Paul’s Yet More Forgotten ’80s

Just like Paul’s Still More Forgotten ’80s, there are no chart restrictions on this new series of 100 forgotten singles. As always, your mileage may vary. Part 1 focuses on a wide variety of tunes from 1984 to 1989 – covering off the later part of 6th class leading into the entire secondary school era and slightly beyond. The heart of sophisti-pop beats on Part 2 along with some worldly excursions while the third part has a decidedly political slant. Part 4 looks to Europe and particularly the Italo sound of the mid-1980s. Many of these songs were played at Genazzano’s open air disco during August 1986. We go dark for Part 5 and celebrate a number of goth & hairspray classics. Memories of Club 19, Cheers in Charles Street, Rosbercon Youth Club disco and those all important pre-boozing bedroom spins. PS – the photo dates from post-Christmas 1982. A roller-skating jam with the cousins.

Part 1
01 Shakin’ Stevens – A Love Worth Waiting For
02 Joe Fagin – That’s Livin’ Alright
03 Sandie Shaw – Hand In Glove (Single Version)
04 Captain Sensible – Glad It’s All Over
05 Big Country – Where The Rose Is Sown (Radio Edit)
06 Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Brand New Friend
07 David Cassidy – The Last Kiss
08 The Bangles – If She Knew What She Wants
09 The Smiths – Ask
10 Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (7″ Mix)
11 Cry Before Dawn – Gone Forever
12 George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
13 R.E.M. – Finest Worksong (Mutual Drum Horn Mix)
14 Fleetwood Mac – As Long As You Follow
15 Marc Almond – Tears Run Rings
16 The Hooters – Satellite
17 Traveling Wilburys – End Of The Line
18 1927 – That’s When I Think Of You
19 Queen – Scandal
20 Prince – Batdance (Edit)


Part 2
01 Level 42 – It’s Over (Remix)
02 ABC – The Night You Murdered Love
03 Black – Everything’s Coming Up Roses
04 Chris Rea – Que Sera (Single Version Re-Recorded)
05 Climie Fisher – Love Like A River
06 Johnny Hates Jazz – I Don’t Want To Be A Hero
07 Sade – Love Is Stronger Than Pride
08 Londonbeat – 9AM (The Comfort Zone)
09 The Proclaimers – Sunshine On Leith (Radio Edit)
10 Chris De Burgh – Sailing Away
11 Enya – Storms In Africa (Part II)
12 Mike Oldfield – Innocent
13 Tanita Tikaram – World Outside Your Window
14 Love & Money – Jocelyn Square
15 Deacon Blue – Wages Day
16 Dr Robert & Kym Mazelle – Wait (Short)
17 Danny Wilson – The Second Summer Of Love
18 Hue & Cry – Violently (Your Words Hit Me)
19 The 4 Of Us – Mary
20 Something Happens! – Take This With You


Part 3
01 Peter Gabriel – Biko (Single Mix)
02 Young Marble Giants – Final Day
03 Bolland & Bolland – You’re In The Army Now
04 Thomas Dolby – Windpower (Single Version)
05 Billy Joel – Allentown
06 The Special AKA – Nelson Mandela
07 Minutemen – Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing
08 Billy Bragg – Between The Wars
09 Artists United Against Apartheid – Silver And Gold
10 The Housemartins – Flag Day (Single Version)
11 Sting – If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
12 Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne – You’re A Friend Of Mine
13 XTC – Dear God
14 Paul Simon – Graceland
15 Eurythmics – When Tomorrow Comes
16 UB40 – Sing Our Own Song
17 Bright Blue – Weeping
18 Midge Ure – Dear God (7″ Mix)
19 Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout A Revolution
20 Simple Minds – Mandela Day (Edit)


Part 4
01 Real Life – Catch Me I’m Falling
02 Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita
03 Modern Talking – You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul (7″ Mix)
04 Raf – Self Control
05 Valerie Dore – Get Closer
06 Fun Fun – Give Me Your Love
07 E.G. Daily – Say It, Say It
08 Moti Special – Cold Days, Hot Nights
09 Silver Pozzoli – Around My Dream (7″ Mix)
10 Fancy – Bolero (7″ Mix)
11 Baltimora – Tarzan Boy (Summer Remix)
12 Sandra – In The Heat Of The Night (Single Version)
13 Matia Bazar – Ti Sento
14 Okay – Okay! (Single Version)
15 Eddy Huntington – Up & Down
16 Den Harrow – Don’t Break My Heart
17 C.C. Catch – Nothing But A Heartache (Single Mix)
18 Camouflage – Love Is A Shield (Single Version)
19 Falco – Jeanny
20 Alphaville – Forever Young


Part 5
01 Bauhaus – Dark Entries
02 Joy Division – Komakino
03 New Order – Ceremony (Version 1)
04 Modern English – I Melt With You (7″ Mix)
05 Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter
06 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – In The Ghetto
07 Dead Can Dance – The Arcane
08 Sisters Of Mercy – Walk Away
09 Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
10 The Cult – Rain
11 The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
12 Cocteau Twins – Those Eyes, That Mouth
13 The Sugarcubes – Birthday
14 The Wedding Present – My Favourite Dress
15 Jesus & Mary Chain – Happy When It Rains (7″ Mix)
16 Pixies – Gigantic (Single Version)
17 House Of Love – Christine
18 Shelleyan Orphan – Shatter
19 All About Eve – Martha’s Harbour
20 The Cure – Lullaby

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