Spare your wrath about 80s music, please, this is my childhood we're talking about.
November 23, 2008 10:31 PM   Subscribe

I've been looking for an old CD my parents used to play when I was little, caled "here come the hits", but it doesn't seem to be anywhere visible. In fact, it seems to have dropped out of existence entirely; I can't even find a tracklisting on the internet so I can gather the songs from other sources. I know "shout" by tears for fears was one of the songs, and "black cars look better in the shade" and "one night in bangkok" are likely contenders. Can somebody help me find an official tracklist for this album of 80's one-hit-wonders so I can get some closure?
posted by tehloki to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It looks like there a couple copies on ebay , this might be one
posted by bottlebrushtree at 11:02 PM on November 23, 2008

According to this the cassette tracklist is:

Side 1
Tears for Fears - Shout
Gino Vannelli - Black Cars
Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Murray Head - One Night in Bancock
Sade - Hang On To Your Love
Gowan - A Criminal Mind
Bryan Adams - Somebody

Side 2
Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Animotion - Obsession
Alison Moyet - Invinsible
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
R.E.O. Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling
Scandal - The Warrior
Teena Marie - Lovergirl
Hall & Oates - Method of Modern Love

The Hall & Oates title is from the image on bottlebrushtree's link.
posted by Yorrick at 12:01 AM on November 24, 2008

A title search on reveals a CD with that name with these tracks:

1. Tears For Fears / Shout 5:58
2. Gino Vannelli / Black Cars 3:10
3. Pointer Sisters / Neutron Dance 3:55
4. Wham! / Wake Me Up Before You Go Go 3:52
5. Murray Head / One Night In Bangkok 3:56
6. Sade / Hang On To Your Love 4:23
7. Gowan / A Criminal Mind 4:42
8. Bryan Adams / Somebody 4:01
9. Katrina & The Waves / Walking On Sunshine 3:57
10. Animotion / Obsession 3:59
11. Alison Moyet / Invisible 3:59
12. Bronski Beat / Smalltown Boy 5:01
13. R.E.O. Speedwagon / Can't Fight This Feeling 4:50
14. Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth / The Warrior 3:37
15. Teena Marie / Lovergirl 4:22
16. Hall & Oates / Method Of Modern Love
posted by Mitheral at 12:03 AM on November 24, 2008

Just so you know, this is emphatically NOT a CD of one-hit wonders. Several of the artists on that list had more than one number one single.

It also looks like a Canadian CD. Anything with Gowan on it is pretty much automatically Canadian, so focus your search on Canadian vendors.
posted by yellowcandy at 11:05 AM on November 24, 2008

thanks dudes. the Gowan song was the one I really couldn't place; totally can't find anything by him.
posted by tehloki at 9:49 AM on December 24, 2008 [2 favorites]

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