Big Hits of the 80's

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As a budget-priced collection goes, EMI-Capitol Special Markets' Big Hits of the '80s is quite nice. Many budget-line collections stop at ten or 12 tracks, and occasionally contain remakes. Big Hits of the '80s doesn't skimp -- it has 20 tracks, all in their original hit versions. There might not be many surprises among those 20, but since it contains hits like "Mickey," "Centerfold, " "C'est La Vie, " "Abracadabra, " "Promises, Promises, " "Don't Dream It's Over, " "Only the Lonely, " "Never Surrender, " "Mary's Prayer, " "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone), " "Walking on Sunshine, " "Miss Me Blind, " "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" and "Don't Shed a Tear, " it's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As a budget-priced collection goes, EMI-Capitol Special Markets' Big Hits of the '80s is quite nice. Many budget-line collections stop at ten or 12 tracks, and occasionally contain remakes. Big Hits of the '80s doesn't skimp -- it has 20 tracks, all in their original hit versions. There might not be many surprises among those 20, but since it contains hits like "Mickey," "Centerfold, " "C'est La Vie, " "Abracadabra, " "Promises, Promises, " "Don't Dream It's Over, " "Only the Lonely, " "Never Surrender, " "Mary's Prayer, " "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone), " "Walking on Sunshine, " "Miss Me Blind, " "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" and "Don't Shed a Tear, " it's certainly an entertaining listen that's well worth its budget price.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/1998
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 724381947128
  • Catalog Number: 19471
  • Sales rank: 64,157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mickey - Toni Basil (4:14)
  2. 2 Centerfold - J. Geils Band (3:37)
  3. 3 C'Est la Vie - Robbie Nevil (3:29)
  4. 4 Rock Me Tonite - Billy Squier (4:57)
  5. 5 Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band (3:40)
  6. 6 Promised, Promises - Naked Eyes (3:50)
  7. 7 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House (3:55)
  8. 8 Only the Lonely - The Motels (3:16)
  9. 9 Never Surrender - Corey Hart (4:26)
  10. 10 Mary's Prayer (3:49)
  11. 11 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger (4:07)
  12. 12 Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves (4:00)
  13. 13 Miss Me Blind - Culture Club (4:32)
  14. 14 Morning Train (Nine to Five) - Sheena Easton (3:21)
  15. 15 Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz (3:30)
  16. 16 (I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew (4:35)
  17. 17 Don't Shed a Tear - Paul Carrack (3:44)
  18. 18 Get It on (Bang a Gong) - The Power Station (3:46)
  19. 19 Destination Unknown - Missing Persons (3:35)
  20. 20 Election Day - Arcadia (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Arcadia Track Performer
Paul Carrack Track Performer
Crowded House Track Performer
Culture Club Track Performer
Cutting Crew Track Performer
Danny Wilson Track Performer
Sheena Easton Track Performer
J. Geils Band Track Performer
Johnny Hates Jazz Track Performer
Missing Persons Track Performer
The Motels Track Performer
Naked Eyes Track Performer
Robbie Nevil Track Performer
The Power Station Track Performer
Billy Squier Track Performer
Corey Hart Track Performer
Katrina & the Waves Track Performer
Glass Tiger Track Performer
Toni Basil Track Performer
Steve Miller Track Performer
Technical Credits
Lowell Fulson Composer
Boy George Composer
Robbie Nevil Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Glass Tiger Composer
Eddie Schwartz Composer
Terry Bozzio Composer
G. Clark Composer
Mikey Craig Composer
Warren Cuccurullo Composer
Roy Hay Composer
Simon LeBon Composer
Steve Miller Composer
Phil Pickett Composer
Nick Rhodes Composer
Duncan Pain Composer
Jon Moss Composer
Mark Holding Composer
Ferdinand Washington Composer
George O'Dowd Composer
Roger Taylor Composer
Grant Composer
Datchler Composer
Nicholas Van Eede Composer
Florri Palmer Composer
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