By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Alice Laussade
By Scott Reitz
The Greatest Hits: 1982
Pop plus: "Shake It Up," by the Cars: Still capable of getting motors running.
Guilty pleasure: "867-5309/Jenny," by Tommy Tutone: Surprisingly, it's the right number.
From Celine to shining Celine: "Roseanna," by Toto: Fits the Supreme Court definition of cruel and unusual punishment.
The Greatest Hits: 1985
Pop plus: "Freeway of Love," by Aretha Franklin: Get in that baby and drive.
Guilty pleasure: "Walking on Sunshine," by Katrina & the Waves: Why this hasn't been used in a floor-wax ad, I'll never know.
Bad as Britney: "Broken Wings," by Mr. Mister: Broken eardrums is more like it.
From Celine to shining Celine: "Can't Fight This Feeling," by REO Speedwagon: A power ballad with a severe power shortage.
The Greatest Hits: 1986
Pop plus: "Word Up," by Cameo: Fake Zapp that's every bit as good as the real thing.
Guilty pleasure: "Walk This Way," by Run D.M.C.: It's not really rap, but it's not bad.
Bad as Britney: "No One Is to Blame," by Howard Jones: I beg to differ.
From Celine to shining Celine: "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)," by Glass Tiger: Forget who?
The Greatest Hits: 1989
Pop plus: "She Drives Me Crazy," by Fine Young Cannibals: This act did a fast fade -- but it sure was enjoyable while it lasted.
Guilty pleasure: "Kiss," by the Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones: Proof that subtlety can be overrated.
Bad as Britney: "Heaven," by Warrant: A little slice of hell.
From Celine to shining Celine: "Right Here Waiting," by Richard Marx: And you thought Karl Marx was unfunny...
The Greatest Hits: 1990
Pop plus: "The Power," by Snap: OK, it's not that much of a plus -- unless your other choices are Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby," Stevie B's "Because I Love You (Postman Song)" and Poison's "Unskinny Bop."
Guilty pleasure: "Pump Up the Jam," by Technotronic: And keep the jelly tight.
Bad as Britney: "Opposites Attract," by Paula Abdul: So perfect for Ms. Spears that it's amazing she hasn't covered it already. Pray she doesn't think of it.
From Celine to shining Celine: "Release Me," by Wilson Phillips: Dreadful enough to make Dion's stuff seem tolerable by comparison.