Why I Do This

I was lucky enough to be a teenager through the eighties and I was mad on music, big hair, bad make-up and all that went with being a teenager of the times. All these years later I still have the big hair but now it is "touched" with grey and the bad make-up is gone but the tunes still play loudly in my head and even louder if they grace my radio, tv or mp3player. I will gladly admit to being a"mainstream" fan for the most part but I do have the odd liking for some of the less "played to death" bands of the time. What started all this was a drawer full of slowly decaying cassettes and a fear of losing the music that is on them. So I began to recreate them onto CD and I am loving it and finding some fantastic albums along the way.

I would like to re-dedicate this site to my late husband, he lost his long battle with cancer in 2011, he was a huge 80's fan, possibly even more so than myself. So for you my love.

Download Links

Updated 7th May 2012

Hi All, I am slowly re-adding download links to each of the original posts so please be patient and check back often. NB:Also please be aware before you download that I upload files ripped at a bitrate of 128. If you prefer a higher bitrate I am only too happy to of supplied the tracklistings to assist you in searching for those tracks at a bitrate you prefer.Thanks Meggsy

Sunday, March 16, 2008

1983 The Hot Ones

Not an album I really liked that much apart from the gravel laiden voice of Christina Amphlett who is just amazing.


1983 The Hot Ones

Side 1:
01 White Wedding - Billy Idol 02 Don't Pay The Ferryman - Chris De Burgh 03 I Eat Canniballs - Toto Coelo 04 Shoop Shoop Diddy Wop Cumma Cumma Wang Dang - Monte Video And The Cassettes 05 The Clapping Song - The Belle Stars 06 Our House - Madness 07 She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby 08 The Message - Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five 09 Science Fiction - Divinyls 10 Hooked On Hooks - Skyhooks
Side 2:
11 Too Shy - Kajagoogoo 12 Heartbreaker - Dionne Warwick 13 Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 14 I Could Be So Good For You - Dennis Waterman 15 The Other Guy - Little River Band 16 Steppin Out - Joe Jackson 17 Its Raining Again - Supertramp 18 Ain't No Pleasing You - Chas And Dave 19 Wot - Captain Sensible 20 Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Boys Town Gang

From Wikipedia: 1983 The Hot Ones - Compilation album by various artists
Released 1983 - Genre Pop - Label Festival Records "1983 The Hot Ones" was a various artists "hits" collection album released in Australia in 1983 on the Festival record Label. The album spent 4 weeks at the top of the Australian album charts in 1983.

Grab It here.


Deity said...

The first thing that attracted me to this album back when it was released (I was 12 years old at the time) was the cover showing the record labels involved.. this is honestly where I first became interested in record labels.
Thanks so much for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

i always liked this album, co's it had an usual mix of songs compared to other compilations at the time.
- how could we ever forget that classic tune by 'Monty Video & The Cassettes' or 'The Clapping Song' for starters !

i often play these tunes every week ...and worse ! :)

lx41 said...

Is there a new download for this link? This one doesn't seem to work. Love this site!deg

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markm1974 said...

the link : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X1OPSB7K
only contains side one of The Hot Ones.. Would be great to get the rest! And i LOVE this blog, i LOVE our old 80s compilations and im enjoying them all over again. Might share some of mine too at some stage. M

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your site Meg and would really love to be able to have this link reinstated. Would love to be able to hear the album again.
Keep them coming please. :)

PJ said...

I liked this album better than The Breakers '83, as this one contained The Divinyls, Madness, Chris de Burgh, Captain Sensible, Billy Idol, The Boys Town Gang, and Kajagoogoo (Limahl the lead singer would release another song a year or so later on his own - The Never Ending Story).

Monte Video - Shoop Shoop... - what a silly song! I liked that one too. This was around the same time Michael Jackson's Thriller album was big.

Jason said...

Hi Meggsy. Is it possible to re-up this file as it is no longer available. Thank you for all the work you have done to bring this music back.