Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Wild Boys
Duran Duran 3:34
2 Temptation
Heaven 17 4:12
3 Gold
Spandau Ballet 3:52
4 Church of the Poison Mind
Culture Club 3:31
5 The Sound of the Crowd
The Human League 3:52
6 Communication
Spandau Ballet 3:27
7 Doctor! Doctor!
Thompson Twins 4:38
8 Is It a Dream?
Classix Nouveaux 3:34
9 The Model
Kraftwerk 3:40
10 I Second That Emotion
Japan 5 3:44
11 Vienna
Ultravox 2 4:39
12 Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
Marc Almond & Gene Pitney 4:23
13 Christian
China Crisis 4:56
14 Locomotion
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 3:34
15 Life's What You Make It
Talk Talk 4:10
16 I Just Died in Your Arms
Cutting Crew 4:17
17 Looking for Linda
Hue & Cry 3:47
18 We Close Our Eyes
Go West 3:40
19 Together Forever
Rick Astley 3:23
20 Take That Situation
Nick Heyward 3:52
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 White Wedding
Billy Idol 3:34
2 Kids in America
Kim Wilde 4.5 3:28
3 Echo Beach
Martha and the Muffins 3:38
4 Turning Japanese
The Vapors 3.65 3:45
5 Walking on Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves 3.5 3:40
6 Get It On
The Power Station 2.5 3:46
7 We Built This City
Starship 4:22
8 Modern Girl
Meat Loaf 4:26
9 Missing You
John Waite 3.35 3:33
10 The Power of Love
Huey Lewis & The News 3:56
11 Loco in Acapulco
Four Tops 4:01
12 I Can't Go For That
Hall & Oates 3:59
13 Sexy Eyes
Dr. Hook 3:28
14 Betty Davis Eyes
Kim Carnes 4.15 3:44
15 French Kissin' in the USA
Deborah Harry 4:10
16 All Out of Love
Air Supply 3:54
17 Broken Wings
Mr. Mister 5:36
18 Love Changes Everything
Climie Fisher 4:29
19 Thinking of You
The Colourfield 3:30
20 Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Jimmy Nail 3:54
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Baggy Trousers
Madness 2:39
2 The Tide Is High
Blondie 4:36
3 One in Ten
UB40 4:33
4 Geno
Dexys Midnight Runners 3 3:29
5 Too Much Too Young
The Specials 2:08
6 It Ain't What You Do
Fun Boy Three & Bananarama 2:50
7 9 to 5
Sheena Easton 3:20
8 Too Shy
Kajagoogoo 4.65 3:47
9 Living in a Box
Living in a Box 3 3:06
10 She Blinded Me With Science
Thomas Dolby 3:45
11 Ride on Time
Black Box 3 4:35
12 Nineteen
Paul Hardcastle 3:34
13 Theme From S-Express
S’Express 6:04
14 Doctorin' The House
Coldcut 5:20
15 Respectable
Mel & Kim 3:24
16 Set Me Free
Jaki Graham 3:38
17 Inside Out
Odyssey 6:22
18 Automatic
The Pointer Sisters 4 4:03
19 Hangin' On a String
Loose Ends 3:38
20 Whatever I Do
Hazell Dean 3:37
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Walk This Way
Run‐D.M.C. 3.65 5:13
2 Simply Irresistable
Robert Palmer 4:14
3 Girls on Film
Duran Duran 3:28
4 Promised You a Miracle
Simple Minds 4:00
5 Road to Nowhere
Talking Heads 4 4:03
6 Golden Brown
The Stranglers 4.75 3:29
7 Babooshka
Kate Bush 3.25 3:30
8 There Must Be an Angel
Eurythmics 4.35 4:43
9 Our Lips Are Sealed
Fun Boy Three 3.5 2:53
10 Ghost Town
The Specials 3.65 3:41
11 C'est La Vie
Robbie Nevil 3:45
12 Calling All the Heroes
It Bites 4:04
13 Shattered Dreams
Johnny Hates Jazz 3:30
14 Waiting for a Star to Fall
Boy Meets Girl 4 4:29
15 The Slightest Touch
Five Star 4:29
16 Favourite Shirts
Haircut One Hundred 5:23
17 Hyperactive
Thomas Dolby 4:10
18 Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
Pigbag 3:37
19 I Eat Cannibals
Toto Coelo 2.5 3:32
20 Rock This Town
Stray Cats 5 2:39

Credits

CD 1

drums:
Warren Cann (track 11)
guitar:
Midge Ure (track 11)
bass:
Chris Cross (track 11)
keyboard and violin:
Billy Currie (track 11)
additional translator:
Ralf Hütter (track 9)
Emil Schult (track 9)
composer:
Karl Bartos (track 9)
Ian Burden (track 5)
Chris Cross (track 11)
Billy Currie (track 11)
Gary Kemp (tracks 3, 6)
Eddie (track 13)
Dave (track 13)
Sal Solo (track 8)
Midge Ure (track 11)
Warren Cann (track 11)
Roger Cook (track 12)
Gary Daly (track 13)
Nick Van Eede (track 16)
Roger Greenaway (track 12)
Nick Heyward (track 20)
Ralf Hütter (track 9)
Philip Oakey (track 5)
lyricist:
Ian Burden (track 5)
Billy Currie (track 11)
Gary Kemp (tracks 3, 6)
Sal Solo (track 8)
Midge Ure (track 11)
Warren Cann (track 11)
Roger Cook (track 12)
Gary Daly (track 13)
Nick Van Eede (track 16)
Roger Greenaway (track 12)
Nick Heyward (track 20)
Ralf Hütter (track 9)
Philip Oakey (track 5)
Emil Schult (track 9)
producer:
Conny Plank (German producer and sound engineer) (track 11)
John Punter (track 10)
Gary Stevenson (track 18)
Ultravox (track 11)
vocals:
Midge Ure (track 11)
writer:
Matt Aitken (track 19)
Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) (track 7)
George O’Dowd (track 4)
Al Cleveland (track 10)
Peter Cox (track 18)
Mikey Craig (track 4)
Alannah Currie (track 7)
Richard Drummie (track 18)
Tim Friese-Greene (track 15)
Glenn Gregory (track 2)
Roy Hay (Member of Culture Club and composer for film and television) (track 4)
Mark Hollis (track 15)
Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) (track 14)
Gregory Kane (track 17)
Patrick Kane (track 17)
Simon John Charles Le Bon (Singer for Duran Duran) (track 1)
Joe Leeway (track 7)
Ian Craig Marsh (track 2)
Andy McCluskey (track 14)
Jon Moss (track 4)
Smokey Robinson (track 10)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 19)
Andrew Taylor (of Duran Duran) (track 1)
Nigel John Taylor (UK bassist for Duran Duran) (track 1)
Roger Andrew Taylor (Duran Duran drummer) (track 1)
Gordian Troeller (band manager) (track 14)
Martyn Ware (track 2)
Pete Waterman (track 19)
publisher:
Exitglen Ltd. (track 1)
Hintcrest Ltd. (track 1)
Hot Food Music Ltd. (track 11)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 10)
Jump Jet Music Ltd. (track 11)
Mood Music Ltd. (track 11)
Noticevale Ltd. (track 1)
Terrace Music (1987 –) (track 19)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
STP (track 10)
later parody versions:
Doctor Doctor (Parody) (track 7)
later translated versions:
later versions:
The Model (Big Black) (track 9)
recording of:
Christian (track 13)
Communication (track 6)
Doctor! Doctor! (track 7)
Gold (track 3)
Is It a Dream? (track 8)
Locomotion (OMD) (track 14)
Looking for Linda (track 17)
Take That Situation (track 20)
Temptation (track 2)
The Model (Kraftwerk) (track 9)
The Wild Boys (track 1)
Together Forever (track 19)
Vienna (track 11)
We Close Our Eyes (track 18)
referred to in medleys:
Brides of Frankenstein (OMD) (track 14)
R.A. Megamix (track 19)
translated version of:
Das Modell (track 9)

CD 2

electric guitar:
Waddy Wachtel (track 14)
composer:
Miles Gregory (track 20)
Mark Leonard (track 9)
Chuck Lorre (born Charles Michael Levine) (track 15)
Kimberley Rew (track 5)
Chas Sandford (track 9)
John Waite (track 9)
Marc Bolan (track 6)
David Fenton (track 4)
Mark Gane (track 3)
Daryl Hall (track 12)
Billy Idol (track 1)
lead vocals:
Kim Carnes (1981-01) (track 14)
lyricist:
Chuck Lorre (born Charles Michael Levine) (track 15)
John Waite (track 9)
Sara Allen (track 12)
Marc Bolan (track 6)
David Fenton (track 4)
Mark Gane (track 3)
Daryl Hall (track 12)
Billy Idol (track 1)
John Oates (track 12)
Kimberley Rew (1983) (track 5)
producer:
Val Garay (track 14)
recording engineer:
Val Garay (track 14)
writer:
Simon Climie (track 18)
Johnny Colla (track 10)
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (track 11)
Clive Davis (track 16)
Jackie DeShannon (track 14)
Lamont Dozier (track 11)
Sarah Durkee (track 8)
Rob Fisher (British keyboardist and half of the 80s synthpop duo Naked Eyes) (track 18)
Steve George (US keyboardist for Mr. Mister & Pages) (track 17)
Miles Gregory (track 20)
Terry Hall (track 19)
Chris Hayes (track 10)
Paul Jacobs (American composer) (track 8)
Dennis Lambert (track 7)
John Lang (US songwriter for Mr. Mister & Pages) (track 17)
Huey Lewis (track 10)
Toby Lyons (track 19)
R.J. Mather (track 13)
Dennis Morgan (US songwriter) (track 18)
Martin Page (track 7)
Richard Page (singer-songwriter; former lead singer & bassist of Mr. Mister) (track 17)
Graham Russell (Air Supply) (track 16)
Keith Stegall (track 13)
Bernie Taupin (track 7)
Chris Waters (track 13)
Donna Weiss (track 14)
Marty Wilde (track 2)
Ricky Wilde (track 2)
Peter Wolf (Austrian classical/jazz composer/producer, keyboards for Zappa) (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1981) (track 14)
EMI America Records, Inc. (1981) (track 14)
publisher:
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 18)
Everpop Songs (track 9)
Fallwater Music (track 9)
Huey Lewis Music (track 10)
Kinda Blue Music (track 10)
Kyboside Music (track 5)
Markmeem (track 9)
Megasongs (track 5)
Quartet Music (track 9)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 9)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 10)
Virgin Music (publisher only, do not use as a label) (1980) (track 3)
recorded at:
sampled by:
In My Arms by Mylo (track 14)
Victor by Syndicate (track 2)
cover recording of:
Get It On (Bang a Gong) (track 6)
Bette Davis Eyes (1981-01) (track 14)
later parody versions:
Bartimaeus Eyes (track 14)
Christ's Wedding (track 1)
Gideon (track 6)
The Power Above (track 10)
White Wedding (Literal Video Version) (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Heil Humppa (track 2)
later translated versions:
Kaupungin lapset (track 2)
Kärlekens kraft (track 10)
Égoïste (track 3)
噴火 (track 6)
小風波 (Cantonese version of All Out of Love) (track 16)
later versions:
French Kissin' in the USA (French version) (track 15)
Sexy Eis (track 13)
recording of:
Broken Wings (track 17)
Echo Beach (track 3)
Loco in Acapulco (track 11)
Missing You (track 9)
Modern Girl (track 8)
Sexy Eyes (track 13)
The Power of Love (Back to the Future) (track 10)
Thinking of You (track 19)
Turning Japanese (track 4)
We Built This City (track 7)
White Wedding (track 1)
All Out of Love (1980) (track 16)
Kids in America (1980) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Vereinzelt Schauer (track 5)

CD 3

additional writer:
Howard Barrett (track 2)
Tyrone Evans (track 2)
composer:
Derek Bramble (track 16)
Jane Eugene (track 19)
Mark Goldenberg (track 18)
Paul Hardcastle (track 12)
Dan Hartman (track 11)
Mirko Limoni (track 11)
Steve Nichol (track 19)
Steve Piggott (track 9)
Jesse Rae (Scottish (Very Scottish!) singer/songwriter) (track 17)
Brock Patrick Walsh (track 18)
Jerry Dammers (track 5)
Daniele Davoli (track 11)
Thomas Dolby (track 10)
Florrie Palmer (track 7)
Valerio Semplici (Black Box) (track 11)
Marcus Vere (track 9)
engineer:
Barry Hammond (track 4)
lyricist:
Derek Bramble (track 16)
Paul Hardcastle (track 12)
Dan Hartman (track 11)
Mirko Limoni (track 11)
Steve Piggott (track 9)
Jesse Rae (Scottish (Very Scottish!) singer/songwriter) (track 17)
William Coutourie (track 12)
Jerry Dammers (track 5)
Daniele Davoli (track 11)
Thomas Dolby (track 10)
Tim Kerr (songwriter working with Thomas Dolby) (track 10)
Jonas McCord (track 12)
Florrie Palmer (track 7)
Valerio Semplici (Black Box) (track 11)
Marcus Vere (track 9)
producer:
Jimmy Douglass (track 17)
Nick Rhodes (track 8)
Colin Thurston (track 8)
Pete Wingfield (track 4)
writer:
Matt Aitken (tracks 15, 20)
Al Archer (track 4)
Steve Askew (track 8)
Nick Beggs (track 8)
Matt Black (British DJ and one half of Coldcut) (track 14)
Jim Brown (UB40 drummer) (track 3)
Ali Campbell (UB40 member) (track 3)
Robin Campbell (track 3)
Carl McIntosh (track 19)
Jane Eugene (track 19)
Earl Falconer (track 3)
Chris Foreman (track 1)
Pascal Gabriel (track 13)
Miles Gregory (track 13)
Christopher Hamill (track 8)
Norman Hassan (track 3)
John Holt (track 2)
Graham McPherson (track 1)
Mark Moore (track 13)
Jonathan More (of Coldcut) (track 14)
Steve Nichol (track 19)
Sy Oliver (track 6)
Kevin Rowland (track 4)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (tracks 15, 20)
Jez Strode (track 8)
Brian Travers (track 3)
Michael Virtue (track 3)
Pete Waterman (track 15)
Terence Wilson (aka Astro of UB40) (track 3)
Yazz (track 14)
Trummy Young (track 6)
publisher:
Rhythm King Music (Publishing arm of Rhythm King Records) (track 13)
edit of:
samples:
cover recording of:
The Tide Is High (track 2)
is based on:
is the basis for:
El primer tren (Morning Train (9 to 5)) (track 7)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Klere zooitje (track 1)
later versions:
One in Ten (808 state version) (track 3)
The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling) (new bridge & lyrics for Atomic Kitten) (track 2)
recording of:
19 (track 12)
9 to 5 (track 7)
Automatic (track 18)
Baggy Trousers (track 1)
Geno (track 4)
Inside Out (track 17)
Living in a Box (track 9)
One in Ten (original UB40 version) (track 3)
Respectable (track 15)
Ride on Time (track 11)
Set Me Free (track 16)
Too Much Too Young (track 5)
Too Shy (track 8)
referred to in medleys:

CD 4

guitar:
Joe Perry (track 1)
keyboard and percussion:
Jason Mizell (track 1)
trombone:
Rico Rodriguez (Jamaican trombonist) (track 10)
additional vocals:
Steven Tyler (track 1)
co-producer:
Steve Churchyard (track 6)
Jason Mizell (track 1)
Joseph Simmons (US rapper Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C) (track 1)
composer:
David Byrne (track 5)
Chip Carpenter (track 18)
Jerry Dammers (track 10)
Clark Datchler (track 13)
Thomas Dolby (track 17)
Roger Freeman (track 18)
Chris Hamlyn (track 18)
James Johnstone (UK percussionist/guitarist/ambient producer) (track 18)
Chris Lee (Trumpet Player) (track 18)
Ollie Moore (track 18)
Alan Prosser (track 5)
Shannon Rubicam ( – ????) (track 14)
Brian Setzer (track 20)
Ian Telfer (track 5)
Simon Underwood (track 18)
Kate Bush (track 7)
Nick Heyward (track 16)
John Jones (UK folk singer) (track 5)
George Merrill ( – ????) (track 14)
Robert Palmer (English singer-songwriter) (track 2)
engineer:
Steve Ett (track 1)
John A. Rivers (track 10)
guest guitar:
Joe Perry (track 1)
guest harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (track 8)
guest background vocals:
Steven Tyler (track 1)
guest vocals:
Steven Tyler (track 1)
lyricist:
David Byrne (track 5)
Jerry Dammers (track 10)
Clark Datchler (track 13)
Thomas Dolby (track 17)
Alan Prosser (track 5)
Shannon Rubicam ( – ????) (track 14)
Ian Telfer (track 5)
Kate Bush (track 7)
Nick Heyward (track 16)
John Jones (UK folk singer) (track 5)
George Merrill ( – ????) (track 14)
Robert Palmer (English singer-songwriter) (track 2)
mixer:
Tony Visconti (track 6)
performer:
Aerosmith (track 1)
Run‐D.M.C. (track 1)
producer:
Steve Churchyard (track 6)
Jon Kelly (track 7)
Arif Mardin ( – ????) (track 14)
Rick Rubin (track 1)
Russell Simmons (track 1)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 8)
The Stranglers (track 6)
Kate Bush (track 7)
vocals:
Shannon Rubicam ( – ????) (track 14)
George Merrill ( – ????) (track 14)
writer:
Jet Black (UK drummer Brian Duffy, member of The Stranglers) (track 6)
Barry Blue (singer, producer, and songwriter) (track 19)
Charlie Burchill (track 4)
Hugh Cornwell (track 6)
Derek Forbes (track 4)
Paul Greedus (track 19)
Dave Greenfield (track 6)
Mark Holding (track 11)
Michael Jay (producer/engineer) (track 15)
Jim Kerr (of Simple Minds) (track 4)
Simon Le Bon (Singer for Duran Duran) (track 3)
Annie Lennox (track 8)
Michael MacNeil (track 4)
Marvin Morrow (track 15)
Robbie Nevil (track 11)
Duncan Pain (songwriter) (track 11)
Nick Rhodes (track 3)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 8)
Andy Taylor (of Duran Duran) (track 3)
John Taylor (UK bassist for Duran Duran) (track 3)
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran drummer) (track 3)
Jane Wiedlin (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1980) (track 7)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 6)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 6–7)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 6)
Plumbshaft-Ltd. (track 6)
DJ-mixes:
Live From WLION by The Lions (2012) (track 10)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
[untitled] by Circulation (track 6)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 217) (track 10)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 287) (track 1)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Rock This Tower (track 20)
later translated versions:
Morgengrauen (track 6)
later versions:
recording of:
Babooshka (track 7)
C'est la vie (track 11)
Ghost Town (track 10)
Girls on Film (track 3)
Golden Brown (track 6)
Hyperactive! (track 17)
I Eat Cannibals (track 19)
Road to Nowhere (track 5)
Rock This Town (track 20)
Shattered Dreams (track 13)
The Slightest Touch (track 15)
Waiting for a Star to Fall ( – ????) (track 14)
Walk This Way (Run-D.M.C. version) (track 1)
version of:
Walk This Way (track 1)

Release Group

part of: The Greatest Eighties Collection (number: 1)