The Greatest Hits (Texas album)

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The Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Texas
Released 23 October 2000
Recorded 1988–2000
Genre Alternative rock
Label Mercury
Producer Dallas Austin, Dave Stewart, Gregg Alexander, Johnny Mac, Mike Hedges, Texas, Tim Palmer
Texas chronology
The Hush
(1999)The Hush1999
The Greatest Hits
(2000)
Careful What You Wish For
(2003)Careful What You Wish For2003
Singles from The Greatest Hits
  1. "In Demand"
    Released: 2 October 2000
  2. "Inner Smile"
    Released: 8 January 2001
  3. "I Don't Want a Lover (2001 mix)"
    Released: 9 July 2001
  4. "Guitar Song"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Greatest Hits is a compilation album by rock band Texas, released on 23 October 2000. The album peaked at number one in the UK, becoming the band's third album to do so. It has been certified 6× Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for UK sales of 1,974,890 copies.[2]

It was the band's first greatest hits album, featuring songs spanning their career from 1989 to 2000. Three new songs were also included. Four previously released songs (So in Love with You, So Called Friend, Everyday Now and Prayer for You) have been re-recorded for this album.

Two extra bonus tracks appear on the UK edition of the album that do not appear on the international edition. In territories where the group did not chart any major hits, the album was simply renamed Song Book.

The Greatest Hits was a big seller within the United Kingdom and was the 42nd best-selling album of the 2000s decade in the United Kingdom[3].

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "I Don't Want a Lover" Sharleen Spiteri, Johnny McElhone Southside (1989) 5:02
2. "In Demand" Spiteri, McElhone, Dallas Austin Previously unreleased 4:25
3. "Say What You Want" Spiteri, McElhone White on Blonde (1997) 3:51
4. "Summer Son" Spiteri, McElhone, Eddie Campbell, Robert Hodgens The Hush (1999) 4:04
5. "Inner Smile" Spiteri, McElhone, Gregg Alexander, Rick Nowels Previously unreleased 3:52
6. "So in Love with You" Spiteri, McElhone Ricks Road (1993) 4:19
7. "Black Eyed Boy" Spiteri, McElhone, Campbell, Hodgens, Richard Hynd White on Blonde 3:17
8. "So Called Friend" Spiteri, McElhone Ricks Road 3:46
9. "Everyday Now" Spiteri, McElhone Southside 4:19
10. "In Our Lifetime" Spiteri, McElhone The Hush 4:06
11. "Halo" Spiteri, McElhone White on Blonde 4:09
12. "Guitar Song" Spiteri, McElhone, Serge Gainsbourg (sample) Previously unreleased 3:56
13. "Prayer for You" Spiteri, McElhone Southside 4:19
14. "When We Are Together" Spiteri, McElhone The Hush 3:23
15. "Insane" Spiteri, McElhone White on Blonde 4:44
16. "Tired of Being Alone" Al Green Single-release only 3:27
17. "Put Your Arms Around Me" Spiteri, McElhone, David Stewart, Hodgens White on Blonde 4:32
18. "Say What You Want (All Day Every Day)" (featuring the Wu-Tang Clan) Spiteri, McElhone Non-album double A-side single with "Insane" 4:39

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Saints & Sinners by All Saints
1 by The Beatles
UK number one album
4 November 2000 – 10 November 2000
27 January 2001 – 2 February 2001
Succeeded by
All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2
Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water
by Limp Bizkit

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
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  3. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-biggest-selling-albums-of-the-millennium-so-far-revealed-__8698/
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  21. ^ "French album certifications – Texas – greatest Hits" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  22. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20081118060541/http://www.infodisc.fr/CDCertif_P.php?debut=550
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Texas – The Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter The Greatest Hits in the search field and then press Enter.
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