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Red in Chicago
05-09-2008, 04:02 PM
So how many of these do you own? I only have or had five: Black Sabbath, Eagles, Beattles, Hendrix and Prince.


05-09-2008, 04:10 PM
I'm proud to say I have never owned any of those. I'm not much of a pop music person though.

05-09-2008, 04:45 PM
I must be too much of a purist. I own CDs and even a couple of box sets by about half of those artists, but none of the listed CDs.

Patrick Bateman
05-09-2008, 04:46 PM
I have the Doors and Nirvana... both well used.

Chip R
05-09-2008, 05:10 PM
I've got the Eagles, Credence, the Stones & the Beatles.

05-09-2008, 05:20 PM
I have the Blondie one, they were a band that made awful albums but good singles, don't care about the rest of those bands.

05-09-2008, 05:22 PM
just 2-The Smiths and The Cure, which is a big portion of what I was listening to in the mid-80's

05-09-2008, 05:57 PM
Wow, I don't own any of those CDs. My favorite 'best of' CDs that I listen to a lot are Phil Collins, Bryan Adams, and U2 (I have both decades). I'm pretty sure that me owning at least two of the four of them makes me a huge nerd but that's all right, LOL :lol:

05-09-2008, 06:51 PM
I've got Queen and Led Zeppelin

05-09-2008, 07:58 PM
Police, Credence, Bowie, Jimmy Buffet, and others I can't remember.

I never bought a lot of CDs, so i can get a lot of good songs by getting the compiliation. Buy it used...even better.

05-09-2008, 10:33 PM
Loggins & Messina, Best of Friends, is a classic (or at least has a lot of good memories attached to it for me). The first Dylan one is good as well. I don't own a lot of best of/greatest hit albums, but the most disappointing one I have is Elvis Costello. I don't know what it is, but to me the songs just don't flow right.

05-09-2008, 10:48 PM
I've got the Eagles, Credence, the Stones & the Beatles.

Wouldn't hold out much hope for the Credence, though.

05-10-2008, 12:57 AM
Between my wife and me, 6 of 'em. But in general we don't get many best of's any more. For instance, the Hendrix Smash hits is on vinyl.

05-10-2008, 02:48 AM
Alice Cooper-Greatest Hits '71-'75

Great Gonzos! The Best of Ted Nugent

Motley Crue-Decade of Decadence

that's all.

05-10-2008, 04:29 PM
I've got the Eagles, Credence, the Stones & the Beatles.

Same here minus the Stones.

05-10-2008, 05:33 PM
I don't own any of these, but I love the Beatles so it's likely I'll be picking that one up sometime.

05-10-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't own any of these, but I love the Beatles so it's likely I'll be picking that one up sometime.

Pick up the albums instead 80% of all the songs are great.

05-10-2008, 08:10 PM
While I have every Beatle album ever made, I prefered these greatest hit compilations....


I have the Hendrix, Stones,and Doors listed.

I might also add....

Rush Chronicles
Led Zep How The West Was Won
Classic Moody Blues
Tom Petty's Greatest Hits
Jethro Tull: Original Masters

05-10-2008, 08:17 PM
Wouldn't hold out much hope for the Credence, though.

HA! The bums will always lose!

The Violent Femmes "Add it Up" is my top favorite. Of course I'm a geek.

05-11-2008, 04:45 PM
Had 6... Eagles, Blondie, CCR, Doors, Rolling Stones, and The Beatles...

05-12-2008, 09:55 AM
I only own one compilation album. Usually if I like an artist well enough I tend to buy all of the regular albums so by the time a compilation comes out I already have all the songs on other discs. I have one by Alison Krauss that I picked up at Meijer when I was in there buying groceries.

lo ryder
05-13-2008, 09:27 PM
Cant beat Telsa, not a weak song on the entire disc.

05-13-2008, 10:24 PM
I've got The Beatles One album. I also have some of the "Essential" series put out by Columbia: Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Paul Simon. I've also got The Who's greatest hits. We've got James Taylor's too. And a real sweet one - Neil Young's Greatest Hits. And John Fogarty's (including CCR's) A couple of oldies ones: The Association (the album should be half the numbers) and The (Young) Rascals. I see my wife has John Denver's Greatest Hits too (John, put a shirt on!).

And, of course, Baseball's Greatest Hits & Baseball's Greatest Hits, Let's Play II.

05-14-2008, 05:25 PM
The best album on this list, and one I'm very disappointed that no one has mentioned, is Al Green. The man wrote a song called Sha La La (Make Me Happy) and you all just gloss right over it. People.