Title   : Sounds of the Eighties 1988
Label   : Time Life
Medium  : CD
TTime   : 73:43
Notes   : A small paragraph about each bands and a few pictures.
Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr.
Paid    : $20
Rank    : 3 out of 5.

Track Listing
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Hazy Shade of Winter                   Bangles
Simply Irresistible                    Robert Palmer
Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley  Will To Power
Kokomo                                 The Beach Boys
Don't Worry, Be Happy                  Bobby McFerrin
Every Rose Has It's Thorn              Poison
Make Me Lose Control                   Eric Carmen
I Don't Want To Live Without You       Foreigner
I Get Weak                             Belinda Carlise
Wild, Wild West                        The Escape Club
Don't Be Cruel                         Bobby Brown
The Loco-Motion                        Kylie Minogue
Shattered Dreams                       Johnny Hates Jazz
Perfect World                          Huey Lewis and the News
The Flame                              Cheap Trick
Foolish Beat                           Debbie Gibson
Don't Shed A Tear                      Paul Carrack
Hold On To The Nights                  Richard Marx

        An ok disc from Time Life, nothing to write home about here. If Mtv
had a show called, "Here's the Mainstream" this would have been the contents
for 70 minutes (minus commercials of course!).  Even the one hit wonders
(like Paul Carrack and Kylie Minogue) will be instantly recognized by most
people, it's just a matter of, would you want to listen to these songs now.
The answer for me is no, especially to "Don't Worry, Be Happy" (the Simpsons
had a great parody of this song on Homer's car radio one day, "Out of Work,
Need Money" which seems so appropriate now).  Of course, there's some great
tunes on here that I don't usually come across on eighties compilations like
the Beach Boys, or my favorite Bangles tune, "Hazy Shade of Winter" the old
Simon and Garfunkel tune that was spruced up for the very eighties movie
"Less Than Zero" and Huey Lewis' last real hit, "Pefect World". Overall, the
disc tends to highlight some of the most bland music on the radio at the
time, I tend to program less than half the disc when I play it so maybe a
three is too high a rating here.

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