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Mon 4 May 2009 13:00 BBC Radio 2

3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 04 May 2009

Richard Allinson hosts a very special show celebrating the music of the 1980s, featuring one hit wonders, debut hits, classic cover versions, and a featured classic album with Jim Kerr - Simple Minds' New Gold Dream. Plus 80s superfan Justin Lee Collins on the big movies of the decade.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Yazoo

    Yazoo Goodbye 70's

    Upstairs At Eric's

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Call Me

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Geno

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 5

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths This Charming Man

    The Smiths - The Very Best Of, WEA, 2

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Holiday

    (Single), Sire, 34

  • Image for Debarge

    Debarge Rhythm Of The Night

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Soft Cell

    Soft Cell Tainted Love

    Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde You Keep Me Hanging On

    Very Best Of

  • Image for ABC

    ABC The Look Of Love (Live)

  • Image for Stephen Duffy

    Stephen Duffy Kiss Me

    Now 1985 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys In The Night


  • Image for Neneh Cherry

    Neneh Cherry Manchild

    Woman II (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Ashes To Ashes

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA The Visitors (Crackin' Up)

    The Visitors

  • Image for Rick Astley

    Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up

    Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Someb, RCA

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Planet Earth

    Duran Duran - Greatest, EMI, 2

  • Image for Bill Conti

    Bill Conti Dynasty TV Theme

    100 Greatest TV Themes

  • Image for Rockwell

    Rockwell Somebody's Watching Me

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81 82 83 84)

    Early Gold, Virgin, 3

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Promised You A Miracle

    The Best Of Simple Minds, Virgin

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Love Action (I Believe In Love)

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Umberto Tozzi/Laura Branigan

    Umberto Tozzi/Laura Branigan Gloria

    His Greatest Hits/Flashdance OST

  • Image for Jackie DeShannon/Kim Carnes

    Jackie DeShannon/Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes

    New Arrangement/Gypsy Honeymoon

  • Image for S’Express

    S’Express Theme From S-Express

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Yazz & The Plastic Population

    Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up

    This week's listener choice for 'Sounds of the Maties'

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax (New York Mix)

    Fantastic 80's Extended

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Mad World

    Tears For Fears - Tears Roll Down, Fontana

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artists, Telstar

  • Image for John Parr

    John Parr St Elmo's Fire

    St Elmo's Fire OST

  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love

    Fore!, , ,

  • Image for Ray Parker Jr.

    Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters

    Greatest Hits

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

    Thriller, Epic, 6

  • Image for Animotion

    Animotion Obsession

    The 80's Collection: 1985 (Various), Time Life, 10

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure Close To Me

    The Cure - Staring At The Sea, Fiction

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Freedom

    Wham - The Best Of Wham!, Epic

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha The Sun Always Shines On TV

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 1


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