Ultimate 80s


Ultimate 80s

The bodacious Channel 4 Press & Publicity Team has gotten into the groove and hit the tweet decks to bring you the ULTIMATE 80s playlist to celebrate The C4 80s Night starting tonight at 8pm.

So turn up the beat box and hit the play button (or click the link to the playlist below)

  • Donna Mathews – Queen: It's A Kind Of Magic; it was a tough call between this or The Bangles.
  • Kate Conway - Musical Youth: Pass The Dutchie; My first (cassette) album at aged four. I loved it. Not sure the subject matter was entirely appropriate though.
  • Marion Bentley – Prince: Alphabet St. I could do the whole rap aged nine – had no idea what ‘jerk your body like a horny pony would’ meant - I assumed it had something to do with Applejack.
  • Peter Heneghan – Phil Oakley & Giorgio Moroder: Together In Electric Dreams or Madness: Baggy Trousers
  • Sam Elliott – Kylie: I Should Be So Lucky. I was really quite young in the 80s so not cool at all
  • Hannah Walker – Kajagoogoo: Too Shy
  • Justine Bower – Los Lobas: La Bamba or Ultravox: Vienna. Impossible. Where’s the room for Jason Donovan and Too Many Broken Hearts *sighs, slams bedroom door*
  • Benjie Goodhart - Life in a Northern Town: The Dream Academy; I Want to Know What Love Is: Foreigner; 99 Red Balloons: Nena; Two Tribes: Frankie Goes To HollyWood; E=MC2: Big Audio Dynamite; Romeo and Juliet: Dire Straits; Bad: U2;
  • Cecile Quinney - Tears for Fears: Head Over Heels and Lionel Richie: All Night Long.
  • Denize Belingy – The Jam: Town Called Malice
  • James Macleod – Mantronix: Bassline
  • Robyn McMurray – Fine Young Cannibals: She Drives Me Crazy. What I was listening to… In the womb.
  • Victoria Wawman - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by the legendary Wham!
  • Michele Marsland - Duran Duran: Rio
  • Ryan Davies – Heart: Alone.
  • Claire Cumberland - Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love
  • Nathalie MohoboobCameo: Word Up
  • James Fry – A B C: Poison Arrow. Yes, Yes, I know it's sung by my big brother Martin but it represents a mad time for me when we all went from being suburban pop fans to anything seeming possible because a member of the family actually becoming a pop star on Top of the Pops. How f**cking mad was that !!! The 80's started when I was 19 and by 29 I was a grown up with daughter and a massive record collection … my formative years for sure
  • Lis Clucas – Adam Ant: Stand and Deliver.
  • Rebecca Allin – Roxette: It Must Of Been Love
  • Charles Fearn – Billy Joel : Uptown Girl
  • Lyndsey Honour – SALT-N-PEPA: PUSH IT
  • Alison Peters – Roachford: Cuddly Toy
  • Nikki Neate - Straitjacket Fits: She Speeds. Well I did grow up in NZ
  • Sarah Booth – Madonna: Cherish
  • Alex Dyche - Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al. For obvious reasons.
  • Steve Rosier - Japan: Quiet Life

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