Like,Omigod! 80's..Culture Box Compilation, Box set
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You want your '80s! Fer sure! This is the mother of all tributes to the era of skinny ties, Reaganomics, and Pac-Man! Seven CDs, 142 hit songs, from New Wave to Pop to R&B to Hip-Hop to Novelty, including an incredible 49 #1 tracks! Starring Queen, New Edition, Duran Duran, Richard Marx, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Men At Work, Toto, The Cure, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams, Simple Minds, Bangles, New Kids On the Block...and many more. Plus a 90-page book with hundreds of historical photos, facts, and memories from the decade that wanted it all! Limited edition sculpted rubber cover! Approx. 10 x 8 x 3/4 inches. 2002.
Top Customer Reviews
LIKE, OMIGOD... hits almost all of the popularly acknowledged high points, including "867-5309/Jenny," "Tainted Love," "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," - as well as great novelty numbers and underground tunes like "Pac-Man Fever," "Da Da Da," and "Turning Japanese." While not in strict chronological order like Rhino's 70s set, HAVE A NICE DECADE, LIKE, OMIGOD... is well-sequenced and provides a relatively satisfying trip - as well as a great set for any party. No need for "random play" here - just load this set, hit "play" and dance away.
While this set is almost certainly a one-stop shop for the music fan simply looking for a well-balanced 80s collection, the completist and discerning collector will no doubt view this as the tip of the iceberg. Those such as myself, more enthralled with the simultaneous New Wave movement, will find lots more to love (approximately 300 tracks worth - with minimal duplication) in Rhino's 15-volume JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH 80s collection. Even then, LIKE, OMIGOD... will spur you on to fill up your shopping cart with with entire albums by Billy Squier, Duran Duran, The Fixx, Pretenders and more.
The only downside to be found is that LIKE, OMIGOD... also forces the listener to take the bad with the good (or the worse with the bad?), presenting end-of-the-decade stinkers such as New Kids on the Block and Richard Marx toward the end of the seventh disc. For this listener, those musical tragedies are still too recent, too terrible to revisit with any degree of nostalgia.Read more ›
OK, seriously, this is quite a comprehensive collection of 80's music, and just about every genre is represented to some extent. There's Eddie Rabbit, Blondie, New Edition, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Devo, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, just to name a few. Of course, though, it is heavy on the pop numbers, and it certainly brings back memories of high school for me, particularly since the collection seems to lean heavily toward early to mid '80s music. There's not much on it after 1987, which doesn't bother me personally, but I would have liked, for example, "We Didn't Start the Fire," by Billy Joel.
Indeed, that is the one problem with this collection, but that can be said for any collection. For all the wonderful songs on there, so many more were left off. There's nothing by A Flock of Seagulls, Journey, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and each artist that is there is represented only once. Why was The Thompson Twins represented with "Lies" and not "Hold Me Now" or "Doctor Doctor"? Where was Howard Jones? Still, it was well worth the money.
Now, I just need a CD player with more spaces . . .
With that said, this boxset was STILL A MUST TO HAVE!
7 discs 142 songs hours and hours of pure pop pleasure!
Here's a Breakdown:
British 80s New Wave:
Dead or Alive, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Wang Chung, The Vapors, Madness, Eurythmics, so much more!
Hall and Oates, Rick Springfield, Foreignor, Night Ranger, Scandel, Stray Cats, etc.
Killer Movie Tunes:
Tunes from Beverly Hills Cop, Empire Strikes Back, Breakfast Club, Flashdance, American Gigilo, and more!
Scorpions, Queen, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, and more rock!
Canada: Bryan Adams, Corey Hart, etc.
Austrailia: Men at Work, INXS, Crowded House, etc.
Eastern Europe: Nena, Jan Hammer, and more.
Scotland: Big Country, Simple Minds.
Classic TV Themes:
Miami Vice, Hill Street Blues and Greatest American Hero.
Laid Back, Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, Timex Social Club, etc.
The Novelty Hits:
Billy Crystal (his song is still Marvelous), Pac Man Fever,
Frank Zappa with Moon Unit with that gnarly tune like omygod.
Art of Noise featuring the novel digital MC, Max Headroom.
R&B in the 1980s:
Billy Ocean, Pointer Sisters, New Edition, DeBarge, Deniece Williams and other greats!
Songs for Sunshiny Days:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Walking on Sunshine, Don't Worry Be Happy, Sailing, Everybody Have Fun Tonight and more!
Plus you get a fantastic book with an Eighties timline as well as more info about each artist in the collection!! Lots of pics and info to while away the hours.
The package is beautiful and the selection well picked! This could be an heirloom! Your very own 80s pop culture time capsule!
So go buy it now!! Play Ms. Pacman, and learn to breakdance!!
Most recent customer reviews
I love 80's music and I personally favor it alot more than the music of today. When I first heard of this box set, I couldn't believe that there were 7 discs! Read morePublished on Dec 17 2004 by Leann
Like, OmiGod! This set is awesome! It has almost every song that came out from any one hit wonder during the 80s like You Dropped a Bomb on Me (The Gap Band) and Turning Japanese... Read morePublished on March 20 2004 by Lisa S.
I was only nine by the time 1990 rolled around (which means instead of listening to Flock Of Seagulls, I was watching Captain Caveman and He-man on saturday mornings), so you'd... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by Danny
Sure it's a great collection...if you have no 80's songs on cd. I have most of these songs on other cd's and don't want to buy a set of 8 to get roughly 12 songs that I'm having... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by Teresa M. Allison
hello! i am only 11 yrs old, so i missed the decade of excess :( but i love the songs for some reason. i got this cds from my birthday and i cant stop playing it. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003
Para los que amamos la musica de los 80's. Una coleccion bastante completa de exitos de la mejor decada en terminos de musica. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003
Hmmm. Putting a Blondie song on that isn't Rapture or Tide is High just seems wrong. But, aside from that I must say that this collection brought back wonderful memories. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2003 by Amazon Customer
Anyone who listened to music in the 80s deserves to have this box set. But if you grew up in the 80s then you must have it! Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2003 by PHOTOTRISTAN
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