Still on Top – The Greatest Hits

Still on Top – The Greatest Hits is the third compilation album to be issued by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison in 2007. It was released 22 October 2007 in the UK in a two-CD album with 37 tracks and with a three-CD Digipak limited edition box set also available on initial release of the album in the UK. On 29 October 2007 it was listed at No. 2 on the UK Official Top 75 Albums, his highest charting ever.[6] The album also charted at No. 3 on the Top 75 Albums in Ireland, his highest debut in that country.[7] In its second week of release it topped the Swedish albums chart, and has since been certified gold.

Still on Top – The Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by
Released22 October 2007
LabelExile Productions Ltd./Polydor, Exile Productions Ltd./Hip-O, Universal Music Group
ProducerVan Morrison
Van Morrison chronology
The Best of Van Morrison Volume 3
Still on Top – The Greatest Hits
Keep It Simple
Professional ratings
Review scores
MEN Media[4]

It was released on 6 November 2007, in the U.S. and Canada on a single disc with 21 tracks and is also available as an MP3 download. The single disc album charted at No. 48 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and No. 37 in Canada on the Soundscan charts.

The tracks consist of Morrison's biggest hits from 1964 as leader of the Northern Irish band Them through his 2005 release Magic Time. It contains no tracks from Astral Weeks.

Track listing

All songs written by Van Morrison except as noted and were remastered (with the symbol *) unless unspecified.

UK disc one
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)*"Saint Dominic's Preview, 19722:58
2."Dweller on the Threshold*" (Morrison, Hugh Murphy)Beautiful Vision, 19824:46
3."Whenever God Shines His Light*" (Duet with Cliff Richard)Avalon Sunset, 19894:58
4."Moondance"Moondance, 19704:33
5."Bright Side of the Road*"Into the Music, 19793:46
6."Brown Eyed Girl"Blowin' Your Mind!, 19673:04
7."Wavelength*"Wavelength, 19785:45
8."Crazy Love"Moondance2:34
9."Someone Like You*"Poetic Champions Compose, 19874:08
10."When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God?*"Avalon Sunset5:38
11."Tore Down a la Rimbaud*"A Sense of Wonder, 19854:07
12."Wild Night*"Tupelo Honey, 19713:31
13."Gloria" (Van Morrison with Them; Stereo version)The Angry Young Them, 19652:38
14."Real Real Gone*"Enlightenment, 19903:43
15."Into the Mystic"Moondance3:24
16."In the Garden*"No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, 19865:46
17."Saint Dominic's Preview*"Saint Dominic's Preview6:22
18."Stranded" (Original album version)Magic Time, 20055:32
UK disc two
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Precious Time*"Back on Top, 19993:45
2."Domino"His Band and the Street Choir, 19703:07
3."Here Comes the Night" (Van Morrison with Them; Bert Berns)Non-album single, 19652:47
4."Little Village*"What's Wrong with This Picture?, 20034:32
5."And It Stoned Me"Moondance4:29
6."Days Like This*"Days Like This, 19953:13
7."Have I Told You Lately*"Avalon Sunset4:18
8."Cleaning Windows*"Beautiful Vision4:42
9."Baby, Please Don't Go" (Van Morrison with Them; Big Joe Williams)Non-album single, 19652:37
10."Back on Top"Back on Top4:23
11."Vanlose Stairway*"Beautiful Vision4:08
12."Celtic New Year" (Original album version)Magic Time6:11
13."Irish Heartbeat*"Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, 19834:39
14."The Healing Game" (Alternate take)Original version on The Healing Game, 19975:15
15."Full Force Gale*"Into the Music3:14
16."Warm Love*"Hard Nose the Highway, 19733:23
17."Did Ye Get Healed?*"Poetic Champions Compose4:06
18."Tupelo Honey*"Tupelo Honey6:56
19."Wonderful Remark*"The Best of Van Morrison, 19903:59
UK disc three (bonus disc)
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Hey Mr. DJ*"Down the Road, 20023:44
2."In the Forest*"Too Long in Exile, 19934:37
3."Queen of the Slipstream*"Poetic Champions Compose4:54
4."Rave On, John Donne*"Inarticulate Speech of the Heart5:13
5."Hymns to the Silence*"Hymns to the Silence, 19919:41
6."Crazy Jane on God*" (William Mathieu, William Butler Yeats)Originally on A Sense of Wonder; alternate take of it4:05
7."Rough God Goes Riding*"The Healing Game6:20
8."Steal My Heart Away*"Down the Road4:20
9."One Irish Rover*"No Guru, No Method, No Teacher3:29
10."Listen to the Lion*"Saint Dominic's Preview11:08
11."Streets of Arklow*"Veedon Fleece, 19744:23
12."The Beauty of the Days Gone By*"Down the Road5:45
13."Take It Where You Find It*"Wavelength8:40
14."Coney Island*"Avalon Sunset2:00
U.S. and Canada single-disc version
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Gloria" (Van Morrison with Them; Stereo version)The Angry Young Them2:38
2."Here Comes the Night" (Van Morrison with Them; Berns)Non-album single2:47
3."Brown Eyed Girl"Blowin' Your Mind3:04
5."Crazy Love"Moondance2:34
6."Domino"His Band and the Street Choir3:07
7."Wild Night"Tupelo Honey3:31
8."Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)"Saint Dominic's Preview2:58
9."Warm Love"Hard Nose the Highway3:23
10."Wavelength" (Early fade)Wavelength5:19
11."Bright Side of the Road"Into the Music3:46
12."Dweller on the Threshold" (Morrison, Murphy)Live at Grand Opera House Belfest3:38
13."Tore Down a la Rimbaud"A Sense of Wonder4:07
14."In the Garden"No Guru, No Method, No Teacher5:46
15."Someone Like You"Poetic Champions Compose4:08
16."Have I Told You Lately"Avalon Sunset4:18
17."Real Real Gone"Enlightenment3:43
18."Days Like This"Days Like This3:13
19."The Healing Game" (Alternate take)Original version on The Healing Game4:25
20."Precious Time"Back on Top3:45
21."Stranded" (Early fade)Magic Time4:48


Chart (2007) Peak
UK Albums Chart 2
Norway Albums 3
Swedish Albums 1
New Zealand 14
Australia 15

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2007 Billboard 200 48



Region CertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 35,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[10] Platinum 15,000^
Sweden (GLF)[11] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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