Greatest Hits was one of the fastest selling albums upon release in the UK, where it debuted at the number-one spot with first week sales of over , copies. Certain versions of the album feature a picture of Williams in a pose exposing his pubic hair on the cover, and in the booklet is the Latin phase " Although Williams admitted on his website to being "perplexed at the prospect" of a greatest hits album, saying, "I rarely, if at all, look back over my career", he took the opportunity to also reveal two new songs he had been working on with his new collaborator, Stephen Duffy.
The album's second single, the ballad " Misunderstood ", was included on the soundtrack of the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason , and hit the top ten around the world in December of that year. Debuting at number one, the album sold , copies in its first week, becoming the fastest selling greatest hits album ever released in the United Kingdom. The album ended up selling slightly under 8. In Germany, the album debuted at number one and reached this position in total nine times non-consecutively, Williams' second album to do so, the other one being Swing When You're Winning.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Greatest Hits Greatest hits album by Robbie Williams. Robbie Williams. Archived from the original on 30 January Archived from the original on 2 November Paul Kegg cellist track Anthony Pleeth cellist track Neil Taylor guitarist track 9. Dave Bishop track 9. Neil Sidwell track 9. Steve Sidwell track 9. Guy Chambers English songwriter and record producer tracks 9, Guy Chambers English songwriter and record producer track 8.
Stuart Epps track 8. Matt Oliver UK engineer track 8. Steve Price recording engineer tracks 8—9, Richard Woodcraft tracks 9, James Brumby UK engineer track 8. Nick Hannan track 8. Guy Chambers English songwriter and record producer tracks 3, 8—9, Richard Hinton track 8. Nick Kirkland track 8. Crystal Adams track Andy Caine track 9.
Derek Green track 9. Katie Kissoon track 9. L" track The only rebound afterwards has been made by Bodies. The classic song remains very popular in the UK. Elsewhere, while it may not be as massive, it remains a pretty relevant hit, including in the US. It would be wrong to believe that the expect inflates scores of all songs from Robbie Williams. A good example is Better Man , mostly unknown there but among his top tracks in places like Australia.
Rock DJ and Feel add for other a million sales combined thanks to decent catalog sales in every continent. Tripping was the first single to come out after the introduction of iTunes. The song was huge in Europe, especially in France where it was the 2nd highest seller of Once the digital market exploded, the pop star kinda lost it, failing to record new hits to fully enjoy this new sales avenue.
Bodies still did well in while Candy was quite big in both the UK and Germany in This success added to the much better context place it at the very top among his top digital sellers with 1.
Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube. In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area. Audio Stream value — plays equal 1 album unit Video Stream value — 11, views equal 1 album unit.
While the top position occupied by Angels is no surprise, there is a lot of interesting information in this table. Starting with Angels , the song is on its way to hit million streams on Spotify. Feel is a very solid runner up with , EAS from streams. The top 2 is quite strong once we consider the lack of plays from several key markets. Candy is the first relatively recent song to appear, at 5 with 64, EAS. That means that his 5 biggest hits to date come from 5 distinct albums which is the trademark of a great consistency.
The first shocker comes at 6. Better Man emerges there although it was never released as a single in the UK nor Germany. The song was a huge hit in Australia where it lasted 29 weeks inside the top Its heavy streams come from elsewhere still. It gained some attention in the United States thanks to Daryl Hannah 's appearance as Williams's love interest. There were two versions of the same video, one shot in black and white and the other in colour and was filmed in Sundre, Alberta, Canada.
The song was aimed to become the Christmas number-one in the United Kingdom, but peaked at number four. It still spent four weeks inside the top 10, however. The song was also successful in Argentina, Mexico and in Canada, where it reached the top 10 and spent a total of 54 weeks in the chart.
To date, "Feel" has sold , copies in the UK. After the release of "Feel", contestant Ricky Ord sang the song in the second season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar for the theme "My Pop Idol", being one of the first contestants eliminated. In Season 8, contestant Ardian Bujupi sang the song for the theme "English v. A year later, in , contestants of the tenth season of X Factor Italy sang a medley of "Feel" and " Angels ", before being joined by Williams himself to sing his single " Party Like a Russian ".
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Archived from the original on 12 December Retrieved 26 May Donna Louise Trust. Robbie Williams. Discography Videography Singles Songs Awards and nominations. The Boy in the Dress. Robbie Williams singles. Take That. Never Forget The Band. UK best-selling albums by year —Robbie Williams demonstrates a style and wit in music rarely seen these days with modern music. His music bleeds testosterone and masculine energy. Original music from a guy in touch with his feelings presented in his own style while keeping in touch with the best of the past. His hit "Feel" stirs the heart/5(26).