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Show 351

Don’t Be My Enemy by Wang Chung. From their second album, released in 1983 in the UK, 1984 in the US. It was their first album after renaming themselves from Huang Chung…Who knew?

We care a lot by Faith No More. 1985. Chuck Mosley, their lead singer from inception through 1988, died this week.

+Don’t leave me this way by the Communards – this song has been a disco hit for 3 different bands: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in 1975, Thelma Houston hit no. 1 with it just a year later in 1976 and The Communards gave it a high energy boost in 1986 when it topped the UK chart for 4 weeks and was that country’s biggest selling single of the year.

Yo Mister by Patti LaBelle. Request

+You’re my best Friend by Queen.  1975 single from A Night at the Opera.

Ain’t nothin’ goin’ on but the rent by Gwen Guthrie. Request.

I don’t know anybody else by Blackbox. Request.

Alphabet Street by Prince. Request.

+Massive Blur by Melissa Ferrick. Title track for her 1993 album. She’s a lesbian and has done a hilarious send off on Melissa Etheridge…

Voulez vous by Abba. Request.

Aussies – R

*Sure Fire Thing by The Runners. Their debut single from 1981. Fronted by Paul McNaughton…aka Paul Norton, whom I played last week.

*Bad Girls by Rabbit. 1976 single from this Newcastle band that started life in 1973 as The Cherries.  Not sure why the name change…or exactly when.

*Only 19 by Redgum.  Redgum’s lead vocalist-guitarist, John Schumann, wrote the song based on experiences he heard from veterans—particularly Mick Storen (his brother in-law) and Frankie Hunt. Royalties for the song go to the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia. It is in the Australasian Performing Right Association’s Top 30 Australian Songs of all time.  It was released in 1983.

*Only Time by The Riptides. 7” single release from 1981. As was all their music, written by Mark ‘Cal’ Callaghan.

*Living in the Land of Oz by Ross Wilson. 1976 movie soundtrack song from Oz, A Rock and Roll  Road Movie.

*Say I love You by Renee Geyer.  1981 hit from a woman who described herself as “a white Hungarian Jew from Australia sounding like a 65-year-old black man from Alabama”.

Legs by Art of Noise. This was their first single from their second album, In Visible Silence, released in 1986.

Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin. Request.

I didn’t mean to turn you on by Cherrelle. Her real name was Cheryl Anne Norton and this was her biggest hit, but on the R&B charts in 1984. The 1986 Robert Palmer version was a much bigger pop hit.

Love Machine by The Miracles. Request.

Party Girl by Grace Jones. 1986 12” single, also on her 8th studio album, Inside Story.

Disco Band by Scotch. 1984 maxi single from this Italo disco outfit founded by Manlio Cangelli.



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