Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Fame Irene Cara 5 4:42
2 Last Dance Donna Summer 3.75 3:18
3 Spank Jimmy "Bo" Horne 3:59
4 Come to My Island KC and the Sunshine Band 4:10
5 Never Never Gonna Give You Up Barry White 4:44
6 The Boss Diana Ross 3:53
7 Just an Illusion Imagination 3:54
8 Maniac Michael Sembello 4:00
9 H.A.P.P.Y. Radio Edwin Starr 3:21
10 The Breaks Kurtis Blow 4:00
11 Don’t Stop the Music Yarbrough & Peoples 4:04
12 Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions 4 4:46
13 Don’t Look Any Further Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett 3:57
14 Best Love Rose Royce 3:47
15 Soul Cha Cha Van McCoy 3:25
16 Got to Give It Up Marvin Gaye 4:08
17 Stomp The Brothers Johnson 3:59
18 Word Up Cameo 4:13
19 If I Can’t Have You Yvonne Elliman 5 2:57
20 Machine Gun Commodores 2:38
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel Tavares 3:31
2 Fake Alexander O’Neal 3:56
3 Daddy Cool Boney M. 4.25 3:25
4 Rhythm of the Night DeBarge 3:45
5 Superfreak Rick James 5 3:19
6 Celebration Kool & The Gang 4.5 3:36
7 In My House Mary Jane Girls 3:56
8 Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) The Gap Band 5:31
9 Fire Ohio Players 4:22
10 Come Into My Life Joyce Sims 3:45
11 I’ll Be Good René & Angela 5 4:06
12 Dancing the Night Away Voggue 3:08
13 Funky Town Lipps, Inc. 3.85 3:56
14 Got to Be Real Cheryl Lynn 3:24
15 Let’s Start the Dance Hamilton Bohannon 3:49
16 Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) The Jacksons 3:32
17 Year of Decisions The Three Degrees 2:32
18 The Sound of Music Dayton 4 3:38
19 You and Me Spargo 4:12
20 Never Knew Love Like This Before Stephanie Mills 5:19
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Go West Village People 3:32
2 Shout The Trammps 3:26
3 It’s Raining Man The Weather Girls 4:40
4 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood Santa Esmeralda 3:24
5 Slave to the Rhythmn Grace Jones 4:21
6 Funkin’ for Jamaica Tom Browne 3:22
7 Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine James Brown 4 5:04
8 Think Lyn Collins 4 3:20
9 Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston 5 3:36
10 Best of My Love The Emotions 3.75 3:38
11 Treat Her Like a Lady The Temptations 3:58
12 Back in Love Again L.T.D. 3:58
13 She’s a Bad Mama Jama Carl Carlton 4:33
14 Lady (You Bring Me Up) Commodores 3:57
15 I Love America Patrick Juvet 3:48
16 Shame Evelyn “Champagne” King 3:17
17 America Generation The Ritchie Family 3:03
18 Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones 4:10
19 Use It Up and Wear It Out Odyssey 4:57
20 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 3:08

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
James Gadson (track 19)
synthesizer:
Freddie Perren (track 19)
guitar:
Bob Bowles (track 19)
bass:
Scott Edwards (bassist) (track 19)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (track 19)
Freddie Perren (track 19)
Bob Zimmitti (track 19)
keyboard:
Freddie Perren (track 19)
piano:
Sonny Burke (Keyboard player) (track 19)
composer:
Michael Gore (track 1)
Jon Lind (track 12)
Marvin Gaye (track 16)
Paul Jabara (track 2)
Ronald Louis Smith (track 3)
Barry White (track 5)
lead vocals:
Yvonne Elliman (track 19)
lyricist:
Marvin Gaye (track 16)
Paul Jabara (track 2)
Dean Pitchford (track 1)
Ronald Louis Smith (track 3)
Barry White (track 5)
Allee Willis (track 12)
producer:
Al McKay (track 12)
Freddie Perren (track 19)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 12)
vocals:
The Emotions (Chicago soul, disco and R&B female vocal group) (track 12)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 6)
Larry Blackmon (track 18)
Jonah Ellis (track 11)
Robert Ford, Jr. (producer) (track 10)
Barry Gibb (track 19)
Maurice Gibb (track 19)
Robin Gibb (track 19)
Franne Golde (track 13)
Duane Hitchings (track 13)
Ashley Ingram (track 7)
Tomi Jenkins (track 18)
Leee John (track 7)
George Johnson (member of Brothers Johnson, guitar) (track 17)
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (track 17)
Valerie Johnson (track 17)
Steve Jolley (track 7)
Kurtis Walker (track 10)
Dennis Lambert (track 13)
Dennis Matkosky (track 8)
J.B. Moore (producer, composer) (track 10)
Alisa Peoples (track 11)
Michael Sembello (track 8)
Lonnie Simmons (producer, songwriter) (track 11)
Russell Simmons (track 10)
Valerie Simpson (track 6)
Larry Smith (US hip hop producer) (track 10)
Tony Swain (track 7)
Rod Temperton (track 17)
phonographic copyright by:
Universal International Music B.V. (company, do not use as label) (1977) (track 19)
publisher:
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (tracks 2, 12)
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 8)
Gibb Brothers Music (track 19)
Intersong Music (track 8)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 12)
Olga Music (track 2)
Riva Music Ltd. (track 8)
VMG Worldwide (track 13)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 8)
edits:
has remixes:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Hey Ladies by Beastie Boys (track 20)
is the basis for:
I’m Alive (track 12)
Twerk (track 8)
later translated versions:
Hai ↑ (track 18)
Remember (Fame) (track 1)
ザ・ボス (track 6)
recording of:
Boogie Wonderland (track 12)
Fame (Irene Cara song) (track 1)
Got to Give It Up (track 16)
Just an Illusion (track 7)
Last Dance (track 2)
Maniac (track 8)
Spank (track 3)
Stomp! (track 17)
The Boss (track 6)
The Breaks (track 10)
Word Up! (track 18)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

strings arranger:
Wade Marcus (track 20)
wind instruments [Horn Arrangements] arranger:
Wade Marcus (track 20)
background vocals:
Frank Farian (track 3)
Marcia Barrett (track 3)
Liz Mitchell (track 3)
composer:
Frank Farian (track 3)
Ron Miller (US songwriter Ronald Alonzo Miller) (track 5)
Steven Greenberg (track 13)
Rick James (US vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (tracks 5, 7)
Joyce Sims (track 10)
Diane Warren (US songwriter) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Frank Farian (track 3)
Marcia Barrett (track 3)
Liz Mitchell (track 3)
lyricist:
Steven Greenberg (track 13)
Rick James (US vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (track 7)
George Reyam (track 3)
Joyce Sims (track 10)
Diane Warren (US songwriter) (track 4)
producer:
Frank Farian (track 3)
Kenneth Gamble (track 17)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 17)
Reggie Lucas (track 20)
James Mtume (jazz/funk musician) (track 20)
vocals:
Sheila Ferguson (track 17)
Valerie Holiday (track 17)
Fayette Pinkney (track 17)
vocals arranger:
Reggie Lucas (track 20)
James Mtume (jazz/funk musician) (track 20)
Tawatha Agee (track 20)
writer:
Billy Beck (track 9)
Ronald Bell (track 6)
Hamilton Bohannon (track 15)
Leroy Bonner (track 9)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 6)
Eumir Deodato (track 6)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 14)
Kenneth Gamble (track 17)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 17)
James Harris III (track 2)
Marshall Jones (US bassist & songwriter, member of Ohio Players) (track 9)
Denis Lepage (track 12)
Denyse Lepage (track 12)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (track 2)
Reggie Lucas (track 20)
Cheryl Lynn (track 14)
James Mtume (jazz/funk musician) (track 20)
David Paich (track 14)
Freddie Perren (track 1)
Clarence Satchell (track 9)
Claydes Smith (track 6)
Keni St. Lewis (track 1)
James “J.T.” Taylor (US R&B vocalist for Kool & the Gang) (track 6)
Dennis “D.T.” Thomas (Kool & The Gang) (track 6)
Earl Toon, Jr. (track 6)
James "Diamond" Williams (US drummer for Ohio Players) (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1973) (track 17)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1979 –) (track 13)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1980) (track 13)
publisher:
Beach House Music (track 10)
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed as Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. since ca. 1998 or thereafter) (track 1)
Realsongs (track 4)
Red Sea Songs (track 13)
Rick S. Music (track 13)
Smokin' Amigos (track 10)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 1)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1980) (track 6)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1980) (track 6)
mixed at:
Sigma Sound Studios (New York) in New York, New York, United States (track 20)
recorded at:
Sigma Sound Studios (New York) in New York, New York, United States (track 20)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Kingdom Come by Jay-Z (track 5)
later parody versions:
Äijä viilee (track 3)
later translated parody versions:
Zelebration (track 6)
later translated versions:
Feest! (track 6)
Got to Be Real (Japanese version) (track 14)
Papa kalt (track 3)
城市節拍 (track 4)
recording of:
Celebration (track 6)
Come Into My Life (track 10)
Daddy Cool (track 3)
Fake (track 2)
Fire (track 9)
Funkytown (track 13)
Got to Be Real (track 14)
In My House (track 7)
Super Freak (track 5)
You and Me (track 19)
Year of Decision (1973) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 13)
Stars on 45 (the song itself) (track 13)
Hitmix (Alexander O’Neal work) (track 2)
Megamix (Boney M) (track 3)
Stars on 45 (12″ single) (track 13)
Mega Mix (track 3)

CD 3

organ:
Bobby Byrd (African-American funk/soul/gospel songwriter & producer) (track 7)
arranger:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
Art Wright (track 9)
background vocals:
Bobby Byrd (African-American funk/soul/gospel songwriter & producer) (track 7)
composer:
Tom Browne (US jazz trumpeter) (track 6)
Leon Haywood (track 13)
Jacques Morali (track 1)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (track 11)
Ali Ollie Woodson (track 11)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
lyricist:
Henri Belolo (track 1)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
Toni Smith (track 6)
Victor Willis (track 1)
producer:
Hal Davis (track 9)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
vocals:
Thelma Houston (1976) (track 9)
writer:
Bennie Benjamin (track 4)
Lawrence Russell Brown (lyricist) (track 19)
Bobby Byrd (African-American funk/soul/gospel songwriter & producer) (track 7)
Gloria Caldwell (track 4)
Reuben Cross (track 16)
Simon Darlow (track 5)
Dino Fekaris (track 20)
John H. Fitch, Jr. (track 16)
Kenneth Gamble (track 9)
Cary Gilbert (track 9)
Trevor Horn (track 5)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 9)
Paul Jabara (track 3)
Chaz Jankel (track 18)
Ron Lenhoff (track 7)
Sandy Linzer (track 19)
Stephen Lipson (track 5)
Sol Marcus (track 4)
Al McKay (track 10)
Freddie Perren (track 20)
Paul Shaffer (pianist, bandleader, Dave Letterman's sidekick) (track 3)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 10)
Bruce Woolley (track 5)
Kenny Young (track 18)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1977) (track 10)
publisher:
Chris-n-Jen Music (track 4)
Dunbar Music, Inc. (track 16)
EMI Songs Ltd. (tracks 3, 10)
Mills & Mills Music (track 16)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 19)
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed as Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. since ca. 1998 or thereafter) (track 20)
SPZ Music, Inc. (track 5)
Scorpio Music (work publisher of "Scorpio Music") (track 1)
Universal Music Publishing (Use ONLY if no country-specific information is available) (track 20)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 20)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 20)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 4)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 3)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 9)
edit of:
sampled by:
Da Joint (explicit) by EPMD (track 8)
Daft Punk Rave by Zomby (track 8)
Get Edgy by 長沼英樹 (track 8)
Get Pepped by Skinny Boys (track 8)
Gold Digger by EPMD (track 8)
Gosh by Jamie xx (track 8)
Hit List Remix by 陳奕迅 (track 8)
Ice Cold by Vanilla Ice (track 8)
On and On by Girl Talk (track 8)
SUNSHINE HERO by D&D (track 8)
The Gift by Way Out West (track 8)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Supreme (track 20)
later parody versions:
Neun Live (track 20)
Portslade Bollocks (track 1)
Raining Blood (track 3)
later translated parody versions:
Dod ēst (track 1)
Ein Fest (track 1)
later translated versions:
Best of My Love (Japanese Version) (track 10)
Es regnet Jungs (track 3)
LET’S GO!いいことあるさ (Japanese version of “Go West”) (track 1)
Oon voimissain (track 20)
悲しき願い (track 4)
衝破萬重浪 (track 4)
later versions:
Misunderstood (track 4)
live recording of:
recording of:
Ai No Corrida (track 18)
Best of My Love (track 10)
Go West (track 1)
I Will Survive (track 20)
It’s Raining Men (track 3)
Shame (track 16)
Think (About It) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Vereinzelt Schauer (track 3)
Elephant Love (aka Elephant Love Medley, from Moulin Rouge!) (track 9)
version of:
À l'ouest (track 1)