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I’ll Remember by Madonna. From the 1994 soundtrack to With Honors, starring Joe Pesci and Brendan Fraser.

Push It by Salt ‘n Pepa. Cheryl James (“Salt”), Sandra Denton (“Pepa”), and originally Latoya Hanson who was replaced by Deidra Roper (“DJ Spinderella”); they formed in 1985. This was the 4th and by far the most successful single release from their 1986 debut album, Hot, Cool & Vicious. The single was from 1987.

I Will Not Forget You by Sarah McLachlan. From Solace, her second album, released in 1991.

Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie. UK number 1 single , released in 1980 from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), his 14th studio album…also 1980.

Don’t Forget me When I’m gone by Glass Tiger. a Canadian rock band formed in 1983, in Newmarket, Ontario. This is their biggest hit and comes from their 1986 debut album, The Thin Red Line. It features fellow Canadian Bryan Adams as backup!

You Put a Move on My Heart by Tamia and Quincy Jones. Request from last week. A 1995 Quincy Jones track featuring Tamia…this is the live Tamia version for Mel. Thanks for your patience!

Fairytale of NY by The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl. Number 1 hit for them in Ireland, no. 2 in the UK, in 1987. It came off the 1988 album, If I Should Fall from Grace with God, their third.

Rivers of Babylon by Boney M. 1978 was the group’s biggest year. They released a new double A-sided single, “Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring”, which became a massive hit all over Europe, reaching #1 in several countries as well as becoming one of the biggest selling singles of all time in the UK. It was no. 1 here for 6 weeks…and it was listed as no. 3 of all songs for 1978 in Australia. So Aussies LOVED it!

Cruel to be kind by Nick Lowe. This was his best known track in the US, where it was a top 40 hit in 1979. Though in his native UK “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass” charted better, in the top 10. And he also wrote “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” which was famously covered by Elvis Costello in 1978.

Aussies from 1982

*Physical by Olivia Newton-John. The most popular single of her career in the U.S., as well as her final number-one (to date). Billboard ranked it as the number one pop single of 1982 and it was also the most successful song on the Hot 100 during the entire decade of the 1980s. The famous guitar solo is performed by Toto’s guitarist Steve Lukather. Released at the end of 1981 but charted throughout 1982…sort of cheating, sorry!!

*Short Memory by Midnight Oil. From 10, 9, 8, … Their fourth studio album. It was released in 1982.

*Body & Soul by Jo Kennedy. Her only single release, from 1982, written by Tim Finn. Better known as an actress from a couple of cult films, Starstruck from 1982 and Wrong World from 1985. And we share a birthday…though she’s 5 years older.

*Take the A Train by The Daly Wilson Big Band. This Duke Ellington cover is from 1982. Daly is Warren and Wilson is Ed Wilson..horn player.

*Blind lead the Blind by Pel Mel. They formed in Newcastle in mid 1979 and moved to Sydney, Australia in late 1980. They toured and recorded until 1984. Pel Mel’s early lineup included Graeme Dunne (guitar & vocals), Judy McGee (sax), Jane McGee (guitar), Glenn Hill (bass), Dave Weston (drums) and Nigel Savage (sax). This was a 1982 single.

*Taxi Mary by Jo Jo Zepp, with Jane Clifton. 1982 single, one of just a few by Jo Jo Zepp without the Falcons.

Leviticus: Faggot by Me’Shell NdegeOcello. Request.

I think I’m Over You by Mini Curry. Request.

I ran So Far Away by Flock of Seagulls. 1982 release from their self-titled debut album.

Song to the Siren by This Mortal Coil. Rather than being considered a band they are usually known as ‘a musical project’, led by Ivo Watts-Russell, founder of the British record label 4AD, and John Fryer. Their recordings also featured a large rotating cast of supporting artists, many of whom were signed to, or otherwise associated with, 4AD. As were many of their tracks, this is a cover, written by Tim Buckley and his writing partner Larry Beckett and first released on Buckley’s 1970 album Starsailor…though this is the best known version of the song. Released in 1983 as a single and on their 1984 album, It’ll End in Tears, it features Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins.

He’s So Shy by The Pointer Sisters. 1980 release from Special Things, their seventh studio album.

Something To Remember You By by Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland. A bonus track on the CD version of their 1985 Grammy award winning album, Showdown!


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