You wouldn't think that something as simple as a greatest-hits album would be easy to screw up.

You gather a dozen or so of an artist's best and biggest songs, slap them on a record and there you have it. But they're messed up all the time by overeager company suits who see a few extra dollars to be made by adding a new song or two, or by over-ambitious artists who believe that the 15-minute mini-opera they wrote about the guy who helped invent the circular saw deserves the space that should have gone to their only Top 10 hit.

The best greatest-hits albums deliver exactly what they promise: greatest hits. You won't find too much filler on the above gallery of the Top 10 Greatest Hits Albums. In fact, we'd go as far as to say that no classic-rock collection is complete without them.

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