Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Blue Monday
New Order 3:49
2 Venus
Bananarama 3:49
3 Don't Leave Me This Way
The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris 4:49
4 Somewhere in My Heart
Aztec Camera 4 3:58
5 Smalltown Boy
Bronski Beat 3:56
6 Working My Way Back to You
The Spinners 5 4:02
7 Ain't Nobody
Chaka Khan 5 4:40
8 Candy Girl
New Edition 3:56
9 Love Wars
Womack & Womack 5:57
10 International Rescue
Fuzzbox 3:29
11 Mirror Mirror
Dollar 3:29
12 Don't Tell Me
Blancmange 3:29
13 What Is Love?
Howard Jones 5 3:39
14 More More More
Carmel 3:13
15 What's the Colour of Money
Hollywood Beyond 4 3:25
16 Johnny Come Home
Fine Young Cannibals 3:29
17 Out of the Blue
Debbie Gibson 5 3:55
18 Special Brew
Bad Manners 3:36
19 Don't Go
Hothouse Flowers 3:45
20 (Something Inside) So Strong
Labi Siffre 4:18
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Want to Know What Love Is
Foreigner 4 5:00
2 Owner of a Lonely Heart
Yes 4 4:26
3 Gimme All Your Lovin'
ZZ Top 4.2 4:01
4 On the Beach
Chris Rea 3:43
5 Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
Simply Red 4:09
6 La Bamba
Los Lobos 4.65 2:53
7 Twist in My Sobriety
Tanita Tikaram 4:52
8 You Might Need Somebody
Randy Crawford 4:17
9 Don't Blame It on That Girl
Matt Bianco 3:47
10 You're History
Shakespears Sister 4:29
11 Since Yesterday
Strawberry Switchblade 2:57
12 Miss You Like Crazy
Natalie Cole 3:54
13 Young at Heart
The Bluebells 3 3:26
14 I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
Michael McDonald 5 3:41
15 Each Time You Break My Heart
Nick Kamen 4:32
16 Some Candy Talking
The Jesus and Mary Chain 3:17
17 Life in a Northern Town
The Dream Academy 4.35 4:16
18 I Can't Wait
Nu Shooz 3:39
19 Everybody Salsa
Modern Romance 3:21
20 Devotion
Ten City 4:02
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Take on Me
a‐ha 3:38
2 Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division 4.85 3:23
3 Seven Seas
Echo & The Bunnymen 3:19
4 Drive
The Cars 4.35 3:55
5 Don't Get Me Wrong
Pretenders 4.5 3:48
6 Hallelujah (MacColl mix)
Happy Mondays 5 2:39
7 The Sun Rising
The Beloved 4:30
8 Jump to the Beat
Stacy Lattisaw 3:27
9 Big Area
Then Jerico 4:47
10 Don't Call Me Baby
Voice of the Beehive 3:06
11 Always
Atlantic Starr 3:52
12 Black Velvet
Alannah Myles 4:33
13 Ride Like the Wind
Christopher Cross 3:48
14 I Feel for You
Chaka Khan 3 4:05
15 Gloria
Laura Branigan 4:50
16 Glory of Love
Peter Cetera 4.2 4:20
17 Broken Land
The Adventures 4:59
18 Searching
Change 3:35
19 Feel So Real
Steve Arrington 5:07
20 I Don't Want to Talk About It
Everything but the Girl 4:14

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Ira Siegel (track 17)
electric guitar:
Tommy Williams (ex Radio 4) (track 17)
percussion:
Bashiri Johnson (tracks 8, 17)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Debbie Gibson (track 17)
additional guitar:
Fred Zarr (track 17)
arranger:
Debbie Gibson (track 17)
Fred Zarr (track 17)
assistant engineer:
Bill Esses (track 17)
assistant mixer:
Jim Goatley (track 17)
background vocals:
La-Rita Gaskin (track 17)
Carrie Johnson (track 17)
Libby Johnson (track 17)
background vocals [backing vocals]:
Jimmy Chambers (track 19)
Jimmy Helms (track 19)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Debbie Gibson (track 17)
co-producer:
Arthur Baker (American record producer and DJ) (track 8)
Michael Jonzun (track 8)
composer:
Louis Cook (track 18)
David Farren (track 18)
Paul Hyman (track 18)
Michael Jonzun (track 8)
Chris Kane (saxophone player) (track 18)
Robbie van Leeuwen (track 2)
Andrew Marson (track 18)
Labi Siffre (track 20)
Jimmy Somerville (track 5)
Maurice Starr (track 8)
Martin Stewart (member of Bad Manners, The Selecter) (track 18)
Douglas Trendle (track 18)
Brian Tuitt (track 18)
Steve Bronski (track 5)
Roddy Frame (track 4)
Debbie Gibson (track 17)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 13)
Alan Sayag (track 18)
Larry Steinbachek (track 5)
engineer:
Alan Winstanley (track 19)
Clive Langer (track 19)
lyricist:
Louis Cook (track 18)
David Farren (track 18)
Paul Hyman (track 18)
Chris Kane (saxophone player) (track 18)
Robbie van Leeuwen (track 2)
Andrew Marson (track 18)
Labi Siffre (track 20)
Jimmy Somerville (track 5)
Martin Stewart (member of Bad Manners, The Selecter) (track 18)
Douglas Trendle (track 18)
Brian Tuitt (track 18)
Steve Bronski (track 5)
William Bryant (drummer) (track 13)
Roddy Frame (track 4)
Debbie Gibson (track 17)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 13)
Alan Sayag (track 18)
Larry Steinbachek (track 5)
mixer:
Fred Zarr (track 17)
Phil Castellano (track 17)
performer:
Sarah Jane Morris (track 3)
The Communards (1986) (track 3)
producer:
Peter Collins (producer) (track 12)
Rupert Hine (track 13)
Alan Winstanley (track 19)
Debbie Gibson (track 17)
Clive Langer (track 19)
Fred Zarr (track 17)
programming:
Debbie Gibson (track 17)
recording engineer:
Bernard Bullock (track 17)
Phil Castellano (track 17)
Don Feinberg (track 17)
writer:
Neil Arthur (track 12)
Gerry Darby (track 14)
Joanne Dunne (track 10)
Margaret Dunne (Fuzzbox) (track 10)
Kenneth Gamble (track 3)
Roland Gift (track 16)
Cary Gilbert (track 3)
Gillian Gilbert (track 1)
Peter Hook (track 1)
Trevor Horn (track 11)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 3)
Sandy Linzer (track 6)
Stephen Luscombe (track 12)
Carmel McCourt (track 14)
Stephen Morris (New Order) (track 1)
Tina O'Neill (track 10)
Peter O’Toole (bassist and mandolinist) (track 19)
Jim Paris (track 14)
Denny Randell (track 6)
Mark Rogers (Hollywood Beyond) (track 15)
Jamie B. Rose (track 15)
Pete Saunders (track 14)
David Steele (UK musician, member of The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals) (track 16)
Liam Sternberg (track 10)
Bernard Sumner (track 1)
Cecil Womack (track 9)
Linda Womack (track 9)
Bruce Woolley (track 11)
Liam Ó Maonlaí (track 19)
publisher:
Magnet Music Ltd. (track 18)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 17)
Overdue Music (track 7)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 3)
Creative Bloc Music Ltd. (1987 – ????) (track 17)
Deborah Ann’s Music (1987 – ????) (track 17)
mixed at:
recorded at:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
part of:
arrangements:
La forza dentro me (translated) (track 20)
cover recording of:
Venus (Shocking Blue (I'm Your Venus)) (track 2)
Don’t Leave Me This Way (1986) (track 3)
is the basis for:
Tell Me Why (track 5)
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
Minus (track 2)
later translated versions:
Blue Monday (track 1)
Kolos Srey Chaom (track 2)
Out Of The Blue (Japanese version) (track 17)
Veenus (track 2)
Venus (Finnish) (track 2)
ヴィーナス (Hiromi Mori translation) (track 2)
ヴィーナス (Hitoshi Shinohara translation) (track 2)
ヴィーナス (Yuuji Konno translation) (track 2)
later versions:
Ain't Nobody (additional lyrics) (track 7)
recording of:
Ain’t Nobody (track 7)
Blue Monday (track 1)
Candy Girl (track 8)
Don't Tell Me (track 12)
Don’t Go (Hothouse Flowers song) (track 19)
Johnny Come Home (track 16)
Love Wars (track 9)
More, More, More (Carmel song) (track 14)
Out of the Blue (track 17)
Smalltown Boy (track 5)
Special Brew (track 18)
What Is Love? (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 2)
Stars on 45 (Beatles Medley 7" Mix) (track 2)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 2)
Polka Party! (track 2)

CD 2

electric bass guitar:
Dusty Hill (track 3)
drums (drum set):
Alan White (Yes drummer) (1983) (track 2)
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (track 14)
Chris Squire (Yes bassist) (1983) (track 2)
strings arranger:
Nick de Caro (track 8)
membranophone:
Frank Beard (track 3)
Jeff Porcaro (track 14)
Clavinet:
Greg Phillinganes (track 14)
guitar:
Jill Bryson (track 11)
Steve Lukather (track 14)
Rose McDowall (track 11)
Trevor Rabin (1983) (track 2)
electric guitar:
Billy Gibbons (track 3)
percussion:
Frank Beard (track 3)
keyboard:
Tony Kaye (1983) (track 2)
Rhodes piano:
Michael McDonald (R&B & soul singer) (track 14)
horn arranger:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist) (track 8)
additional vocals:
Jennifer Holliday (track 1)
arranger:
David Motion (track 11)
Ritchie Valens (track 6)
background vocals:
Rose McDowall (track 11)
Donnie Harper (track 1)
Maureen McDonald (track 14)
choir vocals:
composer:
Mick Jones (Foreigner/Spooky Tooth) (track 1)
Nan O'Byrne (American songwriter and composer) (tracks 8, 8)
Chris Rea (track 4)
John Smith (Nu Shooz) (track 18)
Tom Snow (US songwriter) (tracks 8, 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 6)