i have Noticed that most 80's compilation cds released have never had the following songs featured on them.
I Know There's Something Going On- Frida
You Think Your A Man- Divine
Get Ready- Carol Hitchcock
Say I'm Your Number 1-Princess
Pistol In My Pocket- Lana Pellay
Homosapien- Pete Shelley
The Other Woman- Ray Parker Jnr.
Why Me- Irene Cara
Hi Adam, I picked up a double CD compilation in the early 90's - Electrifying 80's by J&B and it has 'I Know There's Something Going On' & 'The Other Woman' , but yeah, you're pretty right about the others.
The Other Woman was featured on Living In The 80s Volume 1 CD and Get Ready was also featured on Living In The 80s Volume 2 CD before.
A good series of 80's compilations that came out in America were called 'Just Can't Get Enough, New Wave Hits Of The 80'S'. I bought a few of these to get some rare tracks at the time.
I bought the re-release of Irene Cara's CD which has 'Why Me' on it plus extra tracks.
The Lana Pellay track was on 1986... Just For Kicks . But alas, that's probably only available on cassette & LP.
It was only really a hit in Australia (#17, compared with reaching just #96 in the UK). Quite odd really, considering Ostraya was in its bogan pub 'classic' rock Barnsey worshipping era.
The Carol Hitchcock track is on Hit City 1987, which was released on CD. Neither of these compilations are retro though, they were from the actual time.
Lana Pellay on '1986...Just For Kicks'? Was it the megamix/extended mixes one?
Do you know what cds Skinny Girls by Alan O'day and Rocky Burnette's Falling in love is on.
Speaking of 80's compilations...
Love it! Is this from your collection or did someone give it to you?
Thanks. I'll check them out.
Here's some more 80's (1989) compilation ads I've uploaded to youtube:
'88 Kix On':
'H'its Hot! 84/85'
This link is great too, you can watch '87 Hits Out' video compilation.
Not the official video, but all the vids have been compiled together. I see there are also ones for '1982 With A Bullet' & 'H'its Huge '84'. However these 2 are only half complete with videos that have been deleted.
. You should have told them about the Sabrina video too! - the exposed nipple.
'Hit Pix '88':
Here's some more that have been on YouTube for a while, but still worth mentioning.
'The Winners 1982':
'1982 Up In Lights':
'1984 The Beat':
It was a joke when CD's were over $30 in the late 90's and CD singles were $8!
Homosapien on CD is very rare & AFAIK it's only on one of the Just Can't Get Enough CDs - Vol 5 IIRC.
Come Back Suzanne - just try and find that on a compilation CD! It's only found on 82 with a bullet which is sadly not on CD.
I have most of the compliation albums that came out in the 80s, I bought most at the time of release.
I have a lot on cassette unfortunately, some on vinyl.
The only ones I didn't buy at the time, were the cheaper K-Tel type labels, unless it necessary for a particular song or two.
My tastes changed however by the end of the 80s, when the boy groups and techno started to emerge....bloody awful stuff.