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Some articles on hit, greatest hits:

Jimmy Lee (song)
... The song "Jimmy Lee" was a hit single by American singer Aretha Franklin. 1972 (2007) Compilation albums Take a Look (1967) Aretha's Gold (1969) Aretha's Greatest Hits (1971) The Best of Aretha Franklin (1973) Aretha Sings the Blues (1980 ...
Greatest Hits II (Kenny Chesney Album)
... Greatest Hits II is a compilation album by country music artist Kenny Chesney ... It was released on May 19, 2009, and it is his second greatest hits album since Greatest Hits in 2000 ...

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