Sunday, 23 April 2017

SHOW #204 - "Has it ever crossed your mind that you might want to find something else, or someone new?"

Jaki Graham "Round And Around"
Erasure "Knocking On Your Door"



Dollar "Give Me Some Kinda Magic"
Huey Lewis and the News "If This Is It"

Change "A Lover's Holiday"
Morrissey "Interesting Drug"

Queen "Body Language"
Hithouse "Jack To The Sound Of The Underground"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Elvis Costello "Green Shirt"



U2 "Fire"
Climie Fisher "I Won't Bleed For You"

Hot Chocolate "No Doubt About It"
Toto Coelo "I Eat Cannibals"

Jason Donovan "Nothing Can Divide Us"
Wang Chung "Dance Hall Days"



The Jam "Funeral Pyre"
Inner City "Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin'"

Creatures "Miss The Girl"
Gwen Guthrie "(They Long To Be) Close To You"

Nik Kershaw "When A Heart Beats"
Whitesnake "Give Me More Time"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
James "What For"



David Cassidy "The Last Kiss"
A-Ha "I've Been Losing You"

Joan Armatrading "Me Myself I"
Duran Duran "Skin Trade"

Sunday, 16 April 2017

SHOW #203 - "I keep hanging on, knowing I can't win, 'cause it's too hard to start over again..."

Alison Moyet "Invisible"
Council Collective "Soul Deep (Part 1)"



Mai Tai "History"
UB40 "My Way Of Thinking"

Gary Numan "We Take Mystery (To Bed)"
Five Star "Somewhere Somebody"

Culture Club "Move Away"
Raze "Break 4 Love"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Prelude "Platinum Blonde"



Timbuk 3 "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"
Freeez "Southern Freeez"

Shaky & Bonnie "A Rockin' Good Way"
Billy Idol "To Be A Lover"

Simple Minds "This Is Your Land"
Band AKA "Joy"



Communards "Disenchanted"
Cliff Richard "The Only Way Out"

D-Mob featuring LRS "It's Time To Get Funky"
XTC "Sgt Rock Is Going To Help Me"

Billy Ocean "Loverboy"
Status Quo "Dreamin'"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Rick Springfield "Jessie's Girl"



Iron Maiden "Run To The Hills"
Depeche Mode "Shake The Disease"

Flash and the Pan "Waiting For A Train"
Donna Summer "Love's About To Change My Heart"

Sunday, 9 April 2017

SHOW #202 - "Can the chatter, bye bye dear, carved me a crimson career..."

Adam Ant "Apollo 9"
Coast To Coast "Let's Jump The Broomstick"



Ultravox "Hymn"
The Smiths "William It Was Really Nothing"

Teena Marie "Behind The Groove"
Paul McCartney "This One"

Teardrop Explodes "Passionate Friend"
Imagination "Flashback"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Freur "Doot Doot"



Malcolm McLaren "Soweto"
T'Pau "I Will Be With You"

Central Line "Nature Boy"
Jesus and Mary Chain "Some Candy Talking"

Secret Affair "My World"
Kim Wilde "The Second Time"



Belinda Carlisle "La Luna"
Rainmakers "Let My People Go-Go"

Heatwave "Gangsters Of The Groove"
Roxy Music "Same Old Scene"

Madonna "Gambler"
Mötley Crue "Girls Girls Girls"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Kirsty MacColl "Free World"



Beautiful South "I'll Sail This Ship Alone"
David Bowie "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)"

Pogues "London Girl"
Propaganda "Duel"

Sunday, 2 April 2017

SHOW #201 - "Just walking along, my clothes are soaked right through to the skin..."

Madness "The Sun And The Rain"
Samantha Fox "Love House"



Depeche Mode "See You"
Kym Mazelle "Got To Get You Back"

Status Quo "Dear John"
Womack and Womack "Love Wars"

A-Ha "The Blood That Moves The Body"
Marc Almond "Stories of Johnny"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Liquid Gold "Don't Panic"



Stray Cats "Stray Cat Strut"
Alexander O'Neal "Fake"

New Order "Thieves Like Us"
Bros "I Quit"

Undertones "My Perfect Cousin"
Wham! "Where Did Your Heart Go?"



Gary Numan "White Boys And Heroes"
Amazulu "Excitable"

Fairground Attraction "Find My Love"
Stock, Aitken and Waterman "Roadblock"

Big Country "Where The Rose Is Sown"
Shalamar "Disappearing Act"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL
:
Siouxsie and the Banshees "The Passenger"



ZZ Top "Sleeping Bag"
Adventures "Broken Land"

Howard Jones "No-One Is To Blame"
Bomb The Bass featuring Maureen "Say A Little Prayer"

Sunday, 26 March 2017

SHOW #200 - "There's no sign of life, it's just the power to charm, I'm lying in the rain but I never wave bye-bye..."

David Bowie "Modern Love"
Fat Boys featuring Chubby Checker "The Twist (Yo Twist)"



Nu Shooz "I Can't Wait"
Paul McCartney "Coming Up"

Thompson Twins "You Take Me Up"
Fat Larry's Band "Zoom"

Altered Images "Happy Birthday"
Prince "Little Red Corvette"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Fiction Factory "Ghost Of Love"



Cliff Richard "The Best Of Me"
Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding "Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)"

Sinitta "Cruising"
Salt n Pepa "Tramp"

Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Welcome To The Pleasuredome"
Kid Creole and the Coconuts "Annie I'm Not Your Daddy"



Shakin' Stevens "You Drive Me Crazy"
Five Star "Rain Or Shine"

Human League "Keep Feeling Fascination"
Yazz "Stand Up For Your Love Rights"

Alice Cooper "Poison"
Lipps Inc "Funkytown"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Godfathers "Birth School Work Death"



Neil "Hole In My Shoe"
Jan Hammer "Crockett's Theme"

Chas & Dave "Ain't No Pleasing You"
Lil Louis "French Kiss"

For the 200th edition of the show, this was a special edition titled '2s For 200' featuring No.2 hits of the 80s.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

SHOW #199 - "I hope it haunts me 'til I'm hopeless; I hope it hits you when you go..."

Aztec Camera "Oblivious"
Kraze "The Party"



Gary Moore "Friday On My Mind"
Classix Nouveaux "Is It A Dream"

Narada Michael Walden "Tonight I'm Alright"
PiL "Rise"

Nick Kamen "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"
Sandie Shaw "Hand In Glove"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Vicky D "This Beat Is Mine"



Hazel O'Connor "D-Days"
Primitives "Way Behind Me"

Bananarama "Rough Justice"
Kirsty MacColl "There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis"

Red Box "For America"
The Jets "Love Makes The World Go Round"



Blancmange "The Day Before You Came"
Saxon "747 (Strangers In The Night)"

Nolans "Gotta Pull Myself Together"
King Kurt "Destination Zululand"

Nick Heyward "Warning Sign"
Kate Bush "The Big Sky"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Monochrome Set "Jacob's Ladder"



Sam Brown "Stop"
Animal Nightlife "Mr Solitaire"

Echo and the Bunnymen "The Game"
Paul Young "Everything Must Change"

Sunday, 12 March 2017

SHOW #198 - "I want my hand prints in the concrete on Sunset Boulevard, a dummy in Tussaud's, you'll see..."

Marillion "Incommunicado"
James Brown "The Payback Mix"



Icicle Works "Love Is A Wonderful Colour"
Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians "What I Am"

Sharon Redd "Can You Handle It"
Lindsey Buckingham "Trouble"

Donna Summer "State Of Independence"
Wonder Stuff "It's Yer Money I'm After Baby"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Pete Shelley "Telephone Operator"



A-Ha "Cry Wolf"
Blow Monkeys featuring Sylvia Tella "Choice?"

Robert Plant "Big Log"
Taja Sevelle "Love Is Contagious"

Queen "It's A Hard Life"
Rick Astley "Whenever You Need Somebody"



The Cure "The Walk"
Jacksons "Torture"

Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon "Wait Until Tonight My Love"
Rock Steady Crew "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew"

Human League "Life On Your Own"
Rainbow "All Night Long"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Berlin "Like Flames"



Amii Stewart "Friends"
Madness "Cardiac Arrest"

David Sylvian "Red Guitar"
Transvision Vamp "The Only One"

Sunday, 5 March 2017

SHOW #197 - "And taking on the role of the four winds now, having tea there out in the crowd..."

Julian Cope "World Shut Your Mouth"
Milli Vanilli "Baby Don't Forget My Number"



Heaven 17 "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry"
AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long"

Shakin' Stevens "It's Raining"
Linx "So This Is Romance"

Regents "7 Teen"
Curtis Hairston "I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit)"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Kleeer "Get Tough"



New Model Army "Green And Grey"
Sheena Easton "When He Shines"

Psychedelic Furs "Heaven"
Brother Beyond "Can You Keep A Secret"

Sting "Russians"
Beatmasters "Hey DJ (I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playing)"



Bobby Thurston "Check Out The Groove"
Genesis "Paperlate"

All About Eve "Martha's Harbour"
Gary Numan "She's Got Claws"

Tight Fit "Fantasy Island"
Adam and the Ants "Cartrouble"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Horse "You Could Be Forgiven"



Erasure "You Surround Me"
Pete Wylie "Sinful!"

The Damned "The Shadow Of Love"
Shakatak "Night Birds"

Sunday, 26 February 2017

SHOW #196 - "Dry your eyes, sink or swim, you surmise you can't win..."

ABC "Tears Are Not Enough"
M/A/R/R/S "Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)"



Kool and the Gang "Big Fun"
Eurythmics "Missionary Man"

Level 42 "Micro Kid"
Elton John "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That"

Taffy "I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)"
The Jam "Absolute Beginners"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Phyllis Hyman "You Know How To Love Me"



Billy Bragg "Between The Wars"
D Train "You're The One For Me"

OMD "Forever Live And Die"
Wee Papa Girl Rappers "Wee Rule"

London Boys "Harlem Desire"
Motorhead and Girlschool "Please Don't Touch"



Bananarama " I Want You Back"
Ten Pole Tudor "Swords Of A Thousand Men"

Dooleys "Love Patrol"
Eighth Wonder "I'm Not Scared"

Communards "There's More To Love (Than Boy Meets Girl)"
The Cult "Love Removal Machine"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Willy Finlayson "On The Air Tonight"



Bangles "Hazy Shade Of Winter"
Sugar Minott "Good Thing Going"

Sade "Paradise"
Limahl "Never Ending Story"

Sunday, 19 February 2017

SHOW #195 - "We won't take no for answer, we will restore all the laughter..."

Bucks Fizz "New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)"
The Clash "Straight To Hell"



Toyah "Good Morning Universe"
The Cure "The Caterpillar"

Bad Manners "Just A Feeling"
Cookie Crew "Got To Keep On"

Billy Joel "Leave A Tender Moment Alone"
BB&Q Band "Dreamer"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Was (Not Was) "Out Come The Freaks"



Belle Stars "The Clapping Song"
Korgis "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime"

New Order "Procession"
Bruce Springsteen "Spare Parts"

Depeche Mode "A Question Of Time"
Audrey Hall "One Dance Won't Do"



Climie Fisher "Love Like A River"
Gillan "New Orleans"

Prince "Partyman"
Sky "Toccata"

Howard Jones "Hide And Seek"
Siouxsie and the Banshees "Spellbound"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Jellybean featuring Catharine Buchanan "Sidewalk Talk"



Susan Fassbender "Twilight Cafe"
Japan "All Tomorrow's Parties"

The Smiths "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"
Godley & Creme "Under Your Thumb"

Sunday, 12 February 2017

SHOW #194 - "There's no communication, no-one to take the blame, the cries of every nation, they're falling on deaf ears again..."

Big Fun "Can't Shake The Feeling"
Elvis Presley "It's Only Love"



Gary Moore & Phil Lynott "Out In The Fields"
Whistle "Nothing Serious (Just Buggin')"

Patti Austin & James Ingram "Baby Come To Me"
Curiosity Killed The Cat "Ordinary Day"

Kate Bush "Breathing"
The Mission "Severina"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Pat Benatar "Shadows Of The Night"



Phil Fearon & Galaxy "What Do I Do"
Heart "There's The Girl"

The Truth "A Step In The Right Direction"
Midnight Star "Headlines"

Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy"
Pop Will Eat Itself "Can U Dig It"



Level 42 "To Be With You Again"
Cock Robin "The Promise You Made"

Whitesnake "Guilty of Love"
Glenn Goldsmith "Dreaming"

Dr and the Medics "Burn"
Maxi Priest "Strollin' On"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
REM "Stand"



Suzanne Vega "Left Of Center"
David Bowie "Loving The Alien"

Blancmange "Blind Vision"
Cher "I Found Someone"

Sunday, 5 February 2017

SHOW #193 - "If I grow old I won't forget, to innocence my only debt..."

Stephen TinTin Duffy "Kiss Me"
Echo and the Bunnymen "People Are Strange"



Christians "When The Fingers Point"
Shakin' Stevens "It's Late"

Donna Allen "Joy And Pain"
Boomtown Rats "House on Fire"

David Grant and Jaki Graham "Mated"
Europe "Rock The Night"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Richard Dimples Fields "I've Got To Learn To Say No"



Aztec Camera "Working In A Goldmine"
Spandau Ballet "The Freeze"

Randy Crawford "You Might Need Somebody"
Happy Mondays "Hallelujah"

Elton John "Kiss The Bride"
Squeeze "Another Nail In My Heart"



Madonna "Angel"
UB40 "King"

Creatures "Right Now"
Simple Minds "Speed Your Love To Me"

Then Jerico "Sugar Box"
New Edition "Mr Telephone Man"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Fantastique "Mama Told Me"



ELO "All Over The World"
Tone Loc "Funky Cold Medina"

Duran Duran "Careless Memories"
Hazell Dean "Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)"

Sunday, 29 January 2017

SHOW #192 - "Who were you then, who are you now? Common labourer by night, by day highbrow..."

Pretenders "Talk Of The Town"
Sweet Dreams "I'm Never Giving Up"



Icehouse "Hey Little Girl"
David Bowie "Up The Hill Backwards"

Thompson Twins "We Are Detective"
REO Speedwagon "Take It On The Run"

The Cure "Catch"
Debbie Gibson "Out Of The Blue"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Barclay James Harvest "Love On The Line"



DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble"
Fun Boy Three "Tunnel Of Love"

Nik Kershaw "Don Quixote"
Dexys Midnight Runners "Show Me"

Kool and the Gang "Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancin')"
Depeche Mode "It's Called A Heart"



Jennifer Rush "Ring Of Ice"
Kiss "Lick It Up"

Modern Romance "Everybody Salsa"
Skids "Circus Games"

Kim Wilde "Four Letter Word"
Style Council "Have You Ever Had It Blue"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Eddie Murphy "Party All The Time"



Glass Tiger "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)"
Ultravox "Lament"

Stephanie Mills "Never Knew Love Like This Before"
Morrissey "Suedehead"

Sunday, 22 January 2017

SHOW #191 - "We're strong in bed, you're weak in love, you give me nothing more than a shove..."

Belle Stars "Sign Of The Times"
Elvis Costello "Turning The Town Red"



Waterboys "Fisherman's Blues"
Altered Images "Pinky Blue"

Vixen "Love Made Me"
Break Machine "Breakdance Party"

Dead Or Alive "Something In My House"
Booker Newberry III "Love Town"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Private Lives "Living In A World (Turned Upside Down)"



Kids From Fame "Hi-Fidelity"
XTC "Towers Of London"

Rush "Countdown"
Yazoo "The Other Side Of Love"

Gladys Knight "Licence To Kill"
Sigue Sigue Sputnik "Love Missile F1-11"



Mezzoforte "Garden Party"
George Benson "20/20"

Scarlet Fantastic "No Memory"
Philip Lynott "Yellow Pearl"

Bruce Springsteen "I'm On Fire"
Mantronix "Who Is It"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Triffids "A Trick Of The Light"



Housemartins "Five Get Over Excited"
The Selecter "Three Minute Hero"

Tears For Fears "Woman In Chains"
Dan Hartman "I Can Dream About You"

Sunday, 15 January 2017

SHOW #190 - "You can live a life of luxury if that's what you want; taste forbidden pleasures, whatever you want..."

Michael Jackson "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"
Status Quo "Who Gets The Love"



All About Eve "What Kind Of Fool"
Hot Chocolate "Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy"

Tracey Ullman "My Guy"
Supertramp "It's Raining Again"

A Flock Of Seagulls "The More You Live, The More You Love"
Squeeze "Is That Love"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Southern Death Cult "Fatman"



Redhead Kingpin & the FBI "Do The Right Thing"
Bob Geldof "This Is The World Calling"

Soft Cell "Where The Heart Is"
Voice of the Beehive "Don't Call Me Baby"

Paul Hardcastle & Carol Kenyon "Don't Waste My Time"
Wedding Present "Kennedy"



Ozzy Osbourne "Bark At The Moon"
Bucks Fizz "Piece Of The Action"

Luther Vandross "So Amazing"
Passions "I'm In Love With A German Film Star"

Peter Gabriel "No Self Control"
Coldcut & Junior Reid "Stop This Crazy Thing"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Big Dish "Christina's World"



Bobby Brown "Rock Wit'cha"
Pet Shop Boys "Love Comes Quickly"

Roxy Music "Avalon"
Kylie Minogue "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi"

Sunday, 8 January 2017

SHOW #189 - "I heard Sinatra calling me through the floorboards, where you pay a quarter for a partnership in rhyme..."

Bangles "Walking Down Your Street"
Style Council "Big Boss Groove"



Joyce Sims "All & All"
Dollar "Videotheque"

Five Star "If I Say Yes"
Stray Cats "Rock This Town"

Belle and the Devotions "Love Games"
Judas Priest "United"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Stranglers "Thrown Away"



Level 42 "Tracie"
Double Trouble and the Rebel MC "Just Keep Rockin'"

Imagination "Looking At Midnight"
Queen "Friends Will Be Friends"

Depeche Mode "Behind The Wheel"
Julian Cope "Trampolene"



Trevor Walters "Love Me Tonight"
Poison "Nothin' But A Good Time"

Dr Hook "Better Love Next Time"
New Musik "This World Of Water"

Marillion "Sugar Mice"
Honey Bane "Turn Me On Turn Me Off"

DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL:
Love & Money "Strange Kind Of Love"



The Look "I Am The Beat"
Eurythmics "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)"

Big Country "East Of Eden"
Feargal Sharkey "You Little Thief"

Sunday, 1 January 2017

SHOW #188 - "If our love song could fly over mountains, could laugh at the ocean, just like the films..."

Motorhead "Ace Of Spades"
Specials "Rat Race"
Natalie Cole "Miss You Like Crazy"



The Whispers "It's A Love Thing"

David Bowie "Fashion"
David Bowie "Absolute Beginners"

Glenn Frey "Smugglers Blues"
Dio "Rock 'n' Roll Children"

Black "Wonderful Life"
Earth, Wind & Fire "Let's Groove"



Ultravox "We Came To Dance"
Leon Haywood "Don't Push It, Don't Force It"

Prince "Let's Go Crazy"
Prince "Sign O' The Times"



Trio "Da Da Da"
M/A/R/R/S "Pump Up The Volume"

Clannad "Theme From 'Harry's Game'"
The Beat "Whine And Grine"

Force MDs "Tender Love"
Michael McDonald "Sweet Freedom"

Dead Or Alive "In Too Deep"
Leonard Cohen "First We Take Manhattan"



Inspiral Carpets "Joe"
Colonel Abrams "Trapped"
Status Quo "Ol' Rag Blues"

George Michael "Faith"
Wham! "Bad Boys"

Emerson, Lake and Powell "Touch & Go"

This was a special edition, marking the passing of numerous performers and writers in 80s popular music during 2016, and was billed as Gone But Not Forgotten 80s.