Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the ’80s, Vol. 1

1994: Rhino R2 71694

  1. Ça plane pour moi

    Plastic Bertrand

  2. Warm Leatherette

    The Normal

  3. One Way or Another


  4. Hey, St Peter

    Flash & The Pan

  5. Cruel to Be Kind

    Nick Lowe

  6. Too Young to Date


  7. Local Girls

    Graham Parker

  8. Rock ’n’ Roll High School


  9. My Sharona

    The Knack

  10. Girls Talk

    Dave Edmunds

  11. Video Killed the Radio Star

    The Buggles

  12. I Do the Rock

    Tim Curry

  13. Dirty Water

    The Inmates

  14. I’m a Believer

    Tin Huey

  15. Gidget Goes to Hell

    Suburban Lawns

  16. Money (That’s What I Want)

    The Flying Lizards

Ironically this first of the Just Can’t Get Enough series contains a really weak roster “My Sharona&148; and “Cruel to be Kind” being the only genuine “hits” and the others being presumably one-hit-wonders in the UK that never even registered in the US—if you can even call them “hits”—oddities, really. The Flying Lizards cover of “Money (That’s What I Want)” might be a good example of the justification for this collection: a non-hit that became more popular much later when presented in retrospect as archetypal New Wave weirdness. (I happen to like it.)