Greatest Hits (Robbie Williams album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Greatest Hits
Type = greatest
Artist = Robbie Williams


Released = October 18 2004
Recorded = 1997-2004
Genre = Pop, Adult Contemporary
Length = 78:43
Label = EMI
Producer =
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:j9frxqlsldde link]
Last album = "Live at Knebworth"
(2003)
This album = "Greatest Hits"
(2004)
Next album = "Intensive Care"
(2005)

"Greatest Hits" is a hits compilation by Robbie Williams, released in 2004. It included two new songs, these being "Radio" and "Misunderstood", which were both released as singles.

The album is his seventh album released in the United Kingdom. It is one of the fastest selling albums upon release in the country, where it debuted at the number-one spot with first week sales over 320,000 copies. Certain versions of the compilation feature Williams in a pose exposing his pubic hair on the cover.

A special edition box set with all of Robbie Williams' singles was released on the same day. [ [http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/841948/Greatest-Hits-Singles-Box-Set/Product.html Play.com (UK) : Robbie Williams - Greatest Hits Singles Box Set (19 CD Singles) : CD - Free Delivery ] ]

ingles

A year after the release of his live album, in October 2004, Williams' decided that it was time to make a retrospective of his career, and also, to reveal the new tracks he had been working on with the then new collaborator, Stephen Duffy. [http://www.robbiewilliams.com/ Discography>Albums>Greatest Hits] ]

"Radio", the compilation's first single, was released in October 2004, debuting at number-one of the UK Singles Chart (becoming Williams' sixth number-one hit) selling 41,732 copies, [ [http://www.theofficialcharts.com/all_singles_song.php?id=994 "Radio" first week sales in the United Kingdom] ] the song was also a number-one hit in Denmark and Portugal, and it hit the top ten around the world.

The album's second single, the ballad "Misunderstood", was included in the soundtrack of the film "" and hit the top ten around the world in December of that year.

Written on the inside cover of the album is the Latin phase "...si quid habet mammas vel rotas, res habebis difficiles aliquando." this translates into "if it has tits or wheels, it makes life difficult."

uccess

The album went on to sell 320,000 copies in its first week in the United Kingdom debuting at number-one becoming the fastest selling greatest hits album in the country. The album hit the top spot in 18 countries: Arabia, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the aforementioned United Kingdom, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland among others.

The album became the best selling album of the year in the United Kingdom, becoming the 61st best selling album in UK music history, with sales of 2 million copies, being certified 6x Platinum by the BPI. [ [http://www.bpi.co.uk/platinum/platinumright.asp?rq=search_plat&r_id=32340 BPI Certification for "Greatest Hits"] ] "Greatest Hits" also became the best selling album of the year in Europe being certified 5x Platinum for over 5 million copies sold [ [http://www.ifpi.org/site-content/platinum/plat2006.html IFPI Certiciation for "Greatest Hits"] ] worldwide. The album ended up selling slightly under 8.5 million copies becoming one of Williams' best selling albums ever.

Track listing

This album has been released with several tracklists, changing from country to country.

UK track listing

# "Old Before I Die"
# "Lazy Days"
# "Angels"
# "Let Me Entertain You"
# "Millennium"
# "No Regrets"
# "Strong"
# "She's The One"
# "Rock DJ"
# "Kids"
# "Supreme"
# "Let Love Be Your Energy"
# "Eternity"
# "The Road To Mandalay"
# "Feel"
# "Come Undone"
# "Sexed Up"
# "Radio"
# "Misunderstood"

Chinese track listing

# "Old Before I Die"
# "Angels"
# "Let Me Entertain You"
# "No Regrets"
# "Strong"
# "She's The One"
# "Rock DJ"
# "Supreme"
# "Let Love Be Your Energy"
# "Eternity"
# "The Road To Mandalay"
# "Better Man"
# "Feel"
# "Radio"

New Zealand track listing

# "Angels"
# "Let Me Entertain You"
# "Millennium"
# "No Regrets"
# "Strong"
# "She's The One"
# "Win Some Lose Some"
# "Rock DJ"
# "Kids" (with Kylie Minogue)
# "Supreme"
# "Let Love Be Your Energy"
# "Eternity"
# "Better Man"
# "Somethin' Stupid" (with Nicole Kidman)
# "Feel"
# "Come Undone"
# "Something Beautiful"
# "Sexed Up"
# "Radio"
# "Misunderstood"

Mexican track listing

# "Old Before I Die"
# "Angels"
# "Let Me Entertain You"
# "Millennium"
# "No Regrets"
# "Strong"
# "She's The One"
# "Angels (Spanish version)"
# "Rock DJ"
# "Kids" (with Nicole Kidman)
# "Supreme"
# "Let Love Be Your Energy"
# "Eternity"
# "The Road To Mandalay"
# "Feel"
# "Come Undone"
# "Sexed Up"
# "Radio"
# "Misunderstood"

* Argentine edition includes a Spanish version of "Angels" and "Better Man"
* French/Belgian edition includes a French version of "Supreme"

Certifications, peaks & sales

References

succession box
before = "10 Years of Hits" by Ronan Keating
"How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" by U2
title = UK number one album
years = October 30 2004November 12 2004
December 25 2004January 8 2005
after = "Il Divo" by Il Divo
"American Idiot" by Green Day
succession box
before = "Songs About Jane" by Maroon 5
title = Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
years = October 25 2004November 14 2004
December 6 2004January 16 2005
after = "Mistaken Identity" by Delta Goodrem


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