Number Ones (Bee Gees album)

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Number Ones
Compilation album by Bee Gees
Released 1 November 2004
Recorded August 1967 – September 2001
Genre Pop, rock, rhythm and blues, disco
Length 77:29
Label Universal
Producer Bee Gees, Various
Bee Gees chronology
Their Greatest Hits: The Record
(2001)
Number Ones
(2004)
Love Songs
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars1

Number Ones is a compilation album by the Bee Gees released in 2004. It includes 18 of their greatest hits and a tribute to band member Maurice Gibb, who died in 2003. It is the final Bee Gees album released by Universal Records.

Rhino Records re-released Number Ones worldwide in 2008 using the European tracklist. Combining sales of versions issued by two different record companies, it has sold 1,236,000 copies in the US as of August 2012.2 The set, which peaked at No. 23 in the US on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart in 2004, re-entered the charts peaking at No. 5 in 2012. The following week after peaking at No. 5 the album plummeted to No. 195, the greatest drop for an album that still remained on the chart, in Billboard album history.3 This gives the group a span of 44 years, 9 months since their first Top 10 album, 1967's Bee Gees' 1st, which peaked at No. 7 in November 1967. The only other groups with longer spans are The Beach Boys (49 years 1 week), The Beatles (47 years 7 months), and The Rolling Stones (45 years 6 months).4

Track listing

American release

  1. "Massachusetts" – 2:26
  2. "World" – 3:16
  3. "Words" – 3:17
  4. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" – 2:52
  5. "I Started a Joke" – 3:10
  6. "Don't Forget to Remember" – 3:29
  7. "Lonely Days" - 3:48
  8. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" – 3:58
  9. "Jive Talkin'" – 3:46
  10. "You Should Be Dancing" – 4:17
  11. "Love So Right" 3:37
  12. "How Deep Is Your Love" – 4:02
  13. "Stayin' Alive" – 4:44
  14. "Night Fever" – 3:33
  15. "Too Much Heaven" – 4:54
  16. "Tragedy" – 5:03
  17. "Love You Inside Out" – 4:12
  18. "You Win Again" – 4:04
  19. "Man in the Middle" – 4:22

European/Australian release

Two of the bonus tracks were new recordings of classic Gibb compositions originally recorded by other artists, including "Islands in the Stream" (Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton), and "Immortality" (Celine Dion).

  1. "Massachusetts" – 2:26
  2. "World" – 3:16
  3. "Words" – 3:17
  4. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" – 2:52
  5. "I Started a Joke" – 3:10
  6. "Don't Forget to Remember" – 3:29
  7. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" – 3:58
  8. "Jive Talkin'" – 3:46
  9. "You Should Be Dancing" – 4:17
  10. "How Deep Is Your Love" – 4:02
  11. "Stayin' Alive" – 4:44
  12. "Night Fever" – 3:33
  13. "Too Much Heaven" – 4:54
  14. "Tragedy" – 5:03
  15. "More Than a Woman" – 3:18
  16. "Love You Inside Out" – 4:12
  17. "You Win Again" – 4:04
  18. "Man in the Middle" – 4:22*
  19. "Islands in the Stream" – 4:22*
  20. "Immortality" (original demo version) – 4:16*
  • 19/20: Bonus tracks
  • 18: Special Maurice Gibb tribute track

Charts and certifications

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
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  16. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  17. ^ June 2012 "16 June 2012 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
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  19. ^ "Bee Gees Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Catalog Albums for Bee Gees. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  20. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Bee Gees – Number Ones". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Bee Gees – Number Ones". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 December 2012.  Enter Number Ones in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  22. ^ "American album certifications – Bee Gees – Number Ones". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 21 December 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH







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