The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004

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The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004
Aha definitive singles collection.jpg
Greatest hits album by A-ha
Released 11 April 2005
Recorded 1985–2002
Genre New wave, pop rock, synthpop
Length 1:10:00
Language English
Label Warner
Producer Bill Inglot, Dan Chalmers & Fred Engh
A-ha chronology
How Can I Sleep with Your Voice in My Head: a-ha Live
(2003)
The Definitive Singles Collection 1984-2004
(2005)
Analogue
(2005)
The Singles: 1984–2004
The Singles: 1984–2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
*Allmusic 4/5 stars link

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 is a greatest hits album from Norwegian band A-ha, released on 11 April 2005.

Despite the title, the album contains tracks from 1985–2002. The album contains 17 of their hits plus an enhanced video for the song "Take on Me". The track listing of this album is slightly different from the one on The Singles: 1984–2004. It marked the return of A-ha to the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart, where it peaked at number 14.The album re-enter the chart with #99 position in 2015.

Comparison[edit]

The so-called definitive The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 ironically has fewer unique singles (17, as "Take on Me" appears twice) than The Singles: 1984–2004 (19).

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 lacks the following songs, which exist on "The Singles: 1984–2004":

  • "Move to Memphis"
  • "Minor Earth, Major Sky"
  • "Forever Not Yours"

The album, however, adds the single "You Are the One", which did not feature on The Singles: 1984-2004. This album was the last by the group to be released by Warner Bros. In 2010, the album was released in the US.

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales Chart position
Germany Gold[1] 100,000 49
UK Gold[2] 100,000 14

Other Charted Countries: #4 Norway, #8 Sweden, #22 Estonia, #30 Greece, #44 Ireland

Track listing[edit]

The Singles: 1984–2004[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Take on Me" Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Paul Waaktaar Hunting High and Low 3:47
2. "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." (7" edit) Waaktaar Hunting High and Low 4:42
3. "Train of Thought" (7" remix) Waaktaar Hunting High and Low 4:14
4. "Hunting High and Low" (7" remix) Waaktaar Hunting High and Low 3:46
5. "I've Been Losing You" Waaktaar Scoundrel Days 4:24
6. "Cry Wolf" Furuholmen, Waaktaar Scoundrel Days 4:03
7. "Manhattan Skyline" (7" edit) Furuholmen, Waaktaar Scoundrel Days 4:18
8. "The Living Daylights" (single version) John Barry, Waaktaar The Living Daylights 4:14
9. "Stay on These Roads" Furuholmen, Harket, Waaktaar Stay on These Roads 4:46
10. "Touchy!" Furuholmen, Harket, Waaktaar Stay on These Roads 4:33
11. "Crying in the Rain" Carole King, Howard Greenfield East of the Sun, West of the Moon 4:22
12. "Move to Memphis" Furuholmen, Waaktaar Memorial Beach 4:13
13. "Dark Is the Night for All" Waaktaar Memorial Beach 3:46
14. "Shapes That Go Together" (non-album single) Furuholmen, Waaktaar   4:14
15. "Summer Moved On" (radio edit) Waaktaar Minor Earth Major Sky 4:03
16. "Minor Earth Major Sky" (radio edit) Furuholmen, Waaktaar Minor Earth Major Sky 4:03
17. "Velvet" (radio edit) Lauren Savoy, Waaktaar Minor Earth Major Sky 4:05
18. "Forever Not Yours" Furuholmen, Harket, Ole Sverre-Olsen Lifelines 4:03
19. "Lifelines" (single version) Furuholmen Lifelines 3:58

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004[edit]

  1. "Take on Me"
  2. "The Sun Always Shines on T.V."
  3. "Train of Thought"
  4. "Hunting High and Low"
  5. "I've Been Losing You"
  6. "Cry Wolf"
  7. "Manhattan Skyline"
  8. "The Living Daylights"
  9. "Stay on These Roads"
  10. "Touchy!"
  11. "You Are the One (Album Version)"
  12. "Crying in the Rain"
  13. "Dark is the Night"
  14. "Shapes That Go Together"
  15. "Summer Moved On"
  16. "Lifelines"
  17. "Velvet"
  18. "Take on Me" (enhanced video)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Lifelines')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  2. ^ "British certifications – lifelines". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter lifelines in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Click Search

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