DJ Gilbert Matthews welcomes you to "Awfully Awesome 80's," a 24/7 internet radio station whose main goal is to play every tune that appeared on MTV's playlist between August of 1981 and December of 1989! We will also include lost and classic top 40 hits from the entire decade as well as tunes that aired on MTV's specialized shows such as "Headbanger's Ball," "120 Minutes," "The Basement Tapes," etc. 80's tunes that never had videos or that only aired on non-MTV outlets such as WTBS Night Tracks, VH-1, BET, HBO Video Jukebox, etc. will also be eligible! Every hour, you will hear either 3 or 4 80's "Bottom 45's," which means tunes that peaked south of the top 40, tunes that didn't chart at all, or tunes that only charted in Canada, the UK or Australia. Requests are always accepted! When it comes to "Awfully Awesome 80's," too much 80's is definitely never enough!


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Friday, February 17, 2017

POTENTIAL CLOSING OF AWFULLY AWESOME 80'S ON 2/28?

Unless things drastically turn around in the next several days, The Retro Attic and Awfully Awesome 80's will be shutting their doors at 11 PM eastern on February 28th. It's just not possible for me to continue dealing with a higher licensing cost if I'm taking care of 2/3 to 3/4 of the operating costs every month.

It's not out of the question that I could return one day, and it's also quite possible that I could be back in the short term as an occasional podcaster.

If you can help these stations to survive, then please get in touch with me.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

OUR 65 NEWEST ADDS(THE NOR'EASTER EDITION!)

A lot of musical styles this time around with many of your favorite hits and obscurities you may never have heard before! The Google Chrome issue has been fixed, so I hope you can tune in soon!

Top 40:

1. Lulu - I Could Never Miss You(More Than I Do) - '81 Originally Released In '78
2. Frida - I Know There's Something Going On - '82
3. Living In A Box - Living In A Box - '87
4. Bon Jovi - Runaway - '84
5. Bon Jovi - Lay Your Hands On Me - '89
6. Sammy Hagar - Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - '82
7. Sammy Hagar - Give To Live - '87
8. The Allman Brothers Band - Straight From The Heart - '81
9. Dan Fogelberg - Heart Hotels - '80
10. The Brothers Johnson - Stomp! - '80
11. Elton John - In Neon - '84
12. Don Henley - The Last Worthless Evening - '89
13. Pat Benatar - Fire And Ice - '81
14. Information Society - Walking Away - '88
15. Jack Wagner - All I Need - '84
16. Ivan Neville - Not Just Another Girl - '88
17. The Cover Girls - Because Of You - '87
18. George Benson - Turn Your Love Around - '81
19. Boys Don't Cry - I Wanna Be A Cowboy - '86
20. Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight(For Old Times Sake) - '85
21. Eric Carmen - I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips - '85
22. Howard Jones - You Know I Love You Don't You? - '86
23. Rick Springfield - Affair Of The Heart - '83
24. Company B - Fascinated - '87
25. Paula Abdul - (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me - '89 Album Version
26. Jefferson Starship - Winds Of Change - '83
27. Christine McVie - Love Will Show Us How - '84
28. Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know - '84


Bottom 45's:

1. Glen Burtnick - Follow You - '87
2. The Jam - Town Called Malice - '82
3. A=440 - Method To My Madness - '86
4. The Samples - Waited Up - '89
5. Robert Ellis Orrall - Tell Me If It Hurts - '83
6. Doctor And The Medics - Spirit In The Sky - '86
7. Rocky Hill - I Won't Be Your Fool - '88
8. Katrina And The Waves - Is That It? - '86
9. Dwight Twilley - Little Bit Of Love - '84
10. Jimmy Cliff And Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Seven Day Weekend - '86
11. Taffy McElroy - Who's That Look In Your Eye - '81
12. Firefall - Always - '83
13. Off Broadway USA - Stay In Time - '80
14. Rough Cutt - Double Trouble - '86
15. Jim Capaldi - Living On The Edge - '83
16. Autograph - Blondes In Black Cars - '85
17. Jack Wagner - Weatherman Says - '87
18. Fine Young Cannibals - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be - '89
19. Ya Ya - Don't Talk - '84
20. Grateful Dead - Alabama Getaway - '80
21. Axe - Rock N Roll Party In The Streets - '82
22. Yipes!! - Darlin' - '80
23. Michael Bolton - Fools Game - '83
24. Quiet Riot - Twilight Hotel - '86
25. Peter Gabriel - I Don't Remember - '80
26. Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time - '83
27. Prophet - Everything You Are - '85
28. L.A. Guns - Never Enough - '89
29. Mickey Thomas - Stand In The Fire - '86
30. Genesis - Taking It All Too Hard - '84
31. Kansas - Got To Rock On - '80
32. Peter Gabriel - Walk Through The Fire - '84 Album Version
33. Paula Abdul - Knocked Out - '88 Original Mix
34. Felony - The Fanatic - '83
35. Louise Goffin - Bridge Of Sighs - '88
36. Lisa Price - Can't Hold On Forever - '83
37. Think Out Loud - After All This Time - '88

Friday, January 6, 2017

OUR NEW SHOW "ONE STEP BEYOND" AIRS TOMORROW NIGHT!

Tune in on Saturday night the 7th from 8 to 10 PM eastern for "One Step Beyond!" You will hear a mix of 27 80's artists who tried to stay relevant in the 90's; some had no problem, some really struggled, and some had to settle for hits in the UK.

For those who listen at work, there will be a repeat airing on Wednesday the 11th from 1 to 3 PM eastern.

Tune in at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. If you're planning on using the webpage player, then please access it through any web browser other than Google Chrome(I have a new server that is Chrome compatible, but it will take several days to set up my playlists in it). Mobile apps should continue to pick the station up without any problems.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

REQUEST THEME FOR JANUARY 2017

Awfully Awesome 80's Request Theme for January: "120 Minutes" Type Material! This means 80's new wave, post-modern or alternative rock tunes; they can be hits or deep cuts! Request a track or two(or many more if you become a VIP member) in the chat room at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com or by joining our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

LAST UPDATE FOR 2016! OUR 60 LATEST NEW ADDS!

Last update for 2016...here are the 60 latest new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

Top 40:

1. Donna Allen - Serious - '87
2. Don Williams - I Believe In You - '80
3. Steely Dan - Time Out Of Mind - '81
4. Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly - '88
5. Los Lobos - Come On, Let's Go - '87
6. Michael Morales - Who Do You Give Your Love To? - '89
7. Michael Morales - What I Like About You - '89
8. Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All - '83
9. John Cougar - This Time - '80
10. John Cougar Mellencamp - Rain On The Scarecrow - '86
11. John Cougar Mellencamp - Pop Singer - '89
12. Godley And Creme - Cry - '85 Single Version
13. Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid - '88
14. Icehouse - Crazy - '87
15. Prince And The Revolution - Mountains - '86
16. Prince - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man - '87
17. Waterfront - Cry - '89
18. George Michael - A Different Corner - '86
19. George Michael - One More Try - '88
20. Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street - '81
21. Smokey Robinson - Being With You - '81
22. Opus - Live Is Life - '86
23. The Moody Blues - The Voice - '81
24. Debbie Gibson - No More Rhyme - '89
25. Debbie Gibson - Out Of The Blue - '88
26. The Babys - Back On My Feet Again - '80

Bottom 45's:

1. Tami Show - She's Only 20 - '88
2. Sound Barrier - Rock Without The Roll - '83
3. Siren - All Is Forgiven - '89
4. Belfegore - All That I Wanted - '84
5. Felt - Primitive Painters - '85
6. Ronin - Love's Coming Into My Life Again - '80
7. Billy Satellite - I Wanna Go Back - '84
8. BulletBoys - Smooth Up - '89
9. John Norum - Back On The Streets - '87
10. Coney Hatch - Devil's Deck - '82
11. Triumph - Carry On The Flame - '87
12. Shy - Give It All You Got - '89
13. Images In Vogue - Lust For Love - '83
14. Trans-X - Living On Video - '83
15. Trevor Rabin - Something To Hold On To - '89
16. Ramones - Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio? - '80
17. Ramones - Howling At The Moon(Sha-La-La) - '84
18. Rhythm Corps - Common Ground - '88
19. The Rave-Ups - Freedom Bound - '88
20. David Van Tieghem - These Things Happen - '84
21. Red Rider - Light In The Tunnel/Human Race - '83
22. The Swingers - One Good Reason - '82 Later Version
23. Love And Money - Halleluiah Man - '89
24. Kings Of The Sun - Black Leather - '88
25. Orion The Hunter - So You Ran - '84
26. Pia Zadora - Rock It Out - '83
27. The Front - Fire - '89
28. Darling Cruel - Everything's Over(Passion Crime) - '89
29. Snuff - Bad, Bad Billy - '83
30. Robert Hazard - Escalator Of Life - '83
31. The Rads - You - '83 U.S. name for Australian band The Radiators
32. Chantoozies - Wanna Be Up - '88
33. Marilyn Martin - Possessive Love - '88
34. The Animals - The Night - '83

Don't forget about our upcoming January shows "One Step Beyond" on the 7th(80's artists trying to stay relevant in the 90's) and "150 Minutes" on the 21st(80's and early 90's alternative/post-modern/new wave); there is still time to get a request or two in!

Happy New Year to everyone! http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

OUR NEXT TWO SPINOFF SHOWS ARE COMING IN JANUARY!

The next two spinoff shows for Awfully Awesome 80's will be coming your way in January! "One Step Beyond" is scheduled for Saturday the 7th from 8 to 10 PM eastern; this will be 2 hours of 80's artists who recorded in the 90's with varying results. "150 Minutes" is scheduled for Saturday the 21st from 8 to 10:30 PM eastern; as you may have guessed, this will be 2 1/2 hours of 80's new wave, post-modern and alternative with a dash of early 90's.

The lineup for "One Step Beyond" is all set as around 2/3 of it consists of requests from one of the VIP members of AA80's. But here is your chance to help put together the initial edition of "150 Minutes!" If you were/are a big fan of new wave/post-modern/alternative and watched that MTV late-night Sunday show religiously like I did, then feel free to make some suggestions here through the chat room or contact form at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com! The Swingers, The Alarm, R.E.M., The Smiths, Husker Du, Rank And File...all common and obscure bands are welcomed!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

THE 51 LATEST NEW ADDS/SPANDEXING THE GLOBE SHOW REMINDER!

Here are the 50(excuse me, 51) latest new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

Top 40:

1. Breakfast Club - Right On Track - '87
2. Mick Jagger - Just Another Night - '85
3. Mick Jagger - Lucky In Love - '85 Single Version
4. Robert Cray Band - Smoking Gun - '87
5. Irene Cara - Why Me? - '83
6. Billy Squier - In The Dark - '81
7. The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra - '82
8. Scarlett And Black - You Don't Know - '88
9. Frank And Moon Unit Zappa - Valley Girl - '82
10. Toto - Make Believe - '82
11. Bruce Willis - Respect Yourself - '87
12. John Taylor - I Do What I Do(Theme For 9 1/2 Weeks) - '86
13. Depeche Mode - People Are People - '85
14. Paul Carrack - Don't Shed A Tear - '87
15. Paul Davis - Love Or Let Me Be Lonely - '82 Single Version
16. Berlin - No More Words - '84
17. Restless Heart - I'll Still Be Loving You - '87
18. Al Jarreau - Moonlighting(Theme) - '87
19. Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak - '88
20. Madonna - Oh Father - '89

Bottom 45's:

1. Poi Dog Pondering - Living With The Dreaming Body - '89
2. The Bluebells - Cath - '83
3. Tommy Shaw - Remo's Theme(What If) - '85
4. Tommy Shaw - Ever Since The World Began - '88
5. Billy Squier - Don't Let Me Go - '89
6. Industry - State Of The Nation - '83
7. Havana Black - Lone Wolf - '89
8. The Steve Miller Band - I Want To Make The World Turn Around - '86
9. Omar And The Howlers - Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty - '87
10. The Primitives - Sick Of It - '89
11. Helen Reddy - Imagination - '83
12. Three Dog Night - It's A Jungle Out There - '83
13. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science - '85
14. Oingo Boingo - Stay - '85
15. Passion Puppets - Like Dust - '84
16. Depeche Mode - See You - '82
17. Marshall Crenshaw - Whenever You're On My Mind - '83
18. Bananarama - The Wild Life - '84
19. Gleaming Spires - Are You Ready For The Sex Girls? - '81
20. Dave Edmunds - Something About You - '84
21. Genesis - Like It Or Not - '81
22. Gino Soccio - Turn It Around - '84
23. Peter Wolf - Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop! - '85 Single Version
24. Billy Idol - Catch My Fall - '84
25. Journey - Ask The Lonely - '83
26. Toto - Afraid Of Love - '82
27. Cee Farrow - Should I Love You - '83
28. New Order - Blue Monday 1988 - '88
29. SSQ - Screaming In My Pillow - '83
30. 4 Reasons Unknown - I Will Surrender - '88
31. The Cleaning Ladys - Infatuation - '88

Don't forget, AA80's will be "Spandexing The Globe" on Saturday from 8 to 10 PM eastern with a Sunday repeat from 2 to 4 PM eastern. It's a hard rock and metal feast consisting of tunes you don't typically hear for the most part; 90's and beyond bands who had that 80's spirit are given some love too. Our indie selection this time around will be from a CCM band whose CD was quite valuable the last time I looked.

Recreating the glory days of MTV from an audio point of view...give AA80's a try at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com!