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With a dream to have every Top 40 hit from the Seventies and Eighties in his library for his radio show, Barry Scott watched his dream come fourteen songs closer to reality in October 1998 with the release of Barry Scott presents The Lost 45s of the '70s & '80s. By that time he'd been doing his radio show, The Lost 45s, for more than a dozen years and published a book of interviews with artists from the Seventies and Eighties. Scott provides detailed liner notes on the songs and artists including chart positions.
|1||The Safety Dance [single edit]||Men Without Hats||1983||0:02:46||3|
|2||A Fine Fine Day||Tony Carey||1984||0:04:28||22|
|3||You Don't Want Me Anymore||Steel Breeze||1982||0:03:30||16|
|4||My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) [single edit]||Chilliwack||1981||0:04:00||22|
|5||Moonlight Feels Right||Starbuck||1976||0:03:38||3|
|6||I Wanna To Hear It From Your Lips||Eric Carmen||1985||0:03:18||35|
|8||Without You (Not Another Lonely Night)||Franke & the Knockouts||1982||0:03:44||24|
|9||Love's Grown Deep||Kenny Nolan||1977||0:03:59||20|
|10||Modern Day Delilah||Van Stephenson||1984||0:04:03||22|
|11||Such A Woman [single edit]||Tycoon||1979||0:03:38||26|
|12||Him [single edit]||Rupert Holmes||1984||0:03:40||6|
|13||More Than Just The Two Of Us [single edit]||Sneaker||1981||0:04:06||34|
|14||Find Another Fool [single edit]||Quarterflash||1982||0:03:33||16|
HERC paid $16 for this CD shortly after it was released. It was among the highest prices he had ever paid for a single CD in stores but he felt it was worth it as there were genuinely a few rarities on the disc including tracks 6-10 and 13-14. Several of the other songs were already available on various artists compilations from Rhino and Time-Life while other songs simultaneously appeared on 1998's Heard It On The Radio, Vol. 1 compilation.
The CD is now out of print and regularly sells for $60-$100 on the secondary market, though HERC has seen a few new copies show up for less than $30 recently. If all you care about is the music, Barry himself will sell you a CD-R of the album complete with inkjet printed liner notes.
The Spotify playlist below contains most of the songs in the versions they appear on The Lost 45s album however some full-length album versions were substituted for unavailable single edits.