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

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

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!


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 🙂

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

To find out more about Jay Foreman, feel free to have a look on his website:

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!

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


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:

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!


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!


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!


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 🙂