Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Tainted Love
Soft Cell 2:56
2 Fade to Grey
Visage 4:01
3 Cherish
Kool & The Gang 4:45
4 Shout
Tears for Fears 5 4:55
5 Maniac
Michael Sembello 5 4:04
6 Don’t Leave Me This Way
The Communards 4:30
7 Look Away
Big Country 4:24
8 Come On Eileen
Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express 3:28
9 Baby Talk
Alisha 4:04
10 Obsession
Animotion 5:32
11 What You’re Proposin’
Status Quo 4:13
12 Venus
Bananarama 4 3:48
13 The Look of Love
ABC 4.5 3:27
14 Smalltown Boy
Bronski Beat 3:58
15 Vicious Games
Yello 5 4:19
16 Lessons in Love
Level 42 1 4:03
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mr. Manic & Sister Cool
Shakatak 3:42
2 Push It
Salt‐N‐Pepa 3:27
3 The Twist
Fat Boys feat. Chubby Checker 4:00
4 America
Gianna Nannini 4:20
5 Running in the Family
Level 42 3:57
6 Victory
Kool & The Gang 4:37
7 Moonshine Still
Phil Carmen 3:52
8 Whiter Shade of Pale
Doro 3:56
9 Miss You So
Bonnie Bianco 4:50
10 Flames of Love
Fancy 4:01
11 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
The Robert Cray Band 3:47
12 Blueprint
Rainbirds 5:31
13 First Time
Robin Beck 3:18
14 Love Is a Shield
Camouflage 4:42
15 Room With a View
Tony Carey 3:20
16 Wonderful Life
Black 4.65 4:49

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Mark Lickley (track 13)
drums:
Linn 9000 (drum machine, aka A. Linn) (track 12)
keyboard:
Mark White (ABC/Vice Versa) (track 13)
assistant producer:
Julian Mendelsohn (Australian record producer) (track 16)
composer:
Boris Blank (track 15)
Steve Bronski (track 14)
Ed Cobb (track 1)
Robbie van Leeuwen (track 12)
Michael Sembello (track 5)
Curtis Williams (keyboardist/percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 3)
Stuart Adamson (track 7)
Jimmy Somerville (track 14)
Larry Steinbachek (track 14)
engineer:
Julian Mendelsohn (Australian record producer) (track 16)
Gary Langan (track 13)
guest saxophone:
Gary Barnacle (track 16)
lead vocals:
Martin Fry (track 13)
lyricist:
Steve Bronski (track 14)
Ed Cobb (track 1)
Robbie van Leeuwen (track 12)
Stuart Adamson (track 7)
Boon Gould (track 16)
Dennis Matkosky (track 5)
Dieter Meier (track 15)
Jimmy Somerville (track 14)
Larry Steinbachek (track 14)
mixer:
Julian Mendelsohn (Australian record producer) (track 16)
performer:
Sarah Jane Morris (track 6)
producer:
Wally Badarou (track 16)
Trevor Horn (track 13)
Chris Hughes (Producer. aka Merrick) (track 4)
Level 42 (track 16)
Mike Thorne (UK producer & keyboardist) (track 6)
vocals:
Michael Sembello (track 5)
writer:
Clifford Adams (track 3)
Kevin Adams (track 8)
Wally Badarou (track 16)
Michael Des Barres (track 10)
Ronald Bell (track 3)
Jim Bonnefond (track 3)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 3)
Billy Currie (track 2)
Bernie Frost (track 11)
Martin Fry (track 13)
Kenneth Gamble (track 6)
Cary Gilbert (track 6)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 6)
Mark King (track 16)
Holly Knight (track 10)
Mark Lickley (track 13)
Roland Orzabal (track 4)
Chris Payne (UK keyboards/viola for Gary Numan/Visage/Dramatis) (track 2)
Francis Rossi (track 11)
Kevin Rowland (track 8)
Stephen Singleton (track 13)
Claydes Smith (track 3)
Ian Stanley (track 4)
James Taylor (US R&B vocalist for Kool & the Gang) (track 3)
Midge Ure (track 2)
Mark White (ABC/Vice Versa) (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
Phonogram Ltd. (1982) (track 13)
publisher:
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 5)
Intersong Music (track 5)
WB Music Corp. (track 5)
Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) (1986) (track 7)
mixed at:
Sarm Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1982) (track 13)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Obsession (track 10)
Tainted Love (track 1)
Venus (Shocking Blue (I'm Your Venus)) (track 12)
is the basis for:
Tell Me Why (track 14)
Twerk (track 5)
later parody versions:
Faithless Love (track 1)
Tainted Pub (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Minus (track 12)
later translated versions:
Kolos Srey Chaom (track 12)
Veenus (track 12)
Venus (Finnish) (track 12)
ヴィーナス (track 12)
later versions:
recording of:
Cherish (track 3)
Come On Eileen (track 8)
Fade to Grey (track 2)
Lessons in Love (track 16)
Look Away (track 7)
Shout (track 4)
Smalltown Boy (track 14)
The Look of Love (track 13)
Vicious Games (track 15)
Maniac (1983) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 12)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 12)
Polka Party! (tracks 4, 12)

CD 2

organ:
Reinhold Heil (track 12)
composer:
Hurby Azor (track 2)
Hank Ballard (track 3)
Michael Beckmann (track 12)
Gary Brooker (track 8)
Matthew Fisher (UK organist for Procol Harum/Prairie Madness) (track 8)
Wolfgang Glum (track 12)
Heiko Maile (track 14)
Mauro Paoluzzi (track 4)
Gavin Spencer (track 13)
Colin Vearncombe (track 16)
Tony Carey (track 15)
Katharina Franck (track 12)
lyricist:
Hank Ballard (track 3)
Colin Vearncombe (track 16)
Tom Anthony (wrote "First Time") (track 13)
Terry Boyle (track 13)
Tony Carey (track 15)
Katharina Franck (track 12)
Peter Godwin (track 14)
Oliver Kreyssig (track 14)
Marcus Meyn (track 14)
Gianna Nannini (track 4)
Keith Reid (track 8)
performer:
Chubby Checker (track 3)
producer:
writer:
Mary Applegate (track 9)
Wally Badarou (track 5)
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks) (track 2)
Wolfgang Detmann (aka Candy DeRouge) (track 9)
Fancy (Manfred Alois Segieth, Italo / Eurodisco singer) (track 10)
Philip Gould (track 5)
Mark King (track 5)
Sabrina Lorenz (track 10)
Gunther Mende (track 9)
Roger Odell (Shakatak) (track 1)
Bill Sharpe (Shakatak) (track 1)
Alfons Weindorf (track 10)
publisher:
DJ-mixes:
mash-ups:
Ring My Bitch Up! by G3RSt (track 2)
cover recording of:
The Twist (track 3)
is based on:
later translated versions:
Merisairaat kasvot (track 8)
青い影 (track 8)
recording of:
America (track 4)
Blueprint (track 12)
First Time (track 13)
Flames of Love (track 10)
Love Is a Shield (track 14)
Miss You So (track 9)
Push It (track 2)
Room With a View (track 15)
Running in the Family ( – ????) (track 5)
Wonderful Life (track 16)

Release Group

part of: Very Best of the 80's (Germany, 2 CDs per volume) (number: 4)