Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Lovely Day
Bill Withers 4:08
2 Summer Breeze
The Isley Brothers 6:14
3 Suddenly
Billy Ocean 5 3:54
4 My One Temptation
Mica Paris 3:34
5 The Perfect Year
Dina Carroll 3:47
6 Being With You
Smokey Robinson 4:09
7 Midnight Train to Georgia
Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:44
8 Nightshift
Commodores 5 4:17
9 I Want You
Marvin Gaye 4:35
10 A Love Supreme
Will Downing 4:47
11 After the Love Has Gone
Earth, Wind & Fire 3:38
12 Secret Lovers
Atlantic Starr 3:37
13 California Dreamin’
Bobby Womack 2 3:21
14 Trippin’ Out
Curtis Mayfield 3:28
15 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Temptations 3:49
16 Think It Over
The Delfonics 4:38
17 Glow
Rick James 5:41
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Just the Way You Are
Barry White 5:39
2 Stuck on You
Lionel Richie 5 3:12
3 Son of a Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield 4.4 2:26
4 Me & Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul 4:37
5 Tell It Like It Is
Aaron Neville 3:03
6 Touch Me in the Morning
Diana Ross 3:26
7 Do What You Do
Jermaine Jackson 4:28
8 Love’s Theme
The Love Unlimited Orchestra 4:05
9 Best of My Love
The Emotions 3.75 3:42
10 Teardrops
Womack & Womack 3:50
11 Slow Hand
The Pointer Sisters 3:52
12 Never Knew Love Like This Before
Stephanie Mills 5:27
13 Oh, What a Night
The Dells 4:06
14 When Will I See You Again
The Three Degrees 2:55
15 Joanna
Kool & The Gang 3:57
16 Save the Best for Last
Vanessa Williams 4 3:39
17 Armed and Extremely Dangerous
First Choice 4 2:48
18 Can’t Go on Living
The Delfonics 3:12
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Believe I Can Fly
R. Kelly 5:22
2 You Make Me Wanna…
Usher 3:38
3 Back & Forth
Aaliyah 4 3:50
4 Un‐Break My Heart
Toni Braxton 3:49
5 All My Life
K‐Ci & JoJo 3 3:43
6 I’m Kissing You
Des’ree 4:53
7 I Try
Macy Gray 3:53
8 Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing
Incognito 4:09
9 Revival
Martine Girault 3:34
10 Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Roy Ayers 3:59
11 There’s Nothing Like This
Omar 3:53
12 Where Is the Love?
Mica Paris & Will Downing 3:29
13 Sign Your Name
Terence Trent D’Arby 3.5 4:37
14 Get Here
Oleta Adams 4:35
15 I’d Rather Go Blind
Ruby Turner 4:05
16 Piano in the Dark
Brenda Russell 4:20
17 I’m Doing Fine Now
The Pasadenas 3:32

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Dash Crofts (track 2)
Franne Golde (track 8)
Dennis Lambert (track 8)
Andrew Lloyd Webber (English composer and impresario of musical theatre) (track 5)
Billy Ocean (track 3)
Walter Orange (track 8)
Smokey Robinson (track 6)
Bunny Sigler (track 14)
Norman Whitfield (track 15)
James Seals (track 2)
lyricist:
Dash Crofts (track 2)
Billy Ocean (track 3)
Bunny Sigler (track 14)
Don Black (English lyricist) (track 5)
James Seals (track 2)
Barrett Strong (track 15)
vocals:
Dina Carroll (track 5)
Marvin Gaye (track 9)
writer:
Bill Champlin (track 11)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 11)
Jay Graydon (track 11)
Michael Leeson (track 4)
David Lewis (Member of Atlantic Starr) (track 12)
Wayne Lewis (track 12)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 13)
Michelle Phillips (track 13)
Skip Scarborough (track 1)
Peter Vale (writer/arranger) (track 4)
Stephen Miles Waters (songwriter) (track 4)
Bill Withers (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
A&M Records, Inc. (1993) (track 5)
publisher:
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 13)
Richt & Slezak OHG (track 13)
The Really Useful Group Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 5)
Trousdale Music (track 13)
Unichappell Music (1980 – ????) (track 14)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Summer Breeze (track 2)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Rache! (track 8)
Riley Martin Dreaming (parody for Riley Martin) (track 13)
later translated versions:
California Dreaming (track 13)
Cwympo Mae Y Dail (track 13)
Kalajoen hiekat (track 13)
La Terre promise (California Dreamin') (track 13)
later versions:
part of:
Sunset Boulevard (Andrew Lloyd Webber musical) (track 5)
recording of:
Being With You (track 6)
Lovely Day (track 1)
My One Temptation (track 4)
Nightshift (track 8)
Secret Lovers (track 12)
Suddenly (track 3)
The Perfect Year (track 5)
Tripping Out (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 13)

CD 2

bass guitar:
Tommy Cogbill (1968-09) (track 3)
strings arranger:
Wade Marcus (track 12)
drums:
Gene Chrisman (1968-09) (track 3)
guitar and sitar:
Reggie Young (guitarist and songwriter) (1968-09) (track 3)
electric piano and organ:
Bobby Emmons (1968-09) (track 3)
wind instruments [Horn Arrangements] arranger:
Wade Marcus (track 12)
brass and strings arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 3)
brass arranger:
Tom Dowd (track 3)
background vocals:
The Sweet Inspirations (1968-09) (track 3)
composer:
Michael Clark (songwriter, composer) (track 11)
Billy Joel (track 1)
Lionel Richie (track 2)
Barry White (track 8)
Cecil Womack (track 10)
Linda Womack (track 10)
conductor:
Gene Orloff (1968-09) (track 3)
engineer:
Ed Kollis (track 3)
lyricist:
Billy Joel (track 1)
Lionel Richie (track 2)
John Bettis (track 11)
producer:
Tom Dowd (track 3)
Reggie Lucas (track 12)
Arif Mardin (track 3)
James Mtume (musician, aranger, writer -NOT the group Mtume) (track 12)
Jerry Wexler (track 3)
vocals arranger:
Reggie Lucas (track 12)
James Mtume (musician, aranger, writer -NOT the group Mtume) (track 12)
Tawatha Agee (track 12)
writer:
Clifford Adams (track 15)
Ronald Bell (track 15)
Jim Bonnefond (track 15)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 15)
George Davis (US musician & songwriter George Richard Davis Jr.) (track 5)
Lee Diamond (track 5)
Allan Felder (track 17)
Phil Galdston (track 16)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 4, 14)
Cary Gilbert (track 4)
Norman Harris (track 17)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 4, 14)
John Hurley (track 3)
Jon Lind (track 16)
Reggie Lucas (track 12)
Al McKay (track 9)
James Mtume (musician, aranger, writer -NOT the group Mtume) (track 12)
Claydes Smith (track 15)
James “J.T.” Taylor (US R&B vocalist for Kool & the Gang) (track 15)
Wendy Waldman (track 16)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 9)
Ronnie Wilkins (track 3)
Curtis “Fitz” Williams (keyboardist/percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 15)
Cecil Womack (track 10)
Linda Womack (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1977) (track 9)
Motown Records (1983) (track 2)
publisher:
Big Mystique Music (track 16)
EMI Longitude Music (track 16)
EMI Songs Ltd. (tracks 1, 9)
Joelsongs (track 1)
Kazzoom Music, Inc. (track 16)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 16)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 16)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 4, 11, 14)
Warner/Chappell (track 14)
mixed at:
Sigma Sound Studios (New York) in New York, New York, United States (track 12)
recorded at:
Sigma Sound Studios (New York) in New York, New York, United States (track 12)
sampled by:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 240) (track 3)
cover recording of:
Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel song) (track 1)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Best of My Love (Japanese Version) (track 9)
Celebration (track 16)
Joanna (Japanese version) (track 15)
Pihtimus (track 11)
Save the best for last (日本語バージョン) (track 16)
When Will I See You Again (Japanese version) (track 14)
可會有明天 (track 1)
幾時再見 (track 14)
later versions:
Love’s Theme (vocal version) (track 8)
recording of:
Best of My Love (track 9)
Joanna (Kool & the Gang) (track 15)
Love’s Theme (instrumental version) (track 8)
Me and Mrs. Jones (track 4)
Slow Hand (track 11)
Stuck on You (track 2)
Teardrops (track 10)
Tell It Like It Is (track 5)
Son of a Preacher Man (1968-09) (track 3)

CD 3

strings arranger:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
arranger:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
composer:
Roy Ayers (track 10)
Chris Cameron (track 13)
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
Omar Hammer (track 11)
Ray Hayden (track 9)
Stevie Wonder (track 8)
R. Kelly (track 3)
engineer:
Peter Mokran (track 3)
lead vocals:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
lyricist:
Roy Ayers (track 10)
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
Omar Hammer (track 11)
Ray Hayden (track 9)
R. Kelly (track 3)
mixer:
R. Kelly (track 3)
Peter Mokran (track 3)
Phil Legg (track 13)
other vocals [rap [ad-libs]]:
R. Kelly (track 3)
producer:
Jonathan Butler (track 15)
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
Jolyon Skinner (track 15)
Martyn Ware (track 13)
R. Kelly (track 3)
recording engineer:
Peter Mokran (track 3)
Phil Legg (track 13)
vocals:
Aaliyah (American singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton) (track 3)
writer:
Tim Atack (track 6)
Thom Bell (track 17)
Rory Bennett (track 5)
Scott Cutler (track 16)
Des’ree (track 6)
Billy Foster (American singer, member of The Medallions and songwriter) (track 15)
Joel “Jo‐Jo” Hailey (R&B singer, member of K‐Ci & JoJo) (track 5)
Jeff Hull (track 16)
Ellington Jordan (track 15)
Ralph MacDonald (track 12)
Sherman Marshall (track 17)
Brenda Russell (track 16)
William Salter (track 12)
Randy Waldman (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Universal Records Inc. (not for release label use! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1976) (track 10)
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1991) (track 11)
Blackground Enterprises (1994) (track 3)
Zomba Recording LLC (1994) (track 3)
Blackground Records (1996) (track 3)
publisher:
Antisia Music Inc. (track 12)
Arlovol Music (track 10)
BMG Monarch (track 10)
BMG Ruby Songs (track 12)
Congo Music (track 11)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 8)
Rubber Band Music (track 3)
Zomba Songs Inc. (track 3)
engineered at:
mixed at:
recorded at:
sampled by:
Book of Life by Common Sense (track 10)
Inside of Me by Madonna (track 3)
My Life by Mary J. Blige (track 10)
cover recording of:
Where Is the Love (track 12)
recording of:
All My Life (track 5)
Back & Forth (track 3)
Kissing You (Romeo + Juliet) (track 6)
Piano in the Dark (track 16)
Revival (track 9)
Sign Your Name (track 13)

Release Group

part of: Greatest Ever! The Definitive Collection (number: 19)