The Definitive Collection (Lionel Richie album)

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The Definitive Collection
Lionel Richie The Definitive Collection.jpg
Greatest hits album by Lionel Richie
Released February 4, 2003
Recorded 1982–2002
Genre Pop
Label Motown
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Definitive Collection is a greatest hits album by American pop musician Lionel Richie.

The album was initially released in the US as a one-disc compilation in February 2003. A limited edition release of the US version included a bonus disc with rare extra tracks.[2] A two-disc edition was released for the International market which collects 38 songs over 20 years. A special edition of the album was released later which includes a DVD selecting highlights throughout this period of Richie's career. The DVD also includes a live performance from Amsterdam and the making of Dancing on the Ceiling (as a hidden extra).

The album was unusual in that it hit the #1 spot in the UK album charts 12 years after it was released, after a live performance by Richie described as "triumphant" at the Glastonbury Festival 2015. [3] It became his first UK #1 in 23 years. It also held a record for the shortest stay at #1. 5 days after reaching the top, it was replaced by Ed Sheeran's x.

Track listing[edit]

US Version[edit]

Standard Version[edit]

All songs written by Lionel Richie, except where noted.

  1. "Hello" – 4:08 from Can't Slow Down
  2. "Just to Be Close to You" by Commodores (Single Version) – 3:30 from Hot on the Tracks
  3. "Easy" by Commodores (Single Version) – 4:15 from Commodores
  4. "Running with the Night" (Richie, Cynthia Weil) (Single Version) – 4:10 from Can't Slow Down
  5. "Three Times a Lady" by Commodores (Single Version) – 3:37 from Natural High
  6. "Still" by Commodores (Single Version) – 3:44 from Midnight Magic
  7. "All Night Long (All Night)" (Single Version) – 4:22 from Can't Slow Down
  8. "Endless Love" with Diana Ross – 4:25 from Endless Love
  9. "Truly" – 3:19 from Lionel Richie
  10. "Penny Lover" (Richie, Brenda Harvey-Richie) (Single Version) – 3:49 from Can't Slow Down
  11. "You Are" (Richie, Harvey-Richie) (Single Version) – 5:03 from Lionel Richie
  12. "Sail On" by Commodores (Single Version) – 4:00 from Midnight Magic
  13. "Stuck on You" – 3:12 from Can't Slow Down
  14. "Say You, Say Me" – 4:01 from Dancing on the Ceiling
  15. "Dancing on the Ceiling" (Richie, Carlos Rios, Michael Frenchik) – 4:32 from Dancing on the Ceiling
  16. "Do It to Me" (Single Version) – 4:30 from Back to Front
  17. "Ballerina Girl" – 3:36 from Dancing on the Ceiling
  18. "Angel" (Richie, Paul Barry, Mark Taylor) (Single Version) – 3:43 from Renaissance
  19. "To Love a Woman" featuring Enrique Iglesias (Barry, Enrique Iglesias, Richie) – 3:54 from Encore
  20. "Goodbye" – 3:39 from Dancing on the Ceiling from Encore

US Bonus Disc[edit]

  1. "Zoom" by Commodores (Richie, Ronald LaPread) (Unreleased Alternate Mix) – 8:15
  2. "Oh No" – 3:03
  3. "Can't Slow Down" (David Cochrane) (Early Working Version) – 5:11
  4. "Lady" – 4:29
  5. "Brick House" by Commodores (hidden track) – 3:28

International Version[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "All Night Long (All Night)"
  2. "Say You, Say Me"
  3. "My Destiny"
  4. "Running with the Night"
  5. "Dancing on the Ceiling"
  6. "Don't Stop the Music"
  7. "Love, Oh Love"
  8. "Ballerina Girl"
  9. "Love Will Conquer All"
  10. "Do It to Me"
  11. "Cinderella"
  12. "Tender Heart"
  13. "Don't Wanna Lose You"
  14. "The Closest Thing to Heaven"
  15. "I Forgot"
  16. "Angel"
  17. "To Love a Woman" (feat. Enrique Iglesias)
  18. "Goodbye"
  • The UK version has "My Love" inserted before "Love Will Conquer All" and removes "Goodbye"

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Three Times a Lady"
  2. "Easy"
  3. "Endless Love"
  4. "Hello"
  5. "Still"
  6. "Sail On"
  7. "Stuck on You"
  8. "You Are"
  9. "Truly"
  10. "Just to Be Close to You"
  11. "Sweet Love"
  12. "Penny Lover"
  13. "Oh No"
  14. "Lady (You Bring Me Up)"
  15. "Wonderland"
  16. "Machine Gun"
  17. "Brick House"
  18. "Too Hot Ta Trot"
  19. "Flying High"
  20. "Zoom"

DVD[edit]

  1. "My Destiny"
  2. "All Night Long (All Night)"
  3. "Love Will Conquer All"
  4. "You Are"
  5. "Say You, Say Me"
  6. "Dancing on the Ceiling"
  7. "Running with the Night"
  8. "Penny Lover"
  9. "Hello"
  10. "Ballerina Girl"
  11. "Se La"
  12. "Love, Oh Love"
  13. "Truly"
  14. "Do It to Me"
  15. "Three Times a Lady" (live in Amsterdam)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 10
US Billboard 200[5] 19
Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 16
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 61
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 31
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 23
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 40
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 31
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 45
Chart (2005) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 4
Chart (2006) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[14] 7
Chart (2015) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[15] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[16] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] 3× Platinum 965,083[18]
United States (RIAA)[19] Platinum 1,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[20] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ allmusic ((( The Definitive Collection [Bonus Disc > Overview )))]
  3. ^ "Lionel Richie scores first Number 1 in 23 years after show-stopping Glastonbury set". 
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  5. ^ "Lionel Richie – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Lionel Richie.
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  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
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  10. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Lionel Richie & the Commodores – The Definitive Collection". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 22, 2013.  Enter The Definitive Collection 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
  18. ^ Jones, Alan (July 6, 2015). "Official Charts Analysis: Lionel Richie jumps to No.1 after Glastonbury appearance". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved October 15, 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Lionel Richie – The Definitive Collection". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 22, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  20. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2007". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 22, 2013.