song "Everything I Wanted" from the Everything album sessions.[4] "Everything I Wanted" was released as a single around Europe and Australia to promote the release. In the UK, a new remix of "Walk Like An Egyptian" was released instead, peaking at #73.

Track listing[edit]

Tracks are included in chronological order by album, except the last track.

No. Title Writer(s) Source album Length
1. "Hero Takes a Fall" (single mix) Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson All Over the Place, 1984 2:55
2. "Going Down to Liverpool" Kimberley Rew All Over the Place 3:40
3. "Manic Monday" Prince Different Light, 1986 3:06
4. "If She Knew What She Wants" Jules Shear Different Light 3:50
5. "Walk Like an Egyptian" Liam Sternberg Different Light 3:24
6. "Walking Down Your Street" (single mix) Louis Gutierrez, Hoffs, David Kahne Different Light 3:17
7. "Following" Michael Steele Different Light 3:21
8. "Hazy Shade of Winter" Paul Simon Less Than Zero soundtrack, 1987 2:47
9. "In Your Room" Hoffs, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg Everything, 1988 3:29
10. "Eternal Flame" Hoffs, Kelly, Steinberg Everything 3:56
11. "Be With You" Walker Igleheart, Debbi Peterson Everything 3:02
12. "I'll Set You Free" (single mix) Hoffs, Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro Everything 4:51
13. "Everything I Wanted" Hoffs, Lowen, Navarro previously unreleased 3:37
14. "Where Were You When I Needed You" Steve Barri, P.F. Sloan single for "Hero Takes a Fall", 1984 3:05


The Bangles[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Rusty Anderson - Additional guitars
  • Barbara Chapman - Harp, Additional guitars
  • Mitchell Froom, David Kahne - keyboards
  • Darryl Citizen: "Noise"
  • Paulinho Da Costa: Percussion
  • Bobby Donati, Vinnie Vincent: Guitars
  • Tommy Morgan: Harmonica
  • Jim Snodgrass: Tabla
  • David Lindley: Guitars, Bouzouki, Saxophone, Dobro, Multi-Instruments
  • Walker Igleheart, John Philip Shenale, David White: Keyboards, Programming

Chart performance[edit]

Date Chart Peak position Certification
June 1990 Billboard 200 97[5] Platinum[6]
June 1990 United Kingdom 4[7] Platinum[8]
June 1990 The Netherlands 28 Gold[9]
July 24, 1990 Austria 19[10]  


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 43. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ Booklet of Greatest Hits.
  5. ^ Bangles album chart Accessed: October 28, 2006
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ UK Top 40 database Accessed: October 28, 2006
  8. ^ Certification "Greatest Hits" Accessed: November 4, 2006
  9. ^ Dutch certification database Accessed November 4, 2006
  10. ^ Greatest Hits page Accessed: October 28. 2006

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