The Very Best of Macy Gray

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The Very Best of Macy Gray
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 2004 (2004-08-30)
Studio
Genre
Length71:01
LabelEpic
Producer
Macy Gray chronology
The Trouble with Being Myself
(2003)
The Very Best of Macy Gray
(2004)
Live in Las Vegas
(2005)
Singles from The Very Best of Macy Gray
  1. "Love Is Gonna Get You"
    Released: August 16, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]

The Very Best of Macy Gray is the first greatest hits album by American singer and songwriter Macy Gray. It was released on August 30, 2004, by Epic Records. It contains all singles from Gray's first three studio albums, as well as two previously unreleased tracks (the single "Love Is Gonna Get You" and a cover of Aerosmith's 1975 song "Walk This Way"), three album tracks, three remixes, and the 2000 single "Demons", a collaboration with Fatboy Slim. The album peaked at number 36 on the UK Albums Chart and charted moderately in other European countries.

On December 1, 2008, the album was reissued in the United Kingdom including "Winter Wonderland", which first appeared as a B-side to "Sexual Revolution" and was featured in the Marks & Spencer Christmas ads. A few weeks later, the song reached number 76 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I Try"
  • Macy Gray
  • Jeremy Ruzumna
  • Jinsoo Lim
  • David Wilder
Andrew Slater3:59
2."Do Something"Slater4:57
3."Still"
Slater4:15
4."Why Didn't You Call Me"
  • Ruzumna
  • Gray
Slater3:14
5."I've Committed Murder"
Slater4:59
6."Sexual Revolution"
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Wilder
  • Swann
  • Swann
  • Gray
4:45
7."Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu)
  • Gray
  • Joe Solo
  • Swann
  • Gray
3:49
8."Boo"
  • Swann
  • Gray
4:25
9."When I See You"
3:43
10."It Ain't the Money" (featuring Pharoahe Monch)
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Indrizzo
  • Meldal-Johnsen
  • Beck Hansen
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Gray
  • DJ Kiilu Grand[a]
4:07
11."She Ain't Right for You"
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Indrizzo
  • Meldal-Johnsen
4:12
12."Love Is Gonna Get You"Mike Elizondo3:00
13."Walk This Way"Damon Elliott3:31
14."Demons" (Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray)
Fatboy Slim3:14
15."When I See You" (Bugz in the Attic Remix)
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Indrizzo
  • Meldal-Johnsen
6:35
16."I've Committed Murder" (Gang Starr Main Mix) (featuring Mos Def)
  • Gray
  • Swann
  • Beckwith
  • Ruzumna
  • Harris
  • Lai
  • Sigman
  • Slater
  • Gang Starr[c]
4:38
17."Sexual Revolution" (Norman Cook Radio Mix at 128BPM)
  • Gray
  • Ruzumna
  • Wilder
  • Swann
  • Swann
  • Gray
  • Cook[c]
3:32

Notes

  • ^a signifies a co-producer
  • ^b signifies a vocal producer
  • ^c signifies a remixer

Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 52
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[7] 50
Italian Albums (FIMI)[8] 58
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[9] 236
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[10] 23
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 25
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 84
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 36
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[14] 31

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Ref.
United Kingdom August 30, 2004 Epic [15]
United States September 7, 2004 [16]
Japan October 20, 2004 Sony [4]
Germany November 22, 2004 [17]
United Kingdom (reissue) December 1, 2008 Sony CMG [5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tracks 1–11
  2. ^ a b c d Tracks 6–8
  3. ^ a b c Tracks 9–11
  4. ^ Track 12
  5. ^ a b c d Track 13
  6. ^ Track 16
  7. ^ Track 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "The Very Best of Macy Gray – Macy Gray". AllMusic. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Macy Gray". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "The Very Best Of Macy Gray : Macy Gray". HMV Japan. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "The Very Best Of: Macy Gray". Amazon (UK). Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Macy Gray – The Very Best Of" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Macy Gray – The Very Best Of" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Macy Gray – The Very Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  9. ^ ベリー・ベスト・オブ・メイシー・グレイ/メイシー・グレイ [Very Best of Macy Gray / Macy Gray] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  10. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Macy Gray – The Very Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Macy Gray – The Very Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  15. ^ "The Very Best Of Macy Gray: Macy Gray". Amazon (UK). Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "The Very Best of Macy Gray: Macy Gray". Amazon (US). Archived from the original on February 24, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  17. ^ "The Very Best Of Macy Gray: Macy Gray" (in German). Amazon (Germany). Archived from the original on August 14, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2015.