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Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Photo Credit:  ABC/Tyler Golden
  • Premiered: 
    June 30, 2016
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Music
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini, each one-hour episode of GREATEST HITS highlights a five-year period celebrating the biggest hits from that time, as iconic music artists and today's music chart-toppers take the stage to perform the songs that defined the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. This six-episode series features special solo performances, never-before-seen duets and one-of-a-kind tributes. The artists include:

1980-1985 (June 30): REO Speedwagon ("Keep On Loving You"); REO Speedwagon & Pitbull ("Messin' Around"); Ray Parker Jr. ("Ghostbusters"); Jason Derulo ("Human Nature"); Kenny Loggins ("Footloose"); Kim Carnes ("Bette Davis Eyes"); Rick Springfield ("Jessie's Girl"); and Kool & The Gang ("Celebration").

1995-2000 (July 7): Backstreet Boys & Meghan Trainor ("I Want It That Way"); Coolio & CeeLo Green ("Gangsta's Paradise"); John Legend (Lauryn Hill's "Ex Factor/Doo Wop (That Thing)"); Jewel & Tori Kelly ("You Were Meant For Me"); LL COOL J & Wiz Khalifa ("Loungin'/We Dem Boyz"); Hanson ("Mmbop"); and Backstreet Boys ("Everybody").

1985-1990 (July 14): Bret Michaels ("Nothin' But A Good Time" and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"); Kenny Loggins ("Danger Zone"); Miguel (Steve Winwood's "Higher Love"); Grace Potter (Bon Jovi's "You Give Love A Bad Name"); Chicago & Aloe Blacc ("Look Away"/"You're The Inspiration"); Foreigner & Nate Ruess ("I Want To Know What Love Is"); and Wilson Phillips ("Hold On").

1990-1995 (July 21): Alessia Cara ("One"); Bonnie Raitt & Andra Day ("Love Sneaking Up On You"/ "Rise Up"); Boyz II Men ("Motownphilly"); En Vogue ("Free Your Mind"); Little Big Town ("Wonderwall"); Montell Jordan ("This Is How We Do It"); and Seal ("Kiss From A Rose")

2000-2005 (July 28): Fifth Harmony (medley "Say My Name"/"Independent Women"/"Bootylicious"/"Survivor"); Kelsea Ballerini (medley "I Feel Like A Woman", "Hit Me Baby One More Time", "This Love"); Little Big Town ("Fallin'"); Mario & Zendaya ("Let Me Love You"); Lee Ann Womack & Rachel Platten ("I Hope You Dance"/"Stand By You"); and Pat Monahan & Kenny Loggins ("Calling All Angels"/"This Is It")
On Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 9-11pm ET (live)/PT (tape), ABC premieres the season finale of GREATEST HITS, as these musical artists perform live from the Microsoft Theatre at LA Live in Los Angeles: Adam Lambert (George Michael's "Faith"); Ariana Grande (Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know"/ "Queen of the Night"); Celine Dion, performing from Montreal ("My Heart Will Go On"); Colin Hay ("Down Under"); En Vogue ("My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"); Flo Rida, performing a Hip-Hop tribute; John Legend (Lauryn Hill's "Ex Factor / Doo Wop (That Thing)"); Nelly ("Ride Wit Me" / "Hot In Herre"); New Edition ("If It Isn't Love" / "Sensitivity" / "Rub You The Right Way" / "Poison"); Richard Marx ("Don't Mean Nothing"); Sheryl Crow & Kelsea Ballerini ("All I Wanna Do"); and Smash Mouth & Hunter Hayes ("All Star").


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures