The Best of The Pogues

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The Best of the Pogues
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 1991
GenreCeltic punk, folk punk, Celtic rock, folk rock
LabelPogue Music Ltd
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The Best of the Pogues is a greatest hits album by The Pogues, released in September 1991. The album was dedicated to the memory of Deborah Korner.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fairytale of New York" (Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer)
  2. "Sally MacLennane" (MacGowan)
  3. "Dirty Old Town" (Ewan MacColl)
  4. "The Irish Rover" (Traditional, arr. The Pogues & The Dubliners)
  5. "A Pair of Brown Eyes" (MacGowan)
  6. "Streams of Whiskey" (MacGowan)
  7. "Rainy Night in Soho" (MacGowan)
  8. "Fiesta" (MacGowan, Finer, Kotscher, Lindt)
  9. "Rain Street" (MacGowan)
  10. "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" (Finer)
  11. "White City" (MacGowan)
  12. "Thousands Are Sailing" (Phil Chevron)
  13. "The Broad Majestic Shannon" (MacGowan)
  14. "The Body of an American" (MacGowan)


Chart (1991) Peak
Australia (ARIA Charts)[2] 94
Ireland 21
New Zealand (RIANZ) 10
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 11

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[2] Gold 35,000^
France (SNEP)[3] Gold 100,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[4] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Gold 100,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


Other musicians[edit]



  1. ^ The Best of The Pogues - The Pogues | AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "French album certifications – the Pogues – Best Of" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – The Pogues – The Best Of". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Pogues – The Best Of". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 February 2022.