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Sunday, June 03, 2012

'Pete Waterman Presents The Hit Factory': Tracklisting

The Facebook page for that Pete Waterman Presents The Hit Factory compilation (out July 9) finally got 1,000 likes, and the tracklist was posted yesterday. If you already own the 2005 Stock Aitken Waterman Gold set, this three-disc package is worth it for the third CD only.

I will say that it's bizarre to include Steps' "Heartbeat". True, it went to #1 as a double A-side with "Tragedy," but the latter proved to be the far more popular of the two, and "One For Sorry" is surely the band's other widely-recognized signature song, no?

Another random choice: Loveland's "Let The Music (Lift You Up)." Not complaining, though. Loveland's entire 1995 The Wonder Of Love LP is pretty spectacular.

And bravo for the remastered "Looking Good Diving" and "Heartache." Pity about no Donna Summer, however.

Full tracklisting:

CD 1
1. Mel & Kim – Respectable
2. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
3. Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
4. Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
5. Bananarama – Love In The First Degree
6. Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
7. Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You
8. Lonnie Gordon – Happenin’ All Over Again
9. Loveland Featuring Rachel McFarlane – Let The Music (Lift You Up)
10. Sybil – When I’m Good And Ready
11. Brother Beyond – The Harder I Try
12. Hazell Dean – Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
13. Divine – You Think You’re A Man
14. Sinitta – Toy Boy
15. Big Fun – Blame It On The Boogie
16. Pepsi & Shirlie – Heartache
17. Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
18. Kylie & Jason - Especially For You
19. Steps – Heartbeat

CD 2
1. Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart
2. Bananarama – Venus
3. Hazell Dean – Who’s Leaving Who?
4. Cliff Richard – I Just Don’t Have The Heart
5. Rick Astley - Together Forever
6. Sinitta – Cross My Broken Heart
7. Samantha Fox – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now
8. Dead Or Alive – Lover Come Back (To Me)
9. Opus III – It’s A Fine Day
10. Stock Aitken Waterman – Roadblock
11. Princess – I’ll Keep On Loving You
12. Lonnie Gordon – Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
13. Jason Donovan – Sealed With A Kiss
14. West End featuring Sybil – The Love I Lost
15. Brother Beyond – He Ain’t No Competition
16. Sonia – Listen To Your Heart
17. The Reynolds Girls – I’d Rather Jack
18. Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
19. Steps – Tragedy
20. The WIP 2 Tribute Mix

CD3
1. Princess – Say I’m Your Number One [Princess To A King Mix]
2. Mondo Kane– New York Afternoon [Extended Version]
3. The Three Degrees – The Heaven I Need [Extended Version]
4. Morgan McVey featuring Neneh Cherry – Looking Good Diving (With The Wild Bunch)
5. Mandy Smith – I Just Can’t Wait [Alternative 12” Mix]
6. Precious Wilson – Only The Strong Survive [Extended Version]
7. Sybil – When I’m Good And Ready [Original 12” Mix]
8. Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts [Party Hearty Mix]
9. Kylie Minogue – What Do I Have To Do? [Billy The Fish Mix]
10. Dolly Dots – What A Night (Party Night) [12” Remix]
11. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Buzzing Bees Mix]

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