Can't believe there is no track listing on Amazon.
So I made one. I really hope this helps you decide if this is the set for you.
If you see any mistakes just add a comment in the comments box and I will chamge it.
Track listing 1. White Lines - Grandmaster Flash 2. Word Up - Cameo 3. My Prerogative - Brown, Bobby 4. Push It - Salt-N-Pepa 5. Theme From S'express - S'Express 6. Ha Take On Me - a-ha 7. I Owe You Nothing - Bros 8. Never Gonna Give You Up - Astley, Rick 9. Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles 10. Sledge Frankie - Carr, Wynona 11. I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany 12. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Wilde, Kim 13. Money's Too Tight To Mention - Simply Red 14. Sweet Little Mystery - Wet Wet Wet 15. Wouldn't It Be Good - Kershaw, Nik 16. Venus - Bananarama 17. It's Raining Men - Weather Girls 18. Don't Leave Me This Way - Communards 19. Breakout - Swing Out Sister 20. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears for Fears
1. Tainted Love - Soft Cell 2. Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat 3. You Spin Me Round - Dead or Alive 4. Calling Your Name - Marilyn 5. Maniac - Sembello, Michael 6. Footloose - Loggins, Kenny 7. Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles 8. Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club 9. The Walk - Cure 10. Pop Muzik - M 11. Obsession - Animotion 12. Living On The Ceiling - Blancmange 13. Change Your Mind - Sharpe & Numan 14. Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung 15. Johnny Come Home - Fine Young Cannibals 16. Every Little Step - Brown, Bobby 17. Candy Girl - New Edition 18. Shake Your Thang - Salt-N-Pepa 19. Don't Turnaround - Aswad 20. Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
1. I Feel For You - Khan, Chaka 2. She Works Hard For The Money - Summer, Donna 3. Sleep Talk - Williams, Alyson 4. You Can't Hide Your Love - Joseph, David 5. Breakin.. There's No Stoppin' Us - Ollie & Jerry 6. Don't Stop The Music - Yarbrough & Peoples 7. The Message - Grandmaster Flash 8. Let's Get Serious - Jackson, Jermaine 9. Mama Used To Say - Junior 10. Cassanova - Allison, Levert 11. It's A Love Thing - Whispers 12. Get Down On It - Kool & the Gang 13. Love And Pride - King 14. Teardrops - Womack & Womack 15. Oops Upside Your Head - Gap Band 16. Upside Down - Ross, Diana 17. A Night To Remember - Shalamar 18. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates 19. Joanna - Kool & the Gang 20. All Night Long - Richie, Lionel
1. Stand And Deliver - Adam & The Ants 2. Going Underground - Jam 3. House Of Fun - Madness 4. Young At Heart - Bluebells 5. Happy Hour - Housemartins 6. World Shut Your Mouth - Cope, Julian 7. Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera 8. New Song - Jones, Howard 9. Look Of Love - ABC 10. Addicted To Love - Palmer, Robert 11. Poison Arrow - ABC 12. Lessons In Love - Level 42 13. Misfit - Curiosity Killed the Cat 14. Steppin Out - Jackson, Joe 15. I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Kershaw, Nik 16. Shout - Tears for Fears 17. Rhythm Of The Night - DeBarge 18. Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl 19. What Is Love - Jones, Howard 20. The Lady In Red - DeBurgh, Chris
1. Ace Of Spades - Motorhead 2. Real Wild Child - Pop, Iggy 3. Legs - ZZ Top 4. Reward - Teardrop Explodes 5. Town Called Malice - Jam 6. Eloise - Damned 7. Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners 8. I Wan't Your Love - Transvision Vamp 9. Swords Of A Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor 10. Doctor Doctor - Thompson Twins 11. I Found Someone - Cher 12. Things Can Only Get Better - Jones, Howard 13. Tempted - Squeeze 14. A New England - MacColl, Kirsty 15. Baggy Trousers - Madness 16. Love Shack - B-52's 17. Breakaway - Ullman, Tracey 18. Baby I Don't Care - Transvision Vamp 19. Do The Hucklebuck - Coast to Coast 20. Agadoo - Black Lace
I am a child of the 80's and love all the music that came from that decade. I've been looking for a good all-around collection of music and I think this fulfills that wish.
Out of 100 songs, if there are only half that you like, it's still a great collection. There are only a few songs that I don't really remember but that wasn't a problem for me. It's still really great to listen to and I've really enjoyed having it.
I makes me wish shoulder pads and big hair would come back into style again :).
As ever there are a couple of tracks that just shouldn't have been allowed first time round and should never ever be allowed to see the time of day again. However most are excellent - nostalgia kicks in and you're singing away. Good value for money!
Let's face it, any 80s compilation that has the brass neck to include 'Agadoo' amongst its track listings (albeit occupying the very last musical slot available) deserves at least a second look. If for no other reason than to see if something even worse has been shoved into one of the other discs. Although having said that, I rather like Black Lace's masterpiece. It's certainly a refeshing change to find it on one of these boxsets. It seems to have been at the expense of Nena and her 99 Balloons, a song whose presence as some kind of lucky charm on virtually every single 80s compilation seems to be the equivalent of getting the Queen to come and smash a bottle of Champagne over it. Weird.
Actually, there's no sign of 'Down Under' either. I must have thirty different copies of that track, thanks to my obsession with buying 80s compilation CDs. Ah, but we have another copy of 'Love and Pride' to soften that blow. And 'Come On Eileen'. And the quite marvellous but equally ubiquitous Bananarama number, 'Venus'. That's fine though, because a man can never have too many copies of that. Actually, as compilations go this one does stray from the well-beaten path in a really most agreeable way - the presence of Chris de Burgh's rather stomach-churning 'Lady In Red' being an obvious exception.
This collection is packed full of memorable and well-known 80s hits. Even the ones that are difficult to like will still be instantly recognisable. I'm seeing Chris de Burgh again there, but I really wish I wasn't. Diana Ross, let's talk about her. 'Upside Down' is probably the main reason why I bought this collection. It's a song with fairly naff lyrics, all things considered. But the music itself is out of this world. Especially the last sixty seconds or so of it. For some reason, no radio DJ currently in employment is able to resist yammering away over the course of that minute, so that you never actually hear the track properly all the way through. Unless, of course, you buy this boxset...
Being a child of the 80's and an obsessive collector of 80's compilations, I came across this collection. Reluctant to purchase another compilation of predictable hits, I viewed the track listing & was pleasantly surprised. All the usual stuff that everyone has a million times already, wasn't there as much, and was instead replaced with other tracks that are more harder to come by. Yes, there are one or two regulars that pop up, but there are some absolute hidden gems, pretty good considering that there are 100 songs across the 5 discs. Everyone will have their favourites (although anyone admitting to having 'agadoo' amongst their favourites has serious issues!). Personal favourites for me here include; Grandmaster Flash, Michael Sembello, Tom Tom Club, Sharpe & Numan, Alyson Williams, Ollie & Jerry (not heard in years!) & Levert. CD 3 is my favourite & could have been a compilation in it's own right! These are just a few of my favourites, but the whole set is packed with great stuff. As all my many 80's cd's go, this is up there with the best. The title & artwork is a little naff, which may cause a few people to overlook it, but well worth a go, put it on, remember when you never had a care in the world & enjoy!!
I bought this with 'I Grew Up In The 80s' CD and I have to say I have an extensive 80s collection now! This is 5 CDs with slightly varying genres and styles of music on each CD. Also, there are some more unusual song choices, which I liked. Definitely buy this if you want a good 80s collection.
OMG ! This album brought so many memories flooding back, only downside is I find it impossible to play it unless its blasting, nothing to do with the album its just so I can sing at the top of my voice without upsetting the neighbours !!! Really is a feel good album, HIGHLY recommended.