Greatest Hits is a 1988 compilation album by British-American band Fleetwood Mac. It covers the period of the band's greatest commercial success, from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s.
It should not be confused with a 1971 release by the Peter Green incarnation of the band, also titled Greatest Hits, but containing an entirely different tracklisting. The 1988 album in fact omits anything before 1975 including "Albatross", one of the band's biggest hits.
The album has proven to be a major success since the time of its release. Although it only peaked at No. 14 in the US album chart, it sold steadily and has to date been certified octuple platinum for shipping eight million copies there. In the UK it reached No. 3 upon release and has returned several times to the UK album chart—as recently as April 2013 (re-entering at #90). It has been certified triple platinum for shipping 900,000 copies there. The album has sold approximately 20 million copies worldwide.
The album contains two new tracks, "As Long As You Follow" (which was released as a single to promote the album), and "No Questions Asked". The track listing for the US release differs slightly from that of other territories. It includes the 1975 track "Over My Head" but omits the 1987 track "Seven Wonders" (despite it being a top 20 hit in the US) as well as the 1982 track "Oh Diane" (which failed to chart there in 1983, but was a top 10 hit in the UK).
A number of sources state that this album was the last to be commercially released as an 8 track tape by a major label.(The 8-Track Tape was released only as a Record Club Version, as regular retail 8-Track tapes had long since ceased by 1988.)
"As Long as You Follow" and "No Questions Asked" are non-album studio tracks. The former was released as a single to promote the album in December 1988, peaking at No. 66 in the UK and No. 43 in the US. "Hold Me" was also re-released in the UK with "No Questions Asked" as its B-side in February 1989.
"You Make Loving Fun", "Big Love", "Oh Diane" and "Seven Wonders" are not included on the UK vinyl version. They are only included on the cassette and CD formats. The LP contained 13 tracks.