Santana's Greatest Hits

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Santana's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJuly 1974
RecordedMay 1969 - July 1971
GenreRock, jazz fusion, blues rock
Santana chronology
Santana's Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]
Rolling Stone(not rated)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[4]

Santana's Greatest Hits is a 1974 compilation album by Santana. It offers highlights from the group's first three albums. It is the band's best-selling compilation album, selling over 7 million copies in the U.S. alone while selling more than 8 million records worldwide.[citation needed]

Three of the tracks are the edited single versions, as annotated below.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Evil Ways" (Single version) (Clarence "Sonny" Henry) (from Santana, 1969) - 3:00
  2. "Jin-go-lo-ba" (Babatunde Olatunji) from Santana - 2:44
  3. "Hope You're Feeling Better" (Gregg Rolie) (from Abraxas, 1970) - 4:11
  4. "Samba Pa Ti" (Carlos Santana) (from Abraxas) - 4:47
  5. "Persuasion" (Single version) (Santana, Rolie, José Areas, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, Michael Carabello) (from Santana) - 2:34
  6. "Black Magic Woman" (Single version) (Peter Green) (from Abraxas) - 3:17
  7. "Oye Como Va" (Tito Puente) (from Abraxas) 4:19
  8. "Everything's Coming Our Way" (Santana) (from Santana III, 1971) - 3:16
  9. "Se Acabó" (Areas) (from Abraxas) - 2:51
  10. "Everybody's Everything" (Santana, Tyrone Moss, Brown) (from Santana III) - 3:31


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Santana's Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Palmer, Bob (19 December 1974). "Santana: Greatest Hits : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 4 September 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Santana – Santana's Greatest Hits". Music Canada.
  6. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Greatest Hits" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Carlos Santana; 'Santanas Greatest Hits')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Santana_s Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.