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Re: Corey Hart

My college roomie DESPISED Corey Hart, so naturally I thought of him a few years ago when Capitol released the CD titled “Classic Masters: Corey Hart.” Now there’s four words that don’t usually go together. Ah yes, there’s Sinatra. There’s Elvis. Johnny Cash. And of course, Corey Hart.

I joked with my older sister during my vacation a few weeks ago when she said she was enjoying “Best Of” CDs from Slade and Dead or Alive. I reacted: Are those CDs three tracks apiece? It’s funny when one-hit (or okay, one-and-a-half-hit) groups have these: The Kajagoogoo Collection, Katrina and the Waves: Greatest Hits, Best of Big Country. This is different from almost-forgotten ’80s acts who actually had enough top-40 hits to fill out a CD (Howard Jones). Or the ones my college radio buddies are still hating (Phil Collins). Or the ones that now don’t sell very well after a morals charge or two (Michael Jackson, Wham!)

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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