'80s Pop Hits
is a three-disc set from Sony with a heavy emphasis on ballads, many of which continue to be played on adult contemporary radio stations across the U.S. The relatively upbeat material -- like Wham!
's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," Toto
's "Rosanna," Luther Vandross
' "Stop for Love," and Deniece Williams
' "Let's Hear It for the Boy" -- tends to be safe enough for waiting-room listening. But it is definitely the slow, soft material (joined by a few power ballads) that takes center-stage: Surface
's "Shower Me with Your Love," Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
's "All Cried Out," and Gregory Abbott
's "Shake You Down" are some of the inclusions.