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 2.25 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 2.65 3:38
12 Summer in the City
The Lovin’ Spoonful 5 2:39
13 Here Comes the Sun
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 4 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:
B.R. Hornsby (track 8)
Billy Idol (track 1)
Billy Joel (track 6)
Carole King (track 10)
Van Morrison (track 7)
Fred Neil (track 5)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 12)
Spice Girls (track 2)
engineer:
Elliot Scheiner (track 8)
Chris Laws (track 6)
Daniel Pursey (engineer) (track 6)
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:
B.R. Hornsby (track 8)
Billy Idol (track 1)
Billy Joel (track 6)
Fred Neil (track 5)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 12)
Gerry Goffin (track 10)
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)
B.R. Hornsby (track 8)
Steve Mac (British pop producer/songwriter Steve McCutcheon) (track 6)
Mickie Most (English record producer) (track 10)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 12)
Elliot Scheiner (track 8)
Pete Smith (UK producer) (track 9)
recording engineer:
Brooks Arthur (track 7)
Jeremy Wheatley (Jim Bob) (track 2)
writer:
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)
Althea Forrest (track 11)
Bob Gaudio (track 14)
Joe Gibbs (track 11)
Geri Halliwell (track 2)
Deborah Harry (track 4)
Eliot Kennedy (track 2)
Donna Reid (track 11)
Chris Stein (track 4)
Errol Thompson (Jamaican reggae/dub producer & engineer) (track 11)
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) (1967) (track 7)
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)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 14)
Monster Island Music ( – ????) (track 4)
Seasons Four Music (track 14)
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher) (track 12)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 7)
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)
我愛你 (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:
Rick Nowels (track 8)
Rolf Soja (track 10)
Chip Taylor (track 15)
Paul Weller (track 4)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 6)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 13)
Nick Heyward (track 14)
Johnny Nash (track 3)
Ellen Shipley (track 8)
lyricist:
Rick Nowels (track 8)
Chip Taylor (track 15)
Paul Weller (track 4)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 6)
Allan Clarke (of The Hollies) (track 7)
Frank Dostal (track 10)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 13)
Nick Heyward (track 14)
Johnny Nash (track 3)
Ellen Shipley (track 8)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (track 5)
producer:
Chris Blackwell (Island Records) (track 1)
Josh Deutsch (track 11)
Paul Henton (track 3)
Jimmy Miller (producer for Rolling Stones/Nirvana etc) (track 1)
Rick Nowels (track 8)
Ron Richards (track 7)
Roxy Music (track 5)
Bob Sargeant (track 14)
Paul Weller (track 4)
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (track 4)
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)
phonographic copyright by:
Castle Communications PLC (Copyright holder. File NO releases.) (1968) (track 15)
publisher:
American Music (track 9)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 15)
Harrisongs Ltd. (track 13)
Unichappel Music (track 15)
E.G. Music Ltd. (1979) (track 5)
BMG VM Music Ltd. (2013-05-16 –) (track 11)
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:
arrangements:
Wo mer endlich Sommer hann (translated) (track 9)
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)
translated parody version of:
Sammarkveld Blues (track 9)
translated version of:
決鬥 (track 1)
version of:
The John B. Sails (track 6)