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Miss you Much by Janet Jackson. The lead single from Jackson’s fourth studio album, Rhythm Nation 1814, from 1989. The song spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest-running American number one of 1989.

Voo Doo by Rachel Sweet. This is her penultimate single, released in 1982. She’s an American who started at the age of 6 singing on commercials and then touring with the likes of Mickey Rooney and at age 12 Bill Cosby. She sang country first, then switched to rock and roll in her late teens. She retired the first time in 1982 after this album, Blame it on Love, but went back to music after finishing a uni degree.

The Main Event by Barbra Streisand. Soundtrack song from the 1979 film starring Streisand herself and Ryan O’Neill.  Betty asked if I’d play a Babs song so here it is.

Elephant Box by Ingrid Chavez.  Ingrid is Mexican American and grew up in Marietta, Georgia, outside Atlanta.

Vogue by Madonna.  Request.

Strut by Sheena Easton.  Request.

*Glad I’m not a Kennedy by Shona Laing.  Request.

This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush.  Request.

Two of Hearts by Stacy Q.  Born Stacey Swain in California this is her best known hit.  Released in 1986 from her debut album Better Than Heaven.

Aussie women for Intl Women’s Day

*Hot Minutes by Renee Geyer and the Ideals. Live recording from 1980, her lone excursion into hard rock.

*Ordinary Man by Collette Roberts. From her 1989 debut album, Raze the Roof. Kiwi-born Aussie artist not to be confused with the American DJ Colette.

*Substitute by Peaches.   Sydney girl band scored this hit in 1978.  It is a cover of a tune by Clout.

*I love how you Love Me by Teen Queens.  1992 release from this Australian girl group made up of singer/actresses Kellie Hoggart, Liza Witt, and Roxanne Clark. All three formed the group in 1990 with the intention of getting a TV program off the ground about a girl group in 1960s Sydney. But when the pilot was turned down the trio decided to make the group a reality, which would pay off in 1992 when their remake of “Be My Baby” became a #6 hit on the ARIA chart. Their album Get Happy! was released in November 1992 and charted at #36.  They broke up in 1993.

*Koori Woman by Tiddas.  From their 1991 EP, Inside my Kitchen. I wanted the title track but it is nowhere to be found at the moment.

*Party Jam by Danni Minogue.  First track on her self-titled debut album from 1990. It was also the name of the album for the Japanese market.

I want you Back by Sherry Kean. A Canadian pop and country singer, who had a Canadian Top 40 hit in 1984 with this, her debut single.  She has since retired.

I spent my last $10 by 2 Nice Girls:  lesbian rock band from Austin, TX.  This is from their first album, 1989’s Two Nice Girls.

Gloria by Laura Brannigan. Request.

Across the Lines by Tracy Chapman.  Request.

Venus as a Boy by Bjork. Second single from her 1993 debut solo album, called Debut.

The Clapping Song by The Belle Stars. An all female British pop/rock band, founded in London in 1980 by former members of the 2 Tone ska revival band, The Bodysnatchers. This is a 1982 cover of an American track from 1965.

 

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