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Number 1's: Hits of the '80s

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With Blondie's 1980 hit "Rapture" sharing billing with Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" from 1988, Capitol's Number 1's: Hits of the '80s reveals itself to be a slapdash affair. It's impossible to sum up a decade's worth of music in the space of ten songs, and this compilation certainly proves that point. Richard Marx and Cutting Crew don't hold hands well with Billy Idol and Culture Club, leaving this collection little better than an empty iPod on shuffle in an '80s playlist.

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