Totally '80s For Kids

Totally '80s For Kids

     
 

Among the things that parents wish for their children, along with success and happiness, of course, is that they will like the same music as their elders, a wish in most cases destined to remain unfulfilled. Nevertheless, hope springs eternal, and Hip-O Records, a reissue arm of Universal Music, tries to further that hope (and resell some old music) with TotallySee more details below

Overview

Among the things that parents wish for their children, along with success and happiness, of course, is that they will like the same music as their elders, a wish in most cases destined to remain unfulfilled. Nevertheless, hope springs eternal, and Hip-O Records, a reissue arm of Universal Music, tries to further that hope (and resell some old music) with Totally '80s for Kids, a sampler of danceable pop music from a decade when many of the parents of the 2000s were forming their musical taste. It was the high era of synth pop and MTV, when a second British Invasion (more than half the artists here are British) swept the country on a wave of squiggly electronic pulses played by people with a lot of stiff stuff in their hair. This edition in the Universal Music Family series proclaims on the cover that it is right for "ages 2+," but there really isn't any children's music on the disc. Granted, novelty hits like Wang Chung's "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" and Trio's "Da Da Da" probably can be appreciated just as well by toddlers as by their parents or babysitters. And the album maintains a constant peppy beat from Kool & the Gang's multipurpose hit "Celebration" to Dexys Midnight Runners' closing cover of Van Morrison's "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)."

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2008
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0600753100158
catalogNumber:
001154602

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Composer,Producer
Joe Jackson   Composer,Producer
Deodato   Composer,Producer
Rupert Hine   Producer
Clive Langer   Producer
Alfie Agius   Composer
Steve Bartek   Producer
Mark Bedford   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
Cy Curnin   Composer
David Z.   Producer
Harold Faltermeyer   Composer,Producer
Nick Feldman   Composer
Martin Fry   Composer
Rupert Greenall   Composer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Jack Hues   Composer
David Kershenbaum   Producer
Robert "Spike" Mickens   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Richard Perry   Producer
Kevin Rowland   Producer
Charles Smith   Composer
Graham "Suggs" McPherson   Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Composer
Lee Thompson   Composer
Klaus Voormann   Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Jamie West-Oram   Composer
Alan Winstanley   Producer
Adam Woods   Composer
Roland Gift   Composer
Carl "Chas Smash" Smyth   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Simon Oxley   Illustrations

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