Hit Me With Your 80's Box

Hit Me With Your 80's Box

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Hip-O's three-disc set Hit Me with Your 80's Box improves upon its predecessor, the successful I Want My 80's Box, with a greater emphasis on the decade's soul and dance hits -- remember Cameo, Billy Ocean, and Atlantic Starr? -- alongside nostalgic nods to Hall & Oates ("Maneater"), Billy Idol ("Rebel Yell"), DuranSee more details below

Overview

Hip-O's three-disc set Hit Me with Your 80's Box improves upon its predecessor, the successful I Want My 80's Box, with a greater emphasis on the decade's soul and dance hits -- remember Cameo, Billy Ocean, and Atlantic Starr? -- alongside nostalgic nods to Hall & Oates ("Maneater"), Billy Idol ("Rebel Yell"), Duran Duran ("Hungry like the Wolf"), and the Bangles ("Walk like an Egyptian").

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Hit Me With Your 80's Box! is a sequel to Hip-O's previous three-disc compilation, I Want My 80's Box!, released six months earlier, and like its predecessor, it contains 42 pop singles chart entries from the 1980s, most of them released between 1981 and 1986, and all of them familiar to anyone who watched MTV in those years. In its first five years of existence following its premiere on August 1, 1981, MTV, which broadcast music videos pretty much 24 hours a day (as opposed to the varied programming that characterized the network 20 years later), heavily influenced the pop charts, contributing to the success of a raft of videogenic stars such as Duran Duran, Rick Springfield, and Billy Idol, all of whom are featured here. The set is not quite as hit-laden as I Want My 80's Box!, which contained 35 Top Ten hits, among them 15 chart-toppers; the statistics here are 31 Top Tens, of which ten went to number one. But the orientation is still the same -- the trendy dance-pop music of the first half of the '80s. Tracks have been licensed from all of the major labels, overcoming one of the usual problems with compilations. But other typical weaknesses remain. The sequencing makes no particular sense, though it moves in very rough chronological order, such that the early-'80s tracks are on the first disc and the third disc contains a track (Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam") that actually peaked in the charts in early 1990. And the selection consists of recordings that are compiled over and over, the big hits of lots of minor artists rather than big stars. So, this is not a comprehensive collection of the decade's most popular music. But if you grew up in the '80s, there's plenty here to enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/29/2002
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0731458537922
catalogNumber:
585379

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Brass in Pocket  -  Pretenders
  2. Jessie's Girl  - Rick Springfield
  3. Maneater
  4. Super Freak, Pt. 1  - Rick James
  5. Down Under  -  Men at Work
  6. Stray Cat Strut  -  Stray Cats
  7. Goody Two Shoes  - Adam Ant
  8. I Know What Boys Like  -  Waitresses
  9. The Safety Dance  -  Men Without Hats
  10. Mr. Telephone Man  -  New Edition
  11. Somebody's Watching Me  -  Rockwell
  12. Whip It  -  Devo
  13. I Ran  -  Flock of Seagulls
  14. Hungry Like the Wolf  -  Duran Duran

Disc 2

  1. Rebel Yell  - Billy Idol
  2. We're Not Gonna Take It  -  Twisted Sister
  3. The Warrior  - Patty Smyth
  4. Drive  -  Cars
  5. Jeopardy  - Greg Kihn
  6. Jump (For My Love)  -  Pointer Sisters
  7. Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)  - Billy Ocean
  8. Easy Lover  - Phil Collins
  9. Cruel Summer  -  Bananarama
  10. She Blinded Me With Science  - Thomas Dolby
  11. No More Words  -  Berlin
  12. Major Tom (Coming Home)  - Peter Schilling
  13. True  -  Spandau Ballet
  14. Broken Wings  -  Mister

Disc 3

  1. Walking on Sunshine  -  Katrina & the Waves
  2. Miami Vice Theme  - Jan Hammer
  3. You Belong to the City  - Glenn Frey
  4. No One Is to Blame  - Howard Jones
  5. Holding Back the Years  -  Simply Red
  6. Nightshift  -  Commodores
  7. Oh Sheila  -  Ready for the World
  8. Word Up!  -  Cameo
  9. Pump Up the Jam  -  Technotronic
  10. Something About You  -  Level 42
  11. Breakout  -  Swing Out Sister
  12. Walk Like an Egyptian  -  Bangles
  13. Heaven Is a Place on Earth  - Belinda Carlisle
  14. Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)  -  Cinderella

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Philip Bailey   Track Performer
Bananarama   Track Performer
Bangles   Track Performer
Cameo   Track Performer
Belinda Carlisle   Track Performer
Commodores   Track Performer
Thomas Dolby   Track Performer
Duran Duran   Track Performer
Flock of Seagulls   Track Performer
Daryl Hall & John Oates   Track Performer
Billy Idol   Track Performer
Greg Kihn   Track Performer
Men at Work   Track Performer
Men Without Hats   Track Performer
Billy Ocean   Track Performer
Pointer Sisters   Track Performer
Simply Red   Track Performer
Rick Springfield   Track Performer
Stray Cats   Track Performer
Swing Out Sister   Track Performer
Technotronic   Track Performer
Twisted Sister   Track Performer
Waitresses   Track Performer
Katrina & the Waves   Track Performer
Patty Smyth   Track Performer
Howard Jones   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Wally Badarou   Producer
Adam Ant   Composer,Producer
Cars   Producer
Phil Collins   Composer,Producer
Devo   Producer
Dave Edmunds   Producer
Rick James   Producer
Level 42   Producer
Mister   Producer
Ready for the World   Producer
Rockwell   Producer
Peter Schilling   Composer,Producer
Swing Out Sister   Composer
Jan Hammer   Composer,Producer
Katrina & the Waves   Producer
Jo Bogaert   Producer
Keith Forsey   Producer
Daryl Hall   Composer,Producer
Mark King   Composer
Andy Taylor   Composer
Franne Golde   Composer
Larry Blackmon   Composer,Producer
Spandau Ballet   Producer
Allan Blazek   Producer
Eric Brittingham   Producer
Chris Butler   Producer
Pat Collier   Producer
John Crawford   Composer
Paul DeVilliers   Producer
Keith Diamond   Producer
Ivan Dorschuk   Composer
Nathan East   Composer
Elliott Federman   Mastering
Glenn Frey   Producer
Boon Gould   Composer
Brian Howe   Composer
Mike Howlett   Producer
Tomi Jenkins   Composer
Andy Johns   Producer
Steve Jolley   Producer
David Kahne   Producer
Tom Keifer   Producer
Neil Kernon   Producer
Dennis Lambert   Composer,Producer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Scott Litt   Producer
Marco Pirroni   Composer,Producer
Robert Margouleff   Producer
Bob Mothersbaugh   Composer
Kurt Munkasci   Producer
Alan Myers   Composer
Rick Nowels   Producer
Paul Staveley O'Duffy   Producer
John Oates   Composer,Producer
Keith Olsen   Producer
Walter Orange   Composer
Hugh Padgham   Producer
Richard Perry   Producer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
Armin Sabol   Producer
Dee Snider   Composer
Tony Swain   Producer
John Taylor   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Terry Thomas   Composer
Colin Thurston   Producer
Tom Werman   Producer
Richie Zito   Producer
Waves   Producer
Dolby Robertson   Producer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Mike Chapman   Producer
Kevin Flaherty   Liner Notes,Essay
Robert Casale   Composer
Stephen Michell   Composer
David Lodge   Composer
Sara Allen   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Producer
Robin Schwartz   Licensing
Jo Kerr   Composer
Roger Taylor   Composer
Grant   Composer
Mark Lindup   Composer
Sarah Dallin   Composer
Thomas Morgan   Producer

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