Pocket Rockers

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Pocket Rockers
Pocket Rocker.jpg
Type Portable audio player
Company Fisher-Price
Country United States
Availability 1988–1991

Pocket Rockers was a brand of personal stereo produced by Fisher-Price in the late 1980s, aimed at elementary school-age children.[1] It played a proprietary variety of miniature cassette (appearing to be a smaller version of the 8-track tape) which was released only by Fisher-Price themselves. Each tape had two songs. Tapes were available from several pop stars, including Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson. They were designed to be as much a fashion accessory as a music player, and for a brief period they were enough of a youth craze to be banned in some schools.

The advertisements featured a song in the tune of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Down on the Corner".

The Pocket Rockers line was discontinued in 1991, following a sharp decline in sales. Today, the player and cassettes are sought after by collectors.

List of featured artists and songs[edit]

Bananarama
"I Heard a Rumour"
The Bangles
"Walk Like an Egyptian" / "Manic Monday"
Beastie Boys
"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"
Bill Haley & His Comets
"Rock Around the Clock" / "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
Bon Jovi
"Livin' on a Prayer" / "Runaway"
"Wanted Dead or Alive" / "You Give Love a Bad Name"
Breakfast Club
"Right on Track" / "Kiss and Tell"
Belinda Carlisle
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" / "I Get Weak"
The Champs
"Tequila"
Phil Collins
"Sussudio" / "Don't Lose My Number"
Cutting Crew
"(I Just) Died In Your Arms" / "I've Been In Love Before"
Taylor Dayne
"Prove Your Love" / "Tell It to My Heart"
The Fat Boys
"Wipe Out" / "Rock Ruling"
Genesis
"The Last Domino" / "Invisible Touch"
Debbie Gibson
"Shake Your Love" / "Only in My Dreams"
Jan Hammer + Glenn Frey
"Miami Vice Theme" / "The Heat Is On"
Whitney Houston
"How Will I Know" / "The Greatest Love of All"
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" / "So Emotional"
Michael Jackson
"Bad" / "Beat It"
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" / "Another Part of Me"
The Jets
"Cross My Broken Heart" / "You Got It All"
"Make It Real" / "I Do You"
Huey Lewis and the News
"Doing It All for My Baby" / "The Power of Love"
"Hip to Be Square" / "The Heart of Rock & Roll"
Kenny Loggins
"Footloose" / "Danger Zone"
Los Lobos
"La Bamba" / "Tequila"
Madonna"
"Who's That Girl?" / "Material Girl"
Mike + The Mechanics"
"All I Need Is a Miracle" / " You Are The One"
Ray Parker, Jr. + The Monkees
"Ghostbusters" / "(Theme From) The Monkees"
David Lee Roth
"California Girls"
Bruce Springsteen
"Born in the U.S.A."
Tears for Fears
"Shout" / "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Tiffany
"All This Time" / "Radio Romance"
"I Saw Him Standing There" / "Feelings of Forever"
"I Think We're Alone Now" / "Could've Been"
T'Pau
"Heart and Soul" / "China in Your Hand"
Wham!
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Kim Wilde
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" / "Say You Really Want Me"

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