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20th Apr '18 12:04:07 AM bowserbros
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* Inverted with ''[[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis' Greatest Shit!!]]'', an infamous bootleg compilation of studio recordings and outtakes representing the absolute worst of Elvis Presley's career. The producer of the album, known only as "Richard," stated that the purpose of the album was to serve as a TakeThat against Presley's [[DeadArtistsAreBetter post-mortem deification]], providing an unapologetically tasteless reminder that even artists as highly revered as Presley can't realistically have a 100% perfect output.
18th Apr '18 6:23:11 AM jormis29
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* Country music artist Phil Vassar did an interesting variation. Since he had several hits as a songwriter before he had any as a singer (and some for at least a year after his singing career began), his Greatest Hits includes both his own songs and his versions of some of his pre-fame songs (namely "I'm Alright" by Jo Dee Messina, "My Next Thirty Years" and "For a Little While" by Music/TimMcGraw and "Little Red Rodeo" by Collin Raye).

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* Country music artist Phil Vassar did an interesting variation. Since he had several hits as a songwriter before he had any as a singer (and some for at least a year after his singing career began), his Greatest Hits includes both his own songs and his versions of some of his pre-fame songs (namely "I'm Alright" by Jo Dee Messina, Music/JoDeeMessina, "My Next Thirty Years" and "For a Little While" by Music/TimMcGraw and "Little Red Rodeo" by Collin Raye).Music/CollinRaye).
29th Mar '18 6:26:33 PM DavidDelony
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->''"Compilation albums are for housewives and little girls."''

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->''"Compilation ->''"Greatest hits albums are for housewives and little girls."''
28th Mar '18 5:47:29 PM Mickoonsley19
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* ''Music/NowThatsWhatICallMusic'', a [[LongRunner long-running]] series of compilation albums that started in 1983.
27th Mar '18 9:16:41 AM Q4
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** Their first UK ''Greatest Hits'' album actually served as an introduction to the group for British audience - with only a few exceptions, the songs hadn't been hits in the UK (in fact, many hadn't been released there at all) but ''had'' been hits in Sweden and other countries. So the title wasn't ''strictly'' a lie...
20th Mar '18 7:30:17 PM nombretomado
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* A particularly {{egregious}} example: When Music/GarthBrooks assumed the alter ego of Chris Gaines, his first and only album under the Chris Gaines pseudonym was widely called "Greatest Hits" (though its actual name was ''[[Music/InTheLifeOfChrisGaines Garth Brooks in... The Life of Chris Gaines]]''). The whole album acted as if Gaines was already an established singer with several pop hits under his belt, even listing a fake backstory and chart positions in the liner notes.

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* A particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example: When Music/GarthBrooks assumed the alter ego of Chris Gaines, his first and only album under the Chris Gaines pseudonym was widely called "Greatest Hits" (though its actual name was ''[[Music/InTheLifeOfChrisGaines Garth Brooks in... The Life of Chris Gaines]]''). The whole album acted as if Gaines was already an established singer with several pop hits under his belt, even listing a fake backstory and chart positions in the liner notes.
10th Mar '18 5:19:24 PM BradOlson
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* Music/ThePolice's first greatest hits album, ''Every Breath You Take: The Classics'', got a little bit of a mixed reception for having a few of their hits absent and including a new, drastically different version of "Don't Stand So Close To Me" instead of the original. It got deleted and replaced with the similarly titled ''Every Breath You Take: The Singles'', which was almost identical but included the original "Don't Stand So Close To Me", relegating "Don't Stand So Close To Me 86" to the end of the album alongside TheNotRemix of "Message In A Bottle". There's been a few more greatest hits albums since, including a two cd collection called ''[[SelfTitledAlbum The Police]]'', and ''The Very Best Of Sting And The Police'', which of course mixed Music/{{Sting}} solo hits in with his Police material. The original version of that last one featured a remix of "Roxanne" by Puff Daddy (probably to capitalize on Puff Daddy [[SampledUp sampling up]] "Every Breath You Take" the previous year), while a later reissue ditched the remix and added more previously released songs - three by Sting and one by The Police.

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* Music/ThePolice's first greatest hits album, ''Every Breath You Take: The Classics'', Singles'', got a little bit of a mixed reception for having a few of their hits absent and including a new, drastically different version of "Don't Stand So Close To Me" instead of the original. It got deleted and replaced with the similarly titled ''Every Breath You Take: The Singles'', Classics'', which was almost identical but included the original "Don't Stand So Close To Me", relegating "Don't Stand So Close To Me 86" to the end of the album alongside TheNotRemix of "Message In A Bottle". There's been a few more greatest hits albums since, including a two cd collection called ''[[SelfTitledAlbum The Police]]'', and ''The Very Best Of Sting And The Police'', which of course mixed Music/{{Sting}} solo hits in with his Police material. The original version of that last one featured a remix of "Roxanne" by Puff Daddy (probably to capitalize on Puff Daddy [[SampledUp sampling up]] "Every Breath You Take" the previous year), while a later reissue ditched the remix and added more previously released songs - three by Sting and one by The Police.
18th Feb '18 9:13:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ReelBigFish have two: ''Greatest Hit (And More)'' was released [[ExecutiveMeddling without their permission]] and has its title be a reference to [[SignatureSong Sell Out]]. The band themselves later released their own, ''A Best of Us From the Rest of Us'', that even comes complete with acoustic versions of every song that appears on it.

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* ReelBigFish Music/ReelBigFish have two: ''Greatest Hit (And More)'' was released [[ExecutiveMeddling without their permission]] and has its title be a reference to [[SignatureSong Sell Out]]. The band themselves later released their own, ''A Best of Us From the Rest of Us'', that even comes complete with acoustic versions of every song that appears on it.
8th Jan '18 2:36:37 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Music/{{Asia}}'s ''Then & Now'', released in 1990, was half of a Greatest Hits album and half a studio album full of new songs. Their compilation album ''Anthology'', released in the 1990s, tried to combine the best of the John Wetton lineup songs with the best of the John Payne lineup songs by presenting them in their original versions, but when Wetton's estate refused to allow his versions of the songs to be used in that fashion, John Payne simply did cover versions of the John Wetton lineup songs instead.

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* Music/{{Asia}}'s ''Then & Now'', released in 1990, was half of a Greatest Hits album and half a studio album full of new songs. Their compilation album ''Anthology'', released in the 1990s, tried to combine the best of the John Wetton lineup songs with the best of the John Payne lineup songs by presenting them in their original versions, but when Wetton's estate refused to allow his versions of the songs to be used in that fashion, John Payne simply did cover versions of the John Wetton lineup songs instead. ''Anthologia'', which covered the entirety of the John Wetton lineup of songs, would be later re-released as ''Asia: Gold''.
8th Jan '18 2:33:25 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Music/{{Asia}}'s compilation album ''Anthology'', released in the 1990s, tried to combine the best of the John Wetton lineup songs with the best of the John Payne lineup songs by presenting them in their original versions, but when Wetton's estate refused to allow his versions of the songs to be used in that fashion, John Payne simply did cover versions of the John Wetton lineup songs instead.

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* Music/{{Asia}}'s ''Then & Now'', released in 1990, was half of a Greatest Hits album and half a studio album full of new songs. Their compilation album ''Anthology'', released in the 1990s, tried to combine the best of the John Wetton lineup songs with the best of the John Payne lineup songs by presenting them in their original versions, but when Wetton's estate refused to allow his versions of the songs to be used in that fashion, John Payne simply did cover versions of the John Wetton lineup songs instead.
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