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GR80’s mid Feb

How can it be the middle of Feb already?? This weeks show included these 80’s born celebs who celebrated their birthday this week:
Born 1983 – Emily Blunt, actress from The Girl On The Train and later this year Mary Poppins Returns
Born 1986 – Charlotte Church, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress who married Jonathan Powell last October.

SONGS PLAYED
The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon
Then Jerico – The Motive
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Pet Shop Boys – Left to my own Devices
Ultravox – Vienna
Bon Jovi – Lay Your Hands on Me
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Duran Duran – Wild Boys
Poison – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn
Debbie Harry – French Kissin in the USA
Pat Benetar – Love is a Battlefield
Miami Sound Machine – Dr Beat
The Jacksons – Can You Feel It
Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – Say Say Say
Donna Allen – Serious
Run DMC – Walk this Way
Imagination – Music And Lights
Prince – 1999
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
Hue and Cry – Labour of Love
Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
Bananarama – Nathan Jones
Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis
The Jam – A Town Called Malice
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS


GR80’s is loved up!

It’s LOVE WEEK! So we had 2 hours of great 80’s love themed tunes!!

SONGS PLAYED
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day
Climie Fisher – Love Changes Everything
George Michael – Kissing A Fool
Foreigner – I Want to Know What Love Is
Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You
T’Pau – Heart & Soul
Sting – If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free
Aswad – Give a Little Love
Wax – Bridge to your Heart
Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
Kelly Marie – Feels Like I’m in Love
Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
Holly Johnson – Love Train
Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
Fairground Attraction – Find My Love
Erasure – Chains of Love
Air Supply – All Out Of Love
Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
Evelyn King – Love Come Down
Pepsi & Shirlie – Heartache
Sade – Your Love is King
Howard Jones – What is Love
The Human League – Love Action
Neil Diamond – Love on the Rocks
The Housemartins – Caravan Of Love
Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
Bananarama – Love in the First Degree
Transvision Vamp – I Want Your Love
Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts
Simply Red – It’s Only Love


GR80’s. This week in 1984………

It’s a cold week but we’re staying in the warm, remembering this week in 1984 when Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were crowned the Olympic ice skating champions after scooping gold in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
More than 24 million people watched the British couple score maximum points at the Zetra Stadium for their free dance performance of Ravel’s Bolero.



SONGS PLAYED

Paul Young – Everything Must Change
Sister Sledge – Lost in Music
Level 42 – Something About You
Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Melle Mel – White Lines
Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
Shalamar – A Night to Remember
Aswad – Give a Little Love
Wham! – Club Tropicana
The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue
Smokey Robinson – Being With You
Will To Power – Baby I Love Your Way
Terence Trent D’Arby – Dance Little Sister
The Cars – You Might Think
Chas & Dave – Aint No Pleasing You
Billy Joel – Tell Her About It
Godley & Crème – Under Your Thumb
The Monkees – That Was Then, This is Now
Bros – I Owe You Nothing
John Lennon – Woman
Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I Knew You Were Waiting For Me
Holly Johnson – Americanos
R.E.M – The One I Love
Kim Mazelle – Got To Get You Back
Matt Bianco – Yeh Yeh
Squeeze – Hourglass
Average White Band – Let’s Go Round Again
The Jam – Going Underground
Elvis Costello – I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down


Listen Again – GR80’s DOUBLES

It’s a DOUBLES show! That means two songs from each artist back to back!


LISTEN AGAIN HERE:

SONGS PLAYED
Kim Wilde – Kids in America, Another Step Closer to You
Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done, Down on the Street
Swing Out Sister – Breakout, Surrender
Alison Moyet – All Cried Out, Is This Love
Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA, Glory Days
The Police – Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Every Breath You Take
Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror, The Way You Make Me Feel
Howard Jones – New Song, Like to Get To Know You Well
Adam Ant – Prince Charming, Apollo Nine
Elton John – Nikita, Wrap Her Up
Paul Young – Love of the Common People, Wherever I Lay My Hat
Starship – We Built This City, Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now
Grace Jones – Private Life, Pull Up To The Bumper
Cher – Just Like Jesse James, If I Could Turn Back Time, I Found Someone


Jan 24th GR80s – 1985 We Are the World

This week in 1985 Supergroup “USA for Africa” records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief. Soloists included Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Cyndi Lauper.

SONGS PLAYED
Five Star – Can’t Wait Another Minute
SOS Band – Just be Good To Me
Tears For Fears – Woman in Chains
Lisa Stansfield – All Around the World
The Communards – You Are My World
Wham! – Edge of Heaven
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
Taylor Dayne – With Every Beat of my Heart
Eric Clapton – Behind the Mask
Wax – American English
Michael Jackson – Farewell my Summer Love
Bon Jovi – Livin on a Prayer
Queen – I Want it All
Evelyn Thomas – High Energy
USA for Africa – We Are The World
The Eurythmics – You Placed a Chill in my Heart
Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf
Sly Fox – Let’s Go All The Way
Men At Work – Down Under
Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – Jack Your Body
Bananarama – Love, Truth, Honesty
The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Culture Club – Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
King – Love and Pride
Elton John – Passengers


Listen again to this weeks GR80’s…

Listen again here to this week’s look back at the 80’s with Xanthe Bearman

This week in 1985 – One of the biggest music festivals in the world begins in Rio de Janeiro, the Rock in Rio, had an audience of 1.5 million people, and included artists like Iron Maiden, The B52’s, Go Go’s, Queen, Rod Stewart, James Taylor and AC/DC, and national Brazilian artists. Both Queen shows were filmed and broadcast throughout Brazil. Each show was watched by nearly 200 million people in over 60 countries

This week in 1986 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.



SONGS PLAYED

Thompson Twins – Doctor Doctor
Gwen Guthrie – Aint Nothin Goin On but the Rent
Tears For Fears – Sowing the Seeds of Love
Kane Gang – Respect Yourself
Midge Ure – If I Was
Madonna – Holiday
Adam Ant – Friend or Foe
The Damned – Eloise
Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Duran Duran – Rio
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Rufus and Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Queen – Another One Bites the Dust
AC/DC – Heatseeker
James Brown – Living in America
Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al
The Pretenders – Brass in Pocket
A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation
Whitney Houston – So Emotional
Deborah Harry – I Want That Man
Gloria Estefan – 1,2,3
Madness – House of Fun
Fun Boy Three and Bananarama – It Aint What You Do


January GR80’s week 1..

NEWS THIS WEEK IN 1983
The BBC’s new Breakfast Time programme went on air at 6:30am, presented by Nationwide’s Frank Bough and former ITN news reader Selina Scott. Newspaper critics at the time claimed there was no demand for breakfast TV. Families around the country got up especially early to watch the first programme. The BBC says it received 1,500 calls from well-wishers phoning to offer their congratulations.

SONGS PLAYED
Blondie – Rapture
Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet
Barry White – Sho’ You Right
Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It
Tom Robinson – War Baby
Shakespear’s Sister – You’re History
Texas – Everyday Now
a-ha – I’ve Been Losing You
Dione Warwick – Heartbreaker
New Kids On The Block – Hangin’ Tough
Robert Palmer – Simply Irresistible
Joe Jackson – Stepping Out
Go West – Don’t Look Down
Janet Jackson – Nasty
Aretha Franklin & George Michael – I Knew You Were Waiting for Me
Rose Royce – Car Wash
Madonna – Material Girl
Rockwell – Somebodys Watching Me
Jimmy Nail – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
Kirsty MacColl – A New England
Huey Lewis and the News – Hip to be Square
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan – Especially For You
The Clash – Rock the Casbah
David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes
XTC – Sgt Rock (Is Going to Help Me)
Erasure – A Little Respect
SOS Band – Take Your Time
The Specials – Too Much, Too Young


Happy New Year – ABBA 1980!

The last show of December and, of course 2017, finishes with the 1980 track from ABBA – Happy New Year!

I played DOUBLES, two songs from each artist back to back!

SONGS PLAYED
Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno, Come on Eileen
Odyssey – Use It Up & Wear it Out, Going Back to my Roots
ABC – The Look of Love, Poison Arrow
Lionel Richie – Dancing on the Ceiling, Hello
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven is a Place on Earth, Circle in the Sand
Cyndi Lauper – True Colours, Time After Time
Freddie Mercury – Living on my Own, The Great Pretender
Paula Abdul – Straight Up, Forever Your Girl
George Michael – Monkey, Kissing a Fool
Sheena Easton – Modern Girl, Morning Train (Nine To Five)
The Blow Monkeys – It Doesn’t Have to be This Way, Digging your Scene
Michael Jackson, Beat It, Leave Me Alone
Wet Wet Wet, Wishing I Was Lucky, Sweet Surrender
U2 – The Unforgetable Fire, Angel of Harlem
ABBA – Lay All Your Love on Me, Happy New Year

Wishing you a fabulous 2018!


CHRISTMAS EVE with Gr80’s!

It’s all about the 80’s Christmas songs on this festive show!

24-12-17

SONGS PLAYED

Wizzard – I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday
Madonna – Santa Baby
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Wham! – Last Christmas
Bon Jovi – I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Kim Wilde – Keeping the Dream Alive
David Essex – A Winters Tale
Bryan Adams – Christmas Time
Queen – Thank God It’s Christmas
Bony M – Mary’s Boy Child
Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Cliff Richard – Mistletoe and Wine
Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time
Pet Shop Boys – Always on my Mind
Band Aid – Do they Know It’s Christmas
Shakin Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again
The Pretenders – 2000 Miles
The Eurythmics – Winter Wonderland
Mel Smith & Kim Wilde – Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Stevie Nicks – Silent Night
Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody
Whitney Houston – Do you Hear What I Hear
Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace
Alexander O’Neal – The Christmas Song
Flying Pickets – Only You
John Mellencamp – I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Lets Party 1989


GR80’s 17th December – Listen again!

Click below to listen again to the GR80’s show from 17th December 2017.

17-12-17

SONGS PLAYED

Whitney Houston – Love Will Save the Day
Eurythmics – Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves
Earth, Wind & Fire – Lets Groove
Sade – Smooth Operator
XTC – Senses Working Overtime
Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy Lover
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana
George Duke – Shine On
Genesis – Land of Confusion
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
ABC – When Smokey Sings
Bryan Adams – Christmas Time
Culture Club – Victims
Queen – It’s a Hard Life
Level 42 – Lessons in Love
Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers – Lets Party
Human League – Love Action
Duran Duran – Save a Prayer
Howard Jones – What is Love
Adam and the Ants – AntMusic
Flying Pickets – Only You


10 Dec – So This is Christmas….

NEWS THIS WEEK IN 1980
Tragically, John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota in New York City. In 1985, New York City dedicated an area of Central Park directly across from the Dakota as Strawberry Fields, where Lennon had frequently walked. Lennon was honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. Although “So This is Christmas” was written and first released in 1971, it went to #2 in 1980.

10-12-17

SONGS PLAYED
Kane Gang – Closest Thing To Heaven
Boy Meets Girl – Waiting for a Star to Fall
Randy Crawford – One Day I’ll Fly Away
It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home
Road to Hell – Chris Rea
Paul Young – Come Back and Stay
John Lennon – So This is Christmas
Kim Wilde – Keeping the Dream Alive
Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Wheels on Fire
Lionel Richie – All Night Long
Madonna – Express Yourself
S-Express – Theme from S-Express
The Jacksons – Walk Right Now
Hue & Cry – Looking For Linda
Holly Johnson – Love Train
The Smiths – How Soon is Now
Marc Almond – Stories of Johnny
Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
INXS – New Sensation
ABBA – Super Trouper
Europe – The Final Countdown
T-Pau – China in your Hand
Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right to Party
Belle Stars – The Clapping Song
Thompson Twins – We Are Detective
The Jam – Beat Surrender
Modern Romance – Best Years of Our Lives
The Eurythmics – Winter Wonderland


Great 80’s Movies!

This week I played songs from 80’s films including Footloose, Dirty Dancing, American Gigolo, Back to the Future, The Jewel of the Nile, The Karate Kid, A View to a Kill and Buster!

3-12-17

SONGS PLAYED
Blondie – Call Me
ELO – All Over the World
Neil Diamond – Love on the Rocks
Psychedic Furs – Pretty in Pink
Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only
Duran Duran – A View to a Kill
A-ha – The Living Daylights
The Four Tops – Loco in Acapulco
Bette Midler – Under the Boardwalk
Maria McKee – Show Me Heaven
John Parr – St Elmos Fire
Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero
Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Carly Simon – Why
Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough
David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
Queen – A Kind of Magic
Bryan Ferry – Is your Love Strong Enough
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
Madonna – Causing a Commotion
Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero
Maria Vidal – Body Rock
Huey Lewis and the News – The Power of Love
Irene Cara – Fame
Madonna – Into the Groove
Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing
The Proclaimers – Letter from America


November Doubles

On the last show of the month I always play DOUBLES! That’s two from each fabulous 80’s artist, back-to-back!

26-11-17

SONGS PLAYED
Tanita Tikaram – Good Tradition, Twist in my Sobriety
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls, What Have I Done to Deserve This
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean, Thriller
Billy Idol – Mony Mony, Hot in the City
Spandau Ballet – Gold, Lifeline
Gary Newman – Music for Chameleons, We Are Glass
ABBA – The Winner Takes it All, One of Us
Eurythmics – Thorn in my Side, Would I Lie to You
Janet Jackson – What Have you Done for me Lately, When I Think of You
The Rolling Stone – Harlem Shuffle, Undercover of the Night
Bananarama – Robert DeNiros Waiting, Venus
Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock and Roll, Cars and Girls
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl, The Longest Time


The colourful Gr80’s!

This afternoon I decided to play 80’s songs that all had a link to colour! Just for a change!

12-11-17

SONGS PLAYED

Prince – Little Red Corvette
Nena – 99 Red Balloons
UB40 – Red Red Wine
R.E.M. – Orange Crush
Orange Juice – Rip It Up
The Style Council – Have you Ever Had it Blue
Madonna – True Blue
Simply Red – Holding Back the Years
Red Box – Lean on Me
Spandau Ballet – Gold
Liquid Gold – Dance Yourself Dizzy
The Stranglers – Golden Brown
Sam Brown – Stop
Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
Deacon Blue – Fergus Sings the Blues
David Bowie – Blue Jean
Elton John – Blue Eyes
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Madness – Grey Day
AC/DC – Back in Black
Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony & Ivory
Black – Wonderful Life
Fuzzbox – Pink Sunshine
The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty in Pink
Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain
Hot Chocolate – It Started With A Kiss
The Colour Field – The Colour Field
Shakin Stevens – Green Door


OCTOBER ’17 DOUBLES

On the last show of the month I always play DOUBLES! That’s two songs from each artist back to back.

29-10-17

SONGS PLAYED
Joy Divison – Atmosphere, Love Will Tear Us Apart
Deacon Blue – Fergus Sings the Blues, Wages Day
Adam and the Ants – Goody Two Shoes, Stand and Deliver
David Bowie – Blue Jean, This is not America
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Maneater, Family Man
Galaxy – Wait Until Tonight, What Do I Do
Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach, Live to Tell
Simply Red – Moneys Too Tight, It’s Only Love
The Housemartins – Think For a Minute, Caravan of Love
The Style Council – Have You Ever Had it Blue, You’re the Best Thing
Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love, Against All Odds
Prince – Kiss, U Got the Look
Bee Gees – You Win Again, Stayin Alive
Depeche Mode – People Are People, Master & Servant
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire, Where the Streets Have No Name


Gr80’s music – listen again to 22nd October’s show

This week I opened the show with the brilliant Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. The music video won a number of awards, including a record 9 MTV Video Music Awards and Best British Video at the 1987 Brit Awards.

22-10-17

Listen again here:

SONGS PLAYED
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Def Leppard – Love Bites
Michel Jackson – Billie Jean
Then Jerico – Big Area
The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon
Pet Shop Boys – Left to my own Devices
Ultravox – Vienna
Bon Jovi – Lay your Hands on Me
Duran Duran – Wild Boys
Alexander O’Neal – Saturday Love
Poison – Every Roase Has It’s Thorn
Debbie Harry – French Kissin in the USA
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin
The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue
Miami Sound Machine – Dr Beat
Hot Chocolate – It Started with a Kiss
The Jacksons – Can You Feel it
The Proclaimers – Letter from America
Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Donna Allen – Serious
Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Sade – Your Love is King
Neil Diamond – Love on the Rocks
Prince – 1999
INXS – Never Tear Us Apart


GR80’s – 1983: Bananaman Cartoon launched!

NEWS THIS WEEK
Bananaman
1983 – Bananaman, the cartoon series started on BBC TV featuring the voices of the members of The Goodies. It lasted for forty episodes between October 1983 and April 1986.
Bananaman is a parody of traditional superheroes, being portrayed as a schoolboy who is transformed into a muscled, caped figure when he eats a banana. The character originally appeared in Issue 1 of Nutty in 1980. He has since appeared in The Dandy and The Beano.

1-10-17

SONGS PLAYED
Texas – I Don’t Want A Lover
Simple Minds – Alive and Kicking
UB40 – One in Ten
ABBA – Lay All Your Love on Me
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Everything But the Girl – I Don’t Want to Talk About It
Yazz – Stand Up For Your Love Rights
T’Pau – Heart & Soul
Steve Winwood – Valerie
Prince – Purple Rain
Paul Nicolas – Rum Tum Tugger (Cats)
Nena – 99 Red Balloons
Wax – Bridge to Your Heart
Cher – Just Like Jesse James
Donna Summer – Dinner with Gershwin
Five Star – System Addict
Van Halen – Jump
Paul Simon – Boy in the Bubble
Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
Imagination – Music and Lights
Run DMC – Walk this Way
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Madonna – True Blue
Black Box – Ride On Time
Cliff Richard – Wired for Sound
Neil Diamond – Love on the Rocks
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That
Bryan Adams & Tina Turner – Its Only Love


SEPTEMBER Doubles!

On the last GR80’s show of the month I play DOUBLES! That’s two songs from each artist back-to-back.

#1’s this week in the 80’s were:

1980 : Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
1981 : Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming
1982 : Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
1983 : Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
1984 : Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
1985 : David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancing In The Street
1986 : Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
1987 : Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
1988 : Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother
1989 : Black Box – Ride On Time

24-9-17

SONGS PLAYED
Billy Joel – An Innocent Man, Tell Her About It
Paul Young – Everything Must Change, Everytime You Go Away
Amazulu – Montego Bay, Too Good to be Forgotten
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The Power of Love, Welcome to the Pleasuredome
David Bowie – Loving the Alien, Day in Day Out
Squeeze – Labelled with Love, Hourglass
Elvis Costello – Every Day I Write the Book, I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
Queen – A Kind of Magic, Breakthru
Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere, And She Was
Smokey Robinson – Being With You, One Heartbeat
Terence Trent D’Arby – Dance Little Sister, If You Let Me Stay
John Lennon – Just Like Starting Over, Nobody Told Me
R.E.M. – Orange Crush, The One I Love
Erasure – Ship Of Fools, Chains of Love
The Jam – Start!, Going Underground


GR80’s 17 Sept. Kiss without the Makeup!

NEWS THIS WEEK…
1983 – The members of Kiss show their faces without their makeup for the first time on MTV, simultaneous with the release of their album Lick It Up. The album was certified platinum in December 1990 and Kerrang! listed it #3 on its list of the best hard rock albums in 1983. The album marked a turnaround in the band’s flagging fortunes during the previous several years and successfully introduced them to a new generation of fans, as well as marking the beginning of the “unmasked” era that would last for the next decade.

1984 – The first annual MTV Video Music Awards are held in New York City. Herbie Hancock wins the most awards with five, and The Cars take the highest prize of Video Of The Year for “You Might Think”

17-9-17

SONGS PLAYED
Michael Jackson – The Way you Make Me Feel
Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again
Starship – We Built This City
Living In A Box – Blow the House Down
Elton John – Nikita
Paul Abdul – Opposites Attract
Paul McCartney – Waterfalls
Bryan Ferry – Slave to Love
Paul Simon – Graceland
KC and the Sunshine Band – Give It Up
Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time
Howard Jones – Like to Get To Know you Well
The Police – Every Breath You Take
The Cure – The Love Cats
Kiss – Crazy, Crazy Nights
AC/DC – Heatseaker
Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes
Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming
UB 40 – Red Red Wine
Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Duran Duran – A View to a Kill
Kate Bush – Babooshka
Doctor and the Medics – Spirit in the Sky
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Kim Wilde – Another Step Closer to You
The Cars – You Might Think
Chaka Khan – This is My Night
Sister Sledge – Lost in Music


GR80’s 10 Sept – listen again!

Listen again to my 10th Sept show here:

10-9-17

SONGS PLAYED

Tears for Fears – Woman In Chains
a-ha – The Living Daylights
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
Five Star – Can’t Wait Another Minute
Wham! – Edge of Heaven
S.O.S. Band – Just Be Good to Me
The Communards – You Are My World
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Madonna – Causing A Commotion
Eric Clapton – Behind The Mask
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – Say Say Say
Evelyn Thomas – High Energy
Madonna – Causing a Commotion
Roxette – Dressed for Success
Queen – I Want It All
Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancing In The Street
Sly Fox – Lets Go All The Way
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf
Dwight Twilley – Girls
Bananarama – Love Truth & Honesty
Ottawan – Hands Up
King – Love and Pride
Elton John – Passengers