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Chapter 164: Dreams

80s & 90s pop

The list of artists with the maximum five songs in the Anthology is slim; the list of solo female artists is exactly one. Is that due to my own bias, the biases of a music business that makes it more difficult for women to sustain a pop career, or the unmatched legacy of Madonna? Possibly all three (though Beyonce and Destiny’s Child squeeze in six selections total). Alongside a banger from the Queen Of Pop, this set includes blasts from Whitney Houston and Cyndi Lauper, and a perennial contender for the greatest one-hit wonder ever.
1. The Cranberries


2. The Bangles

Walk Like an Egyptian

3. Cyndi Lauper

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

4. Whitney Houston

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

5. Wilson Phillips

Hold On

6. Cher

Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves

7. Dexy's Midnight Runners

Come On Eileen

8. Madonna

Open Your Heart

9. The Bangles

Hazy Shade of Winter

10. Lenny Kravitz

It Ain't Over Til It's Over