Pure '80s: #1s
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Pure '80s: #1s

May 9, 2006

  Song Title Artist
Eye Of The Tiger (Album Version) Survivor
Owner Of A Lonely Heart YES
Addicted To Love (Edit Version) [Clean] Robert Palmer
Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears
Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
Higher Love (Single Version) Steve Winwood
What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
Every Breath You Take (2003 Stereo Remastered Version) The Police
Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross
The Living Years Mike And The Mechanics
When I See You Smile Bad English
Kyrie Mr. Mister
Kiss On My List Hall and Oates
Down Under Men At Work
Karma Chameleon Culture Club
She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals
Maniac (Single Mix) Michael Sembello
All Night Long (All Night) (Single Version) Lionel Richie

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  • Total Length: 1:15:12
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  • ASIN: B001NY4B16
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #449 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The '80s may just represent the last great gasp before music Balkanized into completely distinct states, each with their own cable feeds, satellite radio stations and internet streams. The variety found here - all #1s from the Billboard's Hot 100 chart - is something that's hard to imagine piping through any single music outlet today. Although this collection sticks to contemporary hit radio material, there's still a lot of ground between the Aussie rock of Men at Work's "Down Under," the alternative pop of Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" and Tina Turner's sophisticated and soulful comeback, "What's Love Got to Do With It."

Every one of these songs rings with the feel of the '80s, often bringing to mind the videos and films that provided the mass-market introductions. The Police's "Every Breath You Take" is forever wedded to its iconic Godley & Creme black-and-white video, while "Eye of the Tiger," "Maniac" 'Don't You Forget About Me," and "Arthur's Theme" recall their hit films (Rocky III, Flashdance, Breakfast Club and Arthur, respectively). Many of these tunes are stick-in-your-head pop, including Fine Young Cannibals' falsetto-voiced "She Drives Me Crazy" and Lionel Richie's Caribbean styled "All Night Long." This is a fun collection that will be a nostalgic trip for anyone who tuned in MTV and pop radio in the '80s! [©2006 hyperbolium dot com]
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Preston
Format:Audio CD
This CD came out just in time for the hot days of summer! This album does a good job combining the biggest hits of the '80s--even Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Survivor, Fine Young Cannibals, Christopher Cross, Men at Work, Tears For Fears, The Police (Sting's band), and others. I have heard most of these songs on past summers, but no one has combined these 18 '80s hits in one collection like this. Even Michael Sembello's fast paced Maniac had helped his career as he later produced hits for New Edition, which I loved. He's still out there today, but doing smooth jazz songs. I still like Mike and The Mechanics moving and emotional The Living Years. The album has a summer 1984 feel to it, as I remembered hearing Tina Turner and Lionel's hits during that season. So if you're headed to the beach or driving on that long 1000 mile road trip cross country on the interstate this summer, play this CD for its 75 minutes!
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 80's Tops August 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The music of the 80's seems to be more in demand than ever before. That has been constantly shown with various compilations, from Billboard #1's: The 80's, to a compilation of classic love songs from Time-Life's Body & Soul Collection. Still, there are just so many great tracks from the 80's that still remain classic. Sadly, no 80's compilation remains absolutely perfectional. There is always something that is missing. With the people who've made the classic Pure 80's compilations, they've turned all those classic tracks from artists like Hall & Oates and Foreigner into commonplaced favorites, and it is time for another record.

Pure 80's #1's is a single disc reflection of the best hits from the 1980's, that skyrocketed all the way to the top of the charts. The compilation plays out by choosing some great tracks from Lionel Richie's party anthem All Night Long, and Tina Turner's comeback song What's Love Got To Do With It, to guilty pleasures that're making their debut on the pure 80's album series like The Police classic Every Breath You Take, Christopher Cross's Authur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) and Mike & The Mechanics haunting track The Living years. While the collection tries to carry well, there are still so many acts that could've been highlighted here from Madonna and Michael Jackson, to Whitney Houston and Bon Jovi. Some of the big 80's success stories still felt like they were tossed aside.

All in all Pure 80's #1's is a fair record, but not completely over the top. Still, if you love those great songs from the 80's, and you've bought other Pure 80's records, than this would be a great add-on to your collection.

Album Cover: B

Songs: B-

Price: B

Remastering: C+

Overall: C+
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the 80's November 26, 2013
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I love it. I love the 80's music and have always wanted to download 80's music. This is a great buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great music November 26, 2013
By Cin
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This is my kind of music. I grew up in the 80's and still love the music to this day. I am very happy with this cd.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to my childhood March 28, 2011
By HgChild
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This album is really, really good. I don't think that there is a bad song in the bunch. Takes me back- as a child of the 80's/90's these were the songs that I grew up on. My dad is a senior citizen and he likes the songs as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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You don't have to like every song on this collection (I certainly don't) to enjoy the snapshot of the decade that it offers. There were all chart-toppers during the 1980s and they reflect the culture of those years: slick, smooth, facile, and of course catchy. The stuff that rises to commercial success can span both sappy dreck ("Arthur's Theme" by Christopher Cross) to irresistible pop (Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do with It") to what was then cutting edge alt-rock which now sounds quaintly like "classic rock" (fro the likes of Simple Minds, Tears for Fears, The Police, Fine Young Cannibals and more). Fun stuff to hear again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three-Quarters Thumb
Some are good and some are better. Fair price for album. Should keep your eye on the tiger Jackie Chan.
Published 3 days ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Good 80s CD
Great compilation of 80 music. All Pure 80s CDs are good. Has original artist singing the songs. Real studio versions.
Published 3 days ago by ldogma
4.0 out of 5 stars 80's best!
Love this collection of songs .Perfect 80's .Takes me back.I recently realized ,I am "an 80's Girl" !!! LOVELOVE LOVE
Published 11 days ago by K. Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars Not that long age in my memoery
The 80' was the song area for my friend and I also liked the 80's and the music. My friend has a better than I for most thing, but the album (Pure 80's ) held many songs that had... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Daniel Emerson
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's, those were the days!
Things were easier, and a lot simpler. This CD takes us back to those days temporarily. We enjoy listening to this together and know every song on the list.
Published 1 month ago by RWR
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 80's hits compilation from the ORIGINAL artists! Buy with...
This is a great collection of 80's hits from a fun, musical era! And they are indeed the original artists and bands, not imposters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CQ DX
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Having an 80's theme party and need some songs to have play, this was extremely helpful and was extremely awesome to listen too.
Published 1 month ago by Angela J. Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars back to be teenage again
It reminds me how begins life, time growing up I do love it and bonds my family together. Thank you
Published 2 months ago by Magda Enoksen
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Was interested in one song only. After purchasing it could not play any song using music player in iPad or iPhone. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Yasser Al-Baghdadi
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure '80s review
This album has a number of songs that I like and didn't have. These songs were all hits in the 80s. You've likely heard them if you're old enough.
Published 3 months ago by James R. Heath
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