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100 Hits: 80s Classics

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This five-disc, 100-track set is like bottling time. These are the songs that dominated pop and rock radio stations in the 1980s, particularly if you lived in Britain, and listening to this box is like a nostalgic waltz back to that era. There are dozens of signature and iconic 1980s tracks here, including Billy Idol's "White Wedding," Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes," Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over," Talking Heads' "Wild Wild Life," the Vapors' "Turning Japanese," the Specials' "Ghost Town," and John Waite's "Missing You," among so many more, but again, this is a British set, so you get some more localized hits, too, like Cliff Richard's "Wired for Sound," which may be less well known to some listeners. It all adds up to a nice musical time capsule of a time and place.

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