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The Greatest Hits (2007)

Updated: Mar 25


The Greatest Hits is the second official compilation album by the Australian -

American Christian rock band Newsboys, released on November 20, 2007 by Sparrow Records.


It is the band's second "best of" album following 2000's Shine: The Hits featuring two new recordings, "Stay Strong" and "I Fought the La...," plus 15 greatest hits from 1992's Not Ashamed to 2006's GO. Also included is the track and fan favorite "In the Belly of the Whale" from the 2002 VeggieTales animated film Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie.


The new track "Stay Strong" was the only track released to Christian radio as a single but due to the recent release of "In Wonder" from GO, it wasn't released until spring of 2008, five months after this compilation album's release. The Greatest Hits peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart in February 2008.


NOTE: some of the track's running times may be different from the original album versions.


Track listing

All songs were written by Peter Furler and Steve Taylor, except where noted.


1. I Fought the La... (Peter Furler, Steve Taylor, Tedd T.) (new recording) -3:07

2. Breakfast (from Take Me to Your Leader) -3:40

3. Million Pieces (Kissing Your Cares Goodbye) (from Thrive) -4:15

4. Shine (from Going Public) -3:42

5. Something Beautiful (Peter Furler, Paul Colman) (from GO) -3:51

6. In the Belly of the Whale (from the soundtrack album Jonah: A VeggieTales

Movie) -3:05

7. He Reigns (from Adoration: The Worship Album) -4:56

8. Wherever We Go (Peter Furler, Phil Joel, Steve Taylor, Lynn Nichols, Tedd T.)

   (from GO) -3:28

9. Take Me to Your Leader (from Take Me to Your Leader) -2:59

10. Stay Strong (Peter Furler, Steve Taylor, Jeff Frankenstein) (new recording) -4:09

11. Entertaining Angels (Peter Furler, Phil Joel, Jody Davis) (from Step Up to the

  Microphone) -4:19

12. Reality (from Take Me to Your Leader) -3:29

13. You Are My King (Amazing Love) (Billy James Foote) (from Adoration: The

Worship Album) -4:29

14. Real Good Thing (Peter Furler, Steve Taylor, Jody Davis) (from Going Public)

-2:45

15. Joy (from Shine: The Hits) -3:43

16. Spirit Thing (from Going Public) -3:28

17. It Is You (Peter Furler) (from Thrive) -4:22

18. I'm Not Ashamed (from Not Ashamed) -4:25


Personnel


Newsboys:

Peter Furler - lead vocals, drums, guitars

Duncan Phillips -drums, percussion

Jeff Frankenstein -keyboards, programming

Paul Colman -lead guitars, vocals on tracks 1, 5, 8 and 10

Jody Davis -lead guitars, vocals on tracks 2 -4, 6, 7, 9, 11 -17

Phil Joel -bass guitar, vocals on tracks 2, 3, 5 -9, 11 -17

John James -lead vocals and vocals on tracks 2, 4, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 18

Sean Taylor -bass guitar and vocals on track 18

Corey Pryor -keyboards, samples, programming, vocals on tracks 4, 14, 16 and 18

Kevin Mills -bass guitar, vocals on tracks 4, 14 and 16


Production credits


Peter Furler -producer (tracks 1 -14, 16 -18)

Steve Taylor -producer (tracks 2 -4, 7, 9, 12 -14, 16 -18)

Joe Baldridge -producer (track 15)

Tedd T. -producer (tracks 1, 5, 8 and 10)

Jeff Frakenstein -producer (tracks 10 and 15)


Radio singles

2008 "Stay Strong" -#19 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #19 Billboard Christian

Airplay, #20 Billboard Christian AC Airplay, #16 R&R Christian CHR, #20 R&R

Christian AC



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