If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits

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If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Cher
Released March 9, 1999 (USA only)
Recorded 1965/1991
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 55:42
Label Geffen
Cher chronology
If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits
The Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]

If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits is the fourth U.S. compilation album by American singer-actress Cher, released on March 9, 1999 by Geffen. In January 2000, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling more than 500,000 copies in the US. Billboard stated in November 2011 that the album has sold 955,000 copies in the US.[3]

Album information[edit]

The album was released in USA and Canada in March 1999 by Cher's former record company the Geffen records. It peaked at #57 on the US Billboard 200 album chart and #40 on the Canadian album chart.[4] As it was made available as an import in some countries, the album peaked at #2 on the Danish albums chart in February of 1999, being held from the top spot by Cher's current studio album Believe.[5]

The album was originally released with a remix of "Don't Come Cryin' To Me," a track that was recorded during the Heart of Stone album sessions, but the track was later removed per Cher's personal request. In November of the same year, Cher's current record label Warner Brothers released the compilation The Greatest Hits outside North America.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Come Cryin' to Me†"   Diane Warren 4:02
2. "Love and Understanding"   Warren 4:44
3. "Save Up All Your Tears"   Warren, Desmond Child 4:02
4. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"   Rudy Clark 2:53
5. "After All" (duet with Peter Cetera) Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford 4:07
6. "If I Could Turn Back Time"   Warren 4:03
7. "Just Like Jesse James"   Warren, Child 4:07
8. "Heart of Stone" (Remix) Andy Hill, Pete Sinfield 4:20
9. "I Found Someone"   Michael Bolton, Mark Mangold 3:46
10. "We All Sleep Alone"   Jon Bon Jovi, Child, Richie Sambora 3:51
11. "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (1987 version) Sonny Bono 3:54
12. "Take Me Home"   Bob Esty, Michele Aller 3:26
13. "Dark Lady"   Johnny Durrill 3:29
14. "Half-Breed"   Mary Dean, Al Capps 2:46
15. "The Way of Love"   Al Stillman, Jacques Dieval 2:34
16. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"   Bob Stone 2:38
17. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny & Cher) Bono 3:09

† Only available on early editions




  • Producer: Michael Bolton
  • Producer: Bob Esty
  • Producer: Snuff Garrett
  • Liner Notes: Mike Khouri


  • Photography: Harry Langdon
  • Photography: Matthew Rolston

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits at AllMusic. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  2. ^ Browne, David (1999-03-19). "If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  3. ^ a b Ask Billboard: Twice Is Nice, Twice, for Adele
  4. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.7437&type=2&interval=24&PHPSESSID=fv25bi1mha9ks1ol9asq06btk6
  5. ^ a b "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 CDs". RPM. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cher – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Cher. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Chart of the Year 1999". Mogens Nielsen. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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