Number Ones (Bee Gees album)

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Number Ones
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Compilation album by Bee Gees
Released 1 November 2004
Recorded August 1967 – September 2001
Genre Pop, rock, rhythm and blues, disco
Length 77:29
Label Universal
Producer Bee Gees, Various
Bee Gees chronology
Their Greatest Hits: The Record
(2001)Their Greatest Hits: The Record2001
Number Ones
(2004)
Love Songs
(2005)Love Songs2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Number Ones is a compilation album by the Bee Gees released in 2004. It includes 18 of their greatest hits and a tribute to band member Maurice Gibb, who died in 2003. It is the final Bee Gees album released by Universal Records.

Rhino Records re-released Number Ones worldwide in 2008 using the European track list. Combining sales of versions issued by two different record companies, it has sold 1,236,000 copies in the US as of August 2012.[2] The set, which peaked at No. 23 in the US on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart in 2004, re-entered the charts peaking at No. 5 in 2012. The following week after peaking at No. 5 the album plummeted to No. 195, the second-greatest drop for an album that still remained on the chart, in Billboard album history.[3] This gives the group a span of 44 years, 9 months since their first Top 10 album, 1967's Bee Gees' 1st, which peaked at No. 7 in November 1967. The only other groups with longer spans are The Beach Boys (49 years 1 week), The Beatles (47 years 7 months), and The Rolling Stones (45 years 6 months).[4]

Track listing[edit]

American release[edit]

  1. "Massachusetts" – 2:26
  2. "World" – 3:16
  3. "Words" – 3:17
  4. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" – 2:52
  5. "I Started a Joke" – 3:10
  6. "Don't Forget to Remember" – 3:29
  7. "Lonely Days" - 3:48
  8. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" – 3:58
  9. "Jive Talkin'" – 3:46
  10. "You Should Be Dancing" – 4:17
  11. "Love So Right" 3:37
  12. "How Deep Is Your Love" – 4:02
  13. "Stayin' Alive" – 4:44
  14. "Night Fever" – 3:33
  15. "Too Much Heaven" – 4:54
  16. "Tragedy" – 5:03
  17. "Love You Inside Out" – 4:12
  18. "You Win Again" – 4:04
  19. "Man in the Middle" – 4:22

European/Australian release[edit]

Two of the bonus tracks were new recordings of classic Gibb compositions originally recorded by other artists, including "Islands in the Stream" (Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton), and "Immortality" (Celine Dion).

  1. "Massachusetts" – 2:26
  2. "World" – 3:16
  3. "Words" – 3:17
  4. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" – 2:52
  5. "I Started a Joke" – 3:10
  6. "Don't Forget to Remember" – 3:29
  7. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" – 3:58
  8. "Jive Talkin'" – 3:46
  9. "You Should Be Dancing" – 4:17
  10. "How Deep Is Your Love" – 4:02
  11. "Stayin' Alive" – 4:44
  12. "Night Fever" – 3:33
  13. "Too Much Heaven" – 4:54
  14. "Tragedy" – 5:03
  15. "More Than a Woman" – 3:18
  16. "Love You Inside Out" – 4:12
  17. "You Win Again" – 4:04
  18. "Man in the Middle" – 4:22*
  19. "Islands in the Stream" – 4:22*
  20. "Immortality" (original demo version) – 4:16*
  • 19/20: Bonus tracks
  • 18: Special Maurice Gibb tribute track

List of actual number one singles[edit]

Song Title Country[5]
Spicks and specks New Zealand
Massachusetts Chile, UK, Germany, Holland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore
I've Gotta Get a Message to You UK, Italy, Ireland
I Started A Joke New Zealand
Only One Woman South Africa, New Zealand, Sweden
Saved by the Bell Holland, Ireland, South Africa
Don't Forget to Remember Holland, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? USA, Canada
My World Hong Kong
Saw a New Morning Hong Kong
Wouldn't I Be Someone Hong Kong
Jive Talkin' USA, Canada
You Should Be Dancing USA
Love So Right Brazil
How Deep Is Your Love USA, Chile, France, UK, Ireland, Spain
Stayin' Alive Canada, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Holland, Italy, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
Night Fever USA, canada, Brazil, UK, Spain, Ireland
If I Can't Have You USA, Canada
Too Much Heaven USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Italy, Spain, Norway, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden
Tragedy USA, UK, Italy, Spain, Ireland, France, New Zealand
Love You Inside Out USA
Juliet Germany, Italy, Switzerland
You Win Again UK, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Hong Kong
E.S.P. Germany, Denmark
One Brazil
For Whom The Bell Tolls Brazil
Alone Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand
Ghetto Supastar Germany, Holland, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Austria

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  21. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATION.
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