Paul’s Even More Forgotten ’80s

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The follow up to Paul’s More Forgotten ’80s consists of 100 tracks that failed to make the UK top 40. You’ll be surprised at how many you know, even if only by reputation. Each part has its own theme and the usual Spotify caveats apply. The photograph of me and my friend Larry was taken on 15 July 1989 shortly before we departed for the RDS to see The Cure. You can read more about that in When The Cureheads Invaded Ballsbridge. Part 1, track 1 was playing on the stereo as we posed, full of hairspray.

Part 1
01 Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids (7″ Version)
02 Depeche Mode – Dreaming Of Me (7″ Cold End)
03 Simple Minds – Sweat In Bullet (7″ Edit)
04 Fashion – Love Shadow
05 Spandau Ballet – She Loved Like Diamond
06 Tears For Fears – Suffer The Children (Original Version)
07 Men At Work – Who Can It Be Now?
08 Nena – Just A Dream
09 Associates – Those First Impressions
10 Heaven 17 – …(And That’s No Lie) (7″ Mix)
11 ABC – Ocean Blue
12 Arcadia – The Flame (7″ Remix)
13 The Power Station – Communication (Remix)
14 The Adventures – Feel The Raindrops
15 Blancmange – I Can See It (7″ Version)
16 Nik Kershaw – Nobody Knows
17 Howard Jones – You Know I Love You, Don’t You?
18 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dreaming
19 Human League – Love Is All That Matters (Edit)
20 When In Rome – The Promise


Part 2
01 Tracie – (I Love You) When You Sleep
02 Everything But The Girl – Mine
03 Working Week – Venceremos (7″ Edit)
04 Matt Bianco – Sneaking Out The Back Door
05 Scritti Politti – Perfect Way
06 Simply Red – Come To My Aid
07 Chris Rea – Josephine (Single Version)
08 China Crisis – You Did Cut Me
09 Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Forest Fire (Edit)
10 Sandie Shaw – Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?
11 David Sylvian – Taking The Veil
12 Paul Young – Why Does A Man Have To Be So Strong?
13 Swing Out Sister – Fooled By A Smile
14 Blow Monkeys – Celebrate (The Day After You)
15 Style Council – Waiting
16 Deacon Blue – Chocolate Girl
17 Hue & Cry – Ordinary Angel (7″ Mix)
18 Johnny Hates Jazz – Don’t Say It’s Love
19 Prefab Sprout – Cars And Girls
20 Tanita Tikaram – Cathedral Song


Part 3
01 Genesis – Misunderstanding
02 Def Leppard – Photograph
03 The Kinks – Don’t Forget To Dance
04 Suzanne Vega – Small Blue Thing
05 Sting – Moon Over Bourbon Street
06 Freddie Mercury – Made In Heaven (Single Remix)
07 The Bangles – Going Down To Liverpool
08 Clannad – Robin (The Hooded Man)
09 Chris De Burgh – Fatal Hesitation
10 Cactus World News – Years Later
11 U2 – In God’s Country
12 Hothouse Flowers – I’m Sorry
13 Cry Before Dawn – Witness For The World
14 The Pogues – Misty Morning Albert Bridge
15 Shakin’ Stevens – How Many Tears Can You Hide
16 Then Jerico – Muscle Deep (Single Version)
17 Paul McCartney – Figure Of Eight
18 Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel Of Love
19 Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
20 Don Henley – The End Of Innocence


Part 4
01 Michael Jackson – Girlfriend
02 James Last – The Seduction (Love Theme)
03 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock
04 Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out
05 Righeira – Vamos A La Playa
06 The Alan Parsons Project – Don’t Answer Me
07 Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett – Don’t Look Any Further (Single Mix)
08 Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora – When The Rain Begins To Fall
09 The Special AKA – What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (Edit)
10 Barrington Levy – Here I Come
11 David Bowie – Tonight
12 Tina Turner – Better Be Good To Me (7″ Mix)
13 Aretha Franklin – Freeway Of Love (Single Mix)
14 Prince – Pop Life
15 Five Star – R.S.V.P. (7″ Mix)
16 Lionel Richie – Love Will Conquer All (Edit)
17 Propaganda – P-Machinery
18 The Art Of Noise – Legs (7″ Mix)
19 New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (7″ Remix)
20 The Madness – I Pronounce You


Part 5
01 The B-52s – Give Me Back My Man
02 The Cure – Charlotte Sometimes
03 The Undertones – Julie Ocean (Single Version)
04 Aztec Camera – Walk Out To Winter
05 Orange Juice – What Presence?
06 The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (7″ Mix)
07 Sisters Of Mercy – No Time To Cry
08 Cocteau Twins – Aikea-Guinea
09 The Housemartins – Sheep
10 The Fall – Hey! Luciani
11 Talking Heads – Wild Wild Life
12 World Party – Ship Of Fools
13 That Petrol Emotion – Big Decision
14 Billy Bragg – Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards
15 Siouxsie & The Banshees – The Killing Jar
16 The Church – Under The Milky Way
17 Inspiral Carpets – Move
18 Pixies – Monkey Gone To Heaven
19 Jesus & Mary Chain – Head On
20 The Sundays – Can’t Be Sure

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