I was pretty shocked to see this series made it to Volume 11. Even more shocked to learn it topped off at Volume 15!
Surprisingly the first song on the disc is “In a Big Country” by Big Country. I would have thought the song would have made the cut a lot earlier in the series then Volume 11. The same could be said for Nena’s nuclear war pop-protest song “99 Luftballoons” (Track 2), The Fixx’s plodding “One Thing Leads to Another” (Track 9) or The Romantics’ catchy in a stalkerish kind of way “Talking in your Sleep” (Track 6)
|99 Red Jumpsuits"|
|They don't look so scared|
|JoBoxers take Fun Boy Three's old clothes|
|Not the people who sing on the record|
But there is one more winner among the songs on Volume 11. Australia’s Real Life includes their hit “Send Me An Angel”. Although this song has been recorded, released, rerecorded, rereleased many times, it will always remind me of the dancing bike prom scene with my preteen crush Lorrie Loughlin in the movie Rad.
|These THREE don't look like much FUN|
|I'm a Fanatic|
|Haysi Fantayzee: Not even cool in the 80's|
They have since separated.
Here is the classic "Bike Boogie" scene in the movie RAD featuring Real Life's "Send Me An Angel"