The Best of Branigan

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The Best of Branigan
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Greatest hits album by Laura Branigan
Released June 6, 1995
Recorded 1982–1995
Genre Pop, rock
Label Atlantic
Laura Branigan chronology
Over My Heart
(1993)Over My Heart1993
The Best of Branigan
The Essentials
(2002)The Essentials2002
Singles from The Best of Branigan
  1. "Dim All the Lights"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Q magazine 4/5 stars[2]

The Best of Branigan was released in 1995 and was the first greatest hits collection of singer Laura Branigan that was issued in the United States. This album also marked the end of Branigan's relationship with her record label, Atlantic Records. Only eight of the thirteen tracks on this anthology had charted, although it did include several of her major hit singles, such as "Gloria", "Solitaire", "Self Control", "Power of Love", and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You".

Other tracks on this anthology were songs from her previous album, 1993's Over My Heart, a product overlooked by much of the music industry and the public, which at the time was interested in grunge music.

The album included two new tracks, "Show Me Heaven" and a cover of Donna Summer's "Dim All the Lights", the latter which was released as a single in late spring 1995 and became a Billboard Top 40 Dance hit.

While Best of Branigan was the first anthology of Branigan's hits that was released in the United States, the singer had at that point released other greatest hits anthologies in several countries, including South Africa, Japan, and Germany.

As of 2007, when the album was re-released, it has sold 147,000 copies in the U.S.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Solitaire" Martine Clemenceau, Diane Warren 4:07
2. "Show Me Heaven" Jay Rifkin, Eric Rackin, Maria McKee 4:11
3. "Ti Amo" Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi, Warren 4:16
4. "Spanish Eddie" Dave Palmer, Chuck Cochran 4:15
5. "Power of Love" Candy DeRouge, Gunther Mende, Jennifer Rush, Mary Susan Applegate 5:22
6. "Is There Anybody Here But Me" Kevin Wells, Andre Pessis 4:52
7. "Dim All the Lights" Donna Summer 4:44
8. "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" Michael Bolton, Doug James 4:30
9. "Over You" Laura Branigan, Billy Branigan 5:21
10. "The Lucky One" Bruce Roberts 4:10
11. "How Can I Help You to Say Goodbye" Karen Taylor-Good, Burton Collins 4:30
12. "Self Control" Bigazzi, Raffaele Riefoli, Steve Piccolo 4:07
13. "Gloria" Tozzi, Bigazzi, Trevor Veitch 4:49