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! As of February 1, 2019, the rotation will be expanded to include hits and misses from the late 70's and early to mid 90's that had connections to 80's artists! 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. When it comes to "Awfully Awesome 80's," too much 80's is definitely never enough!

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

THE LATEST NEW ADDS AND WE'RE STILL FIGHTING!

Below is a big list of the latest new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's. Some of these you won't hear anywhere else!

We're continuing on. Streamlicensing wants us to forward any mean ASCAP letters to their attorneys, and they stated in a conference call today that they will have our backs in case their dispute with ASCAP goes to trial. Simply put, all of the performing agencies SL is in agreements with were overpaid in royalties for almost the past year due to a technical glitch in the songbase software. All of our stations' commercials, jingles, sweepers and liners were being included in the count. BMI, SESAC and Soundexchange are all being cooperative with the internal audit, but ASCAP ran out of patience. Any monies due ASCAP are currently sitting in an escrow account and will be released to them once an amicable solution is reached(even though, for all intents and purposes, they had been paid all along!). We are supposed to be getting a letter tomorrow that further states SL's intentions and indemnifications for us.

SL has been good to me over the past 3 years, so I'm going to give them a chance to prove themselves. I really think they do have a case. If I feel that it is starting to get "too hot," then I will move on to another outlet.

Back to happier things...it will be "AOR August" on AA80's. I will be looking for suggestions on 80's melodic rock, metal, progressive rock, and southern rock. The more forgotten, the better...but I'm sure there are still some hits that aren't currently being rotated.

Please make your comments, requests and donations at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com. Oh yeah, and here is that new adds list:

Top 40:

1. Suzanne Vega - Luka - '87
2. David Lasley - If I Had My Wish Tonight - '82
3. Mike Post - Theme From Magnum P.I. - '82
4. Boy George - Live My Life - '87 Single Mix
5. Golden Earring - Twilight Zone - '82
6. The Clash - Train In Vain(Stand By Me) - '80
7. The Clash - Rock The Casbah - '82
8. Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time - '80
9. Paul McCartney And Wings - Coming Up - '80 Live At Glasgow Version
10. The Art Of Noise With Max Headroom - Paranoimia - '86
11. Ann Wilson And Robin Zander - Surrender To Me - '88
12. Sa-Fire - Thinking Of You - '89
13. Donny Osmond - Sacred Emotion - '89
14. Basia - Time And Tide - '88
15. Bruce Springsteen - One Step Up - '88
16. Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes - '82 The UK Single And MTV Video Mix
17. Ready For The World - Love You Down - '86
18. Ready For The World - Digital Display - '85
19. Ready For The World - Oh Sheila - '85
20. Kevin Paige - Don't Shut Me Out - '89
21. Rick James - 17 - '84 Single Version
22. Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band - Understanding - '84
23. Commodores - Oh No - '81
24. Rick Springfield - Love Somebody - '84
25. Irene Cara - The Dream(Hold On To Your Dream) - '83
26. Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You - '84
27. Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin' - '80
28. Teena Marie - Lovergirl - '84
29. The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City - '81
30. David Foster - Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire - '85
31. Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy - '89
32. Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall - '88
33. Blondie - Atomic - '80 Single Version
34. Blondie - Call Me - '80
35. A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki - '81
36. Starship - Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight - '86
37. Barry Gibb - Shine Shine - '84
38. The Cars - Tonight She Comes - '85
39. New Edition - Mr. Telephone Man - '84
40. New Edition - A Little Bit Of Love(Is All It Takes) - '86
41. Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me - '84
42. Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero - '84
43. Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me - '80
44. Rainbow - Stone Cold - '82
45. Sergio Mendes - Never Gonna Let You Go - '83 Vocals By Joe Pizzulo And Leza Miller
46. Loverboy - Hot Girls In Love - '83
47. Benny Mardones - Into The Night - '80
48. The Hollies - Stop In The Name Of Love - '83
49. Roger Daltrey - Without Your Love - '80
50. A-Ha - Take On Me - '85
51. Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin' For You - '81
52. Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts - '81
53. Queen - Body Language - '82
54. Tom Petty - Free Fallin' - '89
55. Steve Winwood - Freedom Overspill - '86
56. Kenny Loggins - Meet Me Half Way - '87
57. Peter Schilling - Major Tom(Coming Home) - '83

Bottom 45's:

1. Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Cold Shot - '84
2. Karen Kamon - Loverboy - '84
3. Aztec Camera - Oblivious - '83
4. November Group - Put Your Back To It - '83
5. Utopia - Crybaby - '84
6. Annie Golden - Hang Up The Phone - '84
7. Life By Night - Phone To Phone - '85
8. Golden Earring - When The Lady Smiles - '84
9. Flamin' Oh's - I Remember Romance - '80
10. David Johansen - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place/Don't Bring Me Down/It's My Life - '82
11. Paul Kantner - The Planet Earth Rock And Roll Orchestra - '83
12. Larry Lee - Don't Talk - '82
13. Climax Blues Band - Gotta Have More Love - '80
14. Stephen Bishop - Walking On Air - '89
15. Cheetah - Bang Bang - '82
16. Kevin Raleigh - Moonlight On Water - '89
17. Queen - I Want It All - '89
18. Movieland - Postcard To New York - '86
19. One To One - Angel In My Pocket - '86
20. Cry Before Dawn - The Seed That's Been Sown - '87
21. Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver - '81
22. Age Of Chance - Kiss - '86
23. The Cucumbers - My Boyfriend - '87
24. Fate - I Won't Stop - '86
25. The Honeys - Running Away From Love - '83
26. Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink - '86 Re-Recorded Movie Version
27. Jude Cole - Back To School - '86
28. Jimmy Page - Wasting My Time - '88
29. Badlands - Dreams In The Dark - '89
30. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Brother Of Mine - '89
31. Roman Holliday - Stand By - '83
32. Roman Holliday - One Foot Back In Your Door - '85
33. Lindsey Buckingham - Time Bomb Town - '85
34. Michael Franks - Comin' Home To You - '82
35. Al Jarreau - Girls Know How - '82
36. Divinyls - Ring Me Up - '83
37. Roy Orbison And K.D. Lang - Crying - '87
38. Ivan Neville - Falling Out Of Love - '89
39. Kajagoogoo - Kajagoogoo - '83
40. Lion - Love Is A Lie - Power Love Version - '86
41. Randy Wayne And Carroll Sue Hill - That Was Then This Is Now - '85
42. Stan Bush - The Touch - '86
43. Sammy Hagar - Winner Takes It All - '87
44. Jack Mack And The Heart Attack - True Lovin' Woman - '82
45. Jack Mack And The Heart Attack - Hooray For The City - '82
46. Angel And The Reruns - Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys? - '84
47. Missing Persons - Words - '82
48. Missing Persons - Give - '84
49. Roger Daltrey - Quicksilver Lightning - '86
50. Big Spender - Hit The Beach - '83
51. Hot Date - Do It To You - '83
52. Giorgio Moroder With Philip Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams - '84
53. Culture Club - Love Is Love - '84
54. Fastway - After Midnight - '86
55. Alice Cooper - He's Back(The Man Behind The Mask) - '86
56. Dokken - Dream Warriors - '87
57. Mark Safan - Win In The End - '85
58. Amy Holland - Shootin' For The Moon - '85
59. Paul Anka - Gimme The Word - '83 Duet With Karla DeVito
60. Psychedelic Furs - Sleep Comes Down - '82
61. Sammy Hagar - Fast Times At Ridgemont High - '82
62. Stewart Copeland And Stan Ridgway - Don't Box Me In - '83
63. Poco - I'll Leave It Up To You - '82
64. E.G. Daily - Mind Over Matter - '87
65. Billy Squier - Fast Times(The Best Years Of Our Lives) - '82
66. Jermaine Jackson - (Closest Thing To) Perfect - '85
67. The Ravyns - Raised On The Radio - '82
68. The Coupe De Villes - Big Trouble In Little China - '86
69. Michael Sembello - Gravity - '85
70. Quarterflash - Don't Be Lonely - '82
71. Lani Hall - Never Say Never Again - '83
72. Refugee - Survival In The Western World - '87
73. Stephanie Mills - Bit By Bit - '85
74. Dan Hartman - Fletch, Get Outta Town - '85
75. Department S - I Want - '81
76. Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns - Bad Rap - '82
77. Boy Meets Girl - Bring Down The Moon - '89
78. Wild Blue - Fire With Fire - '86
79. Altered Images - I Could Be Happy - '81
80. Altered Images - Bring Me Closer - '83
81. David Pack - I Just Can't Let Go - '86 With Michael McDonald And James Ingram
82. Lyres - Don't Give It Up Now - '84
83. Kip Addotta - Life In The Slaw Lane - '86
84. American Girls - American Girl - '86
85. Gentlemen Without Weapons - Unconditional Love(Planet Earth) - '88
86. All About Eve - Every Angel - '88
87. Stealin Horses - Turnaround - '88
88. David And David - Ain't So Easy - '87
89. Tom Kimmel - That's Freedom - '87
90. Rob Jungklas - Make It Mean Something - '87
91. Big Pig - Breakaway - '88
92. Lionel Richie - Deep River Woman - '87 With Alabama
93. XTC - Ball And Chain - '82
94. Triumph - Just One Night - '86 Album Mix
95. David London - Samantha - '80
96. Teen Dream - Let's Get Busy - '87
97. The Earons - Land Of Hunger - '84
98. Giuffria - I Must Be Dreaming - '86
99. The Mood - Paris Is One Day Away - '82
100. Nine Ways To Win - Close To You - '83
101. Q-16 - Torn Up - '85
102. Betsy - You'll Never Get Out(Of This Love Alive) - '88
103. Crazy Joe And The Variable Speed Band - Eugene - '81
104. Din - Reptiles - '83
105. Trees - Delta Sleep - '82
106. Re-Flex - Praying To The Beat - '83
107. The Rain Parade - This Can't Be Today - '83
108. J.D. Souther - Go Ahead And Rain - '84
109. Nora - Matter Of Time - '83
110. Sparks - With All My Might - '84
111. Mental As Anything - Too Many Times - '81
112. Fear Of Strangers - Shopping For A Dog - '82
113. In Vitro - Man And Woman - '87
114. J. Geils Band - Concealed Weapons - '84
115. Sweet - Sixties Man - '80
116. Peter Schilling - The Different Story(World Of Lust And Crime) - '89