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Monster 80 Hits

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The budget-line Monster 80s Hits series, put together by Platinum Disc, is distributed by Sony -- each volume in the series is hardly representative of the corresponding year, since all of the selections are plucked from Sony-distributed labels. To make matters worse, a lot of these songs barely cracked the Top 40 of the mainstream pop singles chart, meaning that the title of the series is a bit of a stretch. Monster 80 Hits includes Mickey Gilley's "Stand by Me," Dan Fogelberg's "Longer," Boz Scaggs' "Look What You've Done to Me," Kenny Loggins' "I'm Alright," and the Manhattans' "Shining Star"; as with the other volumes in the series, it's far too random to be of much use for anyone other than wedding DJs.

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