This is easily one of the better collections of 80s music I've come across in a while. With a stellar lineup of the biggest stars of the 80s, it reminds you what good pop is all about...a reminder we can all do with in this age of bubblegum lyrics and boy bands.
The album kicks off with Glenn Medeiros crooning "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You", seguing into another slow number with Lionel Richie's "Say You Say Me". A few more slow cuts follow, most notably Air Supply's desolate "Lonely Is The Night", Billy Ocean's hopeful "Suddenly" and Foreigner's well-rounded "I Want To Know What Love Is".
Things speed up with Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, who think that "Words Get In The Way", Starship's "Sara", and Hall & Oates' brillian "Out Of Touch". Tears For Fears finds a place with their classic anthem "Everyone Wants To Rule The World", Mr. Mister and Culture Club bring back memories of 80s style with "Kyrie" and "Karma Chameleon", and Survivor ends brings the curtain down with "The Search Is Over". Yes, it is.This article was first published on 08 Oct 2001.