Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 A Kind of Magic Queen 4:18
2 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel 3.5 4:54
3 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 4 3:14
4 Word Up Cameo 4:17
5 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Billy Ocean 3:59
6 Addicted to Love Robert Palmer 5 4:21
7 Living in America James Brown 3 4:43
8 Ain't Nothin’ Goin’ On but the Rent Gwen Guthrie 3:26
9 Higher Love Steve Winwood 5 4:03
10 Absolute Beginners David Bowie 4.25 5:37
11 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals 4 3:57
12 Imagination Belouis Some 3 3:34
13 Suburbia Pet Shop Boys 3.75 4:03
14 And She Was Talking Heads 4.2 3:39
15 World Shut Your Mouth Julian Cope 5 3:35
16 Calling all the Heroes It Bites 2 4:03
17 Stuck With You Huey Lewis and The News 4.5 4:27
18 In the Army Now Status Quo 2 3:34
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Don’t Leave Me This Way Communards 4 4:25
2 Sometimes Erasure 3:29
3 Venus Bananarama 4 3:39
4 You Keep Me Hangin’ On Kim Wilde 4 4:03
5 We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off Jermaine Stewart 4:05
6 Let’s Go All the Way Sly Fox 4 3:48
7 Human Human League 2 3:47
8 French Kissin’ in the USA Deborah Harry 3 4:11
9 Breakout Swing Out Sister 3:38
10 Lessons in Love Level 42 1 4:01
11 Notorious Duran Duran 4.5 3:59
12 Down to Earth Curiosity Killed the Cat 3:50
13 Reet Petite Jackie Wilson 2 2:43
14 Showing Out Mel and Kim 2.65 3:28
15 (I Just) Died in Your Arms Cutting Crew 3.8 4:32
16 Life’s What You Make It Talk Talk 3:38
17 The Captain of Her Heart Double 3:57
18 The Lady in Red Chris de Burgh 2 4:06

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Chris Frantz (track 14)
Richard "Pistol" Allen (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
Uriel Jones (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
bass guitar:
T.M. Stevens (track 7)
trumpet:
Wayne Jackson (trumpet/trombone (Memphis Horns/Mar-Keys)) (track 2)
membranophone:
Manu Katché (track 2)
Ray Marchica (track 7)
synthesizer [Prophet]:
Peter Gabriel (track 2)
organ:
Earl Van Dyke (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
guitar:
Dan Hartman (track 7)
David Rhodes (guitarist, singer, and songwriter) (track 2)
Stevie Ray Vaughan (track 7)
David Byrne (Talking Heads) (track 14)
guitar and keyboard:
Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) (track 14)
bass:
Tony Levin (US rock bassist/chapman stick) (track 2)
Tina Weymouth (track 14)
keyboard:
Dan Hartman (track 7)
saxophone:
Mark Rivera (track 2)
piano and synthesizer [Fairlight]:
Peter Gabriel (track 2)
horn:
Crispin Cioe (track 7)
Bob Funk (trombonist) (track 7)
Arno Hecht (track 7)
The Uptown Horns (track 7)
trombone:
Don Mikkelsen (a trombonist player) (track 2)
assistant engineer:
Jeff Lord‐Alge (track 7)
Melanie West (track 14)
background vocals:
Dan Hartman (track 7)
P.P. Arnold (track 2)
Coral Gordon (track 2)
Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) (track 14)
Dee Lewis (track 2)
T.M. Stevens (track 7)
Tina Weymouth (track 14)
The Andantes (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
co-producer:
Clive Langer (track 10)
Alan Winstanley (track 10)
composer:
David Bowie (track 10)
David Byrne (Talking Heads) (track 14)
Julian Cope (track 15)
Peter Gabriel (track 2)
Mark James (Francis Rodney Zambon, composer of "Suspicious Minds") (track 11)
Robert Palmer (English singer-songwriter) (track 6)
Neville Keighley (track 12)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 1)
engineer:
Jim Gaines (track 17)
Chris Lord‐Alge (track 7)
Robert Missbach (track 17)
guest tambourine:
Steve Scales (track 14)
guest bongos:
Steve Scales (track 14)
guest congas:
Steve Scales (track 14)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
lead vocals:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 7)
David Byrne (Talking Heads) (track 14)
Marvin Gaye (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
lyricist:
David Bowie (track 10)
David Byrne (Talking Heads) (track 14)
Julian Cope (track 15)
Peter Gabriel (track 2)
Mark James (Francis Rodney Zambon, composer of "Suspicious Minds") (track 11)
Robert Palmer (English singer-songwriter) (track 6)
Neville Keighley (track 12)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 1)
mixer:
Robert Missbach (track 17)
Eric Thorngren (track 14)
orchestra:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
producer:
Dan Hartman (track 7)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (track 2)
Huey Lewis and the News (American pop rock band) (track 17)
Ed Stasium (track 15)
Talking Heads (track 14)
Norman Whitfield (track 3)
David Bowie (track 10)
Peter Gabriel (track 2)
recording engineer:
Eric Thorngren (track 14)
vocals:
Peter Gabriel (track 2)
writer:
Larry Blackmon (track 4)
Ferdi Bolland (track 18)
Rob Bolland (track 18)
Wayne Brathwaite (track 5)
Barry Eastmond (track 5)
Gwen Guthrie (track 8)
Dan Hartman (track 7)
Chris Hayes (US rock guitarist & singer (Huey Lewis & The News)) (track 17)
Tomi Jenkins (track 4)
Will Jennings (track 9)
Huey Lewis (track 17)
Chris Lowe (1/2 of Pet Shop Boys) (track 13)
Charlie Midnight (track 7)
Billy Ocean (track 5)
Barrett Strong (track 3)
Neil Tennant (track 13)
Norman Whitfield (track 3)
Steve Winwood (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1986) (track 17)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1986) (track 13)
publisher:
10 Music Ltd. (track 13)
Cage Music Ltd. (track 13)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 2–3)
Heavy Nova Music (track 6)
Island Music Ltd. (track 6)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019) (track 6)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1986) (track 1)
Queen Music Ltd. (1986) (track 1)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
earliest release:
edits:
mash-ups:
Shake Your Grapes by ccc (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 80) (track 3)
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 453) (track 14)
cover recording of:
In the Army Now (track 18)
Suspicious Minds (track 11)
later parody versions:
Addicted to Spuds (track 6)
Expected to Love (track 6)
Kur indiāņi nav (track 18)
later translated parody versions:
Humppanarkkari (track 6)
Kaaner wors (track 14)
Армия (track 18)
later translated versions:
Cuestión de magia ("A Kind of Magic") (track 1)
Das kann doch nicht dein Ernst sein (I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (track 3)
Hai ↑ (track 4)
Ici les Enfoirés (track 18)
part of:
We Will Rock You (Queen musical) (track 1)
We Will Rock You (German version of the Queen musical) (track 1)
recording of:
A Kind of Magic (track 1)
Absolute Beginners (track 10)
Addicted to Love (track 6)
And She Was (track 14)
Higher Love (track 9)
Imagination (track 12)
Living in America (track 7)
Sledgehammer (track 2)
Stuck with You (track 17)
Suburbia (track 13)
Word Up! (track 4)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1967-02-03 – 1967-04-10) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Polka Party! (track 2)

CD 2

drums (drum set):
Linn 9000 (drum machine, aka A. Linn) (track 3)
arranger:
Nick Ingman (track 18)
assistant producer:
Julian Mendelsohn (Australian record producer) (track 10)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (track 4)
Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter) (track 4)
Chris de Burgh (British-Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist) (track 18)
Nick Van Eede (track 15)
Felix Haug (track 17)
Robbie van Leeuwen (track 3)
Chuck Lorre (US TV director, writer, producer & composer) (track 8)
Kurt Maloo (track 17)
conductor:
Nick Ingman (track 18)
engineer:
Terry Brown (Producer) (track 15)
Julian Mendelsohn (Australian record producer) (track 10)
Daniel Abraham (track 11)
guest saxophone:
Gary Barnacle (track 10)
lyricist:
Chris de Burgh (British-Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist) (track 18)
Nick Van Eede (track 15)
Boon Gould (track 10)
Felix Haug (track 17)
Eddie Holland (Motown songwriter, lyricist of Holland‐Dozier‐Holland songwriting team) (track 4)
Robbie van Leeuwen (track 3)
Chuck Lorre (US TV director, writer, producer & composer) (track 8)
Kurt Maloo (track 17)
mixer:
Julian Mendelsohn (Australian record producer) (track 10)
Daniel Abraham (track 11)
Ben Darlow (track 18)
Shelly Yakus (track 15)
producer:
Wally Badarou (track 10)
Terry Brown (Producer) (track 15)
Cutting Crew (track 15)
Duran Duran (English rock band) (track 11)
John Jansen (track 15)
Level 42 (track 10)
Nile Rodgers (track 11)
Mike Thorne (UK producer & keyboardist) (track 1)
Chris de Burgh (British-Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist) (track 18)
vocals:
Bananarama (track 3)
Sarah Jane Morris (track 1)
writer:
Matt Aitken (track 14)
Toby Andersen (keyboardist) (track 12)
Wally Badarou (track 10)
Andy Bell (singer / songwriter for Erasure) (track 2)
Tyran Carlo (track 13)
Vince Clarke (member of Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, ...) (track 2)
Michael Drummond (track 12)
Tim Friese‐Greene (track 16)
Kenneth Gamble (track 1)
Cary Gilbert (track 1)
Preston Glass (track 5)
Berry Gordy (track 13)
Mark Hollis (track 16)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 1)
James Harris III (track 7)
Mark King (track 10)
Simon Le Bon (Singer for Duran Duran) (track 11)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (track 7)
Nick Rhodes (track 11)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 14)
John Taylor (UK bassist for Duran Duran) (track 11)
Pete Waterman (track 14)
Andy Connell (1986) (track 9)
Corinne Drewery (1986) (track 9)
Martin Jackson (1986) (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
London Records Ltd. (not release label) (1986) (track 3)
A&M Records Ltd. London (1995) (track 18)
publisher:
10 Music Ltd. (track 9)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 10)
Findhaven Ltd. (track 10)
Level 42 Music Ltd. (track 10)
Ruby Ruby Ltd. (track 10)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 1)
mixed at:
has remixes:
mash-ups:
music videos:
Human by The Human League (track 7)
sampled by:
Relax (Take It Easy) by MIKA (track 15)
Relax, take it easy by MIKA (track 15)
cover recording of:
Venus (Shocking Blue (I’m Your Venus)) (track 3)
is based on:
The Banjo Song (track 3)
later parody versions:
The Lady in Greggs (track 18)
later translated parody versions:
Minus (track 3)
later translated versions:
Chi mi aiuterà (track 4)
French Kissin’ in the USA (French version) (track 8)
KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON~誘惑を抱きしめて~ (Hiromi Mori translation) (track 4)
Kolos Srey Chaom (track 3)
Lâche-toi (French lyric version of "Breakout") (track 9)
Veenus (track 3)
Venus (Finnish) (track 3)
キープ・ミー・ハンギン・オン (Junko Sato translation) (track 4)
ヴィーナス (Hiromi Mori translation) (track 3)
ヴィーナス (Hitoshi Shinohara translation) (track 3)
ヴィーナス (Yuuji Konno translation) (track 3)
live recording of:
The Lady in Red (track 18)
recording of:
Breakout (track 9)
Down to Earth (track 12)
Human (track 7)
Lessons in Love (track 10)
Notorious (track 11)
Sometimes (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 3)
Megamix (track 4)
Stars on 45 (Beatles Medley 7″ Mix) (track 3)
Elephant Love (aka Elephant Love Medley, from Moulin Rouge!) (track 1)
Stars on 45 (12″ single) (track 3)
Polka Party! (track 3)

Release Group

part of:Now That’s What I Call Music! The Millennium Series (UK) (number: 1986) (order: 7)