Greatest Hits of the ’80s

~ Release by Various Artists (see all versions of this release, 1 available)

Tracklist

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CD 1
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1The Final Countdown
recording engineer and mixer:
Wally Buck and Kevin Elson
producer:
Kevin Elson
bass guitar [bass]:
John Levén
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Ian Haugland
guitar:
John Norum
keyboard:
Mic Michaeli
lead vocals:
Joey Tempest
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (in 1986) and Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (in 1986)
produced for:
Elson Music Vision, Inc.
recorded at and mixed at:
Fantasy Studios (Berkeley) in Berkeley, California, United States, Powerplay Studios in Maur, Zürich, Switzerland and Soundtrade Studios in Solna City, Stockholms län, Sweden
recording of:
The Final Countdown
lyricist and composer:
Joey Tempest
publisher:
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and Seven Doors Music
Europe4.25:08
2Pass the DutchieMusical Youth4.53:23
3Eternal Flame
recording engineer:
John Beverly Jones
additional engineer:
Ken Felton
producer:
Davitt Sigerson
mixer:
Frank Filipetti
drums (drum set):
Debbi Peterson
electric bass guitar [bass]:
Michael Steele (American bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and singer)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Vicki Peterson
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Susanna Hoffs
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) (in 1988)
mixed at:
Studio 55 in Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
Eternal Flame
writer:
Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly (songwriter) and Billy Steinberg
publisher:
Bangophile Music, Billy Steinberg Music, Denise Barry Music, EMI Songs Ltd., Shinko Music Entertainment Co., Ltd., Songs of Universal, Inc., Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) and Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996)
Bangles3.753:55
4I Think We’re Alone Now
additional recording engineer:
John Kerns (US engineer)
drum machine [drum] programming:
John Duarte
engineer:
Bill Smith (US recording engineer)
producer:
George E. Tobin
guitar:
Chuck Yamek
synthesizer:
John Duarte
background vocals and lead vocals:
Tiffany (US 1980s pop star, "I Think We’re Alone Now")
remixer:
Bill Smith (US recording engineer) and George E. Tobin
arranger:
John Duarte
phonographic copyright by:
UMG Recordings, Inc. (for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified; see annotation) (in 1987)
cover recording of:
I Think We’re Alone Now
lyricist and composer:
Ritchie Cordell
publisher:
EMI Longitude Music
Tiffany3.853:46
5Who Can It Be Now
producer:
Peter McIan
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (in 1982)
recording of:
Who Can It Be Now?
lyricist and composer:
Colin Hay
Men at Work4.553:21
6Dance Hall Days
producer:
Ross Cullum and Chris Hughes (Producer. aka Merrick)
recording of:
Dance Hall Days
writer:
Darren Costin, Nick Feldman and Jack Hues
Wang Chung2.653:58
7I Can Dream About You
recording of:
I Can Dream About You
lyricist and composer:
Dan Hartman
Dan Hartman3:43
8You Keep Me Hangin’ On
recorded in:
England, United Kingdom
engineer:
Peter Wade Schwier
producer:
Ricky Wilde
guitar:
Steve Byrd
keyboard:
Ricky Wilde
lead vocals:
Kim Wilde
phonographic copyright by:
MCA Records Ltd. (do not use as an imprint; UK subsidiary of MCA Records) (in 1986) and MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (in 1986)
produced for:
Big M
recorded at and mixed at:
Larrabee Sound Studios (Larrabee Sound Studios from 1969–1991) in West Hollywood, California, United States, Select Sound Studios in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom and Westlake Audio (former name of Westlake Recording Studios) in Los Angeles, California, United States
cover recording of:
You Keep Me Hangin’ On
lyricist:
Eddie Holland (Motown songwriter, lyricist of Holland‐Dozier‐Holland songwriting team)
composer:
Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter)
publisher:
Jobete Music Co., Inc., Stone Agate Music Division, EMI Music Publishing Japan C.F. division (until 2021-06-30) and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング EMI外国事業部 (sub‐publisher for foreign (non‐Japanese) works) (from 2021-07-01 to present)
Kim Wilde4.254:15
9You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at PartiesJona Lewie3:02
10Baby I Love Your Way / Free Bird
Will to Power4:07
11Wishing
engineer:
Dave Hutchins (UK engineer)
producer:
Mike Howlett
bass guitar:
Frank Maudsley
drums (drum set):
Ali Score
guitar:
Paul Reynolds (English guitarist from A Flock of Seagulls)
keyboard and lead vocals:
Mike Score
phonographic copyright by:
Zomba Productions Limited (in 1983) and Zomba Records Limited (not strictly a label - avoid adding releases here) (in 1986)
recorded at:
Conny Plank's Studio in Neunkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
mixed at:
Union Studios (Established in 1963 as 'Studio Allach') in Munich, Bayern, Germany
recording of:
Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)
writer:
Frank Maudsley, Paul Reynolds (English guitarist from A Flock of Seagulls), Ali Score and Mike Score
publisher:
Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
A Flock of Seagulls4.255:31
12The Lion Sleeps Tonight
phonographic copyright by:
Jive Records (may or may not be the company behind the Jive imprint; not for release label use!) (in 1982)
music videos:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit
cover recording of:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
lyricist:
George David Weiss (in 1961)
writer:
Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti and Albert Stanton (pseudonym for Al Brackman)
composer:
Solomon Linda
publisher:
Abilene Music Inc. and Luigi Creatore Music
is based on:
Mbube
version of:
Wimoweh
part of:
The Lion King (2019 film soundtrack)
part of:
The Lion King (stage musical)
Tight Fit3:17
13Hurts to Be in LoveGino Vannelli3:41
14Beats of Love
Nacht und Nebel3:17
15Never Never
recording of:
Never Never
lyricist and composer:
Vince Clarke (member of Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, ...)
The Assembly3:41
16Something So Strong
Jim Capaldi4:38
CD 2
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1Big in Japan
producer:
Orlando
phonographic copyright by:
WEA MUSIK GMBH (company, not a label) (from 1984 to present)
recording of:
Big in Japan
lyricist:
Marian Gold
composer:
Marian Gold, Lloyd Bernhard and Frank Mertens (German synthpop keyboardist Frank Sorgatz)
publisher:
Rolf Budde Musikverlag (aka Budde Music)
Alphaville53:55
2Don’t Go
engineer:
John Fryer (British producer and engineer) and Eric Radcliffe
producer:
Vince Clarke (member of Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, ...) and Daniel Miller (British music producer and founder of Mute Records)
vocals:
Alison Moyet
recording of:
Don’t Go
lyricist and composer:
Vince Clarke (member of Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, ...)
publisher:
Musical Moments Ltd. and Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
Yazoo53:09
3Wouldn’t It Be Good
recording of:
Wouldn’t It Be Good
lyricist and composer:
Nik Kershaw
publisher:
Imagem Music GmbH (subsidiary of Dutch music publishers Imagem), Imagem Songs Ltd., Irving Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing, Synch Division and Yamaha Music EH(CM)
part of:
Gotcha! (1985 film soundtrack)
Nik Kershaw4:26
4When the Lady Smiles
recording of:
When the Lady Smiles
lyricist:
Barry Hay
composer:
George Kooymans
Golden Earring5:26
5Crockett’s Theme
recording of:
Crockett’s Theme (Miami Vice)
composer:
Jan Hammer
Jan Hammer3:33
6Me, Myself and I
co-producer:
De La Soul
producer:
Prince Paul (US hip hop DJ & producer)
mixer:
P.A. Pasemaster Mase (US rapper Vincent Mason, member of De La Soul)
arranger:
P.A. Pasemaster Mase (US rapper Vincent Mason, member of De La Soul) and Trugoy the Dove
phonographic copyright by:
Tommy Boy Music, Inc. (in 1989)
samples:
(Not Just) Knee Deep by Funkadelic
recording of:
Me Myself and I
writer:
George Clinton (US funk musician), Dave Jolicoeur (Plug 2 of De La Soul), Kelvin Mercer (US rapper/producer Kelvin Mercer, aka Pos), Paul Huston (US hip hop DJ & producer), Vincent Mason (US rapper Vincent Mason, member of De La Soul) and Philippe Wynn
De La Soul4.13:42
7Axel F
producer:
Harold Faltermeyer
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records (in 1984)
recording of:
Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop)
composer:
Harold Faltermeyer
Harold Faltermeyer3.753:01
8Wunderbar
Tenpole Tudor2:54
9Sometimes
producer:
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis)
mixer:
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis), Daniel Miller (British music producer and founder of Mute Records) and Mike Pela
trumpet:
Guy Barker
recording of:
Sometimes
writer:
Andy Bell (singer / songwriter for Erasure) and Vince Clarke (member of Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, ...)
publisher:
Warner/Chappell Music GmbH & Co. KG Germany
Erasure33:38
10Love Wars
recording of:
Love Wars
writer:
Cecil Womack and Linda Womack
Womack & Womack24:03
11Loud Music in Cars
Billy Bremner2:52
12See You TonightTower3:57
13Don’t Go Loose It
Hugh Masekela6:05
14Into the Night
recording of:
Into the Night
lyricist and composer:
Ira Newborn
publisher:
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) and MCA Music Ltd.
B.B. King4:12
15Bird of Paradise
recording of:
Bird of Paradise
lyricist and composer:
Snowy White (guitarist)
publisher:
Campbell Connolly Ltd. and Novello & Co. Ltd.
Snowy White55:00
16She Said the Same Things to Me
recording of:
She Said the Same Things to Me
lyricist and composer:
John Hiatt
publisher:
Universal Music Careers
John Hiatt4:00