Various Artists

Hits of the '80s [Madacy 4-CD]

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Hits of the '80s is a four-disc set released by Madacy that contains interpretations of hits performed by Countdown -- a group of ever-changing, anonymous musicians who could be generously referred to as competent. None of these versions are preferable to the originals, of course, and they all make for a set that seems to exist for the sole purpose of being a gag gift. The set contains performances of Madonna's "Material Girl," Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You," Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl," the Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right to Party," U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," and Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."

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