Time-Life Album Discography, Part 29:
Sounds of the Eighties Series

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: February 14, 2008

As years go by, so the period of "nostalgia" likewise moves on in years. It was only natural that in the mid-1990s, Time- Life would offer a nostalgic retrospective on 1980s music. As part of this series, they also issued six CDs called The Rolling Stone Collection, which was numbered as part of the same R988- series as Sounds of the Eighties. (In this case, "Rolling Stone" was the magazine, not the rock band.) Separately, they issued a 7-CD Rolling Stone Box Set (included below). They also released two retail budget box sets as part of the series.

The direct mail-out envelope for the Sounds of the Eighties series featured a packet of dynamite. The letter inside popped up like a children's pop-up book, with CDs and cassettes popping out of the page. The pitch was, get one free and the next one for half price.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Time-Life or Warner Bros. Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (all of which are out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2004, 2008 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

R988-01 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2733) - Sounds of the Eighties: The Rockin' Eighties - Various Artists [1994] All tracks stereo. Another One Bites The Dust - Queen/Modern Love - David Bowie/Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats/Middle Of The Road - Pretenders/Walk Of Life - Dire Straits/I Didn't Mean To Turn You On - Robert Palmer/The Tide Is High - Blondie/Can't Fight This Feeling - R.E.O. Speedwagon/Shout - Tears For Fears/La Bamba - Los Lobos/Love Shack - B-52's/Legs - ZZ Top/Manic Monday - Bangles/Down Under - Men At Work/Vacation - Go-Go's/Urgent - Foreigner/Hold Me - Fleetwood Mac/You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey

R988-02 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2731) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1985 - Various Artists [1994] All tracks stereo. Take On Me - a-ha/We Built This City - Starship/Sleeping Bag - ZZ Top/Some Like It Hot - Power Station/Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young/Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & Waves/Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood/Sea Of Love - Honeydrippers/I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner/Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer/The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey/California Girls - David Lee Roth/St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr/Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears/Broken Wings - Mr. Mister/Voices Carry - 'Til Tuesday/Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin/Nightshift - Commodores

R988-03 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2732) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1983 - Various Artists [1994] All tracks stereo. Cum On Feel The Noize - Quiet Riot/One Thing Leads To Another - Fixx/(She's) Sexy + 17 - Stray Cats/Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners/Say It Isn't So - Daryl Hall & John Oates/She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby (5:08 45 version)/China Girl - David Bowie/Time (Clock Of The Heart) - Culture Club/Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye/Maniac - Michael Sembello (45 mix)/Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes/Our House - Madness/Africa - Toto/Stand Back - Stevie Nicks/Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band/Come Dancing - Kinks/Too Shy - Kajagoogoo/True - Spandau Ballet

R988-04 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2730) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1986 - Various Artists [1994] All tracks stereo. Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer/Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung/Don't Get Me Wrong - Pretenders/Sara - Starship/So Far Away - Dire Straits/Rock Me Amadeus - Falco/Talk To Me - Stevie Nicks/Invisible Touch - Genesis/Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera/Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C./Word Up - Cameo/The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades - Timbuk 3/Venus - Bananarama/Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle/Kyrie - Mr. Mister/Burning Heart - Survivor/Life In A Northern Town - Dream Academy/No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones

R988-05 (Sony Music Special Products A-25258) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1982 - Various Artists [1994] All tracks stereo. Mickey - Toni Basil/Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work/Shake It Up - Cars/Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band/Heat Of The Moment - Asia/Harden My Heart - Quarterflash/Rosanna - Toto (45 edit)/I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) - Michael McDonald/Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes/Gloria - Laura Branigan/867-5309 Jenny - Tommy Tutone/Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates/Tainted Love - Soft Cell/I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock Of Seagulls/Only The Lonely - Motels/Keep The Fire Burnin' - REO Speedwagon/The Other Woman - Ray Parker Jr./Eye In The Sky - Alan Parsons Project

R988-06 (Sony Music Special Products A-25259) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1984 - Various Artists [1994] All tracks stereo. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr./Talking In Your Sleep - Romantics/Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters/Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell/Missing You - John Waite (45 version)/Out Of Touch - Daryl Hall & John Oates/The Warrior - Scandal/You Might Think - Cars/That's All - Genesis/Footloose - Kenny Loggins/Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams/Carribean Queen (No More Love On The Run) - Billy Ocean/Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins/Karma Chameleon - Culture Club/Blue Jean - David Bowie/99 Luftballons - Nena/The Glamorous Life - Sheila E/Joanna - Kool & The Gang

R988-07 (PolyGram Special Markets) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1980 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen/What I Like About You - Romantics/Brass In Pocket (I'm Special) - Pretenders/Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson/Sara - Fleetwood Mac (4:35 45 length)/Call Me - Blondie/Funkytown - Lipps Inc./Too Hot - Kool & The Gang/Little Jeannie - Elton John/Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar/Tired Of Toein' The Line - Rocky Burnette/Cars - Gary Numan/The Wanderer - Donna Summer/Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson/Fame - Irene Cara (3:47)/Magic - Olivia Newton-John/He's So Shy - Pointer Sisters/Sailing - Christopher Cross

R988-08 (PolyGram Special Markets) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1981 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Celebration - Kool & The Gang/Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton/Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon/Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner/Slow Hand - Pointer Sisters/A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio/When She Was My Girl - Four Tops/Being With You - Smokey Robinson/The One That You Love - Air Supply/Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton/Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield/Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes/Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates/Let's Groove - Earth Wind & Fire/Super Freak, Part 1 - Rick James/This Little Girl - Gary (US) Bonds/Gemini Dream - Moody Blues/Crying - Don McLean

R988-09 (MCA Special Products MSD-35750) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1987 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle/C'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil/(I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew/Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam/You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde/Shake Your Love - Debbie Gibson/Something So Strong - Crowded House/Midnight Blue - Lou Gramm/Here I Go Again - Whitesnake/I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany/Let's Go - Wang Chung/I Heard A Rumor - Bananarama/Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship/We're Ready - Boston/Talk Dirty To Me - Poison/Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac/Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley/Lean On Me - Club Nouveau

R988-10 (Cema Special Markets S21-18487) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1988 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Hazy Shade Of Winter - Bangles/Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer/Baby I Love Your Way-Free Bird Medley (Free Baby) - Will To Power/Kokomo - Beach Boys/Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin/Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison/Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen/I Don't Want To Live Without You - Foreigner/I Get Weak - Belinda Carlisle/Wild Wild West - Escape Club/Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown/The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue/Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz/Perfect World - Huey Lewis & News/The Flame - Cheap Trick/Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson/Don't Shed A Tear - Paul Carrack/Hold On To The Nights - Richard Marx

R988-11 (Cema Special Markets S21-18602) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1983-1984 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. I Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis & News/Head Over Heels - Go-Go's/Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant/Miss Me Blind - Culture Club/Cruel Summer - Bananarama/(Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League/Twilight Zone - Golden Earring/Promises Promises - Naked Eyes/Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar (studio version)/She Works Hard For The Money - Donna Summer/Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart/I Feel For You - Chaka Khan/Say It Isn't So - Daryl Hall & John Oates/Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco/I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters/Suddenly Last Summer - Motels (not much high end)/Rock Me Tonite - Billy Squier/She's A Beauty - Tubes

R988-12 (PolyGram Special Markets) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1985-1986 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Higher Love - Steve Winwood/Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears/Obsession - Animotion/Lay Your Hands On Me - Thompson Twins/The Search Is Over - Survivor/Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money [with Ronnie Spector]/Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer/Amanda - Boston/There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) - Billy Ocean/Party All The Time - Eddie Murphy/Just A Gigolo-I Ain't Got Nobody - David Lee Roth/Rhythm Of The Night - DeBarge/Oh Sheila - Ready For The World/All I Need Is A Miracle - Mike + The Mechanics/Your Wildest Dreams - Moody Blues/Perfect Way - Scritti Politti/Throwing It All Away - Genesis/Cherish - Kool & The Gang

R988-13 (Cema Special Markets S21-18809) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1989 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. The Look - Roxette/Sowing The Seeds Of Love - Tears For Fears/So Alive - Love And Rockets/Toy Soldiers - Martika/When I See You Smile - Bad English/Soldier Of Love - Donny Osmond/Rock On - Michael Damian/Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson/When I'm With You - Sheriff/Funky Cold Medina - Tone Lc/Walk The Dinosaur - Was (Not Was)/Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White/When The Children Cry - White Lion/Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx/I'll Be Loving You (Forever) - New Kids On The Block/The Living Years - Mike + The Mechanics/Angel Eyes - Jeff Healy Band

R988-14 (Cema Special Markets S21-18836) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1980-1982 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Abracadabra - Steve Miller/Do You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis & News/Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac/Rapture - Blondie/Please Don't Go - KC & Sunshine Band/I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall & John Oates/Don't Talk To Strangers - Rick Springfield/Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross/All Out Of Love - Air Supply/On The Radio - Donna Summer/Upside Down - Diana Ross/Working My Way Back To You-Forgive Me Girl - Spinners (poor separation)/Key Largo - Bertie Higgins/Caught Up In You - .38 Special/Hurt So Bad - Linda Ronstadt/Hearts - Marty Balin/Real Love - Doobie Bros./Shining Star - Manhattans

R988-15 (MCA Special Markets & Products MSD-35948) - Sounds of the Eighties: The Mid-'80s - Various Artists [1996] All tracks stereo. Smuggler's Blues - Glenn Frey/Are We Ourselves? - Fixx/If You Leave - OMD/Dont Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger/Sister Christian - Night Ranger/King For A Day - Thompson Twins/Who's Zooming Who? - Aretha Franklin/I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman/All I Need - Jack Wagner/Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes/Self Control - Laura Branigan/Neutron Dance - Pointer Sisters/Cool It Now - New Edition/If Ever You're In My Arms Again - Peabo Bryson/Tonight She Comes - Cars/Crush On You - Jets/Two Of Hearts - Stacey Q/Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr

R988-16 (Sony Music Special Products A-26780) - Sounds of the Eighties: The Early '80s - Various Artists [1996] Overkill - Men at Work/I'll Tumble 4 Ya - Culture Club/Der Kommisar - After the Fire/Hot Girls in Love - Loverboy/Take It on the Run - REO Speedwagon/Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert/Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates/Lost in Love - Air Supply/Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler/Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant/Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth/The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) - Greg Kihn Band/Her Town Too - James Taylor & J. D. Souther/Jesse - Carly Simon/Longer - Dan Fogelberg/The Boy from New York City - Manhattan Transfer/How Do I Make You - Linda Ronstadt/Ride Like the Wind - Christopher Cross

R988-17 (Sony Music Special Products A-26875) - Sounds of the Eighties: The Mid-'80s, Take Two - Various Artists [1996] Loverboy - Billy Ocean/Easy Lover - Philip Bailey with Phil Collins/Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder/You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead or Alive/Automatic - Pointer Sisters/The Politics of Dancing - Re-Flex/I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz/Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung/Heartbeat - Don Johnson/The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll - Huey Lewis & News/Tuff Enuff - Fabulous Thunderbirds/Round and Round - Ratt/Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy/ay by Day - Hooters/Let the Music Play - Shannon/Something About You - Level 42/You're a Friend of Mine - Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne/Things Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones

R988-18 (EMI-Capitol Special Markets 72438-19050-2-9) - Sounds of the Eighties: The Early '80s, Take Two - Various Artists [1996] Love Stinks - J. Geils Band/Heart and Soul - Huey Lewis and the News/Church of the Poison Mind - Culture Club/It's A Mistake - Men at Work/While You See a Chance - Steve Winwood/Saved by Zero - Fixx/Sexy Eyes - Dr. Hook/Misunderstanding - Genesis/Sukiyaki - A Taste of Honey/Our Lips Are Sealed - Go-Go's/Just Between You and Me - April Wine/Working For the Weekend - Loverboy/The Stroke - Billy Squier/Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar/Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton/Making Love Out of Nothing at All - Air Supply/'65 Love Affair - Paul Davis/Baby, Come to Me - Patti Austin & James Ingram

R988-19 (BMG Special Products TCD-785) - Sounds of the Eighties: The Late '80s - Various Artists [1996] Tell It to My Heart - Taylor Dayne/Valerie - Steve Winwood/What I Am - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians/When Smokey Sings - ABC/Funkytown - Pseudo Echo/Out of the Blue - Debbie Gibson/Waiting for a Star to Fall - Boy Meets Girl/At This Moment - Billy Vera & Beaters/Could've Been - Tiffany/Jacob's Ladder - Huey Lewis & News/In Your Room - Bangles/Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen/Is This Love - Whitesnake/Wait - White Lion/Carrie - Europe/Just Between You and Me - Lou Gramm/I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin & George Michael/Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

R988-20 (Sony Music Special Products A-26981) - Sounds of the Eighties: The Late '80s, Take Two - Various Artists [1996] Change of Heart - Cyndi Lauper/Together Forever - Rick Astley/Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac/Electric Blue - Icehouse/Don't Disturb This Groove - System/I'll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne/Say You Will - Foreigner/Eternal Flame - Bangles/Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott/Don't Be Cruel - Cheap Trick/Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison/Hangin' Tough - New Kids on the Block/Buffalo Stance - Nenah Cherry/Parents Just Don't Understand - D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince/Girlfriend - Pebbles/Roni - Bobby Brown/Always - Atlantic Starr/Lost in Emotion - Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

R988-21 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2760) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1986-1989 - Various Artists [1997] New Sensation - INXS/Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul/Together Forever - Rick Astley/Don't Rush Me - Taylor Dayne/Stuck with You - Huey Lewis and The News/Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth/Poison - Alice Cooper/You Got It All - Jets/Seasons Change - Expose/Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car - Billy Ocean/Need You Tonight - INXS/Let's Go All the Way - Sly Fox/Only in My Dreams - Debbie Gibson/Your Love - Outfield/Move Away - Culture Club/Roam - B-52's/Chains of Love - Erasure/Is This Love - Survivor

R988-22 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72438-19499-2-4) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1980-1983 - Various Artists [1997] I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross/Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang/Family Man - Daryl Hall and John Oates/I Know There's Something Going On - Frida/Kids In America - Kim Wilde/Turning Japanese - Vapors/Lies - Thompson Twins/More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer/Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington, Jr. with Bill Withers/Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar/Hold On Tight - Electric Light Orchestra/Fire and Ice - Pat Benatar/Fantasy - Aldo Nova/Games People Play - Alan Parsons Project/Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair - Sheena Easton/Cool Change - Little River Band/An American Dream - Dirt Band/The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) - Juice Newton

R988-23 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72438-19536-2-4) - Sounds of the Eighties: 1984-1985 - Various Artists [1997] Get It On - Power Station/Magic - Cars/Be Near Me - ABC/In My House - Mary Jane Girls/It's A Miracle - Culture Club/If This Is It - Huey Lewis & News/And We Danced - Hooters/Never Surrender - Corey Hart/Who's Holding Donna Now? - DeBarge/We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister/Girls - Dwight Twilley/Invincible - Pat Benatar/High On You - Survivor/Strut - Sheena Easton/Doctor! Doctor! - Thompson Twins/Yah Mo Be There - James Ingram with Michael McDonald/Breakdance - Irene Cara/The Curly Shuffle - Jump 'n the Saddle

R988-24 (Universal Music Special Markets 314585245-2) - Sounds of the Eighties: Everything '80s - Various Artists [2002] Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield/Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles/Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle/Red Red Wine - UB40/Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship/Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates/Higher Love - Steve Winwood/Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper/Celebration - Kool & The Gang/Amanda - Boston/Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics/Let's Dance - David Bowie/Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds/Wild Wild West - Escape Club/Need You Tonight - INXS/Physical - Olivia Newton-John/Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Phil Collins/Truly - Lionel Richie

The Rolling Stone "Sounds of the Eighties" Collection:

R988-25 (PolyGram Special Markets) - Sounds of the Eighties - The Rolling Stone Collection: 1980-1981 - Various Artists [1995] Another One Bites The Dust - Queen (S)/Call Me - Blondie (S)/Centerfold - J. Geils Band (S)/We Got The Beat - Go-Go's (S)/Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks [with Tom Petty & Heartbreakers] (S)/Juke Box Hero - Foreigner (S)/Almost Saturday Night - Dave Edmunds (S)/Radio Free Europe - R.E.M. (S)/Gloria - U2 (S)/In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins (S)/Once In A Lifetime - Talking Heads (S)/Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder (S)/Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie (S)/Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division (S)/Whip It - Devo (S)/Private Idaho - B-52's (S)/Marie Marie - Blasters (S)/I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats (S)/Tempted - Squeeze (S)/Redemption Song - Bob Marley & Wailers (E)

R988-26 (PolyGram Special Markets) - Sounds of the Eighties - The Rolling Stone Collection: 1982-1983 - Various Artists [1995] Burning Down The House - Talking Heads (S)/Let's Dance - David Bowie (S)/Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club (S)/I Confess - English Beat (S)/Jack & Diane - John Cougar (S)/The Look Of Love, Part 1 - ABC (S)/Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John (S)/Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye (S)/Avalon - Roxy Music (S)/Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 (S, lousy sound, lousy stereo separation)/In A Big Country - Big Country (S)/Back On The Chain Gang - Pretenders (S)/Someday Someway - Marshall Crenshaw (S)/Rock This Town - Stray Cats (M)/Atomic Dog - George Clinton (S)/Photograph - Def Leppard (S)/Ain't Going Down - Eric Clapton (S)/Blind Willie McTell - Bob Dylan (S)

R988-27 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2745) - Sounds of the Eighties - The Rolling Stone Collection: 1983-1985 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Jump - Van Halen/Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top/Some Guys Have All The Luck - Rod Stewart/What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner/Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty & Heartbreakers/Will The Wolf Survive - Los Lobos/Drive - Cars/Go Insane - Lindsey Buckingham/Rockit - Herbie Handcock (5:20)/Walk Of Life - Dire Straits/This Charming Man - Smiths/Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood/Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics/I Love L.A. - Randy Newman/Forever Man - Eric Clapton/Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper/I Can't Live Without My Radio - L.L. Cool J/Close (To The Edit) - Art Of Noise (5:35)

R988- 28 (Sony Music Special Products A-26301) - Sounds of the Eighties - The Rolling Stone Collection: 1986-1987 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel/Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil/Big Love - Fleetwood Mac/Higher Love - Steve Winwood/Father Figure - George Michael/Right Next Door (Because Of Me) - Robert Cray Band/True Colors - Cyndi Lauper/I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2/Keep Your Hands To Yourself - Georgia Sattelites/(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys/Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles/If You Were A Priest - Robyn Hitchcock & Egyptians/I Wan't Your Sex, Parts 1 & 2 - George Michael/Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order/4th Of July - X/Pretty In Pink - Psychedelic Furs (poor stereo separation)/Where The Streets Have No Name - U2

R988- 29 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2746) - Sounds of the Eighties - The Rolling Stone Collection: 1987-1988 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Forever Young - Rod Stewart/Paper In Fire - John Cougar Mellencamp/Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House/Like The Weather - 10,000 Maniacs/Blood And Roses - Smithereens/Can't Hardly Wait - Replacements/Take It So Hard - Keith Richards/Middle Man - Living Colour/One - Metallica/Tall Cool One - Robert Plant/The One I Love - R.E.M./Under The Milky Way - Church/Luka - Suzanne Vega/Spy In The House Of Love - Was (Not Was)/Colors - Ice- T/Fight Like A Brave - Red Hot Chili Peppers/Had A Dad - Jane's Addiction/Bring The Noise - Public Enemy

R988-30 (Sony Music Special Products A-26302) - Sounds of the Eighties - The Rolling Stone Collection: 1988-1989 - Various Artists [1995] All tracks stereo. Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young/Turn You Inside Out - R.E.M./Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode/Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter & Banshees Of Blue/Free Fallin' - Tom Petty/Nick Of Time - Bonnie Raitt/Wicked Game - Chris Isaak/Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies/Wild Thing - Tone- Loc/My Prerogative - Bobby Brown/Me Myself And I - De La Soul (poor stereo separation)/Birthday - Sugarcubes/Dirty Blvd. - Lou Reed/You Got It - Roy Orbison/Drive South - John Hiatt/Ring Them Bells - Bob Dylan/A Change Is Gonna Come - Neville Bros. (with countoff)

Regular series continues:

R988-31 - Sounds of the Eighties: Cinemax Movie Hits of the Eighties - Various Artists [1996] Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr./The Heat is On - Glenn Frey/St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - John Parr/We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner/Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Phil Collins/Maniac - Michael Sembello/Working in the Coal Mine - Devo/Stand By Me - Ben E. King/What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong/9 to 5 - Dolly Parton/Gimme Some Lovin' - Blues Brothers/The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News/California Girls - David Lee Roth/Up Where We Belong (Love Theme from "An Officer and a Gentleman") - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes/When the Going Gets Tough - Billy Ocean/Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin/Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross/Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

R988-32 (MCA Special Markets and Products MSD-36065) - Sounds of the Eighties: TV Themes of the Eighties - Various Artists [1996] This was later reissued as part of a set of "TV Themes" (See Superhits/AM Gold page). "Miami Vice" Theme - Jan Hammer/Theme From "Cheers" - Gary Portnoy/Theme From "L.A. Law" - Mike Post/Theme From "The Greatest American Hero" (Believe It Or Not) - Joey Scarbury/Theme From "St. Elsewhere" - Dave Grusin/WKRP IN Cincinnati - Steve Carlisle/Theme From "Dynasty" - Bill Conti/As Long As We Got Each Other - B.J. Thomas & Dusty Springfield/Theme From "Magnum, P.I." - Mike Post/Theme From "The Dukes Of Hazzard" (Good Ol' Boys) - Waylon Jennings/The Equalizer Busy Equalizing - Stewart Copeland/Square Pegs (Theme From The Embassy Television Series "Square Pegs") - Waitresses/Late Night - Paul Shaffer/The Life And Times Of Grizzly Adams - Thom Pace/Theme From "Hill Street Blues" - Mike Post/"Love Boat" Theme - Jack Jones/Falling (Theme From "Twin Peaks") - Julee Cruise/Another World - Crystal Gayle & Gary Morris

Additional Full-Length Volumes, sold at retail stores:
Most of the tracks on these two CDs are repeated on the two retail box sets below. These CDs stated "This special edition of Sounds of the Eighties is now available in stores for the first time. It is based on the Time-Life Music series Sounds of the Eighties, as seen on TV. This album offers you the very best music collection available in stores today!"

M18319 (EMI Music Special Markets 72435-37711-2-6) - Sounds of the Eighties:'80s Blockbusters: 18 Totally Tubular Hits! - Various Artists [2003] Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer/Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & Waves/Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes/867-5309 Jenny - Tommy Tutone/The Tide Is High - Blondie/Urgent - Foreigner/Mickey - Toni Basil/Sara - Starship/Kyrie - Mr. Mister/Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats/Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton/Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle/She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby/The Reflex - Duran Duran/Centerfold - J. Geils Band/Our House - Madness/Vacation - Go-Go's/The One That You Love - Air Supply

M18853 (Sony Music Special Products A55642) - Sounds of the Eighties: Classic '80s: 18 Gotta-Have Hits! - Various Artists [2002] Maniac - Michael Sembello/Africa - Toto/You Might Think - Cars/Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears/Footloose - Kenny Loggins/We Built This City - Starship/Joanna - Kool & the Gang/Gloria - Laura Branigan/Karma Chameleon - Culture Club/Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates/Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon/Down Under - Men At Work/Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper/Take On Me - a-Ha/Voices Carry - 'Til Tuesday/Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins/99 Luftballoons - Nena/Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Retail Budget Box Sets:

M181-40 - Sounds of the Eighties: Greatest Hits - Various Artists [1998] 3-CD box set with the three CDs below in a thin cardboard box/sleeve.

M181-37 - Sounds of the Eighties: Essential '80s - Various Artists [1998] Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & Waves/Missing You - John Waite/Mickey - Toni Basil/Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr./What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner/Call Me - Blondie/Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes/Rock This Town - Stray Cats/Centerfold - J. Geils Band/The Heart Of Rock N' Roll - Huey Lewis & the News/(I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew/Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

M181-38 - Sounds of the Eighties: Big '80s - Various Artists [1998] What I Like About You - Romantics/Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work/Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon/Rosanna - Toto/The Warrior - Scandal/Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles/99 Luftballoons - Nena/Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes/867-5309 Jenny - Tommy Tutone/Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer/Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean/Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young

M181-39 - Sounds of the Eighties: '80s Hits - Various Artists [1998] Celebration - Kool & the Gang/The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey/Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer/Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung/We Built This City - Starship/Sister Christian - Night Ranger/Amanda - Boston/One Thing Leads To Another - Fixx/Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates/I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany/You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde/Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle

M184-12 - Sounds of the Eighties: Greatest Hits [Volume II] - Various Artists [1999] 3-CD box set with the three CDs below in a thin cardboard box/sleeve.

M184-09 - Sounds of the Eighties: Rockin' '80s - Various Artists [1999] You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey/Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters/Mercedes Boy - Pebbles/Harden My Heart - Quarterflash/She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals/Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth/My Prerogative - Bobby Brown/Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley/Cool It Now - New Edition/Higher Love - Steve Winwood/Talking In Your Sleep - Romantics/Baby, I Love Your Way-Free Bird (Medley) - Will To Power

M184-10 - Sounds of the Eighties: '80s Blockbusters - Various Artists [1999] (She's) Sexy + 17 - Stray Cats/Freeze Frame - J. Geils Band/Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar/Broken Wings - Mr. Mister/Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin/Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer/The Tide Is High - Blondie/The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & the News/Sara - Starship/They Don't Know - Tracey Ullman/True - Spandau Ballet/Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran

M184-11 - Sounds of the Eighties: '80s Pop Classics - Various Artists [1999] Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners/Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears/Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield/Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates/Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell/One That You Love - Air Supply/Cherish - Kool & the Gang/Funkytown - Lipps, Inc./Your Wildest Dreams - Moody Blues/Word Up - Cameo/Africa - Toto/Maniac - Michael Sembello

The Rolling Stone Box Set:

R102-34 - The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock - Various Artists [1993] (7-CD set) Individual CDs listed below.

R102-34, Disc 1 (Sony Music Special Products A-23707, cassette PT-23707) - The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock: 1967-1969 - Various Artists [1993] Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (S)/For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield (S)/Omaha - Moby Grape (S)/Dino's Song - Quicksilver Messenger Service (S)/Season Of The Witch - Donovan (S)/The Crystal Ship - Doors (S)/Spanish Castle Magic - Jimi Hendrix Experience (S)/Crossroads - Cream (S)/I Can See For Miles - Who (S)/All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix Experience (S)/Beck's Bolero - Jeff Beck Group (E)/Piece Of My Heart - Big Brother & Holding Company (S)/The Weight - Band (S)/Wasn't Born To Follow - Byrds (S)/Highway 61 Revisited - Johnny Winter (S)/3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds - Jefferson Airplane (S, live)/Dear Mr. Fantasy - Traffic (S)

R102-34, Disc 2 (Sony Music Special Products A-23708, cassette PT-23708) - The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock: 1969-1970 - Various Artists [1993] Kick Out The Jams - MC5 (S, live, original uncensored intro)/Everybody's Everything - Santana (S)/My Dark Hour - Steve Miller Band (S)/The Loner - Neil Young (S)/Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan (S)/Ohio - Crosby Stills Nash & Young (S)/Loan Me A Dime - Boz Scaggs (S)/I Want You Back - Jackson 5 (S)/Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & Family Stone (S)/Working Class Hero - John Lennon (M)/Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (S)/Blues Power - Eric Clapton (S)/Casey Jones - Grateful Dead (S)/Dreams - Allman Bros. Band (S)/Friends - Led Zeppelin (S, studio talk)

R102-34, Disc 3 (Sony Music Special Products A-23709, cassette PT-23709) - The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock: 1971-1973 - Various Artists [1993] Maggie May - Rod Stewart (S)/Won't Get Fooled Again - Who (S, LP length)/Superstititon - Stevie Wonder (S)/What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (S, LP version)/California - Joni Mitchell (S)/Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon (S)/Sail Away - Randy Newman (S)/Take It Easy - Eagles (S)/Give It Up (Or Let Me Go) - Bonnie Raitt (S)/Dixie Chicken - Little Feat (S)/Ramblin' Man - Allman Bros. Band (S)/Bell Bottom Blues - Derek & Dominos (S, LP length)/All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople (S)/Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed (S, uncensored, unedited LP length)/Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan (S)

R102-34, Disc 4 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2692, cassette OPCS-2692) - The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock: 1973-1977 - Various Artists [1993] Rebel Rebel - David Bowie (S)/It's All Over Now - Ry Cooder (S)/No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley & Wailers (S)/Daniel - Elton John (S)/Mexico - James Taylor (S)/Simple Twist Of Fate - Bob Dylan (S)/Tonight's The Night - Neil Young (S)/Trampled Under Foot - Let Zeppelin (S)/Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen (S)/Heat Treatment - Graham Parker (S)/Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones (S)/Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac (S)/Runaway - Bonnie Raitt (S)/The Pretender - Jackson Browne (S)/Hotel California - Eagles (S)/Maybe I'm Amazed - Wings (S, live)

R102-34, Disc 5 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2693, cassette OPCS-2693) - The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock: 1977-1982 - Various Artists [1993] God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols (S)/See No Evil - Television (S)/Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello (S)/We Three - Patti Smith Group (S)/Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll - Ian Dury & Blockheads (S)/Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon (S)/Refugee - Tom Petty & Heartbreakers (S)/Little Sister - Ry Cooder (S)/A Rock'n'Roll Fantasy - Kinks (S)/Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits (S)/Just What I Needed - Cars (S)/Train In Vain (Stand By Me) - Clash (S)/Brass In Pocket - Pretenders (S)/I Will Follow - U2 (S)/When U Were Mine - Prince (S)/Wall Of Death - Richard & Linda Thompson (S)/The Message - Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five (S)

R102-34, Disc 6 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2694, cassette OPCS-2694) - The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock: 1982-1986 - Various Artists [1993] Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics (S)/Freeze Frame - J. Geils Band (S)/Little Red Corvette - Prince (S, unedited LP length)/Life During Wartime - Talking Heads (S)/If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting (S)/The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley (S)/When Doves Cry - Prince (S)/Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen (S)/Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2 (S)/Borderline - Madonna (S)/She Bop - Cyndi Lauper (S)/Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Paul Simon (S)/Rain On The Scarecrow - John Mellencamp (S)/Lives In The Balance - Jackson Browne (S)/I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner (S)

R102-34, Disc 7 (Sony Music Special Products A-23710, cassette PT-23710) - The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock: 1986-1992 - Various Artists [1993] Manic Monday - Bangles (S)/Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C. (S)/Smoking Gun - Robert Cray Band (S)/Cult Of Personality - Living Colour (S)/Love Shack - B-52's (S)/Touch Of Grey - Grateful Dead (S)/The End Of The Innocence - Don Henley (S)/Talkin' Bout A Revolution - Tracy Chapman (S)/Fight The Power - Public Enemy (S)/White Boots - Vaughan Bros. (S)/Thing Called Love - Bonnie Raitt (S)/Hard To Handle - Black Crowes (S)/Losing My Religion - R.E.M. (S)/Shake This Town - Robbie Robertson (S)/Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors (S, studio version, narrow stereo)

Thanks to Stephen Marschall, Gary Rowell, John McLaurin, Ron Gerber, John Merjave, Lewis James Miller, Pamela Espeland, and Joe Husk.

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