Sunday, 24 October 2021

SHOW #437 - "A room at the top where we're not allowed, cheer to the echo, can you hear the sound..."

Madness "Wings Of A Dove"
Dave Edmunds "Singin' The Blues"



Asia "Don't Cry"
Scritti Politti "The Word Girl"

Carmel "More More More"
Hue & Cry "Violently"

Gwen Guthrie "Good To Go Lover"
Japan "Ghosts"

CALLING AMERICA:
Kim Carnes "Mistaken Identity"



The Beloved "The Sun Rising"
Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson "Get It"

Sabrina "All Of Me"
Tom Robinson "Listen To The Radio: Atmospherics"

Status Quo "What You're Proposing"
Sharpe & Numan "Change Your Mind"



Level 42 "Children Say"
Roy Orbison "She’s A Mystery To Me"

ELO "Twilight"
Marc Almond "Bitter Sweet"

Trans X "Living On Video"
Billy Bragg "She's Leaving Home"

CALLING AMERICA
:
Giant Steps "Another Lover" 



LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE:
Talk Talk "Mirror Man"
Our Daughter's Wedding "Lawnchairs"
Duran Duran "The Chauffeur"

All three tracks were produced by Colin Thurston.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

SHOW #436 - "Promises me I'm as safe as houses, as long as I remember who's wearing the trousers..."

Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
Julio Iglesias "Quiereme Mucho (Yours)"



Kim Wilde and Junior "Another Step (Closer To You)"
Visage "Mind Of A Toy"

Yazz "Stand Up For Your Love Rights"
Whitesnake "Don't Break My Heart Again"

Rainmakers "Let My People Go-Go"
Philip Bailey "Walking On The Chinese Wall"

CALLING AMERICA:
Jackson Browne "Somebody's Baby" 



Classix Nouveaux "Is It A Dream"
Sinitta "I Don't Believe In Miracles"

Alvin Stardust "I Won't Run Away"
New Order "Shellshock"

Johnny Hates Jazz "Heart Of Gold"
Freddie Mercury "Love Kills"



Elvis Costello and the Attractions "High Fidelity"
OMD "So In Love"

Big Country "Where The Rose Is Sown"
Wilton Felder "Inherit The Wind"

Cocteau Twins "Pearly-Dewdrops Drops"
Nik Kershaw "Human Racing"

CALLING AMERICA
:
Wa Wa Nee "Sugar Free" 



LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE:
Split Enz "Six Months In A Leaky Boat"
Blancmange "Lose Your Love"
Pet Shop Boys "I'm Not Scared"

All three acts have a lead singer called Neil.

Sunday, 10 October 2021

SHOW #435 - "Suddenly it struck me very clear, suddenly it struck me very clean..."

Teardrop Explodes "Reward"
Atlantic Starr "Always"



Stranglers "No Mercy"
Shakespears Sister "You're History"

Paul McCartney "Coming Up"
Furniture "Brilliant Mind"

Malcolm McLaren "Double Dutch"
Pretenders "I Go To Sleep"

CALLING AMERICA:
Donna Summer "There Goes My Baby"



Shakin’ Stevens "A Love Worth Waiting For"
Mica Paris "Like Dreamers Do"

Lambrettas "Poison Ivy"
Billy Idol "Don't Need A Gun"

Guns 'n' Roses "Nightrain"
Ultravox "The Voice"



Siouxsie and the Banshees "Cities In Dust"
Black Slate "Amigo"

Undertones "Wednesday Week"
Glenn and Chris "Diamond Lights"

Samantha Fox "Love House"
Howard Jones "Hide And Seek"

CALLING AMERICA:
Power Station "Communication" 



LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE:
Was (Not Was) "Where Did Your Heart Go?"
Prefab Sprout "Don't Sing"
Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind"

All three songs refer to Mexico in the lyrics.

Sunday, 3 October 2021

SHOW #434 - "I've been here before, there is no why, no need to try..."

Tears For Fears "Pale Shelter"
Nolans "Don't Love Me Too Hard"



Dazz Band "Let It All Blow"
Jona Lewie "You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties"

U2 "Fire"
Gap Band "Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)"

Then Jerico "The Motive (Living Without You)"
Genesis "Mama"

CALLING AMERICA:
Kenny Loggins "I'm Alright" 




UB40 "King"
ABC "The Night You Murdered Love"

Unique "What I Got Is What You Need"
Status Quo "Dear John"

Motorhead featuring Girlschool "Please Don't Touch"
Levert "Casanova"



Elvis Costello "New Amsterdam"
Bucks Fizz "Piece Of The Action"

Smiley Culture "Police Officer"
Its Immaterial "Driving Away From Home"

Heaven 17 "Come Live With Me"
Alyson Williams "I Need Your Lovin'"

CALLING AMERICA:
The Alarm "Sold Me Down The River"




LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE:
Mike Oldfield "To France"
Roachford "Kathleen"
Fleetwood Mac "Gypsy"

All three artists released a single in the 80s called Family Man.

Sunday, 26 September 2021

SHOW #433 - "You'd better live in love, in luxury and sunlight, and don't be dining out on foolish dreams every night..."

Mel & Kim "Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)"
John Lennon "Borrowed Time"



Madness "Cardiac Arrest"
Belinda Carlisle "La Luna"

Herb Alpert featuring Janet Jackson "Diamonds"
Style Council "A Solid Bond In Your Heart"

Five Star "Another Weekend"
Marillion "Lavender"

CALLING AMERICA:
Michael Sembello "Automatic Man" 




Alphaville "Big In Japan"
Gladys Knight and the Pips "Taste Of Bitter Love"

The Beat "Doors Of Your Heart"
Luther Vandross "She Won't Talk To Me"

Echo and the Bunnymen "The Killing Moon"
S Express "Hey Music Lover"



Billy Ocean "Loverboy"
Department S "Is Vic There"

Hazell Dean "Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)"
Whitesnake "Give Me More Time"

Spandau Ballet "The Freeze"
Natalie Cole "Miss You Like Crazy"

CALLING AMERICA
:
Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes" 



LAST ORDERS SEQUENCE
:
Adam Ant "Strip"
Frida "I Know There's Something Going On"
Eric Clapton and Tina Turner "Tearing Us Apart"

All three tracks were produced by Phil Collins.