Session #15 – 14 July 2017 – Theme: 1987 Hits

POPROCK - 1957-2017
60 Years of PopRock, 1957-2017, presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIxFM Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island http://www.5kixfm.xyz

 I finally compiled a ‘Hit Songs of 1987’ playlist, and played them on air last Friday! Previously I have played songs written or released in the year of choice. But this time I went for major hits only. This way I could enjoy a full range of eclectic music!

It’s probable you know a song that I should have played. The 1980’s had millions of great songs that were hits – so I couldn’t include them all.

If you want me to play your favourite songs, leave a comment on this article or on twitter or the 5KIxFM facebook page – and I will play it next Friday morning!

In 1957 I played Little Richard, in 1967 the Carpenters, in 1977 the BeeGees. In 1987 Tiffany and Wang Chung were amongst the great hits of the year. Even Linda Rondstadt made it to the top 100!

Here are the songs I played. For want of another word, enjoy!


Station Introduction / Theme Information

[10.00 AM]

  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  • Fight for your Right to Party – Beastie Boys
  • With or Without You – U2
  • La Bamba – Los Lobos

Station ID / Names of songs played / Advert

  • Right on Track – The Breakfast Club
  • Everybody have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
  • Take on Me – Aha
  • Break-Out – Swing out Sister

Station ID / Songs

  • Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
  • To Be A Lover – Billy Idol
  • Have You Ever Fallen in Love – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Hip to be Square – Huey Lewis and the News

Station ID / Songs

  • I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
  • Alone – Heart
  • In Too Deep – Genesis

STOP [11.00 AM]

News / Advert / Weather

START [11.05 AM]

  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

Station ID / Songs

Station ID / Songs

  • I’ve Had the Time of my Life – Bill Medley / Jennifer Warne
  • C’est Le Vie – Robbie Nevill
  • Causing a Commotion – Madonna
  • Mony Money – Billy Idol

Station ID / Songs

  • Midnight Blue – Lou Gramm
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellite
  • Nothing is Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
  • Big Time – Peter Gabriel

Station ID / Songs / Advert

  • Don’t Mean Nothing – Richard Marx
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You – Michael Jackson
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I am Looking for – U2
  • Someday – Glass Tiger

Station ID / Songs

  • I Heard a Rumor – Bananarama
  • Lean on Me – Club Nouveau
  • Stand by Me – Ben E King
  • Mr Brownstone – Guns&Roses
R&R Singer on Knees with Hand in Air
Every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, Presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIx FM 90.7 Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.
Live stream at http://www.5kixfm.xyz

Station ID / Songs / Intro to next DJ

  • Shakedown – Bob Seger
  • Johnny Come Home – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Shake You Down – Gregory Abbott
  • The One I Love – REM
  • You Keep Me Hanging on Kim Wilde

STATION OUTRO

END [1.02 PM]

and I never had time to lip-sync to ..

  • Somewhere Out There – Linda Ronstadt

It was fun to receive texts from friends my age who enjoyed reliving their teenage years! I hope you all enjoyed the morning with me, and my selections continue to liven your Friday mornings! Cheers, Hear from me next Friday!

Session #9 – at Radio 5KIxFM KI – 12.May.2017

What Chord is That? This week was meant to be my 1977 playlist, but an unfortunate relocation of my music-storage-flashdrive has delayed that till next Friday. (Good news: The flash-drive was found, but too late!)

So here is the playlist I collected as I went along:

  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Reading
  • Love Shack – B52’s
  • Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles

Station advert

  • Englishman in New York – Sting
  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • The Flame – Cheap Trick
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles
  • My Sharona – The Knack

Station advert
The LAST FEW songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • Lady in Red – Chris Isaac
  • We Built This City on Rock’n’Roll – Starship (STOPPED)

News & Weather
Station Advert
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • Georgie Girl – The Seekers
  • Break me Shake Me – Savage Garden
  • Give Peaces a Chance – John Lennon
  • Sadie the Cleaning Lady – John Farnham

Station advert
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  • Joey – Concrete Blonde
  • American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
  • Walk on the Wildside – Lou Reed

Station Advert
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • My Generation – The Who
  • Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows
  • House of the Rising Sun – Cream

Station Advert
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush

Message re Last Song!

  • My Last Home – Christine Anu

… and I thanked you all for listening.

Next week, 1977 it will be!

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Session #6 – 21 April 2017

After a two week absence, I went in with a 8GB flash drive loaded with only my last five playlists – yet still managed to play a lot of stuff I hadn’t actually played before.

I always include at least 60 songs each week, but only about 40 get used. Handy, because some songs don’t always turn out to be good for radio – as I have discovered a few times!

Here they are. I bet you enjoyed them!

  • What you Need – INXS
  • We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
  • Heroes – David Bowie
  • Jukebox in Siberia – Skyhooks

Songs

  • One Way or Another – Blondie
  • In My Youth – Noiseworks
  • Out of Mind, Out of Sight – The Models
  • Run to Paradise – The Choir Boys

Songs / Advert

  • Somebody that I used to Know – Goyte
  • UFO – Sneaky Sound System
  • Frente – Accidently Kelly Street
  • Let the Good Times Roll – The Animals

Songs

  • Who’ll Stop the Rain – Creedance Clearwater Revival
  • You’re So Van – Chocolate Starfish
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet
  • Blow Up the Pokies – The Whitlams

Songs / Advert

  • Voodoo Child – Rogue Traders
  • Rain – Dragon
  • Boys in Town – The Divinyls
  • Help is on it’s Way – Little River Band

Songs

R&R Singer with Guitar Sings to Microphone
Every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, Presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIx FM 90.7 Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.
Live stream at http://www.5kixfm.xyz
  • Chains – Tina Arena
  • My Happiness – Powder Finger
  • Bow River – Cold Chisel
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Songs / Advert

  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  • Janie’s Got a Gun – Aerosmith
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
  • We Built this City – Star Ship

I am getting better at producing a set playlist for every week. What do you think?

Session #5 – 7.April.2017

Man with Arms Up Holding Guitar
Every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, Presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIx FM 90.7 Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.
Live stream at http://www.5kixfm.xyz

A great morning with a wide array of hits. This is what you heard, in order on my playlist:

  • Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • Crazy Lil Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo

Songs

  • Fun House – Pink
  • The Power of Love – Huey Lewis
  • Small Town – John Mellencamp
  • Beds are Burning – Midnight Oil

Songs / Advert

  • In My Youth – Noiseworks
  • Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  • Sabotage – Beastie Boys
  • Catch My Disease – Ben Lee

Songs

  • Angel of Harlem – U2
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  • People Have the Power – Patti Smith
  • Material Girl – Madonna

Songs / Advert

  • Man in the Mirror – Micheal Jackson
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  • Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

Songs

  • Sweet Dreams are Made of These – Eurythmics
  • Chains – Tina Arena
  • River Deep Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner
  • Electric Blue – Icehouse

Songs / Advert

  • Don’t Go Crazy Tonight – U2
  • Gypsy Girl – Wet Wet Wet
  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  • Like It Like that – Guy Sebastian
  • My Island Home – Christine Anu

Wow, that was a good mix. I play at least 2 U2 songs every time – as they are still my favourite band in the world! And I like to close off with ‘My Island Home’ by Christine Anu, but only if it’s sunny. Just an egocentric thing, nothing more.

Anyhow, hope you all enjoyed my playlist. Until next time, have a good weekend!

Session #2 – 24.Feb.2017

R&R Singer on Knees with Hand in Air
Every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, Presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIx FM 90.7 Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.
Live stream at http://www.5kixfm.xyz

This week I not only have a playlist, but I have every song on a flash-drive to play quickly and easily. Here they are. I’ll do my best to play them in this order. Enjoy your day!

  1. Desire – U2
  2. Real Life – Evermore
  3. Goodnight Is Not The End – Evermore
  4. Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
  5. Listen Like Thieves – INXS
  6. Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
  7. Forgotten Years – Midnight Oil
  8. We Are All Made of Stars – Moby
  9. I’m Not Worried At All – Moby
  10. Satisfied – Richard Marx
  11. Gypsy Girl – Wet Wet Wet
  12. Deadbeat Club – B52s
  13. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  14. Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
  15. Something So Strong – Crowded House
  16. Soul Surfing – Fat Boy Slim
  17. La Isla Bonita – Madonna
  18. Material Girl – Madonna
  19. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
  20. You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
  21. Break Me Shake Me – Savage Garden
  22. The Saints Are Coming (U2 & GreenDay) – U2
  23. Check It Out – John Mellencamp
  24. Cheap Wine – Cold Chisel
  25. Zombie – Cranberries
  26. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk
  27. Photograph – Def Lepard
  28. Mr. Brownstone – Guns-n-Roses
  29. Estranged – Guns-n-Roses
  30. Gimme Some Truth – John Lennon
  31. Without Expression – John Mellencamp
  32. Girl Like That – Matchbox20
  33. SuperManGirl – Killing Heidi
  34. All Apologies – Nirvana
  35. Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
  36. Bon Jovi – Queen of New Orleans
  37. Hey Girl – Billy Joe
  38. Everybody Hurts (Ode to Lady Diana) – REM
  39. She’s A Rebel – Green Day
  40. Black Sheep – Killing Heidi
  41. Voice of Reason – Noiseworks
  42. Little Less Conversation – The Rolling Stones
  43. Rubber Ball (Space Kitchen) – Underworld
  44. Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  45. You’re so Vain – Chocolate Starfish
  46. Faith No More – Epic
  47. Let Her Cry – Hootie & the Blowfish
  48. Learning to Fly – Pink Floyd
  49. One After 909 – Beatles
  50. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  51. The Country Life – Crash Test Dummies
  52. Why Worry – Dire Straits
  53. Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  54. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
  55. Hallelujah, I Love Her So – The Animals
  56. The Rock Show – Blink 182
  57. Wheres Your Head At – Basement Jaxx