On “Angel’s Eye,” Aerosmith condemns a selfish person speaking evil and going nowhere. Just as he did in 1976, Leo Sayer tells a special someone, “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.” “Dot,” by Destiny’s Child, wants a world without lying, hating, dissing and cheating.
A guy dressed in a speedo bar-hops in search of girls drinking gin and Mello-Yello (Caviar’s “Tangerine Speedo”). Spandau Ballet hopes a pill will cure a case of nerves (1983’s “True”). The Vapors, on their 1980 release “Turning Japanese,” regret being institutionalized with “no sex, no drugs, no wine, no women, no fun, no sin.” Men are totally unnecessary in the lives of financially secure females on “Independent Women Part I.” Sir Mix-A-Lot’s 1992 smash “Baby Got Back” brags of sexual prowess and his affection for large, round posteriors (one line alludes to sex with multiple partners). Marvin Gaye wants to “skip into your erotic zone” on “Got to Give It Up.”
Many of the 15 tunes in this eclectic collection were chosen for their retro flavor or angel-oriented lyrics. With the exception of “Baby Got Back,” the drawbacks are relatively minor and not explicit. Still, families must decide whether a few musical memories are worth sorting through the rest of Charlie’s Angels.