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6 Years of Boney M. Hits

"6 Years of Boney M. Hits
(Boney M. on 45)"
Boney M.
Released January 1982
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop, Disco
Label Hansa Records (FRG)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. singles chronology

"Little Drummer Boy / 6 Years of Boney M. Hits"
(1981)
"6 Years of Boney M. Hits"
(1982)
"The Carnival Is Over / Going Back West"
(1982)

"6 Years of Boney M. Hits (Boney M. on 45)" is a greatest hits medley by Boney M., inspired by the success of the hit medleys by Stars on 45. Originally released on the B-side of the band's 1981 Christmas single "Little Drummer Boy", the single was flipped over in January 1982 with the medley as an A-side. While failing to chart in Germany, the medley reached #6 in the Spanish charts and was also an A-side release in France and Japan. The 12" version featured a faded version on the German pressing and an unfaded version on the French pressing, while the UK version (included on the B-side of their UK top 40 hit "We Kill the World") was extended with their Christmas chart-topper "Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord".

Track listing

+ indicates inclusion in 12" version only

  • "Let It All Be Music" (W. S. van Vugt) +
  • "Daddy Cool" (Farian, Reyam)
  • "Ma Baker" (Farian, Reyam, Jay)
  • "Belfast" (Drafi Deutscher, Menke, Billsbury)
  • "Gotta Go Home" (Farian, Huth, Huth, Jay)
  • "Love for Sale" (Porter) +
  • "Painter Man" (Pickett, Phillips) +
  • "Rasputin" (Farian, Reyam, Jay) +
  • "Brown Girl in the Ring" (Farian)
  • "Oceans of Fantasy" (Dietmar Kawohl, Didi Zill, Fred Jay) +
  • "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday" (Farian, Jay)
  • "The Calendar Song (January, February, March)" (Farian)
  • "Dancing in the Streets" (Farian) +
  • "Bye Bye Bluebird" (Farian, Reyam, Jay) +
  • "Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Zambi)
  • "Rivers of Babylon" (Farian, Reyam, Dowe, McNaughton)
  • "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb)
  • "Nightflight to Venus" (Farian, Kawohl, Jay) +
  • "Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord" (Jester Hairston, Lorin, Farian, Jay) - UK 12" version only

Releases

7" Singles

  • "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" / "Little Drummer Boy" (Hansa 103 777-100, Germany)
  • "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" (1-sided record) (Hansa 103 953-000, Promo-only, Germany)
  • "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" / "Rivers of Babylon" (Ariola B-103 782, Spain)
  • "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" / "Sad Movies" (Atlantic P-1627, Japan)
  • "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" / "Bye Bye Bluebird" - 4:17 (France)

12" Singles

  • "We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World)" - 6:32 / "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" - 13:26 (Atlantic K11689T, UK)
  • "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" - 11:13 / "Little Drummer Boy" (Hansa 600 479-213, Germany)
  • "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" - 11:13 / "Rivers of Babylon" (Ariola B-600 539, Spain)
  • "6 Years of Boney M. Hits" (unfaded) - 11:15 / "Bye Bye Bluebird" (edit) - 4:17 (Carrere, 8.153, France)

Sources

  • http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/boney_m_
  • http://www.musiclange.dk
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