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Sing All Kinds Radio: “The 1980 Show”

My initial pitch for my radio show at WYXR was called “Postwar Pop,” and conceit was that each week I was going to play music from a different year, 1945-2000. But they gave me too much time to think between giving me a show and the station’s launch and once I started thinking of one-off ideas for shows those ideas piled up to the point that I switched to the “Sing All Kinds,” weekly theme format. But I think I’m going to weave the original notion in, with one “time travel” show each month. 

This week was the first one, jumping back 40 years. I did forget to move the fader on the first record I played, so this playback missed the first 20 seconds or so of “Take Your Time.” 

Next week: “The Your Favorite Music Show,” songs about listening to, well, songs. 

Here’s this week’s show:

And here’s this week’s playlist:

  1. “When You Were Mine” — Prince
  2. “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” — The S.O.S. Band 
  3. “Upside Down” — Diana Ross
  4. “Open Up” — Chic
  5. “Zulu Nation Throwdown” – Afrika Bambaataa and Cosmic Force
  6. “Twist and Crawl” — The English Beat
  7. “Crosseyed and Painless” — Talking Heads
  8. “I Found That Essence Rare” — Gang of Four
  9. “Fa Ce-La” — The Feelies
  10. “Split” — Kleenex
  11. “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” — The Slits
  12. “The World’s a Mess, It’s in My Kiss” — X
  13. “Rolling Along” — Lucinda Williams
  14. “Something on Your Mind” — Professor Longhair
  15. “I’m Getting Ready to Go” — Michael Hurley

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