Theme: NYE 2020

NYE 2020 Article ImageMy invited guests included Kimberley Franklin from FM88.9 ‘What the Hills?!’ Kimberley produces a radio show and podcast, broadcasting from the Adelaide hills. Her partner (fiancee?) Andrew Challen was also in studio. We had a LOT of conversation both on and off air.

Because I chatted a LOT with my guests, I didn’t keep a proper record of all the songs I had queued nor all of the song-requests. So this list is maybe some of them, and possibly out of order.

Here are the few songs I put to air before they arrived:

  • Let’s Get Rocked – Def Leppard
  • Pump It Up – Automatic
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
  • Hot Chilli Woman – Noiseworks
  • Dance Dance Dance – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood
  • Thunder – Imagine Dragons
  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
  • Tubthumping (Radio Mix) – Chumbawamba
  • Carry on Dancing – Savage Garden
  • Happy New Year – ABBA

Then I remembered that my five-year-old son asked me to play some songs with ponies. I found some…

  • Dig a Pony – The Beatles
  • One Trick Pony Paul Simon
  • Dark Horse – Katy Perry
  • White Horse – Taylor Swift
  • Out Of Mind Out Sight (12″ Version) – The Models
  • Live It Up – Mental As Anything

Around about here in the list, Kimberley and Andrew arrived. When I say arrived, I mean I received a text around 9:15PM saying “It is cold out here…” which made me think of this song !

Once in, we got chatting almost immediately about any subject you can think of – and occasionally I played a song. Here’s what I remembered to write down:

  • Wake me Up – Avicii
  • Where’s Your Head At – Basement Jaxx
  • Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  • Call Me – Blondie
  • Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) – The Doors
  • Maroon 5 – Whisky
  • Better Days – Bruce Springsteeen
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • Telegraph Road – Dire Straits
  • Minnie The Moocher – The Blues Brothers (for Kimberley Franklin)
  • Rock the Casbah – Tradelove
  • Let The Good Times Roll – The Animals
  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  • Paradise City – Guns And Roses
  • I See Red – Split Enz
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • Raw Hide – The Blues Brothers
  • Happy Birthday Helen – Things of Stone and Wood
  • Party at the Leper Colony – Weird Al Yankovic
  • Gold – Spandau Ballet
  • In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  • Riders on the Storm – The Doors
  • The Holy Hour – The Cure
  • This is Tomorrow – Bryan Ferry
  • Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
  • Raise The Alarm – The Living End
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • Ram Jam – Black Betty
  • Time Warp – Richard O’Brien
  • Happy New Year – ABBA
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
  • Riders On The Storm – The Doors
  • Be Bop a Lulua – Gene Vincent
  • Gold – Spandau Ballet
  • Minutes to Midnight – Midnight Oil

And that’s the end of my list.

IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT. Whilst in previous years other presenters have been able to congregate in the front room with pizza and drinks, 2020 ended mass gatherings. Maybe 2021 NYE will be include much more than we have had before.


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