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Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally) [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 2, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000068ZVP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,814 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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101 of 104 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice overview - may be addictive... June 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Be forewarned, the sugar-coated empty calories found in the LIKE, OMIGOD... box set from Rhino will just leave you wanting more. 142 tracks across seven CDs and it just scratches the surface on a shallow, yet oddly endearing decade.
LIKE, OMIGOD... hits almost all of the popularly acknowledged high points, including "867-5309/Jenny," "Tainted Love," "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," - as well as great novelty numbers and underground tunes like "Pac-Man Fever," "Da Da Da," and "Turning Japanese." While not in strict chronological order like Rhino's 70s set, HAVE A NICE DECADE, LIKE, OMIGOD... is well-sequenced and provides a relatively satisfying trip - as well as a great set for any party. No need for "random play" here - just load this set, hit "play" and dance away.
While this set is almost certainly a one-stop shop for the music fan simply looking for a well-balanced 80s collection, the completist and discerning collector will no doubt view this as the tip of the iceberg. Those such as myself, more enthralled with the simultaneous New Wave movement, will find lots more to love (approximately 300 tracks worth - with minimal duplication) in Rhino's 15-volume JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH 80s collection. Even then, LIKE, OMIGOD... will spur you on to fill up your shopping cart with with entire albums by Billy Squier, Duran Duran, The Fixx, Pretenders and more.
The only downside to be found is that LIKE, OMIGOD... also forces the listener to take the bad with the good (or the worse with the bad?), presenting end-of-the-decade stinkers such as New Kids on the Block and Richard Marx toward the end of the seventh disc. For this listener, those musical tragedies are still too recent, too terrible to revisit with any degree of nostalgia.
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61 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Overview of the 80's January 13, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This collection will save you alot of money. Think if you were to go out and buy every CD that these songs are on. Here you get over 141 top hit songs of the 80's on 7 discs plus an awesome collectable box and a novelty 80's book with facts and pictures for every single year. Information about all the songs, artists, events , tv shows, movies and happenings during the 80's. Open up the Box and you see all the popular dances of the 80's including the Head Spin, The Wave, The Tick, The Mannequin and more. It also shows you how to do them with pictures step by step! The box is truly unique. Heres the song listings disk by disk.

Disc 1-

1.Devo- Whip It

2.The Buggles- Video Killed the Radio Star

3.Meco- Empire Strikes Back

4.Queen- Another One Bites the Dust

5.Kool and the Gang- Celebration

6.Kurtis Blow- The Breaks Part 1

7.Pete Townshend- Let my love open the Door

8.Blondie- Call Me

9.REO Speedwagon- Keep on loving you

10.The Vapors- Turning Japanese

11.Air Supply- Lost in Love

12.Dolly Parton- 9 to 5

13.Eddie Rabbitt- I love a rainy night

14. Christopher Cross- Sailing

15.Grover Washington Jr- Just the 2 of us

16.Gary Numan- Cars

17.Donnie Iris- Ah!Yeah!

18.Frankie and the Knockouts- Sweetheart

19.The Cars- Shake It Up

20.Billy Squire- The stroke

Disc 2

1.Billy Idol- Dancing with Myself

2.Loverboy- Working for the Weekend

3.Rick Springfield- Jessie's Girl

4.Tom Tom Clun- Genius of Love

5.J Geils Band- Centerfold

6.Billy and the Beaters- At this moment

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing December 18, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Track listing
Song title, then band, then time, then year
Disc 1 (21 tracks)
1. "Whip It" -- Devo 2:39 (1980)
2. "Video Killed the Radio Star" -- The Buggles 3:27 (1979)
3. "Empire Strikes Back (Medley)" -- Meco 3:03 (1980)
4. "Another One Bites the Dust" -- Queen 3:34 (1980)
5. "Celebration" -- Kool & the Gang 3:43 (1981)
6. "The Breaks (Pt. 1)" -- Kurtis Blow 4:09 (1980)
7. "Let My Love Open the Door" -- Pete Townshend 2:44 (1980)
8. "Call Me" -- Blondie 3:32 (1980)
9. "Keep on Loving You" -- REO Speedwagon 3:22 (1981)
10. "Turning Japanese" -- The Vapors 3:44 (1980)
11. "Lost in Love" -- Air Supply 3:54 (1980)
12. "9 to 5" -- Dolly Parton 2:46 (1980)
13. "I Love a Rainy Night" -- Eddie Rabbitt 3:10 (1980)
14. "Sailing" -- Christopher Cross 4:16 (1980)
15. "Just the Two of Us" -- Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers 3:58 (1981)
16. "Cars" -- Gary Numan 3:57 (1980)
17. "Ah! Leah!" -- Donnie Iris 3:43 (1980)
18. "Sweetheart" -- Franke and the Knockouts 3:49 (1981)
19. "Shake It Up" -- The Cars 3:34 (1981)
20. "General Hospi-Tale" -- The Afternoon Delights 4:01 (1981)
21. "The Stroke" -- Billy Squier 3:37 (1981)

Disc 2 (20 tracks)
1. "Dancing with Myself" -- Billy Idol 3:19 (1981)
2. "Working for the Weekend" -- Loverboy 3:41 (1981)
3. "Jessie's Girl" -- Rick Springfield 3:15 (1981)
4. "Genius of Love" -- Tom Tom Club 3:30 (1981)
5. "Centerfold" -- The J. Geils Band 3:38 (1982)
6. "At This Moment" -- Billy Vera & The Beaters 4:14 (1986)
7. "Harden My Heart" -- Quarterflash 3:37 (1982)
8. "Hold on Loosely" -- .38 Special 3:55 (1981)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It was exactly what I was looking for
I had first found this at an Oregon store, and when I finally decided to buy it, it was not available. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Corinne Brown
1.0 out of 5 stars Straightlines-song (Letting go) 1982
how come they didn't include the song, Letting go (is the hardest part) in this cd compilation? doesn't that count for anything? It came out in 1982. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Richard Janes
5.0 out of 5 stars A musical time machine
What more can I say that has a.ready been said. This is the music I listened to in high school and to have it all in one box is really nice. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sironsmill
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
Had every one hit wonder I ever wanted from the 80's. Takes me back. Made me want to dig out my parachute pants.
Published 9 months ago by Ron Anthony Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars Like OMG, this is REALLY worth it's weight in gold...SERIOUSLY!
I was born in the late 70's so being a child of the eighties I really saw a lot of nostalgia value in this box set. Read more
Published 11 months ago by optipro
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome...."Totally dude"
I have collected numerous 80's combo CD's...but they all really contain the same hits over and over..... Read more
Published 18 months ago by John & Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
I was looking for a good road trip CD with an 80's collection & stumbled upon this gem. It's exactly what I wanted & truly is "Like, Omigod......awesome! Read more
Published 23 months ago by TDiaz62
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Songs, Bad Packaging
I loved almost every song here. It's hard to find some of these songs like "Puttin' on the Ritz" by Taco and "They Don't Know" by Tracy Ullman, so I liked having them in this set. Read more
Published on April 3, 2010 by Amanda L. Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but...
Rhino's "Have a Nice Decade" did a bang up job on the singles that defined the 70s, 160 of 'em. It also included occasional snippets of prominent news stories from the era to help... Read more
Published on January 26, 2010 by Phil (San Diego, CA)
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 80's collection
This collection is excellent but it is still available at Rhino at a lot lower price than you greedy guys are offering.
Published on January 5, 2010 by Raymond
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