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Your ULTIMATE 80s Album - The Top 40 Countdown

In a special show to celebrate National Album Day, Gary counts down YOUR Top 40 albums of the 80s. Which is your ULTIMATE 80s album?

In a special show to celebrate National Album Day, Gary counts down YOUR Top 40 albums of the 80s.

Stadium rockers, pop megastars, New Romantics, synth-pop pioneers, indie gods, hip hop heroes and beyond…the 80s had it all, in spades. We whittled it down (and believe us, it was tough!) to 50 of the most celebrated albums of the decade.

The final 50 have been selected by a panel of music experts, based on the best-selling albums of the decade, alongside those that have endured to this day - as well as some slow-burners that are now considered classics of the era.

Which have made the Top 40? And which is your ULTIMATE 80s album? The results, revealed on Sounds Of The 80s.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Oct 2020 03:00

Music Played

  • Wham!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • a‐ha

    Hunting High and Low

    • A-Ha - Hunting High & Low.
    • Warner Bros..
    • 5.
  • David Bowie

    Modern Love

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • ABBA

    Lay All Your Love On Me

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 005.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Everywhere

    • 50 Years - Don't Stop.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 008.
  • Tracy Chapman

    Talkin' Bout A Revolution

    • Tracy Chapman.
    • Elektra.
  • The Cure

    Lovesong

    • The Cure - Disintegration.
    • Fiction Records.
  • Bon Jovi

    Livin' On A Prayer

    • Music Of The Millennium (Various).
    • Universal Music Tv.
    • 1.
  • Queen

    Hammer To Fall

    • Queen - Greatest Hits II.
    • Parlophone.
  • Peter Gabriel

    Big Time

    • Peter Gabriel - So.
    • Virgin.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Rent

    • The Pet Shop Boys - Discography.
    • Now.
  • George Michael

    Faith

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
  • INXS

    Never Tear Us Apart

    • Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Two Tribes

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis.
    • Gut.
  • Deacon Blue

    Dignity

    • Our Town- Deacon Blue (Greatest Hits).
    • Columbia.
  • AC/DC

    You Shook Me All Night Long

    • AC/DC - Back In Black.
    • EMI.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    I'm On Fire

    • Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA.
    • CBS.
  • Tears for Fears

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    • Rule The World: The Greatest Hits.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
    • 4.
  • Duran Duran

    Hungry Like The Wolf

    • Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Kate Bush

    Hounds Of Love

    • Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love.
    • EMI.
  • ABC

    The Look Of Love

    • And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various.
    • Debutante.
  • Prince & The Revolution

    Take Me With U

    • WARNER BROS.
  • Paul Simon

    The Boy in the Bubble

    • The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2).
    • Warner Bros.
    • 3.
  • The Smiths

    Bigmouth Strikes Again

    • The Sound Of The Smiths.
    • Rhino.
    • 14.
  • The Human League

    The Sound Of The Crowd

    • Virgin.
  • Guns N’ Roses

    Sweet Child O' Mine

    • The Hits Album 10 (Various Artists).
    • Hits Album.
  • Michael Jackson

    Beat It

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
  • The Stone Roses

    Waterfall

    • (CD Single).
    • Silvertone.
    • 8.
  • Dire Straits

    Brothers In Arms

    • Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits.
    • Vertigo.
  • Your ULTIMATE 80s Album: U2 - The Joshua Tree

    • U2

      Where The Streets Have No Name

      • (CD Single).
      • Island.

Broadcasts

  • Fri 9 Oct 2020 20:00
  • Wed 14 Oct 2020 03:00