Title   : The No. 1 Eighties Album
Label   : Polygram (Set No. 525 683-2)
Medium  : CD
TTime   : Disk 1 - 78:30  Disk 2 - 77:00
Notes   : Lists artists, songwriter, date of release and original label for
each song
Reviewer: Michael Elliot
Paid    : $31.95CDN (Import from the UK)
Rank    : 4.5 of 5

TITLE                                   ARTIST
-=-=-                                   -=-=-=-
Pride (In The Name Of Love)             U2
Wishing I Was Lucky                     Wet Wet Wet
Let's Dance                             David Bowie
Don't You (Forget About Me)             Simple Minds
Money For Nothing                       Dire Straits
Rio                                     Duran Duran
Everybody Wants To Rule The World       Tears For Fears
Life's What You Make It                 Talk Talk
I'm Still Standing                      Elton John
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go             Wham!
Relax                                   Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Mirror Man                              The Human League
Call Me                                 Blondie
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)         Eurythmics
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes           Ultravox
Only You                                Yazoo
Souvenir                                Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark
Sometimes                               Erasure
Wouldn't It Be Good                     Nik Kershaw
True Faith                              New Order

TITLE                                   ARTIST
-=-=-                                   -=-=-=-
Take On Me                              A-HA
Road To Nowhere                         Talking Heads
Beat Surrender                          The Jam
Rebel Yell                              Billy Idol
Fields Of Fire                          Big Country
Let My People Go-Go                     The Rainmakers
Living In A Box                         Living In A Box
The Killing Moon                        Echo And The Bunnymen
She Drives Me Crazy                     Fine Young Cannibals
Oblivious                               Aztec Camera
This Charming Man                       The Smiths
Tainted Love                            Soft Cell
Kiss Me                                 Steven "Tin Tin" Duffy
The Model                               Kraftwerk
Walk Like An Egyptian                   Bangles
Centrefold                              J. Geils Band
Time (Clock Of The Heart)               Culture Club
Slave To Love                           Bryan Ferry
(I Just) Died In Your Arms              Cutting Crew
Little Lies                             Fleetwood Mac
True                                    Spandau Ballet


The two discs in this set provide an excellent overview of pop music in
the '80's.  From technopop (Yazoo) to the new romantics (Spandau Ballet),
from one hit wonders (Living In A Box) to artists who are still putting
out hits today (U2), its all here.  It gets a special mention for using
more obscure songs from bands whose biggest hits already turn up on other
compilation discs.  For example, they feature Big Country's hard to find
Fields of Fire rather than In A Big Country.  I was especially glad to
find Nik Kershaw's "Wouldn't It Be Good" and the song I feel is most
definitive of the sounds of the Eighties, Soft Cell's "Tainted Love", in
this set.  If these discs had featured 3 more songs (Howard Jones' "New
Song", The Psychedelic Furs' "Heaven" and The Smiths "How Soon Is Now"  I
would have rated it 5 out of 5, and declared it to be the best
compilation album yet.

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