Those who truly love the music of the Beatles are unlikely to purchase this superfluous collection of alleged number one hits, but those wanting an introduction to the Beatles, should proceed with caution to the cash register. This album is not quite what it purports to be - all the Beatles number one hits. In what market, for example, did Love Me Do, the Beatles first single, skyrocket to the top? Why is Please Please Me, the song producer George Martin told the lads would be their first number one hit, not included? Why is Eight Days a Week, an album track in the U.K., a number one? And why are some very successful double-sided singles included, but not others. If we get both Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out, Eleanor Rigby and Yellow Submarine, Come Together and Something, why do we only get Penny Lane but not Strawberry Fields Forever. Hello Goodbye but not I Am the Walrus, and most of all Hey Jude but not Revolution? The Beatles have such an extensive collection of wonderful music that buying just 27 songs will not suffice. Too many wonderful songs are not on this album. It would be better, if you must go the greatest hits route, to crack open your wallet and at least purchase the red and blue collections (four discs instead of one). It's well worth the extra expense.