When one purchases a compilation like "The Best of the Gap Band", realizes how influential the 80's group was. Every major hit by the trio is represented here in its full-length glory. The order of songs is perfect for a party; for example, the first cut ("Early in the Morning" with its trademark "rooster call") starts the disc off and is followed by the mid-tempo "Shake" and the slower paced "Outstanding".
The fire starts again as "Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)" ignites the set and leads into the soothing "Yearning for Your Love". The chart-topping "You Dropped A Bomb on Me" and "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!)" are two other classics that remind the listener of why these guys ruled the dance floors during the decade.
Along with Cameo, Parliament/Funkadelic, The Gap Band was the best at what they did: got folks and on the dance floor and kept them there!
...This is a Must.
01. Early In The Morning (12 Version)
03. Outstanding (12 Version)
04. Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
05. Yearning For Your Love
06. Open Up Your Mind (Wide)
07. You Dropped A Bomb On Me
08. You Can Count On Me
09. I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops)
10. Steppin' Out
12. The Boys Are Back In Town
13. Party Train