World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Greatest Hitz (Limp Bizkit album)

Article Id: WHEBN0003076809
Reproduction Date:

Title: Greatest Hitz (Limp Bizkit album)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Rock im Park 2001, Ready to Go (Limp Bizkit song), Greatest Videoz, Shotgun (Limp Bizkit song), Significant Other
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Greatest Hitz (Limp Bizkit album)

Greatest Hitz
Compilation album by Limp Bizkit
Released November 8, 2005
Recorded 1997-2005
Label Flip/Geffen
Limp Bizkit chronology
New Old Songs
Greatest Hitz

Greatest Hitz is the second compilation album by American rock band Limp Bizkit. Released in 2005, it is a retrospective compiling material from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and Results May Vary.

Production and content

Greatest Hitz was announced for release as early as 2001.[1] While recording the albums Results May Vary and The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1), the band continued to work on the compilation.[2][3] A companion DVD, Greatest Videoz, was also released.

Greatest Hitz contains material from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and Results May Vary, as well as new songs, including "Home Sweet Home/Bittersweet Symphony", a mashup of "Home Sweet Home" by Mötley Crüe and "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve.[4][5]

Music and lyrics

The music of Greatest Hitz has predominately been described as nu metal[6] and is noted for "kinetic, frenzied energy".[7] On this compilation, DJ Lethal functions as a sound designer for the band, shaping their sound. According to Lethal, "I try and bring new sounds, not just the regular chirping scratching sounds. [...] It's all different stuff that you haven't heard before. I'm trying to be like another guitar player."[8]

Wes Borland's guitar playing on this compilation is experimental and nontraditional, and is noted for creative use of six and seven-string guitars.[9] The songs from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ feature him playing without a guitar pick, performing with two hands, one playing melodic notes, and the other playing chord progressions.[8] His guitar playing on this album also makes use of octave shapes, and choppy, eighth-note rhythms, sometimes accompanied by muting his strings with his left hand, creating a percussive sound.[10] Borland's guitar playing also has unevenly accented syncopated sixteenth notes to create a disorienting effect, and hypnotic, droning licks.[10]

Durst's lyrics are often profane, scatological or angry.[11] Much of Durst's lyrical inspiration came from growing up and his personal life.[8] His breakup with his girlfriend inspired the Significant Other songs "Nookie" and "Re-Arranged".[12]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Martin Charles Strong 7/10 stars[4]

Greatest Hitz peaked at number 47 on the Billboard 200.[13] Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine said, "None of [Greatest Hitz] has aged well -- as a matter of fact, it's aged incredibly quickly, sounding older than alt-rock hits from the mid-'90s -- but that's almost beside the point, because this does its job well, and listeners who want to have some Limp Bizkit in their collection will find this to provide them with more of what they want than any other Bizkit dizc."[5] In The Essential Rock Discography, Martin Charles Strong gave the compilation a 7 out of 10 rating.[4]As of 2012 the album has sold over 3,500,000 copies worldwide, of which 750,000 for the U.S.

Track listing

No. Title Music Length
1. "Counterfeit"   from Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ 4:48
2. "George Michael cover) from Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ 2:26
3. "Nookie"   from Significant Other 4:26
4. "Break Stuff"   from Significant Other 2:46
5. "Re-Arranged"   from Significant Other 5:54
6. "N 2 Gether Now" (feat. Method Man) from Significant Other 3:55
7. "Take a Look Around"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 5:19
8. "My Generation"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 3:41
9. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 3:33
10. "My Way"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 4:33
11. "Boiler"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water 5:44
12. "Eat You Alive"   from Results May Vary 3:57
13. "Behind Blue Eyes" (The Who cover) from Results May Vary 4:29
14. "Build a Bridge"   from Results May Vary 3:56
15. "Why"   Original released, from Results May Vary sessions 4:05
16. "Lean on Me"   Original released, from Results May Vary sessions 4:27
17. "Home Sweet Home / Bittersweet Symphony" (Mötley Crüe and The Verve cover) Original released / mashup of "Home Sweet Home" by Mötley Crüe and "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve  
Total length:


Tracks 1–11

Tracks 12–17

  • Fred Durst - vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Mike Smith - guitar
  • Sam Rivers - bass
  • John Otto - drums, percussion
  • DJ Lethal -turntables, keyboards, samples, programming, sound development


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b c
  5. ^ a b c
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b c
  9. ^
  10. ^ a b
  11. ^
  12. ^
  13. ^
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.