Whitesnake's Greatest Hits

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Whitesnake's Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Whitesnake
Released 9 July 1994
Recorded 1983-1989
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock
Length 68:02
Label Geffen (North America)
EMI (Europe)
Producer Martin Birch, Mike Stone, Keith Olsen, Mike Clink
Whitesnake chronology
Slip of the Tongue
(1989)
Whitesnake's Greatest Hits
(1994)
Restless Heart
(1997)
Singles from Whitesnake's Greatest Hits
  1. "Is This Love" / "Sweet Lady Luck"
    Released: August 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10[2]

Whitesnake's Greatest Hits is a compilation of Whitesnake's biggest hits from the 1980s. It features hit singles from their albums Slide It In, Whitesnake and Slip of the Tongue. The album also contains three tracks previously unavailable in the USA.

The compilation charted at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart[3] and at number 161 on the US Billboard 200.[4] The album was certified Platinum (1,000,000 sold) in the U.S. in September 1998[5] and gold in the UK.[6]

The single "Is This Love" was reissued to promote Whitesnake's Greatest Hits, and featured the song "Sweet Lady Luck" (a B-side from the previous album Slip of the Tongue). This version reached number 25 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) From Length
1. "Still of the Night" David Coverdale, John Sykes Whitesnake, 1987 6:38
2. "Here I Go Again" (1987 Radio Mix) Coverdale, Bernie Marsden 1987 Versions 3:53
3. "Is This Love" Coverdale, Sykes Whitesnake 4:44
4. "Love Ain't No Stranger" Coverdale, Mel Galley Slide It In, 1984 4:17
5. "Looking for Love" Coverdale, Sykes 1987 (Whitesnake European version), 1987 6:31
6. "Now You're Gone" Coverdale, Adrian Vandenberg Slip of the Tongue, 1989 4:12
7. "Slide It In" Coverdale Slide It In 3:20
8. "Slow an' Easy" Coverdale, Micky Moody Slide It In 6:09
9. "Judgement Day" Coverdale, Vandenberg Slip of the Tongue 5:16
10. "You're Gonna Break My Heart Again" Coverdale, Sykes 1987 4:11
11. "The Deeper the Love" Coverdale, Vandenberg Slip of the Tongue 4:22
12. "Crying in the Rain" ('87 version) Coverdale Whitesnake 5:36
13. "Fool for Your Loving '89" (re-recorded version) Coverdale, Marsden, Moody Slip of the Tongue 4:11
14. "Sweet Lady Luck" Coverdale, Vandenberg B-Side of 12" single"The Deeper the Love/Judgment Day", 1990 4:34

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1998 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[5]
UK BPI 1994 Gold (+ 100,000)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Whitesnake's Greatest Hits review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 499. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Whitesnake - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Whitesnake's Greatest Hits Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  5. ^ a b "RIAA searchable certification database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  6. ^ a b "Search for Artist Whitenake". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/19940821/40/
  8. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  9. ^ "Whitesnake – Greatest Hits". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Whitesnake – Greatest Hits (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  12. ^ "Whitesnake – Greatest Hits (album)". Australian-charts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Album - Whitesnake, Greatest Hits". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 
  14. ^ "Whitesnake – Greatest Hits (album)". Spanishcharts.com (in Spanish). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 7 June 2015.