Sunday, 20 June 2021

SHOW #419 - "He's an old ex-con that's been away, now he's back, no-one's safe..."

Kid Creole and the Coconuts "Stool Pigeon"
Red Box "Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)"

Donna Allen "Serious"
David Bowie "Underground"

Gary Numan "I Can't Stop"
BVSMP "I Need You"

Ultravox "All Stood Still"
Wet Wet Wet "Broke Away"

Stephanie Mills "Sweet Sensation"

Fresh 4 featuring Lizz E "Wishing On A Star"
Eddy Grant "Do You Feel My Love"

XTC "Don't Lose Your Temper"
Stevie Wonder "Do I Do"

Blondie "Island Of Lost Souls"
Def Leppard "Hysteria"

Big Country "Just A Shadow"
Paula Abdul "Forever Your Girl"

Shakin' Stevens "Hot Dog"
Maria Vidal "Body Rock"

China Crisis "King In A Catholic Style"
The Beat "Can't Get Used To Losing You"

REM "Pop Song 89"

Madness "Embarrassment"
Traveling Wilburys "End Of The Line"
Ramones "Baby I Love You"

All three artists, at the time these songs were released, were crediting themselves with nicknames.

Sunday, 13 June 2021

SHOW #418 - "You put your finger on the trigger and you shot my heart, and now I'm really going to burst your bubble..."

Dead Or Alive "In Too Deep"
Barry Manilow "Lonely Together"

Joyce Sims "Lifetime Love"
Nick Heyward "Warning Sign"

Eric B and Rakim "Follow The Leader"
A-Ha "The Blood That Moves The Body"

Sharon Brown "I Specialize In Love"
Dire Straits "Your Latest Trick"

Jim Capaldi "That's Love"

Gillan "Restless"
Liquid Gold "The Night, The Wine and The Roses"

Mick Jagger "Let's Work"
Wonder Stuff "It's Yer Money I'm After Baby"

Jason Donovan "Every Day (I Love You More)"
The Ruts "Staring At The Rude Boys"

Passions "I'm In Love With A German Film Star"
Paul Young "Tomb Of Memories"

Five Star "Somewhere Somebody"
New Order "Everything's Gone Green"

Carmel "Bad Day"
Aztec Camera "How Men Are"

Sly Fox "Stay True"

Arcadia "The Promise"
Sam Brown "This Feeling"
Paul McCartney "No More Lonely Nights"

All three tracks feature guitar solos by Dave Gilmour.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

SHOW #417 - "But when the music changed, the plan was re-arranged, he went to dance with someone else..."

Shannon "Let The Music Play"
Tone Lōc "On Fire"

Sydney Youngblood "If Only I Could"
Blancmange "What's Your Problem?"

Marillion "Hooks In You"
Gloria Gaynor "I Am What I Am"

Joe Jackson "It's Different For Girls"
Modern Romance "Walking In The Rain"

A Taste Of Honey "Sukiyaki"

Art of Noise featuring Max Headroom "Paranoimia"
New Musik "This World Of Water"

Al Jarreau "Trouble In Paradise"
Pop Will Eat Itself "Can U Dig It"

808 State "Pacific State"
Madness "Tomorrow's Just Another Day"

OMD "Forever Live And Die"
Gene Chandler "Does She Have A Friend"

Queen "Body Language"
The Fall "There's A Ghost In My House"

The Police "Synchronicity II"
Julia Fordham "Happy Ever After"

10,000 Maniacs "Like The Weather" 

U2 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Human League "Love Is All That Matters"
Housemartins "Caravan Of Love"

All three songs refer to a "highest mountain" in the lyrics.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

SHOW #416 - "So it's hard to find someone with that kind of intensity, you touched my hand, I played it cool, and you reached out your hand to me..."

Fleetwood Mac "Seven Wonders"
Sugarcubes "Deus"

Fiat Lux "Blue Emotion"
Toni Childs "Don't Walk Away"

ABC "Ocean Blue"
Barbara Pennington "On A Crowded Street"

Darling Buds "Let's Go Round There"
Skids "A Woman In Winter"

Blue Zoo "(I Just Can't) Forgive And Forget"
Barrington Levy "Here I Come"

Don Henley "Dirty Laundry"
Sandra "Maria Magdalena"

Stiff Little Fingers "Just Fade Away"
Working Week "Thought I'd Never See You Again"

Simply Red "I Won't Feel Bad"
Killing Joke "Birds Of A Feather"

Falco "The Sound Of Musik"
Waysted "Heaven Tonight"

Daryl Hall and John Oates "One On One"
It Bites "Kiss Like Judas"

Randy Crawford "Last Night At Danceland"
Jesus and Mary Chain "Head On"

Gene & Jim Are Into Shakes "Shake (How About A Sampling Gene?)"
Fashion "Eye Talk"

Billy Joel "Leningrad"
Bauhaus "Kick In The Eye"

Don McLean "Castles In The Air"
Chameleons "Swamp Thing"

This was a commemorative episode of Forgotten 80s, featuring 80s singles that didn't make the Top 40, to mark the show's eighth birthday.

Sunday, 23 May 2021

SHOW #415 - "As the years were rushing by, he would cut down on his age, he will tell his girl of how it used to be..."

Junior "Mama Used To Say"
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark "Hooked On Classics"

Art Of Noise featuring Duane Eddy "Peter Gunn"
Wedding Present "Kennedy"

Split Enz "I Got You"
Julia & Company "Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)"

Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians "What I Am"
The Cure "Lovesong"

Ray Parker Jr "The Other Woman"

Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation"
Nick Heyward "Love All Day"

Baltimora "Tarzan Boy"
Redhead Kingpin and the FBI "Do The Right Thing"

Gwen Guthrie "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent"
Bob Geldof "This Is The World Calling"

Lambrettas "Da-a-a-a-nce"
Womack and Womack "Love Wars"

Cliff Richard "She's So Beautiful"
ELO "I'm Alive"

Rainbow "Stone Cold"
Spandau Ballet "Round And Round"

The Truth "Weapons Of Love"

Soft Cell "Say Hello Wave Goodbye"
Change "Mutual Attraction"
Madonna "Causing A Commotion"

All three song titles contain the name of an artist's backing band.