Annotation

Promotional release given away over 2 weeks with the British Mail on Sunday newspaper.

Annotation last modified on 2012-01-01 20:50 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Hot in the City
Billy Idol 3:37
2 Say You'll Be There
Spice Girls 1 3:57
3 That's the Way (I Like It)
KC and The Sunshine Band 4.5 3:05
4 Dreaming
Blondie 2.65 3:06
5 Everybody's Talkin'
Nilsson 3.75 2:51
6 Uptown Girl
Westlife 2 3:07
7 Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison 1.65 3:05
8 The Way It Is
Bruce Hornsby & The Range 3 4:58
9 Smile
The Supernaturals 5 3:45
10 I'm Into Something Good
Herman’s Hermits 2:35
11 Uptown Top Ranking
Althea and Donna 2 3:43
12 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
Scott McKenzie 3.65 2:59
13 Loco in Acapulco
Four Tops 4:33
14 Bye Bye Baby
Bay City Rollers 2:51
15 Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
Soul II Soul 21:40
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Gimme Some Lovin'
The Spencer Davis Group 4.65 3:00
2 Lovely Day
Bill Withers 4:08
3 I Can See Clearly Now
Jimmy Cliff 5 3:13
4 Shout to the Top
The Style Council 2 4:16
5 Angel Eyes
Roxy Music 2:51
6 Sloop John B
The Beach Boys 4 2:56
7 Carrie Anne
The Hollies 2:54
8 Circle in the Sand
Belinda Carlisle 3:41
9 Summertime Blues
Eddie Cochran 2:00
10 Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
Baccara 5 4:33
11 Would I Lie to You?
Charles & Eddie 3:38
12 Summer in the City
The Lovin’ Spoonful 5 2:39
13 Here Comes the Sun
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 5 2:57
14 Fantastic Day
Haircut One Hundred 3:16
15 Angel of the Morning
P.P. Arnold 3 23:47

Credits

CD 1

electric bass guitar:
Karl Green (track 10)
drumset:
Barry Whitwam (track 10)
trumpet:
Guy Barker (track 6)
drums:
Clem Burke (track 4)
Chris Laws (track 6)
guitar:
Keith Hopwood (track 10)
Frank Infante (track 4)
Derek Leckenby (track 10)
Chris Stein (track 4)
bass:
Nigel Harrison (track 4)
keyboard:
Jimmy Destri (track 4)
saxophone:
Phil Todd (UK flautist/saxophonist) (track 6)
piano:
Steve Mac (British pop producer/songwriter Steve McCutcheon) (track 6)
guitars:
Friðrik Karlsson (track 6)
additional background vocals:
Andy Caine (track 6)
arranger:
Steve Mac (British pop producer/songwriter Steve McCutcheon) (track 6)
background vocals:
Ellie Greenwich (track 4)
composer:
Billy Idol (track 1)
Carole King (track 10)
Van Morrison (track 7)
Fred Neil (track 5)
Spice Girls (track 2)
B.R. Hornsby (track 8)
Billy Joel (track 6)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 12)
engineer:
Chris Laws (track 6)
Daniel Pursey (track 6)
Elliot Scheiner (track 8)
Val Valentin (track 10)
lead vocals:
Deborah Harry (track 4)
Van Morrison (track 7)
Peter Noone (UK singer/songwriter member of Herman's Hermits) (track 10)
lyricist:
Billy Idol (track 1)
Fred Neil (track 5)
Gerry Goffin (track 10)
B.R. Hornsby (track 8)
Billy Joel (track 6)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 12)
Van Morrison (1967) (track 7)
mastering:
Dick Beetham (track 6)
mixer:
Steve Mac (British pop producer/songwriter Steve McCutcheon) (track 6)
Mark 'Spike' Stent (producer, engineer) (track 2)
performer:
Van Morrison (track 7)
producer:
Absolute (UK house/garage trio) (track 2)
Lou Adler (track 12)
Bert Russell Berns (track 7)
Mike Chapman (Australian producer and songwriter) (track 4)
Steve Mac (British pop producer/songwriter Steve McCutcheon) (track 6)
Mickie Most (English record producer) (track 10)
Pete Smith (UK producer) (track 9)
B.R. Hornsby (track 8)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 12)
Elliot Scheiner (track 8)
recorded by:
Brooks Arthur (track 7)
Jeremy Wheatley (Jim Bob) (track 2)
writer:
Althea & Donna (track 11)
Victoria Beckham (née Adams) (track 2)
Melanie Brown (track 2)
Emma Bunton (track 2)
Melanie C (track 2)
Harry Wayne Casey (track 3)
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (track 13)
Bob Crewe (track 14)
Lamont Dozier (track 13)
Richard Finch (track 3)
Bob Gaudio (track 14)
Geri Halliwell (track 2)
Deborah Harry (track 4)
Eliot Kennedy (track 2)
Chris Stein (track 4)
Errol Thompson (Jamaican reggae/dub producer & engineer) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) (2001) (track 4)
publisher:
BMG Monarch (track 4)
Chrysalis Music (music publisher - NOT for release labels) ( – ????) (track 4)
EMI Longitude Music (tracks 3, 14)
Monster Island Music ( – ????) (track 4)
Seasons Four Music (track 14)
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher) (track 12)
Windswept Pacific Music (tracks 2, 2)
Zappo Music (1986) (track 8)
additionally sampled by:
earliest release:
karaoke versions:
remixes:
Everybody’s Talkin’ (studio remix) by Nilsson (track 5)
sampled by:
Changes by 2Pac feat. Talent (track 8)
Triple Double by Girl Talk (track 4)
part of:
cover recording of:
Uptown Girl (track 6)
is the basis for:
Bring Me Edelweiss (track 3)
What You Got (track 11)
later parody versions:
The Atheists (track 8)
The Way My Dick Is (track 8)
Ylihärmä (track 12)
later translated versions:
BYE BYE BABY (track 14)
Bruuni Ouge (track 7)
Et quelque chose me dit (I’m Into Something Good) (track 10)
Gärdettjej (track 6)
比翼鳥 (track 12)
recording of:
Brown Eyed Girl (track 7)
Dreaming (track 4)
Hot in the City (track 1)
Loco in Acapulco (track 13)
The Way It Is (track 8)
Uptown Top Ranking (track 11)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

arranger:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 6)
composer:
Johnny Nash (track 3)
Ellen Shipley (track 8)
Rolf Soja (track 10)
Chip Taylor (track 15)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 13)
Nick Heyward (track 14)
Rick Nowels (track 8)
Paul Weller (track 4)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 6)
lyricist:
Johnny Nash (track 3)
Ellen Shipley (track 8)
Chip Taylor (track 15)
Allan Clarke (of The Hollies) (track 7)
Frank Dostal (track 10)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 13)
Nick Heyward (track 14)
Rick Nowels (track 8)
Paul Weller (track 4)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 6)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (track 5)
producer:
Chris Blackwell (Island Records) (track 1)
Paul Henton (track 3)
Jimmy Miller (producer for Rolling Stones/Nirvana etc) (track 1)
Ron Richards (track 7)
Roxy Music (track 5)
Bob Sargeant (track 14)
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (track 4)
Rick Nowels (track 8)
Paul Weller (track 4)
remixer:
Ben Liebrand (track 2)
writer:
Steve Boone (track 12)
Jerry Capehart (track 9)
Eddie Cochran (track 9)
Spencer Davis (track 1)
Bryan Ferry (track 5)
Tony Hicks (track 7)
Michael Leeson (track 11)
Andy Mackay (track 5)
Graham Nash (track 7)
Skip Scarborough (track 2)
John Sebastian (track 12)
Mark Sebastian (track 12)
Peter Vale (track 11)
Muff Winwood (track 1)
Steve Winwood (track 1)
Bill Withers (track 2)
publisher:
American Music (track 9)
Harrisongs Ltd. (track 13)
Unichappel Music (track 15)
E.G. Music Ltd. (1979) (track 5)
mash-ups:
remixes:
Sloop John B (5.1) by The Beach Boys (track 6)
Sloop John B (stereo) by The Beach Boys (track 6)
sampled by:
Clones by The Roots feat. MARS and Dice Raw (track 12)
part of:
cover recording of:
Here Comes the Sun (track 13)
is the basis for:
Passing Me By (track 12)
later parody versions:
Vaivaisen luut (track 9)
later translated parody versions:
Brakara (track 10)
Humppaa, saatanat! (track 1)
later translated versions:
Da kummt die Sunn (German translation) (track 13)
Elekieltä (Finnish translation) (track 13)
Es gribu dejot bugi (Latvian version of "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie") (track 10)
Fille ou garçon (track 6)
Kesäkatu (track 12)
Lá vem o sol (Portuguese translation) (track 13)
later versions:
Toi et le soleil (track 3)
recording of:
Angel Eyes (track 5)
Carrie Anne (track 7)
Circle in the Sand (track 8)
Fantastic Day (track 14)
Lovely Day (track 2)
Shout to the Top (track 4)
Sloop John B (track 6)
Summer in the City (track 12)
Summertime Blues (track 9)
Would I Lie to You? (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (track 13)
version of:
The John B. Sails (track 6)