Like Priority's corresponding 70's Greatest Rock Hits series, 80's Greatest Rock Hits arranges several hit singles according to loose themes like Arena Rock and The Agony & the Ecstasy. Each disc contains the original hit version in good fidelity; like other Priority releases, this also lacks liner notes. However, the discs are enjoyable and several discs feature songs that are hard to find on other releases. Priority later began their Rock of the 80's series, which covered the same ground in a more haphazard, yet more enjoyable, manner.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine