There's a school of thought saying that first hits are often the best songs, as not only did the artist feel it should be promoted first, it has also been a success entirely on the merits of the song itself - rather than simply because people already know the artist. Inevitably, lots of people fail to follow up with another big hit, and this collection contains 30 years worth of such tracks.
There is a nice variety of styles on here. Pure pop tracks inevitably lead the way, ranging from Nena's peace anthem of sorts 99 Red Balloons to Chesney Hawkes' The One & Only and Shocking Blue's Venus.
There is however some fairly sophistocated stuff on here, the type where its surprising that the artists never eappeared to any merit. The soulful touches of Charles & Eddie make for a classic tucked away near the end, with other favourites including the likes of I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight, classic radio rocker Breakfast At Tiffany's, and Baggy anthem Can You Dig It?
In my mind a few cheesy tracks drag it down, things such as Macarena, Mambo No 5 and the infamous gay antyhem It's Raining Men not being even slightly to my taste, and they've been on plenty of compliations before. Also, I'd've chosen a few things such as Mr Big's To Be With You and Tasmin Archer's Sleeping Satellite, but I guess this is personal taste.