Helen Reddy's Greatest Hits

Helen Reddy's Greatest Hits
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Compilation album by
Released1975; 46 years ago (1975)
Recorded1971–1975
GenreVocal
Pop/Rock[1]
Length32:11
LabelCapitol
ProducerTom Catalano
Larry Marks
Jay Senter
Joe Wissert
Helen Reddy chronology
No Way to Treat a Lady
(1975)
Helen Reddy's Greatest Hits
(1975)
Music, Music
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Billboardpositive [2]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[3]

Helen Reddy's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Australian-American pop singer Helen Reddy. It was released in 1975 by Capitol Records.

Release and reception[]

On December 5, 1975, the Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album with Gold certification for sales of 500,000 copies in the United States, and both Platinum and Double Platinum certifications were issued on February 5, 1992.[4] The album debuted on Billboard's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated the day following Gold certification, December 6, 1975, and made it to number five during its 51 weeks there.[5] In Canada's RPM magazine it reached number 9,[6] and on the album chart in the UK (where it was renamed The Best of Helen Reddy) it matched its number five US showing.[7]

In 1987 an expanded ion that was given the title Helen Reddy's Greatest Hits (And More) was the first release of the original compilation on compact disc,[8] and on April 14, 1997, that ion was reissued with the title Love Songs.[9]

Track listing[]

Side 1

  1. "I Am Woman" (Ray Burton, Helen Reddy) – 3:24
  2. "I Don't Know How to Love Him" (Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber) – 3:15
  3. "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" (Linda Laurie) – 3:26
  4. "Delta Dawn" (Larry Collins, Alex Harvey) – 3:08
  5. "You and Me Against the World" (Kenny Ascher, Paul Williams) – 3:08

Side 2

  1. "Angie Baby" (Alan O'Day) – 3:29
  2. "Emotion" (Patti Dahlstrom, Véronique Sanson) – 4:10
  3. "Keep On Singing" (Bobby Hart, Danny Janssen) – 3:03
  4. "Peaceful" (Kenny Rankin) – 2:50
  5. "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" (Harriet Schock) – 3:26

CD Bonus Tracks

  1. "Somewhere in the Night" (Will Jennings, Richard Kerr) – 3:31
  2. "I Can't Hear You No More" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 2:48
  3. "You're My World" (Umberto Bindi, Gino Paoli, Carl Sigman) – 2:45
  4. "The Happy Girls" (Kim Fowley, Rick Henn, Earle Mankey, Helen Reddy) – 4:00
  5. "Make Love to Me" (Michael Tinsley, Steven Voice, Peter Yellowstone) – 3:49

Charts[]

Chart (1975/76) Peak
position
Australian (Kent Music Report)[10] 42
Canada (RPM (magazine))[11] 9
New Zealand (RIANZ) 1
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 5
USA (Billboard 200) 5

Certifications[]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Platinum 100,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[13] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Personnel[]

LP release
CD bonus tracks

Notes[]

  1. ^ a b "Helen Reddy's Greatest Hits - Helen Reddy". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Top Album Picks". Billboard. 1975-11-15. p. 70.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for titles by Helen Reddy Archived 2015-09-03 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 646.
  6. ^ "RPM 100 Albums". RPM. 1975-01-11. p. 13.
  7. ^ "Helen Reddy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Helen Reddy's Greatest Hits (And More) - Helen Reddy - Releases". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Love Songs - Helen Reddy". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 248. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  11. ^ "Helen Reddy Album Discography". RPM. RPM Library Archives. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Helen Reddy – Greatest hits". Music Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  13. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1977". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Helen Reddy – best Of Helen Reddy". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 28 August 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type best Of Helen Reddy in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Helen Reddy – Greatest hits". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 28 August 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

References[]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2010), Joel Whitburn Presents Top Pop Albums, Seventh Edition, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-183-7