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1. Islands In The Stream
2. Open Arms
3. Never Gonna Give You Up
4. Carless Whisper
5. Have I Told You Lately
6. I Just Called To Say I Love You
7. Arthur's Theme
8. Time After Time
9. I've Had The Time Of My Life
10. Hard To Say I'm Sorry
11. Against All Odds
12. Right Here Waiting
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THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES follows logically behind Barry Manilow's three previous albums exploring the 1950s, '60s and '70s. As one might expect from Manilow's own work, his favorite songs of the 1980s tend towards adult contemporary ballads such as Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," Journey's "Open Arms," and Chicago's "Hard To Say I'm Sorry," but there are some more unexpected choices as well. A duet with Reba McEntire on Barry Gibb's 1983 hit for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, "Islands in the Stream," is a lighthearted start to the album, and a tongue-in-cheek cover of Rick Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" suggests that Manilow is familiar with the circa-2008 internet meme of "Rickrolling," or tricking online friends into watching the video of what had been a nearly-forgotten pop hit.
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- mscott61301Sep 20, 2011by
it was a cd I had two years ago and had to replace this piece of work their is nothing like his singing
- clk-shortcakeJan 16, 2010by
Barry manilow GReatest songs of the 80s
Being a Manilow fan - there is nothing that can be said but WOW, WONDERFUL, and I LOVE IT.<br><br>He is not just great at his own music, but remakes of the fantastic songs we love from others is a treasure - I will sing along to the distress of others for quite some time.
- twinmill_llMar 30, 2009by
The Greatest Songs Of The Eighties - Manilow, Barry
This was an awesome cd. Barry Manilow does an incredible job singing these classics from the eighties!
- 62collinsJan 2, 2009by
The C D was what I expected, And delivery was great.
We like Barry Manilow and his songs. Our son has been a fan of Barrys for years and we like to buy hin any new c d that comes out that oue son might like.<br>Thank you<br>Don Collins
- zena2838Dec 21, 2008by
BARRY MANILOW 80'S
GREAT!!! FANTASTIC!!! HE DOES A GREAT JOB ON EVERY ALBUM HE HAS EVER MADE!!!!<br>THIS IS ONE FANTASTIC ALBUM!!! MY WIFE IS VERY HAPPY INDEED!!! MY SISTER-IN-LAW<br>IS VERY HAPPY TOO!!! I PURCHASED 2 ON EBAY!!!