The Pop Years: 1980-1981

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Pop Years, a series from the U.K.-based Demon label, continues into the '80s with a two-disc set covering 1980 and 1981. As usual, each inclusion reached the Top 40 of the U.K. pop chart, and Demon has a healthy disregard for what is and what is not perceived as cool -- there's no other way to explain the presence of John Foxx ("Underpass") and REO Speedwagon ("Keep on Loving You") on the same set. So, there's a true reflection of popular music from each year in question, and there is no emphasis on any one genre. Among the Top Ten hits included here are Earth, Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove," Sugar Minott's "Good Thing Going," Adam & the Ants' "Kings of the Wild ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Pop Years, a series from the U.K.-based Demon label, continues into the '80s with a two-disc set covering 1980 and 1981. As usual, each inclusion reached the Top 40 of the U.K. pop chart, and Demon has a healthy disregard for what is and what is not perceived as cool -- there's no other way to explain the presence of John Foxx ("Underpass") and REO Speedwagon ("Keep on Loving You") on the same set. So, there's a true reflection of popular music from each year in question, and there is no emphasis on any one genre. Among the Top Ten hits included here are Earth, Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove," Sugar Minott's "Good Thing Going," Adam & the Ants' "Kings of the Wild Frontier," and Altered Images' "Happy Birthday."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2009
  • Label: Crimson Productions
  • UPC: 654378601620
  • Catalog Number: 7860162

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Over The World - Electric Light Orchestra (4:04)
  2. 2 Kiss On My List (4:22)
  3. 3 Funkin' For Jamaica - Tom Browne (3:27)
  4. 4 Let Me Talk - Earth, Wind & Fire (4:09)
  5. 5 Bourgie', Bourgie' - Gladys Knight & the Pips (3:32)
  6. 6 Use It Up And Wear It Out - Odyssey (4:55)
  7. 7 Let's Go Round Again - The Average White Band (4:07)
  8. 8 Gotta Pull Myself Together - The Nolans (2:44)
  9. 9 Marie Marie - Shakin' Stevens (2:45)
  10. 10 What's Another Year? - Johnny Logan (3:10)
  11. 11 All Out Of Love - Air Supply (3:54)
  12. 12 My Oh My - Sad Café (3:56)
  13. 13 January February - Barbara Dickson (3:44)
  14. 14 Living By Numbers - New Musik (3:28)
  15. 15 My World - Secret Affair (3:39)
  16. 16 Runaway Boys - Stray Cats (3:00)
  17. 17 Breaking The Law - Judas Priest (2:35)
  18. 18 Underpass - John Foxx (3:55)
  19. 19 Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) - MASH (2:52)
  20. 20 Crying - Don McLean (3:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Happy Birthday - Altered Images (3:00)
  2. 2 Kings Of The Wild Frontier - Adam and the Ants (3:55)
  3. 3 Rock This Town - Stray Cats (2:39)
  4. 4 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut 100 (3:05)
  5. 5 Japanese Boy - Aneka (3:54)
  6. 6 Star - Kiki Dee (3:15)
  7. 7 The Land Of Make Believe - Bucks Fizz (3:46)
  8. 8 Good Thing Going (We've Got A Good Thing Going) - Sugar Minott (3:33)
  9. 9 Can You Feel It - The Jacksons (3:50)
  10. 10 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire (3:32)
  11. 11 Gangsters Of The Groove - Heatwave (4:02)
  12. 12 I'm In Love - Evelyn "Champagne" King (5:02)
  13. 13 Going Back To My Roots - Odyssey (5:26)
  14. 14 Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters (3:47)
  15. 15 How 'bout Us - Champaign (4:34)
  16. 16 Quiet Life - Japan (4:48)
  17. 17 Einstein A Go-Go - Landscape (3:00)
  18. 18 Twilight Café - Susan Fassbender (3:21)
  19. 19 Is Vic There? - Department S (3:03)
  20. 20 Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon (3:18)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Altered Images Composer
Brian Setzer Composer
The Corporation Composer
Halford Composer
Fassbender Composer
Heaton Composer
Sylvian Composer
Ashford Composer
Linzer Composer
Findon Composer
Downing Composer
Altman Composer
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