Runway Hits: Music from the Catwalk

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Runway Hits: Music from the Catwalk Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Runway Hits: Music from the Catwalk is supposed to sound like the music that models strut to at a fashion show, and to a certain extent it does. After all, stylish dance music makes for perfect music for modeling. However, Runway Hits is a bit all over the place and, more importantly, doesn't follow the utmost rule of fashion -- keep one step ahead of the crowd at all times. Instead, Runway Hits is filled with old dance and new wave hits from the '80s and it's damn hard to picture Kate Moss sashaying down the aisles to the Tubes' "She's a Beauty" or Samantha Fox's "I Wanna Have Some Fun." So, don't take Runway Hits as a fashion spectacular -- view it as a solid dance-oriented '80s/early '90s pop collection and you'll be fine, since it does contain a number of great singles, including Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy," the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian," Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible," Sheila E.'s "The Glamorous Life," ABC's "The Look of Love," En Vogue's "Free Your Mind," Animotion's "Obsession" and, of course, Sheena Easton's "Strut."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Xpansions 04:19 Amazon
2 RuPaul 06:14 Amazon
3 Barbara Tucker 04:45 Amazon
4 Right Said Fred 07:48 Amazon
5 Samantha Fox 04:04 Amazon
6 Bananarama 03:48 Amazon
7 Bangles 03:20 Amazon
8 Robert Palmer 04:11 Amazon
9 Sheena Easton 03:56 Amazon
10 Sheila E. 03:41 Amazon
11 ABC 03:29 Amazon
12 Patti LaBelle 04:00 Amazon
13 R. Kelly & Public Announcement 04:20 Amazon
14 En Vogue 04:48 Amazon
15 Maxi Priest / Shaggy 03:55 Amazon
16 The Tubes 03:26 Amazon
17 Book of Love 04:39 Amazon
18 Animotion 04:01 Amazon
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