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Hero Takes A Fall
If She Knew
What She Wants
Walk Like An Egyptian
Hazy Shade Of Winter
In Your Room
Be With You
I'll Set You Free
Everything I Wanted
Where Were You
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The Bangles -- one of the few all-girl bands who were successful from the
1980s decade. In a "man's world" of the music business, women have come a long
way, in trying to become just as popular, or even more famous than their male
counterparts. The Bangles' Greatest Hits comprises of songs from their
dominating years in music, 1984-1988.
The first two songs may not ring bells as to their most popular hits, but
it showcases The Bangles as a very upbeat pop act: "Hero Takes A Fall"
and "Going Down To Liverpool." "Manic Monday" (written by Prince)
and "If She Knew What She Wants" definitely rings the bells for people
who remember these songs when they were first popular, likewise "Walking
Down Your Street," and a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade Of
Winter." "Walk Like An Egyptian" and "Eternal Flame"
would become #1 hits for The Bangles.
"Following" doesn't have the familiar pop sound style as many of
their songs, and when hearing this song, it is hard to believe to be that of
The Bangles' music. "In Your Room" has the familiar pop styles as
other female-dominated '80s acts, such as The Go-Go's, and especially
Katrina & The Waves. "Be With You" has the typical Bangles pop style,
and I'll Set You Free" is another good pop number, and could be compared
to another female pop trio that would become popular in the early '90s, Wilson
Phillips. A more rock style as in Katrina & The Waves returns with
"Everything I Need." Ending the Greatest Hits compilation is a
remake of the 1960s hit, "Where Were You When I Needed You," which was
originally recorded by The Grass Roots. The Bangles give this song an updated
1980s approach, Bangles style.
A wonderful assortment of 1980s pop culture -- The Bangles' most popular
songs and other songs that may not have been remembered. They all have
a great pop sound, as The Bangles achieved popularity as one of many female
acts who tried to make a name for themselves. The 1980s decade did have a large
number of bands lead by females, as well as many all-female groups. Some may
not be as remembered as others, and some may not be fans of The Bangles' music,
yet when "Walk Like An Egyptian" is heard, many will say, "Oh, I remember
THAT song..." and to many, will either bring a sheer of delight, or to a shriek
of dismay. In either case, The Bangles proved that females can be successful
as the many men who proceeded them from previous decades. And throughout the
next decades, females in music have succeeded at that.
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