#1's [DualDisc] Destiny's Child Label: Sony Release Date: 10/25/2005 Disc 1 1 Stand Up for Love - 4:45 2 Independent Women, Pt. 1 - 3:36 3 Survivor - 3:49 4 Soldier - 4:04 5 Check on It - 3:31 6 Ju... more »mpin', Jumpin' - 3:48 7 Lose My Breath - 3:33 8 Say My Name - 4:00 9 Emotion - 3:55 10 Bug a Boo - 3:22 11 Bootylicious - 3:28 12 Bills, Bills, Bills - 3:45 13 Girl - 3:26 14 No, No, No, Pt. 2 - 3:15 15 Cater 2 U - 4:06 16 Feel the Same Way I Do - 4:05 Disc 2 1 Stand Up for Love [DVD] 2 Independent Women, Pt. 1 [DVD] 3 Survivor [DVD] 4 Soldier [DVD] 5 Check on It [DVD] 6 Jumpin', Jumpin' [DVD] 7 Lose My Breath [DVD] 8 Say My Name [DVD] 9 Emotion [DVD] 10 Bug a Boo [DVD] 11 Bootylicious [DVD] 12 Bills, Bills, Bills [DVD] 13 Girl [DVD] 14 No, No, No, Pt. 2 [DVD] 15 Cater 2 U [DVD] 16 Feel the Same Way I Do [DVD] 17 Bonus Material [DVD][*]« less
#1's [DualDisc] Destiny's Child Label: Sony Release Date: 10/25/2005 Disc 1 1 Stand Up for Love - 4:45 2 Independent Women, Pt. 1 - 3:36 3 Survivor - 3:49 4 Soldier - 4:04 5 Check on It - 3:31 6 Jumpin', Jumpin' - 3:48 7 Lose My Breath - 3:33 8 Say My Name - 4:00 9 Emotion - 3:55 10 Bug a Boo - 3:22 11 Bootylicious - 3:28 12 Bills, Bills, Bills - 3:45 13 Girl - 3:26 14 No, No, No, Pt. 2 - 3:15 15 Cater 2 U - 4:06 16 Feel the Same Way I Do - 4:05 Disc 2 1 Stand Up for Love [DVD] 2 Independent Women, Pt. 1 [DVD] 3 Survivor [DVD] 4 Soldier [DVD] 5 Check on It [DVD] 6 Jumpin', Jumpin' [DVD] 7 Lose My Breath [DVD] 8 Say My Name [DVD] 9 Emotion [DVD] 10 Bug a Boo [DVD] 11 Bootylicious [DVD] 12 Bills, Bills, Bills [DVD] 13 Girl [DVD] 14 No, No, No, Pt. 2 [DVD] 15 Cater 2 U [DVD] 16 Feel the Same Way I Do [DVD] 17 Bonus Material [DVD][*]
One-stop source for the most popular Destiny's Child cuts
J. Lund | SoCal, USA | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"#1's is not a definitive overview of Destiny's Child from beginning to apparent end; that will likely come in a year or two with something on the order of a 2CD addition to Sony's ESSENTIAL series. Rather, #1's loosely lives up to its title by squeezing the group's most popular tracks -- some of them are the edited single versions -- and three new cuts onto one CD. The buyer is more likely to be happy with this set if they look at it as a Destiny's Child "highlights mixtape" of sorts (but of course here the songs don't run together: they are all complete, separate tracks).
Their 1998 self-titled debut is represented by one track (the Wyclef Jean mix "No, No, No Pt. 2"). The final three albums had the bulk of the hits, and therefore you get four cuts from WRITING'S ON THE WALL (1999) and SURVIVOR (2001), plus three from 2004's DESTINY FULFILLED. The new tracks are highlighted by the ballad "Stand Up For Love." The other new tracks don't quite compare to the #1's heard throughout the rest of this CD, but still manage to maintain the r&b/hip-hop momentum that runs throughout the majority of this collection. Unless you're a fan who wants to own all of the original albums, #1's should give most potential buyers the cuts you're looking for, with arguably no filler.
This DualDisc's DVD-side has awesome-sounding audio (not surround-sound, but they don't need to be). Seven videoclips are included ("No, No, No Pt.2." "Say My Name," "Survivor," "Bootylicious," "Independent Women Pt. 1." "Lose My Breath," "Soldier," and "Cater 2 U"), plus what is basically an ad for an upcoming concert DVD. Although not a complete collection of promo clips, it's a good representative sampling. As with the audio content, it's a fine selection for the fan who doesn't want to own everything the group ever created."
Farewell to One of the Greatest Groups in Music History
Michael | U.S.A. | 10/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As everyone already knows, Destiny's Child is the BIGGEST SELLING FEMALE GROUP OF ALL TIME (many name TLC, but that's quite the contrary; at the World Music Awards -- which gives awards by record sells -- earlier this year, DC3 received the honor of highest-selling female band in history, with over 50 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD WORLDWIDE!). They're my favorite group EVER (along with Boyz II Men), and I'm glad to see them leave on a very, very high note. In 2001, they made Columbia Records history when their 3rd proper album, "Survivor," made the highest debut sales week of any artist ever signed to Columbia (please keep in mind that the biggest-selling female solo artist of all time (and another of my favorites) -- Mariah Carey -- was signed to Columbia for quite some time, and never seemed to get that many debut sales).
As could be expected, the classic DC3 tracks are just as jumpin' as ever before. These songs aren't classic for the group; no one can deny that "Say My Name," "Survivor," "Independent Women," and "Bills, Bills, Bills," and "Bootylicious" are classic songs period. You don't even have to be a fan of them to have come across any of these songs.
I'm also here to correct what one reviewer wrote in his/her review. This reviewer stated that the group's final album, "Destiny Fulfilled," was a flop. Apparently this person didn't research enough; the album made its proper debut at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and at #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart (due to pre-release "street" sales, it debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200, but after its full 1st week of release, at hit #2; it debuted on the chart after only 3 days on the shelves, which we all know is too early for an album debut.) In the end, "Fulfilled" has sold 4 million copies to date; that's hardly a flop. This same reviewer also said that the singles didn't chart very well; not true either. "Girl" didn't do that well, but "Cater 2 U" peaked at #3 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart, while "Soldier" (w/T.I. & Lil' Wayne) peaked at #3 on both the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, as well as on the Hot 100; "Lose My Breath" peaked at #3 on the Hot 100 as well, while it hit #10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.
Regardless of what anyone says, they're one of the greatest singing groups in the history of music, and the 2nd best-selling R&B group of all-time (Boyz II Men has sold over 60 million records, making them the biggest-selling R&B group of all time, as well as the biggest-selling act in the history of the legendary Motown Records.)
These girls have left a lasting legacy that will never be forgotten. The made history as music history's biggest selling female group, and their mega-hit smash anthem, "Independent Women Pt. 1" (from the "Charlie's Angels" sdtrk.) made history by being played more times in a single week on radio than any other song IN HISTORY. Below I've put together a list of their singles, and their chart peaks on the both the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart.
No one can ever forget their videos. "Say My Name"'s concept was very original, and I've yet to see a video (before or after) like it. The video for "Girl" was basically a 4-minute remake of the Emmy-winning comedy series, "Sex and the City." "Bootylicious"'s video was so colorful, and the video for "Lose My Breath" was a terrific video that showcased some of the group's best dance routines.
In addition to all of this, they've won 3 Grammy Awards as a group; if you add together those 3, the 5 Beyonce won for her mega-smash debut album, "Dangerously In Love," and the 1 that Kelly won for her #1 Billboard smash duet "Dilemma" (w/Nelly), they have a total of 9 GRAMMYS!
Below is my chart list:
CHART HISTORY: "No, No, No Pt. 2" (w/Wyclef Jean) - #1 R&B/Hip-Hop; #3 Hot 100 "Bills, Bills, Bills" - #1 R&B/Hip-Hop; #1 Hot 100 "Bug A Boo" - #15 R&B/Hip-Hop; #33 Hot 100 "Say My Name" - #1 R&B/Hip-Hop; #1 Hot 100 "Independent Women Pt. 1" - #1 R&B/Hip-Hop; #1 Hot 100 "Jumpin', Jumpin'" - #8 R&B/Hip-Hop; #1 Hot 100 "Bootylicious" - #2 R&B/Hip-Hop; #1 Hot 100 "Emotion" - #28 R&B/Hip-Hop; #10 Hot 100 "Survivor" - #6 R&B/Hip-Hop; #2 Hot 100 "Lose My Breath" - #10 R&B/Hip-Hop; #3 Hot 100 "Soldier" (w/T.I. & Lil' Wayne) - #3 R&B/Hip-Hop; #3 Hot 100 "Girl" - #10 R&B/Hip-Hop; #23 Hot 100 "Cater 2 U" - #3 R&B/Hip-Hop; #14 Hot 100
DESTINY'S CHILD'S GRAMMY TRACK RECORD (AS A GROUP): 2001 - Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group w/Vocals for "Say My Name" 2001 - Best R&B Song for "Say My Name" 2002 - Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group w/Vocals for "Survivor"
BEYONCE'S GRAMMY TRACK RECORD (SOLO): 2004 - Best Contemporary R&B Album for "Dangerously In Love" 2004 - Best R&B Song for "Crazy In Love" 2004 - Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Crazy In Love" (with Jay-Z) 2004 - Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Dangerously In Love 2" 2004 - Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group w/Vocals for "The Closer I Get To You" (with Luther Vandross)
KELLY'S GRAMMY TRACK RECORD (SOLO): 2003 - Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Dilemma" (with Nelly)
It's still so sad to see these ladies say goodbye!"
Lakishia H. | Florida | 04/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For all the fans of Destiny's Child, these oldest hits, along with new hits. Are sure to blow your mind away. And the extra DVD includes a few videos of their most awesomest hits. You'll be sure to Love it. Overall I'm just going to end this review with one word that describes this:
An awesome compilation to close out DC's HUGE career!
JoJo Starbuck | 11/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So, not all the songs were techincally "number ones"...who cares? This greatest hits album, including almost all of their hit singles, rocks nonetheless! All the biggest DC hits are featured on this album, including their four Hot 100 #1 hits (I can't believe they don't have more!): Bills, Bills, Bills, Say My Name, Independent Women Pt. 1, and Booytlicious. This album is everything a top 40 music fan could want: from hot club-bangers to smooth, mellow R&B and sexy urban/hip-hop tracks, this collections shows why DC is the best-selling and one of the most popular female groups of all time! From their debut with the sexy No, No, No to their latest and last single (hopefully not!) together, the beautiful Stand Up For Love, DC has solidified their place as future legends in music. Classic hits like Say My Name and Jumpin' Jumpin' sound just as good as they did when they were released and songs like Survivor and Lose My Breath just never get old!
The new track Check On It by Beyonce feat. Slim Thug is destined to get overplayed at a station near you, while the last track of the album Feel The Same Way I Do, is a solid, if not great, R&B track. The DualDisc edition, which I do not have (I would have bought it if I could, but I wasn't able to find a copy), is a great bonus to this already amazing album! It features IMO, DC's most popular and hottest videos - No, No, No Pt. 2, Say My Name, Independent Women Pt. 1, Survivor, Bootylicious, Lose My Breath, Soldier, and Cater 2 U! Videos I loved that I wish were on here are Jumpin' Jumpin' and the new video for Stand Up For Love!
Of course for diehard DC fans, they will be disappointed at the exclusion of singles like Get On The Bus, Nasty Girl, Bootylicious (Rockwilder Remix) and other singles or remixes, but all in all, this is DEFINITELY an album you'll want to add to your collection!
Here's a quick rundown of my ratings for the tracks:
1) Stand Up For Love - 4.5/5 (Beautiful way to end a beautiful career!)
2) Independent Women (Pt. 1) - 5/5 (DC's biggest hit ever...'nuff said!)
3) Survivor - 6/5 (One of DC's all-time best and most powerful and memorable tracks!)
4) Soldier (feat. T.I. & Lil' Wayne) - 4.5/5 (A HOT urban track with awesome raps!)
5) Check On It (Beyonce feat. Slim Thug) - 4/5 (A good track that'll keep Beyonce career smokin'!)
6) Jumpin' Jumpin' - 5/5 (A sexy classic...one of their best!)
7) Lose My Breath - 5/5 (Hot dance track that'll get you movin'!)
8) Say My Name - 6/5 (The song that made DC into superstars...again 'nuff said!)
9) Emotion - 4.5/5 (Lovely cover of the Bee Gee's classic and sung with LOTS of...emotion!)
10) Bug A Boo - 4/5 (One of their lesser-known hits, but a real fun track!)
11) Bootylicious - 6/5 (HOT HOT HOT! Got to be one of their best hits ever! It's their ass-shaking hit!)
12) Bills, Bills, Bills - 5/5 (Their first #1 is one of their best!)
13) Girl - 4/5 (One of their weaker singles, but really grew on me - very nice vocals!)
14) No, No, No Pt. 2 (feat. Wyclef Jean) - 5/5 (Their breakout hit that started their rise to stardom! A real classic!)
15) Cater 2 U - 4.5/5 (Very beautiful song and one of their hottest videos ever!)
16) Feel The Same Way I Do - 3.5/5 (Could have been a much better track to close the album, but it's not bad. Mixed feelings, but still a nice R&B track!)
So there you have it folks! The last (hopefully not) album from the world's biggest female group! What a great musical journey - I'm gonna miss them! Hope they continue making hits as solo artists and that we'll see a reunion some time!"
Cool Greatest Hits
Ray | Michigan | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a greatest hits collection. Although im not sure that all the songs was #1. At least on the main chart. But anyway this cd is very good. The new songs arent bad either. Especially the new power ballad. They all sing decent on it. The only song i wished they would have released from Destiny Fulfilled was Through with love which isnt here, so i made my own copy of #1's and tacked that track on there."