Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Take On Me
a‐ha 4.4 3:48
2 Girls on Film
Duran Duran 4 3:30
3 Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
Ultravox 4 4:06
4 True
Spandau Ballet 4 6:30
5 Like to Get to Know You Well
Howard Jones 5 4:01
6 Our House
Madness 5 3:13
7 Thorn in My Side
Eurythmics 3.65 4:14
8 Never Can Say Goodbye
The Communards 4 4:28
9 A Good Heart
Feargal Sharkey 5 4:40
10 Don't Get Me Wrong
The Pretenders 4.5 3:49
11 Fade to Grey
Visage 5 3:51
12 Johnny Come Home
Fine Young Cannibals 5 3:37
13 Kids in America
Kim Wilde 4.5 3:26
14 Big in Japan
Alphaville 4 4:45
15 Only You
The Flying Pickets 3:25
16 Sowing the Seeds of Love
Tears for Fears 4.35 6:17
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Blue Eyes
Elton John 1 3:26
2 Running Up That Hill
Kate Bush 4 5:00
3 Stuck With You
Huey Lewis & The News 5 4:28
4 Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick Astley 4.9 3:34
5 Respectable
Mel & Kim 5:42
6 Whose Side Are You On?
Matt Bianco 4:35
7 Private Dancer
Tina Turner 4.5 7:13
8 These Dreams
Heart 5 4:16
9 The Look
Roxette 3.75 4:00
10 Moonlight Shadow
Mike Oldfield 4.8 3:36
11 Straight Up
Paula Abdul 5 4:12
12 Out of Touch
Hall & Oates 5 4:22
13 Heartbreaker
Dionne Warwick 4:19
14 Avalon
Roxy Music 4.5 4:16
15 Twist in My Sobriety
Tanita Tikaram 5 4:52
16 Brother Louie
Modern Talking 3:41

Credits

CD 1

Hammond organ:
Ian Stanley (track 16)
bass guitar:
John McKenzie (track 7)
drums:
Clem Burke (track 7)
Steve Jordan (US drummer/multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (track 10)
synthesizer:
Wix (track 10)
guitar:
Robbie McIntosh (English guitarist for The Pretenders) (track 10)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 10)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 7)
harmonica and saxophone:
bass:
Chucho Merchán (track 10)
percussion:
Steve Jordan (US drummer/multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (track 10)
keyboard:
Patrick Seymour (British songwriter & keyboardist, Eurythmics) (track 7)
piano:
Wix (track 10)
additional keyboard:
Wolfgang Loos (track 14)
additional mixer:
Shep Pettibone (track 8)
additional producer:
Shep Pettibone (track 8)
arranger:
Alphaville (German synth pop band) (track 14)
Feargal Sharkey (track 9)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 9)
Wolfgang Loos (track 14)
background vocals:
Bernita Turner (track 7)
Wednesday (Background Vocals) (track 14)
composer:
Clifton Davis (track 8)
Chris Foreman (track 6)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 5)
Gary Kemp (track 4)
Lloyd Bernhard (track 14)
Maria McKee (track 9)
Frank Mertens (track 14)
Vince Clarke (songwriter) (tracks 15, 15)
Marian Gold (track 14)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 10)
Annie Lennox (track 7)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 7)
engineer:
Colin Thurston (track 2)
Emmanuel Guiot (track 7)
Bruce Lampcov (track 10)
Jon Bavin (track 7)
instruments:
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 5)
lead vocals:
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 5)
Annie Lennox (track 7)
lyricist:
Clifton Davis (track 8)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 5)
Gary Kemp (track 4)
Maria McKee (track 9)
Vince Clarke (songwriter) (tracks 15, 15)
Marian Gold (track 14)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 10)
Annie Lennox (track 7)
Carl Smyth (track 6)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 7)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (track 10)
Steve Peck (track 8)
John Ratcliff (track 1)
Stephen W. Tayler (UK engineer) (track 5)
Shelly Yakus (track 9)
a‐ha (track 1)
performer:
The Flying Pickets (track 15)
producer:
David Bascombe (track 16)
Andreas Budde (track 14)
Bob Clearmountain (track 10)
The Flying Pickets (track 15)
Stephen Hague (track 8)
Rupert Hine (track 5)
Jimmy Iovine (track 10)
Colin Pearson (track 14)
John Sherry (track 15)
Alan Tarney (track 1)
Colin Thurston (track 2)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (tracks 7, 9)
Wolfgang Loos (track 14)
programming:
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 5)
Wolfgang Loos (track 14)
recording engineer:
Stephen W. Tayler (UK engineer) (track 5)
Jon Bavin (track 7)
vocals:
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 10)
writer:
Warren Cann (track 3)
Chris Cross (track 3)
Billy Currie (tracks 3, 11)
Magne Furuholmen (track 1)
Roland Gift (track 12)
Morten Harket (track 1)
Simon Le Bon (Singer for Duran Duran) (track 2)
Roland Orzabal (track 16)
Chris Payne (UK keyboards/viola for Gary Numan/Visage/Dramatis) (track 11)
Nick Rhodes (track 2)
Curt Smith (track 16)
David Steele (UK musician, member of The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals) (track 12)
Andy Taylor (of Duran Duran) (track 2)
John Taylor (UK bassist for Duran Duran) (track 2)
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran drummer) (track 2)
Midge Ure (tracks 3, 11)
Marty Wilde (track 13)
Ricky Wilde (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
WEA Records Ltd. (holding company based in the UK) (track 10)
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1985 –) (track 9)
publisher:
ATV Music Ltd. (track 1)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 8)
Rolf Budde Musikverlag (aka Budde Music) (track 14)
mash-ups:
Crank on Me by Sean Peden (track 1)
music videos:
Big In Japan by Alphaville (track 14)
remasters:
remixes:
sampled by:
Hella Touch by The Kleptones (track 15)
N Dey Say by Nelly (track 4)
Victor by Syndicate (track 13)
cover recording of:
Only You (track 15)
is the basis for:
Corporate Trash (track 1)
later parody versions:
James 1:3 (track 1)
Kids in Tyne & Wear (track 13)
Kokaiini (track 14)
Take On Me (Literal Video Version) (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Dummi Du (Only You) (tracks 15, 15)
Heil Humppa (track 13)
later translated versions:
Japan ist weit (track 14)
Kaupungin lapset (track 13)
袛有你 (tracks 15, 15)
later versions:
recording of:
A Good Heart (track 9)
Big in Japan (track 14)
Don't Get Me Wrong (track 10)
Fade to Grey (track 11)
Girls on Film (track 2)
Johnny Come Home (track 12)
Only You (track 15)
Our House (track 6)
Take On Me (track 1)
Thorn in My Side (track 7)
True (track 4)
Kids in America (1980) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
4 Chords (Unicante 2013 version) (track 1)

CD 2

acoustic guitar, electric guitar and synthesizer:
Mike Oldfield (track 10)
electric bass guitar:
Dee Murray (track 1)
drumset:
Denny Carmassi (track 8)
bass guitar:
Mark Andes (track 8)
Phil Spalding (track 10)
Alan Spenner (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
drums:
Stuart Elliot (track “Ultrasonic Soundwaves” on compilation “Ambient Nights: Picking Up Where Schiller Left Off”) (track 2)
Charlie Morgan (British drummer and percussionist) (track 6)
Simon Phillips (rock drummer) (track 10)
Terry Williams (drummer) (track 7)
Andy Newmark (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
synthesizer:
guitar:
Matt Aitken (track 4)
Jeff Beck (track 7)
Hal Lindes (track 7)
Alan Murphy (UK session guitarist) (track 2)
Neil Hubbard (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
Phil Manzanera (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
bass:
John Illsley (track 7)
Del Palmer (track 2)
percussion:
John Carter (worked for Capitol Records, relaunched Tina Turner's career with Private Dancer) (track 7)
Julian Diggle (track 7)
Robin Jones (Brazilian percussion) (track 6)
Jimmy Maelen (Percussion) (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
keyboard:
Matt Aitken (track 4)
Alan Clark (keyboardist) (track 7)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 4)
Danny White (keyboardist) (track 6)
Bryan Ferry (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
keyboard [Fairlight] programming:
Ian Curnow (track 4)
saxophone:
Mel Collins (track 7)
Andy Mackay (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
piano:
Elton John (track 1)
guitar family and synthesizer:
Mike Oldfield (track 10)
balalaika:
Paddy Bush (track 2)
arranger:
Elliot Wolff (track 11)
assistant engineer:
Mike Clink (track 8)
Pearse Dunne (track 2)
Brian Foraker (track 8)
background vocals:
Yannick Etienne (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
Fonzi Thornton (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
co-producer:
Keith Cohen (track 11)
composer:
Kate Bush (track 2)
Bryan Ferry (track 14)
Barry Gibb (track 13)
Daryl Hall (track 12)
Elton John (track 1)
Mike Oldfield (track 10)
Tanita Tikaram (track 15)
Elliot Wolff (track 11)
Dieter Bohlen (track 16)
Per Gessle (track 9)
Mark Knopfler (track 7)
John Oates (track 12)
engineer:
Del Palmer (track 2)
Haydn Bendall (producer and engineer) (track 2)
James Guthrie (track 2)
Paul Hardiman (track 2)
Mark McGuire (UK producer/engineer) (track 4)
Ron Nevison (track 8)
Brian Tench (track 2)
Nigel Walker (UK producer/engineer/guitarist) (track 2)
Phil Harding (track 6)
guest drums:
Simon Phillips (rock drummer) (track 10)
guest bass:
Phil Spalding (track 10)
guest background vocals:
Johnny Colla (track 8)
guest vocals:
Maggie Reilly (track 10)
lead vocals:
Kate Bush (track 2)
Elton John (track 1)
Tina Turner (track 7)
Nancy Wilson (guitarist/singer of "Heart") (track 8)
Bryan Ferry (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
lyricist:
Kate Bush (track 2)
Bryan Ferry (track 14)
Daryl Hall (track 12)
Mike Oldfield (track 10)
Tanita Tikaram (track 15)
Elliot Wolff (track 11)
Dieter Bohlen (track 16)
Per Gessle (track 9)
Mark Knopfler (track 7)
John Oates (track 12)
Gary Osborne (track 1)
mastering:
Ian Cooper (UK mastering engineer) (track 2)
mixer:
Brian Tench (track 2)
Bob Clearmountain (track 14)
Pete Hammond (UK producer aka "Mixmaster") (track 4)
Phil Harding (track 6)
performer:
Maggie Reilly (track 10)
Roxy Music (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
Mike Oldfield (2013) (track 10)
producer:
Matt Aitken (track 4)
Kate Bush (track 2)
John Carter (worked for Capitol Records, relaunched Tina Turner's career with Private Dancer) (track 7)
Peter Collins (producer) (track 6)
Rhett Davies (track 14)
Mike Oldfield (track 10)
Simon Phillips (rock drummer) (track 10)
Roxy Music (track 14)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 4)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (track 1)
Pete Waterman (track 4)
Elliot Wolff (track 11)
Ron Nevison (track 8)
recording engineer:
Bill Price (UK producer/engineer) (track 1)
remixer:
Humberto Gatica (track 7)
vocals:
Kate Bush (track 2)
Mark Reilly (track 6)
Basia (track 6)
Maggie Reilly (track 10)
writer:
Matt Aitken (tracks 4–5)
Barry Gibb (track 13)
Maurice Gibb (track 13)
Robin Gibb (track 13)
Chris Hayes (track 3)
Huey Lewis (track 3)
Martin Page (track 8)
Mark Reilly (track 6)
Ronnie Ross (track 6)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (tracks 4–5)
Bernie Taupin (track 8)
Pete Waterman (tracks 4–5)
Danny White (keyboardist) (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
E.G. Records Ltd. (1982 –) (track 14)
WEA Records Ltd. (holding company based in the UK) (1984) (track 6)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1985) (track 8)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1986) (track 3)
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) (2017) (track 8)
publisher:
Big Pig Music Ltd. (track 1)
E.G. Music Inc. (track 14)
Imagem London Ltd. (track 8)
Jimmy Fun Music (track 9)
Rouge Booze, Inc. (track 8)
Universal Music Publishing France (not for release label use!) (track 7)
Intersong-U.S.A., Inc. (1984 –) (track 8)
Little Mole Music (1984 –) (track 8)
Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (US subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (1984 – ????) (track 8)
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (1984 – ????) (track 8)
Terrace Music (1987) (track 4)
engineered at:
recorded at:
The Record Plant ((aka "Record Plant") Los Angeles) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1985-01 – 1985-04) (track 8)
DJ-mixes:
mash-ups:
music videos:
These Dreams by Heart (track 8)
remixes:
Avalon by Sunday People (track 14)
sampled by:
Reaching Out by Nero (track 12)
[untitled] by Chuck Person (track 8)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 279) (track 2)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
These Streams (track 8)
later translated versions:
Nacht voll Schatten (track 10)
Tình yêu Brother Louie (Yêu! Cuộc tình tưa như muôn tia chữa lòa...) (track 16)
以愛代替 (track 9)
你知我知 (track 9)
月影 (track 10)
later versions:
Heartbreaker (Jill Dreski version) (track 13)
recording of:
Blue Eyes (track 1)
Brother Louie (Deep love is a burnin' fire stay... 'cause then the flame grows higher babe) (track 16)
Moonlight Shadow (track 10)
Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley song) (track 4)
Out of Touch (track 12)
Private Dancer (track 7)
Respectable (track 5)
Straight Up (track 11)
Stuck with You (track 3)
The Look (track 9)
These Dreams (track 8)
Avalon (1981 – 1982) (track 14)
Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick song) (1982) (track 13)
Twist in My Sobriety (1988) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
R.A. Megamix (track 4)

Release Group

part of: Absolute Hits of the (EVA Records (Denmark)) (number: 80)