CD Then: Totally Oldies '80s, Vol. 5 (CD 145269),
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Then: Totally Oldies '80s, Vol. 5

  • 1. Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
    2. Cars - Gary Numan
    3. Iko Iko - Belle Stars
    4. So Alive - Love and 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
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 066444

  • 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

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