Various Artists: Platinum 80s CD

Platinum 80s CD

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 13 November 2020
  • In Stock
Code
5392956
Format
Triple CD Album
Number of Discs
3
Label
Spectrum
Sometimes only 80s music will do and when you reach for that CD for the car or at home, don’t you wish you had one that was packed with 100% mega-hits, from the classic ballads to the all-time sing-a-long favourites? Well… NOW YOU CAN!

Released on November 13th - we are delighted to present ‘PLATINUM 80s’

Queen’s ‘A Kind Of Magic’ gets this party started, followed by the #1 combination of Philip Bailey & Phil Collins on ‘Easy Lover’. Two of the biggest ballads EVER are up next from ABBA with ’The Winner Takes It All’ and Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’.

80s music is as popular today as ever and the next run of songs will defy you to not sing (or shout!) along to… ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’ from ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Islands In The Stream’ and ‘Footloose’. The 80s produced a huge number of young artists whose hits made them household names and the rest of this first disc is a salute to them: Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Japan and Belinda Carlisle are all here alongside massive hits from The Human League with ‘Don’t You Want Me’, Soft Cell’s ’Tainted Love’, Dead Or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round’, Heaven 17 with ’Temptation’, Visage and ‘Fade To Grey’, Culture Club’s ‘Karma Chameleon’ and the 9-week #1 from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ’Two Tribes’. The disc draws to a close with ‘Jealous Guy’, the beautiful tribute to John Lennon by Roxy Music. One of the most shocking and saddest events of 1980 was the murder of John Lennon and Disc Two opens with his posthumous #1 ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’ followed by four of the biggest radio hits of the decade: Billy Joel’s retro classic ‘Uptown Girl’, Elton John’s inspirational ‘I’m Still Standing’, Electric Light Orchestra’s thrilling ‘Hold On Tight’ and Paul Simon’s ‘You Can Call Me Al’ - the lead track from his genre defying ‘Graceland’ album. Then we present a run of softer rock classics from Simple Minds, Pat Benatar and Kim Carnes with karaoke favourites including Bonnie Tyler’s ’Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, Toto’s magnificent ‘Africa’ and Cher’s anthem ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’.

Time to switch gears to a couple of #1 ballads from T’Pau and Paul Young and the fantastic combination of UB40 and Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, before some of the best dance music of the decade takes us to end of this disc: Disco and electro essentials from Blondie with ‘Rapture’, Joe Jackson and Malcolm McLaren lead into the smoothest grooves from Womack & Womack (’Teardrops’), The S.O.S. Band (‘Just Be Good To Me’) and closing with the still fresh ‘Back To Life’ from Soul II Soul.

Platinum 80s is no filler, all ‘Thriller’… literally… as Disc Three kicks off with Michael Jackson’s title track to the biggest selling album of all time and then into ‘Ghostbusters’ from Ray Parker Jr. If you’re not singing & dancing yet, you soon will be as the next five tracks are pure joyful floor-fillers by Billy Ocean, Donna Summer and Five Star along with Diana Ross’s Chic-produced ‘Upside Down’ and Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’.

A reason that 80s music is still so popular and relevant is in its timeless celebration of pure pop so join the party with Cyndi Lauper, Haircut 100, ABC with Matthew Wilder’s ‘Break My Stride’, Adam & The Ants’ ‘Stand And Deliver’ and the party anthem ‘Come On Eileen’ from Dexy’s Midnight Runners. It was also the decade where new wave bands started to achieve mainstream chart success and the best of those (The Clash, The Jam, Siouxsie And The Banshees and The Cure) are all featured here.

We wrap things up with three of the best synth-pop hits of the decade that will have you singing along to the very final word - Tears For Fears’ massive ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ and Nik Kershaw’s unforgettable ‘The Riddle’ are completed by, perhaps, the ultimate 80s track – ‘Together In Electric Dreams’ by Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey.

60 Truly Timeless Classics including 22 UK Chart #1 Hit Singles. A fantastic gift for someone else or to yourself… PLATINUM 80s.

Tracklist
CD1
1 Queen - A Kind Of Magic  
2 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover  
3 ABBA - The Winner Takes It All  
4 Lionel Richie - Hello  
5 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life  
6 Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream  
7 Culture Club - Karma Chameleon  
8 Kenny Loggins - Footloose  
9 Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth  
10 Kim Wilde - You Came  
11 Bananarama – Venus  
12 Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)  
13 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes  
14 The Human League - Don't You Want Me  
15 Heaven 17 - Temptation  
16 Soft Cell - Tainted Love  
17 Visage - Fade To Grey  
18 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay  
19 Japan - Quiet Life  
20 Roxy Music - Jealous Guy  
Tracklist
CD2
1 John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over  
2 Billy Joel - Uptown Girl  
3 Elton John - I'm Still Standing  
4 Electric Light Orchestra - Hold On Tight  
5 Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al  
6 Toto - Africa  
7 Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart  
8 Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)  
9 Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time  
10 Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield  
11 Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes  
12 T'Pau - China In Your Hand  
13 Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)  
14 UB40 & Chrissie Hynde - I Got You Babe  
15 Blondie - Rapture  
16 Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out  
17 Malcolm McLaren and The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals  
18 Womack & Womack - Teardrops  
19 The S.O.S Band - Just Be Good To Me  
20 Soul II Soul - Back To Life  
Tracklist
CD3
1 Michael Jackson - Thriller  
2 Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters  
3 Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody  
4 Diana Ross - Upside Down  
5 Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money  
6 Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)  
7 Five Star - Can't Wait Another Minute  
8 Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun  
9 Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride  
10 Haircut 100 - Love Plus One  
11 ABC - The Look Of Love - Pt. 1  
12 Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen  
13 Adam & The Ants - Stand And Deliver  
14 The Jam - Going Underground  
15 The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go  
16 Siouxsie And The Banshees - Dear Prudence  
17 The Cure - The Caterpillar  
18 Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World  
19 Nik Kershaw - The Riddle  
20 Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams