GR80’s Mid May

Crazy that it’s almost the end of May! This week in 1980 Namco released the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man which became a social phenomenon. It sold a large amount of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single!

The Beautiful South – Song For Whoever
Madness – Embarrassment
The Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel
Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
Elvis Costello – I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down
Tears for Fears – Sowing the Seeds Of Love
Duran Duran – Rio
Madonna – Live to Tell
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day
Sam Brown – Stop!
Abba – Lay All Your Love On Me
Everything But the Girl – I Don’t Want To Talk About It
George Benson – Never Give Up on a Good Thing
Sister Sledge – Frankie
Shalamar – Over and Over
The Police – Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Boy George – Everything I Own
Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
Erasure – Chains of Love
Kim Wilde – Another Step Closer To You
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver
Spandau Ballet – True
The Jam – Beats Surrender
INXS – Need You Tonight
Bananarama – Venus
Voice of the Beehive – Don’t Call Me Baby
Thompson Twins – We Are Detective

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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!