Now That's What I Call the 80s

Now That's What I Call the 80s

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The Now That's What I Call Music! series turns its attention to pop music of the past with this compilation of '80s hits. Now That's What I Call the 80s plays just like you'd expect a Now collection of '80s songs to, serving up the decade's biggest, most obvious hits from its definitive stars and styles. That's far from a bad thing, though --…  See more details below

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The Now That's What I Call Music! series turns its attention to pop music of the past with this compilation of '80s hits. Now That's What I Call the 80s plays just like you'd expect a Now collection of '80s songs to, serving up the decade's biggest, most obvious hits from its definitive stars and styles. That's far from a bad thing, though -- aside from Prince's glaring omission, the album packs in a lot of favorite '80s songs, including Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," and Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." Obviously, it's not an in-depth compilation, but Now That's What I Call the 80s is fine for anyone who just wants a sampling of the decade's quintessential tracks.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2008
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886972278421
catalogNumber:
722784
Rank:
10557

Tracks

  1. Billie Jean  - Michael Jackson
  2. Uptown Girl
  3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go  -  Wham!
  4. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  5. Hungry Like the Wolf  -  Duran Duran
  6. Don't You (Forget About Me)
  7. One Thing Leads to Another  -  Fixx
  8. Abracadabra  -  Steve Miller Band
  9. Shakedown  - Bob Seger
  10. Every Breath You Take  -  Police
  11. Here I Go Again
  12. Eye of the Tiger  -  Survivor
  13. Rockit  - Herbie Hancock
  14. Let's Dance
  15. Who Can It Be Now?
  16. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  17. Jessie's Girl
  18. Heaven
  19. What About Love?  -  Heart
  20. Total Eclipse of the Heart

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
George Michael   Composer
Rick Springfield   Composer
Sting   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Bill Laswell   Composer
Frank Sullivan   Composer
Keith Forsey   Composer
Robert Hazard   Composer
Bernie Marsden   Composer
Jim Peterik   Composer
Jim Steinman   Composer
Andy Taylor   Composer
Alfie Agius   Composer
Michael Beinhorn   Composer
David Coverdale   Composer
Cy Curnin   Composer
Harold Faltermeyer   Composer
Colin Hay   Composer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Roland Orzabal   Composer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
Steve Schiff   Composer
Bob Seger   Composer
Ian Stanley   Composer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Jamie West-Oram   Composer
Adam Woods   Composer

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Now That's What I Call the 80s 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was surprised that they did a Now '80s compilation, even though they're more focused on current 2007-2008 hits. This is a dream collection of the best songs from the '80s. Michael Jackson was the right one to start it off with Billie Jean and after that is a nonstop party collection of hits from Cyndi Lauper to The Fixx to Simple Minds to Wham! to Whitesnake to Rick Springfield to Heart to Bryan Adams to Herbie Hancock's Rockit to Bonnie Tyler and so forth! I still love these records a good 20 to 25 years later! They still sound fresh to this day! But keep in mind that I also listen to these songs in a current way, such as, How would these songs sound today in 2008? Not reduce myself to nostalgia tactics. The CD is well mastered and crisp with the sounds! For the '80s listeners, please get multiple copies for your friends. For today's audiences so fixed into Rihanna, Lil' Wayne, Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus, here is a chance to hear these artists' musical influences. It's not all slick sounds that they're into. Yes, some big names they left out, but this is the best '80s collection that I've seen in recent times!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What? No Madonna or Prince? Something is seriously missing here. I know it's difficult to get all songs onto one disc, but, come on!