Power to the People: The Hits

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Power To The People: The Hits
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Greatest hits album by John Lennon
Released 5 October 2010
Recorded 1969–1980
Genre Rock
Length 57:10
Label EMI
Producer Yoko Ono, EMI
John Lennon chronology
Gimme Some Truth
(2010)Gimme Some Truth2010
Power to the People: The Hits
(2010)
John Lennon Signature Box
(2010)John Lennon Signature Box2010
Alternative cover
Experience Edition (CD/DVD)
Experience Edition (CD/DVD)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC (favourable)[2]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]
Uncut 4/5 stars[4]

Power to the People: The Hits is a compilation album gathering John Lennon's most popular songs, as part of the "Gimme Some Truth" collection. It is available as a standard 15-track disc and download package, and as an expanded "Experience Edition" with a 15-track DVD.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Lennon, except where noted.

No. Title Released Length
1. "Power to the People" March 1971 as a single 3:17
2. "Gimme Some Truth" September 1971 on the album Imagine 3:16
3. "Woman" November 1980 on the album Double Fantasy 3:26
4. "Instant Karma!" February 1970 as a single 3:20
5. "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" October 1974 on the album Walls and Bridges 3:19
6. "Cold Turkey (Live)[6]" October 1969 as a single 5:01
7. "Jealous Guy" September 1971 on the album Imagine 4:14
8. "#9 Dream" October 1974 on the album Walls and Bridges 4:46
9. "(Just Like) Starting Over" November 1980 on the album Double Fantasy 3:55
10. "Mind Games" November 1973 on the album Mind Games 4:11
11. "Watching the Wheels" November 1980 on the album Double Fantasy 3:31
12. "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) February 1975 on the album Rock 'n' Roll 3:27
13. "Imagine" October 1971 on the album Imagine 3:02
14. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) December 1971 as a single 3:33
15. "Give Peace a Chance" July 1969 as a single 4:52
Total length: 57:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 10
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 27
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 16
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 7
Croatian International Albums (HDU)[12] 15
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[13] 8
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[14] 64
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 33
Irish Albums (IRMA)[16] 59
Italian Albums (FIMI)[17] 16
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[18] 18
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[19] 7
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[20] 16
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[21] 21
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 25
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 15
US Billboard 200[25] 24
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[26] 21
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[27] 7
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[28] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Diver, Mike (25 November 2010). "Review of John Lennon – Power to the People". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Doyle, Tom (November 2010). "John Lennon Signature Box". Mojo. p. 114. 
  4. ^ Mullholland, Garry (November 2010). "John Lennon – Remasters". Uncut. p. 108. 
  5. ^ "Gimme Some Truth Collection to be released Oct 4th". John Lennon official website. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Although the track listing on the back cover identifies this as a live version, it is actually the studio version.
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
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  11. ^ "John Lennon – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Top Stranih [Top Foreign]" (in Croatian). Top Foreign Albums. Hrvatska diskografska udruga. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
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  16. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 41, 2010". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
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  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – John Lennon – Power to the People – The Hits". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  24. ^ October 2010/7502/ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  25. ^ "John Lennon – Chart history" Billboard 200 for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  26. ^ "John Lennon – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  27. ^ "John Lennon – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  28. ^ "John Lennon – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for John Lennon. Retrieved 5 November 2012.