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Living in Oblivion: The 80's Greatest Hits, Vol. 5

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Living in Oblivion, Vol. 5 is the most uneven edition of the series, concentrating more on near-hits and never-weres from the likes of Double, Boys Don't Cry, Hipsway and When in Rome, plus minor hits from the likes of ABC, Bananarama and Go West. There are a few good songs here -- Peter Schilling's "Major Tom (Coming Home)," Thomas Dolby's "Hyperactive," OMD's "Enola Gay," Jules Shear's "Steady," DiVinyls' "Pleasure and Pain" and Fun Boy Three's "Our Lips Are Sealed" -- but only casual listeners will find this wildly uneven collection worthwhile.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:59
2 3:41
3 3:59
4 3:40
5 4:38
6 3:30
7 3:54
8 3:33
9 2:52
10 3:51
11 3:43
12 3:10
13 3:48
14 3:41
15 4:34
16 4:39
17 4:28
18 3:20
19
ABC
3:32
20 3:40
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