The Greatest Hits (Cher album)

The Greatest Hits is the second European compilation album by American singer-actress Cher, released on November 30, 1999 by Warner Music U.K.'s WEA label. The album was very successful worldwide, it peaked at #7 on the official UK Albums Chart, and reached the top 10 as well as #1 in Austria, Germany, and Denmark. In several countries across Europe and the rest of the world. This compilation was not available in the United States, due to the release of the US-only compilation, If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits which was released that same year. The album sold 3 million copies as of January 2000.[2]

The Greatest Hits
Cher-The Greatest Hits-Frontal
Greatest hits album by Cher
Released November 30, 1999
Recorded 1965–1999
Genre
Length 72:38
Label WEA
Producer
Cher chronology
If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits
(1999)
The Greatest Hits
(1999)
not.com.mercial
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Believe" Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, Timothy Powell Believe 4:00
2. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" Rudy Clark Love Hurts 2:53
3. "If I Could Turn Back Time" Diane Warren Heart of Stone 4:03
4. "Heart of Stone" Andy Hill, Pete Sinfield Heart of Stone 4:20
5. "Love and Understanding" Warren Love Hurts 4:44
6. "Love Hurts" Boudleaux Bryant Love Hurts 4:18
7. "Just Like Jesse James" Desmond Child, Warren Heart of Stone 4:07
8. "I Found Someone" Michael Bolton, Mark Mangold Cher 3:46
9. "One by One" Anthony Griffiths It's a Man's World 5:04
10. "Strong Enough" Mark Taylor, Paul Barry Believe 3:43
11. "All or Nothing" Taylor, Barry Believe 4:00
12. "Walking in Memphis" Marc Cohn It's a Man's World 3:59
13. "Love Can Build a Bridge" (with Chrissie Hynde and Neneh Cherry) John Barlow Jarvis, Naomi Judd, Paul Overstreet Single-release only 4:16
14. "All I Really Want to Do" Bob Dylan All I Really Want to Do 2:58
15. "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" Sonny Bono Cher 3:54
16. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" Bob Stone Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves 2:38
17. "The Beat Goes On" (Sonny & Cher) Bono In Case You're in Love 3:29
18. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny & Cher) Bono Look at Us 3:09
19. "Dov'è l'amore" (Emilio Estefan Jnr. Mix) Taylor, Barry Believe 3:44
Notes
  • "Believe" features writing contribution by Cher who remains uncredited.[3]

Personnel

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 7
Canadian Albums (RPM)[8] 17
Czech Albums (IFPI Czech Republic)[9] 11
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[10] 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 2
European Albums (Top 100)[12] 1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[13] 6
French Compilations (SNEP)[14] 6
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 1
Greek Albums (IFPI Greece)[16] 5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[17] 6
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 8
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 15
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[21] 7
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[22] 3
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 11
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[12] 5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 7

Year-end charts

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[27] 56
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[28] 50
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[29] 79
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[30] 75
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[31] 19
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[32] 58
German Albums Chart[33] 73
Italian Albums (Hit Parade)[34] 52
Norwegian Christmas Period Albums (VG-lista)[35] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[36] 30
Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[37] 37
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[38] 59
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[39] 64
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[40] 38
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[41] 80
European Top 100 Albums[42] 38
Finnish Foreign Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[43] 130
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[44] 60
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[45] 58
UK Albums (OCC)[46] 113

All-time charts

Chart Position
Australia (ARIA)[47] 766

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[48] Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[49] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[50] Platinum 50,000*
Belgium (BEA)[51] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[52] Platinum 100,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[53] 5× Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[54] Gold 37,032[54]
France (SNEP)[55] Gold 168,300[56]
Germany (BVMI)[57] Platinum 300,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[58] Gold 25,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[59] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[60] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[61] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[62] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[63] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[64] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[65] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*
Worldwide N/A 3,000,000[66]

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

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