Annotation

3 CD box set (3 separate CDs in a cardboard cover)

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Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Pump Up the Volume M/A/R/R/S 4:00
2 19 Paul Hardcastle 3:31
3 Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood 3.8 3:57
4 Back to Life Soul II Soul 3:45
5 Sign of the Times The Belle Stars 2:52
6 Robert De Niro’s Waiting Bananarama 3:43
7 Jive Talkin’ Boogie Box High 4:38
8 Prince Charming Adam & the Ants 3:19
9 Tainted Love Soft Cell 4 2:39
10 Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners 4.25 4:02
11 Reward The Teardrop Explodes 2:41
12 The Safety Dance Men Without Hats 3.85 2:44
13 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder 3.65 3:02
14 Something About You Level 42 4:23
15 Breakout Swing Out Sister 3:44
16 Shout to the Top The Style Council 3:22
17 China in Your Hand T’Pau 4:00
18 Perfect Fairground Attraction 4 3:35
19 Days Kirsty MacColl 2:59
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Tide Is High Blondie 4.4 4:41
2 It Must Be Love Madness 3:20
3 Pass the Dutchie Musical Youth 3:21
4 I Want to Wake Up With You Boris Gardiner 2:56
5 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 3.8 3:59
6 Red Red Wine UB40 3:02
7 Teardrops Womack & Womack 3:51
8 The Slightest Touch Five Star 4:25
9 Celebration Kool & The Gang 4.5 3:36
10 Give It Up KC & The Sunshine Band 4.35 4:04
11 Candy Girl The New Edition 3:55
12 Automatic The Pointer Sisters 4 4:47
13 Wishing Well Terence Trent D’Arby 2.75 3:31
14 I Need Love LL Cool J 5:22
15 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Billy Ocean 2:59
16 Frankie Sister Sledge 4:16
17 History Mai Tai 3:51
18 I.O.U. Freeez 5 3:48
19 Do It Again / Billie Jean (medley) Club House 3:43
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 True Spandau Ballet 5:39
2 With a Little Help From My Friends Wet Wet Wet 2:39
3 Happy Hour The Housemartins 2:23
4 Japanese Boy Aneka 3:54
5 You Think You’re a Man Divine 3:28
6 Baby I Don’t Care Transvision Vamp 5 4:38
7 Serious Donna Allen 3:45
8 I Don’t Want a Lover Texas 4:59
9 Heartache Avenue Maisonettes 4 2:55
10 This Ole House Shakin’ Stevens 3:04
11 Feels Like I’m in Love Kelly Marie 3:19
12 Change of Heart Change 3:49
13 Come Into My Life Joyce Sims 3:48
14 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 4:35
15 Boys (Summertime Love) Sabrina 3 3:55
16 Pop Muzik (1989 remix) M 4:02
17 (Don’t Mess With) My Toot Toot Denise LaSalle 3:17
18 Star Trekkin’ The Firm 3:33
19 Seven Tears Goombay Dance Band 3:58

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 3)
bass guitar:
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 3)
guitar:
A.R. Kane (track 1)
Brian Nash (track 3)
electronic instruments and other instruments:
Dave Ball (UK electronic musician, part of Soft Cell) (track 9)
turntable:
Dave Dorrell (track 1)
C.J. Mackintosh (track 1)
sampler:
John Fryer (British producer and engineer) (track 1)
additional producer:
Stephen Lipson (track 3)
composer:
Julian Cope (track 11)
Sara Dallin (track 6)
Siobhan Fahey (track 6)
Alan Gill (track 11)
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 3)
Steve Jolley (track 6)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 3)
Tony Swain (track 6)
Keren Woodward (track 6)
Martyn Young (track 1)
Steven Young (UK musician, member of Colourbox & MARRS) (track 1)
Ed Cobb (track 9)
Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) (track 12)
Paul Hardcastle (track 2)
Holly Johnson (track 3)
Mark Nevin (track 18)
Paul Weller (track 16)
conductor:
Stuart Bruce (track 3)
creative direction:
Clive Langer (track 10)
Alan Winstanley (track 10)
engineer:
John Fryer (British producer and engineer) (track 1)
Paul Hardiman (track 9)
guest percussion:
Luis Jardim (track 3)
guest keyboard:
Anne Dudley (track 3)
Andrew Richards (Strawbs keyboard player/record producer) (track 3)
lead vocals:
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 3)
Holly Johnson (track 3)
Paul Rutherford (Member of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 3)
lyricist:
Ed Cobb (track 9)
William Coutourie (track 2)
Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) (track 12)
Paul Hardcastle (track 2)
Holly Johnson (track 3)
Jonas McCord (track 2)
Mark Nevin (track 18)
Paul Weller (track 16)
mixer:
Harvey Goldberg (track 9)
producer:
Trevor Horn (track 3)
Clive Langer (track 10)
Kevin Rowland (track 10)
Mike Thorne (UK producer & keyboardist) (track 9)
Alan Winstanley (track 10)
Martyn Young (track 1)
vocals:
Marc Almond (English pop singer and songwriter) (track 9)
writer:
Kevin Adams (track 10)
Adam Ant (track 8)
Wally Badarou (track 14)
Stella Barker (track 5)
Carol Decker (track 17)
Boon Gould (track 14)
Philip Gould (track 14)
Clare Hirst (track 5)
Nellee Hooper (track 4)
Miranda Joyce (track 5)
Mark King (track 14)
Simon Law (Soul II Soul) (track 4)
Mike Lindup (track 14)
Jennie Matthias (track 5)
Sarah-Jane Owen (track 5)
Judy Parsons (track 5)
Marco Pirroni (British musician and producer) (track 8)
Greg Prestopino (track 13)
Ron Rogers (Ronald Phillip Rogers, T'Pau) (track 17)
Beresford Romeo (track 4)
Kevin Rowland (track 10)
Lesley Shone (track 5)
Caron Wheeler (track 4)
Matthew Wilder (track 13)
Andy Connell (1986) (track 15)
Corinne Drewery (1986) (track 15)
Martin Jackson (1986) (track 15)
phonographic copyright by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (1981) (track 9)
BMG UK & Ireland Limited (holding company, do not add releases here) (1988) (track 18)
publisher:
10 Music Ltd. (track 15)
BMG Music Publishing (NYC-based headquarters, with national subsidiaries under it) (track 17)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 14)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 6, 8, 10)
Music of Windswept (track 14)
Peermusic III, Ltd. (track 14)
Perfect Songs Ltd. (track 3)
Universal Music Limited (UK sound recording / publishing company) (track 18)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 8)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 18)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 14)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (tracks 6, 14)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
Tainted Jesus (Soft Cell vs. Depeche Mode) (part of “Bootie Goes Goth” DJ-mix) by DJ Lobsterdust (track 9)
sampled by:
Mope by Bloodhound Gang (track 3)
SOS by Rihanna (track 9)
Word Iz Bond by 702 (track 13)
part of:
cover recording of:
Tainted Love (track 9)
is the basis for:
Come on England (track 10)
Hemmelighet (track 13)
Moments in Soul (track 4)
later parody versions:
Faithless Love (track 9)
Read Acts (track 3)
Tainted Pub (track 9)
Tasty Plants (track 12)
The Brady Bunch (“Weird Al” version) (track 12)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Böser Sex (track 9)
Falso amor (track 9)
Lâche-toi (French lyric version of "Breakout") (track 15)
No Te Preocupes (track 13)
Vamos Eileen (track 10)
recording of:
19 (track 2)
Back to Life (track 4)
Break My Stride (track 13)
Breakout (track 15)
China in Your Hand (track 17)
Come On Eileen (track 10)
Perfect (track 18)
Prince Charming (track 8)
Pump Up the Volume (track 1)
Relax (track 3)
Reward (track 11)
Shout to the Top (track 16)
Sign of the Times (track 5)
Something About You (track 14)
The Safety Dance (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Blackboard Jumble (track 8)
Two Tribes / Relax (track 3)
Hooked on Polkas (track 3)

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1983) (track 12)
New York, New York, United States (1983) (track 18)
drums (drum set):
Jon Moss (1983) (track 5)
bass guitar:
Mikey Craig (1983) (track 5)
membranophone:
Preston Heyman (track 13)
Minimoog and synthesizer:
John Van Tongeren (1983) (track 12)
synthesizer:
Stephen Mitchell (1983) (track 12)
Howie Rice (1983) (track 12)
Brock Walsh (1983) (track 12)
guitar:
Pete Glenister (track 13)
Mark Goldenberg (1983) (track 12)
Roy Hay (Member of Culture Club and composer for film and television) (1983) (track 5)
Dennis Herring (1983) (track 12)
harmonica:
Judd Lander (1983) (track 5)
bass:
Phil Spalding (track 13)
Eddie N. Watkins Jr. (1983) (track 12)
hi-hat [Wicked Hi-Hat]:
Clive Mngaza (track 13)
percussion:
Bashiri Johnson (track 11)
Jon Moss (1983) (track 5)
sitar:
Roy Hay (Member of Culture Club and composer for film and television) (1983) (track 5)
keyboard:
Roy Hay (Member of Culture Club and composer for film and television) (1983) (track 5)
piano:
Roy Hay (Member of Culture Club and composer for film and television) (1983) (track 5)
drum machine programming:
Brock Patrick Walsh (track 12)
baritone saxophone, keyboard and percussion:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
electric sitar:
Roy Hay (Member of Culture Club and composer for film and television) (1983) (track 5)
additional writer:
Howard Barrett (track 1)
Tyrone Evans (track 1)
arranger:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
associate producer:
Glen Ballard (track 12)
Brock Patrick Walsh (track 12)
background vocals:
Helen Terry (1983) (track 5)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
co-producer:
Arthur Baker (American record producer and DJ) (track 11)
Michael Jonzun (track 11)
composer:
Steven Ettinger (track 14)
Mark Goldenberg (track 12)
Michael Jonzun (track 11)
James Todd Smith (track 14)
Sean Oliver (track 13)
Darryl Pierce (track 14)
Dwayne Simon (track 14)
Maurice Starr (track 11)
Brock Patrick Walsh (track 12)
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
Ben Peters (country music songwriter) (track 4)
Denise Rich (track 16)
Labi Siffre (tracks 2, 2)
Neil Diamond (1967) (track 6)
engineer:
Simon Humphrey (track 5)
Gordon Milne (track 5)
Mike Ross (engineer) (track 5)
guest keyboard:
Phil Pickett (1983) (track 5)
lead vocals:
Boy George (1983) (track 5)
Ruth Pointer (1983) (track 12)
lyricist:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
Ben Peters (country music songwriter) (track 4)
Denise Rich (track 16)
Labi Siffre (tracks 2, 2)
Neil Diamond (1967) (track 6)
mixer:
Steve Levine (track 5)
Jon Moss (track 5)
Phil Legg (track 13)
performer:
Freeez (1983) (track 18)
producer:
Arthur Baker (American record producer and DJ) (track 18)
Mike Chapman (Australian producer and songwriter) (track 1)
Steve Levine (track 5)
Richard Perry (producer) (track 12)
Martyn Ware (track 13)
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 13)
recording engineer:
Michael Brooks (sound engineer and remixer, notably associated with The Pointer Sisters) (track 12)
Phil Legg (track 13)
remixer:
Bill Schnee (track 12)
writer:
Arthur Baker (American record producer and DJ) (track 18)
Ronald Bell (track 9)
George O’Dowd (track 5)
Wayne Brathwaite (track 15)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 9)
Deborah Carter (track 10)
Harry Wayne Casey (track 10)
Mikey Craig (track 5)
Eumir Deodato (track 9)
Barry Eastmond (track 15)
Roy Hay (Member of Culture Club and composer for film and television) (track 5)
John Holt (track 1)
Michael Jay (producer/engineer) (track 8)
Marvin Morrow (track 8)
Jon Moss (track 5)
Billy Ocean (track 15)
Phil Pickett (track 5)
John Robie (track 18)
Claydes Smith (track 9)
James “J.T.” Taylor (US R&B vocalist for Kool & the Gang) (track 9)
Dennis “D.T.” Thomas (Kool & The Gang) (track 9)
Earl Toon, Jr. (track 9)
Cecil Womack (track 7)
Linda Womack (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) (1982) (track 10)
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1983) (track 5)
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) (2001) (track 1)
Virgin Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (2003) (track 5)
publisher:
Ben Peters Music (track 4)
Chrysalis Music (music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (tracks 2, 2)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 16)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 10)
IQ Music (track 4)
Bang Records (US disco) (1968) (track 6)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1980) (track 9)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1980) (track 9)
BMG VM Music Ltd. (2013-05 –) (track 5)
recorded at:
CBS Studios (London, 1972–1989) in London, England, United Kingdom (1983) (track 5)
edits:
Automatic (7" single) by The Pointer Sisters (track 12)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
Wishing Well / Fix Up, Look Sharp (part of “A Bugged Out Mix by Hot Chip” DJ-mix) by Terence Trent D’Arby / Dizzee Rascal (track 13)
sampled by:
Give It Up (warm up) by Lulu (track 10)
cover recording of:
It Must Be Love (track 2)
Red Red Wine (track 6)
The Tide Is High (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Zelebration (track 9)
later translated versions:
Feest! (track 9)
later versions:
The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling) (new bridge & lyrics for Atomic Kitten) (track 1)
recording of:
Candy Girl (track 11)
Celebration (track 9)
Frankie (track 16)
Give It Up (track 10)
I Need Love (track 14)
I.O.U. (track 18)
It Must Be Love (track 2)
Teardrops (track 7)
Wishing Well (track 13)
Automatic (1983) (track 12)
Karma Chameleon (1983) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

composer:
Matteo Bonsanto (track 15)
Stan Cullimore (track 3)
Roberto Rossi (composer) (track 15)
Ray Dorset (track 11)
Bobby Heatlie (track 4)
Gary Kemp (track 1)
Lol Mason (track 9)
Johnny McElhone (track 8)
Phyllis Nelson (American singer) (track 14)
Robin Scott (track 16)
Joyce Sims (track 13)
Sharleen Spiteri (track 8)
Mark Tibenham (track 9)
lyricist:
Claudio Cecchetto (track 15)
Malcolm Charlton (track 15)
Ray Dorset (track 11)
Bobby Heatlie (track 4)
P.d. Heaton (track 3)
Gary Kemp (track 1)
Lol Mason (track 9)
Johnny McElhone (track 8)
Phyllis Nelson (American singer) (track 14)
Robin Scott (track 16)
Joyce Sims (track 13)
Sharleen Spiteri (track 8)
Mark Tibenham (track 9)
writer:
Stuart Hamblen (track 10)
James Harris III (track 12)
Wolfgang Jass (track 19)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track 2)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (track 12)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
MCA Records Ltd. (do not use as an imprint; UK subsidiary of MCA Records) (1989) (track 6)
publisher:
BMG 10 Music Ltd. (track 8)
Beach House Music (track 13)
Budde Music France (track 15)
Flyte Tyme Tunes (track 12)
Go! Discs Music (track 3)
IQ Music Ltd. (track 14)
Melmax (track 15)
Notting Hill Music (track 6)
RTI SPA (track 15)
Smokin' Amigos (track 13)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 15)
Northern Songs Ltd. (1967) (track 2)
arrangements:
The Avenue (track 9)
cover recording of:
This Ole House (track 10)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Japanese Boy (German) (track 4)
Jeder braucht einen Freund (With a Little Help From My Friends) (track 2)
Yr Hen Dŷ (track 10)
不管你是誰 (track 4)
對號入座 (track 4)
later versions:
Min idol (track 10)
recording of:
Baby I Don't Care (Transvision Vamp) (track 6)
Change of Heart (track 12)
Come Into My Life (track 13)
Happy Hour (track 3)
Heartache Avenue (track 9)
Japanese Boy (track 4)
Move Closer (track 14)
Pop Muzik (track 16)
Seven Tears (track 19)
True (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
All Together Now (medley) (track 2)
Blackboard Jumble (track 10)

Release Group

part of:Greatest Ever! The Definitive Collection (number: 80)