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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

The year of Ronald Reagan, Rubik’s Cube, CNN, Pac Man, the U.S. Olympic hockey team, J.R. Ewing, Mt. St. Helens, and the immeasurable loss of John Lennon. Music highlights included albums from Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Elvis Costello, the Police, Rockpile, and the Pretenders debut.

Coming up:
September 10 – 1988
September 17 – 1973
September 24 – 1998

This Week’s Playlist: 1980

    Song – Artist

  • 8 am
  • Alabama Getaway – The Grateful Dead
  • Looking for Clues – Robert Palmer
  • Rumours of Glory – Bruce Cockburn
  • Games Without Frontiers – Peter Gabriel
  • Flesh and Blood – Roxy Music
  • Stop Your Sobbing – The Pretenders
  • I Got You – Split Enz
  • Watching the Wheels – John Lennon
  • Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
  • Gonna Get You – Pete Townshend
  • 9 am
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Cadillac Ranch – Bruce Springsteen
  • Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
  • A Certain Girl – Warren Zevon
  • The Tide is High – Blondie
  • Girls Talk – Elvis Costello
  • While You See a Chance – Steve Winwood
  • Tears of a Clown – The English Beat
  • Generals and Majors – XTC
  • Driven to Tears – The Police
  • Whip It – Devo
  • 10 am
  • She’s So Cold – The Rolling Stones
  • Ashes to Ashes – David Bowie
  • Once in a Lifetime – Talking Heads
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
  • Late in the Evening – Paul Simon
  • Smithers-Jones – The Jam
  • Cars – Marvin Gaye
  • I Know What Boys Like – The Waitresses
  • One to One – Joe Jackson
  • This Beat Goes On / Switchin’ to Glide – The Kings
  • 11 am
  • Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
  • Sweet Home Chicago (live) – Lonnie Brooks
  • Opportunity – Elvis Costello
  • Me and the Boys- NRBQ
  • Pulling Mussels – Squeeze
  • Don’t Tell Me No – The Cars
  • Teacher Teacher – Rockpile
  • Pressure Drop – The Clash
  • I Don’t Remember – Peter Gabriel
  • Private Idaho – The B-52s
  • Mystery Achievement – The Pretenders
  • Turning Japanese – The Vapors

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