The Very Best of Cilla Black

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The Very Best of Cilla Black
Compilation album by
Released14 October 2013
LabelParlophone (Warner Music Group)
ProducerGeorge Martin, David Mackay, Ted Carfrae
Cilla Black chronology
Completely Cilla
The Very Best of Cilla Black
Hit Singles

The Very Best of Cilla Black is an original, career-spanning compilation album by English singer Cilla Black, released in October 2013 by Parlophone / Warner Music Group UK to mark her golden anniversary in show business.[1] The album reached No. 37[2] in 2013 on the UK Albums Chart, which was Black's first Top 40 hit in thirty years. In September 2014, after the transmission of ITV biopic Cilla starring Sheridan Smith the album re-entered the UK Albums Chart and peaked at No. 26. The album was to make its ultimate peak at No. 1 after Black's death in August 2015, becoming her first number one album.[3] It also reached No. 1 in New Zealand on 21 August 2015 and stayed there for 5 consecutive weeks, making it the first album to achieve this since Sole Mio's eponymous album in March 2014.[4]


The 2013 release is a two disc set—one CD and one DVD: the CD album includes all 19 of Black's UK Top 40 singles alongside fan favourites and recently commissioned dance remixes of Cilla classics; the bonus region-free PAL DVD contains the 1966 TV special Cilla at the Savoy.

The compilation was repackaged on 20 November 2015 with a special Gold foil 'Cilla' cover featuring an extended 16-page picture booklet and tribute from Cilla's son Robert Willis (who is the executive producer of the album).[5] A single CD edition was also released in November 2015 by Warner Music Australia.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one (CD)[edit]

  1. "Love of the Loved"
  2. "Anyone Who Had a Heart"
  3. "You're My World"
  4. "It's for You"
  5. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
  6. "I've Been Wrong Before"
  7. "Love's Just a Broken Heart"
  8. "Alfie"
  9. "Sing a Rainbow"
  10. "Don't Answer Me"
  11. "A Fool Am I"
  12. "What Good Am I?"
  13. "I Only Live to Love You"
  14. "Step Inside Love"
  15. "Where Is Tomorrow?"
  16. "Liverpool Lullaby"
  17. "Surround Yourself with Sorrow"
  18. "Conversations"
  19. "If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind"
  20. "Your Song"
  21. "Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)"
  22. "I Don't Know How to Love Him"
  23. "Baby We Can't Go Wrong"
  24. "When You Walk in the Room"
  25. "Imagine" (Matt Pop Remix – Radio Edit)
  26. "Faded Images" (Almighty Remix – Radio Edit)

Disc two (DVD)[edit]

  1. Overture: "Let Me Entertain You"
  2. "By Myself/Tonight/Let There Be Love" (Medley)
  3. Interlude: Peter Gordeno Dances to "Sweet Georgia Brown"
  4. "What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?"
  5. "If I Had a Hammer"
  6. "Pick Up a Cane" (with Peter Gordeno)
  7. "Yesterday"
  8. "Anyone Who Had a Heart"
  9. "September in the Rain"
  10. "Sing a Rainbow"
  11. "Alfie"
  12. "You're My World"




Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 50
Irish Albums (IRMA)[7] 25
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[8] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 9


Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[11] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Platinum 300,000^

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


  1. ^ "Official Cilla Black Website Discography entry for 'The Very Best of Cilla Black'". 30 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Full Official Chart History for Cilla Black". 30 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ Tacey, Laura (21 August 2015). "The Very Best of Cilla Black is number one album in fitting public tribute". Liverpool Echo. Liverpool. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  4. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Official Cilla Black Website News entry – Out Today the 2015 Edition of The Very Best of Cilla Black". 30 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  6. ^ " – Cilla Black – Cilla – The Very Best of Cilla Black". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  7. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 34, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  8. ^ " – Cilla Black – Cilla – The Very Best of Cilla Black". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  9. ^ August 2015/7502/ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 2015". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  11. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Cilla Black – The Very Best of Cilla Black". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  12. ^ a b "British album certifications – Cilla Black – The Very Best of Cilla Black". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 September 2015. Cite error: The named reference "United KingdomCilla BlackThe Very Best of Cilla BlackalbumCertRef" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

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