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The Retro Mix Playlist for 8/27/16: Songs from 80s Movies

On this show, I was joined in the studio by my friend "Double J" as we played songs featured in 80s movies. The playlist includes songs that were released pre-1980.

Hour 1
 
Call Me- Blondie (American Gigolo)
Jump in the Line- Harry Belafonte (Beetlejuice)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg- The Temptations (The Big Chill)
Dream Warriors- Dokken (Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors)
Tender Love- The Force MDs (Krush Groove)
Hazy Shade of Winter- The Bangles (Less Than Zero)
Happy Together- The Turtles (Making Mr. Right)
Paint It Black- The Rolling Stones (Full Metal Jacket)
Secret of My Success- Night Ranger
When Doves Cry- Prince (Purple Rain)
Pretty in Pink- The Psychedelic Furs
To Be Loved- Jackie Wilson (Coming to America)
Be My Baby- The Ronettes (Dirty Dancing)
Ooo-Wee Baby- Darlene Love (The Idolmaker)
Love Touch- Rod Stewart (Legal Eagles)
 
Hour 2
 
On the Dark Side- John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band (Eddie & the Cruisers)
The Boys Are Back in Town- The Bus Boys (48 Hours)
Mighty Wings- Cheap Trick (Top Gun)
Then He Kissed Me- The Crystals (Adventures in Babysitting)
Great Balls of Fire- Jerry Lee Lewis (Stand by Me)
I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)- The Ikettes (Hairspray)
Dead Man's Party- Oingo Boingo (Back to School)
Oh Yeah- Yello (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
You Can Leave Your Hat On- Joe Cockers (9 1/2 Weeks)
Mess Around- Ray Charles (Planes, Trains, and Automobiles)
California Sun- The Rivieras (Good Morning, Vietnam)
Joy to the World- Three Dog Night (The Big Chill)
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going- Billy Ocean (Jewel of the Nile)
Weakness- Stevie Wonder & Dionne Warwick (The Woman in Red)
Moving in Stereo- The Cars (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Hollywood Knights- The Brooklyn Dreams (The Hollywood Knights)
 
Hour 3
 
Neutron Dance- The Pointer Sisters (Beverly Hills Cop)
Together in Electric Dreams- Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder (Electric Dreams)
Who's Johnny?- El DeBarge (Short Circuit)
Tracks of My Tears- The Miracles (Platoon)
We Don't Need Another Hero- Tina Turner (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)
Everybody Wants Some- Van Halen (Better Off Dead)
Here Is My Love- Jesse Frederick (The Idolmaker)
A View to a Kill- Duran Duran
Get to Know Ya- Jesse Johnson (Pretty in Pink)
Sweet Freedom- Michael McDonald (Running Scared)
Love Is Strange- Mickey & Sylvia (Dirty Dancing)
In Dreams- Roy Orbison (Blue Velvet)
Nowhere to Run- Martha & the Vandellas (Good Morning, Vietnam)
St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)- John Parr
 
You can listen to the show by clicking here.
 
The Retro Mix Video of the Week:
 
 

To Be Decided's Playlist for 5/16/15: Songs From Fantastic Movies

First Hour Playlist:
Problem- Natalie Kills (Pitch Perfect 2)
Uprising- Muse (Pitch Perfect 2)
Don't You (Forget About Me)- Simple Minds (Breakfast Club)
Purple Rain- Prince (Purple Rain)
Footloose- Kenny Loggins (Footloose)
Born to be Wild- Steppenwolf (Easy Rider)
(I've Had) The Time of My Life- Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes (Dirty Dancing)
Walking on Sunshine- Katrina and the Waves (Herbie- Fully Loaded)
Come and Get Your Love- Redbone (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Dancing in the Dark- Rihanna (Home)
You're the One that I Want-
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (Grease)
Jailhouse Rock- Elvis Presley (Jailhouse Rock)
Ghostbusters- Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters)
Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd (Sweet Home Alabama)

Second Hour Playlist
Old Time of Rock'n'Roll- Bob Seger (Risky Business)
Soul Man- The Blues Brothers (The Blues Brothers)
It Had to Be You- Frank Sinatra (When Harry Met Sally)
Babysitting Blues (Adventures in Babysitting)

Oh Pretty Woman- Roy Orbison (Pretty Woman)
Poison- Bell Biv Bevoe (Pitch Perfect 2)
I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard)
My Heart Will Go On- Celine Dion (Titanic)
Do You Love Me- The Contours (Dirty Dancing)
Cherry Pie- Warrant (Bring It On)
Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler (Beaches)
God is a DJ- P!nk (Mean Girls)
Hooked on a Feeling- Blue Swede (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Let It Go- Idina Menzel (Frozen)

 

To Be Decided's Video of the Week:

The T.A.M.I. Show's 50th Anniversary

On October 28 and 29 of 1964, The T.A.M.I. Show concerts took place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. With the acronym "T.A.M.I." alternately standing for "Teenage Awards Music International" and "Teen Age Music International"The T.A.M.I. Show is a landmark piece of pop culture history which featured some of the biggest acts of the era (including its hosts, Jan & Dean). The best footage from the two concerts was edited into a film (which was released on December 29, 1964). Over the years, The T.A.M.I. Show has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the greatest concert films ever. 

Below are just a few of the highlights:

  • James Brown & the Famous Flames' scorching 4-song set. 
  • The Barbarians' highly-energized performance of "Hey Little Bird", which featured a solo by their one-handed drummer Victor "Moulty" Moulton.
  • The gyrating dancers, one of whom was a 17-year old Teri Garr
  • The Miracles' electrifying performance of "Mickey's Monkey".

When the film was finally released on DVD in 2010 I wrote a review on my blog, which you can read here

To mark the The T.A.M.I. Show's 50th anniversary, I'll be doing a tribute on The Retro Mix (which airs from 6 pm to 9 pm) on Saturday November 1st. In addition to featuring most (if not all) of the songs performed in the film, I'll be spinning other oldies from the 50s through the early-mid 60s.  

Below is the trailer for The T.A.M.I. Show

 

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