First Look: Jason Derulo, Pitbull, REO Speedwagon, More Perform On “Greatest Hits” Premiere

ABC’s music series “Greatest Hits” premieres June 30.

Hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini, the six-week series celebrates the music of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Each episode covers a five-year stretch, with the premiere covering 1980-1985.

Performers featured in the premiere include Pitbull, REO Speedwagon, Ray Parker, Jr., Jason Derulo, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, Rick Springfield and Kool & The Gang.

Given the fact that his current single “Messin’ Around” interpolates from REO Speedwagon’s “Take It On The Run,” Pitbull will unsurprisingly perform a duet with the classic rock band. Derulo’s performance includes a tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

Song selections are as follows:

REO Speedwagon performs “Keep On Loving You” and a duet with Pitbull performing “Messin’ Around”

Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”

Jason Derulo – “Human Nature”

Kenny Loggins – “Footloose”

Kim Carnes – “Bette Davis Eyes”

Rick Springfield – “Jessie’s Girl”

Kool & The Gang – “Celebration”

In advance of the June 30 broadcast, ABC shared first look photos. Those follow:

Written by Brian Cantor

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