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.

THREE Hours of PopRock Every Friday Morning!

I asked for another hour!  Because, it’s true, I am enjoying myself. I’ve gotten the hang of it all. There’s still more to learn, but I am truly enjoying myself.

You’re all enjoying it too. Right?

Keep listening to me on 5KIxFM Radio, Kingscote Kangaroo Island, every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, three hours of PopRock to WakeUp everyone!

Thanks Gethin and Mike for believing in me!

PS: I am not being egotistical, not at all, I am just truly happy to be given this opportunity. When I saw it advertised as a volunteer job, I was truly amazed nobody else taking it. Any skill learnt is a skill gained, plus another job on my CV and my Bucket List.

Session #7 at Radio 5KIxFM KI – 28.April.2017

This was my intro, playlist, and outro today. I was a lot more organised thanks to mentors and family giving me sound advice since last Friday.

Good morning Kingscote, Good Morning Adelaide, Good Morning to Everyone Listening from around the World! This is Stephen Mitchell, at Radio Station 5 KIX FM, Kangaroo Island Community Radio, 10 AM till Midday.

This morning I am giving you a WHOLE HOST OF AMAZING songs. As I said on Facebook last night, I am playing an ENTIRE album from one particular artist whose album was produced in 1957. Wow!

What I need you to do is tell me who the Artist is … But I am not making it that easy for you!

I’ll still be playing a LOT of songs from the last SIXTY years of Pop Rock! All of them aimed at keeping you awake, on your toes and working hard, wherever you are.

When you think you know WHO the artist is, leave a message …
~ on our Facebook Page ( )
~ or on your own Facebook page, and hashtag it with #5KIXFM90.7

This is just for fun, and to find out who is awake!

So… Kangaroo Island… Adelaide… and ALL my online friends around the Planet … Are you Ready? Let’s do this!

  • TubThumping – Chumbawaba (1997)
  • Beautiful Girl – INXS (1992)
  • Freedom – Noiseworks (1990)
  • Baby Face – Little Richard (1957)
  • Better Days – Robbie Williams (1997)
  • Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners (1982)
  • Prisoner of Society – The Living End (1997)
  • Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard (1957)

Wow, another interesting line-up of Artists. Yep, music for every generation to bop along to. Just don’t let the boss catch you singing of those lyrics!

  • Forgotten Years – Midnight Oil (1990)
  • Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool (1971; 1981)
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden (1997)
  • Tutti Frutti – Little Richard (1957)
  • Celebration – Dragon (1987) (Cover, Originally by Kook and the Gang)
  • One Summer – Daryl Braithwaite (1989)
  • Down Under – Men at Work (1980)
  • Lucille – Little Richard (1957)
  • Better – Screaming Jets (1991)
  • Don’t Bring Me Down – Electric Light Orchestra (1979)
  • To The Moon and Back– Savage Garden (1996)
  • Slippin’ and Sliding – Little Richard (1957)

Listening in? Figured out who the mystery Artist is from 1957?
Again, leave a comment on our Facebook page if you are sure you know!

  • Howzat – Sherbert (Spent 2 weeks at #1 in Australia in 1976) (1976)
  • Power and the Passion – Midnight Oil (1983)
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones (1968)
  • Rip It Up – Little Richard (1957)

I am mixing up the years again, giving a whole heap from the last 60 years! Surely someone has worked it out … I will tell you soon … or will you tell me?

  • Old Before I Die – Robbie Williams (1997)
  • Mystify Me – INXS (1987)
  • Break Me Shake Me – Savage Garden (1997)
  • Talkin’ About Soul – Little Richard (1957)

Wow, that was a MASSIVE list of Artists across 60 years of Rock and Roll – but we are not finished yet. Maybe 1 or 2 more songs by Little … ha, nearly got me!

Have you worked out who my artist from 1957 is yet? Call 5KIxFM on ________ to tell me, or leave a comment on our Facebook page and use the hashtag #5KIXfm907

Ok, here are just a few more to liven up your morning. It’s getting close to midday, so my last song will be by my mystery artist!

  • Jump In My Car – Ted Mulry Gang (1975)
  • You’re The Voice – John Farnham (1986)
  • Keep A’Knocking – Little Richard (1957)

So there you have it, 30+ songs from 1957 onwards, 60 years of popular rock’n’roll! Did you work it out? Who was it?

  • Artist: Little Richard
  • Album: Tutti Frutti

Thanks for listening, wherever you are in the world. You’ve been listening to Stephen Mitchell on Radio Station 5 KIX FM, Kangaroo Island Community Radio, this fine Friday morning, 10 AM till Midday. Have a good Friday!

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