Various Artists

The Ultimate Collection: 80s Pop - 100 Hits

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This generous five-disc set collects 100 mostly original recordings of '80 hits, including songs by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Texas, New Kids on the Block, and Alison Moyet. Given that it spans so many different kinds of '80s sounds, from synth pop to R&B to new romantic to new wave to boy bands and more, the collection doesn't always offer the smoothest listening experience. Still, the sheer amount of hits here means that most '80s music fans will find more than a few things they'll enjoy. Highlights include the Jets' "Crush on You," ABC's "The Look of Love," Kool & the Gang's "Fresh," Grandmaster Flash's "White Lines," and Soft Cell's "Tainted Love."

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