Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Flash
Queen 3.85 2:47
2 Holding Out for a Hero
Bonnie Tyler 4.35 4:20
3 My Oh My
Slade 4 4:12
4 The Reflex
Duran Duran 4 4:24
5 More Than This
Roxy Music 4.5 4:31
6 Sounds Like a Melody
Alphaville 4:28
7 Venus
Bananarama 4 3:41
8 Whenever You Need Somebody
Rick Astley 3:55
9 Nightshift
Commodores 5 4:20
10 Typical Male
Tina Turner 2 4:15
11 The Power of Love
Huey Lewis & The News 4 3:55
12 Turn Back the Clock
Johnny Hates Jazz 4:29
13 Only When You Leave
Spandau Ballet 3 4:46
14 Souvenir
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 3 3:36
15 Letter From America
The Proclaimers 3 4:02
16 Body Rock
Maria Vidal 3:42
17 Every 1's a Winner
Hot Chocolate 4.5 3:56
18 Africa (Voodoo Master)
Rose Laurens 3:35
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
a‐ha 4 5:08
2 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
Aretha Franklin & George Michael 4 4:01
3 A Little Respect
Erasure 4 3:30
4 Don't Leave Me This Way
The Communards 4:33
5 First Time
Robin Beck 3:19
6 Glory of Love
Peter Cetera 4.2 4:17
7 I've Been in Love Before
Cutting Crew 4:29
8 Kokomo
The Beach Boys 4.5 3:34
9 Leave a Light On
Belinda Carlisle 4:16
10 Suspicious Minds
Fine Young Cannibals 4 3:59
11 Wild World
Maxi Priest 3:36
12 Now That You're Gone
Joe Cocker 4:19
13 Don't Dream It's Over
Crowded House 4 3:53
14 Stop
Sam Brown 4:02
15 I'll Find My Way Home
Jon and Vangelis 5 4:30
16 Only You
The Flying Pickets 3:22
17 French Kissin' in the USA
Deborah Harry 3 5:08
18 Relax
Frankie Goes to Hollywood 3.65 3:55

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Mario Cipollina (track 11)
Alan Spenner (track 5)
strings arranger:
Anne Dudley (track 12)
drums:
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (track 10)
Bill Gibson (US drummer for Huey Lews & the News) (track 11)
Linn 9000 (drum machine, aka A. Linn) (track 7)
Andy Newmark (track 5)
guitar:
Johnny Colla (track 11)
Chris Hayes (track 11)
Neil Hubbard (track 5)
Phil Manzanera (track 5)
harmonica:
Huey Lewis (track 11)
bass and guitar:
Terry Britten (track 10)
percussion:
Bill Gibson (US drummer for Huey Lews & the News) (track 11)
Jimmy Maelen (Percussion) (track 5)
keyboard:
Bryan Ferry (track 5)
Sean Hopper (track 11)
saxophone:
Tim Cappello (track 10)
Johnny Colla (track 11)
Andy Mackay (track 5)
additional engineer:
Michael Christopher (Engineer) (track 11)
Mike Ging (track 10)
Phil Kaffel (track 11)
Malcolm Pollack (track 11)
assistant engineer:
Rob Beaton (track 11)
Alex Haas (Trance remixer/producer. Member of Cypher 7) (track 11)
Tom Size (track 11)
background vocals:
Terry Britten (track 10)
Tessa Niles (track 10)
Fonzi Thornton (track 5)
composer:
Clark Datchler (track 12)
Bryan Ferry (track 5)
Marian Gold (track 6)
Franne Golde (track 9)
Dennis Lambert (track 9)
Robbie van Leeuwen (track 7)
Bernhard Lloyd (track 6)
Frank Mertens (track 6)
Walter Orange (track 9)
Jim Steinman (track 2)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 8)
Matt Aitken (track 8)
Errol Brown (track 17)
Gary Kemp (track 13)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 1)
Pete Waterman (track 8)
lyricist:
Clark Datchler (track 12)
Bryan Ferry (track 5)
Marian Gold (track 6)
Robbie van Leeuwen (track 7)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 8)
Matt Aitken (track 8)
Errol Brown (track 17)
Jean-Michel Bériat (French singer-songwriter) (track 18)
Gary Kemp (track 13)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 1)
Dean Pitchford (track 2)
Elaine Stive (track 18)
Pete Waterman (track 8)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (track 5)
John Hudson (producer, recording and mixing engineer) (track 10)
Robert Missbach (track 11)
producer:
Terry Britten (track 10)
Bob Clearmountain (track 11)
Rhett Davies (track 5)
M. Howlett (track 14)
Jellybean (US producer John Benitez) (track 11)
Steve Jolley (track 13)
Mack (German producer Reinhold Mack) (track 1)
John Punter (track 3)
Roxy Music (track 5)
Spandau Ballet (track 13)
Tony Swain (track 13)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 1)
recording engineer:
Jim Gaines (track 11)
John Hudson (producer, recording and mixing engineer) (track 10)
Robert Missbach (track 11)
vocals:
Johnny Colla (track 11)
Bryan Ferry (track 5)
Bill Gibson (US drummer for Huey Lews & the News) (track 11)
Chris Hayes (track 11)
Sean Hopper (track 11)
Huey Lewis (track 11)
Bananarama (track 7)
writer:
John Bettis (track 16)
Terry Britten (track 10)
Johnny Colla (track 11)
Martin Cooper (OMD and The Listening Pool) (track 14)
Chris Hayes (track 11)
Noddy Holder (track 3)
Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) (track 14)
Simon Le Bon (Singer for Duran Duran) (track 4)
Jim Lea (track 3)
Sylvester Levay (track 16)
Huey Lewis (track 11)
Graham Lyle (track 10)
Charlie Reid (track 15)
Craig Reid (track 15)
Nick Rhodes (track 4)
Andy Taylor (of Duran Duran) (track 4)
John Taylor (UK bassist for Duran Duran) (track 4)
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran drummer) (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (1980) (track 1)
E.G. Records Ltd. (1982 –) (track 5)
London Records Ltd. (not release label) (1986) (track 7)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (2004) (track 10)
publisher:
E.G. Music Inc. (track 5)
Huey Lewis Music (track 11)
Kinda Blue Music (track 11)
Rolf Budde Musikverlag (aka Budde Music) (track 6)
Sony/ATV Melody (track 2)
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 11)
Terrace Music (1986) (track 8)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Fantasy Studios (Berkeley) in Berkeley, California, United States (track 11)
The Plant Studios (1981-2008) in Sausalito, California, United States (track 11)
remixes:
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Venus (Shocking Blue (I'm Your Venus)) (track 7)
is based on:
Stark Raving Love (track 2)
later parody versions:
Bush (track 1)
Rache! (track 9)
Schnapsflash (track 1)
The Power Above (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
Minus (track 7)
later translated versions:
Afrika (German version) (track 18)
Kolos Srey Chaom (track 7)
Kärlekens kraft (track 11)
Veenus (track 7)
Venus (Finnish) (track 7)
ヒーロー (track 2)
ヴィーナス (Hiromi Mori translation) (track 7)
ヴィーナス (Hitoshi Shinohara translation) (track 7)
later versions:
part of:
We Will Rock You (German version of the Queen musical) (track 1)
We Will Rock You (Queen musical) (track 1)
recording of:
Africa (English version) (track 18)
Body Rock (track 16)
Every 1's a Winner (track 17)
Flash (track 1)
Holding Out for a Hero (Footloose) (track 2)
Letter From America (track 15)
More Than This (track 5)
My Oh My (track 3)
Nightshift (track 9)
Only When You Leave (track 13)
Souvenir (track 14)
The Power of Love (Back to the Future) (track 11)
The Reflex (track 4)
Turn Back the Clock (track 12)
Typical Male (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 7)
Stars on 45 (Beatles Medley 7" Mix) (track 7)
R.A. Megamix (track 8)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 7)
Polka Party! (track 7)
Hooked on Polkas (track 4)
version of:
Africa (French version) (track 18)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Jeffrey Foskett (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
drumset:
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 18)
bass guitar:
Randy Jackson (former bassist with Journey and American Idol judge) (track 2)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 18)
strings arranger:
Jerry Hey (track 2)
drums:
Eric Parker (track 12)
Jim Keltner (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
slide guitar [electric slide guitar]:
Ry Cooder (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
synthesizer:
Walter Afanasieff (track 2)
synthesizer programming:
Walter Afanasieff (track 2)
guitar:
Cliff Goodwin (track 12)
Brian Nash (track 18)
bass:
Vito Sanfilippo (track 12)
Rod Clark (UK bassist) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
electric guitar:
Corrado Rustici (track 2)
percussion and tambourine:
percussion programming:
Preston Glass (track 2)
keyboard:
Larry Marshall (track 12)
alto saxophone:
Joel Peskin (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
accordion:
Van Dyke Parks (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
additional assistant engineer:
Stuart Hirotsu (track 2)
Mike Iacopelli (engineer) (track 2)
Gordon Lyon (track 2)
Lennete Viegas (track 2)
Jim Watts (engineer) (track 2)
additional engineer:
Maureen Droney (track 2)
additional producer:
Stephen Lipson (track 18)
additional vocals:
Aretha Franklin (track 2)
arranger:
background vocals:
Kitty Beethoven (track 2)
Jim Gilstrap (track 2)
Maxine Green (track 12)
Jennifer Hall (track 2)
Myrna Matthews (track 2)
Elisecia Wright (track 12)
Al Jardine (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
Bruce Johnston (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
composer:
Vince Clarke (songwriter) (tracks 16, 16)
Neil Finn (track 13)
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 18)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 18)
Gavin Spencer (track 5)
Vangelis (Greek composer of electronic, new age and classical) (track 15)
Nick Van Eede (track 7)
Mark James (Francis Rodney Zambon, composer of "Suspicious Minds") (track 10)
Holly Johnson (track 18)
Chuck Lorre (born Charles Michael Levine) (track 17)
Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) (track 11)
conductor:
Stuart Bruce (track 18)
engineer:
Bob Kraushaar (track 3)
guest percussion:
Luis Jardim (track 18)
guest keyboard:
Anne Dudley (track 18)
Andrew Richards (Strawbs keyboard player/record producer) (track 18)
guest background vocals:
Kenny Cetera (track 6)
lead vocals:
Peter Cetera (track 6)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 18)
Joe Cocker (track 12)
Aretha Franklin (track 2)
Holly Johnson (track 18)
George Michael (track 2)
Paul Rutherford (Member of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 18)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (1988-03-22 – 1988-04-06) (track 8)
lyricist:
Vince Clarke (songwriter) (tracks 16, 16)
Neil Finn (track 13)
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (track 15)
Tom Anthony (wrote "First Time") (track 5)
Terry Boyle (track 5)
Nick Van Eede (track 7)
Mark James (Francis Rodney Zambon, composer of "Suspicious Minds") (track 10)
Holly Johnson (track 18)
Chuck Lorre (born Charles Michael Levine) (track 17)
Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) (track 11)
mixer:
John Ratcliff (track 1)
a‐ha (track 1)
David Frazer (engineer) (track 2)
performer:
The Flying Pickets (track 16)
Sarah Jane Morris (track 4)
The Beach Boys (1988-03-22) (track 8)
producer:
Tony Carey (track 12)
The Flying Pickets (track 16)
Stephen Hague (track 3)
Trevor Horn (track 18)
Terry Melcher (track 8)
Rick Nowels (track 9)
John Sherry (track 16)
Alan Tarney (track 1)
Mike Thorne (UK producer & keyboardist) (track 4)
George Michael (track 2)
recording engineer:
David Frazer (engineer) (track 2)
vocals:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (track 15)
Aretha Franklin (track 2)
writer:
Andy Bell (singer / songwriter for Erasure) (track 3)
Bruce Brody (track 14)
Sam Brown (UK singer/songwriter) (track 14)
Peter Cetera (track 6)
Vince Clarke (songwriter) (track 3)
Simon Climie (track 2)
Diether Dehm (track 12)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 6)
Kenneth Gamble (track 4)
Cary Gilbert (track 4)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 4)
Klaus Lage (track 12)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 8)
Scott McKenzie (track 8)
Terry Melcher (track 8)
Dennis Morgan (US songwriter) (track 2)
Diane Nini (track 6)
Rick Nowels (track 9)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 8)
Ellen Shipley (track 9)
Gregg Sutton (track 14)
publisher:
ATV Music Ltd. (track 1)
Perfect Songs Ltd. (track 18)
Salafa Ltd. (track 11)
Sony Tunes, Inc. ( – ????) (track 11)
Spheric B.V. (track 15)
Toughknot Ltd. (track 15)
Warner Bros. Music Ltd. (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track 15)
Freshwater Music Ltd. (1970 –) (track 11)
Irving Music, Inc. (1970 –) (track 11)
mash-ups:
remixes:
sampled by:
Hella Touch by The Kleptones (track 16)
Mope by Bloodhound Gang (track 18)
cover recording of:
Only You (track 16)
Suspicious Minds (track 10)
Wild World (track 11)
later parody versions:
Read Acts (track 18)
later translated parody versions:
Dummi Du (Only You) (tracks 16, 16)
later translated versions:
Un poco de respeto (track 3)
袛有你 (tracks 16, 16)
later versions:
Alta marea (track 13)
Fleur sauvage (track 11)
French Kissin' in the USA (French version) (track 17)
recording of:
A Little Respect (track 3)
First Time (track 5)
Glory of Love (track 6)
Leave a Light On (track 9)
Only You (track 16)
Relax (track 18)
Stop (track 14)
Kokomo (1988) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Polkas (track 18)

Release Group

part of: The Best of 1980-1990 (number: 9)