The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself

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The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself
Greatest hits album by
Released24 June 2008 (2008-06-24)
Recorded1981 - 2008
Billy Idol chronology
Happy Holidays
The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself
Kings & Queens of the Underground
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself is a greatest hits compilation album, spanning the recording career of British punk rock vocalist Billy Idol. It was released in the U. S. on 24 June 2008. It features 16 of Idol's past hits, as well as two new tracks, "John Wayne" and "New Future Weapon". An additional new track, "Fractured", is available exclusively through download retailers. A CD/DVD set which includes 13 Billy Idol music videos was also released.[2][3]

The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize YourselfCD
1."Dancing with Myself" (EP Version by Generation X, 2001 Digital Remaster)Billy Idol, Tony James4:51
2."Hot in the City" (2001 Digital Remaster)Idol3:33
3."White Wedding" (Part 1, 2001 Digital Remaster)Idol4:13
4."Rebel Yell" (1999 Digital Remaster)Idol, Steve Stevens4:47
5."Eyes Without a Face" (1999 Digital Remaster)Idol, Stevens4:58
6."Flesh for Fantasy" (1999 Digital Remaster)Idol, Stevens4:38
7."Catch My Fall" (2001 Digital Remaster)Idol3:42
8."To Be a Lover" (2001 Digital Remaster)William Bell, Booker T. Jones3:53
9."Don't Need a Gun" (Single Edit, 2001 Digital Remaster)Idol5:24
10."Sweet Sixteen" (2001 Digital Remaster)Idol4:15
11."Mony Mony" (2001 Digital Remaster)Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Richie Cordell, Bobby Bloom5:00
12."Cradle of Love" (2001 Digital Remaster)Idol, David Werner4:39
13."L.A. Woman" (Single Edit, 2001 Digital Remaster)Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore4:04
14."Shock to the System" (2001 Digital Remaster)Idol, Mark Younger-Smith3:37
15."Speed" (Album Version)Idol, Stevens4:17
16."World Comin' Down"Idol, Brian Tichy3:34
17."John Wayne"Idol, Tichy, Derek Sherinian4:15
18."New Future Weapon"Idol, Tichy3:56
The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize YourselfDVD
1."Dancing with Myself"Tobe Hooper3:24
2."Hot in the City" (1987 version)Larry Jordan3:56
3."White Wedding" (MTV-censored version)David Mallet3:29
4."Rebel Yell"Jeff Stein4:52
5."Eyes Without a Face"Mallet4:56
6."Flesh for Fantasy"Howard Deutch*4:22
7."Catch My Fall"Mallet3:43
8."To Be a Lover"Mallet3:50
9."Don't Need a Gun"Julien Temple4:59
10."Sweet Sixteen"Peter Sinclair4:20
11."Mony Mony – Live"Jordan4:16
12."Cradle of Love" (Extended Billy Idol Only Version)David Fincher5:22
13."L.A. Woman"Fincher4:03

* CD/DVD booklet miscredits David Mallet as director of the video[4]


Produced by Keith Forsey except:


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2008-06-24). "The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself - Billy Idol | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "News > Billy Idol - Idolize Yourself Due In June". Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. ^ "Billy Idol - 'Flesh for fantasy'". (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 2014-04-09.