Hits Hits Hits (1984 - 1986)
While Chevron had gone up against "Now! That's What I Call Music" with their late series, "This Is Music", there was another successful LP series of original hits launched in 1984, in the shape of WEA's "The Hits Album". Chevron reacted by offering a challenge to this series as well - with the creation of "Hits Hits Hits" at year-end.
These cassettes were credited to LA Sounds, but of course were not intended to replace "This Is Music", but run alongside it. Consequently, "Hits Hits Hits" releases would alternate with "This Is Music" through 1985 and 1986, until "Hits Hits Hits" volume 4 brought the final curtain down on Chevron's hit covers albums.
Information and images courtesy of Ian Byrne, Tim Joseph and Dean Rogers.
Volume 1 - (CHV 331) Dec 1984
Like A Virgin / Wild Boys / I Feel For You / The Medal Song / I Want To Know What Love Is / The Power Of Love / Tonight / Lay Your Hands On Me / Half A Minute / Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty Four)
Comments: Act credited as LA Sounds. Some copies have an advert for "This Is Music Vol 5" on the inserts, which includes a full-size colour reproduction of that cassette's cover, plus a selective discography of recent releases. Other editions have an advert for a computerised horoscope instead! Also, some copies have blue print on the cassette shell, as standard for the series, others having red print.
Volume 2 - (CHV 338) Apr 1985
Volume 3 - (CHV 361) Jan 1986
Volume 4 - (CHV 378) Aug 1986
I Want To Wake Up With You / When I Think Of You / Dancing On The Ceiling / I Can Prove It / Girls And Boys / Human / Glory Of Love / So Macho / We Don't Have To... (Take Our Clothes Off To Have A Good Time) / The Lady In Red
Comments: Act credited as LA Sounds on the inside of the insert, but as Sound Sensation on the spine and cassette shell. Although the front cover names Paul McCartney's "Press", it does not feature on the album.