Various Artists

Top Hits of the 80s: Biggest Hits

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One could certainly argue whether the top pop hits of the 1980s are really collected in this 20-song set (where, for instance, is anything by Michael Jackson, Madonna, or Prince, three artists who practically set the pop tone for the decade? or R.E.M. or U2, for that matter?), but there's plenty of hard to shake, nostalgic ear worm tracks here like Twisted Sister's impossible to ignore "We're Not Gonna Take It," Todd Rundgren's insistent "Bang the Drum All Day," Devo's wry "Whip It," and the comeback hit by Yes, "Owner of a Lonely Heart," to make this at least a truncated trip down memory lane.

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