14 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though most of their big hits in the ’80s were written outside of the band (“Manic Monday,” “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “Eternal Flame”) this foursome defined Southern California in so many ways; their sunshine pop and well-crafted harmonies were worthy of women whose girlhood record collections were crammed with Beach Boys singles and Emitt Rhodes albums. Their musical verve summoned all sorts of images and sounds, from late-’70s power pop at the Whiskey a Go Go (“Hero Takes a Fall”) to wind blowing through palm trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean (“I’ll Set You Free”) to some ’60s Laurel Canyon folk-out (“Following”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though most of their big hits in the ’80s were written outside of the band (“Manic Monday,” “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “Eternal Flame”) this foursome defined Southern California in so many ways; their sunshine pop and well-crafted harmonies were worthy of women whose girlhood record collections were crammed with Beach Boys singles and Emitt Rhodes albums. Their musical verve summoned all sorts of images and sounds, from late-’70s power pop at the Whiskey a Go Go (“Hero Takes a Fall”) to wind blowing through palm trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean (“I’ll Set You Free”) to some ’60s Laurel Canyon folk-out (“Following”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
97 Ratings
97 Ratings
grolaw ,

The Cover of Paul Simon's Hazy Shade of Winter is definitive

They were very talented and mostly pure pop - with Prince's Manic Monday a fine example of that. The cover of Simon's Hazy Shade of Winter is inspired and it should be a part of any serious rock collection.

There is nothing wrong with the polished works of these talented artists - I just love that one cover.

Mennnon ,

Greatest

It's called "Greatest Hits" for a reason. Walk Like an Egyptian is one of the best, along with Manic Monday and Hazy Shade of Winter. I strongly suggest you get at least one of these three. The Bangles are a really talented group of people, with catchy and well-written songs.

nikkionmaui ,

the Bangles rock!

my mom and i love the Bangles. none of my friends like the same music as me, so natually, im different from everyone else, which i like. get this album if you want to be different and noticed.

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