Greatest Hits (Steely Dan album)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 1978. It has sold over two million units in the U.S.

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ReleasedNovember 30, 1978
ProducerGary Katz
Steely Dan chronology
Greatest Hits
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The double album includes tracks from the band's first six studio albums and includes a previously unreleased song, "Here at the Western World", which was recorded during the sessions for The Royal Scam but not included on that album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB–[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
The Great Rock Discography9/10[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen except where noted.

Side one

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Do It Again"Can't Buy a Thrill, 19725:50
2."Reelin' In the Years"Can't Buy a Thrill, 19724:35
3."My Old School"Countdown to Ecstasy, 19735:45
4."Bodhisattva"Countdown to Ecstasy, 19735:18

Side two

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Show Biz Kids"Countdown to Ecstasy, 19735:21
2."East St. Louis Toodle-oo" (Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley)Pretzel Logic, 19742:46
3."Rikki Don't Lose That Number"Pretzel Logic, 19744:34
4."Pretzel Logic"Pretzel Logic, 19744:30
5."Any Major Dude"Pretzel Logic, 19743:06

Side three

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Here at the Western World"Previously unreleased4:00
2."Black Friday"Katy Lied, 19753:39
3."Bad Sneakers"Katy Lied, 19753:16
4."Doctor Wu"Katy Lied, 19753:53
5."Haitian Divorce"The Royal Scam, 19765:48

Side four

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Kid Charlemagne"The Royal Scam, 19764:38
2."The Fez" (Becker, Fagen, Paul Griffin)The Royal Scam, 19763:54
3."Peg"Aja, 19773:54
4."Josie"Aja, 19774:30



Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard 200 30


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 13, 2019 – via
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2002). "Steely Dan". The Great Rock Discography. The National Academies. ISBN 1-84195-312-1.