Annotation

Many songs on this compilation are cut extremely short, even farther than most compilations will go.

Annotation last modified on 2013-08-16 20:43 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston 4:46
2 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 4.7 3:30
3 Let's Dance David Bowie 4.25 4:08
4 Don't You Want Me The Human League 4.25 3:55
5 Young Guns Wham! 3:39
6 Big in Japan Alphaville 3:45
7 Sarah Mauro Scocco 4:29
8 You're the Voice John Farnham 4:31
9 All Night Long Lionel Richie 3.65 4:14
10 Tainted Love Soft Cell 4 2:34
11 What Is Love Howard Jones 3:37
12 Words F.R. David 4.5 3:22
13 När vi två blir en Gyllene Tider 3:01
14 Tarzan Boy Baltimora 3:50
15 Brother Louie Modern Talking 3:39
16 Rock Me, Amadeus Falco 3.75 3:20
17 Flashdance... What a Feeling Irene Cara 4 3:49
18 The Only Way Is Up Yazz & The Plastic Population 3:59
19 Walk This Way Run‐D.M.C. 4 3:36
20 Push It Salt‐N‐Pepa 3.5 3:27
21 Purple Rain Prince & The Revolution 4:01
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 4 4:50
2 What's Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner 3:13
3 I Knew You Where Waiting Aretha Franklin & George Michael 3:52
4 Africa Toto 4:13
5 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 3:27
6 (I''l Never Be) Maria Magdalena Sandra 3:52
7 Heaven Is a Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle 4.25 3:53
8 Straight Up Paula Abdul 3:19
9 Back to Life Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler 3:38
10 All Around the World Lisa Stansfield 4.5 4:23
11 Celebration Kool & The Gang 4.5 3:30
12 I'm Coming Out Diana Ross 4 3:52
13 The Look of Love ABC 4.6 3:28
14 Live Is Life Opus 3:56
15 Self Control Laura Branigan 4.6 3:58
16 Vill Ha Dig Freestyle 3:34
17 Kids in America Kim Wilde 4.35 3:20
18 I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters 5 3:40
19 Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves 4 2:40
20 The Final Countdown Europe 4.65 3:56
21 I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner 4 4:53
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics 4.65 4:40
2 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 3.9 3:47
3 The Look Roxette 3:41
4 Take on Me a‐ha 3:29
5 A View to a Kill Duran Duran 3.75 3:33
6 Don't Go Yazoo 2:26
7 19 Paul Hardcastle 3.5 3:31
8 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 4:06
9 You're in the Army Now Bolland & Bolland 4:13
10 It's Raining Men The Weather Girls 3:16
11 Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones 3:59
12 Just an Illusion Imagination 3:51
13 Ain't Nobody Chaka Khan 4:18
14 Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye 3:41
15 Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell 4.25 3:44
16 Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears 4 3:55
17 Living in a Box Living in a Box 2.65 3:01
18 Waiting for a Star to Fall Boy Meets Girl 4:14
19 Jackie Ratata 3:23
20 Vienna Ultravox 4:33
21 Eternal Flame The Bangles 3.85 3:48

Credits

CD 1

synthesizer:
Ian Burden (1981) (track 4)
Jo Callis (1981) (track 4)
Philip Oakey (1981) (track 4)
guitar:
Matt Aitken (track 2)
keyboard:
Matt Aitken (track 2)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 2)
keyboard [Fairlight] programming:
Ian Curnow (track 2)
electronic instruments and other instruments:
Dave Ball (UK electronic musician, part of Soft Cell) (track 10)
arranger:
Daniel Darras (track 12)
assistant engineer:
David M. Allen (UK producer/engineer/remixer (mainly new-wave/synth-pop/goth)) (track 4)
assistant mixer:
Nile Rodgers (track 3)
David Bowie (track 3)
assistant programming:
David M. Allen (UK producer/engineer/remixer (mainly new-wave/synth-pop/goth)) (track 4)
background vocals:
Joanne Catherall (1981) (track 4)
Susan Ann Sulley (1981) (track 4)
composer:
Maurizio Bassi (track 14)
Dieter Bohlen (tracks 15, 15)
Jo Callis (track 4)
Lloyd Bernhard (track 6)
Frank Mertens (German synthpop keyboardist Frank Sorgatz) (track 6)
Giorgio Moroder (track 17)
Philip Adrian Wright (Human League) (track 4)
Ferdi Bolland (track 16)
Rob Bolland (track 16)
David Bowie (track 3)
Ed Cobb (track 10)
Falco (Austrian pop & rock musician) (track 16)
Marian Gold (track 6)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 11)
George Michael (track 5)
Philip Oakey (track 4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 21)
Lionel Richie (track 9)
engineer:
Paul Hardiman (track 10)
Mark McGuire (UK producer/engineer) (track 2)
Bob Clearmountain (track 3)
guest guitar family:
Joe Perry (guitarist for Aerosmith) (track 19)
guest performer:
Aerosmith (track 19)
guest vocals:
Steven Tyler (track 19)
lead vocals:
David Bowie (track 3)
Philip Oakey (1981) (track 4)
Susan Ann Sulley (1981) (track 4)
lyricist:
Dieter Bohlen (track 15)
Ferdi Bolland (track 16)
Rob Bolland (track 16)
David Bowie (track 3)
William Bryant (UK lyricist, writer and speaker) (track 11)
Irene Cara (track 17)
Ed Cobb (track 10)
Louis Sandy Yagura (track 12)
Falco (Austrian pop & rock musician) (track 16)
Keith Forsey (track 17)
Marian Gold (track 6)
Naimy Hackett (track 14)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 11)
Martin Kupersmith (track 12)
George Michael (track 5)
Philip Oakey (track 4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 21)
Lionel Richie (track 9)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (track 3)
Harvey Goldberg (track 10)
Pete Hammond (UK producer aka "Mixmaster") (track 2)
producer:
Matt Aitken (track 2)
Steve Brown (engineer/music producer) (track 5)
Jean-Michel Gallois-Montbrun (Rolando Tambin) (track 12)
The Human League (track 4)
Giorgio Moroder (track 17)
Nile Rodgers (track 3)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 2)
Mike Thorne (UK producer & keyboardist) (track 10)
Pete Waterman (track 2)
Ferdi Bolland (track 16)
Rob Bolland (track 16)
David Bowie (track 3)
George Michael (track 5)
Martin Rushent (track 4)
programming:
Martin Rushent (track 4)
solo guitar:
Stevie Ray Vaughan (track 3)
vocals:
Marc Almond (English pop singer and songwriter) (track 10)
Irene Cara (track 17)
writer:
Matt Aitken (track 2)
Hurby Azor (track 20)
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (track 20)
Johnny Henderson (track 18)
George Jackson (US soul songwriter/vocalist) (track 18)
George Merrill (track 1)
Joe Perry (guitarist for Aerosmith) (tracks 19, 19)
Andy Qunta (track 8)
Keith Reid (track 8)
Shannon Rubicam (track 1)
Maggie Ryder (track 8)
Mike Stock (of Stock Aitken Waterman) (track 2)
Chris Thompson (vocalist with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) (track 8)
Steven Tyler (tracks 19, 19)
Pete Waterman (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
OVC Ltd. (track 17)
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 4)
Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (1981) (track 10)
Motown Record Corporation (1983) (track 9)
Polygram Records, Inc. (New York) (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1983) (track 17)
publisher:
Alcor Music (track 17)
Because Éditions (track 21)
Carasmatic Music (track 17)
Carub Music (track 17)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 17)
Controversy Music (track 21)
Daksel LLC (tracks 19, 19)
Daksel Music Corp. (track 19)
GMPC (track 17)
Intersong Music (track 17)
Intersong U.S.A. (track 17)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 1)
Island Music Ltd. (track 21)
Kobalt Music Group (track 11)
RZO Music Ltd (track 3)
Rolf Budde Musikverlag (aka Budde Music) (track 6)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track 14)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 17)
Universal Music Publishing AB (Sweden) (track 8)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 17)
Terrace Music (1987) (track 2)
recorded at:
DJ-mixes:
has remixes:
mash-ups:
Chwaraeon Soft by Y Lladron (track 10)
Ring My Bitch Up! by G3RSt (track 20)
Tainted Jesus (Soft Cell vs. Depeche Mode) (part of “Bootie Goes Goth” DJ-mix) by DJ Lobsterdust (track 10)
music videos:
sampled by:
Come Back Down by Trevor Something (tracks 4, 10)
Mope by Bloodhound Gang (track 16)
SOS (radio edit) by Rihanna (track 10)
part of:
TV Cream: Real 100 Best Singles Ever (number: 1) (track 4)
TV Cream: Real 100 Best Singles Ever (number: 15) (track 16)
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 56) (track 17)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 440) (track 20)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
Tainted Love (track 10)
The Only Way Is Up (track 18)
is the basis for:
80er KULT(tour) (track 16)
SOS (track 10)
later parody versions:
Faithless Love (track 10)
Kokaiini (track 6)
Quarantäne (track 16)
Tainted Pub (track 10)
Walk His Way (track 19)
later translated parody versions:
Amateur (track 16)
Bleibt net stehn (track 21)
later translated versions:
Amadeus (track 16)
Böser Sex (track 10)
Falso amor (track 10)
Japan ist weit (track 6)
Mikä fiilis (track 17)
Tình yêu Brother Louie (Yêu! Cuộc tình tưa như muôn tia chữa lòa...) (track 15)
Žízeň lásky (track 17)
古都 (track 8)
later versions:
Danse ta vie (track 17)
Walk This Way (Run-D.M.C. version) (track 19)
recording of:
Big in Japan (track 6)
Brother Louie (Deep love is a burnin' fire stay... 'cause then the flame grows higher babe) (track 15)
Let’s Dance (track 3)
Purple Rain (track 21)
Push It (track 20)
Rock Me Amadeus (track 16)
Tarzan Boy (track 14)
Walk This Way (Run-D.M.C. version) (track 19)
Walk This Way (track 19)
What Is Love? (track 11)
Words (F.R. David song) (track 12)
You’re the Voice (track 8)
Don’t You Want Me (Human League song) (1981) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
R.A. Megamix (track 2)
Polka Party! (track 16)
translated version of:
Sen můj a Lízin (track 12)
version of:
Brother Louie (Deep love is a burnin' fire stay... 'cause then the flame grows higher babe) (track 15)
Walk This Way (track 19)

CD 2

violin:
Martin Bylund (Swedish violinist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Anders Dahl (Swedish violinist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Lars Stegenberg (Swedish violinist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Gunnar Michols (Swedish violinist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Bernt Nylund (Swedish violinist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Bertil Orsin (Swedish violinist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Sixten Strömvall (Swedish violinist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Harry Teike (1980-06-16) (track 1)
cello:
Olle Gustafsson (cellist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Åke Olofsson (Swedish cellist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
cello, viola and violin arranger:
Rutger Gunnarsson (1980) (track 1)
drums (drum set):
Chris North (UK drummer of The Enid) (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Ola Brunkert (1980-06-06) (track 1)
bass guitar:
Mark Lickley (track 13)
Martin Russell (recording engineer, producer, composer & musician) (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Mike Watson (English-Swedish rock musician) (1980-06-06) (track 1)
viola:
Nils Heie (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Håkan Roos (Swedish violist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
Bo Söderström (Swedish violinist) (1980-06-16) (track 1)
guitar:
Francis Lickerish (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
James Stevenson (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Steve Stewart (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Ricky Wilde (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Lasse Wellander (1980-06-06) (track 1)
percussion:
Åke Sundqvist (1980-06-06) (track 1)
keyboard:
Mark White (ABC/Vice Versa) (track 13)
Robert John Godfrey (member of The Enid) (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Calvin Hayes (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Ricky Wilde (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (1980-06-06) (track 1)
additional engineer:
Josh Abbey (track 21)
Larry Alexander (track 21)
Jason Corsaro (track 21)
Joe Ferla (track 21)
Howie Lindeman (track 21)
additional vocals:
Jennifer Holliday (track 21)
additional writer:
Harro Steffen (track 15)
arranger:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (track 1)
Ian Devaney (track 10)
Andy Morris (former member of Blue Zone (UK), worked with Lisa Stansfield) (track 10)
Björn Ulvaeus (track 1)
assistant engineer:
Bobby Cohen (engineer) (track 21)
Tim Crich (track 21)
background vocals:
Donnie Harper (track 21)
Ricky Wilde (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1980-06-06) (track 1)
choir vocals:
composer:
Giancarlo Bigazzi (track 15)
Michael Cretu (track 6)
Bernard Edwards (track 12)
Günter Grasmuck (track 14)
Peter Niklas Gruber (track 14)
Markus Löhr (track 6)
Kurt René Plisnier (track 14)
Raffaele Riefoli (Italian pop singer) (track 15)
Kimberley Rew (track 19)
Nile Rodgers (track 12)
Herwig Rüdisser (track 14)
Robert Hazard (track 5)
Mick Jones (Foreigner/Spooky Tooth, worked in France) (track 21)
Hubert Kemmler (track 6)
Ewald Pfleger (track 14)
Joey Tempest (track 20)
Elliot Wolff (track 8)
engineer:
Frank Filipetti (track 21)
Gary Langan (track 13)
Stephen Stewart (engineer, guitarist of The Enid) (track 17)
Steve Stewart (track 17)
Michael B. Tretow (track 1)
lead vocals:
Martin Fry (track 13)
Belinda Carlisle (track 7)
Kim Wilde (1980 – 1981) (track 17)
Agnetha Fältskog (1980-06-06) (track 1)
lyricist:
Robert Hazard (track 5)
Mick Jones (Foreigner/Spooky Tooth, worked in France) (track 21)
Hubert Kemmler (track 6)
Ewald Pfleger (track 14)
Steve Piccolo (track 15)
Joey Tempest (track 20)
Elliot Wolff (track 8)
Kimberley Rew (1983) (track 19)
mixer:
Ian Devaney (track 10)
Andy Morris (former member of Blue Zone (UK), worked with Lisa Stansfield) (track 10)
performer:
Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) (track 21)
producer:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (track 1)
Pat Collier (track 19)
Michael Cretu (track 6)
Ian Devaney (track 10)
Trevor Horn (track 13)
Katrina and the Waves (British-American rock band) (track 19)
Andy Morris (former member of Blue Zone (UK), worked with Lisa Stansfield) (track 10)
Rick Nowels (track 7)
Alex Sadkin (track 21)
Björn Ulvaeus (track 1)
Ricky Wilde (track 17)
Mick Jones (Foreigner/Spooky Tooth, worked in France) (track 21)
remixer:
Wolfgang Filz (track 6)
Peter Ries (track 6)
vocals:
Lisa Stansfield (track 10)
writer:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (track 1)