100 Hits: 80s Classics

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This five-disc, 100-track set is like bottling time. These are the songs that dominated pop and rock radio stations in the 1980s, particularly if you lived in Britain, and listening to this box is like a nostalgic waltz back to that era. There are dozens of signature and iconic 1980s tracks here, including Billy Idol's "White Wedding," Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes," Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over," Talking Heads' "Wild Wild Life," the Vapors' "Turning Japanese," the Specials' "Ghost Town," and John Waite's "Missing You," among so many more, but again, this is a British set, so you get some more localized hits, too, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This five-disc, 100-track set is like bottling time. These are the songs that dominated pop and rock radio stations in the 1980s, particularly if you lived in Britain, and listening to this box is like a nostalgic waltz back to that era. There are dozens of signature and iconic 1980s tracks here, including Billy Idol's "White Wedding," Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes," Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over," Talking Heads' "Wild Wild Life," the Vapors' "Turning Japanese," the Specials' "Ghost Town," and John Waite's "Missing You," among so many more, but again, this is a British set, so you get some more localized hits, too, like Cliff Richard's "Wired for Sound," which may be less well known to some listeners. It all adds up to a nice musical time capsule of a time and place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • Label: 100 Hits
  • UPC: 654378708626
  • Catalog Number: 7870862
  • Sales rank: 13,126

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gold - Spandau Ballet (3:56)
  2. 2 Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds (4:21)
  3. 3 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club (4:25)
  4. 4 Call Me - Blondie (3:30)
  5. 5 Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle (4:06)
  6. 6 White Wedding - Billy Idol (4:13)
  7. 7 9 to 5 - Sheena Easton (3:18)
  8. 8 Straight Up - Paula Abdul (3:42)
  9. 9 Respectable - Mel & Kim (3:21)
  10. 10 The Reflex - Duran Duran (4:26)
  11. 11 Don't Look Down - Go West (4:09)
  12. 12 Open Your Heart - The Human League (3:55)
  13. 13 Sexy Eyes - Dr. Hook (3:27)
  14. 14 Geno - Dexys Midnight Runners (3:27)
  15. 15 Ghost Town - The Specials (3:41)
  16. 16 Golden Brown - The Stranglers (3:28)
  17. 17 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers (3:35)
  18. 18 Kayleigh - Marillion (3:33)
  19. 19 The Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys (5:03)
  20. 20 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House (3:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 A Good Heart - Feargal Sharkey (4:29)
  2. 2 China in Your Hand - T'Pau (4:00)
  3. 3 Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson (3:49)
  4. 4 A Little Respect - Erasure (3:34)
  5. 5 Tarzan Boy - Baltimora (3:20)
  6. 6 Modern Girl - Sheena Easton (3:28)
  7. 7 We Close Our Eyes - Go West (3:42)
  8. 8 Driving Away from Home - It's Immaterial (4:12)
  9. 9 Boys - Kim Wilde (3:14)
  10. 10 The Harder I Try - Brother Beyond (3:28)
  11. 11 Big Apple - Kajagoogoo (4:11)
  12. 12 Human - The Human League (3:49)
  13. 13 Come Live with Me - Heaven 17 (4:19)
  14. 14 Tunnel of Love - Fun Boy Three (3:07)
  15. 15 In Private - Dusty Springfield (4:23)
  16. 16 Locomotion - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (3:19)
  17. 17 Better Love Next Time - Dr. Hook (2:59)
  18. 18 Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band (3:58)
  19. 19 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (3:45)
  20. 20 Sugar Mice - Marillion (5:47)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Good Life - Inner City (3:44)
  2. 2 Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) - Caron Wheeler (3:46)
  3. 3 (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew - The Rock Steady Crew (3:48)
  4. 4 Warning! - Adeva (3:01)
  5. 5 Rapture - Blondie (4:58)
  6. 6 FLM - Mel & Kim (3:33)
  7. 7 Stop! - Erasure (2:56)
  8. 8 We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart (4:04)
  9. 9 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - David Grant (3:50)
  10. 10 It Started with a Kiss - Hot Chocolate (4:03)
  11. 11 Hangin' on a String (Contemplating) - Loose Ends (3:36)
  12. 12 Wait Until Tonight (My Love) - Galaxy (3:41)
  13. 13 Solid - Ashford & Simpson (3:21)
  14. 14 Blow the House Down - Living in a Box (4:18)
  15. 15 Stop and Go - David Grant (3:25)
  16. 16 Body Rock - Maria Vidal (3:42)
  17. 17 If Only I Could - Sydney Youngblood (3:30)
  18. 18 Amigo - Black Slate (4:04)
  19. 19 One in Ten - UB40 (4:29)
  20. 20 Camouflage - Stan Ridgway (5:01)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Wild Boys - Duran Duran (4:20)
  2. 2 Kids in America - Kim Wilde (3:28)
  3. 3 Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves (3:40)
  4. 4 Bear Cage - The Stranglers (2:50)
  5. 5 If You Leave - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (4:30)
  6. 6 Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go's (2:46)
  7. 7 Echo Beach - Martha and the Muffins (3:37)
  8. 8 Turning Japanese - The Vapors (3:45)
  9. 9 Hymn - Ultravox (4:26)
  10. 10 (This Is Not A) Love Song - Public Image Ltd. (4:13)
  11. 11 Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) - Hazell Dean (3:38)
  12. 12 Intuition - Linx (3:22)
  13. 13 Dance Stance - Dexys Midnight Runners (3:40)
  14. 14 Do Nothing - The Specials (3:45)
  15. 15 Life's What You Make It - Talk Talk (4:28)
  16. 16 Alive and Kicking - Simple Minds (4:46)
  17. 17 Missing You - John Waite (3:30)
  18. 18 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger (4:06)
  19. 19 Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys (4:21)
  20. 20 Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads (3:39)
Disc 5
  1. 1 (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew (4:24)
  2. 2 Alone - Heart (3:38)
  3. 3 True - Spandau Ballet (5:25)
  4. 4 Victims - Culture Club (4:54)
  5. 5 No Doubt About It - Hot Chocolate (4:23)
  6. 6 Step Right Up - Jaki Graham (3:56)
  7. 7 Keep on Movin' - Caron Wheeler (3:36)
  8. 8 Big Fun - Inner City (3:24)
  9. 9 You're Lying - Linx (3:47)
  10. 10 Dancing Tight - Galaxy (3:34)
  11. 11 Living in a Box - Living in a Box (3:02)
  12. 12 Rebel Yell - Billy Idol (4:47)
  13. 13 Dancing with Tears in My Eyes - Ultravox (4:08)
  14. 14 Wired for Sound - Cliff Richard (3:38)
  15. 15 Letter from America - The Proclaimers (4:01)
  16. 16 The Colour Field - The Colour Field (2:52)
  17. 17 You Little Thief - Feargal Sharkey (5:04)
  18. 18 Food for Thought - UB40 (4:09)
  19. 19 The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum - Fun Boy Three (3:13)
  20. 20 Wild World - Maxi Priest (3:33)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Billy Idol Composer
Steve Stevens Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Drummie Composer
Aitken Composer
Wickham Composer
Travers Composer
Falconer Composer
Hackett Composer
The Steals Composer
Mahoney Composer
Humphreys Composer
Bugatti Composer
Musker Composer
Nichol Composer
Trewavas Composer
Ashford Composer
Nowels Composer
Forsey Composer
Youngblood Composer
Cambell Composer
Callis Composer
McIntosh Composer
Pennington Composer
Schiff Composer
Vallance Composer
Shipley Composer
Stegall Composer
Moroder Composer
Pigott Composer
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