Sonny & Cher

The Definitive Pop Collection

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Although Sonny & Cher's music fell to the bubblegum side of pop, the fact remains that Sonny wrote some infectiously good songs, and thanks to Cher's sultry vocals, the duo enjoyed some massive hits. This two-disc, 30-track set has all of them, from "I Got You Babe" to the clever and wry "The Beat Goes On," the brilliant "Baby Don't Cry," and rarer later-era gems like "You Better Sit Down Kids," as well as some material that is admittedly filler, but what emerges is a well-rounded portrait of this duo's musical ups and downs. The fact remains that Cher's voice is one of the most recognizable in the whole history of the pop charts, and Sonny knew exactly how to write for it. These guys were pros from the start.

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