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Rock On 1985-Walking on Sunshine
Various Artists
Rock On 1985-Walking on Sunshine
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Rock On 1985-Walking on Sunshine
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Madacy Records
Release Date: 3/16/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock, Metal
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 056775518523

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The Downfall of 80's Music
paperbackriter | USA | 08/21/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The 80's started with a bang -- L.A. New Wave, New York Punk and cool Brits on MTV-- before the crash of 1985 washed away all hope. This collection from that horrid year epitomises all that was wrong with 80's music. Lifeless, sequenced arrangements driven by mechanically stale drum machines became all the rage. The energy of electric guitars was replaced with the hokiness of bad synthesizer patches. Generic, interchangeable artists sporting then stylish mullets, Revolutionary-War era jackets and enough make-up to repel Tammy Faye Baker took over MTV. Suddenly, all of the fun and energetic artists of the early 80's were either gone or sterilized by the Big Corporate Money Machine. Sadly, when most people reflect upon 80's music, it is often this schlock which comes to mind. The early 80's of the Plimsouls, Ramones, Go-Go's, etc. are sadly forgotten. Unfortuneatly, pop music has never recovered --just witness the endless array of horrid trends since '85: Synth Bands, Hair Bands, depressing Grunge, Alternative, Rap, Nu-Metal and Boy Bands. Unless your idea of good music is the theme from "Miami Vice" or "Beverly Hills Cop", avoid this at all costs. Only General Public's catchy "Tenderness" saves this collection from complete oblivion."
Yes, it was 1985
Derek G | Redneck, South Carolina | 09/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I couldn't call this the "definitive" music of 1985, but I do like the selection of songs; many of which are now hard to find.Everyone was glued to their TV sets on Friday nights to watch Miami Vice. And catchy synth-pop group A-ha was the only band outside of Depeche Mode which was able to break through with an electronic dance hit. RFTW and Sheena Easton's hits were both strongly influenced by Prince (who, with Madonna, probably would've owned every spot on the list if selection was based on sales alone.) Finally, Sly Fox's rhythmic "Let's Go All the Way" was a unique chart topper and favorite of the MTV generation.The above songs can be found on any 80's compilation. It's the other songs on the list that should influence your decision to buy. The only downfall of this compilation is the fact many people who may have liked General Public may not necessarily have liked Aretha Franklin, those who listened to New Edition may not have been listening to Night Ranger... (was anybody listening to Corey Hart after "Sunglasses at Night"?)But that's what compilations are all about, and while we're not talking about just #1 hits, this is still a pretty good snapshot of 1985. Plus the price is right."
Not a single bad songs on this cd
Mian Sukiman | Jakarta Indonesia | 07/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If I remember correctly, none of the songs from this CD hit No. 1 spot on Billboard charts (all are Top 40 hits though), but every single songs from this CD are excellent. My personal favorite is Invincible by Pat Benatar. If you want to remember the mid 80s this is the cd for you. Get this and if you can get the complete collection from 1980-1989 for true 80s hits. Excellent !"