Various Artists

Best of 1980-1990

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Each volume in EMI Germany's extensive Best of 1980-1990 series features at least two discs worth of hits, providing a very broad, nondiscriminating representation of the period. Though these sets obviously deal with songs that were popular in Europe, they translate well to American music fans, since the majority of the selections were hits in both territories. Those who were into chart pop during the time will find that the series comes in handy, especially since it can plug a lot of gaps in a collection. The first volume includes Queen's "Radio Ga Ga," Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," Pet Shop Boys' "Always on My Mind," Paul Hardcastle's "Nineteen," and Kajagoogoo's "Too Shy."

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