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Sporting 80s Special

A stadium full of sport inspired 80s music videos with Sara Cox, including an impassioned look back by Olympian Kriss Akabusi at his 80s triumphs and the songs that inspired him.

With the summer of sport in full flow, gallop back to a stadium full of sport inspired 80s music videos with Sara Cox.

Sara is joined by Olympic athlete Kriss Akabusi to take a look back at his triumphs from the decade and how music inspired both him and the nation.

Alongside tracks which motivated Kriss, such as Soul II Soul's Back To Life, Sara brings you classic 80s tracks from sporting events, including Everybody Wants to Run the World by Tears For Fears and One Moment in Time from Whitney Houston.

Sara also serves up some very special 80s moments, such as Snooker Loopy and Chalk Dust! It's pure musical sporting gold.

Plus your regular chart countdown, back-pedalling to mid-summer of the last Olympic year in the 80s, with a run-down of the Top 5 from this week in 1988.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 29 Jul 2016 22:30

Music Played

  • Vangelis

    Chariots of Fire

  • Tears for Fears

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

  • Olivia Newton‐John


  • Lionel Richie

    All Night Long

  • The Brat

    Chalk Dust

  • Michael Jackson

    Dirty Diana

  • Everything but the Girl

    I Don't Want to Talk About It

  • Salt‐N‐Pepa

    Push It

  • Glenn Medeiros

    Nothin's Gonna Change My Love for You

  • Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé


  • Soul II Soul

    Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) (feat. Caron Wheeler)

  • Spandau Ballet


  • Chas & Dave

    Snooker Loopy

  • Whitney Houston

    One Moment in Time

  • Tottenham Hotspur 1981 FA Cup Final Squad With Chas & Dave

    Ossie's Dream (Spurs Are on the Way to Wembley)

  • Liverpool F.C.

    Anfield Rap (Red Machine in Full Effect)

  • Erasure

    A Little Respect


Role Contributor
Actor Sara Cox
Interviewed Guest Kriss Akabusi
Producer Michael Gray
Director Lee Edmenson
Series Producer Fiona Day
Executive Producer Gregory Stevens


  • Fri 29 Jul 2016 22:30

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