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Number Ones

24 May 2004 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 Nov 2003
  • Label: Epic
  • Copyright: (P) 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2003 MJJ Productions, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:18:55
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  • ASIN: B001LXTXWQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
Some are claiming that this album contains songs that were not #1 hits. This claim is only half-true. A few have pointed out that Thriller and Human Nature did not reach #1 on the pop charts in the US or UK. This is true, but they did reach #1 on the R&B charts, which is just as legitmate as the pop charts. A country star could put an album out of #1 songs on the country charts and no one would complain.
However, "Break of Dawn" does not seem to be a #1 single on any chart, and I don't believe it was actually released. So, it counts as a "new" song, I guess.
Either way, Michael Jackson has just as much justification as The Beatles for putting out an album titled "Number Ones." However, it is clearly a marketing choice and not a great title for the album. But is it definitely not a lie.
This is a great album, regardless of whether each song reached the top of the charts or not. Maybe the could have called it Five decades, because no other artist (not even the beatles) has had #1 hits in five decades (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s,00s).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "simon41182" on 8 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
Don't say you have'nt got a copy of this yet? This CD is a must have for every music collection! Millions of us have already rushed out and got a copy so whats stopping you?...Oh, don't like Michael Jackson? Forget about his recent troubles and what you read in the press and give it a listen!
Theres tracks here that everyone will remember, starting with the the 1978 classics right up to present day with the new 'one more chance'. It's a CD that shows almost 26 years of work and is a great example of how music have changed over that time.
For those of us who already own many of Jacksons other albums such as Thriller, Bad, HIStory etc, then theres nothing much new to be found on this release, although it's ideal for a one stop listen to all the hits rather than trawlling through your CD's trying too find Billie Jean or Smooth Criminal for example!
Anyone familiar with Jacksons chart positions over the years, will notice that not all tracks featured have hit the No.1 spot, but still, who cares? it wouldn't be as good a listen if hits like Smooth Criminal, You rock my world etc had been left out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Crazy Yuri on 2 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
Well there's been a lot in the press recently re: Jacko. All I can say is that although he may have done some strange things he is one of the greatest recording artists living. I bought this album with some aprehension. I needent have. From start to finish it is a masterpiece. I've discovered some great tracks such as 'Dirty Diana' and the ballad like 'I just can't stop loving you'. I would certainly recommend this album to anyone. It's not often I buy a c.d. and like every track on it. This fits in that category without even trying.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J R BROWN on 27 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Michael Jackson the man or the music?! Well lately it seems that the man has overshadowed what made him famous, no not famous but mega-famous. Well now here's your chance to hear why he became the biggest musical act save the Beatles and Elvis. Here we have some of the biggest and best of his 30 year career: 'Billie Jean', 'Smooth Criminal', Earth Song', 'Dirty Diana' etc.. aswell as a new single 'One More Chance' and a track taken from 'Invincible' - 'Break of Dawn'. What strikes a fan such as me is why Sony decided to release a greatest hits package a few years after 'History Book 1' and 'History GHV1', especially as it fails to include some of his best and less known classic hits such as: 'Give In To Me', 'Will You Be There', 'In The Closet', 'Leave Me Alone', but there are always his studio albums to buy and treasure for a lifetime. We know the reason why Sony has released this: it's the last album Michael needs to give to Sony before he can be released from his contract. Let's hope that with his new record deal he continues to make music as good as this because any record collection needs at least one Michael Jackson long player in it. If you're a casual fan or can appreciate the man for his music then you can do no wrong buying this. If it impresses you, go further and check out the classic albums. The best stocking filler you'll find this Christmas.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "sthanesan" on 9 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
No really. Where would we be? There would be no pop, (new) R&B, Black people on MTV, modern music videos, Usher, Justin Timberlake etc. (I could go on) without this guy's musical influence and trendsetting. He is the most sucessful artist after the Beatles and Elvis, The most awarded entertainer ever, the most cuturally significant artist/dancer ever (others came before, but no one broke the barrriers like him). This album is a must IF you dont have HIStory. However, all the tracks are radio edits. While some of his songs benefit from this (Black or White, YOu Rock My World, I just cant stop loving you) some definately dont (Dont Stop..). Another minor quip I have with the album, as some people have already mentioned as it contains filler such as Blood on the dance floor, Earth Song, I just cant stop loving you and doesnt contain the great songs off Dangerous, such as: Who is it, Give in to me, Remember the time. So why have I given it 4 stars? Listen to it and you will see.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kevin greaves on 1 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
after listening to the songs again after not hearing them for years they truly are a work of art as every song has so much going on in terms of style and instruments used and is a delight in an age of manufactured and dreary bands coming through eg pop idol/fame academy,it felt like new material from one of the worlds greatest song writers/singers.
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