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It's unlikely that there will ever be a groundswell of nostalgia for that peculiar hybrid of new wave and bubblegum pop that came into vogue in the early 1980s. If you do get a hankering for that stuff, this compilation (which includes tracks that both were and were not included on the original Valley Girl soundtrack) is pretty representative of that lightweight genre. Bananarama, Culture Club, and Toni Basil are represented with their most popular cuts; Rachel Sweet and Bonnie Hayes are among the lesser-known exponents of the style; Little Girls and Gary Myrick are among the most unknown exponents of the style; and the Jam's "Town Without Malice" provides a much-needed blast of credibility.

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