Santana's Greatest Hits

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Santana
ReleasedJuly 1974
RecordedMay 1969 - July 1971
GenreRock en Español, jazz fusion, blues-rock
Length34:31
LabelCBS
ProducerSantana
Santana chronology
Lotus
(1974)
Greatest Hits
(1974)
Borboletta
(1974)
 
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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Santana
ReleasedJuly 1974
RecordedMay 1969 - July 1971
GenreRock en Español, jazz fusion, blues-rock
Length34:31
LabelCBS
ProducerSantana
Santana chronology
Lotus
(1974)
Greatest Hits
(1974)
Borboletta
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]
Rolling Stone(not rated)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[4]

Santana's Greatest Hits is a 1974 compilation album by Santana. It offers highlights from the group's first three albums. It is the band's best-selling compilation album, after Ultimate Santana, selling over 7 million copies in the US alone while selling more than 8 million records worldwide.[citation needed]

Contents

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Evil Ways" [Edit](Henry) from Santana 3:00
  2. "Jingo" [Edit] (Olatunji): from Santana 2:44
  3. "Hope You're Feeling Better" (Rollie) from Abraxas 4:11
  4. "Samba Pa Ti" (Santana) from Abraxas 4:47
  5. "Persuasion" (Santana band) from Santana 2:34
  6. "Black Magic Woman" (Green) from Abraxas 3:17
  7. "Oye Como Va" (Puente) from Abraxas 4:19
  8. "Everything's Coming Our Way" (Santana) from III 3:16
  9. "Se a Cabó" (Areas) from Abraxas 2:51
  10. "Everybody's Everything" (Santana, Moss, Brown) from III 3:31

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

YearChartPosition
1974The Billboard 20017
Austria Album Charts4
Dutch Album Charts19
UK Albums Chart14

Sales and certifications[edit]

RegionCertificationSales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[5]Platinum100,000^
France (SNEP)[6]2× Gold200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[7]Platinum500,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[8]Gold150,000^
United States (RIAA)[9]7× Platinum7,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Santana's Greatest Hits at Allmusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: Album: Santana: Santana's Greatest Hits". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Palmer, Bob (19 December 1974). "Santana: Greatest Hits : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Santana – Santana's Greatest Hits". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Greatest Hits" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Carlos Santana; 'Santanas Greatest Hits')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Greatest Hits in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Santana_s Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH