The Best of Sade

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The Best of Sade
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Greatest hits album by Sade
Released 31 October 1994 (1994-10-31)
Recorded 1984–1993
Studio
Genre
Length 73:50
Label Epic
Producer
Sade chronology
Love Deluxe
(1992)Love Deluxe1992
The Best of Sade
(1994)
Lovers Rock
(2000)Lovers Rock2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[4]

The Best of Sade is the first greatest hits album by English band Sade. It was released in the United Kingdom on 31 October 1994 and in the United States on 4 November 1994 by Epic Records. The retrospective was digitally remastered in 2000. The Best of Sade chronicles Sade's first four albums, while also including non-single songs "Jezebel", "Like a Tattoo" and "Pearls", as well as "Please Send Me Someone to Love", which appeared in the soundtrack for the film Philadelphia.

The singles from Diamond Life, as well as Stronger Than Pride's "Paradise" and "Nothing Can Come Between Us", are presented in their 7" edit forms; "Never as Good as the First Time" and "Cherish the Day" are remixes produced by Sade, also taken from their respective singles. None of this information is listed within the packaging.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Your Love Is King"Robin Millar3:41
2."Hang On to Your Love" (Short Version)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
Millar4:29
3."Smooth Operator" (7″ Edit)Millar4:16
4."Jezebel"
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
Millar5:23
5."The Sweetest Taboo"
  • Adu
  • Martin Ditcham
Millar4:25
6."Is It a Crime"
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Andrew Hale
Millar6:16
7."Never as Good as the First Time" (Remix Edit)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
3:58
8."Love Is Stronger Than Pride"
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
4:17
9."Paradise" (Remix)
3:36
10."Nothing Can Come Between Us" (Radio Edit)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
3:52
11."No Ordinary Love"
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
7:19
12."Like a Tattoo"
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
3:36
13."Kiss of Life" (Radio Edit)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
  • Denman
4:10
14."Please Send Me Someone to Love"Percy Mayfield
  • Sade
  • Hein Hoven
3:40
15."Cherish the Day" (Sade Remix)
  • Adu
  • Matthewman
  • Hale
6:17
16."Pearls"
  • Adu
  • Hale
4:35
Notes

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Best of Sade.[5]

Sade
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[32] Platinum 60,000^
Australia (ARIA)[33] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[34] Gold 25,000*
Belgium (BEA)[35] Platinum 50,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[36] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[37] Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[38] Gold 34,474[38]
France (SNEP)[39] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[40] Gold 250,000^
Italy (FIMI)[41] Platinum 100,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[42] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[43] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[44] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[45] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[46] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

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

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