A trip down the "One Hit Wonder" Lane...
Ei | Seekonk, Massachusetts | 11/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was in junior high and high school throughout the 80's, and can remember hearing the songs on this album umpteen times. For the most part, the songs that appear here are mostly one hit wonders or the biggest hits from some of the acts that appear, like The Go-Go's and Night Ranger.
Some selections are a bit obscure, and aren't as big hits as others. That is what makes the album so great. You'll find a few songs here that you may not have heard in a long time.
Put it on and take a stroll down memory lane. You will have a wicked awesome time!
This is good background music for an 80's theme party too..I have yet to do it myself, but I have thought about it. There are some good dance songs, "Safety Dance" is probably the best."
Good album - This is NOT a bad album
Steve Peak | Tokyo, Japan | 04/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These songs represent the best of new wave and rock in the early 1980s on MTV. Certainly, MJ, Madonna and Prince should be included, but their record companies won't license their music for compilations. If you want Madonna and the others, look elsewhere."
Solid Sampler of 1980's Pop Music
Marc Axelrod | Potter, Wi USA | 11/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I went to high school from 1982-1985, and I used to despise this music as empty and shallow. I preferred the raw rock and roll of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and especially Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.
But music tastes change, and now, the music from this era sounds amazingly better than I remember it. This nostalgic 80's cd contains 15 well known hits of the decade, including "We've Got the Beat" by the Go-Gos, "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, "Cars," by Gar Numan, "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone, "99 Red Balloons" by Nena, and more. The cd definitely emphasizes the new wave pop of the 1980s over other parts of the decade, and some will find this frustrating.
But this was a fascinating part of the decade and so I don't mind at all. A great cd and worth getting if you don't already have these songs.
Rev. Marc Axelrod"