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When "greatest hits" were the greatest

When I was a younger lover of music, I pretty much refused to buy any album from any artist until they came out with a Greatest Hits package. More for the money, I thought. Now this started to fade away when I got into my belated Beatlemania phase and my brother got me the silver "Rock and Roll" album I requested, and also got me "Sgt. Pepper" so I could hear the music the way it was intended. So for what it's worth..here's a list of some of the Greatest Hits albums I had when I was junior high and high school (and a bit thereafter). Did you have any of these? Elton John's Greatest Hits (Vol. 1) Favorite song at the time: "Rocket Man."" Elton John's Greatest Hits (Vol. 2) Favorite song at the time:  "Levon." Least favorite: "Grow Some Funk of Your Own." Just what was he singing about? Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. Loved the slower songs. I like the song "Cecelia," but didn't like that it jolted me out of my relaxed mood at the end of side 2. America's Greatest Hits. I had to skip over "Muskrat Love." Yuck. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young So Far (Greatest Hits). I loved "Ohio." Brought out my protest-y side. Queen's Greatest Hits. I just liked kickin' that can all over the place. Jim Croce's Greatest Hits. I can still all the words to all those great songs. Even "Roller Derby Queen" and "Workin' at the Car Wash Blues." Loggins & Messina's Greatest Hits. "You and me, we ain't got money..I'm so in love with ya honey..and everything will bring a chain of love..." Eagles' Greatest Hits (Vol. 1). I always liked "Lyin' Eyes," and "Desperado." Cat Stevens' Greatest Hits. Loved "Moonshadow." Hated "Morning Has Broken." Bread's Greatest Hits. Only listened to Side 1 of this one. Heartbreaking that the "Diary" he found under the tree wasn't about him. Sniff. (There's actually a great rocker on side 2 "Mother Freedom," but I didn't learn about that for years.) Foreigner's Greatest Hits. Loved that the album cover design looked like a juke box. ELO's Greatest Hits. Who doesn't love "Evil Woman" or "Telephone Line"?

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03/29/2011 7:13AM
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03/30/2011 11:23AM
Randi
Totally agree, Kitty. Greatest Hits really were the greatest waaaay back then ;]
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