Barnes Hits Anthology

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Barnes Hits Anthology
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 1996
Genre Rock
Length68:59 (single disc)
Label Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mushroom Records
Jimmy Barnes chronology
Barnes Hits Anthology
Love and Fear
Singles from Barnes Hits Anthology
  1. "Lover Lover"
    Released: September 1996

Barnes Hits Anthology (also known as The Best Of... Anthology or simply Hits) is the first greatest hits album by Australian rock musician, Jimmy Barnes. It debuted at number 1 in Australia [1] and number 3 in New Zealand. [2]


It was nominated for Highest Selling Album at the ARIA Music Awards of 1997, but lost to Recurring Dream by Crowded House. [3]

The album was released on vinyl for the first time in November 2018. [4]


Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic said: "Although it may be a little bit too much for casual fans, Hits is an excellent set that contains all of Jimmy Barnes' hit singles, several album tracks, his hit duet with INXS, several B-sides and a handful of outtakes. For collectors, all of the rarities are worthwhile, even if they reveal no hidden gems. For less dedicated listeners, the rarities bog down the set slightly, but this remains the definitive overview of this blue-collar Australian rocker." [5]

Track listing

Single disc edition [6]
  1. "Driving Wheels"
  2. "Stone Cold"
  3. "Lover Lover"
  4. "Too Much Ain't Enough Love"
  5. "I'd Die to Be with You Tonight"
  6. "Little Darling"
  7. "Ride the Night Away"
  8. "Good Times" (with INXS)
  9. "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (with John Farnham)
  10. "Change of Heart"
  11. "Working Class Man"
  12. "No Second Prize"
  13. "Lay Down Your Guns"
  14. "(Simply) The Best" (with Tina Turner)
  15. "When Your Love is Gone"
  16. "Stand Up"
  17. "I'm Still on Your Side"
  18. "The Weight"
  19. "Let's Make It Last All Night"
Double disc edition [7]
  1. "Different Lives"
  2. "No Second Prize" (1996 version)
  3. "Edgewood"
  4. "Love Will Find a Way" (Rough Mix)
  5. "No Frills"
  6. "Tear My Heart Out"
  7. "Going to Mexico"
  8. "Bad News"
  9. "The Other Side"
  10. "Destiny"
  11. "Seven Days" (12" Mix)
  12. "Sydney Ladies"
  13. "Black and Blue"
  14. "Gonna See My Baby Tonight" (with Nathan Cavaleri)
  15. "I Gotcha" (Tex Mex Remix)
  16. "Every Beat" (Dark Reggae 12" Mix)
  17. "White Room"


Hits was Barnes' seventh number 1 album in Australia.

Weekly charts

Chart (1996)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) [8] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [9] 3

Year-end charts

Chart (1996)Position
ARIA Albums Chart [10] 12
ARIA Australian Artists Albums Chart3


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [11] 6× Platinum420,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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