Radio Waves of the '80s: Urban Hits offers a rather accurate sampling of the R&B songs that dominated radio station play lists during the decade in question. However, it's far too random and skimpy -- just ten tracks -- to be of much value. The picks stay true to the title of the disc, but only those who find themselves needing at least half of these songs will have any use for it. Like the other volumes in this series, you get what you pay for. Some of the more notable songs included: the Gap Band's "Outstanding," Stephanie Mills' "Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)," Jody Watley's "Real Love," New Edition's "Can You Stand the Rain," and Pebbles' "Mercedes Boy."
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman