Then: Totally Oldies 80s CD (2003)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview

Then, Totally Oldies-The 80s features 12 Top 15 hits, including three #1's. This collection contains several unique hit versions that can’t be found anywhere else, as well as songs that are available for the first time on any collection.


Label Varese Sarabande
SKU 60594303
UPC 030206644425
UPC 14 00030206644425
Format CD
Release Date 4/1/2003
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 066444
Lable Name Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Released 04/01/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00030206644425
Album Notes and Credits
Compilation producers: Cary E. Mansfield, Bryon Davis, Bill Pitzonka.
Liner Note Authors: DJ Andy Anderson; Bill Pitzonka.
Director: Falco .
Arrangers: Ferdi Bolland; Rob Bolland.
Then: Totally Oldies '80s is an 18-track collection that rounds up some totally '80s songs. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the track selection; it seems as if the compilers just closed their eyes and picked songs that were hits or close to it at random. A selection process like that is bound to turn up some winners; here listeners have great songs like Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl, " Tracey Ullman's "They Don't Know About Us," and Modern English's "I Melt With You." It also produces some strange picks, like Chilliwack's "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)" and Sneaker's "More Than Just the Two of Us." Most of the songs are vaguely new wave, yet there are enough hard rock tracks to spoil the party for new wavers. Ultimately, the totally random feel of the disc limits its success; the tracks just don't sound good mashed together as they are. Despite this flaw, fans of '80s music who don't really care about history or keeping styles separate or any of that music geek stuff may find this disc to be totally cool background music. ~ Tim Sendra
Disc 1
1 Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
2 Cars - Gary Numan
3 Iko Iko - Belle Stars
4 So Alive - Love & Rockets
5 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
6 Kyrie - Mr. Mister
7 My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) - Chilliwack
8 They Don't Know - Tracey Ullman
9 Valley Girl - Frank Zappa/Moon Unit Zappa
10 Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band
11 More Than Just The Two Of Us - Sneaker
12 Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
13 I Melt With You - Modern English
14 Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) - Q-Feel
15 I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock Of Seagulls
16 Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
17 Burning Heart - Survivor
18 What About Me - Moving Pictures
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