The Hollies' Greatest Hits (1973 album)

The Hollies Greatest Hits is a compilation of singles by the Hollies, released on Epic Records in April 1973. It includes hit singles by the group on both the Epic and Imperial labels over a time span of 1965 to 1972. It spent seven weeks on the Billboard 200 charts, peaking at number 156.

The Hollies' Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedApril 1973
LabelEpic KE-32061
ProducerRon Richards
The Hollies chronology
The Hollies' Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideA–[1]


The group's work was initially released on Imperial Records in the United States, then a subsidiary of Liberty Records, until the latter merged with United Artists Records and the Imperial imprint was discontinued. The Hollies then signed with Epic in the U.S., and this compilation appeared six years after the group's previous, featuring hits for Epic as well as those from the Imperial period.

Since the group did not figure prominently on the American singles chart until late 1965, this compilation misses songs that had been big hits for the Hollies in the United Kingdom such as "Stay," "Here I Go Again," and "I'm Alive." The album consists of every Top 40 hit enjoyed by the band in the United States with the exception of the number 40 hit "Jennifer Eccles" from 1968 and their cover of "Stop! In the Name of Love" from 1983. Nine of the tracks feature founding member Graham Nash during his tenure in the band through 1968. "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress," and "Long Dark Road" were all released on Epic after his departure.

The front cover consists of a collage referring to all twelve tracks. Greatest Hits was reissued on compact disc by Legacy Records on March 26, 2002. The remastered version added a bonus track, "The Air That I Breathe" from 1974, which was the Hollies' last top ten song in the U.S.

Track listing

All songs written by Allan ClarkeTony HicksGraham Nash except where indicated

Chart positions taken from the Billboard Hot 100.

Side one

No.TitleWriter(s)Chart peakLength
1."Bus Stop" (1966)Graham GouldmanNo. 52:53
2."Carrie Anne" (1967) No. 92:53
3."Stop Stop Stop" (1966) No. 72:50
4."Look Through Any Window" (1965)Graham Gouldman, Charles SilvermanNo. 322:16
5."Dear Eloise" (1967) No. 503:03
6."Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" (1972)Allan Clarke, Roger Cook, Roger GreenawayNo. 23:16

Side two

No.TitleWriter(s)Chart peakLength
1."He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (1969)Bobby Scott, Bob RussellNo. 74:19
2."Just One Look" (1967 reissue)Doris Payne, Gregory CarrollNo. 442:28
3."King Midas in Reverse" (1967) No. 513:05
4."Pay You Back with Interest" (1967) No. 282:40
5."Long Dark Road" (1972)Tony Hicks, Kenny LynchNo. 264:19
6."On a Carousel" (1967) No. 113:13

2002 bonus track

No.TitleWriter(s)Chart peakLength
13."The Air That I Breathe" (1974)Albert Hammond, Mike HazlewoodNo. 63:58


Production personnel


  1. Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: H". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 26, 2019 via
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