Solid Gold Hits

Solid Gold Hits is a greatest hits collection by Beastie Boys, released in November 2005. In contrast to 1999's The Sounds of Science anthology, Solid Gold Hits consists only of tracks that were released as singles, with the exception of "Shake Your Rump". Where The Sounds of Science is a double CD compilation, Solid Gold Hits contains one CD with all their singles that broke gold, plus a DVD with the respective videos of the songs. Although the standard US release of the CD/DVD has 15 songs, the Japanese release has a bonus song and video, "Right Right Now Now".

Solid Gold Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 7, 2005 (2005-11-07)
Recorded1986–2004
Genre
Length52:53
LabelCapitol
ProducerExecutive Producer
Beastie Boys
Musical Producers
Rick Rubin, Mario C, Fatboy Slim
Beastie Boys chronology
To the 5 Boroughs
(2004)
Solid Gold Hits
(2005)
The Mix-Up
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media7.5/10 9 Nov 2005
The Times4/5 stars 5 Nov 2005
Yahoo! Music9/10 stars link

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."So What'cha Want"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, M. Caldato, M. NishitaCheck Your Head3:37
2."Brass Monkey"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, R. RubinLicensed to Ill2:39
3."Ch-Check It Out"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. YauchTo the 5 Boroughs3:11
4."No Sleep till Brooklyn"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, R. RubinLicensed to Ill4:06
5."Hey Ladies"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, M. Dike, J. King, M. Simpson, R. Ford, B. Bishop, G. Shider, L. ShiderPaul's Boutique3:49
6."Pass the Mic"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, M. Caldato, M. Nishita,Check Your Head4:17
7."An Open Letter to NYC"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, C. Chrome, J. Magnum, D. Thomas, J. ZeroTo the 5 Boroughs4:13
8."Root Down"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. YauchIll Communication3:32
9."Shake Your Rump"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, M. Dike, J. King, M. SimpsonPaul's Boutique3:18
10."Intergalactic"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, M. CaldatoHello Nasty3:30
11."Sure Shot"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, W. Fite, M. Caldato, J. SteigIll Communication3:18
12."Body Movin'" (Fatboy Slim remix)A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, M. Caldato, T. PuenteBody Movin' single4:09
13."Triple Trouble"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, B. Edwards, N. RodgersTo the 5 Boroughs2:44
14."Sabotage"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. YauchIll Communication2:58
15."Fight for Your Right"A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. Yauch, R. RubinLicensed to Ill3:31
Total length:52:53
Japanese Edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
16."RRNN (Straight Outta Shibuya)" (Remix of "Right Right Now Now" by Kan Takagi)A. Horovitz, M. Diamond, A. YauchTo the 5 Boroughs2:46

Production detailsEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 63
US Billboard 200[3] 42
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[4] 4
US Billboard Digital Albums[citation needed] 23
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 30
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[6] 17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BEASTIE BOYS by Josh Cheuse, Musicpictures.com (retrieved 6 February 2010)
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Beastie Boys Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Beastie Boys Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  5. ^ "Beastie Boys Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  6. ^ "Beastie Boys Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2020.

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