Review of the 80s

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A reflective look at the 80s with performances from chart-toppers such as Frankie and Shaky, Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue, Wham!, Bros, Duran Duran, The Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins and more. Written and introduced by Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read.


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28th Dec 1989
19:00


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Performances Featured

Chart #

Burning Bridges (on & Off & On Again)
Status Quo
Studio Performance

OLD

Brass In Pocket
The Pretenders
Studio Performance

OLD

The Tide Is High
Blondie
Music Video

OLD

Don’t Stand So Close To Me
The Police
Music Video

OLD

Love Plus One
Haircut 100
Studio Performance

OLD

Is There Something I Should Know?
Duran Duran
Studio Performance

OLD

I Should Be So Lucky
Kylie Minogue
Music Video

OLD

I Owe You Nothing
Bros
Studio Performance

OLD

Too Many Broken Hearts
Jason Donovan
Music Video

OLD

The Sun Always Shines On Tv
A-ha
Studio Performance

OLD

Ghost Town
The Specials
Studio Performance

OLD

Woman
John Lennon
Music Video

OLD

Prince Charming
Adam & The Ants
Music Video

OLD

Making Your Mind Up
Bucks Fizz
Studio Performance

OLD

Tainted Love
Soft Cell
Studio Performance

OLD

This Ole House
Shakin’ Stevens
Studio Performance

OLD

Beat Surrender
The Jam
Studio Performance

OLD

House Of Fun
Madness
Music Video

OLD

Young Guns (go For It)
Wham!
Studio Performance

OLD

I Don’t Wanna Dance
Eddy Grant
Music Video

OLD

Come On Eileen
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Studio Performance

OLD

A Winter’s Tale
David Essex
Studio Performance

OLD

You Win Again
The Bee Gees
Studio Performance

OLD

Super Trouper
ABBA
Music Video

OLD

Baby Jane
Rod Stewart
Music Video

OLD

Nikita
Elton John
Studio Performance

OLD

Radio Ga Ga
Queen
Music Video

OLD

Dancing In The Street
David Bowie & Mick Jagger
Music Video

OLD

Chain Reaction
Diana Ross
Music Video

OLD

One Love/people Get Ready
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Music Video

OLD

I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder
Music Video

OLD

Daddy’s Home
Cliff Richard
Music Video

OLD

Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This)
Eurythmics
Studio Performance

OLD

Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Bonnie Tyler
Music Video

OLD

Red Red Wine
UB40
Studio Performance

OLD

New Song
Howard Jones
Studio Performance

OLD

Karma Chameleon
Culture Club
Studio Performance

OLD

West End Girls
Pet Shop Boys
Studio Performance

OLD

Just Can’t Get Enough
Depeche Mode
Studio Performance

OLD

Souvenir
OMD
Studio Performance

OLD

Blue Monday
New Order
Studio Performance

OLD

Don’t You Want Me
The Human League
Music Video

OLD

Vienna
Ultravox
Music Video

OLD

Sometimes
Erasure
Studio Performance

OLD

Pride (in The Name Of Love)
U2
Music Video

OLD

Pipes Of Peace
Paul McCartney
Music Video

OLD

What’s Love Got To Do With It
Tina Turner
Music Video

OLD

True
Spandau Ballet
Studio Performance

OLD

I Know Him So Well
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson
Studio Performance

OLD

Careless Whisper
George Michael
Studio Performance

OLD

Perfect
Fairground Attraction
Studio Performance

OLD

The Lady In Red
Chris De Burgh
Studio Performance

OLD

We Are The World
Usa For Africa
Music Video

OLD

Running Up That Hill
Kate Bush
Studio Performance

OLD

Don’t You (forget About Me)
Simple Minds
Music Video

OLD

That Ole Devil Called Love
Alison Moyet
Studio Performance

OLD

Money For Nothing
Dire Straits
Music Video

OLD

Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Tears For Fears
Studio Performance

OLD

The Power Of Love
Jennifer Rush
Studio Performance

OLD

Run To The Hills
Iron Maiden
Music Video

OLD

Livin’ On A Prayer
Bon Jovi
Studio Performance

OLD

Kayleigh
Marillion
Studio Performance

OLD

The Final Countdown
Europe
Studio Performance

OLD

Gimme All Your Lovin’
ZZ Top
Music Video

OLD

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
Billy Ocean
Studio Performance

OLD

System Addict
Five Star
Music Video

OLD

Holding Back The Years
Simply Red
Studio Performance

OLD

Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel
Music Video

OLD

Don’t Leave Me This Way
The Communards
Studio Performance

OLD

You Keep Me Hangin’ On
Kim Wilde
Studio Performance

OLD

Dancing In The Dark
Bruce Springsteen
Music Video

OLD

Hello
Lionel Richie
Music Video

OLD

Into The Groove
Madonna
Music Video

OLD

Ooh La La La (let’s Go Dancin’)
Kool & The Gang
Studio Performance

OLD

1999
Prince
Music Video

OLD

Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Music Video

OLD

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
Studio Performance

OLD

Uptown Girl
Billy Joel
Music Video

OLD

Sheila Take A Bow
The Smiths
Studio Performance

OLD

Everything I Own
Boy George
Studio Performance

OLD

China In Your Hand
T'Pau
Studio Performance

OLD

Respectable
Mel & Kim
Studio Performance

OLD

Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick Astley
Studio Performance

OLD

Relax
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Studio Performance

OLD

19
Paul Hardcastle
Music Video

OLD

Jack Your Body
Steve ‘silk’ Hurley
Music Video

OLD

Pump Up The Volume
M/A/R/R/S
Music Video

OLD

Ride On Time
Black Box
Studio Performance

OLD

Sign Your Name
Terence Trent D’arby
Studio Performance

OLD

With A Little Help From My Friends
Wet Wet Wet
Studio Performance

OLD

The Only Way Is Up
Yazz & The Plastic Population
Studio Performance

OLD

Mistletoe & Wine
Cliff Richard
Studio Performance

OLD

Don’t Turn Around
Aswad
Studio Performance

OLD

She Drives Me Crazy
Fine Young Cannibals
Studio Performance

OLD

Back To Life (however Do You Want Me)
Soul II Soul Feat Caron Wheeler
Music Video

OLD

Eternal Flame
Bangles
Music Video

OLD

Swing The Mood
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
Music Video

OLD

In The Air Tonight
Phil Collins
Studio Performance

OLD

Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Band Aid
Studio Performance

OLD


Credits

PresenterPaul Gambaccini
PresenterMike Read
ProducerBrian Whitehouse

Showings

28th December 1989
19:00

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