"Attention MTV: Rap and hip hop are dying!!Solution : Bring MTV back to showing videos from all different genres. Also, great way to make a ton of money here.....re-release DVD's of classic 1980's videos. People like me who long for the days of big hair, british invasions will easily plop down 24.95 for a DVD compliation of these great videos (ie, Bryan Adams, The Cars,ect ect). I know MTV now is an advertisement machine designed to put on as many commercials as possible and 15 second video clips to make kids buy the record or mp3, but if i remember, MTV had a much larger following back in the 80's because it was better programming"
LIKE OMIGOSH LIKE TOTALLLY AWESOME FER SHURR!!
Gregory Barnette | Cincinnati, Ohio United States | 05/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With an impresssive track listing this compilation doesn't disappoint.The most valuable thing here is you get songs that are rarely (if ever) on 80's compilations (for example "Don't Put Another Dime in the Juxebox" or "Why Me".) Now if I had a dollar for every 80's compilation that "Too Shy" or "Come On Eileen"appears on,I'd have a wad of cash. It is understandable why they are on here since they were heavily rotated videos on MTV in 1983. My only compliant is that an accompanying video compilation DVD or VHS Tape is not made.Also why not more CD compilations for the Class of 1985,1985,1986 and so on...."
The old days when Mtv was Music Television
Douglas A. Smith | San Francisco, CA United States | 01/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mtv was at it's best and pop was never better. This collection from 1983 has some of the best songs from that great year in music. I have many 80s collections for the various singles but this is the best. "Reap the Wild Wind" soars, "Lies" is rump moving joy, "In A Big Country", "Come on Eileen" and "Always Something There to Remind Me" are pop at their finest but some of the more obscure tracks are what make this so great: "Working Girl" and "Don't Put Another Dime in the Jukebox" are examples."
From The Days When Synth-Pop Ruled The Earth...
Anthony G Pizza | FL | 02/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Listening to these 30 songs from 1983 (when MTV began dominating pop culture) you can only be reminded that the music, without the obvious benefit of distinctive video, somehow stayed true to its roots.Synthesized horns, strings and drums dominated the songs here, many of which reworked (or actually were) hits from earlier. Synthesizers gassed up Motown redux (Human League's "Mirror Man") Beatlesque pop (Modern English) Philly soul (Spandau Ballet) a Bacharach-David classic (Naked Eyes), girl groups (The Flirts, Scandal, Sparks & Jane Weidlin). And then we had songs that would've been novelty hits anytime (Wall of Voodoo, the have-to-hear-to-believe "I Eat Cannibals")Pre-MTV artists also exploited the new video style (Bowie's most emotional performance on "China Girl," the Pretenders' sad farewell to yesterday, "Back On The Chain Gang"). But the most intriguing song (to these ears at least) was Planet P's "Why Me?" It featured a great solo vocal by Tony Carey, a "Space Oddity" style narrative and the funkiest synth track Pink Floyd never made. It was good hearing (and mentally seeing the video again) it on this entertaining, inconsequential collection."
This is a real FIND!
R. Gallo | 12/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great collection and worth every penny. There is a good range of material available on these 2 CDs, and it is worth adding to your collection if you are missing those good old days of the 80's new wave and rock! I only wish this CD was part of a collection of CD's, like Class of 82, Class of 84 etc, because if it was, I would buy them for sure!"