|Greatest hits album by Spiderbait|
|Released||12 September 2005|
|Genre||Alternative rock, hard rock|
Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by Australian rock band Spiderbait. The band decided to put out the compilation after discovering newer fans had not been aware of Spiderbait before "Black Betty". "We'd talk to these excited kids who didn't know our previous albums," recalls Kram. "It was like Tonight Alright was our debut album in some ways".
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|1.||"On My Way"||3:23|
|5.||"Four on the Floor"||3:09|
|6.||"Outta My Head"||2:34|
|10.||"Buy Me a Pony"||1:45|
|12.||"Hot Water & Milk"||1:57|
|17.||"Yeah Oh Yeah"||1:10|
|19.||"Old Man Sam"||2:40|
|23.||"Constipation" (unlisted hidden track, starts 14 seconds after "Circle K")||5:36|
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