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Number Ones [Best of]

Michael Jackson Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
2. Rock With You
3. Billie Jean
4. Beat It
5. Thriller
6. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
7. Bad
8. Smooth Criminal
9. The Way You Make Me Feel
10. Man in the Mirror
11. Dirty Diana
12. Black or White
13. You Are Not Alone
14. Earth Song
15. You Rock My World
16. Break of Dawn
17. One More Chance
18. Ben

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This CD collects all 17 of Michael's #1 hits plus the new song "One More Chance."

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MICHAEL JACKSON Number Ones (2003 UK 18-track compilation CD album including Beat It Bad Thriller Smooth Criminal Billie Jean Ben [Live] and many more. Housed in a jewel case picture sleeve - still sealed in hype stickered shrinkwrap EK88998)

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3.0 out of 5 stars HIStory Repeats Itself. Nov. 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
Michael Jackson's sanity is clearly a matter of debate, but only a fool would deny his talent and chart supremacy since leaving Motown. "Number Ones" is yet another collection featuring the usual lineup of his classic hits: "Billie Jean," "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough," "Beat It," "Rock With You," and so on. The tracklisting is presented in chronological order, starting with material from "Off the Wall," right up to the previously unreleased R. Kelly ballad "One More Chance" and a somewhat unnecessary live performance of "Ben." There isn't much for me to comment about the hits themselves, except to say that unless you've been living in a 25 year coma, you're already familiar with 90% of this album. But the problems with "Number Ones" are twofold: first, the tracklisting overlaps Jackson's previous hits album "HIStory." Do we really need yet another recycling of songs millions of us already have? Also, not all of the tracks on "Number Ones" topped the chart, such as the excellent "Smooth Criminal" and "Break of Dawn," a cut off 2001's "Invincible" that was never even released as a single. Is "Number Ones" a competent survey of Jackson's biggest hits? Yes, it is. But is it a necessary purchase? Not if you already own "HIStory." While listeners green to Jackson's work should pick this up, "Number Ones" brings almost nothing new to the table for those who already own his prior albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MJ's Number One Hits Nov. 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
It may seem like overkill for MJ to release another greatest hits album after 2001's "Michael Jackson Greatest Hits HIStory Volume 1", but these songs are strong enough to warrant it (all of them were number one hits). This set omits the songs "She's Out of My Life", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "The Girl Is Mine" and "Remember The Time" that appeared on the 2001 greatest hits disc but adds 8 (!) other hits. "Smooth Criminal", "Dirty Diana", "You Are Not Alone", "Earth Song", "You Rock My World", "Break of Dawn", his newest song "One More Chance" and the concert version of "Ben" from The Jacksons live album. Although there are some number one hits still omitted, this CD is the more complete of the two. As a bonus, the songs are presented in chronological order this time too.
The CD has been released in four different covers representing separate eras of his solo career. Who knows which one Amazon will ship, but the cover pictured is my favorite. Don't worry about not getting your favorite cover though as all are included in the bookelt. Which brings me to the only downside to this collection - the skimpy liner notes. Every greatest hits colection should list release date and chart information. Not all of these songs were number one hits in the U.S. It would be nice to know where it hit number one and how long it held the position.
MJ fans probably already have all 6 of his CD's and therefore the main reason to get this CD is for the new song "One More Chance" which is classic MJ R&B. If you only have one or two of his CD's then NUMBER ONES will be a perfect addition to your collection. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Number Ones- But In What Country? Nov. 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
There's nothing wrong with the songs on this CD. It's a good Hits album- as strong as Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (it repeats 10 songs from that CD), and a worthwhile purchase for Michael Jackson beginners. But the concept has some flaws. Number Ones? Glancing over the US and UK charts, these songs didn't go #1 in either Country: Thriller, Smooth Criminal, You Rock My World, Break Of Dawn. The version of Ben on this CD is a live cut from a 1981 Jacksons live LP (couldn't they license the original?, which was a #1). Earth Song went to #1 in the UK. As for the above 4, it's a mystery as the where they went to the top. There are no liner notes or chart information. Oddly, the title track to Michael's 1997 remix CD, Blood On The Dance Floor, which went to #1 in the UK doesn't get a nod here. Nor does Say Say Say, the duet with Paul McCartney. One note: the version of Don't Stop is the DJ 3:55 version-not the LP version. All of this may sound like nitpicking. But if you're gonna market a CD called Number Ones, then be prepared to back up your facts. This is a good Hits CD. If you're new to Michael Jackson and just want the goods, then this or Greatest Hits Vol. 1 will do.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ... Nov. 19 2003
By Aaron
Format:Audio CD
First off, all of these singles were not #1 hits so the title is misleading. Some were: "Billie Jean", "Bad", "Black or White", etc. Some were not: "Thriller", "You Rock My World", "Smooth criminal.
In the 80's, Michael Jackson recorded some incredible music that was really cool and innovative at the time. His singles are still cool, but have grown kinda tired over time as classics sometimes do. But by the early 90's Michael was really starting to change and now he seems like a completely different person and with the exception of "You Are Not Alone", his music after the "Dangerous" album just falls flat. This collection really was not needed at all. His "History" album or "Vol. 1 Greatest Hits" are completely suitable collections. This does include his new song "One More Chance" .... Still, there were already collections avaliable and this really doesn't offer much.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I'll pass on the eco-friendly packaging. It's cheap and cheesy
The best tracks on this album are:

Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White and You are not alone. Read more
Published on Oct. 30 2007 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars Jacko Rocks - KING OF POP!
Here is the definitive collection of #1 hits by The King Of Pop, along with a few new recordings. Michael Jackson's reign as Tabloid Favorite only drew more attention to his work... Read more
Published on April 22 2004 by Michael Mathena
5.0 out of 5 stars "NUMBER ONES" REALLY ARE!
Michael Jackson is still #1 to a lot of music lovers, and "NUMBER ONES" quickly shows you why! His vocal versatility and unique creativity cannot be denied. Read more
Published on Jan. 17 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Curse Epic and Tommy M
First, before I rip this album a new one I must say that I am a huge Michael Jackson fan/supporter and IF YOU WANT HIS GREATEST HITS YOU HAVE TO BUY ALL HIS ALBUMS :). Read more
Published on Jan. 17 2004 by M. Bringhurst
4.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Collection From The No.1 King Of Pop!
As the first few weeks of 2004 are upon us, and I'm sure Michael Jackson will be hoping that this year will bring him better luck than 2003 did. Read more
Published on Jan. 14 2004 by Busy Body
5.0 out of 5 stars Whatever Else, He's The KING OF POP!!!
This is the definitive collection of #1 hits by The King Of Pop. Michael Jackson's reign as Tabloid Favorite only drew more attention to his work as singer, song writer, dancer,... Read more
Published on Dec 6 2003 by Michael Mathena
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Exclusively Number Ones
In the U.S., Michael Jackson had 13 post-Motown (solo era) number one hits. They were: Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, Rock With Me, Billie Jean, Beat It, Say Say Say, We Are the... Read more
Published on Nov. 21 2003
1.0 out of 5 stars Been There, Done That
I was hoping this album would have some "other" greatest hits by Jackson. But looking at the playlist, most of these are available on his HIStory album that came out... Read more
Published on Nov. 21 2003 by Anne Haight
If you want the best greatest hits collection from one of the master's of modern music, then look no further! Read more
Published on Nov. 21 2003 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest
I'm not really a fan of pop music, rather R&B and Hip Hop but Michael Jackson is the one single artist who has changed popular music (every genre)for ever. Read more
Published on Nov. 20 2003 by GJ
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