GR80s May

The #1’s this week in the 80’s:

1980: Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
1981: Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver
1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory
1983: Spandau Ballet – TRUE
1984: Duran Duran – The Reflex
1985: Paul Hardcastle – 19
1986: Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
1987: Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
1988: Fairground Attraction – Perfect
1989: Kylie Minogue – Hand On Your Heart

PLAYLIST
The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon
Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Ultravox – Vienna
Pat Benetar – Love is a Battlefield
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Bomb The Base – Beat This
Pet Shop Boys – Left To My Own Devices
XTC – Sgt Rock is Going to Help Me
Bon Jovi – Lay Your Hands On me
The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
The Jacksons – Can You Feel It
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – Say Say Say
Debbie Harry – French Kissin in the USA
Status Quo – The Wanderer
The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
Philip Oakey & Georgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
Donna Allen – Serious
Imagination – Music and Lights
Run DMC – Walk This Way
Hue & Cry – Labour of Love
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
Bananarama – Nathan Jones
Yazz – The Only Way Is Up

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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!