The Best of Talking Heads

The Best of Talking Heads is a greatest hits album by American rock band Talking Heads, released on August 17, 2004 by Sire, Warner Bros. Records, and Rhino Entertainment.

The Best of Talking Heads
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedAugust 17, 2004
Recorded1977–1988
Genre
Length77:15
Label
Producer
Talking Heads chronology
Once in a Lifetime
(2003)
The Best of Talking Heads
(2004)
Talking Heads
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Sputnikmusic[2]

Track listing edit

All lyrics are written by David Byrne, except where noted

No.TitleWriter(s)OriginLength
1."Love → Building on Fire" Non-album single, 19772:58
2."Psycho Killer"Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina WeymouthTalking Heads: 77, 19774:20
3."Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town" Talking Heads: 772:50
4."Take Me to the River"Al Green, Mabon "Teenie" HodgesMore Songs About Buildings and Food, 19785:04
5."Found a Job" More Songs About Buildings and Food5:01
6."Life During Wartime"Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthFear of Music, 19793:41
7."Heaven"Byrne, Jerry HarrisonFear of Music4:02
8."Memories Can't Wait"Byrne, HarrisonFear of Music3:31
9."Once in a Lifetime"Byrne, Brian Eno, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthRemain in Light, 19804:20
10."Houses in Motion"Byrne, Eno, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthRemain in Light4:31
11."This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthSpeaking in Tongues, 19834:56
12."Girlfriend Is Better"Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthSpeaking in Tongues5:46
13."Burning Down the House"Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthSpeaking in Tongues4:03
14."Road to Nowhere"Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthLittle Creatures, 19854:20
15."And She Was" Little Creatures3:39
16."Wild Wild Life" True Stories, 19863:41
17."Blind"Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthNaked, 19885:00
18."(Nothing But) Flowers"Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, WeymouthNaked5:32

Personnel edit

Charts edit

2004 chart performance of The Best of Talking Heads
Chart (2004) Position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 96
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 30
2015 chart performance of The Best of Talking Heads
Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 87

Certifications edit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Platinum 300,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References edit

  1. ^ Talking Heads – The Best Of Talking Heads at AllMusic
  2. ^ Talking Heads - The Best Of Talking Heads at Sputnikmusic
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Talking Heads – The Best Of" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Talking Heads | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (April 11, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Spirit Of The Anzacs In No 1". Noise11. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Talking Heads – The Best Of". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 May 2024.