Tracklist

CD 1: Part 1 / Part 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Relax
Frankie Goes to Hollywood 3.65 3:58
2 Blue Monday (12" version)
New Order 3.35 7:30
3 Don't You Want Me
The Human League 4 3:59
4 Tainted Love
Soft Cell 4 2:40
5 Brass in Pocket
The Pretenders 5 3:07
6 Alive and Kicking
Simple Minds 3.5 4:48
7 This Charming Man
The Smiths 4.5 2:45
8 Beat Surrender
The Jam 3:30
9 Somewhere in My Heart
Aztec Camera 4 4:01
10 To Cut a Long Story Short
Spandau Ballet 3:21
11 Save a Prayer
Duran Duran 4.75 5:26
12 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Culture Club 4.3 4:24
13 What Is Love
Howard Jones 5 3:42
14 Life's What You Make It
Talk Talk 4:29
15 Life in a Northern Town
The Dream Academy 4.35 4:17
16 Only You
Yazoo 5 3:12
17 Enola Gay
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 3.2 3:33
18 Close (to the Edit)
Art of Noise 3:55
19 Two Tribes
Frankie Goes to Hollywood 4 3:57
CD 2: Part 3 / Part 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Money's Too Tight (to Mention)
Simply Red 4:15
2 Who's That Girl
Eurythmics 4:47
3 I Don't Want to Talk About It
Everything but the Girl 4:16
4 Golden Brown
The Stranglers 4.75 3:30
5 Geno
Dexys Midnight Runners 3 3:28
6 Our House
Madness 3:22
7 Ghost Town
The Specials 3.65 3:41
8 Perfect
Fairground Attraction 4 3:37
9 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
Haircut One Hundred 3:06
10 The Look of Love
ABC 4.5 3:30
11 Fairytale of New York
The Pogues 4.5 4:34
12 Each & Every One
Everything but the Girl 4 2:48
13 Oblivious
Aztec Camera 3:12
14 The Killing Moon
Echo & The Bunnymen 5:48
15 Reward
The Teardrop Explodes 2:45
16 Since Yesterday
Strawberry Switchblade 2:59
17 How Soon Is Now?
The Smiths 4.75 6:47
18 Imperial
Primal Scream 3:37
19 Fools Gold
The Stone Roses 4:15

Credits

CD 1: Part 1 / Part 2

written in:
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (1982 – 1983) (track 19)
drumset:
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 1)
bass guitar:
Mikey Craig (track 12)
Mark William O'Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 1)
trumpet:
Martin Drover (track 8)
Luke Tunney (track 8)
mellotron and organ:
Tim Friese-Greene (track 14)
drums:
Lee Harris (track 14)
Mike Joyce (track 7)
drums and percussion:
Malcolm Holmes (track 17)
Jon Moss (track 12)
synthesizer:
Ian Burden (track 3)
Jo Callis (track 3)
Philip Oakey (track 3)
guitar:
Brian Nash (track 1)
guitar and harmonica:
Johnny Marr (UK guitarist; founding member of The Smiths) (track 7)
bass:
Andy Rourke (track 7)
bass and synthesizer:
Andy McCluskey (track 17)
percussion:
Martin Ditcham (track 14)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) (track 17)
electronic instruments and other instruments:
Dave Ball (UK electronic musician, part of Soft Cell) (track 4)
piano:
Mark Hollis (track 14)
additional producer:
Stephen Lipson (track 1)
Daniel Miller (founder of Mute Records) (track 16)
additional vocals:
Helen Terry (track 12)
assistant engineer:
David M. Allen (UK producer/engineer/remixer (mainly new-wave/synth-pop/goth)) (track 3)
assistant programming:
David M. Allen (UK producer/engineer/remixer (mainly new-wave/synth-pop/goth)) (track 3)
background vocals:
Afrodiziac (track 8)
Joanne Catherall (track 3)
Claudia Fontaine (track 8)
Susanne Sulley (track 3)
Tracie (Tracie Young) (track 8)
Paul Webb (UK bassist for Talk Talk/O.rang, aka Rustin Man) (track 14)
composer:
Jo Callis (track 3)
Vince Clarke (songwriter) (track 16)
Johnny Marr (UK guitarist; founding member of The Smiths) (track 7)
Philip Oakey (track 3)
Paul Weller (track 8)
Philip Adrian Wright (Human League) (track 3)
Ed Cobb (track 4)
Roddy Frame (track 9)
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (tracks 1, 19)
William Johnson (tracks 1, 19)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 13)
Gary Kemp (track 10)
Andy McCluskey (track 17)
Mark William O'Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (tracks 1, 19)
conductor:
Stuart Bruce (track 1)
engineer:
Steve Levine (track 12)
Eric Radcliffe (track 16)
Laurence Diana (track 17)
John Fryer (track 16)
Paul Hardiman (track 4)
Max Norman (track 17)
Bill Price (UK producer/engineer) (track 5)
Colin Thurston (track 11)
guest percussion:
Luis Jardim (track 1)
guest keyboard:
Anne Dudley (track 1)
Andrew Richards (Strawbs keyboard player/record producer) (track 1)
lead vocals:
George O’Dowd (track 12)
Philip Oakey (track 3)
William Johnson (track 1)
Mark William O'Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 1)
Paul Rutherford (Member of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 1)
Susanne Sulley (track 3)
lyricist:
Vince Clarke (songwriter) (track 16)
Philip Oakey (track 3)
Paul Weller (track 8)
William Bryant (drummer) (track 13)
Ed Cobb (track 4)
Roddy Frame (track 9)
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 19)
William Johnson (tracks 1, 19)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 13)
Gary Kemp (track 10)
Andy McCluskey (track 17)
Morrissey (UK singer; vocalist of The Smiths) (track 7)
Mark William O'Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 19)
mixer:
Steve Levine (track 12)
Jon Moss (track 12)
Harvey Goldberg (track 4)
producer:
Bob Clearmountain (track 6)
Tim Friese-Greene (track 14)
Rupert Hine (track 13)
Trevor Horn (tracks 1, 19)
Mike Howlett (track 17)
The Human League (track 3)
Jimmy Iovine (track 6)
Steve Levine (track 12)
New Order (track 2)
John Porter (producer) (track 7)
Roger Pusey (track 7)
Eric Radcliffe (track 16)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (track 5)
Mike Thorne (UK producer & keyboardist) (track 4)
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (track 8)
Yazoo (80s British synthpop duo, aka Yaz) (track 16)
Colin Thurston (track 11)
Martin Rushent (track 3)
programming:
Martin Rushent (track 3)
vocals:
Mark Hollis (track 14)
Marc Almond (English pop singer and songwriter) (track 4)
Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) (track 17)
Andy McCluskey (track 17)
Morrissey (UK singer; vocalist of The Smiths) (track 7)
Alison Moyet (track 16)
Caron Wheeler (track 8)
writer:
George O’Dowd (track 12)
Charlie Burchill (track 6)
Mikey Craig (track 12)
Tim Friese-Greene (track 14)
Gilbert Gabriel (track 15)
Gillian Gilbert (track 2)
Roy Hay (Member of Culture Club and composer for film and television) (track 12)
Mark Hollis (track 14)
Peter Hook (track 2)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 5)
Jim Kerr (of Simple Minds) (track 6)
Nick Laird-Clowes (track 15)
Simon Le Bon (Singer for Duran Duran) (track 11)
Michael MacNeil (track 6)
Stephen Morris (New Order) (track 2)
Jon Moss (track 12)
Nick Rhodes (track 11)
Bernard Sumner (track 2)
Andy Taylor (of Duran Duran) (track 11)
John Taylor (UK bassist for Duran Duran) (track 11)
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran drummer) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Chrysalis Records Ltd. (not for release label use! company behind the Chrysalis imprint) (track 10)
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (track 8)
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 3)
Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (1981) (track 4)
Tritec Music Ltd. (1982 –) (track 11)
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1982) (track 12)
publisher:
ATV Music Ltd. (track 5)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 10)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd. (do not use this as a release label!) (track 12)
Perfect Songs Ltd. (tracks 1, 19)
Stylist Music Ltd. (track 8)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Phonogram Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1982-10) (track 8)
mash-ups:
music videos:
remasters:
Brass in Pocket (2006 remaster) by The Pretenders (track 5)
Don't You Want Me (2012 remaster) by The Human League (track 3)
remixes:
sampled by:
Come Back Down by Trevor Something (tracks 2–4)
Mama Say by Bloodhound Gang (track 11)
Mope by Bloodhound Gang (track 1)
SOS by Rihanna (track 4)
Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna (track 2)
Wanna Hurt Mase? by Mase (track 12)
samples:
Uranium by Kraftwerk (track 2)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 36) (track 7)
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 61) (track 2)
cover recording of:
Tainted Love (track 4)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Brash, Impulsive (track 5)
Faithless Love (track 4)
Glass of Eggnog (track 5)
Read Acts (track 1)
Tainted Pub (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
Dummi Du (Only You) (track 16)
later translated versions:
Blue Monday (track 2)
Cet homme charmant ("This Charming Man" in French/English) (track 7)
Falso amor (track 4)
This Charming Man (track 7)
袛有你 (track 16)
later versions:
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? (Violent Femmes version) (track 12)
recording of:
Alive and Kicking (track 6)
Blue Monday (track 2)
Brass in Pocket (track 5)
Don’t You Want Me (Human League song) (track 3)
Enola Gay (track 17)
Only You (track 16)
Relax (track 1)
Save a Prayer (track 11)
This Charming Man (track 7)
Two Tribes (track 19)
What Is Love? (track 13)
Beat Surrender (1982-10) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Polkas (track 1)

CD 2: Part 3 / Part 4

bass guitar:
Mark Lickley (track 10)
drums and percussion:
Dave Ruffy (track 13)
guitar:
Roddy Frame (track 13)
bass:
Chucho Merchán (track 12)
Campbell Owens (track 13)
percussion:
Bosco d'Olivera (track 12)
keyboard:
Bernie Clarke (track 13)
Mark White (ABC/Vice Versa) (track 10)
horn [horns]:
Pete King (English alto saxophonist) (track 12)
Nigel Nash (saxophonist) (track 12)
Dick Pearce (trumpet) (track 12)
horn arranger:
Ben Watt (track 12)
trombone:
Rico Rodriguez (Jamaican trombonist) (track 7)
guitar family:
Ben Watt (track 12)
co-producer:
Steve Churchyard (track 4)
composer:
Julian Cope (track 15)
Jerry Dammers (track 7)
Jeremy Fax Miner (track 11)
Chris Foreman (track 6)
Alan Gill (track 15)
Annie Lennox (track 2)
Shane MacGowan (track 11)
Johnny Marr (UK guitarist; founding member of The Smiths) (track 17)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 2)
Danny Whitten (track 3)
Roddy Frame (track 13)
Nick Heyward (track 9)
Mark Nevin (track 8)
engineer:
Chris Dickie (track 11)
Barry Hammond (track 5)
Nick Lacey (track 11)
Gary Langan (track 10)
Mike Pela (track 12)
John A. Rivers (track 7)
Roy Spong (track 11)
Stephen Street (track 17)
guest performer:
Pete King (English alto saxophonist) (track 12)
lead vocals:
Martin Fry (track 10)
Tracey Thorn (track 12)
lyricist:
Jerry Dammers (track 7)
Annie Lennox (track 2)
Dave Stewart (UK guitarist/singer for Eurythmics) (track 2)
Danny Whitten (track 3)
Roddy Frame (track 13)
Nick Heyward (track 9)
Morrissey (UK singer; vocalist of The Smiths) (track 17)
Mark Nevin (track 8)
Carl Smyth (track 6)
mixer:
John Leckie (track 19)
Tony Visconti (track 4)
performer:
The Pogues (Irish-British Celtic punk band) (track 11)
producer:
John Brand (engineer) (track 13)
Steve Churchyard (track 4)
Bernie Clarke (track 13)
Trevor Horn (track 10)
John Leckie (track 19)
Steve Lillywhite (track 11)
Robin Millar (track 12)
John Porter (producer) (track 17)
Bob Sargeant (track 9)
The Stranglers (track 4)
Pete Wingfield (track 5)
vocals:
Tracey Thorn (track 12)
Ben Watt (track 12)
Roddy Frame (track 13)
Kirsty MacColl (track 11)
writer:
Al Archer (track 5)
Jet Black (UK drummer Brian Duffy, member of The Stranglers) (track 4)
Ian Brown (UK singer, member of Stone Roses) (track 19)
Jill Bryson (track 16)
Hugh Cornwell (track 4)
Pete de Freitas (track 14)
Martin Fry (track 10)
Dave Greenfield (track 4)
Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen) (track 14)
Rose McDowall (track 16)
David Palmer (drummer (ABC/The The)) (track 10)
Les Pattinson (track 14)
Kevin Rowland (track 5)
Will Sergeant (track 14)
Stephen Singleton (track 10)
John Squire (track 19)
Tracey Thorn (track 12)
Billy Valentine (track 1)
John Valentine (Valentine Brothers) (track 1)
Ben Watt (track 12)
Mark White (ABC/Vice Versa) (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1982) (track 10)
Phonogram Ltd. (1982) (track 10)
publisher:
Cherry Red Music (track 12)
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 3)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 4)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 4–6)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 4)
Neutron Music Ltd. (track 10)
Perfect Songs Ltd. (track 11)
Plumbshaft-Ltd. (track 4)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 8)
mixed at:
RAK in London, England, United Kingdom (track 11)
Sarm Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1982) (track 10)
recorded at:
RAK in London, England, United Kingdom (track 11)
DJ-mixes:
Live From WLION by The Lions (2012) (track 7)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
[untitled] by Circulation (track 4)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 3) (track 17)
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 145) (track 19)
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 217) (track 7)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 486) (track 17)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Conte de Nova York (track 11)
Morgengrauen (track 4)
Since Yesterday (Japanese lyrics) (track 16)
情難自控 (track 3)
找一個地方 (track 3)
later versions:
partial recording of:
The Look of Love (track 10)
recording of:
Each and Every One (track 12)
Fools Gold (track 19)
Geno (track 5)
Ghost Town (track 7)
Golden Brown (track 4)
How Soon Is Now? (track 17)
Oblivious (track 13)
Our House (track 6)
Perfect (track 8)
Reward (track 15)
Since Yesterday (track 16)
The Killing Moon (track 14)
Who's That Girl? (track 2)
version of:
Dance (track 16)