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Saturday, September 19, 2020

THE LATEST NEW ADDS AS OF SEPTEMBER 2020

Here is a list of nearly 120 new adds to close out the summer of 2020. Thank you for your continued listening and support! 

Bryan Adams - Somebody

The Alarm - Presence Of Love

The Alarm - Sold Me Down The River

Robin Beck - Tears In The Rain

Adrian Belew - Oh Daddy

Black 'N Blue - Hold On To 18

Peabo Bryson And Regina Belle - A Whole New World

Stan Bush - Never Surrender

John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band - On The Dark Side

John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band - Tender Years

Felix Cavaliere - Only A Lonely Heart Sees

Charlene - I've Never Been To Me

Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On

Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love

Choirboys - Run To Paradise

Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane

Robert Cray Band - Smoking Gun

Robert Cray Band - Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

Def Leppard - Photograph

Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages

Def Leppard - Foolin'

Def Leppard - Hysteria

Def Leppard - Armageddon It

Def Leppard - Let's Get Rocked

Def Leppard - When Love And Hate Collide

Doug And The Slugs - Too Bad

Earth Wind And Fire - Let's Groove

Electronic - Getting Away With It

Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You?

Donald Fagen - New Frontier

The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another - Single Remix

The Fixx - Secret Separation

The Fixx - Driven Out

Nick Gilder - Wild Ones(Feeling Electric)

Giuffria - Lonely In Love

Giuffria - Love You Forever

GTR - When The Heart Rules The Mind

GTR - The Hunter

Heart - This Man Is Mine

Heart - Stranded

Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back

Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene

Bruce Hornsby And The Range - The Way It Is

Bruce Hornsby And The Range - Across The River

Whitney Houston - So Emotional

The Human League - Heart Like A Wheel

INXS - The One Thing

INXS - Don't Change

INXS - This Time

INXS - Never Tear Us Apart

Billy Joel - Say Goodbye To Hollywood - Live Version

Elton John - Circle Of Life

Le Roux - Let Me Be Your Fantasy

Le Roux - Carrie's Gone

Loverboy - When It's Over

Loverboy - Queen Of The Broken Hearts

Madonna - Burning Up

Madonna - Into The Groove

Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'(Every Time You're Near)

Michael McDonald - No Lookin' Back

Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings

Mike + The Mechanics - Silent Running(On Dangerous Ground)

Mike + The Mechanics - All I Need Is A Miracle

Mike + The Mechanics - Taken In

Mike + The Mechanics - Nobody Knows

Mike + The Mechanics - Seeing Is Believing

Ronnie Milsap - Lost In The Fifties Tonight(In The Still Of The Night)

The Motels - Only The Lonely

Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home

Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood

Stevie Nicks - Blue Lamp

Nu Shooz - Point Of No Return

Ozzy Osbourne - Mama I'm Coming Home

Quarterflash - Harden My Heart

Quarterflash - Take Me To Heart

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Queen And David Bowie - Under Pressure

Queen - I Want To Break Free

Queen - A Kind Of Magic

Queensryche - Gonna Get Close To You

Queensryche - I Don't Believe In Love

Trevor Rabin - Something To Hold On To

Rail - Hello

Dan Reed Network - Ritual

Dan Reed Network - Make It Easy

REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run

REO Speedwagon - In My Dreams

REO Speedwagon - Love Is A Rock

The Romantics - What I Like About You

The Romantics - Test Of Time

The Romantics - Mystified

David Lee Roth - Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody

David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose

David Lee Roth - Goin' Crazy!

David Lee Roth - Stand Up

Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

Saga - The Flyer

Boz Scaggs - Look What You've Done To Me

Simply Red - Holding Back The Years

Simply Red - The Right Thing

So - Are You Sure

Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen

Swing Out Sister - Breakout

Swing Out Sister - Am I The Same Girl

Triumph - Follow Your Heart

Bonnie Tyler - Here She Comes

Van Halen - (Oh) Pretty Woman - Includes Intruder

Van Halen - Love Walks In

Gino Vannelli - Hurts To Be In Love

Gino Vannelli - Wild Horses

Joe Vitale - Lady On The Rock(It's America)

Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days

Was(Not Was) - Smile

Was(Not Was) - Knocked Down, Made Small(Treated Like A Rubber Ball)

Was(Not Was) - Spy In The House Of Love

Was(Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur

Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin' On

Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy

Zebra - Lullaby

Friday, July 17, 2020

THE FIRST LIST OF NEW ADDS FOR SUMMER 2020

Here are the 101 latest adds to our rotation. Happy listening!

Al B. Sure! - Nite And Day
Animotion - I Engineer
Animotion - I Want You
The B-52's - Private Idaho
Bardeux - When We Kiss
Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right(To Party!)
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies
Blue Zone UK - Jackie
Brent Bourgeois - Dare To Fall In Love
Jackson Browne - Lawyers In Love
Buckner And Garcia - Do The Donkey Kong
Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong
D.A.D. - Sleeping My Day Away
Del Amitri - Always The Last To Know
Dion - And The Night Stood Still
Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me
Emerson Lake And Powell - Touch And Go
Robin Gibb - Juliet
Robin Gibb - Boys Do Fall In Love
Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
Debbie Harry - Rush Rush
The Jeff Healey Band - Confidence Man
Rupert Hine - Surface Tension
Hooters - Brother Don't You Walk Away
Paul Hyde And The Payolas - You're The Only Love
Garland Jeffreys - 96 Tears
Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why
Judas Priest - Hot Rockin'
Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid
Johnny Kemp - Birthday Suit
Cyndi Lauper - I Drove All Night
Huey Lewis And The News - Walking On A Thin Line
The Lightning Seeds - Pure
Little Richard - Great Gosh A'Mighty!(It's A Matter Of Time)
McAuley Schenker Group - Gimme Your Love
McAuley Schenker Group - Anytime
Mr. Big - Wild World
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Olivia Newton John - Make A Move On Me
The Police - So Lonely(UK Top 10 Hit In '80)
The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Police - Secret Journey
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Police - King Of Pain
The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger
Prince - Uptown
Prince - Let's Work
Prince - 1999
Prince - Delirious
Prince - Let's Pretend We're Married - Single Edit
Prince And The Revolution - Let's Go Crazy
Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain - Full Length
Prince And The Revolution - I Would Die 4 U
Prince And The Revolution - Take Me With U - Duet With Apollonia
Prince And The Revolution - Raspberry Beret
Prince And The Revolution - Pop Life
Prince And The Revolution - America
Prince And The Revolution - Kiss
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe - I.R.S. Single Version
R.E.M. - So. Central Rain(I'm Sorry)
R.E.M. - Fall On Me
R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It(And I Feel Fine)
R.E.M. - Stand
R.E.M. - Pop Song 89
The Rembrandts - Just The Way It Is Baby
The Rembrandts - Johnny Have You Seen Her?
Rob Base And D.J. EZ-Rock - It Takes Two
Dan Seals - Bop
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Kiss Them For Me
The Smithereens - Only A Memory
The Smithereens - House We Used To Live In
Soul II Soul - Back To Life
Bruce Springsteen - The River
The Storm - I've Got A Lot To Learn About Love
Survivor - Is This Love
James Taylor And J.D. Souther - Her Town Too
Tears For Fears - Mad World
Tears For Fears - Change
Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Tears For Fears - Advice For The Young At Heart
Ian Thomas - Hold On
Ian Thomas - The Runner
Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love
T'Pau - Heart And Soul
T'Pau - China In Your Hand
Vitamin Z - Burning Flame
Warrant - Down Boys
Warrant - Blind Faith
Danny Wilde - Isn't It Enough
Danny Wilde - Body To Body
Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Yes - Leave It
Yes - It Can Happen

Please note that we also now have one stop Amazon shopping, located just below the playlist history widget. Shop for CDs, vinyl, digital music and other products while you're on the station's website! If you need recommendations for ideal compilations on a specific artist, then please feel free to contact me through the chat widget.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

THE LATEST ADDS AS OF THE END OF APRIL 2020

Here is a list of the latest adds to the regular rotation for Awfully Awesome 80's. There is plenty more to come in May, including several well-known/fairly known artists making their first-ever appearance on the station:

Bryan Adams - Thought I'd Died And Gone To Heaven
Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
Paul Anka - Hold Me 'Til The Mornin' Comes
Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious
Robin Beck - Save Up All Your Tears
Bee Gees - The Woman In You
Bonham - Wait For You
Cheap Trick - Way Of The World
Eric Clapton - I've Got A Rock N' Roll Heart
Cock Robin - Thought You Were On My Side
The Cretones - Real Love
Danger Danger - Bang Bang
Chris De Burgh - Ship To Shore
Chris De Burgh - The Lady In Red
Karla DeVito - Cool World
Karla DeVito - Midnight Confession
Neil Diamond - I'm Alive
Dr. Hook - Loveline
Dokken - Burning Like A Flame
Thomas Dolby - Europa And The Pirate Twins
Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive
The Doobie Brothers - Here To Love You
Earth Wind And Fire - Fall In Love With Me
EBN OZN - AEIOU Sometimes Y
Jackie English - Once A Night
Falco - Der Kommissar
Foreigner - Heart Turns To Stone - Single Remix
Glenn Frey - I Found Somebody
J. Geils Band - Land Of A Thousand Dances
Giuffria - Call To The Heart
Go West - Don't Look Down The Sequel
Kelly Groucutt - Am I A Dreamer
Daryl Hall And John Oates - Family Man
Heart - How Can I Refuse
Don Henley - I Can't Stand Still
Roger Hodgson - Had A Dream (Sleeping With The Enemy)
The Honeydrippers - Sea Of Love
The Honeydrippers - Rockin' At Midnight
Honeymoon Suite - New Girl Now
Icehouse - No Promises
Imagination - Just An Illusion
Donnie Iris - Do You Compute?
Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
Joe Jackson - Happy Ending - Duet With Elaine Caswell
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - Crimson And Clover
Kiss - Tears Are Falling
Gladys Knight And The Pips - Save The Overtime (For Me)
Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon
Lone Justice - Shelter
Melissa Manchester - Nice Girls
Barry Manilow - Some Kind Of Friend
Mac McAnally - Minimum Love
Midnight Star - No Parking (On The Dance Floor)
Steve Miller Band - Circle Of Love
Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts - Featuring Teddy Pendergrass
Ministry - Work For Love
The Motels - Remember The Nights
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
Olivia Newton John And Cliff Richard - Suddenly
Nu Shooz - Should I Say Yes?
Ozzy Osbourne - Shot In The Dark
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - The Waiting
Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell - Single Version
Poco - Shoot For The Moon
Pointer Sisters - Should I Do It
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
Jerry Reed - She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)
Lee Ritenour - Is It You
Diana Ross - So Close
Scorpions - Make It Real
Scorpions - No One Like You
Phoebe Snow - Games
Rick Springfield - What Kind Of Fool Am I
Streets - If Love Should Go
Styx - Love At First Sight
Donna Summer - The Woman In Me
Supertramp - My Kind Of Lady
10cc - Runaway
38 Special - Teacher Teacher
Nolan Thomas - Yo Little Brother
Billy Thorpe - Children Of The Sun
Toto - Stop Loving You
Triumph - Magic Power
The Tubes - Tip Of My Tongue
Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire Titles
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
Wa Wa Nee - Sugar Free
Joe Walsh - Space Age Whiz Kids
Dionne Warwick - Take The Short Way Home
Jody Watley - Some Kind Of Lover
Jody Watley - Everything
Wham! - Where Did Your Heart Go?
White Lion - Little Fighter
The Who - You Better You Bet
The Williams Brothers - Can't Cry Hard Enough
Steve Winwood - Still In The Game
Peter Wolf - Lights Out
Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It
Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
Paul Young - Come Back And Stay
Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away

Sunday, January 19, 2020

JANUARY 2020 NEW ADDS

Here are January 2020's new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

ABBA - Super Trouper
Alias - Waiting For Love
Herb Alpert - Rotation
Adam Ant - Wonderful
The Babys - Turn And Walk Away
Bad Company - If You Needed Somebody
Dan Baird - I Love You Period
Bee Gees - He's A Liar
Pat Benatar - You Better Run
Pat Benatar - Treat Me Right
Blondie - The Hardest Part
Blondie - The Tide Is High
Blondie - Rapture
Blondie - War Child
Blues Brothers - Who's Making Love
David Bowie - Blue Jean
Jimmy Buffett - Volcano
Tony Carey - West Coast Summer Nights
Kim Carnes - Cry Like A Baby
Kim Carnes - Invitation To Dance
Kim Carnes - Abadabadango
Kim Carnes - Divided Hearts
Cheap Trick - Voices
Chicago - What Kind Of Man Would I Be?
Eric Clapton - I Can't Stand It
Joyce Cobb - Dig The Gold
Cocteau Twins - Pearly Dewdrops' Drops
Commodores - Lady(You Bring Me Up)
Commodores - Nightshift
John Cougar - Ain't Even Done With The Night
Christopher Cross - Say You'll Be Mine
The Cure - Lovesong
Damn Yankees - Where You Goin' Now
Charlie Daniels Band - The Legend Of Wooley Swamp
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Def Leppard - Two Steps Behind
Devo - Working In The Coal Mine
Dr. Hook - Better Love Next Time
The Doobie Brothers - One Step Closer
John Eddie - Jungle Boy
Walter Egan - Fool Moon Fire
Electric Light Orchestra - Last Train To London
The Fixx - Stand Or Fall
The Flying Lizards - Money
Foghat - Third Time Lucky(First Time I Was A Fool)
The Fools - Running Scared
Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune
Gamma - I'm Alive
Genesis - Turn It On Again
Great White - Rock Me
Daryl Hall And John Oates - Wait For Me
Corey Hart - I Am By Your Side
Heart - Who Will You Run To
Rupert Holmes - Escape(The Pina Colada Song)
The Inmates - Dirty Water
INXS - Disappear
Jefferson Starship - Jane
Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back
Waylon Jennings - Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard(Good Ol' Boys)
Billy Joel - She's Got A Way
Elton John - (Sartorial Eloquence) Don't Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?
Don Johnson - Heartbeat
Katrina And The Waves - Do You Want Crying
Kenny G - Silhouette
Kiss - Shandi
Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night
Little River Band - Cool Change
Melissa Manchester And Peabo Bryson - Lovers After All
The Manhattan Transfer - Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone
Don McLean - Crying
Don McLean - Since I Don't Have You
Don McLean - Castles In The Air
Ronnie Milsap - Smoky Mountain Rain
The Moody Blues - Gemini Dream
The Motors - Love And Loneliness
Randy Newman - It's Money That Matters
The Outfield - For You
Robert Palmer - You're Amazing
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Don't Do Me Like That
Pleasure - Glide
Pointer Sisters - Could I Be Dreaming
The Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
Elvis Presley - Guitar Man
The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Queen - Play The Game
Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
REO Speedwagon - Time For Me To Fly
Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
Dann Rogers - Looks Like Love Again
Linda Ronstadt - I Can't Let Go
Diana Ross - It's My Turn
Rossington Collins Band - Don't Misunderstand Me
Rufus And Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Rush - Tom Sawyer
Rush - Limelight
Rush - The Big Money
Santana - You Know That I Love You
Santana - Winning
Bob Seger - The Horizontal Bop
Shakespear's Sister - Stay
Sheriff - When I'm With You
Phoebe Snow - Mercy Mercy Mercy
Spider - It Didn't Take Long
Rick Springfield - Love Is Alright Tonite
Billy Squier - The Stroke
Billy Squier - All Night Long
John Stewart - Lost Her In The Sun
Supertramp - Breakfast In America - Live Version
10,000 Maniacs - Trouble Me
.38 Special - If I'd Been The One
John Waite - Tears
The Who - Athena
Kim Wilde - The Second Time(Go For It)
Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
Yes - Rhythm Of Love

There is plenty more to come, including a test playlist for a hard rock/metal/AOR station I would like to bring back from the dead(now that I have one...and soon two...available servers at my disposal), Captain Fingers, some Australian new wave, and some duo that wanted to teach us the vowels.