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Casey Kasem: America's Top 10 Through Years - The 80's


  • 1. Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders
    2. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
    3. Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
    4. Call Me - Blondie
    5. Heaven - Bryan Adams
    6. Living Years, The - Mechanics
    7. Need You Tonight - INXS
    8. Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
    9. Love Song - The Cure
    10. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
    11. He's So Shy - The Pointer Sisters
    12. At This Moment - Billy Vera & the Beaters
    13. All Out of Love - Air Supply
    14. Shout - Tears for Fears
    15. She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
    16. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
    17. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
    18. Love Shack - The B-52's
    19. Rock This Town - Stray Cats
    20. If You Don't Know Me by Now - Simply Red
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 71889

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Liner Note Authors: Casey Kasem; Merrill Shindler.
    The 1980s edition of Casey Kasem's America's Top 10 series offers a nice cross-section of the decade's biggest radio hits. There's adult contemporary (Air Supply's "All Out of Love"; the cloying Mechanics hit "Living Years"), synth pop from Thompson Twins and Eurythmics ("Hold Me Now" and "Sweet Dreams [Are Made of This]," respectively), straightforward pop/rock from the Pretenders, and that paragon of '80s radio, Bryan Adams, plus a few notable novelties in the form of Eddy Grant ("We gonna rock down to..." ("Electric Avenue")) and the B-52's ("Tiiiiin roof...rusted!" ("Love Shack")). The collection doesn't dig very deep, but it will give the casual fan a great overview of the decade, without the filler of most retrospectives. ~ Johnny Loftus

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