Skeletons in the Closet (Oingo Boingo album)

The Best of Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet

Original album artwork by Mark Ryden
Greatest hits album by Oingo Boingo
Released January 10, 1989
Recorded 1981-83
Genre Alternative rock, new wave, ska
Length 47:41
Label A&M
Producer Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek
Oingo Boingo chronology
Boingo Alive
The Best of Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet
Dark at the End of the Tunnel

The Best of Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet is Oingo Boingo's first compilation album. It features songs recorded during the band's A&M years, from 1981's Only a Lad to 1983's Good for Your Soul.

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Track listing

All tracks written by Danny Elfman. 

1."Little Girls"  3:45
2."Private Life"  3:19
3."On the Outside"  3:53
4."Nasty Habits"  4:08
5."Grey Matter"  5:51
6."Only a Lad"  4:00
7."Wake Up! (It's 1984)"  4:44
8."Insects"  3:04
9."Whole Day Off"  3:58
10."Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)"  3:55
11."Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me"  3:45
12."Who Do You Want to Be"  3:33
Total length:47:41



A music video compilation was also released by A&M Records alongside the album. It contained (in order) music videos for "Stay" and "Just Another Day" from Dead Man's Party, "Gratitude" from So-Lo, "Little Girls" from Only a Lad, "Nothing Bad Ever Happens" from Good for Your Soul, and "Private Life" from Nothing to Fear. The video is long out-of-print.

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