Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Take On Me
a‐ha 4.4 3:49
2 Don't Leave Me This Way
The Communards 4:32
3 What Is Love
Howard Jones 5 3:42
4 Self Control
Laura Branigan 4:08
5 I Won't Let You Down
Ph.D. 4:07
6 Glory of Love
Peter Cetera 4.2 4:23
7 Holding Back the Years
Simply Red 4 4:31
8 Sounds Like a Melody
Alphaville 5 4:46
9 Beast of Burden
Bette Midler 3:50
10 Black Velvet
Alannah Myles 4:45
11 I Feel for You
Chaka Khan 5:46
12 Teardrops
Womack & Womack 3:53
13 All Right
Christopher Cross 5 4:17
14 I Promised Myself
Nick Kamen 4:00
15 Don't Get Me Wrong
Pretenders 4.5 3:51
16 Josephine
Chris Rea 3:57
17 Twist in My Sobriety
Tanita Tikaram 4:51
18 Titelmelodie aus "Dornenvögel"
Henry Mancini 2:37
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Big in Japan
Alphaville 5 3:55
2 Blue Monday
New Order 3 4:10
3 Don't Tell Me
Blancmange 3:32
4 Smalltown Boy
Bronski Beat 3:59
5 She Drives Me Crazy
Fine Young Cannibals 3:39
6 Half a Minute
Matt Bianco 3:51
7 Owner of a Lonely Heart
Yes 4 4:29
8 Each Word's a Beat of My Heart
Mink DeVille 3:29
9 Self Control
Raf 3:58
10 A Love Bizarre
Sheila E. 3:49
11 Ich liebe dich
Clowns & Helden 4:23
12 Midnight Blue
Lou Gramm 3:57
13 Life in a Northern Town
The Dream Academy 4:17
14 I Want to Know What Love Is
Foreigner 4 5:03
15 Careless Love
Humpe Humpe 4:04
16 Frankie
Sister Sledge 4:19
17 Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst)
Peter Schilling 4:01
18 Coming Home (Jeannie, Part II)
Falco 5:32
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Iggy Pop 3:34
2 Container Love
Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub 4:28
3 Dance Hall Days
Wang Chung 3 3:53
4 Wouldn't It Be Good
Nik Kershaw 4:21
5 Sternenhimmel
Hubert Kah 3:05
6 Hohe Berge
Frl. Menke 2:50
7 Love Blonde
Kim Wilde 3:31
8 Life Is for Living
Barclay James Harvest 3:36
9 I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips
Eric Carmen 3:12
10 Forever Young
Alphaville 4.35 3:42
11 Chinese Eyes
Fancy 5:48
12 Live Is Life
Opus 5 4:11
13 Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne
Extrabreit 2:49
14 Da, da, da, ich lieb' Dich nicht, Du liebst mich nicht
Trio 5 3:23
15 Celebrate the World
Womack & Womack 3:39
16 Walls Come Tumbling Down
The Style Council 3 3:23
17 Hand in Hand
Koreana 4:13
18 Axel F
Harold Faltermeyer 3.5 3:01
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Kids in America
Kim Wilde 4.5 3:24
2 I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Nik Kershaw 3:23
3 Boys Don't Cry
The Cure 4.75 2:38
4 Valerie
Steve Winwood 4:07
5 Crockett's Theme
Jan Hammer 3:27
6 Square Rooms
Al Corley 3:41
7 Child of the Universe
Barclay James Harvest 5:05
8 Amanda
Boston 4:15
9 Under the Boardwalk
Bruce Willis 3:03
10 Fotoromanza
Gianna Nannini 4:28
11 Sowing the Seeds of Love
Tears for Fears 6:18
12 Not Exactly
Rainbirds 4:05
13 Somebody's Watching Me
Rockwell 3 3:50
14 She Ain't Worth It
Glenn Medeiros feat. Bobby Brown 3:38
15 I Know There's Something Going On
Frida 4 5:29
16 Taxi
Jawoll 3:53
17 Pass the Dutchie
Musical Youth 5 3:24
18 Oh Yeah
Yello 4 3:06

Credits

CD 1

trumpet:
Tim Kellett (1985) (track 7)
strings:
drums:
Steve Jordan (US drummer/multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (track 15)
Chris Joyce (1985) (track 7)
synthesizer:
Wix (track 15)
guitar:
Robbie McIntosh (English guitarist for The Pretenders) (track 15)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 15)
Sylvan (1985) (track 7)
bass:
Chucho Merchán (track 15)
Tony Bowers (1985) (track 7)
percussion:
Steve Jordan (US drummer/multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (track 15)
Chris Joyce (1985) (track 7)
keyboard:
Fritz McIntyre (1985) (track 7)
piano:
Wix (track 15)
additional keyboard:
Wolfgang Loos (track 8)
additional writer:
Harro Steffen (track 4)
arranger:
Wolfgang Loos (track 8)
Alphaville (German synth pop band) (track 8)
assistant engineer:
Chris Dickie (track 7)
background vocals:
Fritz McIntyre (1985) (track 7)
composer:
Giancarlo Bigazzi (track 4)
Marian Gold (track 8)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 3)
Bernhard Lloyd (track 8)
Henry Mancini (American composer, conductor and arranger) (track 18)
Frank Mertens (track 8)
Neil Moss (track 7)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 11)
Raffaele Riefoli (track 4)
Tanita Tikaram (track 17)
Zekuumba Zekkariyas (track 12)
Zeniya Zekkariyas (track 12)
Christopher Cross (track 13)
Mick Hucknall (track 7)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 15)
Nick Kamen (track 14)
engineer:
Bruce Lampcov (track 15)
Femi Jiya (track 7)
guest background vocals:
Kenny Cetera (track 6)
lead vocals:
Peter Cetera (track 6)
Bette Midler (track 9)
Mick Hucknall (1985) (track 7)
lyricist:
Marian Gold (track 8)
Howard Jones (English singer, songwriter) (track 3)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 11)
Tanita Tikaram (track 17)
William Bryant (drummer) (track 3)
Christopher Cross (track 13)
Mick Hucknall (track 7)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 15)
Nick Kamen (track 14)
Steve Piccolo (track 4)
mastering:
Bernie Grundman (track 7)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (track 15)
Femi Jiya (track 7)
John Ratcliff (track 1)
a‐ha (track 1)
performer:
Simply Red (1985) (track 7)
producer:
Andreas Budde (track 8)
Bob Clearmountain (track 15)
Rupert Hine (track 3)
Jimmy Iovine (track 15)
Stewart Levine (track 7)
Wolfgang Loos (track 8)
Colin Pearson (track 8)
Alan Tarney (track 1)
programming:
Wolfgang Loos (track 8)
vocals:
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 15)
writer:
Peter Cetera (track 6)
Jim Diamond (Scottish singer/songwriter/guitarist) (track 5)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 6)
Magne Furuholmen (track 1)
Kenneth Gamble (track 2)
Cary Gilbert (track 2)
Morten Harket (track 1)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 2)
Tony Hymas (track 5)
Mick Jagger (track 9)
Diane Nini (track 6)
Keith Richards (Rolling Stones guitarist) (track 9)
David Tyson (Canadian producer/songwriter) (track 10)
Christopher Ward (track 10)
Zekuumba Zekkariyas (track 12)
Zeniya Zekkariyas (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
WEA Records Ltd. (holding company based in the UK) (track 15)
publisher:
ATV Music Ltd. (track 1)
Rolf Budde Musikverlag (aka Budde Music) (track 8)
Sugar Music SpA (publisher, use Sugar for releases) (track 4)
mixed at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1985) (track 7)
recorded at:
RAK in London, England, United Kingdom (1985) (track 7)
mash-ups:
Crank on Me by Sean Peden (track 1)
remixes:
cover recording of:
Beast of Burden (track 9)
I Feel for You (track 11)
has revision:
is the basis for:
Corporate Trash (track 1)
later parody versions:
Act Selfless (track 10)
James 1:3 (track 1)
Take On Me (Literal Video Version) (track 1)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Que día es hoy (track 4)
recording of:
All Right (track 13)
Black Velvet (track 10)
Don't Get Me Wrong (track 15)
Glory of Love (track 6)
I Promised Myself (track 14)
Self Control (track 4)
Take On Me (track 1)
Teardrops (track 12)
What Is Love? (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
4 Chords (Unicante 2013 version) (track 1)
version of:
Self Control (track 4)

CD 2

bass guitar:
Chris Squire (Yes bassist) (1983) (track 7)
drums:
Alan White (Yes drummer) (1983) (track 7)
guitar:
Trevor Rabin (1983) (track 7)
keyboard:
Tony Kaye (1983) (track 7)
additional vocals:
Jennifer Holliday (track 14)
arranger:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 10)
Ferdi Bolland (track 18)
Rob Bolland (track 18)
background vocals:
Donnie Harper (track 14)
choir vocals:
composer:
Giancarlo Bigazzi (track 9)
Lloyd Bernhard (track 1)
Frank Mertens (track 1)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 10)
Raffaele Riefoli (track 9)
Sheila Escovedo (track 10)
Jimmy Somerville (track 4)
Bernd Westermann (track 11)
Ferdi Bolland (track 18)
Rob Bolland (track 18)
Steve Bronski (track 4)
Marian Gold (track 1)
Mick Jones (Foreigner/Spooky Tooth) (track 14)
Denise Rich (track 16)
Peter Schilling (German synthpop musician) (track 17)
Larry Steinbachek (track 4)
engineer:
Frank Filipetti (track 14)
Gary Langan (track 7)
lead vocals:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (1983) (track 7)
lyricist:
Jimmy Somerville (track 4)
Ferdi Bolland (track 18)
Rob Bolland (track 18)
Steve Bronski (track 4)
Marian Gold (track 1)
Johann Hölzel (track 18)
Mick Jones (Foreigner/Spooky Tooth) (track 14)
Carsten Pape (track 11)
Steve Piccolo (track 9)
Denise Rich (track 16)
Peter Schilling (German synthpop musician) (track 17)
Larry Steinbachek (track 4)
performer:
Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) (track 14)
producer:
Trevor Horn (track 7)
Quincy Jones (track 2)
New Order (track 2)
Ferdi Bolland (track 18)
Rob Bolland (track 18)
remixer:
John Potoker (track 2)
writer:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (track 7)
Neil Arthur (track 3)
Gilbert Gabriel (track 13)
Roland Gift (track 5)
Gillian Gilbert (track 2)
Peter Hook (track 2)
Trevor Horn (track 7)
Annette Humpe (track 15)
Inga Humpe (track 15)
Nick Laird-Clowes (track 13)
Stephen Luscombe (track 3)
Stephen Morris (New Order) (track 2)
Kito Poncioni (track 6)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 10)
Trevor Rabin (track 7)
Mark Reilly (track 6)
Chris Squire (Yes bassist) (track 7)
David Steele (UK musician, member of The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals) (track 5)
Bernard Sumner (track 2)
Danny White (keyboardist) (track 6)
publisher:
Affirmative Music (track 7)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 16)
Peer Musikverlag (track 17)
Rolf Budde Musikverlag (aka Budde Music) (track 1)
フジパシフィック音楽出版 (– 2014-12-31) (track 14)
フジパシフィックミュージック (2015-01-01 –) (track 14)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Sarm Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1983) (track 7)
edit of:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
In My Life by Memphis Bleek (track 14)
arrangements:
Adesso (translated) (track 14)
is the basis for:
Tell Me Why (track 4)
later parody versions:
Kokaiini (track 1)
Metzger Tom (live) (track 17)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Blue Monday (track 2)
Japan ist weit (track 1)
Mitä rakkaus on (track 14)
later versions:
Self Control (track 9)
Self Control (track 9)
recording of:
A Love Bizarre (track 10)
Big in Japan (track 1)
Blue Monday (track 2)
Careless Love (track 15)
Don't Tell Me (track 3)
Frankie (track 16)
Half a Minute (track 6)
Ich liebe dich (track 11)
Self Control (track 9)
She Drives Me Crazy (Fine Young Cannibals song) (track 5)
Smalltown Boy (track 4)
Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst) (1982) (track 17)
Owner of a Lonely Heart (1983) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Polkas (track 7)

CD 3

bass guitar:
Peter Niklas Gruber (track 12)
drums:
Curt Cress (track 10)
Günter Grasmuck (track 12)
guitar:
Ewald Pfleger (track 12)
bass:
Ken Taylor (track 10)
keyboard:
Kurt René Plisnier (track 12)
additional keyboard:
Wolfgang Loos (track 10)
additional recording engineer:
Uli Rudolf (track 10)
arranger:
Alphaville (German synth pop band) (track 10)
Wolfgang Loos (track 10)
background vocals:
Gulfstream (track 10)
Annette Humpe (track 14)
The Rosie Singers (track 10)
composer:
Phillip Boa (track 2)
Harold Faltermeyer (track 18)
Günter Grasmuck (track 12)
Allan Gray (track 13)
Peter Niklas Gruber (track 12)
Ulrich Herter (track 5)
Hubert Kemmler (track 5)
Gert Krawinkel (track 14)
Bernhard Lloyd (track 10)
Frank Mertens (track 10)
Giorgio Moroder (track 17)
Kurt René Plisnier (track 12)
Herwig Rüdisser (track 12)
Paul Weller (track 16)
Marian Gold (track 10)
Nik Kershaw (track 4)
Franziska Menke (Frl. Menke) (track 6)
Ewald Pfleger (track 12)
Stephan Remmler (track 14)
lead vocals:
Herwig Rüdisser (track 12)
lyricist:
Hubert Kemmler (track 5)
Gert Krawinkel (track 14)
Paul Weller (track 16)
Guido Eickelmann (Der Rabe) (track 2)
Marian Gold (track 10)
Harry Gutowski (track 6)
Nik Kershaw (track 4)
Franziska Menke (Frl. Menke) (track 6)
Ewald Pfleger (track 12)
Walter Reisch (track 13)
Stephan Remmler (track 14)
The Voodoo (Uwe Knak, German percussionist) (track 2)
Tom Whitlock (track 17)
Claus Zundel (track 5)
producer:
Ross Cullum (track 3)
Harold Faltermeyer (track 18)
Chris Hughes (Producer. aka Merrick) (track 3)
Colin Pearson (track 10)
Theo Werdin (Producer) (track 5)
Klaus Voormann (track 14)
Paul Weller (track 16)
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (track 16)
Wolfgang Loos (track 10)
Claus Zundel (track 5)
programming:
Wolfgang Loos (track 10)
writer:
Darren Costin (track 3)
Nick Feldman (track 3)
Johnny Greenan (track 1)
Jack Hues (track 3)
Dave Owens (track 1)
Johnny O’Keefe (track 1)
Marty Wilde (track 7)
Ricky Wilde (track 7)
Cecil Womack (track 15)
Linda Womack (track 15)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records (1984) (track 18)
publisher:
Downtown DMP Songs (track 10)
Imagem Music (subsidiary of Dutch music publishers Imagem) (track 4)
MPL Communications Inc. (Paul McCartney-related, NYC-based company) (track 1)
Opus Music (Publisher for Opus) (track 12)
Phonogram GmbH (track 14)
Rolf Budde Musikverlag (aka Budde Music) (track 10)
Krokodil Records (1982) (track 5)
recorded at:
Informstadion in Oberwart, Burgenland, Austria (1984-09-02) (track 12)
DJ-mixes:
Hohe Berge by Frl. Menke (track 6)
Sternenhimmel by Hubert Kah (track 5)
edits:
Sternenhimmel (extended version) (Maxi version) by Hubert Kah (track 5)
mash-ups:
Countdown F. by MadMixMustang (track 18)
sampled by:
Young Forever by Jay‐Z + Mr Hudson (track 10)
cover recording of:
Wild One (Real Wild Child) (track 1)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Für immer Punk (track 10)
Ich seh ihn gern (track 5)
ДаДаДа! (track 14)
later translated versions:
Da Da Da (Spanish version) (track 14)
Für immer jung (Bushido/Karel Gott version) (track 10)
Leben heißt Leben (track 12)
Sonne auf der Haut (track 4)
Wilde Has (swiss german lyrics) (track 1)
Wilder Has (german lyrics) (track 1)
later versions:
Opus Dei (track 12)
손에 손잡고 (track 17)
live recording of:
Live Is Life (song by Opus) (1984-09-02) (track 12)
recording of:
Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop) (track 18)
Celebrate the World (track 15)
Container Love (track 2)
Dance Hall Days (track 3)
Forever Young (Alphaville song, “I want to be forever young”) (track 10)
Hand in Hand (track 17)
Hohe Berge (track 6)
Love Blonde (track 7)
Sternenhimmel (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
4 Chords (Unicante 2013 version) (track 10)

CD 4

bass guitar:
Michael Dempsey (track 3)
Patrick (track 17)
drums:
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (track 15)
Laurence Tolhurst (track 3)
Junior (track 17)
guitar:
Kelvin (track 17)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 3)
Daryl Stuermer (track 15)
bass:
Mo Foster (track 15)
keyboard:
Michael (Keyboard player for Musical Youth) (track 17)
Peter Robinson (track 15)
background vocals:
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (track 15)
composer:
Michael Beckmann (track 12)
Jochen Bien (track 16)
Boris Blank (track 18)
Michael Dempsey (track 3)
Nik Kershaw (track 2)
Matthias Kutschke (track 16)
Conny Plank (German producer and sound engineer) (track 10)
Kornelia Scholz (track 16)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 3)
Laurence Tolhurst (track 3)
Russ Ballard (track 15)
Katharina Franck (track 12)
Richard Herberger (track 16)
Gianna Nannini (track 10)
Rockwell (R & B - "Somebody's Watching Me") (track 13)
Tom Scholz (track 8)
engineer:
Mike Hedges (UK producer/recording engineer) (track 3)
executive producer:
Peter Zumsteg (track 10)
lead vocals:
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 3)
Frida (track 15)
lyricist:
Jochen Bien (track 16)
Nik Kershaw (track 2)
Matthias Kutschke (track 16)
Kornelia Scholz (track 16)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 3)
Russ Ballard (track 15)
Katharina Franck (track 12)
Richard Herberger (track 16)
Dieter Meier (track 18)
Gianna Nannini (track 10)
Raffaella Riva (track 10)
Rockwell (R & B - "Somebody's Watching Me") (track 13)
Tom Scholz (track 8)
producer:
Peter Collins (producer) (track 17)
Chris Parry (track 3)
Conny Plank (German producer and sound engineer) (track 10)
Gianna Nannini (track 10)
vocals:
Dennis (track 17)
writer:
Antonina Armato (track 14)
Bobby Brown (R&B singer, New Edition member) (track 14)
Al Corley (track 6)
Harold Faltermeyer (track 6)
Will Jennings (track 4)
Robbie Lyn (track 17)
Jackie Mittoo (track 17)
Roland Orzabal (track 11)
Ian Prince (US arranger/producer/composer) (track 14)
Arthur Resnick (songwriter, producer) (track 9)
Leroy Sibbles (track 17)
Curt Smith (track 11)
Huford Brown (Jamaican reggae deejay) (track 17)
Marty Wilde (track 1)
Ricky Wilde (track 1)
Steve Winwood (track 4)
Peter Wood (UK keyboardist/pianist) (track 6)
Kenny Young (track 9)
publisher:
APB Music Co. (track 3)
Alley Music Corp. (track 9)
Datasound AG (track 18)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 13)
Hideaway Hits (track 8)
Jobete Music (track 13)
TBU Music (track 18)
TM Music Ltd. (track 9)
Trio Music Company (track 9)
DJ-mixes:
Taxi by Jawoll (track 16)
sampled by:
Eye Know Something by k‐os (track 15)
Pass da Blunt (LP version) by Missy Misdemeanor Elliott featuring Timbaland (track 17)
The Young MC by Superfunk (track 17)
Victor by Syndicate (track 1)
[untitled] by Richie Hawtin (track 18)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 242) (track 3)
cover recording of:
Pass the Kouchie (track 17)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
Heil Humppa (track 1)
later translated versions:
Bajo la rambla (track 9)
Dunde ar Aare (track 9)
Kaupungin lapset (track 1)
你是我的女人 (track 9)
part of:
My Kind of People (track 17)
recording of:
Amanda (track 8)
Boys Don’t Cry (track 3)
Fotoromanza (track 10)
Not Exactly (track 12)
Oh Yeah (track 18)
She Ain't Worth It (track 14)
Square Rooms (track 6)
Taxi (track 16)
Valerie (track 4)
Kids in America (1980) (track 1)

Release Group

part of: 20 Years on MTV