Best of Scorpions

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Best of Scorpions
Compilation album by Scorpions
Released November 1979
Recorded 1974-1977
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 38:48
Label RCA Records
Producer Dieter Dierks
Scorpions compilations chronology
Best of Scorpions
Hot & Heavy
Alternative Covers
Top: Japanese Edition
Bottom: U.S. Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars (reissue)[2]

Best of Scorpions is a compilation album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions. It was released in 1979. The record contains songs from their albums between Fly to the Rainbow and Taken by Force. No songs were culled from their debut album, Lonesome Crow.

The original German edition of the cover art featured an image of a scorpion stinging a naked girl's hip. The Japanese edition features an alternative cover showing a naked female's buttocks. The 1984 U.S. re-release cover featured an image of a man wearing a leather jacket and a scorpion necklace. The album was reissued for the first time on CD in 1984.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Steamrock Fever" - 3:35 (from the album Taken by Force)
  2. "Pictured Life" - 3:23 (from the album Virgin Killer)
  3. "Robot Man" - 2:42 (from the album In Trance)
  4. "Backstage Queen" - 3:12 (from the album Virgin Killer)
  5. "Speedy's Coming" - 3:35 (from the album Fly to the Rainbow)
  6. "Hell Cat" - 2:54 (from the album Virgin Killer)

Side two[edit]

  1. "He's a Woman, She's a Man" - 3:14 (from the album Taken by Force)
  2. "In Trance" - 4:43 (from the album In Trance)
  3. "Dark Lady" - 3:25 (from the album In Trance)
  4. "The Sails of Charon" - 4:24 (from the album Taken by Force)
  5. "Virgin Killer" - 3:41 (from the album Virgin Killer)

Note that the Japanese edition of this album features the original version of "The Sails of Charon" with a length of 5:16. Other editions including the German and US versions feature an edited, shorter version with a length of 4:24


Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard 200 (North America)[3] 180


  1. ^ Weber, Barry. "Scorpions The Best of Scorpions review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ Watts, Chris (26 October 1991). "Scorpions 'Best of... Volume 1'". Kerrang!. 364. London, UK: Spotlight Publications. p. 26. 
  3. ^ "Best of Scorpions Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-11-25.