A special summertime jam for East of the M60
The schools have broken up for the summer holidays, and the sunshine has inspired this playlist. For once, I shall break with the usual Rebellious Mixtape rules and consider a possible continuous playlist.
Let’s have it!
Oh, and I know there’s also Spotify, but I am also enabling you to make a few suggestions and additions by displaying the playlist.
Be warned, there may be the odd chunk of cheese or prog rock track thrown in as a possible curveball. Estimated time of playlist is around three hours.
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- Wonderful Land, The Shadows (1962);
- A Message To You, Rudy, The Specials (1979);
- Double Dutch, Malcolm McLaren (1983);
- Tantalise (Wo-Wo-Ee-Yeh-Yeh), Jimmy The Hoover (1983);
- Spirit in the Sky, Doctor and the Medics (1986);
- Roundabout, Yes (1971);
- Just An Illusion, Imagination (1982);
- I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby, Kid Creole and the Coconuts (1982);
- Replicas, Gary Numan (1979);
- I Remember Nothing, Joy Division (1979);
- On The Run, Electric Light Orchestra (1979);
- Prologue/Twilight, Electric Light Orchestra (1981);
- We Are Glass, Gary Numan (1980);
- Space Age Love Song, A Flock of Seagulls (1983);
- Been in Love Before, The Cutting Crew (1986);
- Always and Forever, Heatwave (1979).
- Teacher, I-Level (1983);
- Going Back To My Roots, Odyssey (1981);
- Bootylicious, Destiny’s Child (2001);
- Deeper Underground, Jamiroquai (1998);
- Ceremony, New Order (1981);
- Regret, New Order (1994);
- Automatic, The Pointer Sisters (1984);
- IOU, Freeez (1983);
- Situation, Yazoo (1982);
- Geisha Boys and Temple Girls, Heaven 17 (1981);
- Empire State Human, The Human League (1979);
- Robertson’s Golden Shred advertisement, John Kongos (1978)*;
- The River, King Trigger (1982);
- Love Missile F1-11, Sigue Sigue Sputnik (1986);
- Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit), Falco (1986);
- Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer (1985).
- I Was Made For Loving You, Kiss (1979);
- Barracuda, Heart (1977);
- Made of Stone, The Stone Roses (1989);
- Heartsong, Gordon Giltrap (1977)**;
- Conscious Man, The Jolly Brothers (1979);
- Waiting in Vain, Bob Marley and the Wailers (1977);
- Never Never Love, Simply Red (1996);
- I’ll Fly For You, Spandau Ballet (1984);
- Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love, Glenn Medeiros (1988);
- Babe, Styx (1979);
- Walking on Sunshine, Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin (1982);
- You’re The One For Me, D Train (1982);
- You Can’t Hide Your Love, David Joseph (1983);
- Wait, Robert Howard and Kym Mazelle (1988);
- Keep On, Cabaret Voltaire (1990);
- Pacific State, 808 State (1989).
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To ensure the highest quality reproduction, the running times of some of the titles as originally released have been changed.
* As seen in the film version of Scum (1979) in the association room scene, starring Ray Winstone.
** Theme tune from BBC’s Holiday, late 1970s to early 1980s.
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S.V., 23 July 2014