Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A new flame has come

A new home and a new name. Come join me each Sunday evening from 7pm - listening details are on the radio station's website.

This blog will be updated no longer but will remain online. Thank you.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

That was then, this is now

Q The 80s has come to an end, following the decision by Bauer Media to discontinue Q Radio.

Thank you for reading this blog which, along with the Soundcloud page, will remain active, and especially thank you for listening to the programme. Hopefully it will re-emerge somewhere else soon.

Matthew
#qthe80s

Sunday, 28 April 2013

SHOW #138 - "And who gets to say, who gets to work and who gets to play..."

Donna Summer "Dinner With Gershwin"
Big Country "Where The Rose Is Sown'

Rolling Stones "Mixed Emotions"
Freeez "Pop Goes My Love"

Michael Jackson "Farewell My Summer Love"
Spandau Ballet "Through The Barricades"



Whitesnake "Give Me More Time"
Odyssey "Inside Out"

Malcolm McLaren "Buffalo Gals"
Stranglers "Always The Sun"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Snowy White "For You"



Madness "House Of Fun"
Loose Ends "Hangin' On A String"

Funk Master "It's Over"
Sandie Shaw "Hand In Glove"



Simple Minds "Sanctify Yourself"
Electribe 101 "Tell Me When The Fever Ended"

Prince "Little Red Corvette"
Flash And The Pan "Waiting For A Train"

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts "I Love Rock n Roll"
Lionel Richie "Stuck On You"



Communards "So Cold The Night"
Kool and the Gang "Take It To The Top"

Psychedelic Furs "Heaven"
Randy Crawford "You Might Need Somebody"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Balaam and the Angel "She Knows"




Human League "The Lebanon"
Mica Paris "Like Dreamers Do"

Lambrettas "Poison Ivy"
Transvision Vamp "Landslide Of Love"



Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
Evelyn Champagne King "Love Come Down"

King Kurt "Destination Zululand"
Eurythmics "Revival"

AC/DC "Let's Get It Up"
John Waite "Missing You"



Sade "When Am I Gonna Make A Living"
Ultravox "Hymn"

Bangles "Walking Down Your Street"
INXS "Never Tear Us Apart"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Orange Juice "Flesh Of My Flesh"



Stray Cats "Rock This Town"
Nick Heyward "Warning Sign"

RAH Band "Clouds Across The Moon"
Hall & Oates "Private Eyes"

Sunday, 21 April 2013

SHOW #137 - "Well I know what's right, I got just one life..."

Tears For Fears "Shout"
Kid Creole and the Coconuts "There's Something Wrong In Paradise"

Suzanne Vega "Marlene On The Wall"
Bon Jovi "Born To Me My Baby"

Los Lobos "La Bamba"
Natalie Cole "Miss You Like Crazy"



The Jam "A Town Called Malice"
Mystic Merlin "Just Can't Give You Up"

Tom Petty "I Won't Back Down"
OMD "Talking Loud And Clear"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Yarbrough & Peoples "Guilty"



A-Ha "Cry Wolf"
Bryan Adams "Somebody"

The Smiths "Sheila Take A Bow"
Kim Wilde "The Second Time"



Amazulu "Too Good To Be Forgotten"
Thin Lizzy "Chinatown"

Men Without Hats "Safety Dance"
Wedding Present "Kennedy"

Erasure "Sometimes"
Luther Vandross "So Amazing"



Matchbox "When You Ask About Love"
Linx "So This Is Romance"

And Why Not? "Restless Days (She Screams Out Loud)"
T'Pau "Heart And Soul"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Bill Pritchard "Tommy & Co"



ABC "The Night You Murdered Love"
Joyce Sims "Walk Away"

Howard Jones "New Song"
Ozzy Osbourne "Bark At The Moon"



Belinda Carlisle "Heaven Is A Place On Earth"
Hipsway "The Honeythief"

Narada Michael Walden "I Shoulda Loved Ya"
Fleetwood Mac "Oh Diane"

Hazel O'Connor "D-Days"
Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald "On My Own"



Queen "Play The Game"
George Benson "Lady Love Me (One More Time)"

The Beat "Hands Off…She's Mine"
Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush "Don't Give Up"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Toy Dolls "She Goes To Finos"



Pat Benatar "We Belong"
Monie Love "Grandpa's Party"

Whispers "It's A Love Thing"
Soft Cell "Torch"

Sunday, 14 April 2013

SHOW #136 - "A metropolitan marathon has been held today..."

Pet Shop Boys "Heart"
Joan Armatrading "Drop The Pilot"

Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin "Walking On Sunshine"
Gary Moore "Friday On My Mind"

Undertones "It's Going To Happen!"
Stevie Wonder "Lately"



Depeche Mode "Everything Counts"
Patrice Rushen "I Was Tired Of Being Alone"

Haircut 100 "Love Plus One"
Madness "Yesterday's Men"

THE HARDER I TRY:
John Parr "Naughty Naughty"



Crown Heights Affair "You Give Me Love"
The Cure "Catch"

Aswad "Give A Little Love"
Timbuk 3 "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"



Fairground Attraction "Perfect"
Gap Band "Humpin'"

Beach Boys "Kokomo"
Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning"

Duran Duran "Girls On Film"
Janet Jackson "Let's Wait Awhile"



Boomtown Rats "Banana Republic"
Londonbeat "9AM (The Comfort Zone)"

Madonna "Holiday"
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions "Brand New Friend"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Techno Twins "Falling In Love Again"



The Damned "Gigolo"
Lipps Inc "Funky Town"

David Bowie "Fashion"
Gun "Better Days"



Dexys Midnight Runners "Jackie Wilson Said"
Belle and the Devotions "Love Games"

Wonder Stuff "Who Wants To Be The Disco King"
Elkie Brooks "Fool If You Think It's Over"

Pretenders "Brass In Pocket"
Paul McCartney "Spies Like Us"



Four Tops "Don't Walk Away"
King "Alone Without You"

Morrissey "Suedehead"
Ultravox "Vienna"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Matthew Wilder "The Kid's American"



Motorhead "Ace Of Spades"
Belle Stars "Iko Iko"

Eric B & Rakim "I Know You Got Soul"
Rod Stewart "Young Turks"

Sunday, 7 April 2013

SHOW #135 - "When you see the shadows falling, when you hear that cold wind calling..."

Robert Palmer "Addicted To Love"
Tracie "The House That Jack Built"

Echo and the Bunnymen "The Back Of Love"
Steve Winwood "Valerie"

Orange Juice "Rip It Up"
Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only"



Terence Trent D'Arby "Dance Little Sister"
Red Box "For America"

Nick Kamen "Tell Me"
Propaganda "Duel"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Asia "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes"



Grace Jones "Slave To The Rhythm"
Jesus and Mary Chain "Sidewalking"

Eurythmics "Love Is A Stranger"
Godley & Creme "Wedding Bells"



Falco "Rock Me Amadeus"
Primitives "Sick Of It"

New Order "State Of The Nation"
Slade "Lock Up Your Daughters"

Spandau Ballet "Instinction"
Martika "Toy Soldiers"



Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler "Back To Life"
Bon Jovi "Lay Your Hands On Me"

Adam Ant "Friend Or Foe"
Heart "Alone"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY
:
Comsat Angels "Independence Day"



Irene Cara "Flashdance (What A Feeling)"
Hothouse Flowers "Don't Go"

Saxon "And The Bands Played On"
UB40 "My Way Of Thinking"



Deacon Blue "Real Gone Kid"
Gary Numan "We Take Mystery (To Bed)"

Prince "Alphabet Street"
Erasure "Ship Of Fools"

Status Quo "Something About You Baby I Like"
Musical Youth "Never Gonna Give You Up"



Style Council "Speak Like A Child"
Tanita Tikaram "Good Tradition"

Redhead Kingpin and the FBI "Do The Right Thing"
George Michael "A Different Corner"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Total Contrast "Hit And Run"



ELO "Hold On Tight"
Tracey Ullman "My Guy's Mad At Me"

Yello "The Race"
U2 "New Year's Day"

Sunday, 31 March 2013

SHOW #134 - "It was easy to be angry at you, deep inside I know we share the pain..."

Queen "A Kind Of Magic"
John Foxx "Burning Car"

Kool and the Gang "Joanna"
Kate Bush "Breathing"

Madness "Cardiac Arrest"
Alison Moyet "Love Letters"



Specials "Do Nothing"
Pat Benatar "Love Is A Battlefield"

Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakey "Together In Electric Dreams"
Beautiful South "Song For Whoever"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Pebbles "Mercedes Boy"



AC/DC "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)"
Club Nouveau "Lean On Me"

Beatmasters featuring Betty Boo "Hey DJ (I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playing)"
Dexys Midnight Runners "Let's Get This Straight (From The Start)"



Billy Joel "The Longest Time"
Donna Allen "Joy And Pain"

Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy"
Wet Wet Wet "Wishing I Was Lucky"

Dio "Rock N Roll Children"
Michael Jackson "She's Out Of My Life"



Paul Young "Everything Must Change"
Creatures "Mad Eyed Screamer"

The Smiths "Shakespeare's Sister"
Living In A Box "Room In Your Heart"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Triumph "I Live For The Weekend"



Bruce Springsteen "Dancing In The Dark"
Johnny Hates Jazz "Shattered Dreams"

Joyce Sims "Lifetime Love"
Split Enz "I Got You"



Men At Work "Down Under"
Bonnie Tyler "Holding Out For A Hero"

Tears For Fears "Mad World"
Phil Fearon "I Can Prove It"

Polecats "Rockabilly Guy"
John Lennon "Woman"



Bangles "Manic Monday"
The Jam "The Dreams Of Children"

Police "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
Madonna "Live To Tell"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Bourgeois Tagg "Waiting For The Worm To Turn"



Robert Wyatt "Shipbuilding"
Iron Maiden "Ices High"

Tina Turner "I Don't Wanna Lose You"
Big Country "Wonderland"

Sunday, 24 March 2013

SHOW #133 - "I'm looking for anonymous and fleeting satisfaction..."

Pointer Sisters "Automatic"
Roy Orbison "She's A Mystery To Me"

Howard Jones "Pearl In The Shell"
Genesis "Turn It On Again"

Belinda Carlisle "Leave A Light On"
The Cars "Drive"



Tone Loc "Funky Cold Medina"
A Flock Of Seagulls "Transfer Affection"

Carey Johnson "Real Fashion Reggae Style"
Simple Minds "All The Things She Said"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Mary Jane Girls "In My House"



Billy Idol "White Wedding"
Sharon Redd "In The Name Of Love"

Level 42 "The Sun Goes Down"
INXS "Mystify"



Meat Loaf "Dead Ringer For Love"
Hall & Oates "Family Man"

Icehouse "Crazy"
Adeva "Respect"

David Bowie "Blue Jean"
Bananarama "Trick Of The Night"



Sly Fox "Let's Go All The Way"
Gillan "Mutually Assured Destruction"

Elvis Costello "Veronica"
Soft Cell "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Bette Bright "Hello I Am Your Heart"



A Tribe of Toffs "John Kettley (Is A Weatherman)"
Siouxsie and the Banshees "Happy House"

Simply Red "Holding Back The Years"
Eighth Wonder "I'm Not Scared"



Luther Vandross "Never Too Much"
PiL "This Is Not A Love Song"

OMD "Joan Of Arc"
Randy Crawford "Almaz"

The Mission "Wasteland"
Central Line "Nature Boy"



Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong"
D Train "You're The One For Me"

Survivor "Burning Heart"
Nik Kershaw "Human Racing"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Mobiles "Amour Amour"



Ramones "Baby I Love You"
Neneh Cherry "Kisses On The Wind"

The Cult "Lil' Devil"
Nick Heyward "Take That Situation"

Sunday, 17 March 2013

SHOW #132 - "Summer's day as she passed away, birds were singing in the summer sky..."

Teardrop Explodes "Reward"
Bee Gees "Spirits Having Flown"

Sydney Youngblood "If Only I Could"
Kiss "Lick It Up"

Curiosity Killed The Cat "Name And Number"
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson "I Know Him So Well"



Spandau Ballet "Highly Strung"
New Model Army "Vagabonds"

Gwen Guthrie "Outside In The Rain"
Depeche Mode "Blasphemous Rumours"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Timex Social Club "Mixed Up World"



The Specials "Too Much Too Young"
Judas Priest "Breaking The Law"

Fleetwood Mac "Everywhere"
ELO "All Over The World"



Whitney Houston "So Emotional"
The Cure "The Caterpillar"

Abba "Super Trouper"
Paul Hardcastle "Just For Money"

Bangles "Walk Like An Egyptian"
Matt Bianco "Half A Minute"



The Smiths "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"
Kim Wilde "Rage To Love"

Inner City "Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin'"
Style Council "Long Hot Summer"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY
:
TS Monk "Bon Bon Vie"



Status Quo "What You're Proposing"
Carmel "More More More"

Blow Monkeys "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way"
Maxi Priest "Some Guys Have All The Luck"



Gary Moore & Phil Lynott "Out In The Fields"
Alexander O'Neal "Fake"

Japan "Quiet Life"
Pasadenas "Tribute (Right On)"

U2 "Pride (In The Name Of Love)"
Kate Bush "This Woman's Work"



Dire Straits "So Far Away"
Animal Nightlife "Love Is Just The Great Pretender"

Toyah "I Want To Be Free"
Roxy Music "Oh Yeah (On The Radio)"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Darling Buds "You've Got To Choose"



Tracy Chapman "Fast Car"
Poison "Your Mama Don't Dance"

Dead Or Alive "In Too Deep"
Shalamar "There It Is"

Sunday, 10 March 2013

SHOW #131 - "Oh sir, I'm terribly sorry, I can't put you through to President Carter..."

David Bowie "Modern Love"
Alyson Williams featuring Nikki D "My Love Is So Raw"

UB40 "Rat In Mi Kitchen"
Happy Mondays "Hallelujah"

Amii Stewart "Friends"
Then Jerico "The Motive (Living Without You)"



Pet Shop Boys "Domino Dancing"
Stevie Wonder "I Ain't Gonna Stand For It"

Housemartins "Happy Hour"
Donna Summer "State Of Independence"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Gregory Abbott "I Got The Feeling (It's Over)"



Alison Moyet "Love Resurrection"
Def Leppard "Hysteria"

All About Eve "Martha's Harbour"
Prince "Partyman"



Madness "Wings Of A Dove"
Saxon "747 (Strangers In The Night)"

Krush "House Arrest"
Landscape "Einstein-A-Go-Go"

Heatwave "Jitterbuggin'"
Waterboys "Fisherman's Blues"



Steve Arrington "Feel So Real"
New Muzik "Sanctuary"

Yazz and the Plastic Population "The Only Way Is Up"
Marillion "Lavender"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Perfect Day "Liberty Town"



Vapors "Turning Japanese"
Midnight Star "Midas Touch"

ABC "The Look Of Love"
Sade "Smooth Operator"



Simple Minds "Waterfront"
Brothers Johnson "Stomp"

Mari Wilson "Just What I Always Wanted"
Bruce Springsteen "Spare Parts"

Imagination "Flashback"
Culture Club "Victims"



The Damned "The Shadow Of Love"
Pointer Sisters "I Need You"

Eddy Grant "Do You Feel My Love"
Squeeze "Labelled With Love"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Blue Rondo A La Turk "Klacto Vee Sedstein"



Kool and the Gang "Get Down On It"
Rainbow "I Surrender"

Human League "Mirror Man"
Ashford & Simpson "Solid"

Sunday, 3 March 2013

SHOW #130 - "You and your false security, tear up my life, condemning me..."

Duran Duran "Rio"
Rosie Vela "Magic Smile"

Modern Romance "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey"
Elvis Costello & the Attractions "Everyday I Write The Book"

Gap Band "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)"
Suzanne Vega "Luka"



Billy Idol "Hot In The City"
Shakatak "Night Birds"

AC/DC "Shake Your Foundations"
Dexys Midnight Runners "Because Of You"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Boy Meets Girl "Bring On The Moon"



Sam Brown "Can I Get A Witness"
Jesus and Mary Chain "Happy When It Rains"

Bronski Beat "Why?"
Whispers "And The Beat Goes On"



Yes "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Aretha Franklin "Who's Zoomin' Who"

Billy Joel "We Didn't Start The Fire"
Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Watching The Wildlife"

Madonna "Borderline"
Stranglers "All Day And All Of The Night"



Stone Roses "Fools Gold"
Eurythmics "Sex Crime (1984)"

The The "Heartland"
Cameo "She's Strange"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Phase II "Reachin'"



Lloyd Cole and the Commotions "Lost Weekend"
Luther Vandross "Give Me The Reason"

H20 "Just Outside Of Heaven"
Stacy Lattisaw "Jump To The Beat"



Stan Ridgway "Camouflage"
Tracey Ullman "Sunglasses"

Yazoo "Don't Go"
The Cure "Lovesong"

Gilbert O'Sullivan "What's In A Kiss"
D-Mob featuring Gary Haisman "We Call It Acieed"



Fun Boy Three "Summertime"
Janet Jackson "What Have You Done For Me Lately"

Kissing The Pink "The Last Film"
Bangles "Eternal Flame"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts "Crimson And Clover"



Adam Ant "Apollo 9"
Sybil "Don't Make Me Over"

Tears For Fears "Head Over Heels"
Ruby Turner featuring Jonathan Butler "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)"

Sunday, 24 February 2013

SHOW #129 - "You were left on the doorstep of the social security..."

Glenn Frey "The Heat Is On"
Blue Zoo "Cry Boy Cry"

Julia Fordham "Happy Ever After"
Europe "Superstitious"

Bob Marley "Buffalo Soldier"
Mr Mister "Broken Wings"



Michael Jackson "Bad"
Ultravox "Love's Great Adventure"

Jody Watley "Looking For A New Love"
Echo and the Bunnymen "Silver"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Jane Wiedlin "Inside A Dream"



Status Quo "In The Army Now"
Jimmy Ruffin "Hold On To My Love"

Spandau Ballet "Lifeline"
Rah Band "Falcon"



Level 42 "To Be With You Again"
S'Express "Hey Music Lover"

George Michael "Faith"
Big Sound Authority "This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)"

W.A.S.P. "The Real Me"
Tanita Tikaram "Twist In My Sobriety"



Secret Affair "My World"
Earth, Wind & Fire "Let's Groove"

Rod Stewart "Baby Jane"
Madness "One Better Day"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY
:
Gary U.S. Bonds "This Little Girl"



Stephen Tintin Duffy "Icing On The Cake"
Wee Papa Girl Rappers "Wee Rule"

David Grant "Stop And Go"
Bananarama "Cruel Summer"



Blondie "Atomic"
Junior "Too Late"

Roxy Music "Take A Chance With Me"
Iron Maiden "The Clairvoyant"

Pet Shop Boys "Suburbia"
Diana Ross "My Old Piano"



Jan Hammer "Crocketts Theme"
Primitives "Crash"

Joe Jackson "Steppin' Out"
A-Ha "The Blood That Moves The Body"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Styx "The Best Of Times"



Thompson Twins "We Are Detective"
Christopher Cross "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

BB & Q Band "Dreamer"
Bad Manners "Walking In The Sunshine"

Sunday, 17 February 2013

SHOW #128 - "Food goes to waste, so nice to eat, so nice to taste..."

Survivor "Eye Of The Tiger"
Karyn White "Secret Rendezvous"

Proclaimers "Letter From America"
Visage "Mind Of A Toy"

Change "Let's Go Together"
U2 "All I Want Is You"



Bon Jovi "Bad Medicine"
Hue & Cry "Violently"

Paula Abdul "Straight Up"
Haircut 100 "Nobody's Fool"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Robin Beck "Save Up All Your Tears"



Billy Joel "Tell Her About It"
New Order "Touched By The Hand Of God"

Pointer Sisters "Dare Me"
The Alarm "68 Guns"


Erasure "A Little Respect"
Kate Bush "Army Dreamers"

Inner City "Big Fun"
The Beat "Mirror In The Bathroom"

Soft Cell "Tainted Love"
AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long"



Prefab Sprout "The King Of Rock 'n' Roll"
SOS Band "Just Be Good To Me"

JoBoxers "Boxerbeat"
Freddie Jackson "Rock Me Tonight"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Donald Byrd "Love Has Come Around"



Blow Monkeys "Digging Your Scene"
Toyah "Rebel Run"

Rodney Franklin "The Groove"
Boomtown Rats "Elephant's Graveyard"



Tears For Fears "Sowing The Seeds Of Love"
Westworld "Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Boo"

Motorhead "Iron Fist"
Dusty Springfield "In Private"

The Smiths "Panic"
Wet Wet Wet "Angel Eyes"



Olivia Newton John "Physical"
Fine Young Cannibals "Johnny Come Home"

Human League "Keep Feeling Fascination"
Whitesnake "Don't Break My Heart Again"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Maisonettes "Where I Stand"



Beautiful South "I'll Sail This Ship Alone"
Cashflow "Mine All Mine"

Darts "Let's Hang On"
T'Pau "Secret Garden"

Sunday, 10 February 2013

SHOW #127 - "Deserts dry don't you know, without the water no river flows..."

Rufus & Chaka Khan "Ain't Nobody"
Foreigner "That Was Yesterday"

Blancmange "Waves"
Prince "Sign O' The Times"

Magnum "Days Of No Trust"
Altered Images "Don't Talk To Me About Love"



PiL "Flowers Of Romance"
Glen Goldsmith "Dreaming"

Kirsty MacColl "There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis"
Aztec Camera "How Men Are"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Colour Field "Castles In The Air"



Whitney Houston "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
Men At Work "Overkill"

Fuzzbox "Love Is The Slug"
Jellybean featuring Steven Dante "The Real Thing"



Nik Kershaw "Wouldn't It Be Good"
Two Men, A Drum Machine and a Trumpet "Tired Of Getting Pushed Around"

Style Council "It Didn't Matter"
Iron Maiden "Wrathchild"

Jocelyn Brown "Somebody Else's Guy"
The Police "Synchronicity II"



Hall & Oates "Kiss On My List"
Primitives "Way Behind Me"

UB40 "One In Ten"
Hazel O'Connor "Will You"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY
:
Arnie's Love "I'm Out Of Your Life"



Feargal Sharkey "You Little Thief"
Living In A Box "Blow The House Down"

Aurra "You And Me Tonight"
The Cure "Why Can't I Be You"



Lionel Richie "All Night Long (All Night)"
A-Ha "Touchy!"

Malcolm McLaren and the Bootzilla Orchestra "Something's Jumpin' In Your Shirt"
Anita Baker "Sweet Love"

John Lennon "Watching The Wheels"
Herb Alpert "Diamonds"



Rainmakers "Let My People Go-Go"
Heart "Nothin' At All"

Duran Duran "My Own Way"
Bruce Springsteen "I'm On Fire"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Swansway "Illuminations"



Crowded House "Don't Dream It's Over"
Eric Clapton "Behind The Mask"

Depeche Mode "See You"
Al Jarreau "Moonlighting Theme"

Sunday, 3 February 2013

SHOW #126 - "You are my destiny, I just can't let go baby, can't you see..."

OMD "Tesla Girls"
Sheila E "The Belle Of St Mark"

The Jam "The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)"
Manhattan Transfer "Spice Of Life"

Simple Minds "Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)"
Gary Moore "Wild Frontier"



Bobby Brown "Every Little Step"
Abba "Under Attack"

New Model Army "No Rest"
Eurythmics "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)"

THE HARDER I TRY:
The Look "Feeding Time"



Fine Young Cannibals "She Drives Me Crazy"
Maxi Priest "Strollin' On"

Pretenders "I Go To Sleep"
Roachford "Cuddly Toy"



Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield "People Hold On"
Roxy Music "Avalon"

Psychedelic Furs "Pretty In Pink"
Fat Larry's Band "Zoom"

Ultravox "The Thin Wall"
Alyson Williams "I Need Your Lovin'"



Kim Wilde "Hey Mister Heartache"
Piranhas "Tom Hark"

Kool and the Gang "Funky Stuff"
Queen "Who Wants To Live Forever"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
Phillip Jap "Save Us"



King "Love And Pride"
AC/DC "Guns For Hire"

Sheena Easton "Modern Girl"
Stranglers "No Mercy"



Pet Shop Boys "Always On My Mind"
David Essex "Me And My Girl, Nightclubbing"

Regents "7Teen"
Madonna "Cherish"

Big Country "Peace In Our Time"
Belinda Carlisle "Circle In The Sand"



Specials "Ghost Town"
Christians "Born Again"

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five "The Message"
Leo Sayer "Heart (Stop Beating In Time)"

THE HARDER I TRY
:
Dream Academy "Love Parade"



Alison Moyet "All Cried Out"
Ian Dury and the Blockheads "I Want To Be Straight"

Status Quo "Don't Drive My Car"
Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians "What I Am"

Sunday, 27 January 2013

SHOW #125 - "Testing testing, one two - in the place to be..."

Aerosmith "Love In An Elevator"
David Christie "Saddle Up"

Yazoo "The Other Side Of Love"
The Mission "Severina"

Jermaine Stewart "We Don't Have To … "
Human League "Louise"



Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Shakatak "Streetwalkin'"

The Ruts "Staring At The Rude Boys"
Deacon Blue "Dignity"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Hollywood Beyond "No More Tears"



Rush "Countdown"
Donna Summer "She Works Hard For The Money"

Madness "My Girl"
Thompson Twins "Don't Mess With Doctor Dream"



Amazulu "Excitable"
Julian Cope "Trampolene"

Housemartins "Think For A Minute"
Janet Jackson "Miss You Much"

Pasadenas "Riding On A Train"
Duran Duran "Do You Believe In Shame"



Don Henley "The Boys Of Summer"
Depeche Mode "People Are People"

Stock, Aitken & Waterman "Packjammed"
Twisted Sister "The Kids Are Back"

THE NOBODY'S DIARY:
One The Juggler "Passion Killer"



Eddy Grant "I Don't Wanna Dance"
Mantronix "Who Is It"

Marillion "Hooks In You"
Pinkees "Danger Games"



Talk Talk "Life's What You Make It"
Voice Of The Beehive "I Say Nothing"

Wang Chung "Dance Hall Days"
Elbow Bones and the Racketeers "A Night In New York"

ABC "When Smokey Sings"
Goodbye Mr MacKenzie "The Rattler"



The Smiths "Girlfriend In A Coma"
The Limit "Say Yeah"

U2 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Shalamar "Disappearing Act"

THE HARDER I TRY:
Nu Shooz "Point Of No Return"



Dire Straits "Your Latest Trick"
Full Force "Alice I Want You Just For Me"

Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime"
Bow Wow Wow "Go Wild In The Country"