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Unstoppable 90's

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Unstoppable '90s had a subtitle of "18 Irresistible Pop Hits," but a better subtitle would have been "18 Irresistible Dance Hits" because 1990s dance-pop is the primary focus of this collection. Technically, Unstoppable '90s isn't strictly a 1990s compilation -- Expose's "Come Go With Me" is a Latin freestyle gem that goes back to 1986. But while collectors will understandably nitpick about how the title isn't as specific as it could have been and how a 1990s collection includes a hit from the 1980s, this CD still deserves applause. K-Tel picked some of the biggest American and European dance-pop hits of the 1990s -- in fact, many of the selections are definitive examples of 1990s dance-pop, including Corona's "Rhythm of the Night," Billie Ray Martin's "Your Loving Arms," Ace of Base's "The Sign," Crystal Waters' "100% Pure Love," and Nicki French's remake of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Livin' Joy's "Don't Stop Movin'" illustrates the vitality of house music, while La Bouche's "Be My Lover," Crush's "Jellyhead," and Le Click's "Tonight Is the Night" are infectious examples of the European hi-NRG sound in the 1990s. Easily recommended to dance-pop enthusiasts, Unstoppable '90s (which came out in 1999 and spans 1986-1997) points to the fact that disco didn't die with the 1970s and was still going strong long after President Carter left office.

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