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I have an MP3 collection of the Hot 100 of the 1980s and am GIVING AWAY sets (28 disks) to anyone that would further share/pass on these MP3s.

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It took me a little over 2 years to amass this collection. I began around June, 2000 and finised December, 2002.

The top 40 songs of the 80s are really easy to get, I got them all in the days of Napster. There were usually multiple versions of the top 40 songs being shared on Napster.

As you go further and further down the hot 100 listing the songs become progressively harder and harder to find. I spent alot of sleepless nights hanging out on Napster servers, than Audioalaxy, then Morpheus (the old Morpheus which I liked better) and came up about 100 songs short (around December, 2001).

I then began buying CDs that had songs needed. A good example is the Nightwalking CD by Alisha from 1986 which contains the song "Into My Secret" which charted #97 for one week. This was expensive (about $15 each for CDs of this rarity) and I could only go so far with this. At this point (around July, 2002) the missing songs were vinyl-only early 80s tunes which explains why the MP3s are hard to find - vinyl rips are techically harder than CD rips. The CD was not introduced into the US until 1983 so most of these songs are pre-1983.

I don't have the equipment for vinyl rips and the missing stuff was vinyl-only at this point so I started snail-mail trading with other people to further complete the set. One 80s vinyl rip person from NewWaveOutpost.com helped me with 4 tunes. Another guy I met on the net - ChukyG from www.chuchyg.com - helped me with most of the remaining songs but he was still missing the song Shamus M'Cool - American Memories.

I did some research on this tune, it came out on an obscure record label (Perspective Records) from Astoria, Queens, NY that is now defunct. It charted as high as #81 for three weeks in July, 1981. There is basically no info on the artist on the Web and there are several Perspective Records on the Web, all of them diffrent from the one I was looking for. This album is vanishingly rare even on vinyl, I found it on several want lists with offers as high as $50 for it which is unheard of for vinyl. No one is listing it for sale.

Then I ran into DJDaffy quite by accident at the 80sxchange.com who was able to get me that one MP3.

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Hello,

I like to share MP3 files of music mostly from the 1980s, but also some 1990s and current music. I have very little from the 1970s or before. My collection includes:

1. All of the US Billboard Hot 100 of the 1980s
2. All of the Album Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks of the 1980s
3. Other music from the 1980s

I can trade either over the net or via snail-mail but prefer snail-mail.

Here is a link to the Excel list of the CD albums I have made MP3s from: List of Albums in Excel format

Here is a link to the full list of all MP3s I have: The BIG list of all MP3s (singles, albums, MP3s I got by downloading, trading, making myself, etc.)FILESIZE WARNING - This is a 3.35 meg text file and takes a long time to load if your connection is slow.

Here is a list of albums that I have personally made MP3s from. These are all 160 KBPS constant bitrate MP3s and faithfully reproduce the sound on the CD. In many cases I have improved things by correcting offsets, normalizing overly loud or soft CDs, etc. Most of these are obscure, hard to find albums from the 80s and not-in-print. Keep in mind that I prefer to download my MP3s, it is faster than making them from CDs but if nobody is sharing the MP3 I will seek out the CD to make the MP3s myself. I have a much more extensive collection and if you are looking for something in particular it is best to check the BIG list:

1927 - ...Ish
707 - 707 & The Second Album
ABC - Absolutely ABC
After 7 - After 7
Alisha - Nightwalkin'
Animotion - Animotion (1984 self titled album)
Animotion - Strange Behavior
Art In America - Art In America
Ashford & Simpson - The Best Of Ashford & Simpson
Babylon A.D. - Babylon A.D.
Balaam & The Angel - Days Of Madness
Balance - Balance & In For The Count
Bangles - Greatest Hits
Banshee - Race Against Time
Bardeux - Shangri-La
Beau Coup - Born & Raised (On Rock & Roll)
Berlin - Count Three And Pray
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Blue Mercedes - Rich And Famous
Blue Zone U.K. - Big Thing
Bonham - The Disregard Of Timekeeping
Bros - Push
Brother Beyond - Get Even
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Scenes From The Southside
Bucks Fizz - The Very Best Of Bucks Fizz
Care - Diamonds & Emeralds (compilation)
Cars - The Cars Greatest Hits
Charlie Sexton - Charlie Sexton
Choirboys - Big Bad Noise
Clash - Combat Rock
Climie Fisher - Coming In For The Kill
Climie Fisher - Everything
Company B - Gotta Dance
Corey Hart - Fields Of Fire
Corey Hart - Young Man Running
Cruel Story Of Youth - Cruel Story Of Youth
Cure - The Cure Galore (The Singles 1987-1997)
Curiosity Killed The Cat - Getahead
Cutting Crew - Broadcast
Cutting Crew - The Scattering
Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You
Danger Danger - Danger Danger
Dead Or Alive - Rip It Up
DeBarge - In A Special Way
Debbie Harry - Once More Into The Bleach
Devo - Total Devo
Dio - Angry Machines
Don Henley - Actual Miles (Henley's Greatest Hits)
Donna Allen - Heaven On Earth
Duran Duran - Greatest Hits
Eagles - Eagles Greatest Hits Vol 2
Earth Wind & Fire - The Best of Earth Wind & Fire Vol. 1
Easterhouse - Waiting For The Redbird
Eight Seconds - Almacantar
Eighth Wonder - Fearless
El DeBarge - Gemini
Eurogliders - This Island & Absolutely
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Evelyn Champagne King - The Girl Next Door
Foreigner - The Very Best And Beyond
Frida - Something`s Going On
Figures On A Beach - Figures On A Beach
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Premier Hits
Gerardo - Mo' Ritmo
Glass Tiger - Diamond Sun
Glen Burtnick - Heroes And Zeros
Go West - Bangs And Crashes
Go West - Go West
Hazell Dean - Always
Housemartins - Now That's What I Call Quite Good
Huang Chung - Huang Chung
Insiders - Ghost On The Beach
Isle Of Man - Isle Of Man
Jean Beauvoir - Jacknifed
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Good Music
Jody Watley - Larger Than Life
John Parr - Running The Endless Mile
Jon Butcher - Pictures From The Front
Journey - Escape
Judson Spence - Judson Spence
KBC Band - KBC Band
Kevin Paige - Kevin Paige
Kim Mitchell - Rockland
King Swamp - King Swamp
Kingdom Come - In Your Face
Kingdom Come - Kingdom Come
Kiss - Hot In The Shade
Krokus - Heart Attack
L.A. Guns - Cocked & Loaded
Leatherwolf - Street Ready
Level 42 - Level 42
Level 42 - The Early Tapes (July-Aug 1980)
Level 42 - The Pursuit of Accidents
Lou Gramm - Long Hard Look
Loudhouse - For Crying Out Loud
Madonna - Madonna
Marc Almond - Stories Of Johnny
Mariah Carey - Butterfly
Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey
Martin Briley - Dangerous Moments
Martini Ranch - Holy Cow
Men Without Hats - The Adventures Of Women & Men Without Hate In The 21st Century
Michael Bolton - Everybody's Crazy
Michael Bolton - Soul Provider
Michael Damian - Where Do We Go From Here
Michael Learns To Rock - Played On Pepper
Michael Morales - Michael Morales
Michael Morales - Thump
Midge Ure - Answers To Nothing
Midge Ure - The Gift
Mike & The Mechanics - Living Years
Mike & The Mechanics - Mike & The Mechanics
Modern English - After The Snow
Mondo Rock - Boom Baby Boom
Motels - All Four One
Motels - The Best Of The Motels
Motley Crue - Decade Of Decadence '81-'91
Naked Eyes - The Very Best Of Naked Eyes
Night Ranger - Man In Motion
Noiseworks - Touch
Northern Pikes - Big Blue Sky
One Nation - Strong Enough
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - OMD
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The OMD Singles
Other Ones - Learning To Walk
Outfield - Voices Of Babylon
Parachute Club - Small Victories
Parachute Club - Wild Zone (compilation)
Partland Brothers - Between Worlds
Paula Abdul - The Dance Mixes
Pepsi & Shirlie - All Right Now
Peregrins - The Peregrins
Private Life - Shadows
Producers - The Producers & You Make The Heat
Queensr├┐che - Rage For Order
Queensr├┐che - The Warning
Raven - Nothing Exceeds Like Excess
Ric Ocasek - Beatitude
Rick Astley - Hold Me In Your Arms
Rod Stewart - Camouflage
Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours
Romantics - National Breakout
Roxette - Look Sharp!
Rush - Presto
Santana - Freedom
Scarlett & Black - Scarlett & Black
Sea Hags - Sea Hags
Sharon Bryant - Here I Am
Sheila E. - In Romance 1600
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Superstition
Starship - Love Among The Cannibals
Starship - No Protection
Steel Breeze - Steel Breeze
Stevie Wonder - Original Musiquarium I
Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Style Council - The Singular Adventures Of The Style Council
Suave - I'm Your Playmate
Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega
Syd Straw - Surprise
Tangier - Four Winds
Taylor Dayne - Can't Fight Fate
Taylor Dayne - Greatest Hits
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
Ten Years After - About Time
Terence Trent D'Arby - Introducing The Hardline According To...
Thompson Twins - Close To The Bone
Timbuk 3 - Edge Of Allegiance
Times Two - X2
TNT - Intuition
TNT - Tell No Tales
Tom Kimmel - 5 To 1
Tom Kimmel - Circle Back Home
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises
Toni Basil - The Best Of Toni Basil
Toni Braxton - Toni Braxton
Toto - Toto IV
Trilobites - I Can't Wait For Summer To End
U2 - The Best Of 1980 - 1990
Underworld - Underneath The Radar
Vanessa Williams - The Sweetest Days
Wa Wa Nee - Wa Wa Nee
Warrant - Dog Eat Dog
Waterfront - Waterfront
When In Rome - When In Rome

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