Thanks for stopping by! Awfully Awesome 80's is your 24/7 internet radio guide to the 1980's and early 1990's(primarily the tunes that kept the 80's spirit alive!). We play the classic top 40 hits and the lost hits, but we also place a heavy emphasis on the minor charters and non-charters...or as we call them, bottom 45's. If you were a fan of obscure MTV artists, then you have come to the right place! Special shows will be announced as time permits. If you have a request or a suggestion or just want to say hi, then please use our chat widget in the lower right corner. There is also a song request form below on the right sidebar.

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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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