Since 1999 the A*Teens have benn filling the world with their extremley amazing music.This cd brings together their journey so far and is a must have for and music lover. 1.Mamma Mia : Taken from the album 'The Abba Generation' this was their 1st single and probably their biggest in Sweden.It was a huge song and gave them their first no.1 all over Europe!. 2.Upside Down : Taken from the album 'Teen Spirit'known the the U.S.as 'Bouncing Off The Cieling' this is another catchy pop song and was an international hit! In America this was top 20 billboard hit and top 10 all over Europe.It gave the A*Teens another no.1 in Sweden! 3.Gimme Gimme Gimme [a man after midnight] : Taken from the album 'The Abba Generation' - this was a huge European Dance hit.It is my favourite A*Teens - abba cover. 4.Floorfiller : Taken from the albums 'Pop 'til You Drop' and 'New Arrival' - this is a catchy techno dance song that was a #5 hit in sweden and #1 radio disney hit for A*Teens! 5.Dancing Queen : Taken from 'The Abba Generation' this single is a brilliant Abba cover and a great pop song.It sold over 500,000 copies in the us alone! 6.Perfect Match : Taken from the album 'New Arrival'.This is an Exellent A*Teens song that mixes dance with pop and throws in some guitars too!It was a huge succsess for A*Teens in 2003 and reached #2 in Sweden. 7. ...To The Music : Taken from the album 'Teen Spirit'.This cd maxi was only released in the us and sold alot on Amazon.com. It has a nice summer feel to it and a cool chours! 8.Halfway Around The World : Taken from the album 'Teen Spirit'. This has to be one of my favourite songs of all time.I nearly died when I saw it on Mtv in Ireland.It was a big hit and has a brillant video. 9.Sugar Rush : Taken from the album 'Teen Spitit'.A nice cool song that has a tune that will nver leave you! It has a summary/love feel to it! 10.Souper Trouper : Taken from the album 'The Abba Generation'. This was A*Teens 2nd single and went multi-platinum in Sweden before it was even released!It reached #2 and is way more upbeat than the original. 11.Heartbreak Lullaby : Taken from the soundtrack to 'The Princess Diaries'.This was a big hit in europe and is an amazin song.The ballad version appears in 'New Arrival. 12.Can't Help Falling in Love : Taken from 'pop 'til you drop! and New Arrival.This upbeat Elvis cover was the theme to 'Lilo and Stitch'. 13.Let your Heart Do All the Talking : Taken from 'pop 'til you drop!' and 'New Arrival' this wasnt actually a single but is cool anyway. 14. and 15. These songs were written by the band and are nice bonus tracks. 16.Thissong reached #2 in sweden and is awesome.The cool voices are matched by pop/dance music. Thsi album overll is brillant and hopefull they will release a dvd to match it.I don't know why 'Happy New Year 'is not on it but it may appear somewhere in the future.Untill then enjoy this cd!
They've had 4 studio albums and a succession of singles and were now given an album with all their best. If pure dance pop is what you like then this is the album for you as it only has one ballad out of 16 songs (The nice Heartbreak Lullaby ... I prefer the video version). All the singles are on here, from their Abba covering days upto the latest Nick Kamen cover 'I Promised Myself'. I don't actually understand why 'Let Your Heart Do All the Talking' is on here as it was never a single to my knowledge. It is a good song however. There are also 2 new songs on here ... 'The Final Cut' and the fantastic 'With or Without You' with the latter being performed in a way which could have made it a 'Teen Spirit' hit. If you already have their albums then I'd still reccomend getting the Greatest hits just for the way it is structured (Its party perfect) and 'I Promised Myself' and With Or Without You' ('The Final Cut' is a grower but a bit bland)
If you don't like the a*teens you will do after listening to their greatest hits. It's got nearly every song they have done. It's got a couple of ballads on there as well as fast songs. It's easy listening. They should have never spilt up because they were a good band. My favourites are Perfect Match, Halfway around the world, Let Your Heart do all the talking just to name a few.
First of all, the cd cover is excellent and the booklet brings back many memories. I had all the albums, but I bought this specially because of the new songs, which are totally worth it. It's also nice to listen to the evolution of the band since "Mamma Mia" to "I Promised Myself". Definitely a must-have.