Sunday, 21 January 2018

SHOW #242 - "I'm starting to believe what the papers say, yet one more blow and I'm reeling, but I can't run away..."

Christians "Forgotten Town"
Ottawan "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)"



Depeche Mode "Leave In Silence"
Bros "Drop The Boy"

Danny Wilson "The Second Summer Of Love"
Jermaine Jackson "Let's Get Serious"

Elbow Bones and the Racketeers "A Night In New York"
Screaming Blue Messiahs "I Wanna Be A Flintstone"

JOURNEYS TO GLORY:
Judas Priest "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"



Madonna "Lucky Star"
Hue and Cry "The Man With The Child In His Eyes"

Blue Mercedes "I Want To Be Your Property"
Inner City "Do You Love What You Feel"

The The "Heartland"
Cameo "Back And Forth"



Climie Fisher "This Is Me"
Shakin' Stevens "It's Late"

Gillan "New Orleans"
Beach Boys "Kokomo"

The Cure "Catch"
Modern Romance "Queen Of The Rapping Scene"

JOURNEYS TO GLORY:
Milli Vanilli "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"



LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE:
John Lennon "Woman"
Eric Clapton "Forever Man"
Kiki Dee "Star"
All three songs are by artists who had hits in duets with Elton John.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

SHOW #241 - "Pinch me I'm dreaming, but if it is, don't let me know, I'm drowning, don't save me, it's just the way I'd like to go..."

Quincy Jones "Ai No Corrida"
Debbie Gibson "We Could Be Together"



The Cult "Lil Devil"
Rick Astley "Take Me To Your Heart"

Guns 'n' Roses "Patience"
Swing Out Sister "Twilight World"

Landscape "Norman Bates"
Fleetwood Mac "Sara"

JOURNEYS TO GLORY:
Pretenders "The Phone Call"



Hot Chocolate "Girl Crazy"
Primitives "Way Behind Me"

Maria Vidal "Body Rock"
Chas 'n' Dave "Ain't No Pleasin' You"

Fuzzbox "Pink Sunshine"
Rod Stewart "My Girl"



Aztec Camera "All I Need Is Everything"
Bomb The Bass featuring Lorraine "Don't Make Me Wait"

Haircut 100 "Nobody's Fool"
Dollar "Hand Held In Black And White"

Pet Shop Boys "It's Alright"
Killing Joke "Love Like Blood"

JOURNEYS TO GLORY:
Soft Cell "Loving You, Hating Me"



LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE:
Housemartins "Five Get Over Excited"
Wah! "Weekends"
Chris Rea "Stainsby Girls"
All three songs mention other bands in the lyrics.

This show is dedicated in its entirety to Jill Grant (@geordiejill) who was a long-serving and loyal member of the Forgotten 80s audience and passed away suddenly over Christmas 2017. Our thoughts are with her family.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

SHOW #240 - "I still don't know what you've done with me, a grown-up woman should never fall so easily..."

Abba "Lay All Your Love On Me"
Simple Minds "Sign O' The Times"



Bananarama "Trick Of The Night"
Adam Ant "Friend Or Foe"

Whitesnake "Guilty Of Love"
Tyree "Turn Up The Bass"

Whitney Houston "Didn't We Almost Have It All"
Spandau Ballet "The Freeze"

JOURNEYS TO GLORY:
Steve Winwood "Arc Of A Diver"



George Benson "20/20"
Level 42 "Hot Water"

Midge Ure "No Regrets"
Maxi Priest "Some Guys Have All The Luck"

Madness "The Return Of The Los Palmas 7"
PhD "I Won't Let You Down"



Elkie Brooks "No More The Fool"
Roxy Music "Over You"

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly "Too Many Games"
Tenpole Tudor "Wunderbar"

Elton John "Passengers"
Brother Beyond "He Ain't No Competition"

JOURNEYS TO GLORY:
Joyce Sims "Love Makes A Woman"



LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE
:
Sigue Sigue Sputnik "Love Missile F1-11"
Dream Academy "The Edge Of Forever"
Yello "Oh Yeah"
All three feature on the soundtrack to Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

SHOW #239 - "If I wore your shades, could I share your point of view?"

Kirsty MacColl "Free World"
Kurtis Blow "The Breaks"



Icehouse "No Promises"
SPK "Metal Dance"

Big Dish "Christina's World"
Stranglers "Thrown Away"

Sting "Fortress Around Your Heart"
Blancmange "Feel Me"

Sisters Of Mercy "Walk Away"
James "What For"



The Real Thing "She's A Groovy Freak"
Triffids "A Trick Of The Light"

Motorcycle Boy "Big Rock Candy Mountain"
Strikers "Body Music"

Pat Benatar "Shadows Of The Night"
Private Lives "Living In A World Turned Upside Down"


Chris de Burgh "Don't Pay The Ferryman"
Boom Boom Room "Here Comes The Man"

Love & Money "Strange Kind Of Love"
Monochrome Set "Jacob's Ladder"

Peter Murphy "Indigo Eyes"
Zapp "It Doesn't Really Matter"

The Quick "The Rhythm Of The Jungle"
Black "Everything's Coming Up Roses"



Pete Shelley "Telephone Operator"
Barclay James Harvest "Love On The Line"

Tom Tom Club "Genius Of Love"
Horse "You Could Be Forgiven"

This was a special show to mark the final edition of 2017, playing a selection of the songs chosen by the audience under the banner of Didn't We Almost Have It All throughout the year. It also acted as a farewell to Didn't We Almost Have It All as a feature of the show, prior to its replacement in 2018.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

SHOW #238 - "Princes stand in queues, they stand accused, death in solitude like Howard Hughes..."

Teardrop Explodes "Reward"
Kate Bush "December Will Be Magic Again"



Sharon Redd "In The Name Of Love"
Go West "Goodbye Girl"

Redhead Kingpin & the FBI "Do The Right Thing"
Marillion "Warm Wet Circles"

Depeche Mode "Strangelove"
Jacksons "State Of Shock"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Toto Coelo "Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love)"



Gloria Estefan "Get On Your Feet"
Foreigner "That Was Yesterday"

Bucks Fizz "One Of Those Nights"
The Cure "The Walk"

Aneka "Japanese Boy"
Elton John "Cold As Christmas"



Break Machine "Street Dance"
Dr Hook "Sexy Eyes"

Bauhaus "Ziggy Stardust"
Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin "Separate Lives"

Motorhead & Girlschool "Please Don't Touch"
Eddy Grant "Can't Get Enough Of You"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Chris Rea "Hello Friend"



LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE:
Detroit Spinners "Cupid - I've Loved You For A Long Time"
The Fall "Vixen"
Tina Turner "Private Dancer"
All three titles feature one of Santa's reindeer from A Visit From St Nicholas (aka The Night Before Christmas).