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

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Choose 1985

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Choose 1985
01 Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
02 Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart
03 Pride - U2
04 Missing You - John Waite
05 No Say In It - Machinations
06 You Think You're A Man - Divine
07 Dynamite - Jermaine Jackson
08 Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man) - Hazell Dean
09 What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
10 Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates
11 Soul Kind Of Feeling - Dynamic Hepnotics
12 Jump - Pointer Sisters
13 Flesh For Fantasy - Billy Idol
14 No Second Prize - Jimmy Barnes
15 Shake This City - Non Stop Dancers
16 I Walk Away - Split Enz
17 Everybody Wants To Work - Uncanny X-Men
18 Agadoo - Black Lace
From Wikipedia
Choose 1985 was a various artists "hits" collection album released in Australia in 1984 on the Festival record Label (Cat No. RML 50006). The album spent 9 weeks at the top of the Australian album charts in Dec 1984 / Jan 1985.
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6 comments:

nathan said...

Your password only works on about half of these songs. Glad I stumbled upon this little corner of heaven while searching for "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" (Mannequin was on today). Keep it up!

Meggsy said...

Hi Nathan, Not quite sure why its only working on half the songs for you because the p/w is for the whole zip file. Please let me know if you work it out as nobody else has mentioned probs. And yes Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now.... what memories....welcome to my 80's Tragics corner....lol
Cheers Meggsy

Mad said...

No Problems with the password here.
Thanks for UL this.

nathan said...

I thought about it later and it's probable that in my sleep-deprived state my sleep-deprived fingers failed to press shift during the hyphen portion of the password, but only on the second half of the songs. Hmmm. Thanks again. Haven't heard many of these songs since their heydays.
Your fellow 80's Tragedian
Nathan

gobeirne said...

This tape is legendary among my friends - we all had copies ;)

Pessimeister said...

Wonderful to find this ol' compilation again after so many years; a huge childhood favorite that I used to cherish with big fat unwieldy 80's headphones. :)

Thanks so much for this - I'll be riding around on my bicycle with a stupid 80s grin listening to this for a couple of weeks at least.

Cheers,
An 80's synth and chiptune freak.