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    Default Re: 80's songs you never hear on the radio these days

    I guess there are many really unless you listen to a dedicated 1980s Station. Heart Radio is good for this I find, but has 1970s songs too. A few I can recall not hearing on the Radio recently are

    Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
    Tears For fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    Ultravox - Vienna
    A lot by Bannarama including Nathan Jones, Venus, Love In The First Degree
    Dusty Springfield Featuring the Pet Shop Boys - In Private
    Sa Fox - I Only Wanna Be With You


    This is very much a pitty I think. Thankfully the 1980s had all this with artists recording lesser known songs being instantly remembered I when heard (even if they never managed the top 5/10 in the Charts) I feel/think

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    Good choices on this thread! I'd like to add:

    "Camouflage" Stan Ridgeway
    "Driving away from home" It's Immaterial
    "Lean on me" Red Box
    "Sign of the Times" Belle Stars
    "Party Fears Two" The Associates
    "The closest thing to Heaven" The Kane Gang
    "Obsession" Animotion
    "Broken Land" The Adventures
    "Magic Smile" Rosie Vela
    "The promise you made" **** Robin

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    Brother Louie - Modern Talking

    This had lots of airplay when it was out but very little afterwards.

    I'm still wondering what "sem-alem-achu-mi" actually was.
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    Default Re: 80's songs you never hear on the radio these days

    One which was all over the radio and the telly in 1983 was 'La Serenissima' by Rondo Veneziano - this was the tune with the animated video of a classical orchestra with featureless chrome faces and Venice being rescued from the sea by a spacecraft. It didn't do great business in the charts at the time though, despite all of the publicity.
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    Default Re: 80's songs you never hear on the radio these days

    Aztec Camera - How Men Are
    Belouis Some - Some People
    Suzanne Vega - Marlena On The Wall
    The Mobiles - Drowning In Berlin
    Trans X - Living On Video
    ZZ Top - Rough Boy
    Marillion - Incommunicado
    Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
    Feargal Sharkey - Listen To Your Father
    David Christie - Saddle Up


    A few I quite liked back in the day :-)

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    The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

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    Havent heard this one for ages Dont Wanna Dance-Eddie Grant 1983 but was on radio today

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    Default Re: 80's songs you never hear on the radio these days

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Every now & again I hear something one the radio that I've not heard for years away from my or my Dad's CD collection.

    I have a few mentioned above on CD.
    Agreed Richard - though I'm not a great Radio listener unless in a Car or in a Cafe' etc (which is a great Bonus too if Magic if is on)

    A few more I can think of;

    Bonnie Tyler - Total eclipse Of The Heart
    T'Pau - China In Your Hand
    Tiffany - I think We're Alone Now (though I guess Girls Alouds' version does run it close and gains more coverage as a result)
    Culture Club - Carma Carmelon
    Westside - Sonic Boom Boy ( a great song no doubts)
    Take my Breath Away - Berlin
    Ice Ice Baby (original version - though I can't recall who sang it first)

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