CD! Various Artists - Unforgettable Vol. 2

Besides its ability to rekindle all the hits and memories neatly compiled and considered in one place over the last 50-odd years, Unforgettable Vol. 2 will remind you of a whole lot more than just a walk down memory lane. Music’s always enjoyed the unique ability to take music lovers right back to when a pop hit was first on high rotation. Etched in memory and carved out in the annals of Top 40 charts, Unforgettable Vol. 2 is the welcome second chapter to a now burgeoning classic hits compilation series. Three discs, 60 tracks and a comfortable lifetime filled with only the biggest and best. Round one of three opens in recent past tense with Nelly Furtado’s “I’m Like A Bird”, before swooping though Crowded House’s “Fall At Your Feet”, Roxette’s breakout smash hit “The Look”, and the evergreen pop staple from Indecent Obsession “Kiss Me”. One hit wonders are often difficult to find independently. That’s were Unforgettable Vol. 2 does its best work. Think The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”, Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses At Night”, Sandra’s “Everlasting Love” and Joe Esposito’s “Lady, Lady, Lady” and each is included, ready and welcoming. And all of this before you’ve even considered moving on to the second in what is a very powerful three-part trilogy. Sliding back in time Wet Wet Wet’s “Love Is All Around” kick starts chapter two, before Tears For Fears’ “Shout”, Lionel Richie politely professes his love and commitment in “Hello” and Air Supply confess they’re “All Out Of Love”. By the time you’ve hit the summit and pinnacle piece of this pop-rock memorabilia collectable, all you’ll want to do is take Abba’s lead on “Dancing Queen.