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.

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Updated 15th May 2020



Hi All, I am slowly revamping the blog. You won't find any download links on this site but I am only too happy to of supplied the tracklistings to assist you in remembering those long lost gems .Thanks Meggsy



Sunday, April 6, 2008

Raiders Of The Pop Charts (1983 -Double Cassette)


My Pick for this double release has to be on Volume 1, track 8 Sharon O'Neill's Maybe.

 1983 Raiders Of The Pop Charts 

 Tracklisting:
 Vol1
 A1 Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
 A2 Toto Coelo - Dracula's Tango
 A3 Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
 A4 Avion - I Need You
 A5 Toto - Rosanna
 A6 Loverboy - Working For The Weekend
 A7 Elton John - Blue Eyes
 A8 Sharon O'Neill - Maybe
 A9 Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?
 B1 Yazoo - Don't Go
 B2 Cheap Trick - If You Want My Love
 B3 Allniters - Hold On
 B4 Bertie Higgins - Key Largo
 B5 Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie
 B6 Adam And The Ants - Goody Two Shoes
 B7 Boys Town Gang - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
 B8 Dr. Hook - Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk
 Tracklisting:
 Vol2
 C1 Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
 C2 Tommy Tutone - 867-5309Jenny
 C3 Roxy Music - Avalon
 C4 The Jam - Town Called Malice
 C5 Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
 C6 Christopher Atkins - How Can I Live Without Her
 C7 Grand Masterflash - The Message
 C8 The Angels  - Stand Up
 D1 Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'till You Get Enough
 D2 The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
 D3 The Quick - The Rhythm Of The Jungle
 D4 Trio - Da Da Da I Don't Love You
 D5 Mark Holden - Who Do You Love
 D6 Frida - I Know There's Something Going On
 D7 Sylvester - Do Ya Wanna Funk
 D8 Dan Fogelberg - Missing You
 D9 Tina Cross - Losing Your Touch


Label: K-Tel International (Aust.) Ltd. 
 Catalog#: NA 651 
 Format: 2 x Audio Cassette, Limited Edition, Compilation.

 Country: Australia
 Released: 1983
 Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock 
 Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop 
 Notes: Limited Collectors Edition

9 comments:

Meggsy said...

1983 Raiders Of The Pop Charts
Label: K-Tel International (Aust.) Ltd.
Catalog#: NA 651
Format: 2 x Audio Cassette, Limited Edition, Compilation.

Country: Australia
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Notes: Limited Collectors Edition


Tracklisting:
Vol1
A1 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
A2 Toto Coelo Dracula's Tango
A3 Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
A4 Avion I Need You
A5 Toto Rosanna
A6 Loverboy Working For The Weekend
A7 Elton John Blue Eyes
A8 Sharon O'Neill Maybe
A9 Men At Work Who Can It Be Now?
B1 Yazoo Don't Go
B2 Cheap Trick If You Want My Love
B3 Allniters (2) Hold On
B4 Bertie Higgins Key Largo
B5 Shakin' Stevens Oh Julie
B6 Adam And The Ants Goody Two Shoes
B7 Boys Town Gang Can't Take My Eyes Off You
B8 Dr. Hook Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk

Vol2
C1 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing
C2 Tommy Tutone 867-5309/Jenny
C3 Roxy Music Avalon
C4 Jam, The Town Called Malice
C5 Earth, Wind & Fire Let's Groove
C6 Christopher Atkins How Can I Live Without Her
C7 Grand Masterflash* The Message
C8 Angels, The Stand Up
D1 Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'till You Get Enough
D2 Go-Go's, The* Our Lips Are Sealed
D3 Quick, The The Rhythm Of The Jungle
D4 Trio Da Da Da I Don't Love You
D5 Mark Holden Who Do You Love
D6 Frida I Know There's Something Going On
D7 Sylvester Do Ya Wanna Funk
D8 Dan Fogelberg Missing You
D9 Tina Cross Losing Your Touch

Anonymous said...

oh man, you gotta get that Mark Holden - who do love on here

he's a complete nerd, but that tune is sooo 80's and my favourite of his.

RyansIncredibleWorld.com said...

I was looking for "Raiders Of The Pop Charts" as it was a collection I had on cassette as a kid growing up in Canada. I just found your site, and the Canadian version of it by K-Tel had a different track list than what I see here. It looks like the Aussie version was a good mix too.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

Unknown said...

no link to the full album?

Anil Rajanala said...

Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!
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Tommy said...

have you a live link for the album

Anonymous said...

Any chance you could re-upload this album? Please?

nlgbbbblth said...

I have just reviewed the Australian Raiders Of The Pop Charts here - https://apopfansdream.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/raiders-of-the-pop-charts-k-tel-1983/

LordGee said...

I'd really a like a copy of Tina Cross - Losing your Touch which is on this album.
If anyone can send it kelso97@yahoo.co.uk

Cheers