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Top of the Pops: 80's Number Ones

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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

Top of the Pops: 80s Number 1s, a budget-priced, 19-track collection of new wave, pop/rock, and post-punk/hair metal gems from pop music's most colorful and questionable decade, features Spandex jams (Europe's "The Final Countdown"), skinny-tie classics (Duran Duran's "Is There Something I Should Know"), hobo anthems (Dexys Midnight Runners' "Geno"), and hits that were better off left inside of the parachute pant-lined time capsule (New Kids on the Block's "Hangin' Tough").

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Europe 03:59 Amazon
2 Duran Duran 04:09 Amazon
3 The Human League 03:57 Amazon
4 Dead or Alive 03:15 Amazon
5 Soul II Soul 03:46 Amazon
6 S-Express 06:02 Amazon
7 Dexys Midnight Runners 03:27 Amazon
8 Mel & Kim 03:22 Amazon
9 Kajagoogoo 03:45 Amazon
10 Midge Ure 04:51 Amazon
11 New Kids on the Block 04:18 Amazon
12 Culture Club 03:52 Amazon
13 UB40 03:07 Amazon
14 The Specials 03:40 Amazon
15 Feargal Sharkey 04:28 Amazon
16 Paul Young 04:00 Amazon
17 Spandau Ballet 05:40 Amazon
18 Roxy Music 04:52 Amazon
19 T'Pau 04:47 Amazon
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