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Dance this mess around by B52s:  off album The B-52s, 1979.

Come On Get Happy by The Partridge Family. For Suzanne Crough, Tracy, who died this week of unknown causes. She was just 52.

Hit the North by The Fall. 1987 non-album single.  These guys, from Manchester in the UK, are unbelievably prolific.  Nearly a record a year since 1978 plus dozens of live albums, EPs and non-album singles. The only consistent member is Mark E. Smith plus a constant rotation of musicians…he’s said, ‘if it’s me and your granny on bongos then it’s The Fall.’

If it Isn’t Her by Ani DiFranco.  Angela Marie Difranco was born in Buffalo, NY, on September 23, 1970.  This is from 1992’s Imperfectly, her 3rd studio album in as many years…and is one of several anthems to bisexuality DiFranco has released.

Master of Puppets by Metallica. Title track from their third studio album, which came out in 1986.

All Cried Out by Allison Moyet.    written by Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain for her debut studio album Alf (1984). Released as the album’s second single in fall of that year, the track peaked within the top ten on both the Irish and the UK Singles Chart, also reaching the top twenty in Switzerland.

How Could You Do it to Me by Regina Belle.  Request.

*Jukebox in Siberia by Skyhooks. Request

Pulling Mussels from the Shell by Squeeze. Request.

About a girl by Nirvana. Originally from their 1989 debut, Bleach, but this is the 1994 MTV unplugged version, released after Cobain’s death as the first single from the album.

Aussies: from Australian Geographic’s list of top 10 Australian songs – these are the 6 I haven’t played yet this year.

*Working class man by Jimmy Barnes. 1985 title track from his second solo album after leaving Chisel…though the album was a self-titled one in the US where David Geffen tried to get Americans interested…they weren’t.  It was a no. 1 record here though.

*True Blue by John Williamson.  Perhaps not as much fun as his earlier track, The Vasectomy Song, or as political as a much later duet with Beccy Cole in support of same-sex marriage…but probably one of his best known. I have found 3 different dates for its production, 1981, 1984 and 1986…with the last being the most frequently mentioned.  Perhaps it was released a number of times?

*Down Under by Men at Work.  From their debut album Business as Usual (1981). The song went to #1 on American, British, Swiss, Danish, Irish, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian charts.  Of course, more recently it’s been in the news for having plagiarised the tune from Kookaburra – I still don’t really hear it but it’s in the flute solo.

*Khe Sanh by Cold Chisel: Originally named Orange, the band was formed in Adelaide in 1973 as a heavy metal act covering songs by Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.  Seventeen-year-old singer Jimmy Barnes – known throughout his time with the band as Jim Barnes — joined in December ’73, taking leave from the band in 1975 for a brief stint as Bon Scott’s replacement in Fraternity. The group changed its name several times before settling on Cold Chisel in 1974.  Aus pulled out of VN in 1972, when Barnes was 16

*Great Southern Land by Icehouse.  Single released in August 1982, before the album Primitive Man. Peaking at number five on the Australian Singles Chart,  it was later featured in the 1988 Yahoo Serious film Young Einstein.

*You’re the voice by John Farnham.  Written by Andy Qunta, Keith Reid, Maggie Ryder and Chris Thompson for John Farnham, which he recorded for his sixteenth album Whispering Jack released in 1986. The song was awarded the 1987 Aria Award for “Single of the Year”. It also topped the singles chart here for many weeks and was one of Farnham’s biggest international successes, reaching the top 10 in many European countries, although in the US it performed relatively poorly.

Summer in Berlin by Alphaville.  Second track on their 1984 debut album, Forever Young, which also contains their two big hits, Big in Japan and of course the title track.

Can’t be Sure by Sundays. This is their 1989 debut single, which came out a year before the album on which it is featured, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

Teen age riot by Sonic Youth. First song from their fifth studio album, Daydream Nation, released in 1988. It was the first to chart anywhere…99 in the UK and 91 in Belgium. They were amazingly patient waiting for their break!!

Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden. The first single from The Number of the Beast. Both the single and album were released in1982; it was their third album since founding in 1975 by bass player Steve Harris.

She’s Single Again by Reba McEntire.  From 1985’s Have I got a Deal For You.  I worked for a summer at Darian Lake, an amusement park not far from my home town, and every day, all day long, they played just 2 albums, this one and something from the Supremes.  It was maddening!!

I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family.  For Tracy.

 

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