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

Theme of Session #3

I hope people notice that I theme each weekly session. Whilst it is nearly always pop-rock, I choose a theme that makes it more interesting.
i.e. All-Female, All-Male, Guitar, Power, etc.

Last week’s selection was: All-Australian

Yes, some were actually New Zealand. But it appears that Australia happily adopted New Zealand musicians back in the 1980’s as many of them had to visit our shores to find producers and management.

I hope you are all enjoying my weekly musical line-up. I aim to provide an interesting and diverse range each week.

Keep listening in, 5KIxFM is here to serve the Kangaroo Island community!

BTW: Check out my photographs of Australian musicians at the 1992 Adelaide Grand Prix.

Jimmy and Johnny Rocking Hard, Adelaide GrandPrix Concert

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Session #3 – 3.March.2017

Choosing a theme this week was easy. HINT: Many of the selection originated from New Zealand, yet have been adopted by us as our own. Ok, that’s the best hint I can give. I am sure you can work it out. Nevertheless, I will reveal the theme in my next post!

I selected just shy of 100 songs – but only about 48 got played. Personally I think that is awesome. This is the full list. Within the next few weeks I will be only adding the music I played.

  • Accidentally Kelly Street – Frente
  • All Out Of Love – Air Supply
  • Am I Ever Gonna Seek Your Face Again – The Angels
  • April Sun In Cuba – Dragon
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  • Back To The Wall – The Divinyls
  • Big Mistake – Natalie Imbruglia
  • Bitter Tears – INXS
  • Black Fingernails, Red Wine – Eskimo Joe
  • Blow Up The Pokies – The Whitlams
  • Bow River – Cold Chisel
  • Boys In Town – The Divinyls
  • Buses And Trains – Bachelor Girl
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  • Catch My Disease – Ben Lee
  • Chains – Tina Arena
  • Chase That Feeling – Hilltop Hoods
  • Cool World – Mondo Rock
  • Creepin’ Up Slowly – Taxiride
  • Deeper Water – Deadstar
  • Don’t Call Me Baby – Madison Avenue
  • Don’t Hold Back – The Potbelleez
  • Dumb Things – Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls
  • Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool
  • Electric Blue – Icehouse
  • Fall Of Rome (AUS Version) – James Reyne
  • Fall Of Rome (USA Version) – James Reyne
  • Foreign Land – Eskimo Joe
  • Forever – The Veronicas
  • Forgotten Years – Midnight Oil
  • Friday On My Mind – The Easy Beats
  • Get Set – Taxiride
  • Great Southern Land – Icehouse
  • Hammerhead – James Reyne
  • Heaven (Must Be There) – Eurogliders
  • Help Is On Its Way – Little River Band
  • Holy Grail – Hunters And Collectors
  • Horror Movie – Skyhooks
  • Howzat – Sherbet
  • I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore – The Divinyls
  • I Want You – Savage Garden
  • Inescapable – Jessica Mayboy
  • Instinct – Crowded House
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Joker And The Thief – Wolfmother
  • Jukebox In Siberia – Skyhooks
  • Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel
  • Like It Like That – Guy Sebastion
  • Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
  • Love Song – Amiel
  • Make Out Alright – The Divinyls
  • Mascara – Killing Heidi
  • Mouth – Merril Bainbridge
  • My Happiness – Powderfinger
  • My Island Home – Christine Anu
  • My Island Home – Warumpi Band
  • My People – The Presets
  • No Action – Eurogliders
  • No Lies – Noiseworks
  • Not Pretty Enough – Kasey Chambers
  • Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight – The Models
  • Pineapplehead – Crowded House
  • Polyster Girl – Regurgitator
  • Rain – Dragon
  • Reckless – Australian Crawl
  • Run To Paradise – The Choir Boys
  • Scar – Missy Higgins
  • Science Fiction – The Divinyls
  • Send Me An Angel – Real Life
  • Sleeping Beauty (Extended Mix) – The Divinyls
  • Somebody That I Used To Know – Goyte
  • Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia) – Gangajang
  • Spicks And Specks – The Bee Gees
  • Streets Of Your Town – The Go-Betweens
  • Sunshine – Evermore
  • The Boys Light Up – Australian Crawl
  • The Horses – Daryl Braithwaite
  • The Loved One – INXS
  • The Real Thing – Russell Morris
  • Thunderstruck – ACDC
  • To Her Door – Paul Kelly
  • Treaty – Yothu Yindi
  • True Blue – John Williamson
  • Tuckers Daughter – Ian Moss
  • UFO – Sneaky Sound System
  • Unbreakable – Evermore
  • Under The Milky Way – The Church
  • Universe – Savage Garden
  • Us Forces – Midnight Oil
  • Voice of Reason – Noiseworks
  • Voodoo Child – Rogue Traders
  • What About Me – Moving Pictures
  • What You Need – INXS
  • What’s My Scene – Hoodoo Gurus
  • White Noise – The Living End
  • Who Listens To The Radio – The Sports
  • Wild One – Johnny Okeefe
  • You Don’t Care – Killing Heidi

Session #2 – 24.Feb.2017

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