What are some forgotten 70s/80s songs that never appeared on any CD compilations?

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  1. steeler1979

    steeler1979 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nashville,Tn. USA
    (I am talking about various artists compilations here) I am a huge collector from the historical angle and researched this subject for years and years. What are some songs you used to hear on pop/mainstream radio yet never appeared on any various CD compilations? You are allowed to include a particular version if you want as in a "full length album version", "single radio mix", etc. that eluded you.

    I know of a few:

    Tommy Shaw "Girls With Guns"

    Greg Guidry "Goin' Down"

    Eddie Schwartz "All Are Tomorrows"

    Tane Cain "Holdin' On"

    Sonny Charles "Put It In A Magazine"

    John Hunter "Tragedy"

    Wet Willie "Weekend" (full length album version over 6 minutes)

    Morris Day "Fishnet" (full length album version over 6 minutes)

    Chris Christian "I Want You, I Need You"

    Charlie "It's Inevitable"

    All of these made the top 40 U.S. pop charts (many scraping the bottom of the top 40, but nonetheless), yet never appeared on any compilations in their full version splendor.

    A great 5 CD series by Rhino in the 90s called "Radio Daze" went after these types of songs, yet excluded these in the sets (songs like "Sweetheart" by Franke & the Knockouts albeit an edit, "Hot Rod Hearts" by Robbie Dupree, etc. were included in the series). Another good series is the 2 disc set "Barry Scott presents the Lost 45s". He only uses single versions, however they sound great and include some real gems!

    What are some other rare songs that you were stunned to find never appeared on a compilation anywhere and you either had to track down the full length or live without?
  2. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Charlton, MA, USA
    I buy very few VA comps but I do look at the song lists a bit. Some from the late '80's that I like that I don't think I've ever seen are:

    - Double - "The Captain Of Her Heart"
    - Johnny Hates Jazz - "Shattered Dreams"
    - Icehouse - "Electric Blue"
  3. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Forum Resident

    There is a great five-volume series of 80's music called "Living in Oblivion"

    Captain is on vol 5
    Shattered Dreams on vol 3

    Electric Blue is on a Time-Life comp called "Sounds of the Eighties, Late 80's, Take Two". I don't have it so I can't comment on the sound quality


    This too:

  4. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Charlton, MA, USA
    I had a feeling I was going to be proven wrong on all three accounts, but not that quickly! Been meaning to check out the Living In Obilivion series for a while. Perhaps it's now time.
  5. Roscoe

    Roscoe Active Member

    Orange County, CA
    Eye To Eye - "Nice Girls"
    Jim Capaldi - "That's Love"
    Robin Gibb - "Boys Do Fall In Love"
    Glass Moon - "On A Carousel"
    Neilsen/Pearson - "Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
    Jim Photoglo - "Fool In Love With You"
    Suave - "My Girl"
    Cliff Richard - "A Little Bit More"
    Meco - "Pop Goes The Movies, Pt. 1"
    Robbie Patton - "Don't Give It Up"

    There are a lot more that have only appeared on one comp and are thus hard to find, as well as hundreds of hits that have never appeared in their correct 45 versions on CD.
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  6. Casino

    Casino New Member

    Payola$ - Hastings Street
  7. steeler1979

    steeler1979 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nashville,Tn. USA
    Great list! A few more that only showed up on one compilation:

    Gary Wright "Really Wanna Know You" (the TV only comp called "Sweet Love")

    Lindsey Buckingham "Trouble" (CD called "Rock FM")

    Lindsey Buckingham "Go Insane" (CD called "Sounds of the Eighties 1983-1985")
  8. Downsampled

    Downsampled Formerly PlusMinus

    Has that disco version of the Close Encounters theme ever appeared on CD?
  9. steeler1979

    steeler1979 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nashville,Tn. USA
    Also Glass Moon's "Killer At 25"
  10. steeler1979

    steeler1979 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nashville,Tn. USA
    Anyone know the answer to this?
  11. signothetimes53

    signothetimes53 Forum Resident

    Burlington VT USA
    Great song! I'd forgotten all about it, now I gotta get it.
  12. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy efficient!

    My original submission was also to mention "Living In Oblivion".

    So I am going to mention Cheryl Ladd's "Think It Over" just for the fun of it.
  13. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Charlton, MA, USA
    Agreed. It is a great song. At least my inaccurate post was good for SOMETHING. :)
  14. ivan_wemple

    ivan_wemple Forum Resident

    This one appears on a Various Artists compilation called Lost Hits of the 70's.
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  15. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    That's a crime if Shattered Dreams isn't on a comp.
  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Dixie Lily-Roy Drusky
    Maybe-Tom Pace
  17. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Forum Resident

    As mentioned above, it's on Living in Oblivion vol 3.

    It's on at least a dozen other comps as well.
  18. ivan_wemple

    ivan_wemple Forum Resident

    These are all Top 40 Billboard 'Pop' Hits from the 1970's.

    They elude me...

    Miguel Rios - A Song Of Joy (Himno A La Alegria)
    The Neighborhood - Big Yellow Taxi
    Lenny Welch - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
    C Company feat. Terry Nelson - Battle Hymn Of Lt. Calley
    Sounds Of Sunshine - Love Means (You Never Have To Say You're Sorry)
    Dennis Coffey & Detroit Guitar - Taurus
    Think - Once You Understand
    The Persuaders - Some Guys Have All The Luck
    Cliff DeYoung - My Sweet Lady
    Sami Jo - Tell Me A Lie
    Sam Neely - You Can Have Her
    Wednesday - Last Kiss
    Marilyn Sellars - One Day At A Time
    Fanny - Butter Boy
    Travis Wammack - (Shu-Doo-Pa-Poo-Poop) Love Being Your Fool
    Bobby Vinton - Beer Barrel Polka
    Wing And A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps. - Baby Face
    John Valenti - Anything You Want
    Stallion - Old Fashioned Boy (You're The One)
    Bobby Vinton - Dick And Jane
    Mary MacGregor - Good Friend
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  19. IbMePdErRoIoAmL

    IbMePdErRoIoAmL lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate

    I'm probably going to be proven wrong but I can't remember seeing The Jags' "Back Of My Hand" on any comps. Great track.
  20. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

    Westerville, Ohio
  21. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

    I have hundreds of songs/single versions that never appeared on any CD.

    To the best of my knowledge, some are:

    Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe [45 version] - Barry White
    99 Miles From LA [45 version] - Albert Hammond
    Another Star (45 edit) - Stevie Wonder
    Apollo 11 - Narrorated by Hugh Downs
    Babe [45 edit] - Styx
    Baby Face [long version] - Wing And A Prayer, Fife, And Drum Corps
    Baby Face [45 edit] - A Wing And A Prayer, Fife And Drum Corps
    Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk [45 version] - Doctor Hook
    Be Mine Tonight [45 version] - Grover Washington Jr featuring Grady Tate
    Best of My Love [45 edit] - Eagles
    Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance) [45 version] - Elton John
    Boogie Child [45 edit] - Bee Gees
    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy [45 Version] - Bette Midler
    Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf [mono 45 version]
    Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe [45 version] - Barry White
    Can't Get It Out of My Head [45 version] - Electric Light Orchestra
    Can't Hide Love [45 edit] - Earth, Wind And Fire
    Chasing Rainbows [45 edit] - Blue Magic
    Chloe [45 version] - Elton John
    Close The Door [45 edit] - Teddy Pendergrass
    Closer To Home [45 edit] - Grand Funk Railroad
    Come And Get Your Love [mono DJ promo mix] - Redbone
    Crying In the Night [45version] - Buckingham Nicks
    Convention '72 - The Delegates
    Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) [45 version rem08] - GQ
    Do You Love What You Feel - Rufus And Chaka [45 version rem]
    Don't Play That Song [mono 45 version] - Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers
    Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing [45 edit] - Stevie Wonder
    Edge of the Universe - Bee Gees [45 live version]
    Evil Boll-Evil - Grand Canyon
    Evil Woman [45 edit] - Electric Light Orchestra
    Fall In Love With Me [45 version] - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Fly, Robin, Fly [short 45 edit]- Silver Convention
    FM (No Static at All) [45 version] Steely Dan
    Free [45 edit] - Denice Williams
    Funky Worm [45 version] - Ohio Players
    Glow[45 edit] - Rick James
    Gold [DJ version] - John Stewart
    Green Tamborine [mono 45 version] - The Lemon Pipers
    I Love You [45 edit] - Donna Summer
    Jump Into Love - Etta James
    Keep On Dancing [45 version] - Gary's Gang
    Let The Music Play (45 version] - Shannon
    Light My Fire [mono 45 version] - The Doors
    Love The One You're With [mono 45 version] - The Isley Brothers
    Movin' Out [45 version] - Billy Joel
    Music to Watch Girls By [mono 45 version] - Bob Crewe Generation
    Never Gonna Give You Up [45 version] - Barry White
    Sometimes A Fantasy [45 version] - Billy Joel
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  22. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy efficient!

    I have Last Kiss by Wednesday on CD. It is on itunes in Canada too!
  23. ivan_wemple

    ivan_wemple Forum Resident

    Is it a compilation? Which CD?
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  25. lugnut2099

    lugnut2099 Forum Resident

    Just out of curiosity, what's the difference on this one? I've got the US Casablanca 45 but I'd mainly been used to hearing the song via an MP3 I downloaded (god knows where from or from what disc it was sourced), and I didn't really notice any major difference when I spun and 'dropped the 45 the other night.
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