Title   : The Greatest Hits of the 80s
Label   : Star Direct
Medium  : CD
TTime(1): 62:18
TTime(2): 63:10
TTime(3): 63:54
TTime(4): 61:29
Notes   : Song listing with copywrite info.
Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr.
Paid    : $12
Rank    : 3 out of 5.

Track Listing(1)
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Never Gonna Give You Up                Rick Astley
Manic Monday                           Bangles
C'est La Vie                           Robbie Nevil
Let's Go All the Way                   Sly Fox
Call Me                                Blondie
Is There Something I Should Know       Duran Duran
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now            Starship
Careless Whisper                       George Michael
Geno                                   Dexy's Midnight Runners
Total Eclipse of the Heart             Bonnie Tyler
Green Door                             Shakin' Stevens
Kayleigh                               Marillion
Vienna                                 Ultravox
Tell It To My Heart                    Taylor Dayne
Don't Dream It's Over                  Crowded House
The Final Countdown                    Europe

Track Listing(2)
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Walking On Sunshine                    Katrina and the Waves
Down Under                             Men at Work
Broken Wings                           Mr. Mister
Tonight I Celebrate My Love            Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
License to Kill                        Gladys Knight
If I Was                               Midge Urge
Our Lips Are Sealed                    Fun Boy Three
Girl You Know It's True                Milli Vanilli
Living in A Box                        Living In a Box
Kids In America                        Kim Wilde
Too Shy                                Kajagoogoo
French Kissing in the USA              Debbie Harry
Love Train                             Holly Johnson
Love Plus One                          Haircut 100
Making Your Mind Up                    Bucks Fizz
He Ain't My Heavy, He's My Brother     The Hollies

Track Listing(3)
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
The Power of Love                      Huey Lewis and the News
Running Up That Hill                   Kate Bush
Golden Brown                           The Stranglers
It Started With a Kiss                 Hot Chocolate
On Our Own                             Bobby Brown
Axel F                                 Harold Faltermeyer
Ghost Town                             The Specials
She Makes My Day                       Robert Palmer
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go            Wham
System Addict                          Five Star
Sexy Eyes                              Dr. Hook
Pass the Dutchie                       Musical Youth
Intuition                              Linx
Going Back to My Roots                 Odyssey
Love Changes (Everything)              Climie Fisher
Your Love Is King                      Sade

Track Listing(4)
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Give It Up                             K.C. and the Sunshine Band
Boxerbeat                              Jo Boxers
9 to 5                                 Sheena Easton
Crying                                 Don McLean
Letter From America                    The Proclaimers
All the Love in the World              Dionne Warwick
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love        David Grant &Jackie Graham
19                                     Paul Hardcastle
You Take Me Up                         Thompson Twins
I Think We're Alone Now                Tiffany
I Won't Let the Sun Go Down On Me      Nik Kershaw
True                                   Spandau Ballet
Sign Your Name                         Terence Trent D'arby
I Owe You Nothing                      Bros
Go Wild in the Country                 Bow Wow Wow
Crockett's Theme                       Jan Hammer

        This is a British Import 4 cd multiset, I ranked the set as a whole
since it's not available in any other way.  It's one of those large double cd
holders that has cd's on both sides of the inner divider, which is a nice use
of space in a cd rack, opposed to two large cd holders.  As a whole the set
isn't all that great, it's got a lot of soft songs (especially disc 4) and a
few songs that really just don't belong anywhere but the cutting room floor.
Maybe in the UK some of these songs were bigger, but "He Ain't My Heavy,
He's My Brother"?  Come on, it took over 25 years to cross that Atlantic? I
don't think so.  There's also some songs that sound very un-eighties, like
"Shakin' Stevens".  I might have scored the set higher if Milli Vanilli
hadn't been on it as well, that kind of put it over the edge for me.  The
first two discs in this set are pretty good, be prepared though to use the
skip button on a few tracks.The fourth cd is probably the worst, it has a lot
of overly soft songs, fluff like "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany and KC
and the Sunshine Band, whom were more of a seventies group. I also question
the inclusion of two not so great themes from movies, namely Bobby Brown's
"On Our Own" which isn't too bad really, the first movie soundtrack had
better songs, and Gladys Knight's "License to Kill", I just don't understand
why that's on here.  If you can score it cheap, I'd grab it, but I certainly
wouldn't pay normal import prices for a set like this.

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