Personally I loved the first version of Dancing in the Street - the one that was broadcast on the day of Live Aid. I loved it at the time, and I thought oh that's so good, I played it back again and again on video. Then I went on holiday and came back and it was No,1 - but in a different mix.
The original mix is burned in my memory, and less brash...it deserves a full stereo release on the next box, as it was heard by millions that way first.
I know many hate the song, I don't...nowadays I see it a fun hit, it's not a Bowie classic, but I don't think it anywhere near as bad some think it is.
Also the remixes of Bowie's version of the song Tonight are nice, very pleasant indeed. I do love Iggy's original, but I like Bowie's take on it a lot too. Slinky and gorgeous.
Don't Look Down and Neighbourhood Threat are fine by me too...hell, while I can understand why a box celebrating Bowie's mid 80's work is unappealing to many, in the right mood I can enjoy a lot of that output..I do agree that the 12" mixes can become annoying...in such a box some clever sequencing would be needed to consign them all to the end of the respective CD's so many of us can just switch off before they start or at least only bother with them occasionally. I guess I would do that every so often, I do vaguely recall the Dancing with the Big Boys 12" mix being not upalatable, but like I say the 12" mixes I would only want to hear in small doses on occasion.