GR80’s by numbers – Listen again

I thought I’d have a themed GR80’s this week, so I picked out all my 80’s tunes that had numbers either in the title or the band. So 99 Red Balloons (Nena), 1-2-3 (Gloria Estefan), Level 42, Haircut 100 and so on!


UB40 – One in Ten
Five Star – Can’t Wait Another Minute
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
Madness – One Better Day
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Randy Crawford – One Day I’ll Fly Away
Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life
Spandau Ballet – Chant Number 1
Europe – The Final Countdown
Smokey Robinson – One Heartbeat
Nena – 99 Red Balloons
Curiosity Killed the Cat – Name and Number
Princess – Say I’m Your Number 1
Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
Prince – 1999
The Pretenders – 2000 Miles
Adam Ant – Goodie Two Shoes
Gloria Estefan – 1-2-3
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes
Sheena Easton – Morning Train (9-5)
Haircut 100 – Fantastic Day
Level 42 – Running in the Family
The Four Tops – Loco in Acapulco
The Three Degrees – The Heaven I Need
Paul Hardcastle – 19
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Three Little Birds
Fun Boy Three (Feat Bananarama) – It Aint What you Do It’s the Way That You do It
Adam Ant – Apollo 9

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About Xanthe Bearman

I'm a busy mum of three teenagers! I started working as a TV presenter in 2004 and in 2006 I joined Phoenix FM as a co-presenter. When the station went full time in March 2007, I presented the lunchtime show "The Bear at Lunchtime". I really enjoyed the show but when my own business (singing and dancing with pre-school children and babies) got too busy, I had to stand down. I was brought up in the 80s and LOVE the music of that decade so was delighted when I was asked to rejoin Phoenix FM in June 2014 to present a new weekly 80s show. I've been lucky enough to interview Mike Stock (Stock, Aitken & Waterman), Denise Pearson (Five Star) and Andy Bell (Erasure). I really enjoy choosing the tracks I'm going to play each week, there is a memory attached to nearly every one!