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 (U.S. only)
Recorded 1965–1991
Genre
Length 55:42
Label Geffen
Cher chronology
Believe
(1998)Believe1998
If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits
(1999)
The Greatest Hits
(1999)The Greatest Hits1999
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] It does not contain her last 1998 worldwide hit "Believe".

Album information[edit]

The album was released in United States 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 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, which does contain her last 1998 worldwide hit - "Believe".

Track listing[edit]

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

† Only available on early editions

Personnel[edit]

  • Cher - main vocals
  • Sonny Bono - main vocals
  • Peter Cetera - main vocals
  • Michael Bolton - producer
  • Bob Esty - producer
  • Snuff Garrett - producer

Mike Khouri - liner notes

  • Harry Langdon - photography
  • Matthew Rolston - photography

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 955,000[11]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[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. ^ "Cher information, yes?". Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 CDs". RPM. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 7437". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "Cher Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Cher Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Chart of the Year 1999". Mogens Nielsen. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "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
  11. ^ Ask Billboard: Twice Is Nice, Twice, for Adele

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