Who's Better, Who's Best

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Who's Better, Who's Best
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Greatest hits album by The Who
Released 18 March 1988 (U.S.A.)
Recorded 1964–1980
Genre Rock
Length 59:49
Label MCA
Producer Jon Astley, Glyn Johns, Kit Lambert, Bill Szymczyk, Shel Talmy, The Who
The Who chronology
Two's Missing
Who's Better, Who's Best
Won't Get Fooled Again EP

Who's Better, Who's Best: This is The Very Best of The Who is a 1988 compilation album by The Who.[1] A compilation of videos also titled Who's Better, Who's Best was released in 1988 as well.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
MusicHound 2/5[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

  1. "My Generation" – 3:16
  2. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Townshend, Roger Daltrey) – 2:39
  3. "The Kids Are Alright" – 2:45
  4. "Substitute" – 3:46
  5. "I'm a Boy" – 2:38
  6. "Happy Jack" – 2:12
  7. "Pictures of Lily" – 2:42
  8. "I Can See for Miles" – 4:06
  9. "Who Are You" (Single edit) – 5:03
  10. "Won't Get Fooled Again" (Single edit) – 3:38
  11. "Magic Bus" – 3:19
  12. "I Can't Explain" – 2:04
  13. "Pinball Wizard" – 2:59
  14. "I'm Free" – 2:40
  15. "See Me, Feel Me" – 3:30
  16. "Squeeze Box" – 2:40
  17. "Join Together" (Coda omitted) – 4:19
  18. "You Better You Bet" – 5:37

The track listing refers to "Won't Get Fooled Again" as a "Shortened Version". The track is in fact the edited version released as a single on the American release and the full version on the British release.

The track listing for the UK CD edition included unedited versions of "The Kids Are Alright" (3:05) and "Won't Get Fooled Again" (8:31). The front cover also differed, showing the band performing live in 1973.

Baba O' Riley is a bonus track on CD copies

Sales chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1988 UK Chart Albums 10[5]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[6] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

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



  1. ^ "The Who Official Band Website - Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon | | Who's Better Who's Best". Thewho.com. 1988-03-01. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 1227. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. 
  4. ^ "The Who: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Who - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Who – Who's Better, Who's Best". Music Canada. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – The Who – Who's Better, Who's Best". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Who's Better, Who's Best in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  8. ^ "American album certifications – The Who – Who's Better, Who's Best". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH