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Music of the 80’s

Music of the 80's CdCards

A great anniversary or birthday idea would be music of your era and in this case specifically the 1980’s. We’ve a selection of CDs with music of the 80’s available which also come with a code so you can download the tracks to a computer. The hits of the year are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients.

The music included on the CDs are from the original artist from that year so they’re most likely be the favourite version of any cover versions.


1980 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  1. Odyssey – Use It Up And Wear It Out
  2. Adam & The Ants – Antmusic
  3. The Mash – Theme From M*A*S*H
  4. The Average White Band – Let’s Go Round Again
  5. Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica
  6. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Me Talk
  7. Stray Cats – Runaway Boys
  8. Hall & Oates – Kiss On My List
  9. George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair
  10. Shakin’ Stevens – Marie Marie
  11. Rodney Franklin – The Groove
  12. Johnny Logan – What’s Another Year
  13. Santana – All I Ever Wanted
  14. Secret Affair – My World
  15. New Musik – Living By Numbers
  16. Air Supply – All Out Of Love
  17. Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier
  18. Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
  19. Barbara Dickson – January, February
  20. Electric Light Orchestra – All Over The World.

1981 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. The Jacksons – Can You Feel It
  • 2. Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts
  • 3. Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming 
  • 4. The Pointer Sisters – Slowhand
  • 5. The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
  • 6. REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
  • 7. Electric Light Orchestra – Hold On Tight
  • 8. Altered Images – Happy Birthday
  • 9. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
  • 10. Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going
  • 11. Aneka – Japanese Boy
  • 12. Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House
  • 13. Kiki Dee – Star
  • 14. Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
  • 15. Champaign – How ‘Bout Us
  • 16. Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
  • 17. Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
  • 18. Heatwave – Gangsters Of The Groove
  • 19. Japan – Quiet Life
  • 20. Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots.

1982 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
  • 2. Dionne Warwick – Heartbreaker
  • 3. Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
  • 4. A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing I Had A Photograph Of You
  • 5. Odyssey – Inside Out
  • 6. Haircut 100 – Fantastic Day
  • 7. Evelyn King – Love Come Down
  • 8. Haysi Fantayzee – John Wayne Is Big Leggy
  • 9. Men At Work – Who Can It Be Now?
  • 10. Air Supply – Even The Nights Are Better
  • 11. Kids From “Fame” – Hi-Fidelity
  • 12. Shakin’ Stevens – Oh Julie
  • 13. Kiki Dee – Perfect Timing
  • 14. Cheap Trick – If You Want My Love
  • 15. Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild In The Country
  • 16. Bucks Fizz – My Camera Never Lies
  • 17. Journey – Who’s Crying Now
  • 18. The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
  • 19. Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
  • 20. Japan – I Second That Emotion.

1983 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Men At Work – Down Under
  • 2. Wham! – Wham Rap!
  • 3. Electric Light Orchestra – Rock & Roll Is King
  • 4. K.C. & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up
  • 5. Adam Ant – Puss ‘N Boots
  • 6. Nick Heyward – Take That Situation
  • 7. Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
  • 8. Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  • 9. The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
  • 10. Mtume – Juicy Fruit
  • 11. Hall & Oates – Family Man
  • 12. Jo Boxers – Boxerbeat
  • 13. The Lotus Eaters – First Picture Of You
  • 14. Alan Parsons Project – Old & Wise
  • 15. Marvin Gaye – My Love Is Waiting
  • 16. Bucks Fizz – When We Were Young
  • 17. Japan – All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • 18. H2O – Dream To Sleep
  • 19. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  • 20. Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home).

1984 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
  • 2. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  • 3. Nena – 99 Red Balloons
  • 4. Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
  • 5. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
  • 6. Paul Young – Everything Must Change
  • 7. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  • 8. Hall & Oates – Out Of Touch
  • 9. Gloria Estefan – Dr. Beat
  • 10. Thompson Twins – Doctor! Doctor!
  • 11. Adam Ant – Apollo 9
  • 12. Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven
  • 13. Meat Loaf – Modern Girl
  • 14. Alison Moyet – All Cried Out
  • 15. The Stranglers – Skin Deep
  • 16. A Flock Of Seagulls – The More You Live
  • 17. Shakin’ Stevens – A Love Worth Waiting For
  • 18. The Pointer Sisters – Jump (For Your Love)
  • 19. Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
  • 20. Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy. 

1985 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Billy Ocean – Suddenly
  • 2. REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling
  • 3. The Stranglers – Let Me Down Easy
  • 4. Mr Mister – Broken Wings
  • 5. Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love
  • 6. Thompson Twins – Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream
  • 7. King – Love & Pride
  • 8. Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
  • 9. Bucks Fizz – You And Your Heart So Blue
  • 10. Dead Or Alive – Lover Come Back To Me
  • 11. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – I Wonder If I Take You Home
  • 12. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero
  • 13. Shakin’ Stevens – Lipstick, Powder & Paint
  • 14. Five Star – All Fall Down
  • 15. Alison Moyet – That Ole Devil Called Love
  • 16. Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down
  • 17. Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zoomin’ Who
  • 18. Isley, Jasper, Isley – Caravan Of Love
  • 19. The Pointer Sisters – Dare Me
  • 20. Philip Bailey – Walking On The Chinese Wall.

1986 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough
  • 2. Europe – The Final Countdown
  • 3. Bangles – Manic Monday
  • 4. The Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene
  • 5. Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is
  • 6. Miami Sound Machine – Bad Boy
  • 7. Owen Paul – My Favourite Waste Of Time
  • 8. Five Star – Rain Or Shine
  • 9. Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
  • 10. Alison Moyet – Is This Love?
  • 11. Shakin’ Stevens – Turning Away
  • 12. Furniture – Brilliant Mind
  • 13. Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down
  • 14. Survivor – Burning Heart
  • 15. Run DMC – My Adidas
  • 16. Mr Mister – Kyrie
  • 17. Samantha Fox – Touch Me
  • 18. The Stranglers – Always The Sun
  • 19. James Brown – Living In America
  • 20. Cyndi Lauper – True Colours.

1987 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Bangles – Walking Down Your Street
  • 2. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  • 3. The Blow Monkeys – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
  • 4. Terence Trent D’Arby – If You Let Me Stay
  • 5. Bruce Hornsby & The Range – Mandolin Rain
  • 6. The Hooters – Satellite
  • 7. Ruby Turner – I’d Rather Go Blind
  • 8. Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now
  • 9. John Farnham – You’re The Voice
  • 10. Spagna – Call Me
  • 11. Europe – Rock The Night
  • 12. Five Star – The Slightest Touch
  • 13. Alison Moyet – Love Letters
  • 14. Samantha Fox – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now
  • 15. Pseudo Echo – Funky Town
  • 16. Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy
  • 17. Sinitta – Toyboy
  • 18. Wax – Bridge To Your Heart
  • 19. Run DMC – It’s Tricky
  • 20. Luther Vandross – I Really Didn’t Mean It.

1988 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
  • 2. Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams
  • 3. Prefab Sprout – The King Of Rock & Roll
  • 4. Beatmasters – Rok Da House
  • 5. Fairground Attraction – Perfect
  • 6. Terence Trent D’Arby – Sign Your Name
  • 7. S’Express – Theme From SExpress
  • 8. Rick Astley – Together Forever
  • 9. The Stranglers – All Of The Day And All Of The Night
  • 10. Coldcut – Doctorin’ The House
  • 11. Freiheit – Keepin’ The Dream Alive
  • 12. Bangles – Hazy Shade Of Winter
  • 13. Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
  • 14. Bros – When Will I Be Famous?
  • 15. Roachford – Cuddly Toy
  • 16. Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis
  • 17. The Primitives – Crash
  • 18. Pasadenas – Tribute (Right On)
  • 19. The Four Tops – Loco In Acapulco
  • 20. Gloria Estefan – Anything For You. 

1989 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Deacon Blue – Fergus Sings The Blues
  • 2. Will To Power – Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird
  • 3. Big Fun – Blame It On The Boogie
  • 4. Alice Cooper – Poison
  • 5. Gloria Estefan – Can’t Stay Away From You
  • 6. S’Express – Hey Music Lover
  • 7. Cyndi Lauper – I Drove All Night
  • 8. Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall
  • 9. New Kids On The Block – Hangin’ Tough
  • 10. Rick Astley – She Wants To Dance With Me
  • 11. Martika – Toy Soldiers
  • 12. Malcolm McLaren – Waltz Darling
  • 13. Beatmasters Featuring Betty Boo – Hey DJ/I Can’t Dance (To The Music You’re Playing)
  • 14. The Blow Monkeys – Choice?
  • 15. Bros – Too Much
  • 16. Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind
  • 17. Halo James – Could Have Told You So
  • 18. The Wedding Present – Kennedy
  • 19. Beatmasters – Who’s In The House
  • 20. Bangles – Eternal Flame.

Some of these tracks were critically acclaimed other were hits in the UK or America and some were even both, we were comparing all our tracks above to NMEs top 100 best of the songs of the 80’s and was surprised by the results and how many were on the list.

We’ve also some booklet style CD Greeting cards that cover the music of the 80’s. These cover up to 1986 as later years have not been produced by the manufacturer, Retro Co.