The B‐52s

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The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (lead guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards). After Ricky Wilson's death from AIDS in 1985, Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances. The band is best known for their 1978 debut single "Rock Lobster", and their pair of 1989 hits; "Love Shack" and "Roam".

Rooted in new wave and 1960s rock and roll, the group later straddled many genres, ranging from post-punk to pop rock. The "guy vs. gals" vocals of Schneider, Pierson, and Wilson, sometimes used in call and response style, and their unique guitar and keyboard driven instrumentation compose their trademark sound.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Pop & Wave, Volume 8: The Sound of the Fantastic 80s Various Artists 1
1999 Hot Rods & Custom Classics Various Artists 1
1999 Instant Party Disc: Regular Strength Various Artists 1
1999 Viva Hits 4 Various Artists 5 1
1999 Out of Bounds: A Journey Through Modern Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Members Only #3 Various Artists 1
1999 The All Time Greatest Pop Album Various Artists 1
1999 Poptronica: Sci-Fi Various Artists 1
1999 Frosh Two Various Artists 1
1999 Millennium '80s New Wave Party Various Artists 1
1999 MTV the First 1000 Years: New Wave Various Artists 1
1999 All Time Greatest Pub Anthems Various Artists 1
1999 Chris Tarrant's Millennium House Party Various Artists 1
1999 Chris Tarrant's Ultimate Summer Party Various Artists 1
1999 Guitar Club Classics Various Artists 1
1999 Las 101 mejores canciones del planeta Tierra Various Artists 1
1999 Modern Rock: 1980-1981 Various Artists 1
1999 Modern Rock: 1988–1989 Various Artists 1
1999 Modern Rock: The 70's Various Artists 1
1999 Sounds of SunFest '99 Various Artists 1
1999 The Best of Rock: Pop in the 90s, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Songs for Summer Various Artists 1
2000 On the Edge Various Artists 3 2
2000 Frosh 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Dance the Alternative, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Double Shot: Pop Alternative Various Artists 1
2000 Maynard's Rewind, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Modern Rock 1980-1984 Various Artists 1
2000 Modern Rock: Early 90's Various Artists 1
2000 Modern Rock: Lost Hits of the Early '80s Various Artists 1
2000 SA-FM Party Songs, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2000 Studio Brussel: Klas X Various Artists 1
2000 Tubes New Wave Various Artists 1
2000 Was het nu 70, 80 of 90? Various Artists 1
2001 Casey Kasem Presents America's Top Ten Hits: 1980s Various Artists 1
2001 Carl Craig Presents: Abstract Funk Theory Various Artists 1
2001 Modern Rock: Dance Various Artists 1
2001 1990: The 80’s Collection: The Next Generation Various Artists 2
2001 Classic Cuts Presents Party in a Box Various Artists 1
2001 Generation '80s Various Artists 1
2001 Les Années New Wave Various Artists 1
2001 Modern Rock: Lost Hits of the Mid '80s Various Artists 1
2001 New Wave Classics Various Artists 1
2001 Platinum: The Best Hits Selection Various Artists 1
2001 Rhino Instant Party: Blow-Out! Various Artists 1
2001 Sun and Summer Various Artists 1
2001 The Best Beer Drinking Songs in the World... Ever! Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2002 Teenage Kicks Various Artists 1
2002 Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally) Various Artists 1
2002 The Ultimate Hen Night Party Album Various Artists 1
2002 Best Ever Bonking Songs Various Artists 1
2002 The Best 80s Modern Rock Album... Ever! Various Artists 1
2002 Party Animal Various Artists 1
2002 Columbia House Presents: Pump Up the Jam! ’90s Dance Hits Various Artists 1
2002 Generation 80's Classics From The 80's Alternative Scene Various Artists 1
2002 Media Markt Collection: Party Hits Various Artists 1
2002 Modern Rock: Lost Hits of the '70s Various Artists 1
2002 Modern Rock: Under the Covers Various Artists 1
2002 New Wave Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2002 The Best Summer Album 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 Welcome to the Pleasuredome: The Real 80's Various Artists 1
2003 Was het nu 70, 80 of 90? File 5 Various Artists 1
2003 NOW Summer 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 All the 80's Various Artists 1
2003 Hey, Mr. Spaceman Various Artists 1
2003 Hairbrush Divas Various Artists 1
2003 The World's Absolute Best Ever Beer Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Dance 'til You Drop Various Artists 1
2003 De Pre Historie 1994, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 New Wave Various Artists 1
2003 Newbury Comics: The Early Years, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Rock Platinum Various Artists 1
2003 Simply the Best 80s Various Artists 1
2003 Summergroove Various Artists 1
2003 Take 40 Australia: The Number Ones Volume One 1984-1993 Various Artists 1
2003 The 80's: 14 Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
2004 Billboard #1s: The ’80s Various Artists 1
2004 80’s Underground Clubbing Various Artists 1
2004 Vh1: I Love the 80s Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Girls Night In Various Artists 1
2004 School Reunion: The Disco Various Artists 1
2004 Big Shiny '80s Various Artists 1
2004 Clasicos de los 80's Various Artists 1
2004 Edge of the 80s: 1980-1984 Various Artists 1
2004 Girls Night Out Various Artists 1
2004 Good Clean Fun - Target Sampler Various Artists 1
2005 I Want My New Wave Various Artists 1
2005 All That Alternative Various Artists 1
2005 Happy Songs Various Artists 1
2005 N3W WAV35 Various Artists 1
2005 V8 Supercars: A Full Tank of Rock Various Artists 1
2005 Sound Concierge #502: "Tell Me" Fantastic Plastic Machine 1
2005 Drivetime Various Artists 1
2005 My Generation: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Part 1 Various Artists 1
2005 Dance 'til You Drop 2 Various Artists 1
2005 The Absolute Very Best of the World's Best Ever Beer Songs Various Artists 1
2005 Magic: The Album Various Artists 1
2005 All That Punk Various Artists 1
2005 Mastermix Mashed Up 9 Mastermix 1
2005 Office Party Various Artists 1

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