THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES uncovers a bounty of treasures and reignites nostalgia for these fantastic hit songs reinterpreted by Manilow in his signature style - from his duet with Reba McEntire on 'Islands in the Stream,' as they pay homage to Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton's #1 duet of 1983 to a trio of songs associated with memorable films: Phil Collins #1 hit of 1984, 'Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)'; Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' #1 hit of 1987, 'I've Had the Time of My Life' (from Dirty Dancing); and Christopher Cross' Oscar-winning #1 hit of 1981, 'Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)', and much more.
THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES moves seamlessly through a selection of major hits from both sides of the Atlantic.
The UK is well-represented by 'Careless Whisper', the #1 hit of 1984 by Wham! featuring George Michael; Rick Astley's #1 'Never Gonna Give You Up'; and a song that Van Morrison first wrote and recorded in 1989, 'Have I Told You Lately', which later became a giant hit for Rod Stewart.
Manilow's impeccable performances and signature arranging style also breathe new life into a quintet of American classics: 'Open Arms' by Journey; Chicago's #1 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry'; Stevie Wonder's #1 'I Just Called to Say I Love You'; Cyndi Lauper's #1 'Time After Time'; and Richard Marx's #1 'Right Here Waiting'.
- Islands in the Stream
- Open Arms
- Never Gonna Give You Up
- Have I Told You Lately
- I Just Called To Say I Love You
- Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
- Careless Whisper
- Right Here Waiting
- Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
- Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Time After Time
- (I've Had) The Time Of My Life