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16 Biggest Hits

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Editorial Reviews

The essential ballads and rock 'n' roll classics by the lovelorn loner we've always rooted for! Includes Oh, Pretty Woman; Running Scared; Only the Lonely; Crying; Dream Baby; Blue Angel; The Crowd; In Dreams; Mean Woman Blues; It's Over; Blue Bayou , and more hits.


1. Only the Lonely
2. Blue Angel
3. I'm Hurtin'
4. Running Scared
5. Crying
6. Candy Man
7. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
8. The Crowd
9. Leah
10. Workin' for the Man
11. In Dreams
12. Falling
13. Mean Woman Blues
14. Blue Bayou
15. It's Over
16. Oh, Pretty Woman

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 24, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • ASIN: B001R0KHJG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,526 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 15, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The 1st Roy Orbison song I ever really got into was Crying. I just loved that song so much. His voice on that song is wonderful. So I was in the music store one day when I found this CD on the shelf. It had all of my favorites on there, and some songs I hadn't ever heard. So I thought "what the heck, I got the money." And that purchase led me into one of the best albums that I own. Each and every song on here is wonderful and the sound quality is superior. I listen to it every day. It is one of those albums that can be enjoyed my people of all ages. Take it from me. I'm only 13 and I love this album. Take it from me and get this album. You won't be disappointed.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Olson on March 3, 2006
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This set includes 16 of Roy Orbison's biggest hits on Monument Records, which he recorded between 1960 to 1964. I have about 25 Roy Orbison cds and this disc by far has the best sound, just crank up the volume on the ending of "Running Scared" or "The Crowd" and you will know what I mean. All songs are the orginal recordings, the best cd for the price.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By JBoy on November 1, 1999
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Roy Orbison was before my time, although I vaguely remember him on the radio as a small child. But listen to "Crying," "It's Over," "Only the Lonely," "Running Scared," and "Pretty Woman," and tell me this guy had ANY equal as a singer!! Maybe Ray Charles, Brian Wilson, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra come close, but his voice is UNBELIEVABLE!! And the songs are beautiful and timeless. If you've never heard of him somehow, BUY THIS C.D. and enjoy!!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Candace Scott on April 25, 2004
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This is a great album with beautiful music. How could it not be? The man himself, Roy Orbison, sends shivers down your spine with his soaring, piercing tenor voice. Roy is still curiously underrarted and under-appreciated. I was ecstatic when he went through a revival in the late 80's, but it was tragically cut short when Roy died, then his reputation again fell by the wayside. His voice remains the purest instrument in popular music in the last fifty years. Listening to these remastered recordings is an absolute joy because I'm accustomed to listening to these treasures on vinyl, with the typical pops, buzzes and surface scratches. All of that has been eliminated on this disc. The sound quality is exceptional throughout.
Included are all of Orbison's signature hits, from the classic "Pretty Woman" to the haunting "Crying" with the poignant tenor cry at the conclusion. My personal favorite Orbison song has always been "Running Scared," a sort of mini-opera, replete with the soaring, rather syrupy arrangements his songs are noted for. I admit many of these arrangements sound dated, but the voice is the primary instrument anyway, and the only one you'll care about. If Elvis was blessed with a gorgeous set of pipes, Roy was in another league entirely and his gift never diminished. If you are an old Orbison die-hard fan, or a newbie to this incredible man, this collection will do you nicely.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 2001
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I'd heard of Roy Orbison through The Beatles, they used to tour together. Then, one day, I happened to be looking at a music store at the cassettes that were on sale. In that bin, I found a $... cassette of Roy Orbison 16 Greatest Hits. I was blown away. Roy Orbison has a fantastic voice that even Elvis can't match. I play this cassette a lot because it is great. Roy Orbison 16 Greatest Hits is one of my most played cassettes. It makes great dinner music, too.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Olson on March 3, 2006
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This set includes 16 of Roy Orbison's biggest hits on Monument Records, which he recorded between 1960 to 1964. I have about 25 Roy Orbison cds and this disc by far has the best sound, just crank up the volume on the ending of "Running Scared" or "The Crowd" and you will know what I mean. All songs are the orginal recordings, the best cd for the price.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David F. Montgomery on February 12, 2002
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This CD contains the very best work of one of rock's finest voices. All of his best known hits are here, and they sound great. If you can only buy one Orbison CD this should be your choice. But beware...once you've heard these songs, you won't be able stop with just this compilation. Roy Orbison is an artist you can listen to over and over again and never get tired of hearing. Don't miss this one!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 1999
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Here they are again...16 brilliant recordings of the world's finest singer.It is already more than ten years ago since he has left us. But the Big O and his music will live on forever.Listen to the magic of his voice. These originals are a must for every old and new fan.
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