Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 It's Now or Never
Elvis Presley 2.65 3:17
2 Hang on Sloopy
The McCoys 3:53
3 Young Girl
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap 4 3:04
4 Captain of Your Ship
Reparata & The Delrons 2:29
5 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Neil Sedaka 2:17
6 Both Sides Now
Judy Collins 3:18
7 Saturday Night at the Movies
The Drifters 2:30
8 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Harpers Bizarre 2:38
9 Working in the Coalmine
Lee Dorsey 2:45
10 Just Like Eddie
Heinz 2:39
11 Bless You
Tony Orlando 2:09
12 If I Were a Carpenter
Bobby Darin 2:22
13 Biff Bang Pow
The Creation 5 2:26
14 Standing on the Corner
The Four Lads 2:52
15 Simon Says
1910 Fruitgum Company 2:16
16 Land of 1000 Dances
Wilson Pickett 4 2:27
17 I Thank You
Sam & Dave 2:54
18 If I Had a Hammer
Trini Lopez 3:00
19 Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
Connie Stevens 2:06
20 In the Year 2525
Zager & Evans 5 3:16
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dance to the Music
Sly & The Family Stone 3:01
2 Save the Last Dance for Me
The Drifters 2:27
3 Spanish Harlem
Ben E. King 2:54
4 Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin 3 2:47
5 I Can't Turn You Loose
Otis Redding 2:37
6 Warm and Tender Love
Percy Sledge 3:21
7 Baby I'm Yours
Barbara Lewis 2:32
8 A Tribute to a King
William Bell 2:54
9 Release Me
Esther Phillips 3:19
10 634-5789
Wilson Pickett 2:57
11 Soul Serenade
Willie Mitchell 2:20
12 Take a Letter Maria
R.B. Greaves 2:43
13 Nothing Can Stop Me
Gene Chandler 2:55
14 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Sam & Dave 3:17
15 Last Night
The Mar‐Keys 4 2:36
16 Get Out of My Life Woman
Lee Dorsey 2:28
17 Saved
LaVern Baker 2:57
18 Stay
Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs 5 1:36
19 Just One Look
Doris Troy 2:31
20 Don't Make Me Over
Dionne Warwick 3:23
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Everlasting Love
Love Affair 3:04
2 I Got You Babe
Sonny & Cher 4 3:12
3 Daydream
The Lovin’ Spoonful 2:20
4 Yummy Yummy Yummy
Ohio Express 2:22
5 The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Tokens 2:43
6 Windy
The Association 5 2:58
7 Come Back and Shake Me
Clodagh Rodgers 2:38
8 He'll Have to Go
Jim Reeves 2:25
9 Maria Elena
Los Índios Tabajaras 3:08
10 Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In
The 5th Dimension 5 4:50
11 Walk Right Back
The Everly Brothers 2:20
12 Black Coffee
Bobby Darin 3:53
13 Over Under Sideways Down
The Yardbirds 2:25
14 Respect
Otis Redding 3.5 2:08
15 Tribute to Buddy Holly
Mike Berry 3:00
16 Let's Go to San Francisco
The Flower Pot Men 3:36
17 Ain't Got No: I Got Life
Nina Simone 5 2:17
18 Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)
John Fred & His Playboy Band 2:58
19 Do You Know the Way to San José
Dionne Warwick 3:01
20 I'm Gonna Make You Mine
Lou Christie 2:42
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Alone Again Or
Love 3:15
2 All I Really Want to Do
The Byrds 2:07
3 It Ain't Me Babe
Johnny Cash 3:05
4 The Letter
The Box Tops 5 1:56
5 Green Tambourine
The Lemon Pipers 2:25
6 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)
Scott McKenzie 3.65 3:00
7 Summer in the City
The Lovin’ Spoonful 2:43
8 For What It's Worth
Buffalo Springfield 4 2:37
9 Race With the Devil
The Gun 4 3:37
10 Cathy's Clown
The Everly Brothers 2:27
11 Time for Livin'
The Association 2:46
12 Happening Ten Years Time Ago
The Yardbirds 2:58
13 Painter Man
The Creation 2:53
14 Pushin' Too Hard
The Seeds 2:36
15 No Mule's Fool
Family 3:15
16 Don't You Think It's Time
Mike Berry 1:42
17 Country Boy
Heinz 2:02
18 I Can't See You
Tim Buckley 2:42
19 I'd Rather Go Blind
Chicken Shack 3:17
20 Need Your Love So Bad
Fleetwood Mac 6:15
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Good Life
Tony Bennett 2:19
2 Move Over Darling
Doris Day 2:23
3 Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)
Roy Orbison 2:28
4 Delaware
Perry Como 2:23
5 The Rebound
Floyd Cramer 2:09
6 Big Bad John
Jimmy Dean 3:01
7 Dance With the Guitar Man
Duane Eddy 2:42
8 Misty
Johnny Mathis 3:36
9 The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde
Georgie Fame 3:11
10 Think
Aretha Franklin 3 2:18
11 Take Five
Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck 2:19
12 Hold Me Tight
Johnny Nash 2:45
13 Can't Get Used to Losing You
Andy Williams 2:24
14 Roses Are Red (My Love)
Bobby Vinton 2:40
15 Distant Drums
Jim Reeves 2:52
16 The Very Thought of You
Tony Bennett 4:33
17 As Time Goes By
Jimmy Durante 2:29
18 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra 2:48
19 Oh Happy Day
Edwin Hawkins Singers 5:09
20 There's a Hole in My Bucket
Harry Belafonte & Odetta 4:20

Credits

CD 1

additional performer:
The Jordanaires (track 1)
additional writer:
Antoine Domino (track 16)
assistant engineer:
Dan Milazzo (track 1)
audio engineer:
Jeff Juliano (track 1)
composer:
Chris Kenner (track 16)
Eduardo di Capua (track 1)
Rick Evans (track 20)
engineer:
Ray Bardani (track 1)
lead vocals:
Elvis Presley (track 1)
lyricist:
Chris Kenner (track 16)
Rick Evans (track 20)
Wally Gold (track 1)
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (track 1)
mastering:
George Marino (track 1)
mixer:
Ray Bardani (track 1)
David Bendeth (track 1)
writer:
Isaac Hayes (track 17)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 17)
publisher:
Anatole (track 16)
Cotillion Music Inc. (BMI) (track 17)
EMI Longitude Music (track 16)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 17)
Tune-Kel (track 16)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 17)
Walden Music, Inc. (track 17)
sampled by:
Balsa by Gustavo Cerati (track 1)
cover recording of:
Land of 1000 Dances (track 16)
later translated versions:
L'An 2005 (In the Year 2525) (track 20)
Mighty Mighty Love (track 20)
recording of:
I Thank You (track 17)
It’s Now or Never (1960-04-03) (track 1)
version of:
’O sole mio (track 1)

CD 2

drumset [drums]:
Willie Morrow (track 18)
double bass:
Albert Hill (double bassist) (track 18)
background vocals [harmony vocals]:
Doris Troy (track 19)
baritone vocals:
Charles Thomas (The Zodiacs) (track 18)
composer:
Don Covay (track 4)
Isaac Hayes (track 14)
The Mar‐Keys (track 15)
Van McCoy (track 7)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 14)
Otis Redding (track 5)
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 18)
lead vocals:
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 18)
Doris Troy (track 19)
lyricist:
Don Covay (track 4)
Van McCoy (track 7)
Otis Redding (track 5)
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs) (track 18)
tenor vocals:
Wiley Bennett (track 18)
tenor vocals [falsetto tenor]:
Henry Gaston (track 18)
writer:
Charles Axton (track 15)
Gilbert Caple (track 15)
Gregory Carroll (track 19)
Chip Moman (track 15)
Floyd Newman (track 15)
Doris Payne (track 19)
Jerald Smith (track 15)
publisher:
Van McCoy Music (track 7)
Cherio Corp (1960) (track 18)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 249) (track 4)
cover recording of:
Stay (track 18)
later translated versions:
Roadie-Lied (track 18)
Tenhle kluk (track 19)
Vaid üks pilk (track 19)
你教我點好? (track 19)
later versions:
Juste un regard (track 19)
recording of:
Baby, I'm Yours (track 7)
Chain of Fools (track 4)
Just One Look (track 19)
Last Night (track 15)

CD 3

bass guitar:
Donald “Duck” Dunn (1965-07) (track 14)
trumpet:
Wayne Jackson (trumpet/trombone (Memphis Horns/Mar-Keys)) (1965-07) (track 14)
Gene “Bowlegs” Miller (American trumpeter) (1965-07) (track 14)
drums:
Hal Blaine (track 10)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (1965-07) (track 14)
guitar:
Steve Cropper (1965-07) (track 14)
bass:
Joe Osborne (track 10)
percussion:
Hal Blaine (track 10)
keyboard:
Isaac Hayes (1965-07) (track 14)
Booker T. Jones (1965-07) (track 14)
baritone saxophone:
Floyd Newman (1965-07) (track 14)
tenor saxophone:
Andrew Love (1965-07) (track 14)
arranger:
Bob Alcivar (tracks 10, 10)
Bill Holman (tracks 10, 10)
Bones Howe (tracks 10, 10)
assistant producer:
Ann McClelland (track 10)
background vocals:
Earl Sims (1965-07) (track 14)
composer:
Ruthann Friedman (track 6)
Solomon Linda (track 5)
Galt MacDermot (Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre) (tracks 10, 10, 17)
Otis Redding (track 14)
John Sebastian (track 3)
Sonny Bono (track 2)
engineer:
Bones Howe (track 10)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 17)
lyricist:
Ruthann Friedman (track 6)
Otis Redding (track 14)
John Sebastian (track 3)
Sonny Bono (track 2)
James Rado (tracks 10, 10, 17)
Gerome Ragni (tracks 10, 10, 17)
George David Weiss (1961) (track 5)
performer:
Billy Davis, Jr. (track 10)
Florence LaRue (track 10)
Marilyn McCoo (track 10)
Lamonte McLemore (track 10)
Ron Townson (track 10)
producer:
Jim Stewart (US producer, founder for Stax & Volt Records) (track 14)
Bones Howe (track 10)
recording engineer:
Tom Dowd (track 14)
sound engineer:
Bones Howe (track 10)
vocals:
Sonny Bono (1965) (track 2)
Cher (1965) (track 2)
vocals arranger:
Bob Alcivar (track 10)
writer:
Audrey Allison (track 8)
Joe Allison (track 8)
James "Buzz" Cason (track 1)
Luigi Creatore (track 5)
Mac Gayden (track 1)
Joey Levine (track 4)
Galt MacDermot (Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre) (track 10)
Hugo Peretti (track 5)
Arthur Resnick (songwriter, producer) (track 4)
Albert Stanton (pseudonym for Al Brackman) (track 5)
James Rado (track 10)
Gerome Ragni (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (1965) (track 2)
publisher:
Abilene Music Inc. (track 5)
Central Songs (track 8)
Chris Marc Music (track 2)
Cotillion Music (track 2)
T. M. Music (puliblisher) (track 4)
Welbeck Music Ltd. (track 6)
music videos:
has revision:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Mango Groove revision) (track 5)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Errespetua (track 14)
Niin yksin oon (track 8)
Wasserkopf (track 10)
later versions:
Ich bin bei dir (track 8)
live recording of:
medley including a recording of:
Let the Sunshine In (track 10)
Aquarius (from “Hair”) (track 10)
medley of:
Aquarius (from “Hair”) (track 10)
part of:
Hair (1967 musical) (track 10)
The Lion King (stage musical) (track 5)
recording of:
Everlasting Love (track 1)
He’ll Have to Go (track 8)
Windy (track 6)
Yummy Yummy Yummy (track 4)
I Got You Babe (1965) (track 2)
Respect (1965-07) (track 14)
Daydream (1966) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
Wimoweh (track 5)

CD 4

background vocals:
Richie Furay (track 8)
Dewey Martin (track 8)
composer:
Chris Potter (jazz saxophonist) (track 3)
Stephen Stills (track 8)
Mertis John Jr. (older brother of Little Willie John) (track 20)
Bryan MacLean (track 1)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 6)
Bob Dylan (1964-05) (track 3)
lyricist:
Stephen Stills (track 8)
Mertis John Jr. (older brother of Little Willie John) (track 20)
Bryan MacLean (track 1)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 6)
Bob Dylan (1964-05) (track 3)
performer:
June Carter Cash (track 3)
Stephen Stills (track 8)
producer:
Lou Adler (track 6)
Charles Greene (producer) (track 8)
Frank Jones (producer for Columbia, often with Don Law; also singer/songwiter) (track 3)
Don Law (track 3)
Dan Penn (track 4)
Brian Stone (producer) (track 8)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 6)
vocals:
Stephen Stills (track 8)
writer:
Adrian Curtis (track 9)
Billy Foster (American singer, member of The Medallions and songwriter) (track 19)
Ellington Jordan (track 19)
Paul Leka (track 5)
Shelley Pinz (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records (1967) (track 4)
publisher:
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher) (track 6)
Warner/Chappell (1964 – 1992) (track 3)
Special Rider Music (1992 –) (track 3)
additionally sampled by:
sampled by:
Children by (həd) p.e. (track 8)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 63) (track 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 364) (track 4)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
Romantic Letter (track 4)
Ylihärmä (track 6)
later translated versions:
Dat benn ich nit (track 3)
I bin's ned (track 3)
Kirje (track 4)
La carta (track 4)
比翼鳥 (track 6)
later versions:
Une lettre (track 4)
recording of:
Alone Again Or (track 1)
Green Tambourine (track 5)
The Letter (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 6)

CD 5

bass guitar:
Jerry Jemmott (1968-04-15) (track 10)
trumpet:
Wayne Jackson (trumpet/trombone (Memphis Horns/Mar-Keys)) (1968-04-15) (track 10)
drums:
Roger Hawkins (1968-04-15) (track 10)
organ:
Spooner Oldham (1968-04-15) (track 10)
guitar:
Tommy Cogbill (1968-04-15) (track 10)
Jimmy Johnson (Muscle Shoals rhythm section (guitar/producer)) (1968-04-15) (track 10)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (1968-04-15) (track 10)
baritone saxophone:
Willie Bridges (1968-04-15) (track 10)
Floyd Newman (1968-04-15) (track 10)
tenor saxophone:
Charles Chalmers (1968-04-15) (track 10)
Andrew Love (1968-04-15) (track 10)
arranger:
Harry Belafonte (track 20)
Arif Mardin (track 10)
Robert Mersey (track 13)
Odetta Gordon (Holmes) (track 20)
Glenn Osser (track 8)
Tom Dowd (track 10)
Edwin Hawkins (1967) (track 19)
background vocals:
The Sweet Inspirations (1968-04-15) (track 10)
composer:
Paul Desmond (track 11)
Erroll Garner (track 8)
Edward Francis Rimbault (1854) (track 19)
Irving Gordon (1959) (track 4)
conductor:
Glenn Osser (1959) (track 8)
Robert Mersey (1962-12-02) (track 13)
lead vocals:
Aretha Franklin (1968-04-15) (track 10)
lyricist:
Dave Brubeck (track 11)
Iola Brubeck (track 11)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (track 8)
Philip Doddridge (1755) (track 19)
Irving Gordon (1959) (track 4)
performer:
Carmen McRae (track 11)
producer:
Al Ham (track 8)
Mitch Miller (track 8)
Jerry Wexler (track 10)
Robert Mersey (track 13)
recording engineer:
Tom Dowd (track 10)
vocals:
Johnny Mathis (1959) (track 8)
writer:
Aretha Franklin (track 10)
Doc Pomus (track 13)
Mort Shuman (track 13)
Ted White (husband & co-songwriter of Aretha Franklin) (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 20)
phonographic copyright by:
Columbia Records (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Music Entertainment, only use for manufacturing/distribution and copyright holding) (1963) (track 13)
Rarity Music (2013) (track 13)
publisher:
EMI U Catalog Inc. (track 19)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 8)
sampled by:
Da Joint (explicit) by EPMD (track 10)
Sol marrón by ctRl (track 10)
arrangement of:
Hole in My Bucket (track 20)
is based on:
Misty (Original instrumental work) (track 8)
later translated parody versions:
Wenn du denkst … (track 10)
later translated versions:
I New York (track 11)
later versions:
Ne boude pas (Take Five) (track 11)
recording of:
Delaware (track 4)
Misty (track 8)
Oh Happy Day (Hawkins' 1967 gospel arrangement) (track 19)
Take Five (song version) (track 11)
Can't Get Used to Losing You (1962-12-02) (track 13)
Think (1968-04-15) (track 10)
version of:
O happy day, that fixed my choice (mid‐19th century version, with new melody and a chorus by Rimbault) (track 19)
Take Five (original instrumental version) (track 11)

Release Group

part of: 100 Hits (UK Demon Music Group) (number: 1)