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Greatest Hits (Journey album)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the American rock band Journey, originally released in 1988 by Columbia Records.[1] It is the band's best-selling career disc, spending 554 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart[4] (more than any other compilation album, except for Bob Marley's Legend disc, in history). Additionally, as of late 2014, it has logged nearly 1,000 weeks on Billboard's Catalog albums chart.

Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 15, 1988 (1988-11-15)[1]
Journey chronology
Raised on Radio
Greatest Hits
The Ballade
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
About.com4/5 stars[3]

As of December 2008, it was reported to have been the sixth highest certified 'greatest hits' package in the United States according to the RIAA,[5] behind only similar collections by the Eagles, Billy Joel, Elton John, and The Beatles' red and blue compilations.

It continues to be one of the most popular 'best of' packages, at times selling close to 500,000 copies globally per year. The album has been reissued several times and was digitally remastered for compact disc by Legacy Recordings, issued on August 1, 2006, with a bonus track. In Japan, the album has been reissued as Open Arms: Greatest Hits with the song "Open Arms" appearing as the first song on the album. A second Journey compilation album, Greatest Hits 2, was released in 2011.

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)from the albumLength
1."Only the Young"Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan CainVision Quest soundtrack (1985)4:17
2."Don't Stop Believin'"Perry, Schon, CainEscape (1981)4:10
3."Wheel in the Sky"Diane Valory, Schon, Robert FleischmanInfinity (1978)4:12
4."Faithfully"CainFrontiers (1983)4:27
5."I'll Be Alright Without You"Perry, Schon, CainRaised on Radio (1986)4:50
6."Any Way You Want It"Perry, SchonDeparture (1980)3:21
7."Ask the Lonely"Perry, CainTwo of a Kind soundtrack (1983)3:54
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)from the albumLength
8."Who's Crying Now?"Perry, CainEscape5:00
9."Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)"Perry, CainFrontiers5:24
10."Lights"Perry, SchonInfinity3:10
11."Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"PerryEvolution (1979)3:54
12."Open Arms"Perry, CainHeavy Metal soundtrack (1981) / Escape3:23
13."Girl Can't Help It"Perry, Cain, SchonRaised on Radio3:50
14."Send Her My Love"Perry, CainFrontiers3:54
15."Be Good to Yourself"Perry, Cain, SchonRaised on Radio3:51
Total length:61:32
2006 CD edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)from the albumLength
16."When You Love a Woman"Perry, Cain, SchonTrial by Fire (1996)4:07
Total length:65:39


Production personnelEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Journey's Greatest Hits – Journey". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Greatest Hits (CD liner). Journey. New York City, New York, United States: Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. 2006 [1988]. 82876 85889 2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Peake, Steve. "Journey 'Greatest Hits' CD Review". 80s Music. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
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  5. ^ a b "Top Tallies: Top 100 Albums" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c "Greatest Hits Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
  7. ^ ジャーニー – クイーンズライクのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
  8. ^ "Journey – Greatest Hits (album)". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
  9. ^ "Journey Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  10. ^ "Journey – Greatest Hits (album)". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Journey – Greatest Hits". Music Canada.
  12. ^ "Irish album certifications – Journey – Greatest Hits". Irish Recorded Music Association.
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Journey – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.