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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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!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

THE 60 LATEST ADDS AS OF 11/20

Here are the 60 latest adds on Awfully Awesome 80's! The next batch will be very intensive on hard rock/metal, blues-based rock, top 40 hits, and new wave. And the debuts of our first two spinoff shows, "Spandexing The Globe" and "One Step Beyond," are not very far away!

Top 40:

1. Arcadia - Election Day - '85 Single Version
2. Stevie Nicks - Talk To Me - '85
3. Giant - I'll See You In My Dreams - '89 Became A Hit In '90
4. Lou Gramm - Just Between You And Me - '89
5. Starship - It's Not Enough - '89
6. Bryan Adams - It's Only Love - '85 Duet With Tina Turner
7. Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed - '86
8. Roxette - Listen To Your Heart - '89
9. Toto - I Won't Hold You Back - '83
10. Shalamar - Dead Giveaway - '83
11. DeBarge - All This Love - '83
12. Stevie Nicks - Nightbird - '83 With Sandy Stewart
13. Real Life - Send Me An Angel - '83
14. Little River Band - The Night Owls - '81
15. Ray Parker Jr. And Raydio - Two Places At The Same Time - '80
16. Cyndi Lauper - The Goonies R Good Enough - '85
17. Glenn Frey - The One You Love - '82
18. Alabama - Love In The First Degree - '81
19. Quarterflash - Find Another Fool - '82
20. Evelyn King - Love Come Down - '82
21. Animotion - Room To Move - '89
22. Robert Plant - Big Log - '83
23. Ronnie Milsap - Any Day Now - '82
24. Eurythmics - Don't Ask Me Why - '89
25. Journey - Girl Can't Help It - '86

Bottom 45's:

1. Teddy Pendergrass - Hold Me - '84 Duet With Whitney Houston
2. The Breaks - She Wants You - '83
3. Talking Heads - Stay Up Late - '85
4. Great White - Wasted Rock Ranger - '89
5. Russ Ballard - Voices - '84
6. Prince - The Future - '89 Album Version
7. Paul Dean - Sword And Stone - '89
8. Icehouse - My Obsession - '88
9. Julian Lennon - Now You're In Heaven - '89
10. John Waite - If Anybody Had A Heart - '86
11. Night Ranger - Interstate Love Affair - '84
12. Stone Fury - Break Down The Wall - '84
13. Don Felder - Heavy Metal(Takin' A Ride) - '81
14. Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach - '80
15. Drama - Paralyze - '85
16. Rubber Rodeo - Anywhere With You - '84
17. Dionne Warwick - After You - '80
18. Dionne Warwick - Easy Love - '80
19. Liquid Gold - What's She Got - '83
20. Glenn Shorrock - Don't Girls Get Lonely - '83
21. Bang - Summertime - '86 Pre Spread Eagle Group From Boston
22. Robbie Robertson - Showdown At Big Sky - '87
23. Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River - '87
24. The Fools - It's A Night For Beautiful Girls - '80
25. Rita Coolidge - Something Said Love - '84
26. Petula Clark - Natural Love - '82
27. Eight Seconds - Kiss You(When It's Dangerous) - '87
28. Debby Boone - Free To Be Lonely Again - '80
29. Billie Jo Spears - Natural Attraction - '80
30. Crystal Gayle - Straight To The Heart - '86
31. Dottie West - You're Not Easy To Forget - '81
32. Carpenters - Those Good Old Dreams - '81
33. Linda Ronstadt - What's New - '83
34. Rufus And Chaka Khan - One Million Kisses - '84
35. The Statler Brothers - Charlotte's Web - '80

Tune in at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and remember that requests are accepted 24/7! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

THE 50 LATEST ADDS AS OF 11/6

Top 40:

1. Dan Hill - Can't We Try - '87 - Duet With Vonda Shepard
2. Jennifer Rush - Flames Of Paradise - '87 - Duet With Elton John
3. Expose - Let Me Be The One - '87
4. Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off - '86 - Single Version
5. Brenda Russell - Piano In The Dark - '88
6. Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself - '86
7. Peter Cetera - The Next Time I Fall - '86 - Duet With Amy Grant
8. Stevie Nicks - If Anyone Falls - '83
9. J. Geils Band - Angel In Blue - '82
10. Daryl Hall - Dreamtime - '86
11. Daryl Hall - Foolish Pride - '86
12. Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall In Love - '89
13. Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time - '85
14. Ta Mara & The Seen - Everybody Dance - '85 Single Version
15. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill - '85
16. The Tubes - Don't Want To Wait Anymore - '81
17. The Tubes - She's A Beauty - '83
18. Limahl - Never Ending Story - '85
19. Regina - Baby Love - '86
20. Henry Lee Summer - Hey Baby - '89


Bottom 45's:

1. Honeymoon Suite - Cold Look - '88
2. I Ten - Lonely In Each Other's Arms - '83
3. Toronto - Start Tellin' The Truth - '82
4. Hoodoo Gurus - Bittersweet - '85
5. Huey Lewis And The News - Trouble In Paradise - '85 - Live Version
6. Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - Trapped - '85
7. The Heats - In Your Town - '83 - Demo Version
8. Hyts - Backstabber - '83
9. Cutting Crew - Any Colour - '87 - US Mix Version
10. Chris De Burgh - High On Emotion - '84
11. Fairground Attraction - Perfect - '88
12. Verity - Rescue Me - '83
13. Dare - Abandon - '88
14. Jimmy The Hoover - Tantalise(Wo Wo Ee Yeh Yeh) - '83
15. Benjamin Orr - Too Hot To Stop - '86
16. Diamond Head - Call Me - '82
17. Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me - '84
18. Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care - '88
19. Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line - '89
20. The Look - You Can't Sit Down - '82
21. Tim Scott - Swear - Single Edit - '83
22. Ideola - Is It Any Wonder - '87
23. The Call - The Walls Came Down - '83
24. Los Microwaves - Is There Life After Breakfast? - '81
25. Lady Pank - Minus Zero - '85
26. Huxton Creepers - I Will Persuade You - '86
27. Bronz - Send Down An Angel - '84 With Pre GTR Max Bacon
28. China Crisis - Arizona Sky - '86
29. Fiona - Love Makes You Blind - '84 No Small Affair Version
30. Brian Setzer - The Knife Feels Like Justice - '86

Thursday, November 3, 2016

AWFULLY AWESOME 80'S NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT AND SONG RECOMMENDATIONS!

The below was a post I made earlier today in my Obscure MTV Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/obscuremtv:

As some of you already know, "Not only am I the president, but I am also a member..." Oh sorry, had a TV flashback there. Seriously, as some of you know, I also run a lil' ol' internet radio station called Awfully Awesome 80's that is striving to bring back what you heard during all of those glory days of MTV, no matter how overplayed, lightly played, mainstream, underground, ear-bleeding, sappy/sweet, loved, or hated the song may have been!

Here is your opportunity to submit a list of 50 recommendations of 80's songs that you feel that AA80's should be playing! They can be hits, misses or even ditties that your local spandex-wearing bar band managed to get played on your highly influential local rock station(being an AOR collector, I can tell you that some of those local bands should have hit the big time!)!

Awfully Awesome 80's is a listener-supported station that's on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The reason why I'm doing this is because, quite frankly, I haven't been seeing much listener support lately and I'm starting to wonder if the material is too varied or "out there." Please submit your list via the contact form at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com(it's just above the Streamlicensing gold seal) and while you're there, take a listen either through the "Listen Live" button or download one of the three free mobile apps through my partnership with Nobex Radio. We are also on Tunein.com.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

THE LATEST ADDS AS OF 10/2!

Our quest of being one of the ultimate audio equivalents of classic MTV continues with these 50 new adds! Thanks to all of our gnarly listeners for the cool requests!

Top 40:

1. Brenda K. Starr - I Still Believe - '88
2. Brenda K. Starr - What You See Is What You Get - '88
3. Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour - '88
4. Ric Ocasek - Emotion In Motion - '86
5. Jermaine Jackson - Dynamite - '84
6. George Harrison - All Those Years Ago - '81
7. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy - '85
8. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Jammin' Me - '87
9. Jermaine Jackson - I Think It's Love - '86
10. The B-52's - Roam - '89
11. Roxette - Dangerous - '89
12. Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels - '85
13. Pointer Sisters - Automatic - '84
14. Eddie Money - Peace In Our Time - '89
15. Fleetwood Mac - Seven Wonders - '87

Bottom 45's:

1. 10,000 Maniacs - You Happy Puppet - '89
2. Jack Green - When I Was Young - '81
3. The Elvis Brothers - Fire In The City - '83
4. 805 - Young Boys - '82
5. Wax UK - Bridge To Your Heart - '87
6. Jesse Johnson - Crazay - '86 - Featuring Sly Stone
7. Cameo - Back And Forth - '87
8. Richard Marx - Burning Of The Heart - '86
9. Bon Jovi - Edge Of A Broken Heart - '87
10. Helen Schneider - Rock 'N Roll Gypsy(Rock 'N Roll Outlaw) - '81
11. The Fleshtones - R.I.G.H.T.S. - '82
12. Don Henley - Johnny Can't Read - '82
13. Big Country - Wonderland - '84
14. Payolas - Where Is This Love - '83
15. Paul Janz - High Strung - '85
16. Tom Teeley - A Rocket And A Roman Candle - '84
17. Jon Gibson - She Told Me So - '83
18. Pamala Stanley - Coming Out Of Hiding - '84 - 7 Inch Version
19. Simon F. - I Want You Back - '85
20. Hoodoo Gurus - Come Anytime - '89
21. Alien - Brave New Love - '88
22. Chaka Khan - Love Of A Lifetime - '86
23. Thompson Twins - Nothing In Common - '86
24. Tora Tora - Walkin' Shoes - '89
25. Tora Tora - Phantom Rider - '89
26. Atlantic Starr - If Your Heart Isn't In It - '86
27. Tangier - On The Line - '89
28. KBC Band - It's Not You, It's Not Me - '86
29. The Enforcers - Sudden Impact(Dirty Harry Theme) - '83
30. Girlschool - Hit And Run - '81
31. Kansas - Everybody's My Friend - '83
32. X - The New World - '83
33. Belouis Some - Some People - '85
34. Peter Frampton - All Eyes On You - '86
35. Toto - All Us Boys - '79

Friday, September 9, 2016

LATEST ADDS AS OF 9/9

Here are our 59 latest adds as of 9/9/16:

Top 40:

1. Dottie West With Kenny Rogers - What Are We Doin' In Love - '81
2. Tierra - Together - '80
3. Toto - Stranger In Town - '84
4. Kenny Loggins With Steve Perry - Don't Fight It - '82
5. James Ingram With Michael McDonald - Yah Mo B There - '83
6. Pure Prairie League - Let Me Love You Tonight - '80
7. Pure Prairie League - I'm Almost Ready - '80
8. Winger - Headed For A Heartbreak - '89
9. Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time - '88
10. Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love - '85
11. Stryper - Honestly - '87
12. Poison - Fallen Angel - '88
13. Phil Collins - I Missed Again - '81
14. Chico DeBarge - Talk To Me - '86
15. INXS - Need You Tonight - '87 - Includes Mediate



Bottom 45s:

1. Bryan Adams - Diana - '85
2. The Cult - Fire Woman - '89
3. Slow Children - Talk About Horses - '81
4. Tommy Tutone - Get Around Girl - '83
5. Dramarama - Anything, Anything(I'll Give You) - '85
6. Dramarama - Last Cigarette - '89
7. Goanna - Solid Rock - '83
8. Rockpile With Robert Plant - Little Sister - '81
9. Touch - Don't You Know What Love Is - '81
10. John Eddie - Stranded - '86
11. Far Corporation - Stairway To Heaven - '86
12. 1927 - That's When I Think Of You - '89
13. Strangeways - Only A Fool - '87
14. FM UK - Frozen Heart - '86
15. Surf MC's - Surf Or Die - '87
16. The Tarney/Spencer Band - No Time To Lose - '81(Originally Charted In '79)
17. Southside Johnny And The Jukes - Walk Away Renee - '86
18. Fee Waybill - You're Still Laughing - '84
19. Mick Smiley - Magic - '84
20. Alessi - Savin' The Day - '84
21. Duran Duran - My Own Way - '81 - Fast Tempo Version
22. Private Life - Last Heartbeat - '88
23. Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals - '83
24. Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator - '81
25. Madam X - High In High School - '84
26. Heaven 17 - Let Me Go - '83
27. Polecats - Rockabilly Guy - '81
28. 707 - Mega Force - '82
29. Queensryche - Walk In The Shadows - '86
30. The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored - '89
31. The House Of Love - I Don't Know Why I Love You - '89
32. XYZ - Inside Out - '89
33. XYZ - What Keeps Me Loving You - '89
34. Black 'N Blue - I'll Be There For You - '86
35. D.L. Byron - Listen To The Heartbeat - '80
36. Any Trouble - Girls Are Always Right - '80
37. Grand Alliance - Helpless - '83
38. The Nitecaps - Same Situation - '82
39. Bad English - Forget Me Not - '89
40. Dangerous Toys - Scared - '89
41. Los Lobos - Set Me Free(Rosa Lee) - '87
42. Enuff Z'Nuff - Fly High Michelle - '89(Charted In Early '90)
43. Phil Collins - We Said Hello, Goodbye(Don't Look Back) - '86 Remix Version
44. Black 'N Blue - I Want It All(I Want It Now) - '86

Thursday, August 18, 2016

OUR LATEST ADDS AS OF 8/18

The 80's was just like any other musical decade in that it had its fair share of awful and awesome tunes. You can hear them all at our 24/7 internet radio station Awfully Awesome 80's! Visit us at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and tune in; you can also search for us on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, and most other major internet radio directories. You can also make requests; as some of our listeners will attest, we fulfill them no matter how common or obscure they may be!

Here are our 61 most recent new adds:

Top 40:

1. Herb Alpert - Making Love In The Rain - '87
2. Joe Walsh - A Life Of Illusion - '81
3. Lindsey Buckingham - Go Insane - '84
4. Daryl Hall And John Oates - Method Of Modern Love - '84
5. The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff - '86
6. Julian Lennon - Say You're Wrong - '85
7. Stars On 45 - Medley - '81
8. The Outfield - Since You've Been Gone - '87
9. Karyn White - The Way You Love Me - '88
10. Karyn White - Secret Rendezvous - '89
11. Level 42 - Something About You - '86
12. Level 42 - Lessons In Love - '87
13. Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force - I Wonder If I Take You Home - '85
14. Night Ranger - Don't Tell Me You Love Me - '83
15. Larsen Feiten Band - Who'll Be The Fool Tonight - '80
16. Natalie Cole - Jump Start - '87
17. Natalie Cole - Miss You Like Crazy - '89
18. Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades - '86
19. Tears For Fears - Mothers Talk - '86
20. Tears For Fears - Woman In Chains - '89

Bottom 45s:

1. Bitter Sweet Alley - Time To Move - '83
2. Nomo - Red Lipstick - '85
3. Bang Bang - This Is Love - '85
4. Kim Wilde - You Came - '88
5. Kim Wilde - Chequered Love - '81
6. Flash Kahan - One At A Time - '85
7. Stacey Q - Insecurity - '86
8. In Pursuit - Thin Line - '87
9. Rick Bowles - Too Good To Turn Back Now - '82
10. Little America - Walk On Fire - '87
11. Sneaker - Don't Let Me In - '82
12. David Roberts - Boys Of Autumn - '82
13. Sue Saad - Looker - '81
14. Duran Duran - Girls On Film - '81
15. Barnes And Barnes - Fish Heads - '79
16. The Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women - '84
17. Chubby Checker - Harder Than Diamond - '82
18. Triumph - Don't Love Anybody Else But Me - '86
19. Danny Spanos - I'd Lie To You For Your Love - '84
20. Freeez - I.O.U. - '83
21. Ian Hunter - All Of The Good Ones Are Taken - '83
22. Adrenalin - Faraway Eyes - '84
23. Chequered Past - How Much Is Too Much? - '84
24. Paul Collins' Beat - On The Highway - '82
25. The Jam - Beat Surrender - '82
26. Billy Satellite - Satisfy Me - '84
27. Eric Martin Band - Sucker For A Pretty Face - '83
28. Shooting Star - Hollywood - '82
29. Survivor - Caught In The Game - '83
30. Survivor - The Moment Of Truth - '84
31. Face To Face - As Forever As You - '88
32. Natalie Cole - Dangerous - '85
33. Cheap Trick - She's Tight - '82
34. Juice Newton - Can't Wait All Night - '84
35. Wildlife - Somewhere In The Night - '83(Little known British band with Bad Company and FM UK members)
36. Lisa Hartman - Hidin' From Love - '82
37. Dreams So Real - Rough Night In Jericho - '88
38. Broken Homes - Steeltown/Bluestown - '86
39. Blue Oyster Cult - Dancin' In The Ruins - '86
40. Jimmy Davis And Junction - Kick The Wall - '87
41. Jules Shear - Whispering Your Name - '83

The majority of these will never get heard on that new MTV Classic channel, so come on out and support those of us in internet radio who truly remember what the classic days of music videos were!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

THE LATEST ADDS AS OF 8/2

Here are our latest adds, brought to you by a classic MTV obsessed mind and others who made some cool requests! Keep them coming!

Top 40:

1. Gino Vannelli - Living Inside Myself - '81
2. Love And Rockets - So Alive - '89
3. Jim Steinman - Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through - '81
4. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away - '80
5. Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies - '87
6. Pseudo Echo - Funky Town - '87
7. Quarterflash - Harden My Heart - '81
8. Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothing - '87
9. The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer - '83
10. The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods - '84
11. Psychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat - '87
12. Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now? - '82
13. Men At Work - It's A Mistake - '83
14. Deniece Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle - '82
15. KC - Give It Up - '83
16. Elton John - Who Wears These Shoes? - '84
17. Tina Turner - One Of The Living - '85


Bottom 45's:

1. Scorpions - Rhythm Of Love - '88
2. Scorpions - I'm Leaving You - '84
3. Gino Vannelli - Black Cars - '85
4. Icehouse - Street Cafe - '82
5. Love And Rockets - No New Tale To Tell - '87
6. Karla Bonoff - Baby Don't Go - '80
7. Icehouse - Boulevarde - '81
8. Motley Crue - Looks That Kill - '84
9. Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine - '89
10. The John Hall Band - Love Me Again - '83
11. The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking - '89
12. Quarterflash - Talk To Me - '85
13. Rough Cutt - Piece Of My Heart - '85
14. Maxus - Nobody's Business - '81
15. Martha Davis - Don't Tell Me The Time - '87
16. Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates(So Long Lonely Avenue) - '81
17. Martin Briley - Dangerous Moments - '84
18. Lloyd Allen - I Keep Looking At You(Keep Pumping) - '84
19. Fitz - Audio/Video - '84
20. The Pretenders - Talk Of The Town - '80
21. Men At Work - Everything I Need - '85
22. Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety - '88
23. Stage Dolls - Still In Love - '89
24. Extreme - Mutha(Don't Wanna Go To School Today) - '89
25. Masayoshi Takanaka - Thunderstorm - '81 - Live Version That Was Played On MTV In '83
26. Suzanne Vega - Left Of Center - '86
27. Joan Armatrading - Kind Words(And A Real Good Heart) - '86
28. Joan Armatrading - Drop The Pilot - '83
29. Lita Ford - Out For Blood - '83
30. Boris Badenough - Hey Rocky! - '86 - Extended Version
31. Shannon - Do You Wanna Get Away - '85
32. Joanna Dean - Ready For Saturday Night - '88
33. Romeo's Daughter - Don't Break My Heart - '88
34. Robin Beck - First Time - '88
35. Envy - I Believe In You - '87
36. Femme Fatale - Falling In And Out Of Love - '88
37. Femme Fatale - Waiting For The Big One - '88
38. Dexys Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said(I'm In Heaven When You Smile) - '82
39. Smashed Gladys - Legs Up - '88

Monday, July 18, 2016

THE LATEST ADDS ON AWFULLY AWESOME 80'S!

As you can see, we're adding a little bit of everything!

Top 40:

1. Jackson Browne - Boulevard - '80
2. Jackson Browne - Tender Is The Night - '83
3. Chris Christian - I Want You, I Need You - '81
4. Tiffany - Could've Been - '87
5. Tiffany - Radio Romance - '89
6. Chicago - Love Me Tomorrow - '82
7. Guns N' Roses - Paradise City - '89
8. Michael Stanley Band - My Town - '83
9. Glenn Frey - You Belong To The City - '85
10. Van Halen - Panama - '84
11. Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey - '82
12. Eddy Grant - Romancing The Stone - '84
13. Night Ranger - Sentimental Street - '85
14. Europe - Carrie - '87
15. Sonny Charles - Put It In A Magazine - '82
16. Michael Damian - Was It Nothing At All - '89
17. The Beach Boys - Kokomo - '88
18. Styx - Music Time - '84
19. Rod Stewart - Passion - '80
20. Gary Numan - Cars - '80
21. The Other Ones - Holiday - '87
22. Laid Back - White Horse - '84
23. Madonna - Borderline - '84
24. Madonna - Angel - '85
25. Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters - '84
26. Ashford And Simpson - Solid - '84
27. Sheena Easton - Telefone(Long Distance Love Affair) - '83
28. Billy Ocean - Loverboy - '84
29. Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head(Metal Health) - '84
30. Tesla - Love Song - '89


Bottom 45's:

1. 'Til Tuesday - Coming Up Close - '87
2. Berlin - Dancing In Berlin - '84
3. Katrina And The Waves - Sun Street - '86
4. Prism - Beat Street - '83
5. Go West - One Way Street - '85
6. Minutes From Downtown - Heaven Street - '83
7. Split Enz - Dirty Creature - '82
8. Europe - Let The Good Times Rock - '88
9. UFO - Let It Rain - '82
10. Cristina - Ticket To The Tropics - '84
11. 10,000 Maniacs - Peace Train - '87
12. Aerosmith - Let The Music Do The Talking - '85
13. Gary Numan And Tubeway Army - Down In The Park - '79
14. Carlene Carter - Meant It In A Minute - '83
15. Helix - Rock You - '84
16. King's X - Summerland - '89
17. The Knack - Can't Put A Price On Love - '80
18. The Knack - Sweet Dreams - '81
19. Hooters - Karla With A K - '87
20. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes - '84
21. Stephen Stills - Stranger - '84
22. The Firm - All The Kings Horses - '86
23. Donnie Iris - Sweet Merilee - '81
24. Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen - '79
25. Barbra Streisand - Emotion - '85
26. Def Leppard - Women - '87
27. Tesla - Changes - '86
28. Ratt - Lack Of Communication - '84
29. Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil - '83
30. Cinderella - Shake Me - '86
31. Frehley's Comet - Insane - '88

Sunday, June 26, 2016

NEW ADDS TO CLOSE OUT JUNE

Here are some recent adds on Awfully Awesome 80's, a 24/7 internet radio station that brings back all of your favorite classic MTV favorites as well as many others that played while you were sleeping:

Top 40:

1. Culture Club - Move Away - '86
2. Mary Jane Girls - In My House - '85
3. Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright - '80
4. Roxette - The Look - '89
5. Roxette - Dressed For Success - '89
6. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen - '83
7. Timex Social Club - Rumors - '86
8. Glass Tiger - I Will Be There - '87
9. Glass Tiger - Someday - '86
10. Simon And Garfunkel - Wake Up Little Susie - '82
11. Climax Blues Band - I Love You - '81
12. John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band - C-I-T-Y - '85
13. A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song - '82
14. Samantha Fox - Touch Me(I Want Your Body) - '86
15. Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf - '82
16. Rebbie Jackson - Centipede - '84
17. Tony Carey - The First Day Of Summer - '84
18. Bananarama - Cruel Summer - '84
19. Belinda Carlisle - Circle In The Sand - '88
20. Jim Capaldi - That's Love - '83
21. Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - Do You Wanna Touch Me(Oh Yeah) - '82
22. Fine Young Cannibals - Don't Look Back - '89
23. Was(Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur - '89
24. General Public - Tenderness - '84
25. Aldo Nova - Fantasy - '82
26. The Fixx - Are We Ourselves? - '84

Bottom 45's:

1. Fiona - Everything You Do(You're Sexing Me) - Duet With Kip Winger - '89
2. Lindsey Buckingham - Dancin' Across The USA - '83
3. Dexys Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers - '83
4. Lydia Lunch - Spooky - '80
5. The Flirts - Jukebox(Don't Put Another Dime) - '82
6. Giant - I'm A Believer - '89
7. Giant - Innocent Days - '89
8. The Joe Chemay Band - Proud - '81
9. Peter Frampton - Breaking All The Rules - '81
10. Peter Frampton - Lying - '86
11. Howard Jones - Assault And Battery - '85
12. The Kinks - Do It Again - '84
13. Samantha Fox - Do Ya Do Ya(Wanna Please Me) - '87
14. A Flock Of Seagulls - The More You Live, The More You Love - '84
15. Giraffe - This Warm Night - '87
16. The Alarm - Rain In The Summertime - '87
17. Madness - The Sun And The Rain - '84
18. Honeymoon Suite - Wave Babies - '84
19. Nuclear Valdez - Summer - '89
20. Ronnie Milsap - She Loves My Car - '84
21. Y&T - Summertime Girls - '85
22. Russ Ballard - The Fire Still Burns - '85
23. Neal Schon And Jan Hammer - No More Lies - '82
24. The Bears - Aches And Pains - '88
25. Zebra - Bears - '84
26. Shooting Star - Where You Gonna Run - '82
27. Chuck Francour - Under The Boulevard Lights - '80
28. Van Halen - Summer Nights - '86

Tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com or look for us on Tunein.com, Reciva Radio, Nobex Radio, Radio Tuna, etc. Join our Facebook group and participate in this coming week's geography request theme!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 5/29 - 50 WEEKLY NEW ADDS BEGINS NEXT WEEK!

Here are our new adds for this past week:

Top 40:

1. Pat Benatar - We Live For Love - '80
2. Bette Midler - My Mother's Eyes - '80
3. Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69 - '85
4. Pablo Cruise - Cool Love - '81
5. Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me - '88
6. Pia Zadora - The Clapping Song - '82
7. Bob And Doug McKenzie - Take Off - '82
8. Buckner And Garcia - Pac Man Fever - '82
9. 38 Special - You Keep Runnin' Away - '82
10. Dan Fogelberg - The Language Of Love - '84
11. Carly Simon - Jesse - '80
12. Firefall - Staying With It - '81

Bottom 45's:

1. Mickey Gilley - True Love Ways - '80
2. Sparks And Jane Wiedlin - Cool Places - '83
3. Jon Astley - Jane's Getting Serious - '87
4. Maestro Fresh Wes - Let Your Backbone Slide - '89
5. Headpins - Just One More Time - '83
6. Boys Brigade - The Passion Of Love - '83
7. Strange Advance - We Run - '85
8. Michael Furlong - Use It Or Lose It - '84
9. Lisa Nemzo - Hard For A Girl Like Me - '85
10. NRBQ - Me And The Boys - '80

Next week begins the quest for 50 new adds every week. I'm just picturing Billy Joel singing along with me right now: "1, 2, 3, 4, Pressure!"

Our request theme for the week of 5/30 through 6/5 will be: Request an 80's hit or obscurity from any groups that were either trios or quartets.

Tune into the station and make a request(chat room, one-on-one chat program, or contact form) through our webpage at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. You can also find us on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, Reciva Radio, and other major internet radio directories. Join our Facebook group and get the first news about upcoming shows!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 5/19

Here are our latest adds:

Top 40:

1. Pointer Sisters - American Music - '82
2. Corey Hart - In Your Soul - '88
3. Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life - '86
4. Bangles - Be With You - '89
5. Bangles - Walking Down Your Street - '87
6. Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister - '88
7. Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World - '80
8. The Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - '80
9. Martika - I Feel The Earth Move - '89
10. Dionne Warwick - No Night So Long - '80

Bottom 45's/Overseas Hits:

11. Toyah - Don't Fall In Love(I Said) - '85
12. Saraya - Back To The Bullet - '89
13. Devo - Theme From Doctor Detroit - '83
14. Fury - Keep On Dreamin' - '85
15. Warrant - Big Talk - '89
16. Bangles - Going Down To Liverpool - '84
17. Mel And Kim - Showing Out(Get Fresh At The Weekend) - '87
18. Terence Trent D'Arby - If You Let Me Stay - '87
19. The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me - '83
20. Adam Ant - Strip - '84

Starting in June, we will be striving to add at least 50 new tunes every week(more free time is being anticipated)!

Tune in by using our "Listen Live" or "Play Now" buttons at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. You can also look for us on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, Reciva Radio, and probably several other internet radio directories that add us without our knowledge! While on our webpage, visit our chat room and ask how you can become a VIP member!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 5/12

It's time for some new adds!

Top 40:

1. Bruce Hornsby And The Range - Mandolin Rain - '87
2. Ringo Starr - Wrack My Brain - '81
3. Olivia Newton-John - Soul Kiss - '85
4. White Lion - Wait - '88
5. Ronnie Milsap - Stranger In My House - '83
6. Sting - Be Still My Beating Heart - '88
7. Icicle Works - Whisper To A Scream(Birds Fly) - '84
8. Clarence Clemons And Jackson Browne - You're A Friend Of Mine - '85
9. Champaign - How 'Bout Us - '81
10. Franke And The Knockouts - Without You(Not Another Lonely Night) - '82
11. The Cars - Touch And Go - '80

Bottom 45's/MTV Light To Medium Rotation Tunes:

12. Bullet - I Sold My Soul To Rock N' Roll - '84
13. The Parachute Club - Rise Up - '83
14. The City - Walkaway - '86(studio group featuring Men At Work drummer Jerry Speiser and Men At Work producer Peter McIan, who had a bottom 45 of his own in '80)
15. The Gregg Allman Band - I'm No Angel - '87
16. Walk The West - Lonely Boy - '86
17. Uriah Heep - That's The Way That It Is - '82
18. Billy Rankin - Baby Come Back - '84
19. Ten Ten - When It Rains - '86
20. Keel - Because The Night - '86

Tune in to our station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com or look for us on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, Reciva Radio, etc. Join our Facebook group and get ready to learn about all of those 80's tunes that came and went!

Monday, May 9, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 5/9

I know, waiting for me to post some new adds to the rotation was like waiting for Genesis to release a follow-up album to Invisible Touch, but here we go:

Top 40:

1. Gavin Christopher - One Step Closer To You - '86
2. The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time(Do It Right) - '80
3. Frank Stallone - Far From Over - '83
4. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play - '80
5. Alan Parsons Project - Time - '81
6. Vixen - Cryin' - '89
7. Lionel Richie - Running With The Night - '83
8. Lionel Richie - Se La - '87
9. When In Rome - The Promise - '88

Bottom 45's:

1. Keep It Dark - Dreamer - '86
2. Animotion - Calling It Love - '89
3. Steve Carlisle - WKRP In Cincinnati - '81
4. Burns Sisters Band - I Wonder Who's Out Tonight - '86
5. Hawks - Right Away - '81
6. Shooting Star - Touch Me Tonight - '89

The Burns Sisters track is one of those fun and energetic lost gems that was just as good as anything that The Go-Go's and The Bangles had hits with; MTV played it for nearly 2 months!

Tune in using our "Listen Live" button at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. Our request theme this week is: Request an 80's hit or rarity from any N through Z artist!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 5/4

Here are some new adds to Awfully Awesome 80's:

Top 40:

1. The Boys - Dial My Heart - '88
2. Slade - My Oh My - '84
3. George Harrison - When We Was Fab - '88
4. Whitesnake - Fool For Your Loving - '89 - the remake
5. Vandenberg - Burning Heart - '83
6. Real Life - Catch Me I'm Falling - '84
7. Loverboy - When It's Over - '82
8. Loverboy - Notorious - '87
9. Cliff Richard - A Little In Love - '80
10. Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World - '87
11. Anita Baker - Caught Up In The Rapture - '86
12. Graham Parker And The Shot - Wake Up(Next To You) - '85

Bottom 45's(Minor Charters/Foreign Charters/Obscure MTV):

13. Hothouse Flowers - I'm Sorry - '88
14. Chas Jankel - Questionnaire - '81
15. The Cure - Fascination Street - '89
16. Graham Nash - Innocent Eyes - '86
17. Sue Saad And The Next - Won't Give It Up - '80
18. The Vels - Look My Way - '85
19. Trooper - Only A Fool - '82
20. Diving For Pearls - Gimme Your Good Lovin' - '89
21. Cheap Trick - Up The Creek - '84

Tune in by using our "Listen Live" button at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. While there, you can chat with the DJ and participate in this week's request theme(80's hit or rarity from an A through M artist); you will also see a link for our Facebook group in the chat room. We are also on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, Reciva Radio, and most major internet radio directories.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 4/26 AND "THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW" COMING NEXT WEEK!

New adds coming your way today on Awfully Awesome 80's:

Top 40:

1. Sheena Easton - You Could Have Been With Me - '81
2. Sheena Easton - Strut - '84
3. Stevie Wonder - Love Light In Flight - '84
4. Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake - '83
5. Daryl Hall And John Oates - Maneater - '82
6. Johnny Hates Jazz - I Don't Want To Be A Hero - '88
7. Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say - '80
8. Leo Sayer - Living In A Fantasy - '81
9. Mick Jagger And David Bowie - Dancing In The Street - '85
10. Heart - There's The Girl - '87
11. Prince With Sheena Easton - The Arms Of Orion - '89
12. Sade - Paradise - '88
13. Naked Eyes - When The Lights Go Out - '83
14. John Schneider - It's Now Or Never - '81
15. Thompson Twins - King For A Day - '86

Bottom 45's/Other Requests/Stuff You Probably Won't Hear On Other 80's Stations:

16. The Feelies - Away - '88
17. Jack Mack And The Heart Attack - She's Looking Good - '85 - remember Kim Richards killing it on the dance floor in "Tuff Turf?"
18. Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good - '84
19. The Untouchables - Free Yourself - '84 - top 30 hit in the UK in '85, but didn't do much here...this is better than a lot of those highly collectible northern soul records of the late 60's!
20. Sade - Hang On To Your Love - '84
21. The Blue Nile - Tinseltown In The Rain - '84

Thanks for all of the requests! In case you haven't heard, it's "UK Week" on AA80's...request your favorite 80's hit or rarity from an artist that was from England, Wales, Scotland or northern Ireland!

Tune in anytime using our "Listen Live" button at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com or search for us on Nobex Radio, Tunein.com, Reciva Radio, etc. Make sure to join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s! Get ready for our first edition of "That Was Then, This Is Now" coming next week, featuring "then" and "now" tracks from Rick Springfield, Peter Wolf, Elton John, etc.!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 4/20

Here are today's new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

Top 40:

1. Grayson Hugh - Talk It Over - '89
2. Sheena Easton - Morning Train(Nine To Five) - '81
3. Alice Cooper - Poison - '89
4. Nielsen/Pearson - If You Should Sail - '80
5. Donna Summer - Walk Away - '80
6. Haircut One Hundred - Love Plus One - '82
7. Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing - '88
8. Paul McCartney - Take It Away - '82
9. Paul McCartney - So Bad - '83
10. Robert Tepper - No Easy Way Out - '86
11. Bob Seger - Fire Lake - '80
12. Anne Murray - Blessed Are The Believers - '81
13. Photoglo - We Were Meant To Be Lovers - '80

Bottom 45's/Obscure MTV Artists:

14. Combonation - Girls Like You - '84
15. All Sports Band - Opposites Do Attract - '82
16. Haircut One Hundred - Fantastic Day - '82
17. Anne Murray - Another Sleepless Night - '82
18. Krokus - School's Out - '86
19. Heavy Pettin - In And Out Of Love - '83
20. Gary Myrick And The Figures - No Crisis - '81
21. Warlock - Fight For Rock - '86

Join in the fun and tune in at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com! You must own Scott Baio's two albums in order to participate...just kidding!

On a more serious note, I hope to secure some advertising on a well-known 80's site pretty soon!

Monday, April 18, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 4/18

It's a new week, which means it's time for new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's!

Top 40:

1. Joe Cocker - When The Night Comes - '89
2. Robert Palmer - Early In The Morning - '88
3. Marty Balin - Atlanta Lady(Something About Your Love) - '81
4. Martika - Toy Soldiers - '89
5. Dead Or Alive - Brand New Lover - '86
6. Models - Out Of Mind Out Of Sight - '86
7. Sam Harris - Sugar Don't Bite - '84
8. The Moody Blues - Sitting At The Wheel - '83
9. Boston - We're Ready - '86
10. Glenn Medeiros - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - '87

Bottom 45's/Novelty Tunes:

11. Joe "King" Carrasco And The Crowns - Party Weekend - '83
12. Cruzados - Hanging Out In California - '85
13. The Finders - Calling Dr. Howard - '82
14. Iam Siam - Talk To Me(I Can Hear You Now) - '84
15. The Slickee Boys - When I Go To The Beach - '83
16. Gamma - Right The First Time - '82
17. Commander Cody Band - Two Triple Cheese(Side Order Of Fries) - '80
18. David Lindley - Mercury Blues - '81
19. Hugh Cornwell - Another Kind Of Love - '88

You can tune in at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and/or you can download one of our three free mobile apps through our partnership with Nobex Radio while you're there!

Our request theme this week is: Request your favorite AOR/melodic rock/hair band/heavy metal/classic rock/southern rock tune that was released between 1980 and 1989.

Friday, April 15, 2016

MANY NEW ADDS FOR 4/15

It's time for a very sizable batch of new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's! Here we go...

Top 40:

1. Miami Sound Machine - Falling In Love(Uh-Oh) - '86(the single remix, not the album!)
2. Shirley Murdock - As We Lay - '87
3. Robbie Patton - Don't Give It Up - '81
4. Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle - '87
5. ABC - The Look Of Love(Part 1) - '82
6. ABC - (How To Be A) Millionaire - '86
7. David Bowie - Day-In Day-Out - '87
8. Eric Carmen - Make Me Lose Control - '88
9. Kool And The Gang - Stone Love - '87
10. Rick Pinette And Oak - King Of The Hill - '80
11. Get Wet - Just So Lonely - '81
12. Patrick Simmons - So Wrong - '83
13. Timothy B. Schmit - Boys Night Out - '87
14. Morris Day - Fishnet - '88

Bottom 45's/Requests/MTV "Blip On The Radar" Artists:

15. Rough Trade - All Touch - '82
16. James Ingram And Patti Austin - How Do You Keep The Music Playing - '83
17. Patti Austin - Every Home Should Have One - '83 - remix version
18. David Bowie - Underground - '86
19. Orange Juice - Flesh Of My Flesh - '83(remember Edwyn Collins of "A Girl Like You" 90's fame?)
20. The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like - '82
21. Janet Jackson - Come Give Your Love To Me - '83
22. Drivin' N' Cryin' - Can't Promise You The World - '88
23. Intimate Strangers - Let Go - '87(it was in the movie "My Demon Lover")
24. DNA - Doctors Of The Universe - '83(Rick Derringer and Carmine Appice's mix of AOR, prog and new wave)
25. Frozen Ghost - Should I See - '87
26. Frozen Ghost - Round And Round - '88
27. Frozen Ghost - Step By Step - '88

Why the love for Frozen Ghost? Dale, who runs the "I Want My MTV" Facebook group, is a fan of the Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic Woman series and movies, and #27 was in the '89 "Bionic Showdown" movie(it featured Sandra Bullock in one of her first on-screen roles, as a cyborg). He requested it and he occasionally promotes my station in his group, so it's the least I can do; I also figured it would be a good time to throw in the group's 2 best-known U.S. tracks.

Tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com, join in our chat room, and look for the link to our Facebook group while you're there! You can also find us on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio(free apps for Google Play, Itunes and Blackberry), Reciva Radio, etc.

The hits and misses will keep on coming! Heck, this weekend I may get a bit dopey and add some long-forgotten tracks from Commander Cody, The Slickee Boys, The Finders and Joe "King" Carrasco!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 4/13

Here are today's new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

Top 40:

1. Christopher Cross - No Time For Talk - '83
2. Robert Plant - Little By Little - '85
3. Klymaxx - Man Size Love - '86
4. Dolly Parton - Starting Over Again - '80
5. Van Halen(Hagar) - Dreams - '86
6. Van Halen(Hagar) - Finish What Ya Started - '88
7. Deborah Allen - Baby I Lied - '83
8. The Firm - Radioactive - '85
9. Andy Taylor - Take It Easy - '86
10. Roachford - Cuddly Toy(Feel For Me) - '89
11. Huey Lewis And The News - The Power Of Love - '85

Bottom 45's/"I Barely Remember Seeing Them On MTV" Artists:

12. The Look - We're Gonna Rock - '81(great band from Detroit)
13. Fiona - Talk To Me - '85
14. Diana Ross - Chain Reaction - '86(the remix that charted higher)
15. Pat Benatar - Le Bel Age - '86
16. Shalamar - A Night To Remember - '82
17. 20/20 - Jack's Got A Problem - '83
18. Luis Cardenas - Runaway - '86
19. Kingdom Come - What Love Can Be - '88

The station is really starting to take shape; thanks for all of your support and requests! If you haven't heard about us yet, then relive your fondest 80's musical memories and discover something you may have missed out on by visiting us at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com.

Monday, April 11, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 4/12

Another fine batch of new adds comes your way on Awfully Awesome 80's later on this morning! Some of these are requests and some come from my cloudy, overnight recollections of watching MTV in the early days:

Top 40 Hits:

1. Climie Fisher - Love Changes(Everything) - '88
2. Laura Branigan - Power Of Love - '87
3. Nancy Martinez - For Tonight - '86
4. Christine McVie - Got A Hold On Me - '84
5. Kansas - Play The Game Tonight - '82
6. Kansas - All I Wanted - '86
7. Robert Ellis Orrall With Carlene Carter - I Couldn't Say No - '83
8. Living Colour - Glamour Boys - '89
9. Triumph - Somebody's Out There - '86
10. Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart - '86
11. Belinda Carlisle - Leave A Light On - '89

Bottom 45's:

12. Duke Jupiter - I'll Drink To You - '82
13. Triumph - Say Goodbye - '82
14. Spoons - Bridges Over Borders - '86
15. Lulu Temple - Don't Say No - '83
16. Steve Winwood - Talking Back To The Night - '88 Remix
17. Tracey Ullman - Break-A-Way - '84
18. Player - If Looks Could Kill - '82

If you're a first-time listener, then be aware that what AA80's strives to do is to bring back what an hour of MTV used to be like: dominated by top 40 hits and recurrents with only a couple of "curves" thrown in. I'll never be as successful as 80's MTV was because they had all kinds of corporate backing. I'm not out to rule the world anyways; I'm fine with a small, loyal audience who keeps the station going and who knows that the 80's had a LOT more to offer than just "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Money For Nothing." Unlike MTV, you can count on my never branching out to reality/talk shows and you will get a lot longer than 2 to 4 weeks to become familiar with some of the "curves"/bottom 45's that I play(and hopefully you will dig some of them!).

Stop by and say hi and take a listen at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com! I'm always willing to chat; my beta tape collection with episodes of "That's Incredible!" can wait...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 4/10 AND UPCOMING SPECIALS

As promised, here is a bigger-than-usual batch of new adds for Awfully Awesome 80's! Most of the obscurities should challenge the memory banks of the most devoted classic MTV fans:

Top 40:

1. Poco - Call It Love - '89
2. Will To Power - Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley(Free Baby) - '88
3. Bruce Springsteen - Fade Away - '81
4. Partland Brothers - Soul City - '87
5. Oak Ridge Boys - Bobbie Sue - '82
6. Re-Flex - The Politics Of Dancing - '83
7. Mr. Mister - Something Real(Inside Me/Inside You) - '87
8. Dennis DeYoung - Desert Moon - '84
9. Bee Gees - One - '89
10. Billy Idol - Flesh For Fantasy - '84

Bottom 45's/MTV Obscurities:

11. Curves - Friday On My Mind - '83
12. Tenpole Tudor - Wunderbar - '81
13. Cats Can Fly - Flippin' To The A Side - '86
14. Single Bullet Theory - Keep It Tight - '83
15. The Call - Let The Day Begin - '89
16. Norm Norman - You're A Zombie - '83
17. IQ - Promises(As The Years Go By) - '87
18. Jim Foster - X-Ray Eyes - '86
19. The Bouncing Balls - An American Anthem - '83
20. Melvin James - Why Won't You Stay(Come In, Come Out Of The Rain) - '87
21. Utopia - Feet Don't Fail Me Now - '83
22. I-Ten - Taking A Cold Look - '83
23. Carpenters - Beechwood 4-5789 - '82

Tune into our 24/7 station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com or search for us on Tunein.com, Reciva Radio, Nobex Radio, ITunes Radio, etc.

The request theme for this coming week in our Facebook group will be "Request your favorite hit or obscurity that was released between 1985 and 1989."

Upcoming specials include an April 1982 Album Rock Tracks chart countdown, "That Was Then, This Is Now" two-fers, and a potential weekly half-hour mini showcase of early 90's tunes that carried on the 80's spirit(thinking about calling it "One Step Beyond").

If you're tired of the same old 80's tunes, then give us a try! When it comes to digging, we're not afraid to go "in too deep!"

Thursday, April 7, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 4/7

It's time for some more new adds, rotation replacements, requests, and some potential head scratchers on Awfully Awesome 80's:

Top 40:

1. The System - Don't Disturb This Groove - '87
2. Glass Tiger - I'm Still Searching - '88
3. Juice Newton - Heart Of The Night - '82(requested)
4. Chris De Burgh - Don't Pay The Ferryman - '83
5. Saga - On The Loose - '82
6. Richard Marx - Should've Known Better - '87
7. The Jets - Make It Real - '88
8. Charlie Sexton - Beat's So Lonely - '85
9. David Lee Roth - Just Like Paradise - '88
10. Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel(Playing With My Heart) - '85(requested)
11. Larry Graham - One In A Million You - '80

Bottom 45's/Non-Charters:

12. Bad Company - Shake It Up - '89
13. New Frontier - Under Fire - '88
14. Wax - Right Between The Eyes - '86
15. Stryper - Always There For You - '88
16. Precious Metal - Bad Guys - '85
17. Nicolette Larson - That's How You Know When Love's Right - '86(Duet With Steve Wariner - requested)

I know some of you are saying "Who are Precious Metal, Wax and New Frontier?" Awfully Awesome 80's not only spins the decade's hits and misses, but its ultimate goal is to present a nearly thorough "audio history of MTV, VH-1, BET, etc." This means giving some love to those artists that never got beyond breakout rotation(in other words, a 3 AM spin!). A lot of you would say that some of those artists deserved their fate, but if you stuck around long enough, you would find a few gems in the rubble!

Tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com, join our Facebook group, and don't be afraid to submit a challenging request! Coming up next week will be forgotten tunes from Cruzados, I Am Siam, Gamma, Hugh Cornwell, etc. and of course more of the classic hits!

Monday, April 4, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 4/4 AND "A WORK OF A.R.T." IS COMING SOON!

Here are tonight's new adds, broken down into top 40 and bottom 45's/non-charters:

Top 40:

1. Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love - '86
2. Jeff Healey Band - Angel Eyes - '89 - Single Version
3. Michel'le - No More Lies - '89
4. Pretty Poison - Nightime - '88
5. Foreigner - That Was Yesterday - '85
6. Thompson Twins - Get That Love - '87
7. The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night - '83
8. Simply Red - Money's Too Tight(To Mention) - '86
9. Junior - Mama Used To Say - '82

Bottom 45's/Non-Charters:

10. King Crimson - Heartbeat - '82
11. Sharks - Only Time Will Tell - '86 - A popular "Dial MTV" video
12. Toronto - Your Daddy Don't Know - '82
13. Phil Everly - Dare To Dream Again - '80
14. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11 - '86
15. Kiss - Heaven's On Fire - '84

Tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com or look for us on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, Reciva Radio, etc. Join our Facebook group or our chat room while on our webpage! Our request theme this week is "Request your favorite hit or obscurity from 1980-1984." Become a VIP member and you can request a lot more, including your suggestion for a weekend special!

Speaking of weekend specials...coming sometime next week will be "A Work Of A.R.T." - the top 60 album rock tracks from sometime in April of 1982!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 3/31

We may never have MTV looking the way it did back in the 80's, but we can at least have it sounding the way it did...thanks to my sister station, Awfully Awesome 80's! Here are some of the latest adds:

1. Dwight Twilley - Girls - '84
2. ZZ Top - Stages - '86
3. Wham! Featuring George Michael - Careless Whisper - '84
4. Wham! - The Edge Of Heaven - '86
5. Boy Meets Girl - Oh Girl - '85
6. The Honeydrippers - Rockin' At Midnight - '85
7. Spider - New Romance(It's A Mystery) - '80
8. Kim Carnes - Crazy In The Night(Barking At Airplanes) - '85
9. Rick Astley - Giving Up On Love - '89

And some bottom 45's/miscellaneous rockers:

10. PM - Piece Of Paradise - '88(featuring 3 members of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, this track is highly revered among westcoast AOR collectors)
11. Zebra - Tell Me What You Want - '83
12. Blotto - I Wanna Be A Lifeguard - '80(heavily played during MTV's first year, whether you liked it or not!)
13. Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny - '83
14. Fastway - Say What You Will - '83
15. XTC - Senses Working Overtime - '82
16. Jennifer Warnes And Chris Thompson - All The Right Moves - '83

Tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and join in our chat room(our Facebook group link can be found there)! You will also find image links for our 3 free downloadable apps through our partnership with Nobex Radio!

There is plenty more to come! Whether you heard or saw it 10 times a day or only once at 5 in the morning during the 80's, no 80's song is safe from our playlists!

Monday, March 28, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 3/28 - THIS WEEK'S REQUEST THEME(80's MOVIE SOUNDTRACK FAVORITES)

Here are the latest adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

Top 40:

1. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots - '82
2. ABBA - The Winner Takes It All - '80
3. Eddie Rabbitt With Crystal Gayle - You And I - '82
4. Juice Newton - Tell Her No - '83
5. A-ha - The Sun Always Shines On T.V. - '85
6. Squeeze - 853-5937 - '87
7. Nicolette Larson - Let Me Go, Love - '80
8. Dire Straits - So Far Away - '86
9. Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love - '80

American Bottom 45's/Foreign Hits:

1. Gazebo - I Like Chopin - '83
2. Farrenheit - Fool In Love - '87 - one of the best AOR songs ever
3. Wrabit - Anyway Anytime - '81
4. The Human League - I Need Your Loving - '86
5. Easterhouse - Come Out Fighting - '89
6. INXS And Jimmy Barnes - Good Times - '87
7. Let's Active - In Little Ways - '86

Join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s and get in on this week's request theme: favorite songs from 80's movie soundtracks(the more challenging, the better!). Coming up will be adds from Dolby's Cube, Red Rider, John Cafferty, John Waite, Sheena Easton, Wang Chung, Night Ranger, etc.! Don't get me on my pulpit about how everyone missed the boat on Night Ranger in '87!

If you don't want to join our group, then you can tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. Join us for a chat while you're there! We are also on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, Reciva Radio, ITunes Radio, etc.

Monday, March 21, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 3/21

My sister station, Awfully Awesome 80's, is adding the following hits and bottom 45's today:

Hits:

1. OMD - So In Love - '85
2. Matthew Wilder - The Kid's American - '84
3. John Fogerty - Rock And Roll Girls - '85
4. Debbie Gibson - Staying Together - '88
5. Slade - Run Runaway - '84
6. Leslie Pearl - If The Love Fits Wear It - '82
7. Def Leppard - Love Bites - '88
8. Kool & The Gang - Take My Heart - '81
9. Dan Reed Network - Ritual - '88

Bottom 45's:

1. Great Buildings - Hold On To Something - '81
2. House Of Lords - I Wanna Be Loved - '89
3. Classix Nouveaux - Guilty - '81
4. Janey Street - Under The Clock - '84
5. Roger Daltrey - Hearts Of Fire - '87

Tune in at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and join our chat room while you're at it; Members Only jackets are not required to participate!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 3/17

It's time for some more hits, misses and should-have-been-hits on Awfully Awesome 80's:

1. El DeBarge - Who's Johnny - '86
2. Katrina And The Waves - That's The Way - '89(They did have 3 hits!)
3. April Wine - Just Between You And Me - '81
4. Peter Wolf - Come As You Are - '87
5. Sheila E. - The Belle Of St. Mark - '84
6. The Manhattans - Shining Star - '80
7. Honeymoon Suite - Feel It Again - '86
8. The Kane Gang - Motortown - '87
9. Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You - '82
10. Shannon - Let The Music Play - '83

And those U.S. misses:

11. Asia - Go - '85
12. Sheila - Little Darlin' - '81
13. Foghat - Slipped, Tripped, Fell In Love - '82
14. April Wine - Enough Is Enough - '82
15. Pseudo Echo - Listening - '84
16. Anne Murray - That's Not The Way(It's S'posed To Be) - '84
17. Tesla - Heaven's Trail(No Way Out) - '89

If you have been looking for an 80's station that leans more toward the lesser-played top 40 hits and the truly obscure, then please consider joining our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s. You can tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. Requests are always accepted through the FB group, our webpage's chat room, or our webpage's song request form.

Please help keep internet radio alive by supporting us and the many other fine stations that refuse to give up!

Monday, March 14, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 3/14

Start off your work week with some new AA80's adds!

1. Eurythmics - Right By Your Side - '84
2. JoBoxers - Just Got Lucky - '83
3. Donnie Iris - My Girl - '82
4. Journey - Still They Ride - '82
5. Dan Hartman - We Are The Young - '84
6. Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight - '83
7. Billy Joel - Sometimes A Fantasy - '80 - single version
8. Warrant - Heaven - '89 - single version
9. Joe Jackson - Breaking Us In Two - '83
10. Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky - '88

And a couple of bottom 45's(minor or non-charters):

11. 3 - Talkin' Bout - '88
12. Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth - Beat Of A Heart - '85

Tune in and chat at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. You can also find us on Tunein.com, Itunes Radio, Nobex Radio, Reciva Radio, etc. We do our best to bring back the classic days of MTV and we are especially interested in your obscure 80's requests!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

TONIGHT'S NEW TOP 40 ADDS

Tonight's new top 40 adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

1. Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers - Tomorrow People - '88
2. Tommy Tutone - Angel Say No - '80
3. Paul Carrack - I Need You - '82
4. Stray Cats - I Won't Stand In Your Way - '83
5. Alice Cooper - Clones(We're All) - '80
6. Santana - Hold On - '82
7. Great White - The Angel Song - '89
8. Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz - '83
9. Alison Moyet - Invisible - '85
10. Elvis Costello - Veronica - '89

Tune in at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and make a request! We are also on Tunein.com, Itunes Radio, Radio Tuna, and Nobex Radio.

Monday, February 29, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 2/29

Let's start off a new week with more new adds on my sister station, Awfully Awesome 80's!

1. Dave Edmunds - Slipping Away - '83
2. Daryl Hall And John Oates - Did It In A Minute - '82(Request)
3. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate - '83(Request)
4. Ray Parker Jr. - I Still Can't Get Over Loving You - '83
5. Cutting Crew - One For The Mockingbird - '87
6. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Runner - '84
7. Hipsway - The Honeythief - '87
8. Aretha Franklin - Jumpin' Jack Flash - '86
9. J. Geils Band - I Do(Live Version) - '82
10. Glenn Frey - True Love - '88
11. Stacey Q - We Connect - '86

And some bottom 45's:

12. Thirty Eight Special - Rock & Roll Strategy - '88(their first single with new lead singer Max Carl)
13. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Circle - '89(a great mellow track that should have hit top 40)
14. Spys - Don't Run My Life - '82(a superb slab of early 80's AOR that fans of Balance, 707, Prism, Steel Breeze, and of course Foreigner would like)

Join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s and/or tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. While on our webpage, you can participate in our chat room for all things musically nostalgic(fans of my 60's and 70's station The Retro Attic also stop in)!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 2/25 - UPCOMING WEEKEND SPECIALS

Tonight's new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

1. Diana Ross - Pieces Of Ice - '83
2. Yes - Love Will Find A Way - '87
3. Arcadia - Goodbye Is Forever - '86
4. John O'Banion - Love You Like I Never Loved Before - '81
5. Paul Young - I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down - '85
6. Nu Shooz - Point Of No Return - '86
7. The Pretenders - Show Me - '84
8. Falco - Vienna Calling - '86

And a couple of minor charters and a non-charter(all played on MTV):

9. Dokken - Alone Again - '85
10. Patty Smyth - Never Enough - '87
11. Rick Derringer - I Play Guitar - '83

Tune in at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com or look for us on Tunein.com and Nobex Radio(3 free downloadable apps!). You can also join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s.

Coming soon will be a couple of weekend specials: an album rock tracks countdown from sometime in '83 and an '81-'83 new wave showcase.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 2/24

Here is another batch of new adds for my sister station Awfully Awesome 80's:

1. Genesis - No Reply At All - '81(by request)
2. Michael Stanley Band - He Can't Love You - '80
3. Cock Robin - When Your Heart Is Weak - '85
4. Del Shannon - Sea Of Love - '81
5. Eddie Rabbitt - Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight - '81
6. Double - The Captain Of Her Heart - '86
7. Kenny Loggins - Nobody's Fool - '88
8. Bryan Adams - Hearts On Fire - '87

And some more bottom 45's(now twice an hour!):

9. Robbin Thompson Band - Brite Eyes - '80
10. Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver - '81(by request)
11. Jackson Browne - For A Rocker - '84(by request)
12. Donald Fagen - New Frontier - '83

Join the AA80's Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s and stay updated on our latest activities! Tune into the station at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com, participate in our chat room, and help keep us going! Whether your musical tastes were mainstream or left-of-center, we hope to eventually be a definitive guide to 80's music!

Monday, February 22, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 2/22

New adds update for Awfully Awesome 80's:

1. Gary Wright - Really Wanna Know You - '81
2. 'Til Tuesday - What About Love - '86
3. The Afternoon Delights - General Hospi-tale - '81
4. Elton John - Kiss The Bride - '83
5. Elton John - Nobody Wins - '81
6. Marilyn Martin - Night Moves - '86
7. Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way - '85
8. Force M.D.'s - Tender Love - '86
9. Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer - '87

And some more bottom 45's(minor or non-charters):

10. Go West - We Close Our Eyes - '85
11. Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back - '84
12. Y&T - Don't Stop Runnin' - '84

Tune in at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and look for our Nobex Radio image links for our free app downloads and our Tunein.com listing. We also have a chat room and featured vintage music videos.

We are striving to be an 80's station that is about a lot more than just the big hits! Help us build it by submitting your challenging requests!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 2/21 AND JOIN US TONIGHT FOR A GROUP CHAT!

New adds today on Awfully Awesome Eighties:

1. Cinderella - Coming Home - '89
2. Jim Photoglo - Fool In Love With You - '81
3. Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band - American Storm - '86
4. Bangles - If She Knew What She Wants - '86
5. Phil Seymour - Precious To Me - '81
6. Moving Pictures - What About Me - '82
7. Oxo - Whirly Girl - '83
8. Little River Band - The Other Guy - '82
9. Eddie Money - The Love In Your Eyes - '89

And yet another bottom 45:

10. Henry Paul Band - Keeping Our Love Alive - '81

Join us tonight at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com from 7:30 to 10:30 eastern for a "getting to know the station" group chat. We will be taking requests and discussing ideas for future programming. You will be logged in automatically to the chat as a guest, but you will have the opportunity to change your name.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 2/17

Here are tonight's new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

1. John Cougar - Hand To Hold On To - '82
2. Face To Face - 10-9-8 - '84
3. Chilliwack - I Believe - '82
4. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning - '88
5. A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing(If I Had A Photograph Of You) - '83
6. Sammy Hagar - Two Sides Of Love - '84
7. Atlantic Starr - Circles - '82
8. Asia - Heat Of The Moment - '82(by request)
9. Mike And The Mechanics - Taken In - '86

And your "bottom 45"/"south of the top 40"/"deserved a better fate" entry:

10. Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Man - '86

Visit us at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and tune in through one of our two player buttons toward the top of the page. You can also participate in a group chat, request a one-on-one conversation with DJ Gilbert Matthews, request your favorite 80's track(no matter how obscure it may be), and access links to our Facebook group, our Tunein.com listing, and our 3 free mobile apps.

We have only begun to tap our enormous 80's vault! From Feargal Sharkey to Max Q to Saga to Phil Seymour...they're all precious to us(and hopefully to you too)!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR TODAY

Being added today on Awfully Awesome 80's:

1. Gary U.S. Bonds - This Little Girl - '81
2. Robbie Dupree - Hot Rod Hearts - '80
3. Laura Branigan - Solitaire - '83
4. Survivor - Poor Man's Son - '81
5. Van Stephenson - Modern Day Delilah - '84
6. Donna Summer - Who Do You Think You're Foolin' - '81
7. Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie - '82
8. Greg Kihn - Lucky - '85
9. Eye To Eye - Nice Girls - '82

And how about a bottom 45:

10. Tommy Conwell And The Young Rumblers - I'm Not Your Man - '88

Join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s and get ready for some fine internet radio listening! There may never be a vintage music video channel to once again feast our eyes on, but at least the music will continue to live on!

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