The Very Best of the Bee Gees

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The Very Best of the Bee Gees
Very Best of Bee Gees Album Cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Bee Gees
Released November 1990 (1990-11)
Recorded 1967–1989
Genre Pop, disco
Label Polydor
Bee Gees chronology
One
(1989)
The Very Best of the Bee Gees
(1990)
High Civilization
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Very Best of the Bee Gees is a greatest hits album by British/Australian pop group the Bee Gees. It was originally released in November 1990 by Polydor Records, around the time as the Tales from the Brothers Gibb box set. The album was primarily aimed at the European market, as shown by the exclusion of the US hits "I Started a Joke", "Lonely Days", and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart".

The album has been re-issued several times, including a 1996 version which dropped "You Win Again" and "Ordinary Lives" from the track listing.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb; except where noted. 

No. Title Year Length
1. "New York Mining Disaster 1941" (B. Gibb, R. Gibb) 1967 2:11
2. "To Love Somebody" (B. Gibb, R. Gibb) 1967 3:01
3. "Massachusetts"   1967 2:23
4. "World"   1967 3:14
5. "Words"   1968 3:15
6. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You"   1968 3:07
7. "First of May"   1969 2:48
8. "Don't Forget to Remember" (B. Gibb, M. Gibb) 1969 3:28
9. "Saved by the Bell" (R. Gibb) 1969 3:06
10. "Run to Me"   1972 3:06
11. "Jive Talkin'"   1975 3:43
12. "Nights on Broadway"   1975 4:26
13. "You Should Be Dancing"   1976 4:46
14. "How Deep Is Your Love"   1977 4:02
15. "More Than a Woman"   1977 3:15
16. "Stayin' Alive"   1977 4:42
17. "Night Fever"   1977 3:30
18. "Too Much Heaven"   1978 4:56
19. "Tragedy"   1979 5:02
20. "You Win Again"   1987 3:57
21. "Ordinary Lives"   1989 4:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 9
Chart (1992) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 8
Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 7
Chart (1995) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (RPM)[6] 42
Chart (1997) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 23
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 19
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[9] 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[10] Gold 25,000x
Germany (BVMI)[11] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[12] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[13] Gold 50,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[14] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] 3× Platinum 900,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Very Best of the Bee Gees (1996 re-issue) – Discogs.com
  3. ^ "Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  6. ^ "RPM100 Albums (CD's & Cassettes)". RPM 62 (15). 13 November 1995. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Bee Gees – Very Best Of" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 20 December 2012.  Enter Bee Gees in the field Interpret. Enter Very Best Of in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  11. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bee Gees; 'The Very Best of the Bee Gees')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Polish album certifications – Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Bee Gees; 'Very Best Of')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Bee Gees – The Very Best of the Bee Gees". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 December 2012.  Enter The Very Best of the Bee Gees 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