The Hits (REO Speedwagon album)

The Hits is a compilation album from REO Speedwagon. It contains hits such as "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "Keep on Loving You", as well as new tracks "Here with Me" and "I Don't Want to Lose You". "Here with Me" cracked the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] and the top ten on the Adult Contemporary chart; however, it would be the last single to feature drummer Alan Gratzer and guitarist Gary Richrath, as they each left the band within the year following this album's release. The album has sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. which led it to go 4× Platinum.

The Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMay 18, 1988 (Original)
April 30, 2002 (Remastered)
RecordedJanuary 1976–April 1988
GenreRock
Length52:55
LabelEpic
Producer
REO Speedwagon chronology
Life as We Know It
(1987)
The Hits
(1988)
The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken
(1990)
Singles from The Hits
  1. "Here with Me"
    Released: June 1988
  2. "I Don't Want to Lose You"
    Released: November 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC[2]

A conspicuous absentee from the album is "Keep the Fire Burnin'", which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. The collection is one of several released by the band's label. The album was remastered and reissued in 2002.

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."I Don't Want to Lose You"Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg 3:08
2."Here with Me"Rick Braun, Kevin Cronin 5:05
3."Roll with the Changes"CroninYou Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish (1978)5:37
4."Keep on Loving You"CroninHi Infidelity (1980)3:21
5."That Ain't Love"CroninLife as We Know It (1987)4:02
6."Take It on the Run"Gary RichrathHi Infidelity4:02
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
7."Don't Let Him Go"CroninHi Infidelity3:48
8."Can't Fight This Feeling"CroninWheels Are Turnin' (1984)4:55
9."Keep Pushin'"CroninR.E.O. (1976)4:06
10."In My Dreams"Cronin, KellyLife as We Know It4:31
11."Time for Me to Fly"CroninYou Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish3:44
12."Ridin' the Storm Out" (live)RichrathLive: You Get What You Play For (1977)5:51
CD edition track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I Don't Want to Lose You"Kelly, SteinbergKeith Olsen3:08
2."Here with Me"Cronin, BraunOlsen5:05
3."Roll with the Changes"CroninKevin Cronin, Gary Richrath5:37
4."Keep on Loving You"CroninKevin Beamish, Cronin, Richrath3:21
5."That Ain't Love"CroninDavid Devore, Cronin, Richrath, Alan Gratzer4:02
6."Take It on the Run"RichrathBeamish, Cronin, Richrath4:02
7."In My Dreams"Cronin, KellyDevore, Cronin, Richrath, Gratzer4:31
8."Don't Let Him Go"CroninBeamish, Cronin, Richrath3:48
9."Can't Fight This Feeling"CroninCronin, Richrath, Gratzer4:55
10."Keep Pushin'"CroninJohn Stronach4:06
11."Time for Me to Fly"CroninCronin, Richrath3:44
12."One Lonely Night"Neal DoughtyCronin, Richrath, Gratzer3:23
13."Back on the Road Again"Bruce HallBeamish, Cronin, Richrath5:29
14."Ridin' the Storm Out" (live)RichrathStronach, John Henning, Richrath5:51
Total length:61:07

PersonnelEdit

Additional personnel[4]

Charts and certificationsEdit

Album catalog numbersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ a b "Billboard: Hot 100 REO Speedwagon". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  4. ^ REO Speedwagon The Hits - "I Don't Want to Lose You" and "Here with Me". Sony Music Entertainment. 1988. p. 3.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Albums (Seventh ed.). Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-183-3.
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CD's – Volume 48, No. 16, August 6, 1988". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. August 6, 1988. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  8. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 48, No. 20, September 3, 1988". RPM. RPM Music Publications Ltd. September 3, 1988. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – R.E.O._Speedwagon – The Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 15 March 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.