Session #10 – 26 May 2017 – 1977 Playlist

As I said TWO weeks ago, today is all songs from 1977.

What a decade the 70’s were?! Remember… oh yeah, I was only 8 years old in ’77… I don’t remember any music. In fact, most of the music I am playing today I heard on the radio many many years later. Thanks Dad!

Let’s jump straight into it…

A few weeks ago just before I was going to air I heard on the radio that Chris Cornell of Soundgarden had unfortunately committed suicide. So I have had these two songs ready to play for him…

  • Black Hole Sun – Sound Garden
  • Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

Station Intro
Reminder that nearly all the songs today were first released in 1977.

  • Walk this Way – Aerosmith
  • Sheena is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones
  • Just Like Fire Wood – The Saints
    • I told you this was 1977 to see who was listening. After it played, I told my listeners it was actually released in 1986.
  • Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
  • The Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy

Station Intro

  • Cold as Ice – Foreigner
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You – ABBA
  • The Passenger – Iggy Pop


  • White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
  • My Mistake – Split Enz
  • I’m Blown Away – Joan Baez
  • The Sounds of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Hold Onto The Night – Starz
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • I’m Blown Away – Joan Baez
    • Yes, I may have played this a second time! Did anyone notice?
  • Mr Blue Sky – ELO

Station ID

  • All By Myself – Eric Carmen
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • Love and Other Bruises – Air Supply
  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

List of our Last Four Songs
Station ID

  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  • Roll with the Changes – REO Speedwagon

Station ID

  • She’s Not There – Santana

Station ID

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  • The Blues had a Baby and called it Rock & Roll – Muddy Waters

List of our Last Four Songs

  • Give a Little Bit – Supertramp
  • Heroes – David Bowie
  • Cum on Feel the Noize – Slade
  • Am I Ever gonna See Your Face Again? – The Angels
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals
  • Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues

List of our Last Six Songs
Station ID

  • We Gotta Get Out of this Place – The Animals
  • Get a Grip on Yourself – The Stranglers
  • When I Need You – Leo Sayer
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
  • House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  • End of the Line – Traveling Wilburies

... and about 7 more songs were played – but that short list must have fallen from my pocket on the way home. Drat.

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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!


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. This is because I always included 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!

So here they are, again in order on my playlist. I bet you enjoyed them!

  • What you Need – INXS
  • We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
  • Heroes – David Bowie
  • Juxebox in Siberia – Skyhooks
  • One Way or Another – Blondie
  • In My Youth – Noiseworks
  • Out of Mind, Out of Sight – The Models
  • Run to Paradise – The Choir Boys
  • Somebody that I used to Know – Goyte
  • UFO – Sneaky Sound System
  • Frente – Accidently Kelly Street
  • Let the Good Times Roll – The Animals
  • 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
  • Voodoo Child – Rogue Traders
  • Rain – Dragon
  • Boys in Town – The Divinyls
  • Help is on it’s Way – Little River Band
  • Chains – Tina Arena
  • My Happiness – Powder Finger
  • Bow River – Cold Chisel
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  • Janie’s Got a Gun – Aerosmith
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
  • We Built this City – Star Ship

Session #5 – 7.April.2017

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

  1. Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
  2. Crazy Lil Thing Called Love – Queen
  3. Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
  4. Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  5. Fun House – Pink
  6. The Power of Love – Huey Lewis
  7. Small Town – John Mellencamp
  8. Beds are Burning – Midnight Oil
  9. In My Youth – Noiseworks
  10. Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  11. Sabotage – Beastie Boys
  12. Catch My Disease – Ben Lee
  13. Angel of Harlem – U2
  14. Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  15. People Have the Power – Patti Smith
  16. Material Girl – Madonna
  17. Man in the Mirror – Micheal Jackson
  18. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  19. Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
  20. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  21. Sweet Dreams are Made of These – Eurythmics
  22. Chains – Tina Arena
  23. River Deep Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner
  24. Electric Blue – Icehouse
  25. Don’t Go Crazy Tonight – U2
  26. Gypsy Girl – Wet Wet Wet
  27. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  28. Like It Like that – Guy Sebastian
  29. 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 #4 – 17.March.2017

Today’s lineup was fun to create — because I wanted to ensure it included people who would most certainly celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of… Wooh, almost gave the theme away! Yet I bet you have already worked out what it is.

So here is most of the list I played. A few were not what I expected, yet still were amazing to listen to on air. I feel like the list is missing a few. Again, I plan to rectify this issue very soon.

  • Accidentally Kelly Street – Frente
  • All Fired Up – Pat Benatar
  • Angel – Annie Lennox
  • Angels Would Fall – Melissa Etheridge
  • Beautiful – Killing Heidi
  • Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
  • Call Me – Blondie
  • Call Off the Search – Katie Melua
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  • Dancing In the Streets – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  • Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher
  • Heart of Glass – Blondie
  • I Love Rock-N-Roll – Joan Jett
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • I’ll Fly Away – Aretha Franklin
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
  • Lady Marmalade – Labelle
  • Love Is – Alannah Miles
  • Me and Bobbie McGee – Janis Joplin
  • Miss Sarajevo – Luciano Pavarotti and the Passengers
  • No Doubt – Just a Girl
  • Nothing Compares to You – Sinead Oconnor
  • Nowhere to Run – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • One Way or Another – Blondie
  • Push It – Salt-N-Peppa
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Taylor