His Definitive Greatest Hits

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His Definitive Greatest Hits
B. B. King - His Definitive Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by B.B. King
Released April 12, 1999
Genre Blues, electric blues, rhythm and blues, blues rock, soul blues, Memphis blues
Length 142:11
Label Universal TV
Compiler Richard Ganter
B.B. King chronology
The Best of B.B. King
(1999)The Best of B.B. King1999
His Definitive Greatest Hits
Live in Japan
(1999)Live in Japan1999

His Definitive Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American blues musician B.B. King. It was compiled by Richard Ganter and released on April 12, 1999 by Universal Music TV.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "The Thrill Is Gone" Roy Hawkins, Rick Darnell Bill Szymczyk 5:27
2. "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss" Riley King Johnny Pate 2:34
3. "Don't Answer the Door" (parts one and two) Jimmy Johnson Pate 5:11
4. "I Like to Live the Love" Dave Crawford, Charles Mann Dave Crawford 3:30
5. "How Blue Can You Get" Jane Feather Sid Feller 2:42
6. "Why I Sing the Blues" King, Dave Clark   8:37
7. "Chains and Things" King, Clark   4:54
8. "To Know You Is to Love You" Stevland Morris, Syreeta Wright Crawford 4:13
9. "When Love Comes to Town" (with U2; 7" edit and mix) Paul Hewson, David Evans, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr. Jimmy Iovine 4:13
10. "Playin' With My Friends" (with Robert Cray) Robert Cray, Dennis Walker   5:19
11. "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" Nesbert Hooper, Will Jennings Stewart Levine 5:31
12. "Better Not Look Down" Joe Sample, Jennings Levine 3:22
13. "There Must Be a Better World Somewhere" Malcolm Rebennack, Jr., Doc Pomus Levine 3:47
14. "Hummingbird" Claude Bridges   4:35
15. "Everyday I Have the Blues" (live) Peter Chatman Pate 2:40
16. "Sweet Little Angel" (live) King, Jules Taub Pate 3:47
Total length: 74:40
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Help the Poor" Charlie Singleton Feller 2:41
2. "So Excited" King, Gerald Jemmott Szymczyk 5:35
3. "Broken Heart" King, Joe Bihari   2:46
4. "Ghetto Woman" King, Clark Ed Michel, Joe Zagarino 5:15
5. "Ain't Nobody Home" Jerry Ragovoy Michel, Zagarino 3:15
6. "Darlin' You Know I Love You" King, Taub Sidney A. Seidenberg 4:48
7. "In the Midnight Hour" Wilson Pickett, Stephen Cropper   3:23
8. "Into the Night" Ira Newborn John Landis, Ira Newborn 4:12
9. "My Lucille" Newborn   3:41
10. "The Blues Come Over Me" Jennings, Sample Levine 5:15
11. "Since I Met You Baby" Ivory Joe Hunter   2:52
12. "I'm Moving On" Jennings, Sample Levine 4:16
13. "Let the Good Times Roll" (live) Sam Theard, Fleecy Moore Esmond Edwards 5:31
14. "Woke Up This Mornin'" (live) King   1:49
15. "Three O'Clock Blues" (live) King, Taub Steve Barri 3:16
16. "Please Love Me" (live) King, Sam Ling   3:02
17. "Caldonia" (live) Moore SASCO Productions 4:01
18. "Rock Me Baby" (live) King, Joe Josea   3:29
Total length: 67:31


Chart (1999–2015) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 49
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 33
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 83
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 41
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 31
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 24


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Silver 68,252[10]

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "B.B. King - His Definitive Greatest Hits". Universal Music TV. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Australiancharts.com – B.B. King – His Definitive Greatest Hits". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – B.B. King – His Definitive Greatest Hits" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  4. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  5. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – B.B. King – His Definitive Greatest Hits". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – B.B. King – His Definitive Greatest Hits". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – B.B. King – His Definitive Greatest Hits". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  8. ^ "B.b. King - His Definitive Greatest Hits". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  9. ^ "British album certifications – BB KING – HIS DEFINITIVE GREATEST HITS". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 20, 2015.  Enter HIS DEFINITIVE GREATEST HITS in the search field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ Jones, Alan (June 8, 2015). "Official Charts Analysis: Florence & The Machine leads all new Top 4 with sales of 68,788". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved November 5, 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 

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