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Greatest Hits

June 6, 2006

$12.49
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Blitzkrieg Bop (Remastered Version)
2:12
2
Beat On The Brat (Remastered Version)
2:32
3
Judy Is A Punk (Remastered Version)
1:32
4
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Remastered Version)
2:26
5
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker [Remastered ABC Single Version]
2:47
6
Pinhead (Remastered Version)
2:44
7
Commando (Remastered Version)
1:52
8
Rockaway Beach (Remastered Version )
2:06
9
We're A Happy Family (Remastered Version )
2:39
10
Cretin Hop (Remastered Version )
1:55
11
Teenage Lobotomy (Remastered Version )
2:01
12
I Wanna Be Sedated (Remastered Version )
2:29
13
I Just Want To Have Something To Do (Remastered Version)
2:41
14
Rock 'N' Roll High School [Remastered Ed Stasium Mix]
2:19
15
Baby, I Love You (Remastered Version )
3:45
16
Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio (Remastered Version )
3:49
17
The KKK Took My Baby Away (Remastered Version )
2:30
18
Outsider (Remastered Version )
2:10
19
Pet Sematary (Remastered Version )
3:32
20
Wart Hog (Remastered Version )
1:54

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 6, 2006
  • Release Date: June 6, 2006
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2006 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 49:55
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  • ASIN: B001A3GSFW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,996 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

Listen to it all the time.
Casual Cosmo
Every song of the ramones is a great hit and this is a good album to listen too if you want to get in their music.
TheBear(IP)
The band combined a raw punk rock sound with their own brand of energy and enthusiasm.
Falkor The White Luck Dragon

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 9, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Hits is something of a misnomer when it comes to the Ramones. It's more like the tongue in cheek title that the Red Hot Chili Peppers gave their 1993 EMI collection, "WHAT hits?!?" I am sure that anyone who is a die hard fan probably has all these on CD somewhere, or would have picked alternate titles than the ones presented here since a mere 20 songs sells the band kind of short.

It is going to be a damn long time before we have the likes of the Ramones on this earth again, or a band with this kind of influence. Suffice to say that it's all good (with the possible exception of "Baby I Love You" which had Joey Ramone saturated by Phil Spector's stings). For all the critical nit-picking that has occasionaly been leveled about the lack of variation in the Ramones' style, this CD lays that argument to waste. "Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio" would be a classic out of anybody's songbook, the Phil Spector production should have made this the breakout record that the band so obviously longed for. But it isn't the same song as the rappy "Wart Hog," which is not the same as "Blitzkrieg Bop" etc, etc.

The unifying thread through almost all of these songs was Joey Ramone's voice, which became more and more soulful as their career proceeded. If Dee Dee and Johnny gave guts to the band, it was Joey's voice that gave it heart. These songs may have been punk-rock-tough, yet these "brothers" were never without spirit. When listening to this disc, it's the Ramones' spirit and heart that will stick in your memory, just as much as any of the classic rock hooks they were so adept at creating.

And just for the record, "Loud Fast Ramones" has 30 songs and rocks harder for just a few bucks more.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Arnold Ziffle on June 27, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
OK, so most of the Ramones' songs are a lot alike and sound like they were recorded in somebody's garage (hence 4 stars instead of 5), their infectious energy makes them unforgettable. They detonated like a bomb amid the slick disco and overproduced pop music scene of the 1970's. Their music was profoundly influential, but more importantly it was fun ... And it still is, long after Sheena traded in her spiked hair and leather jacket for a mini-van and house in the suburbs. This CD is a great introduction for a musical dilettante like me. Although I'm sure the true Ramones' fans will complain that this song or that has been left off, for those of us among the great unwashed, it delivers the goods. So hey-ho let's go!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Erick Bertin on June 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD
If I rate this with 4 stars and not 5 is for one simple reason: C'mon man, lets get serious for a sec, here: I am THE biggest "pinhead" ever (and by that, I mean, the biggest Ramones fan...), but I will always be the first to admit the truth: The Ramones NEVER had any "hits" to speak of. Cult following, over a dozen albums, over 20 years of career... yeah, all of that, but "hits"... I don't think so!

Mainstream success eluded the Ramones during all their career. That's not to say that they didn't have great songs, it simply means that their commercial success was very limited. Few bands have had (and will have) the impact and the influence of the Ramones, but the "Greatest Hits" label really doesn't apply here. Of course, record companies wouldn't know the first thing about common sense, so... clearly in this case they should have used the "Best Of" tag, but...anyway, who cares about semantics?

We're talking punk rock, here, and the Ramones were trailblazers. All the songs here are punk rock classics. As we all know, everyone has their own personal favorites, so everyone has the right to moan and complain about the omission of this song or that song but... the bottom line: if you are a pinhead, you don't need this. If you are looking for a first taste of the Ramones, then this could be the right place to start.

But personally, I would recommend either "Ramonesmania" or "Ramones: Loud and Fast" over this new compilation, simply because they have more songs... it's a little more dough, but it's well worth it. And obviously, "Anthology" is the superior choice...(not to mention the Box Set...)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bill T on July 5, 2006
Format: Audio CD
In a more perfect world the Ramones would have had a load of hit records. Their songs were written to be hits. Joey Ramone was always thinking that their next release was gonna be the one that would top the charts.

Recent collections handpicked by Johnny Ramone have concentrated on the rougher & tougher stuff but the Ramones are probably more loved for their "shoulda been a hit" material.

The reason why I like this collection is that it primarily highlights the songs that should have been blasting out of our radios for the past 30 years.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Six on June 24, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Ramones are my favorite band ever i would have to say, hence the 5 stars.... but since I have virtually their entire collection, The two best of compilations to get I would have to say are "Loud, Fast Ramones" or "Ramones Mania". Basically if you have those two compilation and their first self titled album, you can consider yourself set for a while. Ramones "Anthology is also awesome. My two favorite Ramones albums of all time are RAMONES "Ramones" and "Mondo Bizarro", Of course I'm talking about getting a quick RAMONES fix here, or if you just wanna check out the band for the first time... you gotta start somewhere right? well i wouldn't start here, I would strongly suggest, for the price and a good starting place either "Loud, Fast" or "Mania", the two-disc "Anthology" is pretty damn good as well... But c'mon ,How bout a rarities disc already or something???
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