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10 perfect greatest hits albums for 10 bands in 10 tracks
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Here's a fun challenge for you and here's my take: (Note that this is mainly based on popularity, not how great the song is, though there are some exceptions)

Band #1:

The Beatles (the hardest one to choose)

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand

2. Can't Buy Me Love

3. She Loves You

4. Ticket To Ride

5. Day Tripper

6. Yellow Submarine

7. Hello, Goodbye

8. Come Together

9. Let It Be

10. Hey Jude

Band #2:

The Rolling Stones

1. Paint It Black

2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

3. Jumping Jack Flash

4. Beast Of Burden

5. Start Me Up

6. Honky Tonk Woman

7. Brown Sugar

8. Gimme Shelter

9. You Can't Always Get What You Want

10. Sympathy For The Devil

Band #3:

The Beach Boys

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice

2. I Get Around

3. Surfin' Safari

4. Surfin' USA

5. California Girls

6. Little Deuce Coupe

7. Kokomo

8. Little Saint Nick

9. Barbara Ann

10. Good Vibrations

Band #4:

Queen

1. Tie Your Mother Down

2. Another One Bites The Dust

3. Killer Queen

4. You're My Best Friend

5. Somebody To Love

6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

7. Under Pressure

8. Bohemian Rhapsody

9. We Will Rock You

10. We Are The Champions

Band #5:

AC/DC

1. Thunderstruck

2. TNT

3. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

4. Hells Bells

5. Back In Black

6. You Shook Me All Night Long

7. Money Talks

8. Highway To Hell

9. Let There Be Rock

10. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

Band #6:

Elton John

1. Crocodile Rock

2. Daniel

3. Your Song

4. Tiny Dancer

5. I'm Still Standing

6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

7. Bennie And The Jets

8. Don't Go Breaking My Heart

9. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)

10. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Band #7:

Led Zeppelin

1. Black Dog

2. Dazed And Confused

3. Whole Lotta Love

4. Immigrant Song

5. Rock And Roll

6. Over The Hills And Far Away

7. Kashmir

8. Heartbreaker

9. All My Love

10. Stairway to Heaven

Band #8:

Paul McCartney (limiting myself to 3 Beatles songs and only ones I didn't mention before)

1. Back In The U.S.S.R.

2. Band On The Run

3. Jet

4. Yesterday

5. Maybe I'm Amazed

6. Live And Let Die

7. Wonderful Christmastime

8. Another Day

9. Say, Say, Say

10. The End

Band #9:

Black Sabbath

1. War Pigs

2. N.I.B.

3. Symptom Of the Universe

4. Sweet Leaf

5. Heaven And Hell

6. Iron Man

7. Black Sabbath

8. Snowblind

9. Children Of The Grave

10. Paranoid

Band #10:

Metallica

1. Creeping Death

2. Enter Sandman

3. Fuel

4. The Memory Remains

5. King Nothing

6. Sad But True

7. The Unforgiven

8. One

9. Nothing Else Matters

10. Fade To Black

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This sounds like a very fun challenge indeed! I'll give this a shot

Band #1- The Beatles

  1. Here Comes The Sun
  2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  3. Hey Jude
  4. Help !
  5. Come Together
  6. Yellow Submarine
  7. She Loves You
  8. Something
  9. Eight Days A Week
  10. All You Need Is Love

Band #2- Simon & Garfunkel

  1. Homeward Bound
  2. A Hazy Shade of Winter
  3. The Boxer
  4. Mrs. Robinson
  5. The Dangling Conversation
  6. America
  7. Cecelia
  8. At The Zoo
  9. The Sound Of Silence
  10. Bridge Over Troubled Water

Band #3- Pink Floyd

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives/Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2
  3. Wish You Were Here
  4. See Emily Play
  5. Time
  6. Dogs
  7. Money
  8. Hey You
  9. Comfortably Numb
  10. Echoes

Band #4- Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience

  1. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  2. Stone Free
  3. Fire
  4. Little Wing
  5. All Along The Watchtower
  6. Purple Haze
  7. Hey Joe
  8. If 6 Was 9
  9. Foxey Lady
  10. The Wind Cries Mary

Band #5- George Harrison (solo)

  1. Blow Away
  2. Got My Mind Set On You
  3. My Sweet Lord
  4. What Is Life
  5. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
  6. Any Road
  7. All Things Must Pass
  8. When We Was Fab
  9. You
  10. Isn't It A Pity

Band #6- David Bowie

  1. Space Oddity
  2. Ashes To Ashes
  3. Heroes
  4. Rebel Rebel
  5. Let's Dance
  6. Modern Love
  7. The Jean Genie
  8. Ziggy Stardust
  9. Life On Mars?
  10. Starman

Band #7- Badfinger

  1. No Matter What
  2. Apple Of My Eye
  3. Baby Blue
  4. Maybe Tomorrow
  5. Day After Day
  6. Dennis
  7. Love Is Easy
  8. Come And Get It
  9. Meanwhile Back At The Ranch/Should I Smoke
  10. Without You

Band #8- Bob Dylan

  1. Like A Rolling Stone
  2. Blowin' In The Wind
  3. Just Like A Woman
  4. Mr. Tambourine Man
  5. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  6. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  7. Tangled Up In Blue
  8. If Not For You
  9. It Ain't Me Babe
  10. Subterranean Homesick Blues 

Band #9- Queen

  1. Keep Yourself Alive
  2. We Will Rock You
  3. We Are The Champions
  4. Radio Gaga
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody
  6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  7. Another One Bites The Dust
  8. Fat Bottomed Girls
  9. Somebody To Love
  10. Under Pressure

Band #10- Fleetwood Mac (probably the hardest for mepaul-mccartney)

  1. Say You Love Me
  2. Go Your Own Way
  3. Gypsy
  4. Little Lies
  5. Tusk
  6. Albatross
  7. Rhiannon
  8. You Make Loving Fun
  9. Dreams
  10. Oh Well (Pts. 1 & 2)

Well, that was a lot harder than I thought it would be.  It was especially painful to leave so many great songs off.  Thankfully, in the real world, greatest hits albums can have more than 10 tracks.  Still, this was kinda fun!

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After the Beatles (& solo) i'd struggle if it had to be greatest hits as either most bands best tracks aren't their hits or i'd struggle to get to 10.

And @sgtpepper63 why do three Beatle tracks appear on Paul's? His solo career can easily get to 10 without having to be propped up by the works he did in the 60's. 

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Reminds of George's first "best of" comp, @meanmistermustard, the one where EMI included a side of Beatles recordings and a side of solo.

Agree this would be better if this was a "best of" rather than "greatest hits". And much as the 10 by 10 has a nice aesthetic, I hate wasting space and I would never compile anything less than a roughly eighty-minute playlist. I've gotten used to compiling playlists that can fill a CD if burnt.

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Ron Nasty said
Reminds of George's first "best of" comp, @meanmistermustard, the one where EMI included a side of Beatles recordings and a side of solo.

Agree this would be better if this was a "best of" rather than "greatest hits". And much as the 10 by 10 has a nice aesthetic, I hate wasting space and I would never compile anything less than a roughly eighty-minute playlist. I've gotten used to compiling playlists that can fill a CD if burnt.  

Yeah, George hated that and for justified reason.

I'm the same with playlists and that they should be as filled to capacity as possible whilst resembling CD length.

 

Just remembered that the 'Let It Roll' compilation did the same by needlessly including 'Something ', 'Here Comes The Sun ' and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps ' from the Concert for Bangladesh. George's solo output can easily stand up for itself without scampering back to the 60's and the same can be said for John, Paul and even Ringo so there is no need to go back to their time in the Beatles.

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meanmistermustard said 
 
And @sgtpepper63 why do three Beatle tracks appear on Paul's? His solo career can easily get to 10 without having to be propped up by the works he did in the 60's.   

To be honest with you, there are three reasons:

1. To fit some tracks I couldn't fit with The Beatles

2. I don't really listen to the solo Beatles, mainly because I landslidingly prefer them as a group and by the time the group said The End and decided to Get Back to not being a band, I was interested in other stuff, mainly the hard rock/heavy metal of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin

3. If I went to see Paul McCartney live and he played 25 solo songs and only 5 Beatles songs, I'd be pissed

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My Beach Boys #10 greatest hits definitely wouldn't look like that.

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I'll have a think, I love making playlists. I might be back with mine.

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@limitlessundyinglove 

Some great choices there, though i'll admit that separating individual tracks from Dark Side Of The Moon would be a challenge, as the whole album is just 2 meldeys that flow perfectly from song to song (similar to the Abbey Road Medley). Also, any particular reason why you didn't choose Don't Stop for Fleetwood Mac or is it just you sacrificing song to condense to 10 tracks.

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sgtpepper63 said
Also, any particular reason why you didn't choose Don't Stop for Fleetwood Mac or is it just you sacrificing song to condense to 10 tracks.  

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It's not that I don't like Don't Stop (I do), but it's far from my favorite song from Rumours (The production with all the strings and stuff is a little too 70's for me).  Also, I didn't want to focus too much on Rumours.  I attempted to spread it out across their whole career.  Hence why two of Peter Green's songs are on there.

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After the Beatles (& solo) i'd struggle if it had to be greatest hits as either most bands best tracks aren't their hits or i'd struggle to get to 10.
 

I don't blame you because some bands either have way more than 10 hits worthy of a greatest hits album (The Beatles), whereas others only have 3 or so songs that are popular enough to be on the radio (Slayer)

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sgtpepper63 said

meanmistermustard said
After the Beatles (& solo) i'd struggle if it had to be greatest hits as either most bands best tracks aren't their hits or i'd struggle to get to 10.
 

I don't blame you because some bands either have way more than 10 hits worthy of a greatest hits album (The Beatles), whereas others only have 3 or so songs that are popular enough to be on the radio (Slayer)  

Unless Buffy had a mini side career as a pop artist I have no idea who/what Slayer is/are? 

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Ron Nasty said
Reminds of George's first "best of" comp, @meanmistermustard, the one where EMI included a side of Beatles recordings and a side of solo.

I wonder why none of the other Beatles did that because I really like that. It'd be especially cool if they mixed Beatles and solo songs from all 4 members and put a concept in front of it (similar to Across The Universe , but hopefully it won't make me want to throw up and make my ears bleed like said movie did).

Ron Nasty said
Agree this would be better if this was a "best of" rather than "greatest hits". And much as the 10 by 10 has a nice aesthetic, I hate wasting space and I would never compile anything less than a roughly eighty-minute playlist. I've gotten used to compiling playlists that can fill a CD if burnt.  

This reminds me of when I once decided to calculate how many 120 min discs it would take to put the entire Beatles US discography on, here's the results:

Disc 1:

Meet The Beatles

The Beatles Second Album

A Hard Day's Night

Something New

Beatles 65'

Disc 2:

The Early Beatles

Beatles VI

Help !

Rubber Soul

Disc 3:

Yesterday And Today

Revolver

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Christmas EP

Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

Happy Christmas 1969

Disc 4:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Magical Mystery Tour

Yellow Submarine

Disc 5:

The Beatles

Disc 6:

Abbey Road

Hey Jude

Let It Be

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meanmistermustard said

Unless Buffy had a mini side career as a pop artist I have no idea who/what Slayer is/are?   

They're a metal band I believe.  Don't know a whole lot else about them.

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And here I am, this is going to take at least 2 hours.

  Since a few of the bands I listen to only have 5ish hits I've added some other not charting but popular songs.

The Beatles: 

BeeGees:

  • How Deep Is Your Love 
  • Tragedy
  • New York Mining Disaster 1941
  • Search, Find
  • Stayin' Alive
  • Too Much Heaven
  • Night Fever
  • Jive Talkin'
  • To Love Somebody 
  • You Win Again

The Monkees:

  • She Hangs Out
  • (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
  • Randy Scouse Git
  • Me & Magdalena
  • I'm A Believer
  • Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
  • Through The Looking Glass
  • Porpoise Song
  • You Bring The Summer 
  • Daydream Believer

Electric Light Orchestra:

  • Mr. Blue Sky
  • Evil Woman
  • Livin' Thing
  • It's Over
  • Last Train To London
  • Illusion In G Major
  • Waterfall
  • Birmingham Blues
  • Telephone Line
  • Don't Bring Me Down

Hanson:

  • Weird
  • You Never Know
  • Lost Without Each Other
  • Blue Sky
  • Waiting For This
  • Where's The Love
  • I Will Come To You
  • Penny & Me
  • Sure About It
  • Give A Little

Paul McCartney :

Pink Floyd:

  • Money
  • Green Is The Colour
  • Lucifer Sam
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Speak To Me/Breathe (I count both as one song)
  • Sheep
  • Another Brick In The Wall 
  • Echoes
  • Time
  • Wish You Were Here

Toto:

  • Hold The Line
  • Rosanna 
  • George Porgy
  • 99
  • Africa
  • Manuela Run
  • Running Out Of Time
  • Stop Loving You
  • Child's Anthem
  • I Won't Hold You Back 

Styx:

  • Mr. Robtoo
  • The Best Of Times
  • Fooling Yourself
  • Boat On The River
  • Renegade
  • Too Much Time On My Hands
  • Lady
  • The Grand Finale
  • Blue Collar Man
  • Don't Let It End

Simon & Garfunkel

  • Wednesday, 3AM
  • Richard Cory
  • The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
  • The Boxer
  • Mrs. Robinson 
  • The Sound Of Silence
  • A Simple Desultory Philippic 
  • Homeward Bound
  • Cecilia 
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

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meanmistermustard said

Unless Buffy had a mini side career as a pop artist I have no idea who/what Slayer is/are?   

Those guys who did songs such as Raining Blood, Chemical Warfare, and a mediocre cover of the 1967 Iron Butterfly classic In A Gadda Da Vida. They're a heavy metal band form the 80's, similar to Metallica except very satanic.

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Those guys who did songs such as Raining Blood, Chemical Warfare, and a mediocre cover of the 1967 Iron Butterfly classic In A Gadda Da Vida. They're a heavy metal band form the 80's, similar to Metallica except very satanic.  

That'll be why I've never heard of them. Never heard of Iron Butterfly either.

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@meanmistermustard 

Some videos for you:

Iron Butterfly

In A Gadda Da Vida

Slayer

In A Gadda Da Vida

It's unfortunate that you didn't get to experience the 60's like I did. This song was one of my favorites when it first came out (along with Wouldn't It Be Nice, She's A Rainbow, Batman, and anything by The Beatles)

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I'm not trying to make assumptions, but is it just me or do none of you guys like metal.

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sgtpepper63 said

I'm not trying to make assumptions, but is it just me or do none of you guys like metal.

Anything other than Metallica's first 4 albums and I'm out. 

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