The Best... Album in the World...Ever!

Infobox Album
Name = The Best... Album in the World...Ever!
Type = compilation
Artist = Various artists

The Best... Album in the World...Ever! is a long running compilation album brand from Circa Records (trading under the 'strategic marketing' brand name of EMI/Virgin Records). Usually the album's title is made of the main title, genre and maybe issue number (so albums would include "The Best Ibiza Album in the World...Ever!", "The Best Rock Album in the World...Ever!" etc), however on a number of indie music collections the genre aspect was replaced by a full list of artist names. Due to this these were just normally listed as The Best Album in the World...Ever!

List of Compilations in the Series

Main titles

The Best... Album in the World... Ever!

Volume 1 (1995)

VTDCD 58

Disc 1

#Supergrass - "Alright"
#Blur - "Girls and Boys"
#Elastica - "Waking Up"
#Ash - "Girl From Mars"
#Oasis - "Whatever"
#Edwyn Collins - "A Girl Like You"
#The Charlatans - "The Only One I Know"
#Pulp - "Do You Remember the First Time?"
#McAlmont & Butler - "Yes"
#Morrissey - "Everyday Is Like Sunday"
#Radiohead - "High and Dry"
#The Cranberries - "Zombie"
#The Smashing Pumpkins - "Today"
#Manic Street Preachers - "La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)"
#James - "Sit Down"
#The Boo Radleys - "Wake Up Boo!"
#Suede - "Animal Nitrate"
#The Verve - "This is Music"
#Inspiral Carpets - "I Want You"
#Therapy? - "Screamager"

Disc 2

#The Smiths - "This Charming Man"
#The Jesus & Mary Chain - "April Skies"
#Oasis - "Supersonic"
#The Stone Roses - "Fools Gold" (Original Version)
#Stereo MC's - "Connected"
#The Prodigy - "Out of Space"
#The Shamen - "Destination Eschaton" (Beatmasters 7" Remix)
#New Order - "True Faith '94"
#The Chemical Brothers - "Leave Home"
#Fluke - "Bullet"
#Primal Scream - "Loaded"
#EMF - "Unbelievable"
#Jesus Jones - "Real, Real, Real"
#Depeche Mode - "Personal Jesus" (7" Version)
#Blur - "Chemical World"
#The Levellers - "15 Years"
#The Auteurs - "Lenny Valentino"
#Skunk Anansie - "I Can Dream"
#Dreadzone - "Captain Dread (song)
#The Future Sound of London - "Life Forms"

Volume 2 (1996)

VTDCD 76

Disc 1

#Oasis - "Wonderwall"
#Paul Weller - "Wild Wood"
#Radiohead - "Creep"
#Cast - "Fine Time"
#Pulp - "Common People"
#Lightning Seeds - "The Life of Riley"
#Blur - "Parklife"
#Saint Etienne - "He's on the Phone"
#Sleeper - "What Do I Do Now?"
#The Levellers - "Hope Street"
#Supergrass - "Caught by the Fuzz"
#Whale - "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe"
#Ash - "Angel Interceptor"
#Lush - "Single Girl"
#Elastica - "Connection"
#Garbage - "Queer"
#The Stone Roses - "She Bangs the Drums"
#New Order - "Blue Monday"
#The Smiths - "How Soon is Now?"
#Gene "Olympian"

Disc 2

#Björk - "It's Oh So Quiet"
#Dreadzone - "Little Britain"
#Blur - "Country House"
#The Wonder Stuff - "The Size of a Cow"
#Menswear - "Stardust"
#Oasis - "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
#Happy Mondays - "Kinky Afro"
#Primal Scream - "Movin' On Up"
#Morrissey - "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get"
#The Verve - "History"
#Suede - "Stay Together"
#The Charlatans - "Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over"
#The Jesus & Mary Chain - "Far Gone and Out"
#Echobelly - "Great Things"
#The Wannadies - "Might Be Stars"
#Skunk Anansie - "Weak"
#The Chemical Brothers - "Life is Sweet"
#Fluke - "Tosh"
#Massive Attack - "Protection"
#McAlmont & Butler - "You Do"

Volume 3 (1996)

VTDCD 084

Disc 1

#The Prodigy - "Firestarter"
#Leftfield/Lydon - "Open Up"
#Iggy Pop - "Lust for Life"
#Supergrass - "Going Out"
#Oasis - "Don't Look Back in Anger"
#Cast - "Sandstorm"
#Ocean Colour Scene - "You've Got It Bad"
#Garbage - "Stupid Girl"
#The Lightning Seeds - "Pure"
#The Stone Roses - "What The World Is Waiting For"
#Radiohead - "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"
#Dubstar - "Stars"
#Blur - "The Universal"
#St. Etienne - "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
#New Order - "Temptation"
#The Levellers - "This Garden"
#The Charlatans - "Weirdo"
#Ash - "Kung Fu"
#Underworld - "Born Slippy"

Disc 2

#Paul Weller - "The Changingman"
#Oasis - "Round Are Way"
#Happy Mondays - "Step On"
#Sleeper - "Inbetweener"
#Lush - "Ladykillers"
#Terrorvision - "Perseverance"
#Goldbug - "Whole Lotta Love"
#Babylon Zoo - "Spaceman"
#Menswear - "Sleeping In"
#Marion - "Time"
#Echobelly - "King of the Kerb"
#Pulp - "My Legendary Girlfriend"
#Elastica - "Stutter"
#Skunk Anansie - "Selling Jesus"
#The Chemical Brothers - "Chemical Beats" (Dave Clarke Remix)
#60ft Dolls - "Stay"
#Teenage Fanclub - "Sparky's Dream"
#Gene - "For the Dead"
#Dreadzone - "Life Love & Unity"
#Massive Attack - "Sly"

Volume 4 (1996)

VTDCD 096

Disc 1

#Oasis - "Some Might Say"
#Cast - "Alright"
#Ocean Colour Scene - "The Day we Caught the Train"
#Manic Street Preachers - "A Design for Life"
#Suede - "Trash"
#Ash - "Goldfinger"
#Sleeper - "Sale of the Century"
#Dodgy - "In a Room"
#Lightning Seeds - "Sense"
#Space - "Female of the Species"
#The Charlatans - "One To Another"
#The Chemical Brothers - "Loops of Fury"
#Underworld - "Born Slippy"
#The Prodigy - "No Good (Start The Dance)"
#Björk - "Army of Me"
#Goldie - "Inner City Life"
#Everything but the Girl - "Walking Wounded"
#Stereo MC's - "Step It Up"
#Dubstar - "Not So Manic Now"

Disc 2

#Paul Weller - "Sunflower"
#R.E.M. - "Orange Crush"
#The Smiths - "Panic"
#Blur - "Charmless Man"
#Radiohead - "Just"
#The Presidents of the United States of America - "Peaches"
#Rocket from the Crypt - "On a Rope"
#Skunk Anansie - "All I Want"
#The Stone Roses - "Love Spreads"
#Garbage - "Only Happy When it Rains"
#Ash - "Oh Yeah"
#Babybird - "You're Gorgeous"
#Super Furry Animals - "If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You"
#Longpigs - "Far"
#Mansun - "Stripper Vicar"
#Shed Seven - "Where Have You Been Tonight"
#The Levellers - "Just the One"
#Placebo - "Teenage Angst"
#Massive Attack - "Safe from Harm"
#Sneaker Pimps - "6 Underground"
#Oasis - "The Masterplan"

Volume 5 (1997)

#Pulp - "Sorted for E's and Whizz"
#Kula Shaker - "Tattva"
#Oasis - "Live Forever"
#Manic Street Preachers - "Everything Must Go"
#Blur - "Beetlebum"
#Placebo - "Nancy Boy"
#Apollo 440 - "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Dub"
#The Prodigy - "Breathe"
#Fun Lovin' Criminals - "Scooby Snacks"
#Mansun - "Wide Open Space"
#Depeche Mode - "Barrel of a Gun"
#Garbage - "Milk"
#Skunk Anansie - "Hedonism (Just Because it Feels Good)"
#Suede - "Beautiful Ones"
#The Supernaturals - "Day Before Yesterday's Man"
#Bennet - "Mum's Gone to Iceland"
#Sleeper - "Nice Guy Eddie"
#Shed Seven - "Getting Better"
#Presidents of the USA - "Lump"
#Geneva - "Into the Blue"
#Underworld - "Pearl's Girl"
#Paul Weller - "Out of the Sinking"
#Oasis - "Roll With It"
#Ocean Colour Scene - "Riverboat Song"
#R.E.M. - "What's the Frequency Kenneth"
#Deep Purple - "Hush"
#Cast - "Flying"
#Space - "Dark Clouds"
#The Lightning Seeds - "Lucky You"
#The La's - "There She Goes"
#Dodgy - "Good Enough"
#White Town - "Your Woman"
#Babybird - "Candy Girl"
#808 State and James Dean Bradfield - "Lopez"
#Aloof - "One Night Stand"
#Radiohead - "Fake Plastic Trees"
#Longpigs - "Lost Myself"
#Terrorvision - "Easy"
#Stone Roses - "I am the Resurrection"

Volume 6 (1997)

#Radiohead - "Paranoid Android"
#Blur - "Song 2"
#Supergrass - "Richard III"
#Foo Fighters - "This Is a Call"
#eels - "Novocaine for the Soul"
#The Charlatans - "North Country Boy"
#Cast - "Free Me"
#Manic Street Preachers - "Australia"
#Kula Shaker - "Hey Dude"
#Pulp - "Disco 2000"
#Monaco - "What Do You Want from Me"
#The Supernaturals - "Smile"
#John Lydon - "Sun"
#3 Colours Red - "Copper Girl"
#Fun Lovin' Criminals - "King of New York"
#Sneaker Pimps - "6 Underground"
#Depeche Mode - "Home"
#Primal Scream - "Star"
#Skunk Anansie - "Brazen (Weep)"
#The Chemical Brothers - "Setting Sun"
#Republica - "Ready to Go"
#Reef - "Place Your Hands"
#Bush - "Swallowed"
#Teenage Fanclub - "Ain't That Enough"
#Stone Roses - "Made of Stone"
#Suede - "Lazy"
#Ether - "If You Really Want to Know"
#Geneva - "Tranquilizer"
#Mansun - "She Makes my Nose Bleed"
#My Life Story - "Strumpet"
#Hurricane #1 - "Just Another Illusion"
#Placebo - "Bruise Pristine"
#Kenickie - "OPunka"
#The Future Sound of London - "We Have Explosive"
#Fluke - "Absurd"
#Super Furry Animals - "Hermann Loves Pauline"
#The Verve - "On Your Own"
#Dodgy - "Staying out for the Summer"

Volume 7 (1998)

#The Verve - "Sonnet"
#Embrace - "Come Back to What You Know"
#Radiohead - "Karma Police"
#Space - "Begin Again"
#Dandy Warhols - "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth"
#Fatboy Slim - "Rockafeller Skank"
#Iggy Pop - "Passenger"
#Primal Scream - "Rocks"
#Brock Landars - "SMDU"
#Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping"
#Robbie Williams - "Let Me Entertain You"
#Supergrass - "Sun Hits the Sky"
#The Charlatans - "How High"
#Skunk Anansie - "Twisted (Everyday Hurts)"
#Stone Roses - "What the World is Waiting For"
#Blur - "On Your Own"
#The Pixies - "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
#Catharine Wheel - "Delicious"
#Kenickie - "I Would Fix You"
#Ether - "Best Friend"
#Mansun - "Wide Open Space"
#PF Project feat. Ewan McGregor - "Choose Life"
#Run DMC - "It's Like That"
#Collapsed Lung - "Eat My Goal"
#Garbage - "Push It"
#The Levellers - "What a Beautiful Day"
#Ocean Colour Scene - "Hundred Mile High City"
#Fat Les - "Vindaloo"
#The Prodigy - "Poison"
#Whale - "Four Big Speakers"
#Bentley Rhythm Ace - "Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out"
#Lo Fidelity Allstars - "Vision Incision"
#Air - "Kelly Watch the Stars"
#Bran Van 3000 - "Drinking in LA"
#Massive Attack - "Teardrop"
#Unbelievable Truth - "Settle Down"
#Cornershop - "Brimful of Asha"
#Super Furry Animals - "Ice Hockey Hair"

"The Best Funk Album in the World...Ever!"

This is a double tape of CD compilation of 70s funk and blaxploitation soundtrack music. The album is a de facto follow up to the EMI/Virgin release Superfunk though it was decided to list the album under the stronger Best..Ever brand name.

The concept of the album is similar to the Harmless collections and to BMG Global TV's Blaxplotation album series.

"The Best Christmas Album in the World... Ever!"

This is a Double CD Christmas album of various Christmas music Originally Released in 1996. A new edition has been released, "The Best Christmas Album in the World... Ever! (new edition)".

Disc one

#"Merry Christmas Everyone" - Shakin' Stevens
#"Another Rock And Roll Christmas" - Gary Glitter
#"Little Saint Nick" - The Beach Boys
#"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" - Jackson 5
#"In Dulce Jubilo" - Mike Oldfield
#"Stop The Cavalry" - Jona Lewie
#"Christmas Wrapping" - The Waitresses
#"Ring Out, Solstice Bells" - Jethro Tull
#"Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy" - Bing Crosby & David Bowie
#"Happy Xmas (War is Over)" - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
#"Wonderful Christmastime" - Paul McCartney
#"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" - Wizzard
#"Merry Xmas Everybody" - Slade
#"Do They Know It's Christmas?" - Band Aid
#"Fairytale of New York" - The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
#"I Believe In Father Christmas" - Greg Lake
#"2000 Miles" - Pretenders
#"A Spaceman Came Travelling" - Chris De Burgh
#"The Power Of Love" - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
#"Driving Home For Christmas" - Chris Rea
#"Step Into Christmas" - Elton John

Disc two

#"White Christmas" - Bing Crosby
#"The Christmas Song" - Nat 'King' Cole
#"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" - Dean Martin
#"Mary's Boy Child" - Matt Monro
#"Mistletoe and Wine" - Cliff Richard
#"Walking in the Air" - Aled Jones
#"Winter Wonderland" - Peggy Lee
#"Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop)" - Adam Faith
#"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" - Mel & Kim
#"Last Christmas" - State Of The Heart
#"Little Town" - Cliff Richard
#"Frosty The Snowman" - Nat 'King' Cole
#"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" - Dean Martin
#"Lonely This Christmas" - Mud
#"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - Ella Fitzgerald
#"Deck The Halls" - Treorchy, Morriston Orpheus & Pontarddulais Male Choirs With The Band Of The Welsh Guards
#"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - Jane McDonald
#"We Wish You A Merry Christmas" - The Weavers
#"The Twelve Days Of Christmas" - The Spinners
#"Gaudete" - Steeleye Span
#"Silent Night, Holy Night" - Sinéad O'Connor
#"In The Bleak Midwinter" - Bert Jansch
#"Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy" - David Bowie/Bing Crosby
#"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" - Mary Margaret O'Hara (Frank Loesser)

"The Best...Anthems...Ever!"

A 2-CD compilation released in 1997.

Disc 1

#"Tubthumping" - Chumbawumba
#"Parklife" - Blur
#"Love Is the Law" - The Seahorses
#"North Country Boy" - The Charlatans
#"The Day We Caught the Train" - Ocean Colour Scene
#"Alright" - Supergrass
#"Tattva" - Kula Shaker
#"Place Your Hands" - Reef
#"Creep" - Radiohead
#"Swallowed" - Bush
#"Scooby Snacks" - Fun Lovin' Criminals
#"This Is a Call" - Foo Fighters
#"Nancy Boy" - Placebo
#"Breathe" - The Prodigy
#"Girl From Mars" - Ash
#"Weak" - Skunk Anansie
#"You Love Us" - Manic Street Preachers
#"Block Rockin' Beats" - The Chemical Brothers
#"Born Slippy" - Underworld
#"Open Up" - Leftfield/Lydon

Disc 2

#"The Drugs Don't Work" - The Verve
#"Street Spirit (Fade Out)" - Radiohead
#"There She Goes" - The La's
#"Stupid Girl" - Garbage
#"Disco 2000" - Pulp
#"Trash" - Suede
#"Sit Down" - James
#"Alright - Cast
#"Life of Riley" - The Lightning Seeds
#"The Changingman" - Paul Weller
#"Novocaine for the Soul" - eels
#"Peaches" - The Presidents of the United States of America
#"Fools Gold" - Stone Roses
#"Hope Street" - The Levellers
#"Yes" - McAlmont/Butler
#"Wide Open Space" - Mansun
#"Heroes" - David Bowie
#"Song 2" - Blur
#"Caught by the Fuzz" - Supergrass
#"Lust for Life" - Iggy Pop
#"Choose Life" - PF Project Feat. Ewan McGregor

"The Best Driving Anthems in the World...Ever!"

This is a CD compilation of Power Ballads. Several editions have been released since the first album, "Power Ballads - The Greatest Driving Anthems in the World... Ever!", was released in 2004.


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