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Hits: Chapter One
     

The Hits: Chapter One

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by Backstreet Boys
 

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Before there was an 'N Sync or an O-Town, the Backstreet Boys ruled the pop charts -- selling 13 million copies of their self-titled debut. Two albums (Millennium and Black & Blue) later, the Boys have sold more than 65 million discs worldwide. So what better way to celebrate their excellent track record than with a greatest-hits package featuring

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Before there was an 'N Sync or an O-Town, the Backstreet Boys ruled the pop charts -- selling 13 million copies of their self-titled debut. Two albums (Millennium and Black & Blue) later, the Boys have sold more than 65 million discs worldwide. So what better way to celebrate their excellent track record than with a greatest-hits package featuring TRL favorites such as "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),"Larger Than Life," and "I Want It That Way." Backstreet's back!

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Backstreet Boys were the first and best of the boy bands of the great teen pop bands of the late '90s/early 2000s, even if 'N Sync eventually usurped their title of "the biggest boy band." Their reign seemed long, but it really wasn't -- only three albums before the bottom started to fall out with 2000's Black & Blue. If everything had gone right, Black & Blue would have ruled the charts for about two years, but about a year after its release, the group and their label unleashed The Hits: Chapter One, a sure sign not only that Black & Blue didn't perform to expectations, but they were worried about the shifting tastes of their audience. Instead of reviving interest in the group, the collection instead felt like it was closing the door on their period of dominance (and it initially sold that way, too, barely making a dent on the charts). Even if it is a bit of an inadvertent last will and testament, it's a hell of a summation of the group's glory days, offering definitive proof that the group wasn't just the best of their breed (boy bands, that is; thrushes like Britney, Christina, Mandy, and Jessica are not taken into account here), but that their best moments transcend their era -- and there's really no other way to describe such lovely pop tunes as "I Want It That Way," "As Long As You Love Me," and "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)," three songs that would have sounded perfect in any era (and their vocals would have worked in any era, too). Those are just the ballads -- the dance-pop numbers may be more tied to their era, but "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "Larger Than Life" are infectious pop nonetheless. If the rest of the singles that fill out this 13-track collection aren't quite as good as those five songs (although "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" is), they nevertheless are well-crafted, and those aforementioned singles are among the best mainstream pop of its time -- which is not only reason enough for this collection to exist, it's reason enough for pop lovers of any age or generation to have this as part of their library.

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Release Date:
10/30/2001
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0012414177926
catalogNumber:
41779

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The Hits: Chapter One 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best BSB CD. It has all there hits and everything. When I listen to the CD it takes me back to when I first became a fan. BSB and the fans has been through such a big journey. I LOVE THE CD!!!!!!!!!!!!! KTBSPA!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
with hits like: i want it that way, as long as you love me and everybody (backstreets back) how can anybody go wrong. backstreet boys are the best band in the world! and they will always be the BEST!!!!! BSB #1 K-T-B-S-P-A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
By releasing ''The Hits-Chapter One,'' the Backstreet Boys are only following in the footsteps of artists such as Madonna and Mariah Carey, who released similar compilations before their careers were a decade old. However, each of the songs on ''Chapter One'' sounds as fresh and fun as the first time you heard it. From the opener, ''Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),'' to the closing ballad, the soon-to-be-smash ''Drowning,'' the Backstreet Boys prove that the next chapter definitely looks promising, and the fans will still want it that way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is the best ever and so are all other ones. Everyone should go out pick it up as soon as is comes out. With this CD they are closing a chapter of their lives and it telling everyone that there's more to come. You should listen to it. It's the best plus their new song ''Drowning'' it the best/new song so far better than Nsync's ''Gone''. so go out and pick it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album and I know that everyong who likes the Backstreet Boys will love this new album that the boys are putting out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
You should all listen to Drowning it is a very cool song.I really love it.In that song everyone sings it.Wow! It is real cool! I can't beleived that they had done it again.My recommendation for all bsb fans who hadn't buy that cd yet to buy it! Because track number 13 is da bomb!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THe backstreet boys are the best they were here before N sync and all the others they have talent and this album puts it all together. BACKSTREETS BACK AGAIN!!!! and they truely have done an awesome job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the Backstreet Boys in the songs they sing especially their lastest one called ''Drowning''. This boy band came first before *NSYNC, but I think More teens chose NSYNC, because they appeal to a younger audience while Backstreet an older audience. It doesn't matter I like them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a magnificent album. It's one that will make your heart do a flip-flop. If you don't have this album you are not a true Backstreet Fan. The new song ''Drowning'' is a big hit. I bought this album only for this song. Don't get me wrong the whole album is great, but as the boys have continued to grow, so have their beautiful voices.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great idea for the Backstreet Boys to release a CD with all of their greatest hit's on it and call it Chapter One. It sends the message that they plan to be around for a long time to come. The CD was a great idea! I can't wait to see what their next chapter will be like!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Backstreet Boys fan. When I heard there extra track Drowning, I thought I was going to faint. These guys are mature professionals that know how to please their fans. I played the whole CD all day and I never got tired of it. It is my all time favorite CD. The Greates Hits is an understatement. But it's only chapter one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BSB is always going to be on top. Nsync needs to go BYE BYE BYE forever and let bsb rule the world like they have been for so many years! BSB PRIDE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of these songs are on their other cds. If you like the bsb then you probably already have the other cd's so y do u need one with the same songs? All you need to do is download ''Drowning'' and u'll have them all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cd is a great way to help the fan to not forget the other great hits before. You may have all three CD already, but this way you won't have to change the CD in your CD player. Since it's their greatest hits, you won't have to skip any song. Not that you should before! All their song's great!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is a great for all fans who love the singles released by the backstreet boys. a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
backstreet boys are #1 and will always be #1. they can't even be compared to all other pop bands.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Backstreet boyz is simply the best band in the whole world... and no 1 and I mean no one in da coming years can replace 'em...and that's an open challenge!! Backstreet boyz and their songs drive me crazy... esp. Nick (dream lover!).......
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is great!!! A collection of BSB's best!! Now I don't have to worry about bad dubbing!! But as always.....hearing them on an album is nothing compaired to seeing em LIVE!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Only one word can describe this new CD of the Backstreet Boys: PERFECT. It's an excellent chance to check out their best songs together, including this amazing new song: Drowning! All the fans will love Chapter one :)))
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the varying tempos and meanings. There's the classic love songs and ballads, but there's also the up-tempos and dance songs. It's a good compilation of their songs, including the order that they are featured on the disc. Overall, a very good CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this cd for people who want only the best songs from the Backstreet Boys, and doesn't want to spend a lot of money on that. I love all the songs in this album, and Drowning, the new song, I've only heard twice, but i love it. (I gave my cd to my friend) The only mistake with this is that it may be a little too early for BSB to make a greatest hits album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is a terrific compilation of the BSB songs that found their way onto the radio and into our hearts. A true fan will want to add this to their collection, if only for the new song Drowning. Those of us without CD burners will likely find this to be a pre-made mix of our favorite songs, which can be used in place of juggling three CDs, and is also great for playing in the company of those who only know the songs on the radio. This is a great CD for people who like the songs but aren't willing to buy three CDs worth of it. Just grab the CD, which has all the songs that caught your ear. It's a win-win for all types of BSB fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't believe it when I first heard that BSB was already releaseing a greatest hits albumn. I guess it's appropriate. Four songs from each of the American release albumns plus a bonus new song. How can life get any better than that. Perfect for a Christmas gift or for a beginning BSB fan who just wants the songs that went to the radio and MTV. Way to go BSB!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can one say about almost a decade of sweet ballads and up-tempo hits from the best selling vocal group in pop history? Alot. Nick, Brian, Kevin, Howie, and A.J. Better known as the Backstreet Boys. As a fan, I have heard wonderful music from the last four albums, I have also grown with them. The album, Chapter 1 is awesome to say the least. Listening to it, walks me back in time with my own life as well as memories of early BSB. From Backstreet's Back to More Than That, this album reflects hard work, dedication, support and giving back. Yes, the BSB have always made it well known that they are truly blessed and thankful for all their achievements. That is why I am proud to be a fan and am KTBPA! As in the liner notes of the album, ''Here's to the next ten years''.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that it is great that they've released all their hits on one cd so it is easier for the FANS to listen to their best songs without having to change cd's. They were here before n'sync and all the other boyband groups that are imitating them now, but no one comes close to them. They are number 1 all around the world.