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  • Audio CD (August 20, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Capitol
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002TUZ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,871 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Stroke
2. In The Dark
3. My Kinda Lover
4. Emotions In Motion
5. Everybody Wants You
6. She's A Runner
7. Rock Me Tonight
8. All Night Long
9. Eye On You
10. Love Is The Hero
11. Don't Say You Love Me
12. Don't Let Me Go
13. She Goes Down
14. Tied Up
15. Facts Of Life
16. (L.O.V.E.) Four Letter Word

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16 Strokes: The Best of Billy Squier

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I think this is the best collection of "hits" for Billy Squier.
A. Fleegle
Today Squire seems to be a bit of a forgotten artist, but he really did put out some great catchy little tunes.
Steven Sly
It also doesn't include anything prior to 1981's "Don't Say No".
Jason Stein

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jason Stein VINE VOICE on September 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I think either people have forgotten about Billy Squier or they discredit his music-making abilities. I am not either type of person. I have nearly all of Squier's albums, and though I feel he isn't the greatest musician of all time, I do think he deserves credibility. This one disc hits collection is perfect for those who only want Squier's 4 top 40 hits: "The Stroke", "In The Dark", "Everybody Wants You" and "Rock Me Tonight" plus some other gems like "My Kinda Lover", "Don't Say You Love Me", "Love Is The Hero", "Emotions In Motion", "Don't Let Me Go", "She Goes Down" and "Tied Up". While not as comprehensive as the "Reach For The Sky" two disc compilation, "16 Strokes" is sufficient in quality and comprehensiveness for those who are only looking for the hits. The only problem with this compilation is that it doesn't include anything from Squier's 1993 cd "Tell The Truth" nor his 1998 cd "Happy Blues". It also doesn't include anything prior to 1981's "Don't Say No". I don't often hear Squier's music on 80's radio stations and that's a disappointment because he, like Loverboy, Scorpions, Survivor, Def Leppard, The Tubes, Saga, Rush and others deserve to have their retro time again. But for now, this compilation will have to do.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark Sacher on July 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
16 Strokes is an excellent compilation of Billy Squiers' all-time greatest hits. All of the songs on the CD hit high on the charts or at least got substantial airplay in the 80s and 90s. His strongest hits on the CD are his earlier ones, but you'll find yourself listening to the CD and saying "oh yeah, I remember that one" when you listen to the second half of this collection. It wasn't until I was listening to the radio and heard "Lonely is the Night" that I realized the song wasn't on this CD. Failing to include that huge hit was either a blunderous oversight by the record label or a genius act to keep fans wanting more so they go back to purchase the "In The Dark" CD. This would have been a 5-star CD with that hit included. It is sure to be his signature song as time goes on. In this reviewer's opinion, this CD is definitely worth the money, but you just can't help not feeling at least a little bit taken... one more stroke wouldn't have hurt.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Gorham on July 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Billy Squier rocked in the 1980's. "Don't Say No" came out in 1981 and most of America was hooked. "Emotions In Motion" followed soon there after and Squier was riding the huge wave of success. His hits have been far and few between since then. Squire does rock on "In The Dark", "My Kinda Lover", "Everybody Wants You", "Don't Say You Love Me" and a few others. Easily his best and most popular release, "Don't Say No" suprisingly only has 3 cuts here on this "16 Strokes (Best Of)" disc. This is a shame. One of his best hits "Lonely Is The Night" is strangely absent... as are great rockers "Too Daze Gone" and "Whadda You Want From Me". From "Emotions In Motion", possibly the best song (and a big hit for him) "Learn How To Live" is missing here. Also, if you want to give Billy Squier his just dues, how about throwing a few tunes on this disc from "Tale Of The Tape" (1980) or anything from his Piper days. Any way you slice Squier you get some fun rocking songs, plenty of finger snaps, and drum sticks clinking together. He knows how to write a good pop tune. All 16 songs here bare his name as writer/creator. I give this disc 3 stars due to 2 missing classic songs (mentioned above); absolutely NO liner notes - you'd never know who his bandmates where, which songs came from which albums, the year they were released... etc; and 5 throw-away songs (tracks 12-16). Squier's "Reach For The Sky (Anthology)" is very good... it includes ALL his best work... but 2 discs is probably too much.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Barack Obama on December 24, 2010
Format: Audio CD
There's a general story about Billy Squier that is accepted among rock fans. He broke big with "The Stroke," played great bone-crunching rock n' roll for a few years, and then made a really gay music video that killed his career overnight. That story is only partially correct, and the compilation 16 Strokes helps prove it.

The first half of this disc is perfect. One great Squier hit after another rolls out, from "The Stroke" to "My Kinda Lover" to "Everybody Wants You" to "Rock Me Tonight" (although inexplicably, "Lonely Is the Night" is missing). Then it hits a dry spell right after the disc's midway point, with only a couple catchy songs to lift up the album.

That is the real explanation behind Squier's career misfortune after "Rock Me Tonight." His career could have recovered from the awful video for that song, but he didn't have the strong material to make it happen. While "Don't Say you Love Me" and "Tied Up" are good songs, they don't approach the quality of his earliest singles.

Which, in turn, reveals the fatal flaw in this compilation; it wears out its welcome too soon. I think it would have been a better disc had it been shortened to 12 tracks, and with the addition of "Lonely Is the Night."
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