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The Best of Branigan

The Best of Branigan was released in 1995 and was the first greatest hits collection of singer Laura Branigan that was issued in the United States. This album also marked the end of Branigan's relationship with her record label, Atlantic Records. Only eight of the thirteen tracks on this anthology had charted, although it did include several of her major hit singles, such as "Gloria", "Solitaire", "Self Control", "Power of Love", and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You".

The Best of Branigan
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJune 6, 1995
Recorded1982–1995
GenrePop, rock
LabelAtlantic
Laura Branigan chronology
Over My Heart
(1993)
The Best of Branigan
(1995)
The Essentials
(2002)
Singles from The Best of Branigan
  1. "Dim All the Lights"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Q magazine4/5 stars[2]

Other tracks on this anthology were songs from her previous album, 1993's Over My Heart, a product overlooked by much of the music industry and the public, which at the time was interested in grunge music.

The album included two new tracks, "Show Me Heaven" and a cover of Donna Summer's "Dim All the Lights", the latter which was released as a single in late spring 1995 and became a Billboard Top 40 Dance hit.

While Best of Branigan was the first anthology of Branigan's hits that was released in the United States, the singer had at that point released other greatest hits anthologies in several countries, including South Africa, Japan, and Germany.

As of 2007, when the album was re-released, it has sold 147,000 copies in the U.S.[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Solitaire"Martine Clemenceau, Diane Warren4:07
2."Show Me Heaven"Jay Rifkin, Eric Rackin, Maria McKee4:11
3."Ti Amo"Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi, Warren4:16
4."Spanish Eddie"Dave Palmer, Chuck Cochran4:15
5."Power of Love"Candy DeRouge, Gunther Mende, Jennifer Rush, Mary Susan Applegate5:22
6."Is There Anybody Here But Me"Kevin Wells, Andre Pessis4:52
7."Dim All the Lights"Donna Summer4:44
8."How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"Michael Bolton, Doug James4:30
9."Over You"Laura Branigan, Billy Branigan5:21
10."The Lucky One"Bruce Roberts4:10
11."How Can I Help You to Say Goodbye"Karen Taylor-Good, Burton Collins4:30
12."Self Control"Bigazzi, Raffaele Riefoli, Steve Piccolo4:07
13."Gloria"Tozzi, Bigazzi, Trevor Veitch4:49

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