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ABC's Greatest Hits Music Series to Feature '80s, '90s and '00s Smashes

ABC and Arsenio Hall are making a straight-up* play for viewer nostalgia this summer. (*See what we did there?)

The network announced on Wednesday that it’s launching Greatest Hits — a concert-style series reliving the biggest songs of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. (Tick tock ya don’t stop!)

Hall and current country chart-topper Kelsea Ballerini will serve as hosts for the six-episode, one-hour series, premiering Thursday, June 30 at 9/8c.

According to the network, each episode will feature performances of the biggest songs from a given five-year period, brought to life by iconic music artists, as well as current hitmakers. Expect solos, duets and tributes — and if God is listening — some Jody Watley realness.

Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich is among the behind-the-scenes talent on Greatest Hits, along with James McKinlay (Lip Sync Battle, America’s Got Talent) and Raj Kapoor (The X Factor). (All the freaks in the house say it with me!)

Will you kick off your shoes, relax your feet and tune in for Greatest Hits? Which artists — old-school and new-school — would you like to see booked? Sound off below!

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16 Comments
  1. iHeart says:

    This kind of reminds me of Hit Me Baby One More Time

  2. Wed_Watching says:

    where does it say it’s a competition show?

  3. T says:

    Olivia Newton John

  4. Sara says:

    Jesus that is not true !! Must be The end of The days

  5. Lyn says:

    This is like down memory lane with axe and crowbar. I’d rather see the original videos of the songs by the original hit makers. I don’t want to see some current wannabe covering Living On A Prayer. I really miss Pop Up Video.

  6. Jackie says:

    If you read the article….does not sound like a competition or with unknown artists.

    “According to the network, each episode will feature performances of the biggest songs from a given five-year period, brought to life by iconic music artists, as well as current hitmakers. Expect solos, duets and tributes — and if God is listening — some Jody Watley realness.”

  7. Dwight says:

    This will be great if they get the right artists. Nice to see Arsenio Hall back on T V.

  8. Umm, this show is going to be on CBS,not ABC. I went to a taping yesterday at CBS Studios. It is absolutely NOT a competition show. Original acts performing some of there biggest hits. It was pretty cool. Saw Backstreet Boys do a couple of hits including a collaboration with Meghan Trainor. Bret Michaels blew the roof off the place!

    • C. Ray says:

      This show is on ABC (NOT ON CBS) they just rent the CBS Studios to tape the show just like Idol used to (FOX), So You Think You Can Dance (FOX), AGT (NBC), Dancing With The Stars (ABC). All record at CBS Studios.

  9. Bowling for soup 1985 .. and of course backstreet boys singing safest place to hide And and David cook singing the last goodbye

  10. Joyce D fuhrman says:

    Awesome! I loved it. I want all the songs.

  11. Dennis says:

    Wonder wall’s cover sure sounds alot like Sades “NO ORDINARY LOVE”

  12. Rebecca Scott says:

    So Damn Cool

  13. ken benningfield says:

    Early 80s only because didn’t include 70s. By far best ever.