This week's show is a 2-hour trip down my Memory Lane. I'll be playing a selection of genuine chart-busting mega hits, along with some less well known personal favourites, from the decade that just won't die (it's everywhere just now; from fashion, to music, to graphic design - if only it would make a comeback in fitba'*).
Expect to hear from the likes of Queen, Kraftwerk, Odyssey, The Pixies, Grace Jones, The Sugarcubes, Mel & Kim and as many more as I can squeeze in!
The Spotlight this week is on Prince/Symbol/The Artist. He may be a bit on the bonkers side of normal, but he strode like a miniature behemoth over the music scene of the 1980s and is one of the main reasons I love funk so. I'll be playing some of his best.
The Weird But Wonderful vote is between the top-selling songs of 1980 and 1989 (according to http://www.everyhit.com/chart4.html):
1. The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
Sting relives the angst of his teaching days. Perv. (Actually the song isn't autobiographical, my lawyers tell me, and was, in fact, inspired by Nabakov's novel 'Lolita'. Perv.)
2. Black Box - Ride On Time
Featuring a quality vocal from the uncredited Loleatta Holloway (who sings about her man being 'right on time'), this is probably the most famous example of 'Italo-House' ever.
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