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'Ten Great Songs' - Worth $5

What's the deal with the Ten Great Songs packages that I'm seeing everywhere these days? I was at Walmart (a store I generally avoid at all costs) when I noticed a giant cutout bin of $5 CDs.

Of course I had to start digging.

You know how Walmart has those giant cardboard bins of "stuff" in the aisles? Well, this CD bin was huge and I was folded over the top, just pawing through. I kept coming across tons of Glam, all of it called Ten Great Songs. There was Slaughter, KISS, RATT, Queensryche... I also came across some other random greatest hits (Great White, Journey) and then just straight albums from the likes of Van Halen and Aerosmith.

I had most everything I came across, so I did not take home any of the Ten Great Songs compilations. I mean, true fans already have the hit songs. For example, the Queensryche disc features "Empire" and "Jet City Woman."

I suppose a $5 CD is a good introduction to Glam for a lot of fans. I mean, if someone is completely clueless to RATT, then $5 isn't much of an investment into their hits. Still, it's all a cash grab for Capitol Records, but it is what it is - labels are in business to make money. Oh, there was even a Ten Great Songs from Poison - which means they officially have ANOTHER greatest hits compilation floating around. I suppose my favorite part of the Ten Great Songs series is that the title explicitly states what you get: just awesome music. For someone in a position to replace music, the songs are a steal. And for teenagers, the price is especially great for library building. I wish there was such a collection for $5 when I was a kid. I spent a ton on music and a price break sure would have helped.

Do you own any of the Ten Great Songs series?

Reader Comments (2)

I've also found John Cougar, Ozzy, Jim Croce, Alice Cooper, Skid Row, Black Sabbath, Blondie, The Cars, Rob Zombie, Journey, Foreigner, and other band's straight studio albums in those bins! I've been buying them up like mad!
September 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlaine
With all due respect, although $5 for 10 songs is not a bad deal, teenagers have no interest in cluttering up their room with round plastic discs, each containing only 10 songs. Are those same compilations available for purchase online somewhere in digital format? If they aren't, they should be.
September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob

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