Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock

Album Review

Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 (1979-1987) is a 12-track overview that compiles the bulk of Elton John's biggest hits from the '80s, including such classic tracks as "Little Jeannie," "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues," "Empty Garden," "Blue Eyes," "I'm Still Standing," and "Sad Songs (Say So Much)." It also includes the previously unreleased "Heartache All Over the World," a new single that failed to make the Top 40, as well as "Too Low for Zero," which never was a single. Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 went out of print after John left Geffen for MCA, who issued a replacement package, Greatest Hits 1976-1986, which eliminates those two songs and adds "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," and "Who Wears These Shoes?" to the remaining ten songs.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  2. Mama Can't Buy You Love
  3. Little Jeannie
  4. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  5. I'm Still Standing
  6. Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny)
  7. Heartache All Over the World
  8. Too Low for Zero
  9. Kiss the Bride
  10. Blue Eyes
  11. Nikita
  12. Wrap Her Up