The Best of Rod Stewart (1989 album)

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The Best of Rod Stewart
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Greatest hits album by Rod Stewart
Released November 1989 (UK)
Genre Rock, soft rock, pop rock
Length 70:18
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tom Dowd, Rod Stewart, Jim Cregan
Rod Stewart chronology
Out of Order
(1988)
The Best of Rod Stewart
(1989)
Storyteller – The Complete Anthology: 1964–1990
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Best of Rod Stewart is a compilation album by British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, released on the Warner Bros. record label in 1989. The album features many of Stewart's biggest solo hit singles, from 1971's "Maggie May" to "Downtown Train", which was released as a single in 1990.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rod Stewart except where noted.

  1. "Maggie May" (Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton)
  2. "You Wear It Well" (Stewart, Quittenton)
  3. "Baby Jane" (Stewart, Jay Davis)
  4. "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (Stewart, Carmine Appice)
  5. "I Was Only Joking" (Gary Grainger, Stewart)
  6. "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" (Holland–Dozier–Holland, Sylvia Moy)
  7. "Sailing" (Gavin Sutherland)
  8. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" (Danny Whitten)
  9. "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"
  10. "Young Turks" (Stewart, Appice, Duane Hitchings, Kevin Savigar)
  11. "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love with You)" (Stewart, Davis, Tony Brock) (see Body Wishes)
  12. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Cat Stevens)
  13. "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)"
  14. "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)"
  15. "Every Beat of My Heart" (Stewart, Savigar) (see Every Beat of My Heart)
  16. "Downtown Train" (Tom Waits)

Tracks 2, 5, 11 & 13 weren't included on the vinyl issue and were added as 'bonus tracks' on the CD and cassette

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 3
Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 7
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 6
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 6
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[7] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 23
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 25

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[10] 2× Platinum 120,000^
Australia (ARIA)[11] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[12] Platinum 50,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[13] Platinum 250,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[14] Gold 25,623[14]
Germany (BVMI)[15] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[16] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] 8× Platinum 2,400,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications". CAPIF (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Rod Stewart – Best Of" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 24 December 2012.  Enter Rod Stewart in the field Interpret. Enter Best Of in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  13. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Rod Stewart" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Rod Stewart; 'Best of Rod Stewart')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Rod Stewart; 'Best of Rod Stewart')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Rod Stewart – The Best of Rod Stewart". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 August 2015.  Enter The Best of Rod Stewart in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search