Greatest Hits, Volume 2 is a hits compilation album from American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt. It was released in 1980 on Asylum Records. The disc covers mostly Ronstadt's heavier rocking singles The album has sold close to two million copies in the United States alone and was Ronstadt's eighth consecutive Platinum certified album.
The disc covers mostly Linda's heavier rocking singles The album has sold close to two million copies in the United States alone and was Ronstadt's eighth consecutive Platinum certified album.(wikipedia)
"Greatest Hits" remains the biggest-selling album of Ronstadt's entire career, being certified 7 times Platinum (over 7 million US copies sold) by the RIAA in America alone and has sold nearly 20 million worldwide as of 2010. It peaked at #6 on the main Billboard album chart and also reached #2 on Billboard's Country albums chart, where it remained for over three years.(wikipedia)
Greatest Hits was Linda Ronstadt's first major compilation album, released at the end of 1976 for the holiday shopping season. It included material from both her Capitol Records and Asylum Records output, and went back to 1967 for The Stone Poneys' hit "Different Drum".
John Denver wasn't merely hot during the mid-'70s; he was omnipresent on radio, TV, and on-stage for anyone who'd have him. Certainly, few artists enjoyed more than one greatest-hits collection – even if critics derided him as a granola-munching, tree-hugging folky who perennially smiled through life's hardships.
Following the first Andy Williams greatest-hits album on Columbia by only three years (available in a three-for-one with Vol. 2 and Love Story), Vol. 2 focused primarily on Williams singles of the early 1970s, among them the easy listening chart Top Tens "Home Lovin' Man," "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story," and "Love Theme from 'The Godfather' (Speak Softly Love)." There were also a couple of big easy listening hits from the '60s that had been left off the first volume, "Music to Watch Girls By" and "In The Arms of Love," as well as re-recordings of two of the singer's 1950s hits, "The Village of St. Bernadette" and "Lonely Street." The result was hardly adequate as a survey of Williams's best early '70s work, but it was a typical compilation of its time.
Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 is the second hits collection from English-born, Australian pop singer Olivia Newton-John released in September 1982. The album compiled most singles released by Newton-John since the release of her 1977 Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits album from her following albums and sountracks…