From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Greatness is a concept that is heavily dependent on a person's perspective and biases. The term can be used to emphasize a thing's superiority. In Europe the most lauded rulers were given the attribute "the Great" (e.g. Catherine the Great).
Lists can be assembled of great people, things, and places. They can be formulated by panels of experts, polls, or an individual. Such lists are rarely definitive since they are subject to the opinion of the assembler.
According to Phillips Brooks and in reference to a person being "great," "greatness, in spite of its name, appears not to be so much a certain size as a certain quality in human lives It may be present in loves whose range is very small."
Greatest hits are collections of tracks released by music groups.
Lists of great things