The Ballad Hits

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The Ballad Hits
Roxette The Ballad Hits.jpg
Compilation album by Roxette
Released 4 November 2002
Recorded 1988–2002
Genre Pop
Length 1:06:48
Label EMI
Producer -
Roxette chronology
Room Service
The Ballad Hits
The Pop Hits
Singles from The Ballad Hits
  1. "A Thing About You"
    Released: 14 October 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
NA 3/5 stars[2]
Uncut 3/5 stars[3]

The Ballad Hits is part one of two "best of" albums by Roxette, released on 4 November 2002. The other is The Pop Hits, released in March 2003.

The tracks "A Thing About You" and "Breathe" were recorded especially for this album. Only the first one was released as a single.

The limited edition of the CD included an EP featuring four tracks: "The Weight of the World" (B-side of "A Thing About You"), "It Hurts", "See Me" (B-side of "Salvation") and "Every Day". The European version is copy protected.

The album proved to be a reasonable success in Europe, reaching the top 10 in many countries and reaching #11 and achieving Silver status in the UK.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Thing About You" Previously unreleased
  2. "It Must Have Been Love" from Pretty Woman
  3. "Listen to Your Heart" (Swedish Single Edit) from Look Sharp!
  4. "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" from Joyride
  5. "Spending My Time" from Joyride
  6. "Queen of Rain" from Tourism
  7. "Almost Unreal" from Super Mario Bros
  8. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Single Edit) from Crash! Boom! Bang!
  9. "Vulnerable" (Single Edit) from Crash! Boom! Bang!
  10. "You Don't Understand Me" from Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!
  11. "Wish I Could Fly" from Have a Nice Day
  12. "Anyone" from Have a Nice Day
  13. "Salvation" from Have a Nice Day
  14. "Milk and Toast and Honey" (Single Master) from Room Service
  15. "Breathe" Previously unreleased

4-Track Bonus EP[edit]

  1. "The Weight of the World" Previously unreleased
  2. "It Hurts" Previously unreleased
  3. "See Me" B-Side from Salvation
  4. "Every Day" Previously unreleased


  • "A Thing About You"
    1. "A Thing About You"
    2. "The Weight of the World"


Country Position Certification
Austria 16
Belgium (Flanders) 6
Brazil unknown Gold
Denmark 3
Finland 15
Germany 10
Netherlands 4
Norway 8 Platinum
Portugal 21
Sweden 5
Switzerland 8
UK 11 Silver[4]

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