The Best of Talking Heads

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The Best of Talking Heads
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Greatest hits album by Talking Heads
Released August 17, 2004
Recorded 1976–88
Genre New wave, art punk
Length 77:25
Label Sire/Rhino/Warner Bros.
Producer Tony Bongiovi, Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite, Lance Quinn
Talking Heads chronology
Once in a Lifetime
(2003)Once in a Lifetime2003
The Best of Talking Heads
Talking Heads
(2005)Talking Heads2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic[1]4.5/5 stars

The Best of Talking Heads is a 2004 greatest hits album by Talking Heads, released by Sire/Rhino/Warner Bros., and contains in all 18 tracks, from the beginning to the end of Talking Heads' history. It was released the same day (August 17, 2004) as the expanded reissue of The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads. The album charted at number 87 on the ARIA Charts and charted at number 96 on the Ultratop Charts in Belgium.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by David Byrne, except where noted.

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Love → Building on Fire"Non-album single, 19772:58
2."Psycho Killer" (Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth)Talking Heads: 77, 19774:20
3."Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town"Talking Heads: 772:50
4."Take Me to the River" (Al Green, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges)More Songs About Buildings and Food, 19785:04
5."Found a Job"More Songs About Buildings and Food5:01
6."Life During Wartime" (Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Fear of Music, 19793:41
7."Heaven" (Byrne, Jerry Harrison)Fear of Music4:02
8."Memories Can't Wait" (Byrne, Harrison)Fear of Music3:31
9."Once in a Lifetime" (Byrne, Brian Eno, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Remain in Light, 19804:20
10."Houses in Motion" (Byrne, Eno, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Remain in Light4:31
11."This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" (Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Speaking in Tongues, 19834:56
12."Girlfriend Is Better" (Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Speaking in Tongues5:46
13."Burning Down the House" (Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Speaking in Tongues4:03
14."Road to Nowhere" (Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Little Creatures, 19854:20
15."And She Was"Little Creatures3:39
16."Wild Wild Life"True Stories, 19863:41
17."Blind" (Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Naked, 19885:00
18."(Nothing But) Flowers" (Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth)Naked5:32