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JOY celebrated 40 years of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with an afternoon of Mardi Gras classics, all the way from 1978 to today.

Michael and John took you on a journey through time with one song for each of the years since the very first Mardi Gras in 1978.

The first decade: 1978 – 1987

1978: Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife (Real Rapino 7″ Mix)

1979: ABBA – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

1980: Diana Ross – Upside Down

1981: Soft Cell – Tainted Love

1982: Human League – Don’t You Want Me

1983: Prince – 1999

1984: Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy

1985: Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

1986: The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way

1987: Bananarama – Love In The First Degree


About the author: Michael


Liking the music you hear on JOY for your workday? You've got Michael to thank for it. He's the Music Director, and in charge of Melbourne's most uplifting music mix.
Plus he's the man behind the CBAA Award winning babblePOP! (Best New Music Show 2015) and the executive producer of the JOYEurovision team.

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