Category Archives: The Way It Used To Be

Playlist: 7th July 2012 – So Long & Thanks For All The Fish

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Talk Talk – It’s My Life
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Don Henly – The Boys Of Summer
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Red Box – For America
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Banananrama – Love In The First Degree
Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian
Pet Shop Boys – Jealousy
Rick James – Superfreak
Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
Blondie – Call Me
Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
The Who – Eminence Front
Swing Out Sister – Breakout
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Ultravox – Vienna
T’Pau – China In Your Hand
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

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Playlist: 23rd June 2012

Tonight’s playlist was as follows:

Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
UB40 – I Got You Babe
U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name
Pet Shop Boys – Love Comes Quickly
Altered Images – Happy Birthday (I turned 23 this week!  *gulp*)
Chris Rea – The Road To Hell
ABC – One Better World
Berlin – Take My Breath Away
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Neneh Cherry –  Buffalo Stance (12″ Version)
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Huey Lewis & The News – Heart of Rock and Roll
Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumors
Orchestral Manoeurvres In The Dark – If You Leave
Toto – Hold The Line
Clash – Rock The Casbah
Cutting Crew – I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
Midge Ure – If I Was
Tina Turner – Let’s Stay Together
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
Toni Basil – Mickey
Tears For Fears – Shout
Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

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Playlist: 16th June 2012 – 3 Hour Special – “Accroches-toi a ton reve”

By special request, I was on for 3 hours tonight (9-12) which meant I could broadcast my 80s music for 50% longer, happy days!

My playlist was as follows:

First Half
Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
Animal Nightlife – Love Is Just The Great Pretender
Jam – Going Underground
Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers
Marilyn – Calling Your Name
Status Quo – In The Army Now
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
Atlantic Staff – Secret Lovers
Colonel Abrams – Trapped
Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time
Rainbow – Since You Been Gone
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Second Half
Trio – Da Da Da (I Don’t Love You, You Don’t Love Me, Aha Aha Aha)
Squeeze – Tempted
Rick James – Superfreak
ABC – The Look of  Love (Part 1)
Shakatak – Down On The Street
Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian
The Teardrop Explodes – Reward
Spandeau Ballet – True
Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
Abba – Does Your Mother Know?
Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme

Third Half
Kiss – Crazy, Crazy Night
Madness – Embarassment
Eigth Wonder – I’m Not Scared
New Order – True Faith
Steve Winwood – Valerie
A-Ha – The Living Daylights
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
The Chords – Maybe Tomorrow
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Tears For Fears – Mothers Talk

Thank you for everyone who listened in!

Stephen

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Playlist: 9th June 2012 – Wired For Sound!

Been a crazy day, hyper on caffeine!
Ended up cutting time fine, running in the studio at 21:56, just set up my laptop and got all my music ready, to bring you the following live tracks:

First Half
Genesis – Turn It On Again
Modern English – I’ll Melt With You
Big Country – In A Big Country
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
The Smithereens – Blood & Roses
Stray Cats – Rock This Town
Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
ABC – Poison Arrow
Motels – Only The Lonely
U2 – I Will Follow
Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy

Second Half
Tommy Tutone – Jenny/867-5309
Level 42 – Something About You
Iron Maiden – The Trooper
Go West – We Close Our Eyes
Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
T’Pau – Heart & Soul
Pet Shop Boys  – Two Devided By Zero / Why Don’t We Live Together?
Taylor Dayne – Prove Your Love
Golden Earring – Twilight Zone

Thank you for everyone who tuned in, LOVING LIVE MUSIC!

Stephen :)

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Playlist: 2nd June 2012 – Special Guest – Jay Foreman

Tonight I was joined by the wonderful musical comedian Jay Foreman.
As well as playing a wonderful selection of his music (links below) – he did request a vast number of the songs below:

Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
Video Kids – Woodpeckers From Space
Cure – Lullaby
A-Ha – Take On Me
Pet Shop Boys – One More Chance
Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere
Mr. Mister – Kyrie
John Lennon – Woman
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
Joy Division – Dead Souls
Midge Ure – If I Was
Dream Theater – Light Fuse And Get Away
Prince – When Doves Cry

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To find out more about Jay Foreman, feel free to have a look on his website: http://www.jayforeman.co.uk/

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Playlist: 26th May 2012 – Fantastic weather, fantastic 80s!

Today was an amazingly sunny day here in Brentwood, so in view of that I picked some “sizzling” 80s tunes for tonight:

Human League – Love Action  (I Believe In Love)
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
Pet Shop Boys – I Want To Wake Up
Boy George – Everything I Own
Maxi Priest – Wide World
More Than This – Roxy Music
Dexy Midnight Runners – Geno
Stephen Duffy – Kiss Me
Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere
Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed
Culture Club – It’s A Miracle
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Robbie Nevil – C’est La Vie
Hot Chocolate – Girl Crazy
Stranglers – Strange Little Girl
Ultravox – All Stood Still
Bryan Ferry – Slave To Love
Orange Juice – Rip It Up
Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark – Enola Gay
It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home
Duran Duran – Wild Boys
Go West – We Close Our Eyes
Classix Nouveaux – Is It A Dream?
Scritti Politti – Wood Beez  (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
Mel & Kim – F L M  (7″ version)

Thanks for everyone who tuned in tonight!

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Playlist: 19th May 2012 – Just another manic ….. Saturday?!

Tonight was a crazy, crazy show …. started with the following music:

Owen Paul – My Favourite Waste Of Time
Miami Sound Machine – Dr Beat
KLF – 3am Eternal
The Four Tops – Loco In Acapulco
Journey – Any Way You Want It
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning

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Tonight I was very lucky to be joined by local band Soma Rising – they played the following 3 songs:

Echos and Shadows
The Future’s Not What It Used To Be
Peaceful Protest

They also requested the following 80s song:

Michael Jackson – Thriller
Men at Work – Down Under
(both with highly “dodgy” dancing!)

Rob Jepson (vocals & guitar) ran the London Marathon in 5hrs 30 for Breakthrough Cancer, if you wish to donate please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/robjepson

Other songs tonight included:

A-Ha – Take On Me
Will To Power – Baby, I Love Your Way
Alexander O’Neal – Criticise
Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
Jacksons – Can You Feel It?
Billy Joel – Tell Her About It
Blondie – Call Me
Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Shalamar – Night To Remember
Samantha Fox – Touch Me  (I Want Your Body)
Eurythmics – Thorn In My Side

Thanks again for my guests, Soma Rising, and I will see you all next week!

Stephen

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Playlist: 12th May 2012 – Early Starters….

From cheese, to alternative to rock …. my playlist was as follows:

My playlist was as follows:

First Half
Spandeau Ballet – Lifeline
Kim Wilde – View From A Bridge
R.E.M – The One I Love
UB40 – One In Ten
Generation X – Dancing With Myself
Dr Hook – Sexy Eyes
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
The Specials – Too Much Too Young
The Vapours – Turning Japanese
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
China Crisis – Christian

Second Half
Dire Straits – Walk Of Life
The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon
Beastie Boys – You Gotta Fight For Your Right  (To Party)
Madness – Baggy Trousers
Paul Hardcastle – 19
Tina Turner – Steamy Windows
Romeo Void – A Girl In Trouble  (Is A Temporary Thing)
Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round  (Like A Record)
The Quick – Rhythm Of The Jungle
The Men They Couldn’t Hang – Rain, Steam & Speed
Cure – Lullaby
Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough

See you all next week – thanks for all who tuned in!

Stephen

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Playlist: 5th May 2012 – 80s on Saturdays….

Tonight I started my new slot.  Every Saturday, from 10-12!

My playlist was as follows:

First Half
Belinda Carlisle – Leave A Light On
Paula Abdul – Straight Up
Ultravox – The Thin Wall
Tina Turner – The Best
Simply Red – A New Flame
Inner City – Good Life
Tears For Fears – Advice For The Young At Heart
Simple Minds – Belfast Child
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Rush – The Spirt of Radio
Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) – Soul II Soul

Second Half
Sydney Youngblood – If Only I Could
Gary Moore – After The War
Pet Shop Boys – What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Adeva – Respect
The Bluebells – Young At Heart          <—- (Happy 48th Gogs!)
Stranglers – Golden Brown
The Pasadenas – I’m Doing Fine Now
Terence Trent D’Arby – Wishing Well
Adam & The Ants – Stand and Deliver
Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down
Bangles – If She Knew What She Wants
The Blow Monkies – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
Bananarama – Venus

Thanks, as always, to all who tuned in!  See you next week!

Stephen

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Playlist: 25th April 2012 – 85/86/87….

Tonights playlist was as follows:

First Half
Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
Mel & Kim – Respectable
Billy Idol – Mony Mony  (live version)
Proclaimers – Letter From America
Maxi Priest – Some Guys Have All The Luck
UB40 – Rat In Mi Kitchen
Spear of Destiny – Never Take Me Alive
Paul Carrack – When You Walk In The Room
Gary Moore – Friday On My Mind
Clime Fisher  – Rise To The Occasion
Living In A Box – Living In A Box

Second Half
Duran Duran – Notorious
Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms
Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Sigue Sigue Sputnik  – Love Missile F1 – 11
Belouis Some – Imagination
Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make Of It
Feargal Sharkey – You Little Thief
It Bites – Calling All The Heroes
Human League – Human
Talking Heads – And She Was
Sly Fox – Let’s Go All The Way
Paul Hardcastle – The Wizard

Thank you for everyone who tuned in!

Stephen :)

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Playlist: 18th April 2012 – Cartoons, amongst others!

This evening I decided to countdown the top 25 cartoon themes from the 80s:

25. GI Joe
24. Bravestarr
23. Denver The Last Dinosaur
22. The Raccoons
21. Silverhawks
20. Pole Position
19. Spiral Zone
18. Fraggle Rock
17. Defenders Of The Earth
16. Count Duckula
15. Muppet Babies
14. Inspector Gadget
13. Thundercats
12. Care Bears
11. M.A.S.K
10. The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
9. The Wuzzles
8. Disney’s Adventure of the Gummi Bears
7. Alvin and the Chipmunks
6. Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
5. Heathcliff
4. The Real Ghostbusters
3. The Super Mario Bro’s Super Show
2. Duck Tails
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Other music in my show was as follows:

Simple Minds – Alive & Kicking
Cure – Friday, I’m In Love
Black Box – Ride On Time
Billy Idol – Hot In The City
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
Spandeau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short
Tears For Fears – Shout
Steve Winwood – Valerie
Sister Sledge – Frankie
Pet Shop Boys – Left To My Own Devices
Midge Ure – If I Was
Erasure – Sometimes

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Playlist: 4th April 2012 – Bit of Everything….

Tonight’s Playlist was as follows:

Alison Moyet – All Cried Out
Dead or Alive – That’s The Way (I Like It)
Bangles – Eternal Flame
Toto – Africa
The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
Halls & Oates – Maneater
Rick Astley – Together Forever
Europe – Carrie
Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven
Bros – Drop The Boy
Deacon Blue – Dignity
Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love
Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
John Farnham – Your The Voice
Odyssey – Inside Out
Proclaimers – Letter For America
Hue and Cry – Looking For Linda
Meat Loaf (feat. Cher) – Dead Ringer For Love
Jo Boxers – Boxerbeat
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Fergal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Berlinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Spandeau Ballet – Gold

Thanks to all that tuned in!

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Playlist: 28th March 2012 – POWER BALLADS!

Hope you got the air guitar’s our for tonight’s show – I was rocking classic 80s Power Ballads

My playlist was as follows:

Great White – Rock Me
Bon Jovi – Livin On A Prayer
Heart – Alone
Ronnie James Dio – Dream On
Kip Winger – Send Her My Love
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Faster Pussycat – House of Pain
Warrant – Photograph
Van Halen – Jump
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
Lita Ford – Close My Eyes Forever
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right
Poison – Something To Believe In
Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Winger – Headed For A Heartbreak
Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
The Korgis – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime
Chris Rea – The Road To Hell
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Ozzy Osbourne – Goodbye To Romance

Thanks to everyone who tuned in – see you next week….

Stephen

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Playlist: 14th March 2012 – Time to relax….

After a very long few weeks at work, I though tonight would be best suited some relaxing, wind-down “reflective” songs.
My playlist was as follows:

First Half

Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Police – Every Breath You Take
U2 – With Or Without You
Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumors
Genesis – Throwing It All Away
The Cars – Since You’ve Gone
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Howard Jones – No One Is To Blame
Phil Collins – One More Night
Neil Diamond – Love On The Rocks
Billy Joel – Goodnight Saigon

Second Half

Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Housemartins – Happy Hour
‘Til Tuesday – Voices Carry
Pet Shop Boys – Jealousy   (original ’82 recording)
Bryan Adams – Heaven
Whitney Houston – Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Queen – Is This The World We Created….?
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Heart – Alone
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
R.E.M. – All The Right Friends

Thank you for everyone who listened in – see you all next week!

Stephen

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Playlist: 7th March 2012 – I’m Back!

MY FIRST SHOW BACK FROM HOLIDAY !!

Hope you are all well, I have Holiday Blues, and so to cheer myself up, I chose the cheesiest of cheesey 80s songs as follows:

First Half

Talk Talk – It’s My Life
A-Ha – Take On Me
Telex – Peanuts
Depeche Mode – Strange Love
Dead or Alive – Brand New Lover
Thompson Twins – Lay Your Hands On Me
Ministry – Everyday is Halloween
Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Lets Make Lots Of Money)
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun

Second Half

Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
Tears For Fears – Change
Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
Orchestral Movements In The Dark – Electricity
Erasure – A Little Respect
Bananarama – Love In The First Degree
When In Rome – The Promise
Queen feat. David Bowie – Under Pressure
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
Falco – Der Kommissar
Bangles – Manic Monday
The Cure – A Forest (acoustic)
The Cars – Drive

Thank you to everyone who tuned in – see you next week!

Stephen :)

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Playlist: 15th February …. cheesey love songs, last show for 2 weeks!

Sadly this is my last show for 2 weeks as I am off to Brazil for 18 days on Friday ….. however as it was Valentines Day yesterday, thought I would do some “lovey dovey” 80s tracks:

Foreigner – Waiting For A Girl Like You
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Bangles – Eternal Flame
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Spandeau Ballet – Through The Barricades
B-52’s – Love Shack
Deacon Blue – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
Blondie – Call Me
Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
Heart – Alone
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
ABBA – Lay All Your Love On Me
Liza Minnelli – So Sorry I Said
Tiffany – Forever Young
Eighth Wonder – I’m Not Scared
Alexander O’Neal – If You Were Here Tonight
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Roxette – Must Have Been Love
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
A-Ha – Take On Me
Van Halen – Jump

I will be back in 2 weeks, thank you to everyone who tuned in tonight :-)

Stephen  x

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Playlist: 8th February 2012

Today’s playlist was as follows:

1st Half
T-Pau – Heart and Soul
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
Police – Message In A Bottle
Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good
Bruce Springsteen -Dancing In The Dark
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Eat It
Black Box – Ride On Time
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
Rick Astley – Together Forever
Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian

2nd Half
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Chris Rea – On The Beach
Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
Genesis – Invisible Touch
Jam – Going Underground
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Madonna – Like A Virgin
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
New Order – Blue Monday
Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Thank you everyone who tuned in!

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Playlist: 1st February 2012 – Oh how I love the synthesiser….

Tonight I found my favourite collection of 80’s Synth Classics….

First Half

Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
Gary Numan – Cars
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Men at Work – Down Under
Yazoo – Don’t Go
Soft Cell – Tainted Lovc
David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes
Alphaville – Forever Young
Bryan Adams – Heaven
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick James – Superfreak
Journey – Seperate Ways
Pet Shop Boys – Rent

First Half

Midnight Oil – Beds are Burning
John Farnham – You’re The Voice
A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
Orchestral Movements In The Dark – Enola Gay
Liza Minelli – So Sorry I Said
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Belouis Some – Imagination
Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good
Kraftwerk – The Model
Bangles – Manic Monday
Hall and Oates – Out of Touch
Duran Duran – Ordinary World

Thanks for all who tuned in :-)
Stephen

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Playlist: 25th January 2012 – Film Tunes and General Cheese

This evening, I started off with some 80s TV / Film Themes:

First Half
Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
REM – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
Yazz – The Only Way Is Up
La Douche – Dancing In Heaven
Madonna – Crazy For You
Duran Duran – View To A Kill
James Brown – Living In America
The Smiths – Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
A-Ha – The Living Daylights
Peter Cetera – Glory Of Love
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky

Second Half
Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian
Neil Diamond – America
Erasure – Brother and Sister
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Irene Cara – Flashdance …. What A Feeling
Jan Hammer – Crocketts Theme  (from Miami Vice)
The Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited
Billy Ocean – Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Car

Thank you to everyone who tuned in ….. including Mexican Dave 😉
Stephen

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Playlist: 18th January 2012 –

Tonight’s playlist was as follows:

First Half

T’Pau – China In Your Hand
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
Huey Lewis & The News – The Power of Love
Heart – Alone
The Who – Eminence Front
Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
Madness – My Girl
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Chris Rea – The Road To Hell
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Billy Joel – Sometimes a Fantasy
The Clash – London Calling
Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero

Tonight’s First Teaser Question, was as follows:

How Many members of Duran Duran had the surname ‘Taylor’

a) Three
b) Four
c) Two

Second Half

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Cutting Crew – I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name
Lionel Richie – Hello
The Cars – Drive
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
B-52’s – Love Shack
U2 – Where The  Streets Have No Name
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Thank you all who listened !

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Playlist: 11th January 2012 – Alternative 80s Night

This evening, I decided to play my selection of “Alternative” Music.  The playlist was as follows:

First Half

Generation X – Dancing With Myself
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Magazine – A Song From Under The Floorboards
Wire – Eardrum Buzz
Simple Minds – Don’t You  (Forget About Me)
Stone Roses – Fools Gold
The Ramones – Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Cheap Trick – Voices
Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star

Tonight’s First Teaser Question, was as follows:

Name the rock band whose hits include ‘Hard To Say’, ‘I’m Sorry’  and ‘Hard Habit to Break’
a) Styx
b) Chicago
c) Firehouse

Second Half

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know?
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Martika – Toy Soldiers
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Parents Just Don’t Understand
Genesis – Invisible Touch
Mr. Mister – Kyrie
Huey Lewis and the News – Power Of Love
Journey – Any Way You Want It
Spear Of Destiny – Never Take Me Alive
Michael Jackon – Thriller

Tonight’s Second Teaser Question, was as follows:

What was the most popular music-related T-Shirt theme?
a) Boy George Loves
b) Duran Duran Dig

c) Frankie Says…

Thank you for everyone who listened in!!

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Playlist: 4th January 2012 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR – and welcome to the first show of The Way It Used To Be, for 2012!

First Half

Diana Ross – Upside Down
Blondie – Call Me
Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Van Halen – Jump
Men at Work – Land Down Under
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Real Life – Send Me An Angel
Spandeau Ballet – True
Rush – Tom Sawyer
Duran Duran – Rio

Tonight’s First Teaser Question, was as follows:

What was the title of Sting’s debut single of 1982?
a) Try A Little Tenderness
b) Kindness
c) Spread A Little Happiness

Second Half

Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t Bring Me Down
Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
Elton John – Nikita
REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling
Bryan Adams – Run To You
Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
KC and the Sunshine Band – Give It Up
Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)
Europe – The Final Countdown
Tonight’s Second Teaser Question, was as follows:

Who did Phil Collins duet with on “Easy Lover” ?
a) Michael Jackson
b)
Lionel Richie
c) Philip Bailey

Thank you for everyone who tuned in tonight  :-)

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Playlist: 28th December 2011 – last show before 2012!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and looking forward to New Year 2012!

Tonight’s Playlist:
First Half

Supertramp – Breakfast in America
Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time
Midnight Oil – Beds are Burning
Cum On Feel The Noize – Quiet Riot
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Chris Rea – The Road To Hell
Tight Fit – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Electric Light Orchestra – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King
Ashford & Simpson – Solid
Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool
A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (Wishing I Had A Photograph Of You)
A-Ha – Take On Me
Sabrina – Boys

Second Half
Bill Withers – Lovely Day (7″ Sunshine Mix)
Glenn Frey – The Heat Is On
Bangles – Manic Monday
Bananarama – Venus
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Bryan Adams – Heaven
Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
Bee Gees – You Win Again
Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love
Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Berlin – Take My Breath Away

See you all in 2012 – Happy Partying!!!

Thank you for all the listeners through 2011, expect new aspects to the show in the New Year!!

Stephen :-)
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Playlist: 21st December 2011 – Last Show Before Christmas!!

So tonight I decided to arrive at Phoenix in a Santa’s hat, with a t-shirt that says I Love 80s …. I got some very odd looks driving in!

Regardless to this, I still provided the following 80s tunes:

Duran Duran – Girls On Film
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
The Cars – Tonight She Comes
Blondie – Call Me
Depeche Mode –  Just Can’t Get Enough
Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy Lover
Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Pet Shop Boys – The Way It Used To Be
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Roxette – The Look
Run DMC & Aerosmith – Walk This Way
BeeGees – You Win Again
Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
Elton John – Nikita
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Spandeau Ballet – Gold
Simply Red – (Money’s Too Tight) To Mention
Bangles – Manic Monday
Red Box – For America
Toto – Hold The Line
Wham – I’m Your Man
ZZ Top – Doubleback
The Who – Eminence Front
Europe – The Final Countdown

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

…..be good for Santa!

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Playlist: Decade Jumping – 17th December 2011

Whilest covering for Luke tonight, I thought I would be as random as the weather, and jump around 3 – 4 decades of music….my playlist was as follows:

Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life
You Me At Six – Underdog
George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
FrankMusik – Complete Me
Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
My Life Story – 12 Reasons Why I Love Her
Moody Blues – Go Now
The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
ATB – 9PM – Till I Come
Jamiroquai – Canned Heat
Cameo – Back And Forth
Calvin Harris – The Girls
Supergrass – Alright
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Shiny Toy Guns – We Are Pilots
Queen – Innuendo
Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dani California
Pet Shop Boys – Together
White Town – Your Woman
Hall & Oates – Jingle Bell Rock
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
A-Ha – Analogue
The Cars – Drive
DB Boulevard – Point of View
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
Madonna – Frozen
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy

I promise the Christmas hat for my next broadcast – thank you all listeners!

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Playlist: 14th December 2011

Tonight’s Playlist was as follows:

Phil Collins – One More Night
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool
Wet Wet Wet – Sweet Surrender
UB40 – Red Red Wine
Ultravox – We Came To Dance
Toto – Africa
Pet Shop Boys – It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
A-Ha – Take On Me
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
Abba – The Winner Takes It All
Erasure – A Little Respect
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
When In Rome – The Promise
Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love?
Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Lionel Richie – Hello
Mr Mister – Broken Wings
Earth, Wind and Fire – Let’s Groove
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Bryan Adams – Heaven
Elton John – Are You Ready For Love?
Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

I managed to get 1 Christmas song in there, maybe next weeks show I will wear a Christmas hat?
Hope you all enjoyed!

PS: 11 days till Santa!

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Playlist: 7th December 2011

Today was 7th December, and the temperature was less than 7 degrees!!

Despite of this, I still made it in, armed with caffeine and candy, wrapped up nice and warm, and brought you the following playlist:

FIRST HALF

Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall  (part 2)
Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday
Don Henley – Dirty Laundry
A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
Red Box – For America
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Fine Young Cannibals – Ever Fallen In Love
Chris Rea – The Road To Hell
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again
Michael Sembello – She’s A Maniac
Erasure – Sometimes
Blondie – Call Me
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus

SECOND HALF

Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby
Lionel Richie – I Call It Love
The Who – Eminence Front
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Kiss – Crazy, Crazy Night
Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
Yazz – The Only Way Is Up
Electric Light Orchestra – Hold On Tight
Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Pet Shop Boys – Delusions Of Grandeur
Bee Gees – You Win Again
Sister Sledge – Frankie

Thank you as always for all my listeners!

ps:   see you next week
pps: 18 sleeps till Santa  😉

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Playlist: “Forever Sunday” – 4th December 2011

Tonight as my lovely sister wasn’t feeling well – I covered Forever Sunday – my playlist was as follows:

Arctic Monkies – When The Sun Goes Down
Mika – Grace Kelly
Daniel Merriweather – Red
My Life Story – 12 Reasons Why I Love Her
Hot Chip – Over and Over
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Grouplove – Lovely Cup
Ellie Goulding – Home
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Counting Crows – Mr. Jones
Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly – An Oak Tree
Florerce & The Machine – Only If For A Night
Paulo Nutini – New Shoes
The Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
Kate Bush – Wild Man
Yuck – Soothe Me

Lily Allen – Alfie
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Maximo Park – Questing Not Coasting
Wombats – Moving To New York
Blood Orange – Dinner
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Big Pink – Dominos
Busted – What I Go To School For
Buffalo Tom – Taillights Fade
Coldplay – Paradise
Noah and the Whale – Shape of My Heart
Dido – Thank You
Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
Johnny – My Darling

Thank you for all the listeners!

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Playlist: 30th November 2011

FIRST HALF

Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
Paul Simon – Graceland
Genesis – Misunderstanding
Eurithmics – Sweet Dreams
Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
Kraftwork – Tour De France
Simple Minds – Belfast Child
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Kiss – Crazy Crazy Night
The Police – Invisable Sun

SECOND HALF

David Bowie – Modern Love
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Erasure – A Little Respect
Christopher Cross – Ride Like the Wind
Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)    (live from the Nightlife Tour)
Tears for Fears- Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
Theme From Airwolf
Hall & Oates – Maneater
Erasure – Piano Song (instrumental)

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Playlist: 23rd November 2011

FIRST HALF

Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone  (from Top Gun)
Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
A Ha – The Living Daylights
Jan Hammer – Miami Vice Theme
Ultravox – Vienna
Toni Basil – Mickey
B-52s – Love Shack
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Europe – The Final Countdown
Irene Cara – Fame
Simple Minds – Don’t You  (Forget About Me)
Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good
Simply Red – (Money’s Too Tight) To Mention

SECOND HALF

Abba – Gimme Gimme Gimme
Bee Gees – You Win Again
Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel  (Playing With My Heart)
Eighth Wonder – I’m Not Scared
Genesis – Tonight Tonight Tonight
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Pet Shop Boys – I Want To Wake Up
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
George Michael – Careless Whisper
The Cars – Drive
Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart

Thank you again to everyone who tuned in!
Stephen

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Playlist: Do You Remember The First Time? – 16th November 2011

FIRST HALF

ATB – 9PM ( Till I Come)
Corona – Baby Baby
Diana King – Shy Guy
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Queen – The Show Must Go On
Youssou N’Dour (feat Neneh Cherry) – 7 Seconds
C&C Music Factory – Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Meat Loaf – Rock & Roll Dreams Comes Through
Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
TLC – Waterfalls
Haddaway – What Is Love?
Maxi Priest – Close To You

SECOND HALF

Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
Run DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
George Michael – Fastlove
Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
Tamperer (feat. Maya) – Feel It
Pet Shop Boys – Boys & Girls (Live in Rio ’94)
Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free
Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
Thank you everyone who tuned in – see you back to normal on Wednesday 10-12  :)

Stephen

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Playlist: 16th November 2011

FIRST HALF

Don Henly – Boys of Summer
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Duran Duran – Rio
Abba – Does Your Mother Know
T’Pau – China In Your Hand
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Buckner & Garcia – Pacman Fever
Toto – Africa
Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love
REM – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
Elton John – Nikita
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Black Box – Ride on Time


SECOND HALF

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The Power of Love
Hall and Oates – Out of Touch
Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
Heart – Alone
Madonna – Borderline
Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
KC and the Sunshine Band – Give It Up
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
Bee Gees – You Win Again
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Bananarama – Love In The First Degree
Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough
Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now

Hope you all enjoyed, “an evening of electronic entertainment”  :o)
Stephen

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Playlist: 9th November 2011

FIRST HALF

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Erasure – Breathe
Blondie – Call Me
Gary Numan – Cars
Bangles – Manic Monday
Funkytown – Lipps Inc.
Abba – Knowing Me, Knowing You
Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind
Don Henly – Boys of Summer
Chris Rea – The Road To Hell
Madness – The Return of The Los Palmas 7
Sinitta – So Macho
Bette Midler – The Rose
The Gap Band – Oops Up Side Your Head
S’Express – Theme from S’Express
Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby

SECOND HALF

Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker – Up Where We Belong
Blondie – The Tide Is High
Rod Stewart – Maggie May
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
The Cars – Tonight She Comes
Run DMC and Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Orange Juice – Rip It Up
Police – Message In A Bottle
Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Pet Shop Boys – What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
Tears for Fears – Mad World

Thank you everyone who tuned in – “All Over The World”  ;o)
Stephen

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Playlist: 2nd November 2011

FIRST HALF

Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love
Erasure – Run to the Sun
Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
Kiss – Crazy, Crazy Night
Bobby Brown – My Perogative
Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Bee Gees – You Win Again
Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Hall & Oats – Maneater

SECOND HALF

The Who – Eminence Front
Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts
Journey – Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Europe – The Final Countdown
Dexy Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s The Way
Bananarama – Venus
Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
Abba – Lay All Your Love On Me
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Cars – Drive
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

Thank you everyone who tuned in!  :o)
Stephen

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