Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. It was also the first clear evidence of Michael's seemingly effortless mastery of the pop song form, a facility he would demonstrate time and time again over the next decade. The song is tightly and impeccably constructed, and its inescapable melody and bouncy beat are almost a force of nature, so difficult are they to resist. Moreover, the song's individual elements are the work of a fully formed pop craftsman -- from the way the keyboards and bass interact and leave room for each other to breathe, to the playful bass voice chanting "jitterbug" at regular intervals, to Michael's accentuation of the arrangement by adding and subtracting a lightly swinging horn section and soulful backing choir.
It often takes some time for the big-picture status of bubblegum pop tunes to become clear -- at least until the initial backlash against their ubiquitous popularity wears off -- but in retrospect, it's clear that "Wake Me up Before You Go-Go" is one of the decade's true mainstream pop classics, which is why it's become a staple of '80s retro play lists, as well as the song most listeners immediately identify with Wham!
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Bomb the Bass - Beat Dis. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase. Customer reviews. Customer images. See all customer images. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is one of Sony's better 80's compilation CD Box-sets in regards to song selections. There are a couple of others that are just as good if not better than this one.
It is definitely worth having among your other 80's greatest hits CDs! Disc 1 is 74 minutes, heavy on soft rock; D2 is 78 min. Obviously the term, "the best" is not something that can be measured or defined, however this collection doesn't contain anywhere near hits. It's approximately ten hits and ninety "B" sides you probably never heard before.
No you heard me "No Hit Wonders. Terrible CD, don't buy it. Gave this 5 cd set a 4 rating because even though I like the majority of these songs, some I had never heard before. Apparently from England, and although I used to live in England back in the 60's as mom is from England, I like the sounds of the British Invasion of the y60's better.
But a lot of them are really pretty good. Depends on one's taste. I like the majority of the Hits Collections cd sets. See all 7 customer reviews. Write a customer review. Pages with related products.
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On this set T'Pau is included but it's a different UK hit song. Maybe this set deserves more than three stars for helping me understand an era that I grew up in a little bit better, but the reason I don't is, simply, personal preference. There are other sets that I find the "others" a little more entertaining than on this set. They aren't lousy. Some are fine, but for my tastes I've found some of the subject driven sets to do a better job of making me enjoy the "other" hits than the decade sets.
And in some cases, that seems to make sense. After all, if I'm purchasing Driving Rock, I'm nailing a specific sound a bit more than I am with a set covering all sounds over a decade. So while I'm giving this one three sets mainly due to personal preference, I'm guessing my logic makes sense and it's fair to say many people would find better luck finding "hidden gems" with the subject-oriented sets vs.
I say get it. You will know enough songs to make it worth your while. And, chances are, you'll pick up a few other songs you might enjoy. I hope this helps some out there. I only gave four stars because compared to their 70's Classics, song cd, this one didn't have as many well known hits.
I already had a bunch of these songs on other cds There were a few songs by artists I like that I hadn't heard before that are now some of my favorite morning music. All in all, worth the price! Oh, one other thing: the cd box is the size they used to put two cd's in. This one comes with 5 cds and is a space saver.
Love the way they have them all fit in this size plastic cd case My fault. Oh well, if you're from England this Brit 80s is probably just your cup of tea!
Great collection. One person found this helpful. Very good!!!!!!!! Has great songs listed on here. Highly recommended. See all 16 customer reviews. Write a customer review. Pages with related products. See and discover other items: 80's hits. There's a problem loading this menu right now.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Hits: 80s Classics - Various Artists on AllMusic - - This five-disc, track set is like bottling 6/