'80s Hits Back

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All Music Guide
'80s Hits Back is an enjoyable scattershot collection of 12 Top Ten hits from the '80s. The compilation doesn't follow any strict genre -- there are new wave hits like Oingo Boingo's "Weird Science," and Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance," Katrina & the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine," as well as late-'80s pop-soul like Was Not Was's "Walk the Dinosaur" and mainstream pop like Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy," and Wang Chung's "Everybody Have Fun Tonight." It's a fun collection, but it's not very cohesive. If you want to own just a few of these songs, it's a good purchase, but serious collectors should concentrate on more comprehensive collections like the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
'80s Hits Back is an enjoyable scattershot collection of 12 Top Ten hits from the '80s. The compilation doesn't follow any strict genre -- there are new wave hits like Oingo Boingo's "Weird Science," and Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance," Katrina & the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine," as well as late-'80s pop-soul like Was Not Was's "Walk the Dinosaur" and mainstream pop like Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy," and Wang Chung's "Everybody Have Fun Tonight." It's a fun collection, but it's not very cohesive. If you want to own just a few of these songs, it's a good purchase, but serious collectors should concentrate on more comprehensive collections like the 15-volume Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/2/1996
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 076744000446
  • Catalog Number: 40004

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals (3:37)
  2. 2 Walk the Dinosaur - Was (Not Was) (3:40)
  3. 3 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde (4:18)
  4. 4 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (2:46)
  5. 5 Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves (4:00)
  6. 6 One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx (3:19)
  7. 7 Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle (4:09)
  8. 8 Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung (4:49)
  9. 9 Cruel Summer - Bananarama (3:38)
  10. 10 Weird Science - Oingo Boingo (3:51)
  11. 11 Axel F. - Harold Faltermeyer (3:02)
  12. 12 The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades - Timbuk 3 (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bananarama Track Performer
Belinda Carlisle Track Performer
Fine Young Cannibals Track Performer
The Fixx Track Performer
Men Without Hats Track Performer
Oingo Boingo Track Performer
Timbuk 3 Track Performer
Wang Chung Track Performer
Was (Not Was) Track Performer
Katrina & the Waves Track Performer
Kim Wilde Track Performer
Harold Faltermeyer Track Performer
Technical Credits
Danny Elfman Producer
Fine Young Cannibals Producer
Rupert Hine Producer
Steve Bartek Producer
David Z. Producer
Ivan Dorschuk Composer
Siobhan Fahey Composer
Harold Faltermeyer Producer
Nick Feldman Composer
Dennis Herring Producer
Jack Hues Composer
Steve Jolley Composer, Producer
Andy McKaie Producer
Rick Nowels Arranger, Producer
Paul Staveley O'Duffy Producer
Tony Swain Composer, Producer
David Was Producer
Don Was Producer
Ricki Wilde Producer
Marc Durand Producer
Sarah Elizabeth Dallin Composer
Keren Woodward Composer
Bruce Resnikoff Executive Producer
Pat McDonald Composer
Peter Wolf Arranger, Composer, Producer
Grant Composer
Sarah Dallin Composer
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