Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

See Wishlist
Greatest Hits
 
See larger image
 

Greatest Hits

19 Sep 2002 | Format: MP3

£4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £3.75 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sąrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
3:06
30
2
3:31
30
3
3:32
30
4
4:32
30
5
4:43
30
6
3:10
30
7
2:20
30
8
3:20
30
9
5:36
30
10
4:38
30
11
2:54
30
12
2:30
30
13
2:18
30
14
2:42
30
15
3:20
30
16
3:40
30
17
4:40
30
18
3:03
30
19
4:09

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 19 Sep 2002
  • Release Date: 19 Sep 2002
  • Label: Chrysalis Inc
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:07:44
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001JK6M2A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 767 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
Blondie’s ‘Greatest Hits’ is absolutely fantastic. This brilliant compilation album provides the perfect portrait of one of the most influential bands of the last 30 years. Every Blondie single is covered here, from the early days (‘X Offender’, ‘Denis’) to the household-name years (‘Hanging On The Telephone’, ‘Atomic’ etc) to the most recent times (‘Maria’). There is not one bad track- all of them are individual masterpieces. Whether it’s a pop song like ‘Denis’, a slow song like ‘In The Flesh’, a disco/dance song like ‘Atomic’ or an all-out rock song like ‘Maria’, the standards of the lyrics and music never, for one second, slip. Nice touches are the remixed or special editions of tracks: an extended version of ‘Heart Of Glass’, a rare promotional edit of ‘Rapture’ with an extra verse, a special mix of ‘In The Flesh’ and a gorgeous ‘franglais’ (half French) mix of ‘Sunday Girl’. If you’re new to Blondie or unconverted, this is the first album you should buy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By K. Eisenberger on 30 Oct 2002
Format: Audio CD
As the owner of probably every Blondie collection known to man (and there have been many over the 20 years since "The Best Of Blondie" was released in 1981). This cd is the same cd that was released in the US with a different cover but same contents. This cd features no b-sides or remixes or hidden rare vault stuff or live tracks but only hit singles. This cd features Blondie's 7 number one singles from the US and UK :"Heart Of Glass" (UK and US),"Sunday Girl" (UK),"Atomic"(UK and US dance charts in 1995,"Call Me"(UK and US),"The Tide Is High"(UK and US),"Rapture"(US ) and "Maria" (UK). You also get the classic singles from their first lp of "In The Flesh","X Offender" and "Rip Her To Shreds". From Plastic Letters- "Denis" (#2 in the UK) and "(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence,Dear (# 10 in the UK). From Parallel Lines - "Hanging On The Telephone" (#5 in the UK),"Picture This"(#12 in the UK),and "One Way Or Another" (#24 in the US only). From Eat To The Beat the classic "Dreaming"(#2 in the UK and #27 in the US),"Union City Blue" (#13 in the UK) and "The Hardest Part" (#84 in the US).And also included is the last US top 40 single "Island Of Lost Souls"(#37 in the US). All classic songs from one of the most important bands that ever graced the planet Earth. If you think No Doubt or Madonna are an original idea then listen to Debbie and the guys and find out where all this music came from. Deborah Harry is GOD!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "arrene" on 22 Oct 2002
Format: Audio CD
Yes, another Blondie (19-tracks) Greatest Hits compilation and Atomic (the very best of Blondie) is still selling. Why you may ask? First of all this compilation contains Blondie's most recent number one hitsingle: MARIA! Besides that all tracks are re-mastered and sounds as fresh and sparkling like if they were recorded in 2002! They re-mastered the beautiful "Best of Blondie" mixes of In The Flesh, Heart Of Glass, and the Anglo/French version of Sunday Girl. Furthermore the U.S. single killer The Hardest Part is included! Those are not to be found on the Atomic (very best of..)
O.K. one point to go: this compilation does not include Fade Away & Radiate and I'm gonna love you too. But for these songs you can consider to buy Parallel Lines (Blondie's multi-platinum selling studio album)which is completely re-mastered last year!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By haunted on 3 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
Blondie really were huge back in the 70's and 80's when I was but a callow youth. Every single was eagerly awaited and listened to again and again on radio. And of course even if you had no interest in music Debbie Harry was a stunner!
For that reason it's great that listening to this album proves that it wasn't just teenage hormones that attracted me to Blondie. They were a talented and innovative band.

The album is full of short sharp rock classics such as "Call Me", "Hanging on the Telephone"," Union City Blue" and "Sunday Girl", great examples of the brilliant singles the band kept producing in their heyday.
They tended to stray into slightly unusual themes for rock music of the time, such as "Rip Her to Shreds" and the surreal "Rapture", complete with Debbie Harry rapping! In hindsight it's interesting to listen to the slightly risqué lyrics of "The Hardest Part", "Picture This" and "In the Flesh".
"Atomic" is probably my favourite track. "Island of Lost Souls" is a rare low point to prove the band was human after all!
Harry was most definitely more than a pretty face though. She co-wrote thirteen of the nineteen songs in this collection.

All but one of the songs dates from the 1977-1982 period of the band's peak. Also included is the 1998 comeback single "Maria", which wasn't a bad song to come back with after such a long hiatus.
The sleeve notes give an excellent history of the band, highlighting their influence on bands to follow.
Definitely an album that oldies like me can use to prove to the kids that music really was better in our day!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Marissa on 6 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Blondie's Greatest hit's is just about the best that any artist can offer. From Punk to Funk to Techno Rock to Pop, Blondie has put it all here for you, no less than a dozen plus hits. Blondie were the #1 Selling band on the planet from 1978-1981, giving us ground breaking rock, including "Heart of Glass, Rapture and Atomic". They were also the first artist to release a Video Album for their 1979 album "Eat to the Beat". Blondie also gave Hip Hop the break it needed, when "Rapture" was the first ever #1 Rap song, as was "The Tide is High" the first #1 Reggae song that millions around the world ever heard.
Quick break down on several stand out tracks:
Dreaming: Probally Blondie's best written song, an absolutely wonderful rock classic.
Call Me: One of the biggest songs ever charted, great Techno Rock, with delicious lyrics. The song that defined the 1980's.
One way or another: The great punk stalker track, hard driving beat.
Heart of Glass: The Techno Rock Disco song that sold millions of copies and made Blondie the Super Group they are still today.
Rapture: Ground Breaking, lyrics are great fun and the music score is just awesome, a really super cool song.
Atomic: The most sensual song ever to chart, just hypnotizing lyrics. Deborah Harry is the God of Rock.
Denis: Pure Bilingual magic, Deborah Harry is just fantastic!
Sunday Girl: Sweet, just like Ice Cream.
Maria: The #1 comeback Smash. It had New Wave 1979 written all over it, but surprise it was 1999. Incredible comeback song.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?