Playlist: the Very Best of Ciara

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Playlist: the Very Best of Ciara
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ReleasedMay 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)[1]

Playlist: the Very Best of Ciara is the first compilation album by American recording artist, Ciara, released on May 29, 2012 through Legacy Recordings as part of the Playlist music series.[1] The album includes singles, remixes, and album cuts from Ciara's time with Jive Records, in which she released her first four studio albums.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic reviewer, Andy Kellman, praised Ciara's artistry but criticized the label's choice of songs. Kellman stated, "Each release in the Playlist series tends to be pitched somewhere between a proper overview and a rarities collection. The approach can be aggravating to both casual and loyal fans of a given artist. Sure enough, this is the case with Ciara's Playlist, which covers 2004's Goodies through 2010's Basic Instinct. During this period, Ciara delivered nine singles to the Top Ten of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Only five of them are here; "Oh," "Get Up," and "Ride" are missing, while "Like a Boy" appears in the form of a Jonathan Peters dancefloor remix. This leaves plenty of room for other material, from "Speechless" (an excellent single that flopped) to "The Title" (a solid, L.T.D.-sampling album cut) to the "slow bass remix" of "Gimme Dat" (which easily trumps the original mix). The singer's catalog deserves better than this."[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Speechless"Ciara Harris, Terius Nash, Christopher StewartThe-Dream, Tricky Stewart4:08
2."Gimmie Dat (Slow Bass Remix)"Kenneth Coby, Harris, StewartSoundz, Tricky Stewart3:52
3."Love Sex Magic (Sex Club Radio Mix)" (featuring Justin Timberlake)Mike Elizondo, James Fauntleroy II, Robin Tadross, Justin TimberlakeJason Nevins3:28
4."Can't Leave 'em Alone" (featuring 50 Cent)LaShawn Daniels, Harris, Rodney Jerkins, Curtis JacksonDarkchild4:04
5."Keep Dancin' On Me"Nash, StewartThe-Dream, Tricky Stewart3:32
6."Work" (featuring Missy Elliott)Marcella Araica, Harris, Nathaniel Hills, Melissa ElliottDanja4:05
7."Never Ever" (featuring Young Jeezy)Harris, Jamal Jones, Elvis Williams, Ester Dean, Jay Jenkins, Kenneth Gamble, Keri Hilson, Leon HuffPolow da Don, Blac Elvis4:32
8."1, 2 Step" (featuring Missy Elliott)Harris, Phalon Alexander, ElliottJazze Pha3:22
9."Promise"Harris, Jasper Cameron, Jones, WilliamsPolow da Don4:27
10."Goodies" (featuring Petey Pablo)Harris, Jonathan Smith, Sean Garrett, Craig Love, LeMarquis JeffersonLil Jon3:43
11."The Title"Harris, Cameron, Skip ScarboroughJasper Cameron4:20
12."Turn It Up" (featuring Usher)Harris, Dean, Usher Raymond, Tyler Williams, H. HumphreyT-Minus3:08
13."That's Right" (featuring Lil Jon)Harris, Smith, Jefferson, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad, CameronLil Jon4:15
14."Like a Boy (Jonathan Peters Deeper Mix 1 Club)"Harris, Nelson, Muhammad, Hilson, Ezekiel Lewis, Calvin KenonJonathan Peters8:18
Total length:59:14

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United States May 29, 2012[1] Legacy Recordings


  1. ^ a b c "Playlist: the Very Best of Ciara: Ciara: Music". Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ Playlist: the Very Best of Ciara at AllMusic
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy (2012-05-29). "Playlist: The Very Best of Ciara - Ciara : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-08.