Sony Music Special Products' Hot Hits of the '80s has a vague title, so it's only appropriate that the disc feature ten random singles from the Reagan era. There's a number of good songs here, from all different genres -- "You're a Friend of Mine," "All You Zombies," "Goodbye to You," "I'm No Angel," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Working for the Weekend" and "The Final Countdown." Some may quibble that there's no overarching theme or focus to the collection, but what do you expect from a budget-line collection? With that in mind, it's hard to argue that the disc doesn't give its money's worth, in some fashion or another.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine