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VH1: The Big 80's Christmas

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
VH1: The Big 80's Christmas rounds up 15 holiday songs from the decade, most of which are original compositions. Some of the highlights include David Bowie's collaboration with Bing Crosby on "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" and the Ramones' "Merry Christmas I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight," along with other noteworthy songs such as the Alarm's cover of John Lennon's "Happy Christmas War Is Over," Los Lobos' rendition of "Rudolph the Manic Reindeer," and Hall and Oates' "Jingle Bell Rock." A bit more fun and playful than your ordinary holiday collection, VH1: The Big 80's Christmas is primarily intended for anyone who remembers the '80s as being a strange yet ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
VH1: The Big 80's Christmas rounds up 15 holiday songs from the decade, most of which are original compositions. Some of the highlights include David Bowie's collaboration with Bing Crosby on "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" and the Ramones' "Merry Christmas I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight," along with other noteworthy songs such as the Alarm's cover of John Lennon's "Happy Christmas War Is Over," Los Lobos' rendition of "Rudolph the Manic Reindeer," and Hall and Oates' "Jingle Bell Rock." A bit more fun and playful than your ordinary holiday collection, VH1: The Big 80's Christmas is primarily intended for anyone who remembers the '80s as being a strange yet charismatic decade, qualities this collection surely illustrates.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2001
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227438128
  • Catalog Number: 74381

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Christmas Is the Time to Say "I Love You" (2:52)
  2. 2 Jingle Bell Rock (2:04)
  3. 3 Christmas Wrapping (5:22)
  4. 4 Please Come Home for Christmas (3:06)
  5. 5 Thank God It's Christmas - Queen (4:25)
  6. 6 2000 Miles - Pretenders (3:34)
  7. 7 Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie (2:39)
  8. 8 December Will Be Magic Again (4:51)
  9. 9 Christmas Day - Squeeze (3:51)
  10. 10 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (3:04)
  11. 11 Rock and Roll Christmas - George Thorogood & the Destroyers (3:25)
  12. 12 Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) (2:06)
  13. 13 Rudolph the Manic Reindeer - Los Lobos (1:58)
  14. 14 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - The Alarm (3:42)
  15. 15 Twelve Days of Christmas (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob & Doug McKenzie Track Performer
Bing Crosby Track Performer
Pat Benatar Track Performer
Kate Bush Track Performer
Daryl Hall & John Oates Track Performer
The Ramones Track Performer
The Smithereens Track Performer
Billy Squier Track Performer
The Waitresses Track Performer
George Thorogood & the Destroyers Track Performer
Technical Credits
Brian May Composer
Roger Taylor Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Dennis Davis Composer
Ian Fraser Composer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Henry Onorati Composer
Jason Rand Art Direction
Dave Schultz Remastering
Lorna Stovall Art Direction
Larry Grossman Composer
Shawn Amos Editorial Coordinator
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