Paul’s More Forgotten ’80s

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I started working on the follow up to Paul’s Forgotten ’80s immediately after uploading the final part. Whereas the first project focused on top 20 hits, this one concentrates on singles that peaked between 21 and 40 on the UK chart. And in a rather radical change, I have decided to create it on Spotify rather than Mixcloud. This method of delivery brings its own restrictions; some tracks are not available in their single versions – or in some instances, not all all. However I was surprised to note that the bulk of what I wanted was on Spotify. As before, the reveal will be in weekly parts. The above photo is me checking out the MV Ranga shipwreck on the Dingle Peninsula, August 1984, on the very same day that I purchased Now That’s What I Call Music 3 from a Killarney record shop.

Part 1
01 Susan Fassbender – Twilight Café
02 Spandau Ballet – Paint Me Down
03 Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
04 Marc Almond – Stories Of Johnny
05 Heaven 17 – This Is Mine (7″ Mix)
06 Kajagoogoo – The Lion’s Mouth
07 Belouis Some – Some People
08 King – Won’t You Hold My Hand Now (7″ Mix)
09 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – So In Love
10 Bucks Fizz – I Hear Talk (Single Version)
11 Alison Moyet – Invisible (Single Version)
12 Arcadia – The Promise (7″ Mix)
13 David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fires) (Single Mix)
14 The Polecats – John, I’m Only Dancing
15 Timbuk 3 – The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
16 The Damned – Grimly Fiendish
17 Bananarama – A Trick Of The Night (7″ Version)
18 Lisa Marie with Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra – Something’s Jumpin’ In Your Shirt
19 Tears For Fears – I Believe (A Soulful Re-recording)
20 Depeche Mode – A Question Of Lust (Single Mix)


Part 2
01 Simon May Orchestra – Howards’ Way Theme
02 Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding
03 The Beautiful South – I’ll Sail This Ship Alone (Single Mix)
04 Everything But The Girl – Each And Every One
05 Matt Bianco – Half A Minute
06 Sade – The Sweetest Taboo
07 Bryan Ferry – Don’t Stop The Dance (7″ Version)
08 Style Council – Come To Milton Keynes
09 Cock Robin – The Promise You Made
10 The Christians – Forgotten Town
11 Level 42 – Children Say (Remix)
12 The Bluebells – Cath (Remix)
13 Danny Wilson – The Second Summer Of Love
14 Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Jennifer She Said
15 Suzanne Vega – Left Of Centre
16 Paul Young – Wonderland (7″ Mix)
17 Julia Fordham – Happy Ever After
18 Chris Rea – Stainsby Girls
19 Go West – Goodbye Girl (Single Edit)
20 Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down (Single Edit)


Part 3
01 Iron Maiden – Running Free
02 AC/DC – Shake Your Foundations (Remix)
03 Motley Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls
04 Vixen – Cryin’
05 Magnum – Start Talking Love (7″ Mix)
06 Bon Jovi – Never Say Goodbye
07 Gary Moore – Empty Rooms (Summer 1985 Single Version)
08 Def Leppard – Hysteria (Radio Edit)
09 Status Quo – Who Gets The Love?
10 Icehouse – Crazy
11 INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
12 Marillion – Sugar Mice (Radio Edit)
13 The Cult – Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)
14 The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues
15 Traveling Wilbuys – Handle With Care
16 Roy Orbison – She’s A Mystery To Me
17 Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down
18 Elton John – Little Jeannie (Single Mix)
19 Billy Joel – Leave A Tender Moment Alone
20 Big Daddy – Dancing In The Dark


Part 4
01 Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
02 Prince – Glam Slam (Single Version)
03 New Order – Round & Round (7″ Mix)
04 Samantha Fox – Love House (7″ Mix)
05 Duran Duran – Burning The Ground
06 Heatwave – Jitterbuggin’ (UK Single Version)
07 Mtume – Juicy Fruit (Single Mix)
08 Cameo – She’s Strange (Single Mix)
09 Stephanie Mills – The Medicine Song (7″ Version)
10 Five Star – Love Take Over
11 Grace Jones – Love Is The Drug (Single Version)
12 Pointer Sisters – I Need You (7″ Mix)
13 Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror (Single Edit)
14 Mica Paris featuring Courtney Pine – Like Dreamers Do
15 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Waiting In Vain (US 1984 Mix)
16 Musical Youth – 007
17 UB40 – So Here I Am
18 Bad Manners – Lorraine
19 The Body Snatchers – Let’s Do Rock Steady
20 The Special A.K.A. featuring Rhoda – The Boiler


Part 5
01 Joy Division – Atmosphere
02 David Sylvian – The Ink In The Well
03 Cocteau Twins – Pearly Dewdrops Drop (7″ Version)
04 Siouxsie & The Banshees – Spellbound
05 Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses
06 The Cure – Catch
07 Scarlet Fantastic – No Memory
08 The Housemartins – There’s Always Something There To Remind Me
09 New Model Army – Stupid Questions
10 The Clash – This Is England
11 The Jam – That’s Entertainment
12 Squeeze – Is That Love?
13 XTC – Generals & Majors (Edit)
14 Skids – Circus Games (7″ Version)
15 The Stranglers – Bear Cage
16 The Fall – There’s A Ghost In My House
17 Darling Buds – Hit The Ground
18 The Wonder Stuff – Who Wants To Be The Disco King?
19 The Wedding Present – Kennedy
20 The Smiths – Last I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me (7″ Edit)

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