Essential 80s: Classic Eighties

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Sony Music's three-disc Essential: The 80s collection hits mostly high notes in its quest to chronicle pop music's most polarizing decade. Being a U.K. release, the compilation draws heavily on English radio hits like "Blue Hat for a Blue Day" (Nick Heyward), "Happy Birthday" (Altered Images), and "Boxerbeat" (Jo Boxers), but there are enough international hits from the likes of Toto ("Africa"), the Bangles ("Eternal Flame"), and Ray Parker, Jr. ("Ghostbusters") to fuel 100 nostalgic late-night dance parties worldwide.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Sony Music's three-disc Essential: The 80s collection hits mostly high notes in its quest to chronicle pop music's most polarizing decade. Being a U.K. release, the compilation draws heavily on English radio hits like "Blue Hat for a Blue Day" (Nick Heyward), "Happy Birthday" (Altered Images), and "Boxerbeat" (Jo Boxers), but there are enough international hits from the likes of Toto ("Africa"), the Bangles ("Eternal Flame"), and Ray Parker, Jr. ("Ghostbusters") to fuel 100 nostalgic late-night dance parties worldwide.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2009
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 886975824021
  • Catalog Number: 7582402
  • Sales rank: 149,020

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 99 Red Balloons - Nena (3:52)
  2. 2 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (3:48)
  3. 3 Down Under (3:40)
  4. 4 Ghostbusters (3:59)
  5. 5 It's Raining Men (3:32)
  6. 6 Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (3:57)
  7. 7 Rain or Shine - 5 Star (4:00)
  8. 8 Dignity (4:01)
  9. 9 Puss'n Boots (3:53)
  10. 10 True Colors (3:48)
  11. 11 Alone Without You - King (3:36)
  12. 12 Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car (4:45)
  13. 13 It Doesn't Have to Be This Way (4:03)
  14. 14 John Wayne Is Big Leggy (3:22)
  15. 15 When Love Breaks Down (4:07)
  16. 16 Dream to Sleep - H2O (3:55)
  17. 17 The First Picture of You - Lotus Eaters (3:39)
  18. 18 Einstein a Go-Go - Landscape (3:01)
  19. 19 Brilliant Mind - Furniture (3:42)
  20. 20 Is This Love? (3:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Walk Right Now - The Jacksons (6:26)
  2. 2 Never Too Much (3:51)
  3. 3 Theme from S'Express (3:56)
  4. 4 You Got It (The Right Stuff) (4:10)
  5. 5 Eternal Flame (3:57)
  6. 6 Fantastic Day - Haircut 100 (3:14)
  7. 7 That's the Way (I Like It) (3:06)
  8. 8 Boxerbeat - JoBoxers (3:04)
  9. 9 So Macho (3:25)
  10. 10 Tell It to My Heart (3:38)
  11. 11 Let's Hear It for the Boy (4:17)
  12. 12 I'm Doing Fine Now (3:33)
  13. 13 Jump (For My Love) (3:59)
  14. 14 See the Day (4:21)
  15. 15 Lovely Day (4:11)
  16. 16 Inside Out - Odyssey (3:51)
  17. 17 Who's Zoomin' Who? (4:43)
  18. 18 Maneater - John Oates (4:03)
  19. 19 Wishing Wel - Terence Trent D'Arby (3:31)
  20. 20 Together Forever (3:26)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Love of the Common People - Paul Young (3:40)
  2. 2 Prince Charming - Adam and the Ants (3:18)
  3. 3 Drop the Boy - Bros (3:50)
  4. 4 Happy Birthday (2:59)
  5. 5 You Take Me Up (4:08)
  6. 6 (Feels Like) Heaven - Factory Fiction (3:30)
  7. 7 I Ran (3:41)
  8. 8 My Favourite Waste of Time (3:27)
  9. 9 Blue Hat for a Blue Day (4:02)
  10. 10 Go Wild in the Country (3:00)
  11. 11 Keep on Loving You (3:21)
  12. 12 Jessie's Girl (3:16)
  13. 13 Africa - Toto (4:55)
  14. 14 You're the Voice - John Farnham (5:01)
  15. 15 Carrie - Europe (4:31)
  16. 16 Kyrie - Mr. Mister (4:15)
  17. 17 Hold on Tigh - Electric Light Orchestra (3:08)
  18. 18 Givei It Up - KC & the Sunshine Band (4:10)
  19. 19 Poison (4:31)
  20. 20 Dead Ringer for Love (4:23)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Adam Ant Composer
Phil Collins Producer
Marshall Crenshaw Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
Nick Heyward Composer, Producer
Susanna Hoffs Composer
Cyndi Lauper Producer
Jeff Lynne Composer, Producer
Billy Ocean Composer
Rick Springfield Composer
Luther Vandross Composer, Producer
Peter Manning Robinson Producer
Paul Jabara Producer
Daryl Hall Composer, Producer
Jim Peterik Composer, Producer
Bob Sargeant Producer
Davitt Sigerson Producer
Phil Thornalley Producer
Matt Aitken Composer, Producer
Tom Bailey Composer, Producer
Thom Bell Composer
Richard James Burgess Composer, Producer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey Composer
Bob Clearmountain Producer
Kevin Cronin Composer
Paul DeVilliers Producer
Mark Dearnley Producer
Kevin Elson Producer
Geoff Emerick Producer
Bob Esty Producer
Richard Finch Composer
Ross Fraser Producer
Preston Glass Composer
Mick Glossop Producer
Nigel Gray Producer
Clare Grogan Composer
Colin Hay Composer
Chris Heaton Composer
Mike Howlett Producer
Chris Hughes Producer
John Hurley Composer
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Neil Kernon Producer
D.C. Lee Composer
Billy Livsey Composer, Producer
Marco Pirroni Composer
Johnny McElhone Composer
Peter McIan Producer
Narada Michael Walden Composer
Alison Moyet Composer
John Oates Composer, Producer
Sean Oliver Composer
David Paich Composer
Jeff Porcaro Composer
Andy Pask Composer
Richard Perry Producer
Lennie Petze Producer
Greg Phillinganes Producer
Dean Pitchford Composer
Martin Rushent Producer
Alex Sadkin Producer
Skip Scarborough Composer
Marti Sharron Composer
Peter Sinfield Composer
Gary Skardina Composer
Maurice Starr Composer, Producer
Billy Steinberg Composer
Ron Strykert Composer
Joey Tempest Composer
Brian Tench Producer
Rick Wake Producer
Martyn Ware Producer
Ronnie Wilkins Composer
Peter Wilson Producer
David Wolff Producer
Pascal Gabriel Producer
Ernie Gold Composer
Paddy McAloon Composer
Buster Pearson Producer
Brian Robson Producer
Robert Howard Composer
Jesse Rae Composer
Ricky Ross Composer
Jimmy Douglas Producer
Stephen Michell Composer
Sherman Marshall Composer
Seth Swirsky Composer
Jean Guiot Composer, Producer
Kevin Patterson Composer
Peter Thorns Composer
Nicky Graham Producer
Thomas Snow Composer
Eddie Jordan Composer
Peter Alan Waterman Composer, Producer
Owen Paul Producer
R. Finch Producer
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