The Best Of (Motörhead album)

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Not to be confused with the 1993 Motörhead CD, The Best of Motörhead.
The Best Of
The Best Of Motorhead.jpg
Greatest hits album by Motörhead
Released 26 August 2000 (2000-08-26)
Recorded 1975–1999
Genre Heavy metal
Length 147:06
Label Metal-Is, Sanctuary
Motörhead chronology
Deaf Forever: The Best of Motörhead
(2000)
The Best Of
(2000)
Over the Top: The Rarities
(2000)

The Best Of is a 2-CD compilation album by the band Motörhead, released in August 2000 on the Sanctuary Records subsidiary label Metal-Is.

Recording[edit]

The Best Of includes 37 Motörhead tracks spanning the band's career from 1977 to 2000, including four previously unreleased live tracks recorded in 1981. It also includes three non-Motörhead tracks: Girlschool's cover version of Motörhead's "Bomber", a cover version of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates' "Please Don't Touch" performed by the Motörhead/Girlschool collaboration Headgirl, and Hawkwind's original version of "Motörhead", the song from which Motörhead frontman Lemmy took the band's name after being fired from Hawkwind. 14 of Motörhead's then-16 studio albums are represented, with March ör Die (1992) and Bastards (1993) excluded.

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Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ace of Spades" (from Ace of Spades, 1980) Lemmy Kilmister, Eddie Clarke, Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor 2:50
2. "Overkill" (from Overkill, 1979) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 5:14
3. "Bomber" (from Bomber, 1979) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 3:44
4. "Please Don't Touch" (performed by Headgirl; originally performed by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates; from St. Valentine's Day Massacre, 1981) Frederick Heath, Guy Robinson 2:52
5. "Motörhead" (originally performed by Hawkwind; from Motörhead, 1977) Kilmister 3:13
6. "No Class" (from Overkill) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 2:42
7. "Louie Louie" (originally performed by Richard Berry; from "Louie Louie", 1978) Richard Berry 2:54
8. "Damage Case" (from Overkill) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor, Mick Farren 3:05
9. "Too Late Too Late" (from Overkill) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 3:26
10. "Dead Men Tell No Tales" (from Bomber) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 3:08
11. "Killed by Death" (from No Remorse, 1984) Kilmister, Michael Burston 3:56
12. "Metropolis" (from Overkill) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 3:37
13. "Emergency" (originally performed by Girlschool; from St. Valentine's Day Massacre) Kim McAuliffe, Kelly Johnson, Denise Dufort, Enid Williams 3:02
14. "Tear Ya Down" (from Overkill) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 2:42
15. "White Line Fever" (from Motörhead) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 2:46
16. "Iron Horse/Born to Lose" (from Motörhead) Taylor, Mick Brown, Guy Lawrence 5:22
17. "City Kids" (originally performed by the Pink Fairies; from On Parole, 1979) Duncan Sanderson, Larry Wallis 3:46
18. "Motörhead" (performed by Hawkwind; from the "Kings of Speed" single, 1975) Kilmister 3:06
19. "Fire Fire" (Live in 1981) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 2:47
20. "Bite the Bullet/The Chase Is Better Than the Catch" (Live in 1981) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 6:56
Total length: 71:08
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Iron Fist" (from Iron Fist, 1982) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 2:56
2. "Heart of Stone" (from Iron Fist) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 3:05
3. "Bomber" (performed by Girlschool; from St. Valentine's Day Massacre) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 3:38
4. "Shine" (from Another Perfect Day, 1983) Kilmister, Brian Robertson, Taylor 3:12
5. "I Got Mine" (from Another Perfect Day) Kilmister, Robertson, Taylor 5:26
6. "Ain't My Crime" (from Orgasmatron, 1986) Kilmister, Burston, Pete Gill, Phil Campbell 3:46
7. "Doctor Rock" (from Orgasmatron) Kilmister, Burston, Gill, Campbell 3:42
8. "The Chase Is Better Than the Catch" (from Ace of Spades) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 4:19
9. "Deaf Forever" (from Orgasmatron) Kilmister, Burston, Gill, Campbell 4:29
10. "Orgasmatron" (from Orgasmatron) Kilmister, Burston, Gill, Campbell 5:26
11. "Eat the Rich" (from the Eat the Rich soundtrack, 1987) Kilmister, Burston, Gill, Campbell 4:38
12. "Rock 'n' Roll" (from Rock 'n' Roll, 1987) Kilmister, Burston, Gill, Campbell 3:52
13. "Dogs" (from Rock 'n' Roll) Kilmister, Burston, Gill, Campbell 3:52
14. "The One to Sing the Blues" (from 1916, 1991) Kilmister, Burston, Campbell, Taylor 3:12
15. "Sacrifice" (from Sacrifice, 1995) Mikkey Dee, Kilmister, Campbell, Burston 3:19
16. "Overnight Sensation" (from Overnight Sensation, 1996) Dee, Kilmister, Campbell 4:13
17. "Snake Bite Love" (from Snake Bite Love, 1998) Dee, Kilmister, Campbell 3:35
18. "God Save the Queen" (originally performed by the Sex Pistols; from We Are Motörhead, 2000) Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock 3:22
19. "Shoot You in the Back" (Live in 1981) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 2:48
20. "The Hammer" (Live in 1981) Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor 3:08
Total length: 75:58