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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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!