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n. (plural of hit English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: hit)

Hits (Pulp album)

Hits is a greatest hits collection by the English rock band Pulp, released in November 2002.

Hits (compilation series)

Hits is a compilation album series that ran in the United Kingdom for over twenty years from 1984 until 2006. It was compiled as a joint venture, variously between the compilation arms of the Sony BMG and Warner Music groups to rival the Now That's What I Call Music series that had launched a year earlier in 1983, compiled by rival companies EMI and Virgin. Initially, the Hits brand was arguably as popular as its main rival, with volume one through to volume eight all achieving at least a platinum BPI award, with several of the early albums going multi-platinum. The standard release rate of The Hits Album was two volumes per year compared with three volumes of the Now albums.

Five years into the Hits series' run, a drop in sales resulted in several re-brands meaning the series completely lost momentum with the release pattern and numbering of each volume. In November 1989, the first of a number of revamps occurred with what would have been The Hits Album 11 being issued with a new title; Monster Hits. In 1990, The Hit Pack was released, and by 1991 it was back to simply The Hits Album again. The series was then briefly retired, and in 1992, there were not any Hits compilations released. The following year, BMG partnered with compilation specialist company Telstar Records for a brief run of four volumes of the Hits '93 single-CD compilations.

From December 1995, BMG and Warner Music partnered for a new series of Hits albums, and Hits '96 was the first release of the relaunched brand. This was a very successful relaunch, and once again the Hits series started to rival the success of the contemporaneous Now releases of the time. Unlike the earlier Hits albums, there were up to five compilations a year, and instead of a volume number, the titles of this series had varied titles: Hits, New Hits, Fresh Hits, Big Hits and Huge Hits - this title is then always followed by the year of release; for example, Fresh Hits '97.

In December 2000, Hits 2001 was released and this indicated that the following year there would be a continuation of the standard release pattern of New, Fresh, Big and Huge Hits. However, there was a failed attempt at refreshing the Hits brand once again. The compilers decided to rename Hits to Music: The Definitive Hits Collection, and the new series was billed to contain a much broader range of chart hits designed to appeal to buyers of the hugely successful and long-running Now That's What I Call Music series.

Finally, after just two volumes of Music in 2001, by the end of the year, Hits 50 was released and this saw a return to the original numbering format the Hits series had abandoned in 1989. This lasted for ten volumes and continued to Hits 60, after which, there was a return to having random Hits-titles once again. But by 2006, almost twenty two years after the first Hits Album was released, the tired brand could not compete with the Now series. A tendency to edit down tracks to shorten the running time also damaged the success of the later Hits albums. Seen as no longer profitable or relevant, the last ever Hits album was called Summer Hits 2006 and this left the Now That's What I Call Music series as the only hits compilation brand still going strong on the UK Compilation Album chart as of November 2013.

Hits (Phil Collins album)

Hits (stylized as ...Hits), released in 1998 and again in 2008, following the success of " In the Air Tonight" on the Cadbury ad campaign, is a greatest hits collection of Phil Collins studio recordings. The collection included fourteen Top 40 hits, including seven American number 1 songs, spanning from the albums Face Value (1981) through Dance into the Light (1996). One new Collins recording, a cover of Cyndi Lauper's " True Colors", also appeared on the collection and was a popular song on adult contemporary stations. ...Hits was also the first Phil Collins album to include four songs originally recorded for motion pictures (all of them U.S. number 1 hits) as well as his popular duet with Philip Bailey, " Easy Lover" (a UK number 1 hit).

In 1998, the album reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and number 18 in the United States. On 4 August 2008, it became the number 1 album on the New Zealand RIANZ album chart. In July 2012, the album re-entered the U.S. charts, reaching number 6 on the Billboard 200 when the album price was deeply discounted very briefly by It has sold 3,429,000 in the US as of July 2012.

There are other greatest hits compilations of Phil Collins songs. Most recently, a collection of Collins more romantic songs were released on a two-disc compilation titled Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New. A live collection, Serious Hits... Live!, was released in 1990. 1999's Turn It On Again: The Hits, 2005's Platinum Collection and 2014's R-Kive were greatest hits collections by Collins' original group, Genesis. Finally, Collins recorded many of his most popular songs as big band recordings on the album A Hot Night in Paris with The Phil Collins Big Band.

Hits (Joni Mitchell album)

Hits is a 1996 greatest hits compilation by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. , it has sold 488,000 copies in the United States , and was certified Gold in the United Kingdom in 2013 for 100,000 copies sold. A counterpart album, Misses, was released on the same day as Hits. It is composed of lesser known, hand picked favorites of Mitchell herself.

Hits (Mauro Scocco album)

Hits is the first greatest hits album by Swedish pop music artist Mauro Scocco. It was released in 1997 on Scocco's own record label Diesel Music and Hollywood Records in the United States and Canada.

It also included the previously unreleased song "Långsamt Farväl". One version also came with a bonus CD.

Hits (Spice 1 album)

Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rapper Spice 1, released November 10, 1998 on Jive Records. The album features production by Ant Banks, Blackjack, Clint "Payback" Sands, E-A-Ski & CMT, MC Eiht, Paris, Rick Rock and Spice 1. It peaked at number 82 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album features guest performances by 2Pac, MC Eiht, Method Man, and G-Nut of 187 Fac.

Hits was released in between two Spice 1 studio albums, The Black Bossalini (1997) and Immortalized (1999). The album features songs from all of his previous albums, plus two previously unreleased songs, "Balls 'N Brains" and "Nobody Want Work".

Hits is the first of three greatest hits compilations by Spice 1, Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled and Hits 3, were released in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

Hits (Mike + The Mechanics album)

Hits is a compilation album by Mike + The Mechanics, released in 1996 except in the USA and Canada, where it was released in 2005. It contains nearly all of the band's hits up to the time of its release, omitting only " All I Need is a Miracle" (the 1996 remake of the song, which was also a hit, is included instead), "Seeing is Believing", the cover of the Beatles "Revolution", "Stop Baby", "Hanging By A Thread" and "Mea Culpa".

Hits (New Found Glory album)

Hits is a compilation album by American pop-punk band New Found Glory, released on March 18, 2008 on Geffen Records.

The album includes eleven of their most famous songs and one b-side. The first track, "Situations", was written for an MTV promotion, but was never used. In June 2007, the band decided to release it through to promote their appearance on that year's Warped Tour. The booklet contains a written introduction by Chad Gilbert and is filled with photographs from the band's personal archives.

Hits (Tony! Toni! Toné! album)

Hits is a compilation album by Tony! Toni! Toné!. It was released on October 28, 1997, for Mercury Records and was produced by Tony! Toni! Toné!, Foster & McElroy and Quik. Hits peaked at No. 54 on the Top R&B Albums chart.

Hits (Seal album)

Hits is a 2009 compilation album by Seal, released by Warner Bros. Records. It is Seal's second compilation album following 2004's Best 1991–2004. The album was released on two formats, a 1-disc standard edition which featured 19 tracks and a 2-disc deluxe edition which featured 34 tracks. Both versions of the album included two new songs "I Am Your Man" and "Thank You".

The cover also serves as the artwork for the 2008 single "It's a Man's Man's Man's World".

The single disc edition tends to include many of the single versions of the songs, whereas the deluxe edition replaces them with the album versions, or as in "The Beginning"'s case, a remix.

Hits (The Beach Boys EP)

Hits was an EP by The Beach Boys, released in May 1966. The EP was released as a 7-inch vinyl record in mono with the catalogue number Capitol EAP1-20781. Hits was the UK number-one EP for 34 weeks, having eight separate stints at the top of the chart from June 1966 until December 1967 – this is the highest number of weeks as number-one EP. Hits was the incumbent number one when the chart ceased on 16 December 1967.

Hits (Kylie Minogue album)

Hits is a compilation album by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was released solely in Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines by EMI. The compilation contains songs from Light Years (2000), Fever (2001), Body Language (2003), Ultimate Kylie (2004), Showgirl Homecoming Live (2007), X (2007) and Aphrodite (2010), in addition to a remix of " Get Outta My Way" by Japanese electronic musician Yasutaka Nakata of capsule. A special edition was also released, including a bonus DVD of music videos.

Hits (Dru Hill album)

Hits is a greatest hits album by American R&B group Dru Hill. It was released on October 17, 2005 by Def Soul Classics. It features hits like "Tell Me" "In My Bed", "How Deep Is Your Love" and " Never Make a Promise" The compilation also features Sisqó's hits "Thong Song" and "Incomplete".

Hits (Example album)

#Hits is a greatest hits album consisting of songs by the British recording artist Example. It was released on 5 August 2013. It is Example's final release with Ministry of Sound, as he is now signed to Epic Records. According to Example he has received negative feedback regarding the decision to release a compilation album. He released a statement on his official Instagram profile saying the release was decided by Ministry of Sound and "totally beyond my control". It debuted at number 11 on the UK Albums Chart.

Hits (film)

Hits is a 2014 American comedy-drama written and directed by David Cross. The film is the directorial debut of Cross. The film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2014. The film later screened at 2014 Sundance London Film Festival on April 26, 2014. On February 13, 2015, Hits became the first feature-length film to be released on BitTorrent with a pay-what-you-want model.

Hits (TV channel)

Hits (stylized as HITS) is an English-language entertainment TV channel owned by Rewind Networks. This channel was launched in Singapore on 9 December 2013 and airs previously-screened drama and comedy series in high definition (HD).

HITS has since launched in the Philippines (SKYcable, Cablelink), Indonesia (Indovision), Malaysia (Astro), Singapore (Singtel TV), Hong Kong (now TV, LeEco), Thailand (CTH), Taiwan (CNS, dmg) and Brunei (KRISTAL Astro). It now has a reach of over 8 million households and is the fastest growing general entertainment channel in the region.

HITS is also available as a TV Anywhere service for authenticated subscribers. Viewers can access HITS through mobile platforms for simulcast and catch-up.

For the month of October 2015 in Singapore, HITS scored #5 in Average Time Spent (ATS) for All People, Adults 25+, Adults 35+ and Females in All Day. HITS continues to be a sticky channel with Female audiences coming in at #5 in ATS ahead of Star World, Lifetime and Diva Universal (Kantar Media)

In Malaysia, HITS consistently outranks established TV channel brands in Average Time Spent. In Indonesia, HITS averages in the top third of All Channels Share Among All People (excluding terrestrial).

Hits (magazine)

Hits is an American music industry trade publication. Founded by Lenny Beer and Dennis Lavinthal, who had previously worked in independent promotion, it was launched as a print magazine in August 1986. By 1997, it had become the most successful tip sheet in the music world.

An online version of the magazine, Hits Daily Double, premiered in May 2000. Both on and offline, the magazine's content includes proprietary weekly sales and airplay data, a section on breaking artists ("Vibe-Raters"), interviews with music industry leaders, a weekly cartoon, music and music industry news, and charts provided by Shazaam, Vevo, and Mediabase. The "Rumor Mill" column, described as "music industry news and innuendo," has been widely read within the music business since the magazine's launch.

Hits (Billy Talent album)

Hits is the greatest hits album by Canadian band, Billy Talent released November 4, 2014 via Warner Music Canada. The album features the band's most popular singles from their last four studio albums, with the addition of two brand new songs, "Kingdom of Zod" and "Chasing the Sun".

To promote the compilation, the opening page of the band's website was transformed into what they called a "Video Vault," a video archive. The first video was an introduction from frontman Ben Kowalewicz, explaining the idea of the vault. In the two weeks that followed, the band, starting with Try Honesty, posted the official video of one of the songs (with the exception of "Kingdom of Zod" and "Chasing The Sun," which at that point were unreleased and had no official video). Additional videos related anecdotes and explanations for that day's song from the band members themselves (who appeared in pairs; Ben and Aaron, and Ian and Jon) were also added via YouTube. One of the new songs, Kingdom of Zod was released as a single September 25. 2014 via iTunes pre-order.

Usage examples of "hits".

The good old copilot was coming back and putting his butt down in the seat when the guy hits the trigger and scared the life out of him.

When the gas hits you at first, it makes you choke and it scares the hell out of you.

If he hits a smash down the third base line and the third baseman makes a diving stop and throws the runner out, then we notice and applaud the third baseman.

With two outs and a runner on second base a pitcher makes a great pitch: the batter hits a bloop into left field that would have been caught had the left fielder not been Albert Belle.

Any ball hit anyplace on a baseball field had been hit just that way thousands of times before: the average of all those hits was the Platonic idea.

Jeff Cirillo hits a single and, with only the tiniest prompting, starts to bitch and moan about hitting ninth in the Seattle lineup.

Maas comes up in 1990 with the Yankees and hits ten home runs in his first seventy-seven at bats.

The third at bat he hits a shot to deep left that looked gone for a moment but wound up being caught on the warning track.

And Mabry proceeded to swat home runs and game-winning hits at a rate he had never before swatted them in his entire professional career.

Millwood had one of the highest ratios of hits per balls in play, Maddux one of the lowest.

But when it came to the number of hits per balls in play a pitcher gave up, there was no correlation whatsoever.

He was coming to the conclusion that pitchers had no ability to prevent hits, once the ball was put into play.

If hits per ball in play were indeed something a pitcher could control, Voros reasoned, then the pitchers who had given up the fewer number of hits in 1999 would proceed to give up fewer hits in 2000.

Sure enough, the hits started falling and Baldwin regressed to mediocrity and people stopped putting his name in the same sentence with Pedro Martinez.

About the most they could suggest was that there was a slight tendency for knuckleballers to control hits per balls in play.