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"07.12.2016 17:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Ghostbusters was released in the UK today in 1984.
How many times have you seen it since and what's your favourite line? Ours is: "If someone asks if you are a god, you say, 'yes!'"
"07.12.2016 13:00:13" Gizmo media.giphy.com Released 32 years ago today in the UK, Gremlins was one of the best of a brilliant bunch of now classic films from 1984 (and an underrated Christmas film)! Do you remember all the rules for looking after a mogwai?
"07.12.2016 09:05:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Calling all sisters, brothers, mamas and papas...Let's have your #80sSongsThat are like family. Leona keeps it in the family with your choices at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"06.12.2016 17:03:19" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 30 Years ago today, Europe had the UK No.1...not bad for a song written as warm-up music to their live show and initially dismissed by the band as not a single because the synth 'riff' wasn't very 'rock'.
"06.12.2016 08:55:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 'Tis the season...so, let's have the #80sSongsThat you remember getting as a gift! And do you remember who gave it to you? Leona ticks off your wish list at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"05.12.2016 17:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tempted? The brilliant Squeeze Official are out on tour next Autumn! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am here: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"05.12.2016 10:26:46" Guns N' Roses - London Stadium 2017 Paradise City! Guns N' Roses' 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour is coming to London next Summer!
Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am from absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"05.12.2016 10:00:07" http://absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ Win a Roberts Wi-Fi DAB Radio with Absolute 80s Listen to Absolute 80s to get today's password, then enter online here! For the next two weeks we're giving away FM/DAB/DAB+ and internet-enabled Roberts Radios. All you have to do is listen for a password, enter it on our competitions page and your Christmas may come early!
"05.12.2016 08:50:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Let's have your best #80sSongsThat are about time! Then watch the clock until 7pm when Leona plays from your picks: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"04.12.2016 18:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "C'mon bayyy-beh!" None other than The Ramones kick off #forgotten80s with Matthew from 7 tonight. Join us! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"04.12.2016 15:31:02" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Get your tape cued up! It's that time of the week! Martyn is up next to count down the hits of Decmber 82 and 86 on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"04.12.2016 12:01:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We're gonna celebrate our party with you, come on now!
Richie is playing songs that peaked at No.7 for the next 4 hours, naturally starting with Kool & the Gang 'Celebration', because it's our party and we can do what we want to! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"04.12.2016 10:30:02" Happy Birthday to Us! media.giphy.com It's our 7th birthday today!
Bring on the blancmange, jelly and ice cream, fairy bread, hot dog hedgehog, pineapple & cheese!
What did you get us?
We're hoping for a Rubik's cube, Walkman, Speak & Spell, Mr Frosty, Castle Greyskull, Girlsworld, Etch a
"04.12.2016 09:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tonight at 9, we pay tribute to one of the greatest singers, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and producers in history and explore why Prince's music will live on and on. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"03.12.2016 17:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet (Official) is here to hold the notes for the next 2 hours from 6pm - kicking off your Saturday night right: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"03.12.2016 11:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com If you're gonna do it, do it right, right? Do it with me...
Wham!'s 'I'm Your Man' always leaves us a little sad - it being the beginning of the end as well as the actual end...as the encore of their Final Concert. No.1 today in 1985...
"02.12.2016 17:30:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com And we're hoping to figure out if Annie is (in fact) okay after all...if you know, let us know...absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"02.12.2016 15:54:26" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This Sunday at 9pm, Mark Goodier looks back at the enigmatic legacy of one of the most talented musicians of all time: Prince absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"02.12.2016 14:31:07" But I'm a toon. Toons are supposed to make people ... media.giphy.com Asking 'is that a rabbit in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?' Who Framed Roger Rabbit 'hit' UK cinemas today in 1988. It is certainly the most expensive, but is it the best animated film of the 80s? If not, what is?
"02.12.2016 10:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com As a nod to their new Unplugged/Greatest Hits release, all day today we'll be featuring loads of UB40 featuring Ali Astro and Mickey on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"02.12.2016 00:50:31" Absolute Radio 70s Sad news that Andrew Sachs, famous for his brilliant performance as Manuel in Fawlty Towers, has died at the age of 86. A man who made us laugh, just by saying "I know nothing".
"01.12.2016 16:00:12" www.youtube.com The Stone Roses - Fools Gold (Top Of The Pops) When did the 80s start to feel like they were changing musically (into what we eventually knew to sound more 90s)?
Yes, we know how it falls by dates, but we'd argue that the Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses made their debuts on Top of the Pops in late
"01.12.2016 10:03:06" Timeline Photos It's the 1st of December and as is our tradition, we're kicking off the season of festive partying 80s-style: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"01.12.2016 09:02:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com On the day we kick off the Christmas party season, we want the #80sSongsThat you've danced crazily to! Leona plays the tunes that let you loose on the dancefloor at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"30.11.2016 16:30:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Michael Jackson's Thriller was released today in 1982. There are over 65 million copies out there in the world...do you have one of them?
"30.11.2016 14:30:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Huge 'Happy Birthday' love to Billy Idol You won't be dancing by yourself!
"30.11.2016 09:05:02" Massive Albums media.giphy.com Today we only want #80sSongsThat are from MASSIVE albums! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"29.11.2016 16:00:22" Goonies R Good Enough media.giphy.com Hey, you guuuys! The Goonies was released in the UK 31 years ago...and is still more amazing than the time Michael Jackson's sister came over to our house to use the bathroom!
"29.11.2016 08:57:02" Gold! media.giphy.com Making a list? Checking it twice? What are the #80sSongsThat could be on your gift list? Leona sorts the naughty from the nice at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"28.11.2016 16:00:22" Dance Magic Dance media.giphy.com 30 years ago today, the Labyrinth Movie featuring David Bowie was released in the UK.
"28.11.2016 13:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com w-w-w-w-whatever that me-me-means...
"28.11.2016 09:01:01" Who Ya Gonna Call? media.giphy.com This one should be easy, let's have your favourite #80sSongsThat are from great 80s films. Leona soundtracks from 7pm with your picks. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"27.11.2016 18:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The great Reverend Richard Coles seems to be wiping his brow during this clip :) - he and Jimmy Somerville get us going on #forgotten80s tonight, do you remember The Communards' debut hit? See you at 7...! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"27.11.2016 15:00:15" Timeline Photos Martyn's digging out our tapes of the biggest hits from November 1980 & 1988 on the 80s chart today. Kicks off at 4: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"27.11.2016 11:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 30 years ago, Bon Jovi 'You Give Love A Bad Name' was at No.1 in the US. Were you to blame?
"26.11.2016 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com You know it's true...it's Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) up at 6pm to get a night of 80s partying going: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"26.11.2016 10:30:02" Timeline Photos 1) Something that you got and was actually brilliant?
2) Something that you got that turned out to be rubbish?
3) Something you never got?
"25.11.2016 16:35:30" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid was recorded today in 1984. 47 stars including Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, U2, Sting, George Michael, Kool & the Gang, Phil Collins, Boy George & Culture Club, Spandau Ballet (Official), Duran Duran, Paul Weller,
"25.11.2016 12:34:11" Timeline Photos 2-for-1 on all music
"25.11.2016 10:00:03" Timeline Photos Or did we misunderstand? #blackfriday absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"25.11.2016 08:30:05" Timeline Photos Not just the same old show! 2-Tone legends The Selecter & The Beat tickets are on sale today at 10am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"24.11.2016 10:00:00" King, Queen, Legend...Gone, but never forgotten.
"24.11.2016 08:35:47" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Your choices please of #80sSongsThat are by artists we've lost...Leona honours them with your song selections at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"23.11.2016 16:00:22" Big media.giphy.com At what age did you really get the hang of being 'Big'?
"23.11.2016 09:05:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Can you think of #80sSongThat are questions? Leona answers that one with your choices at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"22.11.2016 16:00:11" Timeline Photos R.I.P. Michael Hutchence INXS
"Some silken moment
Goes on forever
And we're leaving broken hearts behind... "
19 years on and still missed...
"22.11.2016 14:01:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Want to hear some new Prince? We'll be playing the previously unreleased 'Moonbeam Levels' after 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"22.11.2016 13:00:07" youtube.com Kate Bush - And Dream of Sheep (Live) This is a special piece of film to accompany the release of the live single 'And Dream Of Sheep'. An amazing (as always!) bit of Kate Bush from her new 'Before The Dawn' live album...
"22.11.2016 08:55:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Give us your #80sSongsThat are demanding! Now! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm - so let's have your suggestions!: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"21.11.2016 16:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Mmm num ba de...35 years ago, Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was the UK No.1...Ee da de da de da de da...and we think it might just be the best collaboration single of the 80s (if not ever!). Can you think of a better one?
"21.11.2016 11:00:05" Timeline Photos 2-Tone legends The Selecter & The Beat have announced a co-headline tour for Spring 2017. You can get tickets from this Fri at 10am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"21.11.2016 09:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we want your suggestions of #80sSongThat have guest vocals! Leona features your best songs that have features at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"20.11.2016 18:31:37" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Kicking off #forgotten80s at 7 tonight - it's Buster and Co! Bad Manners are on the show, but who else? Matthew will be on until 9... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"20.11.2016 15:00:05" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com [ ● ] [ ►] & [ II ] Cassettes at the ready! It's the best time of the week - 80s Chart Time! Martyn counts down the hits of Nov '83 & '87 from 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"20.11.2016 10:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tonight at 9pm, Mark Goodier presents David Bowie 'Legacy' with contributions from famous fans, contemporaries & collaborators and lots of fabulous Bowie music: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"19.11.2016 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Get pumped, Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) is in at 6pm to get your Saturday night party going: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"19.11.2016 11:00:06" www.youtube.com Coco-Cola - First Time Remeber this one? This Coca-Cola advert sent Robin Beck to No.1 in the UK Singles Chart today in 1988. Despite only being released in October, it ended up being the 13th biggest selling song of the year.
"18.11.2016 17:30:05" The Weekend Is Here! media.giphy.com May your weekend make its entrance with a flourish and continue to be fabulous from there...we'll be here throughout! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"18.11.2016 15:00:16" Timeline Photos Did you know that Duran Duran's 'Notorious' album is 30 next week!? Now you do...*
*let's see how many comments we can get with people saying they 'feel old'.
"18.11.2016 13:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This Sunday at 9pm, we pay tribute to David Bowie's Legacy - looking back at his career and influence with contributions from famous fans, chart contemporaries and collaborators: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"18.11.2016 10:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com A very Happy Birthday to Kim Wilde !
"18.11.2016 08:48:01" Timeline Photos A reminder that the extra London date of Simple Minds Official's Acoustic Live Tour 2017 is on sale this morning at 10am - all other dates are already on sale: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"17.11.2016 16:36:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley had an international double Wham!my today in 1984, with 'Make It Big' at No.1 in the UK Album Chart and 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' at No.1 in the US Singles Chart.
"17.11.2016 09:01:02" God Save The Queen media.giphy.com Let's have the best #80sSongsThat have moustaches! Leona cuts through the stubble with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"16.11.2016 16:00:14" Timeline Photos A No.1 in the UK this week in 1983 for Billy Joel...calls into question the truth in the album title 'An Innocent Man'...perhaps 'A Lucky Man' would have been more apt?
"16.11.2016 13:00:10" Feargal Sharkey media.giphy.com Feargal Sharkey's first and only No.1 came this week in 1985. And it's still a tune, but do you find it is still true?
"16.11.2016 10:01:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Simple Minds Official have annouced an extra London date for their Acoustic Live Tour 2017 - Tickets for Sunday 4th June at London Theatre Royal Drury Lane go on sale this Friday at 10am - all other dates are on sale now: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"16.11.2016 08:56:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 30 years ago this week, for the first time ever the UK's Top 5 Singles were all by female vocalists, so today let's have your #80sSongsThat have female vocals!
Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"15.11.2016 16:16:02" Your mom busted in and said, “What's that noise?" media.giphy.com 30 whole years since Beastie Boys broke through
Changing the face of hip-hop with their debut
"15.11.2016 09:01:02" Electronic media.giphy.com What are your picks of #80sSongsThat are by artists who have been in other bands?* Leona plays your side projects, spin-offs and soloists at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
*thanks to regular contributor Sue Greaves for the suggestion!
"14.11.2016 16:00:13" Adam Ant media.giphy.com Teaching us that "ridicule is nothing to be scared of", Adam Ant's brilliant 'Prince Charming' was released today in 1981.
"14.11.2016 08:45:02" Sledgehammer media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat STILL sound like nothing else? Leona plays your truly unique tracks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"13.11.2016 18:00:30" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "We shadow box and double cross, yet need the chase..." Helen Folasade Adu (and her band) kick off #forgotten80s at 7 tonight! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"13.11.2016 15:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Get that chart tape cued up! Martyn runs down the biggest hits of November '82 & '89 at 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"13.11.2016 13:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We welcome Sting back tonight at 9pm - he'll be talking about the immortality of rockstars, the journey south to success down the A1 from Wallsend, working with Dire Straits, reuniting with The Police and getting back to his rock roots on his first solo
"12.11.2016 17:00:06" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) is ready for you to join him at 6pm to kick start your Saturday night right: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"12.11.2016 10:00:06" Timeline Photos 32 years ago!
And the rest is history...
Perhaps her most iconic, but is it Madonna's best?
"11.11.2016 17:30:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's not magic that's going to turn the day from workday to weekend - it's brilliant 80s tunes: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"11.11.2016 08:30:06" Timeline Photos A reminder that tickets to see Phil Collins at BST Hyde Park
on Friday 30th June 2017 - his only UK festival show next year and his biggest ever solo show - go on sale today at 9am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"11.11.2016 06:33:34" Timeline Photos And every breath we drew was Hallelujah...
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
"10.11.2016 16:30:07" Frankie Goes To Hollywood media.giphy.com Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Official) went to No.1 with a 'Huuh!' today in 1984 and set a new record when 1.1 million copies of their debut 'Welcome To The Pleasuredome' were shipped to shops in anticipation of huge first week sales. Did you buy it
"10.11.2016 09:10:02" The Joshua Tree media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat you bought on the first day? Leona plays the tracks you just couldn't wait for at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"10.11.2016 08:28:12" Simple Minds Acoustic Live 2017 media.giphy.com Don't you forget about...tickets for Simple Minds Official Acoustic Live Tour 2017 going on sale this morning from 10am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"09.11.2016 16:30:06" Berlin - Take My Breath Away media.giphy.com Berlin - Official Band did just that this week 30 years ago, starting a 4-week run at No.1 with this song from Top Gun.
"09.11.2016 09:02:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We don't believe in 'guilty pleasures', so go on and tell us the #80sSongsThat you have pretended to dislike. Leona has a shame-free set of your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"08.11.2016 15:43:19" Scott + Charlene's Wedding media.giphy.com Jason Donovan (Scott) + Kylie Minogue (Charlene) =
Do you remember watching Neighbours today in 1988?
"08.11.2016 08:55:01" The Time Of My Life... media.giphy.com Today we want #80sSongsThat make great wedding songs! What songs would you suggest? Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"08.11.2016 08:00:02" Phil Collins Live! media.giphy.com Just when you thought you'd missed (him) again, we're happy to announce that Phil Collins will be playing Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park on Friday 30th June 2017 - his only UK festival show next year and his biggest ever solo show!
Tickets are on sale
"07.11.2016 16:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Now that the cold seems to be setting in, we're thinking we might need some island paradise vibes to get us through this week. So, let's all sing 'Kokomo' (No.1* in the US this week in 1988) and flip some bottles like Tom Cruise in Cocktail (1988 film)
"07.11.2016 09:30:03" Timeline Photos Alive & kicking! Simple Minds Official have announced their Acoustic Live '17 Tour this morning. Tickets are on sale this Thu at 10am here: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"07.11.2016 09:00:11" Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray...... media.giphy.com Let's have the #80sSongsThat you act like you know all the words to, but don't! Leona plays the songs you bluff your way through at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"06.11.2016 18:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "Just shake your knees and plant your feet!" It's the wily old JoBoxers getting #forgotten80s underway from 7 tonight! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"06.11.2016 15:00:10" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Strap yourselves in for an afternoon of 80s Charts. Martyn counts down the biggest hits of November '81 & '86 at 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"06.11.2016 11:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today in 1982, Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' set a record for the longest unbroken run in the UK Top 100 with 43 weeks. The current record is now over double that (100), but really are any of them better than this one?! Doubt it...
"05.11.2016 19:00:12" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Duran Duran and Duranies Can Bonfire With The Best Of 'Em...
"05.11.2016 17:00:06" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Remember remember...Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet (Official) is here at 6pm for a night of fireworks on a Bonfire Night 80s Party special: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"05.11.2016 11:00:04" Bryan Adams media.giphy.com It comes straight from the heart when we say happy birthday to Bryan Adams - 57 today Kids and and kids-at-heart - still wanna rock!
"04.11.2016 18:00:14" The Weekend Is Here! media.giphy.com As we flip over into weekend mode, Sturge is here with the soundtrack - Greatest Hits is up at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"04.11.2016 14:43:05" Game Time media.giphy.com From Manic Miner to Super Mario to Call of Duty...
Much has changed over the years, but some things are pretty much the same! Are you gamers looking forward to the weekend?
"04.11.2016 09:00:06" Timeline Photos Finally! Let's Rock London tickets are now on sale!
Saturday 15th July 2017 on Clapham Common featuring:
The Human League, Howard Jones, Sister Sledge, Heaven 17 (Official), Roland Gift, T'pau/Carol Decker, Chesney Hawkes & more
"03.11.2016 16:00:15" Prince Charming media.giphy.com We're adamant it's today, so a huge Happy Birthday to Prince Charming, Adam Ant
"03.11.2016 10:12:08" Absolute Radio U2 told George Godfrey last night at the #QAwards that their new album will be released next year. How you will receive it though is still a mystery...
"03.11.2016 09:00:08" Bonfire Night media.giphy.com Some like it hot - so we'd like your suggestions of #80sSongsThat are perfect for bonfire night. Leona lights up the night with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"02.11.2016 16:00:12" https://youtu.be/nF7lv1gfP1Q a-ha - Take On Me (Recorder Version) For anyone who ever had one (or had a child who had one), this is for you: A-ha's 'Take On Me' (ruined by being) played on a recorder.
"02.11.2016 08:54:01" Made You A Fan media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat made you a fan? Give us the songs that turned you on to a particular band and sealed your fandom forevermore...Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"01.11.2016 20:11:05" Absolute Classic Rock Happy fifty-third birthday to The Official Rick Allen, of Def Leppard! Guitar, drums, load up, stun!
"01.11.2016 16:00:10" Peter Gabriel media.giphy.com We can help you get your 5-A-Day - 80s style: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"01.11.2016 08:56:01" Let's Go Crazy media.giphy.com Let's go crazy and get this month started off right with #80sSongsThat start a great album. Leona plays from your picks of brilliant track 1s at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"31.10.2016 18:30:04" Thriller Night media.giphy.com Darkness falls across the land...
Better get those monster claw dance moves ready - Leona's got an hour of Halloween goodies for you from 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"31.10.2016 15:30:09" Johnny Marr media.giphy.com This charming man, Johnny Marr (The Smiths) is 53 today. Happy Birthday Johnny!
"31.10.2016 09:30:02" Ghost Town media.giphy.com This town is coming like a ghost town...
#80sSongsThat Sound Great on Halloween please!
A special extended hour of your picks tonight from 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"30.10.2016 18:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com How about a song from officially pop's nicest man to kick off #forgotten80s at 7? The great Nick Heyward will be happy to oblige... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"30.10.2016 15:30:03" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com [ ● ] [ ►] and take off the [ II ] - let's get today's 80s Chart Show rolling - today Martyn counts down the hits from Oct '84 and '88 at 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"30.10.2016 13:00:11" Timeline Photos The Kids From Fame came true on the promise: 'I Can Do Anything Better Than You Can'.
Did you own it?
Can you still sing Starmaker?
"30.10.2016 11:45:02" Happy Birthday Fonzy media.giphy.com Happy Birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to Henry Winkler aka The Fonz! May you continue to have Happy Days
"30.10.2016 10:00:08" Phil Collins - This Sunday at 9pm media.giphy.com Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? Not long to hold on...Tonight at 9, Phil Collins is here to tell stories from his autobiography, 'Not Dead Yet', play songs from his new singles compilation and talk about his first UK shows for over 10 years:
"29.10.2016 18:00:06" Clocks Go Back Tonight media.giphy.com Great Scott! Is it that time again already?! Yes, it's time to turn back your clocks!* Enjoy your extra hour in bed...
*before we get the usual comments about being wrong, we'd like to remind everyone that we are a UK-based radio station ;)
"29.10.2016 16:00:17" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com We've got Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) here at 6pm to get your Saturday night partying started: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
Are you Halloweening tonight?
"29.10.2016 10:00:05" Money For Nothing... 66.media.tumblr.com Today in 1988, 'Money For Nothing', compiling tracks from Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits' 5 studio LPs (including the song of the same name) and some rarities, topped the UK Album chart. What is the greatest of their greatest hits?
"28.10.2016 17:00:20" Absolute 80s media.giphy.com That feeling when an 80s song comes on!
Martyn gets your weekend started right with Absolute 80s Greatest Hits at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"28.10.2016 10:04:01" Phil Collins - This Sunday at 9pm media.giphy.com We can confirm that Phil Collins is 'Not Dead Yet' and to prove it, this Sunday at 9pm we're giving over the station to him for an hour full of stories from his autobiography, songs from his new career-spanning compilation, The Singles, and to talk about
"27.10.2016 15:00:12" Simon Le Bon media.giphy.com Huge 'Happy Birthday' love to Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran on his 58th May you forever be one of the 'Wild Boys'!
"27.10.2016 08:03:02" Once In A Lifetime media.giphy.com Let's have your best #80sSongsThat are by bands with brilliant frontmen. Leona puts your best forward at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"26.10.2016 18:38:33" Absolute Classic Rock Queen 'Greatest Hits' is 35 years old! It's still the best-selling album *of all-time* in the UK, which is even more impressive when you consider it was released in 1981, before they'd even recorded anthems like 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'I Want To Break
"26.10.2016 07:55:01" Reach Out, Touch Faith media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat you know instantly? Leona helps you win at beat the intro at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"25.10.2016 15:00:16" Slippery When Wet media.giphy.com That feeling when your eyes are opened to the fact that it's been
30 years (!?) since Bon Jovi's 'Slippery When Wet' (a No.1 today in the USA in 1986)
'Never Say Goodbye' indeed!
"25.10.2016 08:30:02" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat you sing to yourself? Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"24.10.2016 17:48:27" Timeline Photos Sad news that Pete Burns, former frontman of Dead or Alive, has died, aged 57.
"24.10.2016 14:50:02" Who's Bad? media.giphy.com And the whole world has to answer right now, just to tell you once again - who's bad! Michael Jackson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart today in 1987. Video by Martin Scorsese...
"24.10.2016 07:56:27" Howard Jones media.giphy.com Today we'd like the songs that you can't remember the name of or you always think are called something else à la Howard Jones' 'New Song' ...#80sSongsThat could easily have a different title! Your suggestions for Leona to play at 7pm please:
"23.10.2016 17:02:37" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "Bee Eee Eee Zee!" Ready for a mini spelling lesson from 7pm? #forgotten80s is on! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"23.10.2016 14:00:09" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Wham! Get those moves down and that chart tape ready! Martyn runs down the hits of October '82 & '85 at 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"23.10.2016 12:00:10" Timeline Photos Tonight at 9, we round off our 'ABC of the 80s' series and at 10 we go back to 1982 for a loving look at one of the seminal albums of the 80s, 'The Lexicon of Love', and its sequel from earlier this year with The Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry:
"23.10.2016 10:00:02" True Blue Baby, I Love You... media.giphy.com Okay, so maybe not quite in a Madonna style, but we love this time of the year anyway...
"22.10.2016 15:00:16" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet (Official) is in at 6pm (as always) to get you into the groove of your Saturday night: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"22.10.2016 10:00:04" Tron media.giphy.com "On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy!"
Tron careened onto our screens this week in 1982. The technology may have come a long way, but the issues were never more current!
"21.10.2016 17:00:11" Blue Monday media.giphy.com 60 hours or so until 'Blue Monday'...Let's start as we mean to go on and pack as much goodness into the weekend as we can!
Claire is up with 'Greatest Hits' at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"21.10.2016 12:54:13" Happy Birthday Carrie Fisher media.giphy.com A huge 'Happy Birthday' to our favourite ever Princess (Leia from Star Wars obvs.), Carrie Fisher
From 'someone who loves you'...
"21.10.2016 07:15:01" Phil Collins Live! media.giphy.com You may be asking yourself - did I miss again?
Nope, Phil Collins' 'Not Dead Yet – Live' UK shows - 5 nights only -
at the Royal Albert Hall next June 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, & 9th are on sale today at 9am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets
"20.10.2016 14:00:15" Level 42 media.giphy.com Happy Birthday Mark King of Level 42 We expect you to be living it up until the sun goes down...
"20.10.2016 08:01:01" Duran Duran - Rio media.giphy.com Last of the week and we want your #80sSongsThat have great basslines! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"19.10.2016 15:30:07" Take On Me media.giphy.com "I'll be gone in a day or two..."
So goes A-ha's 'Take On Me' - a US No.1 today in 1985.
Obviously they ended up staying a little longer than originally planned ;)
"19.10.2016 13:20:49" www.katebush.com Kate to release the live album "Before the Dawn" Brilliant news - there's a new Kate Bush live album coming!
"19.10.2016 07:59:01" Sweet Child O Mine media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat are best played LOUD? Leona cranks your greatest up to 11 at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"18.10.2016 15:01:03" Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome media.giphy.com Mad Max – Beyond Thunderdome featuring Tina Turner had its UK release today in 1985. And that got us thinking about the best musician cameos of the 80s. Phil Collins on Miami Vice, Boy George & Culture Club on the A-Team, Grace Jones in A View to a
"18.10.2016 08:01:02" Don't Give Up media.giphy.com Today we want your choices of #80sSongsThat give you goosebumps. Leona will be getting things tingly with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"17.10.2016 15:30:09" You Win Again media.giphy.com "Some never try, but if anybody can, we can..."
The brilliant Bee Gees brothers (ahem) won again today in 1987, becoming the only group to have a UK No.1 in the 60s, 70s, and 80s when 'You Win Again' went to the top of the charts. Its four weeks there
"17.10.2016 12:17:12" absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ Win Phil Collins' Autobiography and The Singles Collection, with Absolute 80s And while we're on the subject of Phil Collins, we've got a chance to win his autobiography, 'Not Dead Yet' and his new compilation album 'The Singles' here:
"17.10.2016 09:00:05" Phil Collins Live! media.giphy.com Phil Collins has announced a run of shows he's calling 'Not Dead Yet – Live' next June at the Royal Albert Hall - 5 Nights Only!! June 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. His first live dates in 10 years! Tickets are on sale this Friday at 9am from
"17.10.2016 07:45:01" Blondie media.giphy.com Monday morning and we want your choices of #80sSongsThat are by acts that had a hit in another decade. Leona plays picks from your suggestions at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"16.10.2016 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com And #forgotten80s is underway from 7 tonight! Bon Jovi request you bring your loaded six-strings and steel horses for the event... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"16.10.2016 14:00:10" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Get that chart tape ready...Martyn has a run down of the hits of October '83 & '89 coming up at 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
What do you think will top the chart?
"16.10.2016 12:00:08" Gary Kemp media.giphy.com We know this
All the best to Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet (Official)
"16.10.2016 10:00:06" Dirty Dancing media.giphy.com Nobody puts Baby in a corner! They put her in the cinema though... Dirty Dancing was released in the UK today in 1987 How many times have you seen it since?
"16.10.2016 08:00:06" Timeline Photos From the very start, it was 'the things that dreams are made of' Happy 35th Birthday to The Human League's 'Dare'
"15.10.2016 15:00:14" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com You know it's true...it's Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) who hosts our '80s Party' every Saturday from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"15.10.2016 12:00:10" Timeline Photos Tomorrow night at 9, Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry continues his tour through the musical landscape of the 80s , highlighting the biggest songs, most influential artists, trends and moments of the era in alphabetical order. Tonight going from from M (for
"15.10.2016 09:00:08" Red Red Wine media.giphy.com Two reasons for this one this morning - firstly we thought it might 'jar' your memories of what went to your head last night.
Secondly, UB40 (We Are UB40) went to the US No.1 today in 1988 with their version of Neil Diamond's 'Red Red Wine' (which they
"14.10.2016 16:30:06" The Weekend Is Here media.giphy.com Friday's here - are you ready? Claire soundtracks the start of the weekend from 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"14.10.2016 12:00:10" BROS media.giphy.com Bros_Band have expanded their run of 30th anniversary concerts next year - and you can get your tickets here: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
Sat 19th - London O2 Arena (sold out)
Sun 20th - London O2 Arena
Tue 22nd - Manchester Arena
Wed 23rd -
"14.10.2016 07:23:59" Timeline Photos Don't forget! Tickets for Depeche Mode's London Stadium date of their 2017 Spirit Tour are on sale this morning at 9am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"13.10.2016 15:00:15" It's only forever. Not long at all. media.giphy.com Is your week taking forever or is it whizzing by?
"13.10.2016 07:58:02" Walking on Sunshine media.giphy.com The weekend is getting closer and it's 'time to feel good!' Let's hear what you've got on #80sSongsThat never fail to put a smile on your face! Leona gets you grinning at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"12.10.2016 15:00:19" The Police media.giphy.com "Trimondo Blondomina" was suggested and accurate, but The Police went with 'Zenyatta Mondatta' instead and this week in 1980 they had their second UK No.1 album with it...is their best?
"12.10.2016 08:05:01" Crazy For You media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat you remember slow dancing to? Let us know and Leona may play what made you sway at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"11.10.2016 18:00:14" Fraggle Rock media.giphy.com Dance your cares away! Fraggle Rock is being digitally remastered and coming back to TV in North America (http://absrad.io/2dRIScX). Who's going to start the petition to bring it back to the UK?
"11.10.2016 16:00:15" True Blue Baby, I Love You... media.giphy.com 30 years ago, Madonna was on top of the UK singles chart with her third No.1 - the title track from her album, 'True Blue' - a tribute to her then la la la la la 'true love' baby, Sean Penn.
"11.10.2016 14:00:12" Hall & Oates media.giphy.com Say it ain't so! A very happy 70th birthday to Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates
"11.10.2016 12:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The first leg of Depeche Mode's Global Spirit Tour will see the band play to more than 1.5 million fans in 32 cities in 21 countries across Europe including London on 3rd June 2017. Tickets for the London Stadium date of the Depeche Mode World Tour
"11.10.2016 07:57:01" Let's Dance media.giphy.com Like Purple Rain, Thriller, and Let's Dance. We want your #80sSongsThat are 'title' tracks from albums. Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"10.10.2016 15:00:09" Martin Kemp media.giphy.com A huge happy 55th birthday to Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet (Official) (amongst other things). Hope it's a brilliant one
"10.10.2016 12:08:16" Absolute Classic Rock "We're on a mission from God." On this day in 1980, The Blues Brothers came out in UK cinemas. So many musical legends in this film!
"10.10.2016 11:00:05" Midge Ure media.giphy.com Today, hopefully you'll be getting "The Gift", rather than giving it. Happy Birthday Midge Ure May you never fade to grey!
"10.10.2016 08:01:01" Careless Whisper media.giphy.com Okay, what can you think of for #80sSongsThat are by people who 'went solo'? Leona breaks out on her own with your songs picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"09.10.2016 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Darwen's finest get us underway on #Forgotten80s from 7pm - Neil 'n' Stephen with more "no" references in a row than that 2 Unlimited tune!
We'll dish up some Blancmange, and more, until 9.... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"09.10.2016 14:00:03" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Get those chart cassettes ready! [ ● ] [ ►] [ II ] What can you remember from Oct '81 and '87? Martyn counts down the hits from 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"09.10.2016 11:01:01" Martin Fry's ABC Of the 80s media.giphy.com Have you been listening to Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry's 'ABC of the 80s'? Well, if you did...you did...or you didn't...no matter! It's on again tonight at 9pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"09.10.2016 09:00:06" Ferris Bueller's Day Off... media.giphy.com For the record, errands are rubbish and we'd rather stay in and listen to absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ but okay, "I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go, I'll go..."
"08.10.2016 18:00:08" The Neverending Story media.giphy.com May your Saturday night be neverending! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"08.10.2016 15:30:02" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com "And the stars reach down and tell us that there's always one escape..." In this case, an 80s Party hosted by Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official)! From 6: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"08.10.2016 10:00:07" Desire media.giphy.com It was 13th-time lucky today in 1988 for U2 who finally got their first UK No.1 with this from Rattle and Hum.
"07.10.2016 16:30:07" Timeline Photos Claire Sturgess is up in a bit with 'Greatest Hits' to get your weekend started right! Let her know what you're up to: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"07.10.2016 11:27:01" Mousetrap media.giphy.com We remember playing a lot of 'Mouse Trap' back in the day (we also remeber that it didn't always run as smoothly as it did in the advert!). What were your favourite board games of the 80s?
"06.10.2016 15:00:22" Culture Club media.giphy.com Tea Time - Boy George & Culture Club - style!
How do you take yours and what is your 80s-era biccie of choice?
"06.10.2016 07:34:44" Queen media.giphy.com Let's go! #80sSongsThat are from the greatest 80s 'Greatest Hits' albums? Leona plays from your picks of the hits at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"05.10.2016 19:42:12" Absolute Classic Rock Happy birthday to legendary AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson!
Have a drink on us!
"05.10.2016 19:38:35" www.billboard.com Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies Age 66 Temperton was the keyboardist and principal writer for disco-era funk band Heatwave and writer of George Benson's 'Give Me the Night', and The Brothers Johnson 'Stomp' as well as 3 songs on Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album. R.I.P. Rod Temperton, writer of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller', 'Rock With You' and many more...
"05.10.2016 15:00:08" Depeche Mode media.giphy.com Today marks the 35th anniversary of Depeche Mode's debut album 'Speak & Spell'. And all these years on, we still can't get enough!
"05.10.2016 11:01:01" http://absrad.io/2dwpkKJ Nike MAG 2016 "Great Scott!" "2016? You mean we're in the future?"
Yes, self-lacing trainers à la the Back to the Future Trilogy are a reality now and 100% of the proceeds go to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
"Power laces! All right!" - Marty
"05.10.2016 08:02:02" This is Planet Earth media.giphy.com What brilliant songs can you think of for #80sSongsThat are from debuts? Leona makes a great first impression with your picks 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"04.10.2016 15:00:22" Timeline Photos A huge 'Happy Birthday' to Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys who's probably thinking: 'What Have I Done To Deserve This'...
"04.10.2016 10:49:54" From their forthcoming acoustic album... Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle Acoustic Have you heard Simple Minds Official's acoustic version of 'Promised You A Miracle' with KT Tunstall yet?
"04.10.2016 07:59:01" Just Can't Get Enough... media.giphy.com Let's have the #80sSongsThat have great synths that you just can't get enough of ;) Leona presses the buttons with your picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"03.10.2016 17:46:45" Absolute Classic Rock Happy 67th to Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham! Here's to going your own way!
"03.10.2016 15:28:23" absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets Let's Rock - The Retro Festival With Absolute 80s Let's Rock is returning to Cookham, Bristol, Leeds, Exeter, Southampton and London for Summer 2017. Plus for the first time, there's an all new event in Norwich! Featuring the biggest selection of 80s artists in the world like The Human League, Howard
"03.10.2016 15:00:23" Top Gun media.giphy.com On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots.
Today in 1986, Top Gun was released in the UK.
When we said we felt the need for speed, we got it!
That 30 years flew by!
"03.10.2016 12:31:07" omny.fm Who's Calling Christian - Tony Hadley - The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show - Omny.fm Who's Calling Christian? The 80s is on the phone once again, Tony 'Big Tone' Hadley is up next. If you missed it, another 80s star this morning on 'Who's Calling Christian': Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) talked about everything from terracotta pots to performing at the Royal Albert Hall with The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show
"03.10.2016 08:15:01" Let's Hear It For The Boy media.giphy.com Clean those heads and adjust the tracking and give us your #80sSongsThat feature in a brilliant 80s film. Leona soundtracks the 7 hour with your picks: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"03.10.2016 07:08:01" Truffle Shuffle media.giphy.com The stuff of 80s dreams on #CallChristian this morning, Jeff Cohen aka 'Chunk' from The Goonies called The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show - listen here: http://absrad.io/2dk672Z
"02.10.2016 17:03:35" Yer man Ian Astbury sang of hot sticky scenes - The Cult kick off #forgotten80s tonight with a song about a movie shot in a treacle factory*. See you at 7! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
*or possibly not.
"02.10.2016 14:00:09" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Get the cassette cued! [ ● ] [ ►] [ II ] It's the best time of the week - 80s Chart Time! Martyn counts down the hits of Oct '80 & '86 from 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"02.10.2016 13:01:02" Don't Think We ARE Alone Actually, Tiffany media.giphy.com As she was a teen when many of us were, so we expect a deluge of comments about us making people feel old, but here we go...
Happy 45th Birthday Tiffany
"02.10.2016 11:01:02" 'Sting' media.giphy.com May the world continue to be wrapped around your finger! Happy Birthday Sting
"02.10.2016 09:00:04" Timeline Photos Very Happy Birthday wishes to Philip Oakey of The Human League May all your dreams be electric!
"01.10.2016 16:00:09" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com We've got Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) here at 6pm to kick off our Saturday night 80s Party: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
What's your 80s party tune of choice?
"01.10.2016 13:30:02" New Jersey media.giphy.com Bon Jovi scored their first UK No.1 album with 'New Jersey' today in 1988. And almost 30 years on they're about to release their 13th studio album!
"01.10.2016 11:01:02" Dire Straits media.giphy.com Today in 1982, Sony launched its first player although it wasn't until 1985 and Dire Straits that it really started to take off. They had the first million-selling album and the first to outsell its LP version. Other artists couldn't actually get their
"01.10.2016 09:30:07" Timeline Photos Tomorrow night at 9, Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry kicks off a month-long run of shows taking you on a tour through the musical landscape of the 80s , highlighting the biggest songs, most influential artists, trends and moments of the era in alphabetical
"30.09.2016 16:05:13" Perfection media.giphy.com Friday 5:00pm is the exact opposite of this nerve-racking feeling...
It's the true meaning of 'Perfection'!
Welcome to the weekend...
"30.09.2016 10:49:48" Timeline Photos Looks like our 'wishful thinking' & 'wouldn't it be good's have paid off! absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"30.09.2016 09:01:01" VHS media.giphy.com Do you still have any of these? And if so, do you still have something to play them on?
"30.09.2016 06:56:21" youtube.com Who's Calling Christian - Rick Astley Lord of the Rickroll and secret Magnum enthusiast - here's Rick Astley on Who's Calling Christian! ------------------------------------------------... In case you missed Rick Astley reveal his unusual snacking habits to The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on #CallChristian yesterday...
And if you can you convince another celeb to call in - you could win £10,000 and raise £10,000 for charity! All the
"29.09.2016 15:00:10" Timeline Photos And if the elevator tries to bring you down...
we will always have this (a US No.1 today in 1984)!
Punch a higher floor!
"29.09.2016 12:00:10" Bros media.giphy.com A very happy birthday to the 'bros' from Bros - Matt Goss + Luke Goss 48 today!
"29.09.2016 07:56:01" CD media.giphy.com In the week Sony launched its first player in 1982, let's have the #80sSongsThat you bought on CD! The ones you bought first time around or the ones you went back and bought again after making the switch! We get the green pen out at 7pm:
"28.09.2016 15:25:03" Timeline Photos 31 years ago - Kate Bush was #1 in the UK with this beauty...is it her best?
"28.09.2016 08:01:02" Breakfast Club media.giphy.com Music is often best when it goes with a memory, so let's have your #80sSongsThat remind you of meeting someone special (and please name names!). Friend or more than...we take you back to those moments tonight at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"27.09.2016 16:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com David Bowie had his fourth UK No.1 album today in 1980 with 'Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)'!
'Ashes to Ashes' indeed…R.I.P.
"27.09.2016 08:43:32" omny.fm Who's Calling Christian - Simon Le Bon - The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show - Omny.fm Simon le Bon calls Christian from a yacht and plays some sweet music... From a yacht (natch) in the South of France... Simon Le Bon Duran Duran calls Christian!
"27.09.2016 07:58:02" #80sSongsThat You Owned On A Compilation media.giphy.com Now That's What I Call #80sSongsThat You Owned On A Compliation (and make sure to tell us which compilation!). Leona compiles your tracks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"26.09.2016 18:00:26" Who's Bad? media.giphy.com Michael Jackson proved he was pretty 'Bad' (in an 80s-way) when he started a six-week run at No.1 on the US Album Chart today in 1987. It would go on to produce 5 US No.1 Singles - the first album to do so!
"26.09.2016 16:32:30" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 13 years on and still missed. R.I.P. Robert Palmer
"26.09.2016 15:00:25" Aliens media.giphy.com "That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over!" Aliens had its UK release 30 years ago today. There are loads of brilliant Sci-Fi films from the 80s - where does it rank?
"26.09.2016 13:30:47" Absolute Radio 70s Wishing a very happy 71st birthday to Mr Bryan Ferry!
"26.09.2016 07:50:01" Dead Or Alive media.giphy.com So, yesterday we revealed that after over 40,000 votes (from you lovely people) that 1985 is 'The Greatest Year of the 80s' and we ran down biggest chart hits on the 80s Chart and the greatest album tracks on #Forgotten80s, but let's have the
"25.09.2016 17:04:04" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com So from the greatest singles of 1985 - we move on to the greatest albums! Big sellers, debuts, best ofs, compilations, soundtracks - and some corking tracks from them all. It's with Matthew from 7... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"25.09.2016 14:30:01" 80s Chart Show - 1985 Year in Review media.giphy.com Off the back of our poll result, Martyn is breaking out our 'Best of '85' chart tape and for the next three hours we'll be running down what was Top of the Pops in the year you voted 'The Greatest Year of the 80s'! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"25.09.2016 11:01:00" The Greatest Year of the 80s - Winner = 1985 Thanks to everyone who had their say - there were over 40,000 votes to count and here is the result...
The Greatest Year of the 80s as voted for by you is: 1985!
We're going to spend the rest of the day playing the music and reliving the moments that
"25.09.2016 09:00:03" Happy Birthday Mark Hamill media.giphy.com A massive happy 65th birthday to our hero, Mark Hamill! May the force always be with you!
"24.09.2016 16:30:02" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) knows how to get an audience hyped. That's why he hosts our '80s Party' every Saturday from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"24.09.2016 14:00:03" The Greatest Year of the 80s - Cultural Moment media.giphy.com The last individual category result from our Greatest Year of the 80s poll was 'Cultural Moment' and the overwhelming winner was the fall of the Berlin Wall, punctuating the decade in 1989. Richie has a soundtrack of Cold War-inspired songs:
"24.09.2016 10:00:02" Karma Chameleon media.giphy.com The brilliant Boy George & Culture Club had their second UK No.1 single today with 'Karma Chameleon'. It was the best-selling single of 1983.
"23.09.2016 15:00:17" Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads... media.giphy.com It works! It works! Great Scott, the brilliant 1985 original of the Back to the Future Trilogy topped the Film category of our 'Greatest Year of the 80s' poll! Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"23.09.2016 11:42:55" Absolute Classic Rock 1! 2! 3! Happy birthday to The Boss, Bruce Springsteen! Thank you for rocking us for so many years! Well said!
"23.09.2016 10:30:02" Shaky! media.giphy.com Hold tight! UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 80s, Shakin' Stevens has announced his biggest ever UK tour - visiting 34 towns and cities - from Easter 2017. You can get all the details of 'The Echoes Of Our Times' Tour and your tickets here:
"23.09.2016 08:55:01" The Greatest Year of the 80s - Greatest Film at 4p... media.giphy.com Consider it the best set of trailers ever. We're playing loads of great 80s Film songs all day today before the main feature - when we reveal what topped the film category in out Greatest Year of the 80s poll at 4pm. What are your favourite 80s films and
"23.09.2016 07:00:05" Culture Club - Tickets On Sale media.giphy.com It's A Miracle! Boy George & Culture Club are back AND with the original line-up! And you can see them do their only UK show this year on Wed Dec 14th, at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
Tickets are on sale this morning at 9am!
"22.09.2016 13:59:01" Oh Viennaaaaa! media.giphy.com Ohhh Viennaaaaa! It may 'mean nothing' to him, but it obviously does to you because Midge Ure and Ultravox (Official) topped the Song category of our 'Greatest Year of the 80s' poll. Richie has our winner and an hour of songs that tragically missed out on
"22.09.2016 08:01:01" Pet Shop Boys media.giphy.com Let's have your suggestions of #80sSongsThat are by 80s artists that are still making music and touring! Leona brings us up-to-date with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"21.09.2016 17:00:09" Prince Charming media.giphy.com 35 years ago this week, Adam Ant climbed his way to No.1 in the UK with Prince Charming. "Don't you ever, don't you ever, stop being dandy, showing me you're handsome"!
"21.09.2016 14:00:09" Madonna media.giphy.com After 44 weeks in the chart (5 of them at No.2), Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' finally went to No.1 in the UK Album chart today in 1985. When did Madonna first enter your consciousness?
"21.09.2016 10:57:01" The Greatest Year of the 80s - TV Moment Winner - ... media.giphy.com "It's 12 noon in London. 7am in Philadelphia. And around the world it's time for Live Aid!" The winning TV moment from our Greatest Year of the 80s poll comes from 1985. We relive the day with music and memories for the next hour...
"21.09.2016 07:40:02" Money For Nothing... media.giphy.com On the day we annouce the results of the TV section of our 'Greatest Year of the 80s' poll we'd like #80sSongsThat you remember seeing on TV. Give us your moments and memories of 80s music on the telly - Leona plays from your picks at 7pm:
"20.09.2016 13:00:12" Daley Thompson - 1984 media.giphy.com So, here is the winner of our 80s Sporting Moment as voted for by you in our 'Greatest Year of the 80s' poll:
Olympic Gold for Daley Thompson in the Decathlon from 1984 tops the podium and we run and jump our way through an hour of music in celebration:
"20.09.2016 07:55:01" Crushed out... media.giphy.com Today we want your picks of #80sSongsThat are by people you had (or still have) a crush on! Leona will be reading your diaries and checking out the posters on your walls (and playing your songs) from 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"19.09.2016 16:00:33" Michael Jackson - Thriller media.giphy.com So, there you have it - unsurprisingly the best-selling album of all time was the one voted the top Album in our Greatest Year of the 80s poll. Congrats to Michael Jackson's Thriller (album). absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"19.09.2016 15:00:20" The Joshua Tree media.giphy.com We kick off this hour with the first 3 tracks from the runner-up Album from our Greatest Year of the 80s poll U2's 'The Joshua Tree' from 1987: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"19.09.2016 12:00:10" Nile Rodgers media.giphy.com May the 'Good Times' keep coming! A huge happy birthday to Nile Rodgers A true legend if ever there was one!
"19.09.2016 08:01:01" The Reflex media.giphy.com It's Nile Rodgers' 64th birthday today! In celebration we'd like your #80sSongsThat are funky. Leona plays from your picks at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"18.09.2016 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Cruising down the streets, riding in the back - sounds like fun! The great Natalie Cole gets us underway on #forgotten80s from 7 tonight... join us from 7pm! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"18.09.2016 13:00:03" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Get that chart tape ready...Martyn has a run down of the hits of September '83 & '87 coming up at 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"18.09.2016 12:00:05" Timeline Photos A very happy birthday to Joanne Catherall of The Human League Keep feeling that fascination!
"18.09.2016 09:00:05" Simple Minds media.giphy.com We promised you a miracle and here it is:
Tonight at 9pm, Simple Minds Official's Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill co-host a show all about the recent reissue of the brilliant 'New Gold Dream' and the songs that inspired it: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"17.09.2016 15:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Sing it to the rafters - it's Tony Hadley time! Yes, like Spandau Ballet (Official) said, it's true...Tone's 80s Party is on at 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"17.09.2016 10:00:00" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com All this The Great British Bake Off fuss has reminded off us of how we originally caught the baking bug!
"16.09.2016 17:30:06" Boy George media.giphy.com Spent all week trying to picture how good Friday is going to feel? Well, see it develop with Martyn from 7 - he's got the soundtrack we call 'Greatest Hits' absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"16.09.2016 15:12:59" 67.media.tumblr.com 67.media.tumblr.com 50!? They just keep coming - more salad days...Go Team ParalympicsGB
"16.09.2016 09:00:03" The Greatest Year of the 80s media.giphy.com Thousands of you voted in The Greatest Year of the 80s poll - sharing your memories and opinions (thank you!). All next week we'll be announcing the individual category results and then the big result - the nation's favourite - THE Greatest Year of the
"15.09.2016 15:00:46" The Greatest Year of the 80s media.giphy.com Our Greatest Year of the 80s poll closes tonight at midnight - by having your say on 80s songs, albums, films, sporting, tv and cultural moments you'll help us find the nation's favourite year of the 80s and be in with a chance to win one of 50 VQ digital
"15.09.2016 08:13:15" The Only Way Is Up media.giphy.com Today we want your #80sSongsThat are from '88 and any memories that go with them for Leona to play at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
You've got until midnight tonight to take part in our The Greatest Year of the 80s poll - have your say before it's too late:
"14.09.2016 15:30:00" The Greatest Year of the 80s - 1986 The Communards sang 'Don't Leave Me This Way' and Top Gun took our breath away. There was Bon Jovi 'Slippery When Wet' and BBC EastEnders Den and Ange. What are your memories of 1986? Is it the Greatest Year of the 80s? Last few days to have your say:
"14.09.2016 08:05:01" Purple Rain media.giphy.com Is 1984 the Greatest Year of the 80s? Our poll will help us find out! absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
Leona will be playing some choice picks at 7pm - so let her know what to play with #80sSongsThat are from '84 and any memories that go with:
"13.09.2016 15:00:00" The Greatest Year of the 80s - 1982 Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye-ayyyye! A fourth TV channel, an extra-terrestrial, and Duran Duran - Rio. What do you remember of 1982 and was it your Greatest Year of the 80s? Haven't voted yet? Come on Eileen! Have your say here: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"13.09.2016 12:47:38" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com If our calculations are correct, when this poll hits 85, you're gonna see some serious...Is the first of the Back to the Future Trilogy your pick of the Greatest 80s film? Tell us by voting and help us find the Greatest Year of the 80s!
"13.09.2016 07:45:01" George Michael media.giphy.com Do you have 'Faith' in the fact that 1987 is the 80s' Greatest Year?
Do our Greatest Year Of The 80s poll and find out if you're right! absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
And then give us your #80sSongsThat are from '87 and any memories that go with them right
"12.09.2016 16:00:00" The Greatest Year of the 80s - 1987 Whitney Houston wanted to dance with somebody, 'Baby' from Dirty Dancing wanted the same, George Michael wanted (err...) something else..., plus the Great Storm and U2 - The Joshua Tree. What did 1987 mean to you and was it the Greatest Year of the 80s?
"12.09.2016 12:00:06" Only Fools And Horses media.giphy.com Lovely Jubbly! Only Fools and Horses came to our TV screens 35 years ago. But will it launching get your vote for cushty TV moment of the 80s in our Greatest Year of the 80s poll? Haven't voted yet? Get on with it you plonker! absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"12.09.2016 08:08:46" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Is it (ahem...) 'true' that 1983 is the Greatest Year of the 80s? Have your say in our Greatest Year Of The 80s poll here: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
And give us your #80sSongsThat are from '83 (and any memories you have of that year!) below. Leona plays
"11.09.2016 17:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "How long you have waited to get where you are..." says Kiki Dee, whose signature song of the 80s will get #forgotten80s going at 7. So *checks watch* we're actually waiting about an hour... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"11.09.2016 14:00:16" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Get those cassettes rolling! [ ● ] [ ►] It's the best time of the week - 80s Chart Time! Martyn counts down the hits of Sept '82 & '85 from 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"11.09.2016 12:00:03" ET media.giphy.com Wouldn't it beeee goood if '82 turned out to be Greatest Year of the 80s? If E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial gets your vote for best film, you could make it so: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"11.09.2016 09:00:01" The Greatest Year of the 80s - 1984 Frankie said 'Relax', Prince said 'Let's Go Crazy'. We asked if they knew it was Christmas time at all and everyone shouted 'Ghostbusters'. Was 1984 the Greatest Year of the 80s? Have your say here: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"10.09.2016 16:00:15" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Hold the line and get comfortable! Spandau Ballet (Official)'s Tony Hadley kicks off your Saturday night party - 80s-style from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ Get in touch with Tone here!
"10.09.2016 14:00:11" Hand of God media.giphy.com Is Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' vs. the England Football Team in the FIFA World Cup the most iconic sporting moment of the 1980s?
Is 1986 The Greatest Year of the 80s? Help us find out by voting in our poll: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"10.09.2016 12:00:07" T'Pau's Carol Decker media.giphy.com Let's all put our heart and soul into wishing T'pau/Carol Decker a very happy birthday. Enjoy!
"10.09.2016 09:00:00" The Greatest Year Of The 80s - 1981 Charles & Di, Del Boy & Rodney, Adam & the Ants, Ultravox & Vienna, Beefy & The Ashes. Was 1981 The Greatest Year of the 80s? Or does it mean nothing to yoooooou? Have your say: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"09.09.2016 17:44:11" Ghostbusters! media.giphy.com It's Friday evening - are you beyond the capacity for rational thought?
Well, we're about to cross the streams with Sarah Champion hosting 'Greatest Hits' on Absolute Radio and Absolute 80s!
PS: If you haven't 'choosed' anything - it's not too late to
"09.09.2016 14:30:00" The Greatest Year of The 80s - 1985 Dire Straits' 'Money For Nothing', Live Band Aid's money for something, and Back To the Future. Is 1985 the nation's favourite year? Is it yours? Have your say on The Greatest Year of the 80s by voting: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"09.09.2016 12:20:23" Dave Stewart media.giphy.com Here comes your age again...falling on your head like a memory...
A very Happy Birthday to the brilliant Dave Stewart of Eurythmics (and many other things!)
"09.09.2016 11:23:35" Absolute Radio Tickets for our comedy night at the London Palladium for Macmillan Cancer Support are on sale... NOW!
Get yours here: http://absrad.io/2bXiqkT
"09.09.2016 09:00:06" Michael Fish media.giphy.com We all make mistakes (our old photos are proof of that!), but is this one from '87 and the 'Great Storm' your pick of the 80s most significant cultural moment? Have your say in our Greatest Year Of The 80s poll here: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote and then tell
"09.09.2016 08:00:05" Timeline Photos Next year's 80's Invasion Tour features Paul Young, MARTIKA, Toyah & China Crisis! Get all the dates and your tickets here: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"08.09.2016 15:30:00" The Greatest Year of the 80s - 1983 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi, Blackadder, David Bowie - Let's Dance and Aberdeen Football Club beating Real Madrid C.F. What made 1983 great for you? Is it 'The Greatest Year of the 80s' for you? Find out by voting here: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"08.09.2016 12:00:15" Who Shot JR? media.giphy.com We remember the question, but who out there remembers the answer?
Either way, is this bit of Dallas from 1980 the greatest TV moment of the 80s?
Have your say here in our Greatest Year Of The 80s poll: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"08.09.2016 07:45:01" Like A Prayer media.giphy.com Today it's #80sSongsThat are from 1989 (and any memories you have of that year would be great as well!) Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
And will Madonna get your vote on our album shortlist? It's in our Greatest Year Of The 80s
"07.09.2016 18:00:14" Timeline Photos Torville and Dean, Daley Thompson, or Sebastian Coe? There is some world class competition to get you in an Olympic & Paralympic Games mood in our Greatest Year poll. Will one of these Olympians get your vote in the best sporting moment of the 80s
"07.09.2016 15:00:22" The Brick media.giphy.com As the world waits to see if the 7th of Apple's IPhones has a headphone jack or not*, we want you to cast your mind back to 1985, the year the first British mobile call was made (probably thought it wouldn't catch on eh?)
In retrospect - is it the 80s
"07.09.2016 13:15:11" Absolute Radio 70s A very happy 65th birthday to the Pretenders' legend and rock icon, Chrissie Hynde. Here's to many many more!
"07.09.2016 12:10:00" The Greatest Year of the 80s - 1988 Scott & Charlene, Sandy Lyle, Eddie The Eagle, Die Hard and Yazz. Could 1988 be the Greatest Year of the 80s? Let's have your argument for or against and don't forget to vote: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"07.09.2016 08:05:01" Duran Duran media.giphy.com Today we want your #80sSongsThat are from 1982. Leona shares YOUR memories and music from '82 at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
And you can vote for Duran Duran (or something else) on our albums shortlist in our Greatest Year Of The 80s poll here:
"06.09.2016 16:00:00" The Greatest Year of the 80s - 1980 From The Jam to JR and running from ghosts to running for gold...could it be that 1980 is the Greatest Year of the 80s?
Have your say: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote and tell us your memories of the year that kicked off the decade!
"06.09.2016 12:17:43" Raiders Of the Lost Ark media.giphy.com "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."
Is Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark from 1981 the film of the 80s?
If not, what is?
Have your say and help us find 'The Greatest Year of the 80s' by voting here: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote and be in
"06.09.2016 11:52:19" Tony Hadley - On Tour! media.giphy.com The brilliant Tony Hadley is out on tour next month, performing his favourite songs and the hits of Spandau Ballet (Official) with the Southbank Sinfonia: Birmingham Symphony Hall, Southend Cliff Pavilion, and Royal Albert Hall. Get your tickets here:
"06.09.2016 07:57:21" Don't Leave Me This Way media.giphy.com Awwwwww-BABY! Another brilliant one from our singles shortlist - have your say on the Greatest Year Of The 80s here: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
And in the meantime, let's have your #80sSongsThat are from 1986! Leona plays your '86 picks at 7:
"05.09.2016 15:00:00" The Greatest Year of the 80s - 1989 Black Box, The Berlin Wall, Batman...there is a case for 1989 being the Greatest Year of the 80s. Agree or disagree, you can have your say: absoluteradio.co.uk/vote What are your memories of '89?
"05.09.2016 12:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The incredible Freddie Mercury of Queen would have been 70 today. Been a lot of shouts for Live Aid in 1985 being THE moment of 1980s and seeing Freddie command that crowd it is very convincing...R.I.P. We miss you...
"05.09.2016 08:43:49" Just of the few of the Absolute 80s reminders we saw when we were out-and-about this Summer. Is it just us that sees through an 80s filter? Always On My Mind Just of the few of the Absolute 80s reminders we saw when we were out-and-about this Summer. Is it just us that sees through an 80s filter?
"05.09.2016 07:43:01" Give us your picks and listen out to see if we pla... media.giphy.com This one made our singles shortlist, but we want your suggestions of brilliant #80sSongsThat are from 1981! Leona makes an argument for that as the greatest year with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
And 81 or otherwise, have your say on the
"04.09.2016 17:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com From 7pm we are under starters orders, with Matthew back in the saddle to take us for a glorious ride through two hours of wheely great (that's enough - Ed) songs on #Forgotten80s! Style Council get us underway... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"04.09.2016 13:00:02" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Give that old chart tape a work out at 4pm with The 80s Chart Show! Today we've got the hits of September '80 & '84 absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"04.09.2016 09:00:02" The Simpsons media.giphy.com The Chalkboard Says:
I Will Vote For The Simpsons I Will Vote For The Simpsons
I Will Vote For The Simpsons I Will Vote For The Simpsons
I Will Vote For The Simpsons I Will Vote For The Simpsons
Is This The Best TV show of the 80s? Have your say in our
"03.09.2016 16:00:27" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Who's that on the mic tonight Yes, it's Tony Hadley who hosts our '80s Party' every Saturday from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
He might even play some Spandau Ballet (Official)...this much is true ;)
"03.09.2016 12:00:11" absoluteradio.co.uk/80s Absolute 80s Icons - Dave Stewart Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart picks the songs and talks about his influences & working with Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and more. Tomorrow night at 9pm, we've got a Dave Stewart/Eurythmics special lined up for you: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"03.09.2016 09:30:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Why not glide effortlessly into your weekend by taking a little time to vote in our Greatest Year of the 80s poll? absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
You could win a VQ Retro Mini Digital Radio to listen to us on...
You can do anything if you set your mind to it -
"02.09.2016 17:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com As the weekend turns from dream to reality, Sarah Champion is in at 7 with a soundtrack we call 'Greatest Hits' and her pick of the 'Greatest Year of the 80s' - 1985. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
Do you agree? Prove her wrong or right with your vote here:
"02.09.2016 10:59:40" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We've talked Songs, Albums, Films, Sports and TV, but what about Cultural Moments?
What gets your vote as the most significant cultural moment of the 80s?
Is it Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981? Or something else?
Help us find the Greatest Year of
"01.09.2016 17:00:16" Get On Your Feet! media.giphy.com Get on your feet and help us wish the brilliant Gloria Estefan a very happy birthday !
"01.09.2016 15:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Leona picked 1986 as her Greatest Year of the 80s - Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, Top Gun, Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' and this brilliant bit of Den and Angie from BBC EastEnders. Is this the greatest TV moment of the 80s? What year will your votes
"01.09.2016 07:56:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Have you voted in our Greatest Year Of The 80s Poll yet? absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
This one you can vote for on our singles shortlist, but we're also asking today for your #80sSongsThat are from 1985! Leona will play from your picks from '85 at 7pm:
"31.08.2016 15:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Is Dennis Taylor beating Steve Davis at The Crucible in the World Snooker Championship Final your sporting moment of the 80s?
Help us find the Greatest Year Of The 80s by picking this or another moment absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"31.08.2016 09:03:59" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com So, to help get you thinking about our Greatest Year Of The 80s Poll absoluteradio.co.uk/vote we want your #80sSongsThat are from 1980! Leona will run down your picks of the pops from that year at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"30.08.2016 15:17:14" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's not just music we're asking about in our Greatest Year of the 80s poll! We want your picks of TV shows, cultural and sporting moments as well as films...
Is Top Gun from 1986 your favourite of the 80s movies? absoluteradio.co.uk/vote
"30.08.2016 09:00:02" absoluteradio.co.uk/vote 66.media.tumblr.com We're trying to find the UK's favourite year from the 1980s…and we need you to help choose it! Today we launch our poll to find the Greatest Year of the 80s.
All you have to do is pick your favourites from our shortlist of songs, albums, TV shows, movies and moments and we'll use your votes to help us find the UK's favourite! Get involved now:
"29.08.2016 21:14:44" Absolute Radio 70s Farewell to a legend. RIP Gene Wilder.
"29.08.2016 18:00:00" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com Hey, one hour to go of our Bank Holiday 'Block Party' - then from three per artist it's down to just one - the ONLY one! Matthew has three hours of 80s One Hit Wonders for you from 8pm, kicking off with something Canadian... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"29.08.2016 14:30:05" Bon Jovi 66.media.tumblr.com Who-ah! Take our hand and we'll make it - we swear. Leona keeps the 'Block Party' going - kicking things off with back-to-back-to-back Bon Jovi on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"29.08.2016 11:30:01" Duran Duran 66.media.tumblr.com Can you hear me now? Richie swings in at 1pm, with more of our Bank Holiday 'Block Party' - starting with Duran Duran. Back-to-back-to-back tracks by one artist all day on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"29.08.2016 08:30:02" Whitney 67.media.tumblr.com Martyn gets the next 3 hours of the Bank Holiday 'Block Party' off to a dancing start at 10am w/ 3-in-a-row from Whitney Houston.
Back-to-back-to-back blocks of your favourites all day on: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"28.08.2016 17:00:00" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com "When Martin sings, we hear Forgotten 80s' beginnings..." - it doesn't quite scan. But the great man Martin Fry, with ABC, is getting us underway nonetheless at 7pm! x absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"28.08.2016 14:00:09" 80s Chart Show 66.media.tumblr.com [ ● ] [ ►] [ II ] Cassettes at the ready! It's the best time of the week - 80s Chart Time! Martyn counts down the hits of Aug '83 & '89 from 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"27.08.2016 16:01:01" Tony Hadley's 80s Party 67.media.tumblr.com Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) is a brilliant host...If you don't belive us, tune into our Saturday night 80s Party from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"26.08.2016 17:00:07" Goblin King media.giphy.com Does the weekend feel like forever away? Well it's not...and Sarah is up at 7 to get it started on 'Greatest Hits' absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"25.08.2016 08:01:01" Dancing On the Ceiling 66.media.tumblr.com Good or bad, what are the #80sSongsThat sum up where you're at?
Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"24.08.2016 15:00:43" Block Party 67.media.tumblr.com Next Monday - we're having another Bank Holiday 'Block Party' - you know the drill - back-to-back-to-back 'blocks' by one artist at a time throughout the day. Who and what do you want to hear?
"24.08.2016 08:03:01" Born in The USA 66.media.tumblr.com Today we need your suggestions of #80sSongsThat are misunderstood. Leona tries to clear things up at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"23.08.2016 07:58:01" Don't Give Up 67.media.tumblr.com What picks can you think of for #�80sSongsThat� are inspirational? Leona gets motivational with your choices at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"22.08.2016 15:00:05" Roland Orzabal 66.media.tumblr.com A very happy 55th birthday to Roland of Tears for Fears
"22.08.2016 08:15:01" 500 Miles 66.media.tumblr.com We need your suggestions of #�80sSongsThat� have more than one singer! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"21.08.2016 17:00:01" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com Wake up, Lloyd Cole - you're kicking off #forgotten80s at 7pm tonight! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"21.08.2016 13:30:02" 80s Chart Show 67.media.tumblr.com Get that chart tape out and get it cued! Martyn counts down the hits of Aug '82 & '86 from 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"20.08.2016 16:00:06" Tony Hadley's 80s Party 67.media.tumblr.com You might just recognise the next voice. Yes, it's Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) in for the Saturday night 80s Party at 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s Tell him what you want to hear here:
"19.08.2016 17:00:14" Nasty 67.media.tumblr.com Gimme a beat!
No, her first name ain't Baby, it's Sarah, 'Miss Champion' if you're Nasty!
Weekend starts here: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"19.08.2016 10:33:21" Absolute Radio Jason Manford got a very angry voicemail from Bruce Forsyth.
After all it was an "emergency". This Sunday at 9am The Jason Manford Show is coming to Absolute Radio 80s.
"18.08.2016 16:00:53" Patrick Swayze media.giphy.com Patrick Swayze (RIP) would have been 64 today. We'll always remember him stealing the screen in some of the 80's most iconic films. Which were your favourites?
"18.08.2016 14:00:33" Livin' on A Prayer 67.media.tumblr.com When Bon Jovi told us to take their hand, we did...
Happy 30th Birthday to 'Slippery When Wet'.
What. An. Album!
"18.08.2016 08:01:00" Thriller 66.media.tumblr.com We'd like your suggestions of #80sSongsThat are from huge albums! Leona makes it big with your suggestions at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"17.08.2016 20:30:41" Absolute Classic Rock This is not a RickRoll - it's actually 80s pop crooner Rick Astley playing drums and singing AC/DC!
"17.08.2016 15:00:32" Belinda 67.media.tumblr.com A huge happy birthday to Belinda Carlisle She's STILL got the beat!
"17.08.2016 08:01:01" Cuts Like A Knife 67.media.tumblr.com What are the �#�80sSongsThat� are good for cooking? Leona whips something up with your best ingredients at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"16.08.2016 07:50:01" Cherish... 66.media.tumblr.com She's 58 today, so give us the #80sSongsThat are your favourite by Madonna. Leona helps her blow out the candles at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"15.08.2016 16:13:02" Slimed... media1.giphy.com Does anyone else feel like this at the end of a Monday?
"15.08.2016 08:05:01" Club Tropicana 67.media.tumblr.com Morning...we've heard some warmer weather is on the way (fingers crossed), so today we'd like your picks of #80sSongsThat sound great when it's hot. Leona plays a scorching set with your picks at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"15.08.2016 06:55:01" Always Believe In Your Soul... 67.media.tumblr.com What a weekend! It's like our Spandathon (http://absrad.io/2aV664h) all over again! Salad days...proud of you Team GB!
"14.08.2016 17:00:01" 67.media.tumblr.com 67.media.tumblr.com Remember, #forgotten80s is on tonight straight after the chart - Hazel O'Connor has dressed especially for the occasion to kick the show off!
We're here from 7 - hear us at absoluteradio.co.uk/80s ...
"14.08.2016 14:00:03" 80s Chart Show 67.media.tumblr.com [ ● ] [ ►] [ II ] Get that tape ready! Martyn counts down the hits of Aug '84 & '88 from 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"14.08.2016 09:00:06" Give It Up... 67.media.tumblr.com Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, now...no, that's not us last night (we were in white trousers of course!), it's this week in 1983's No.1 Single - by KC and The Sunshine Band... We're you out dancing last night?
"13.08.2016 16:00:19" Tony Hadley's 80s Party 67.media.tumblr.com Just a little boogie before it's Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet (Official) take to the mic for our Saturday night 80s Party from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"13.08.2016 10:00:06" Feargal Sharkey 67.media.tumblr.com Our good-hearted friend, Feargal Sharkey turns 58 today. We hope you've beaten your teenage dreams by now! All the best!
"12.08.2016 17:00:04" Beat It... 66.media.tumblr.com Get your gang together 'cause the weekend's here and Martyn is in at 7 with a night of brilliant tunes on 'Greatest Hits' to snap you into it: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"12.08.2016 09:00:17" www.youtube.com Dancing In 80's Movies Supercut “I thought this was a party? Let's daaaaaaance!”
*Can you name them all?
"11.08.2016 14:28:51" Money For Nothing... 66.media.tumblr.com It was workin' actually...Mark Knopfler & Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing' peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart this week in 1985 - ironically helped by its MTV play!
"11.08.2016 08:05:01" Rock Me Amadeus 67.media.tumblr.com Doesn't matter if it's in a different language or just plain confusing, what are the #80sSongsThat could use a translation? Leona tries to make sense of it all with your picks at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"10.08.2016 15:00:57" Timeline Photos Fancy a trip to one of our Absolute 80s Weekenders with Butlins & Butlins Live Music Weekends? We'll be DJing alongside loads of brilliant 80s acts and tributes in Sept., Oct., and Nov.
We've got a chance for you and 3 friends to win your way in here:
"10.08.2016 07:50:01" Take On Me 67.media.tumblr.com We'd like your suggestions of #80sSongsThat should have been No.1. Leona rewrites history and puts things right with your picks at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"09.08.2016 17:00:15" Personal Computer media.giphy.com 35 years ago this week, the IBM 'personal computer' or PC was born - it cost £800 (the equivalent of £2000+) and had 16k of RAM (the attached image is over 250x that size) And you probably have something you can fit in your pocket that is infinitely
"09.08.2016 14:00:26" God Save The Queen media.giphy.com It's been 30 years since Queen ended their Magic European tour at Knebworth. 200,000+ fans were there to see what would end up being their last live performance with Freddie Mercury. Were you one of the lucky ones? Did you manage to see Queen live?
"09.08.2016 08:01:00" Don't Stop Believing 67.media.tumblr.com What are the #80sSongsThat made you want to sing? With your picks, Leona let's you sing your heart out at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"08.08.2016 14:00:12" The Edge 67.media.tumblr.com A huge Happy Birthday to Dave 'The Edge' Evans of U2 May your unforgettable fire keep burning brightly!
"08.08.2016 07:30:01" 'Sting' 67.media.tumblr.com We'd like your thoughts on #80sSongsThat feature someone with a nickname! Leona plays aligns the aliases with your picks at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"07.08.2016 17:00:29" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com It's our very own Anthony Patrick Hadley, with a cracking buffed up mullet, singing Spandau Ballet (Official)'s comeback single of 1986, which will get #forgotten80s underway from 7 - see you then! www.absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"07.08.2016 14:00:15" 80s Chart Show 66.media.tumblr.com Sure, we like queuing, but we like cueing even more, so get that tape ready because Martyn counts down the hits of Aug '80 & '85 from 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"07.08.2016 12:00:09" Come on Eileen 66.media.tumblr.com Dexys and Dexys Midnight Runners went to No.1 today in 1982 with 'Come On Eileen' - and 34 years on, its shifting tempo and key changes still inspire the most brilliantly ramshackle singalongs!
"07.08.2016 09:00:05" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Fm1eLj1C8 The Cars - Drive at Live Aid Who could forget these harrowing scenes during Live Aid? As the soundtrack to the montage The Cars' beautiful 'Drive' was re-released in August 1985 with proceeds raising nearly £160,000 for the Band Aid Trust.
"06.08.2016 16:00:12" Tony Hadley's 80s Party 67.media.tumblr.com Look who's here - yes, it's Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) time again. Every Saturday night the host with the most is on from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"06.08.2016 13:00:13" Yazz 67.media.tumblr.com She may have failed her lift operator O-Level, but Yasmin Evans aka Yazz and the Plastic Population aced this one, which started a five week run at No.1 in the UK today in 1988.
"06.08.2016 10:00:05" Promised You A Simple Minds Special... media.giphy.com This Sunday night at 9pm, Simple Minds Official's Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill co-host an hour talking about the reissue of 'New Gold Dream' and the songs that inspired it: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"05.08.2016 16:00:48" Friday Night 67.media.tumblr.com In our mind, Friday night should always look like a Robert Palmer video, and no matter what the reality, we know the music is going to be brilliant. We kick off your weekend here: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"05.08.2016 10:00:12" Pete Burns 66.media.tumblr.com A very 'Happy Birthday' to Pete Burns
"05.08.2016 08:00:05" Da Da Da 66.media.tumblr.com Da Da Da...Some people still aren't getting it, so one more time:
You won't hear the same song twice between 9am and 6pm on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s Aha Aha Aha...
"04.08.2016 16:00:23" Purple Rain 67.media.tumblr.com Our dearly beloved Prince (R.I.P.) started a 6-month run at No.1 on the US album charts today in 1984 with 'Purple Rain'. And to this day it still helps us through this thing called 'life'... is there a better soundtrack?
"04.08.2016 07:55:01" (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) 66.media.tumblr.com Last of the week, so let's have your #80sSongsThat have really long titles please! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"03.08.2016 15:00:40" Into The Groove 66.media.tumblr.com Today in 1985, Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Into The Groove' and it's still an inspiration for us to dance...you?
"03.08.2016 07:55:01" Head Over Heels 67.media.tumblr.com Yep, today it's your suggestions of #80sSongsThat have a three-word title. Leona takes from your triples at 7pm: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"03.08.2016 05:47:08" variety.com 'Splash' Remake with Channing Tatum as a Merman Disney is in early discussions about rebooting “Splash” with swapping gender roles and Channing Tatum as a merman... Here they go again. Let's have your list of 80s films that should never be remade!
"02.08.2016 16:00:37" MTV launch The first four hours of MTV - Saturday August, 1981 12:01 MTV launched in the USA 35 years ago this week (Europe would have to wait until 1987). Were you an MTV watcher in the 80s? What videos do you remember?
"02.08.2016 12:00:03" Breakfast Club im.ezgif.com Eek!
"02.08.2016 07:57:01" Uptown Girl media.giphy.com If you hadn't already guessed...we want your #80sSongsThat have a two-word title. Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"01.08.2016 16:00:23" You's a fool... usatftw.files.wordpress.com Eye of the Tiger by Survivor Band was in the middle of six-week run at No.1 in the USA today...helped along by the knockout success of Rocky III featuring Mr. T. Sylvester Stallone had wanted to use "Another One Bites the Dust", but Queen had turned him
"01.08.2016 15:29:04" Absolute Classic Rock Happy birthday to Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott!
A real rock of ages!
"01.08.2016 07:30:01" True 66.media.tumblr.com We want your picks of #80sSongsThat have a one-word title. Leona plays from your selections at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"31.07.2016 17:00:01" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com Another Part Of Me - not a song to his plastic surgeon, we assume. It was the 'forgotten' hit off Jacko's legendary Bad album, which is why it fits the bill to start this evening's Forgotten 80s from 7pm! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"31.07.2016 13:00:08" 80s Chart Show 66.media.tumblr.com Get cued up [ ● ] [ ►] [ II ] and then get clued up as Martyn counts down the hits of July '81 & '89 at 4pm: on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"31.07.2016 10:00:01" Andy Bell on Absolute 80s 66.media.tumblr.com Tonight at 9pm we're giving over the station to Andy Bell (Erasure) for an hour of 80s songs and stories: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"30.07.2016 15:00:09" Gold! media.giphy.com He knows how to work the crowd. Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) brings radio gold to every Sat night with the 80s party at 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"30.07.2016 10:00:02" Kate Bush 67.media.tumblr.com Happy Birthday Kate Bush
"29.07.2016 09:00:03" Prince Charles and Lady Diana Wedding media.giphy.com So, 35 years ago - this happened. Remember? If so, what do you remember?
"28.07.2016 07:45:02" Timeline Photos We want you picks of #80sSongsThat are great for a wedding. Leona does the honours at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"27.07.2016 07:33:02" Timeline Photos Picks please of #80sSongsThat were their only UK No.1! Leona plays yoru suggestions at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"26.07.2016 18:10:44" Absolute Classic Rock Happy birthday to Roger Taylor - Official of Queen!
He's a kind of magic!
"26.07.2016 08:01:02" Timeline Photos Suggestions of: #80sSongsThat feature brilliant front men? We play from your picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"25.07.2016 14:19:58" Absolute Classic Rock On this day in 1980, AC/DC released the mighty 'Back In Black'!
Recorded in the Bahamas, at one point, a crab wandered into the studio's drum booth from the beach, momentarily disrupting recording. “It was cracking its claws like castanets!” Brian Johnson
"25.07.2016 08:01:02" Timeline Photos What #80sSongsThat are eponymous (self-titled) or from an eponymous album can you think of? absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"24.07.2016 17:00:00" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com Robert is waiting for you! The Cure will kick off #forgotten80s with Matthew from 7pm tonight - join in the fun here on our Facebook page! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"24.07.2016 14:00:02" Say Anything 66.media.tumblr.com He's a brain trapped in the body of a game-show host and he's here to count down the hits of July '86 & '88: Martyn's up at 4pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"24.07.2016 13:38:31" absrad.io Absolute Radio Live Isle Of Wight Festival - Live music, interviews & more Our very own Sarah Champion went backstage at Let's Rock London & here's what happened when she caught up with the acts.
"23.07.2016 15:00:17" Timeline Photos See, he can do casual too! Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) hosts our 80s Party every Saturday night at6pm here: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"23.07.2016 13:00:03" Depeche Mode 66.media.tumblr.com Happy Birthday Martin L Gore of Depeche Mode! To many more!
"23.07.2016 10:00:09" Timeline Photos This Sunday at 9pm, Mark Goodier marks 30+ years of Erasure with a documentary full of Erasure music and interviews: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"22.07.2016 08:00:04" Timeline Photos Tickets for Pet Shop Boys' UK tour featuring songs from their acclaimed new album 'Super', as well as classic hits and album tracks from over the past 30 years, go on sale this morning at 10am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets
"21.07.2016 14:44:18" Timeline Photos
"21.07.2016 08:01:01" Long Hot Summer 67.media.tumblr.com We want you picks of #80sSongsThat sound like school is out for the Summer. Leona brings freedom and (fingers-crossed) sunshine with your selections at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"20.07.2016 07:50:01" Hot Dog, Jumping Frog, Albuquerque... 66.media.tumblr.com Today we're doing #80sSongsThat have goofy lyrics (and please be specific!) Leona tries to make sense of it all at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s (and we promise we'll only play them once!)
"19.07.2016 14:50:13" Timeline Photos Who did it for you?
"19.07.2016 11:56:30" Absolute Classic Rock Happy birthday to the doctor of rock, Brian May!
"19.07.2016 10:14:37" Timeline Photos A little Let's Rock London recap coming up with Clare Grogan's Altered Images absoluteradio.co.uk/80s What a fab run of shows this year! Did you make it to one?
"19.07.2016 09:00:10" Timeline Photos Check out this 'Super' news: Pet Shop Boys are going on a UK tour early next year! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am here: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets
"19.07.2016 07:51:12" Appetite For Destruction 67.media.tumblr.com We want your thoughts on #80sSongsThat are from the greatest 80s rock album! Leona rocks out with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"18.07.2016 15:11:44" Hot media.giphy.com In the words of Power Station: Some like it...
We personally prefer 'warm' as 'hot' does funny things to our perm.
"18.07.2016 12:26:14" Timeline Photos Just put on the Sun-In and now a 'lunch break' 80s-style...
"18.07.2016 07:45:01" Don't Think We ARE Alone Actually, Tiffany 67.media.tumblr.com We're looking for your favourite #80sSongsThat are Poptastic! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"17.07.2016 17:00:00" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com Did you rip open a bottle of your dad's chilled Grolsch just to get yourself an essential shoe accessory? Matt Goss & Luke Goss did, all the time... *hic* ... and they get us underway with #forgotten80s from 7 this evening!
We welcome all ageless
"17.07.2016 13:30:02" 80s Chart Show 66.media.tumblr.com The 'cue' starts here: [ ● ] [ ►] [ II ] Martyn counts down the hits of July '80 & '84 at 4pm: on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"17.07.2016 09:00:07" Timeline Photos How many of these do you own?
"16.07.2016 15:00:19" Tony Hadley's 80s Party 67.media.tumblr.com If he runs, Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) should be able to sneak in two hours of party tunes from 6pm before rushing over for his set at Let's Rock London! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"16.07.2016 13:00:19" Timeline Photos ??? We're buying...
"16.07.2016 10:00:04" Wham! media.giphy.com Clearly you enjoyed what they did! Wham!'s debut album 'Fantastic' had a second week at No.1 today in 1983, the start of 116 weeks for George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley on the chart!
"15.07.2016 16:30:08" Blue Monday 67.media.tumblr.com Pessimists: the countdown to the Monday Blues starts now.
Optimists: it's the weekend!
Either way, Sarah kicks it off with 'Greatest Hits' at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"15.07.2016 12:00:16" Donkey Kong 67.media.tumblr.com We're not sure what all this Pokémon Go stuff is, but Nintendo's Donkey Kong turned 35 this week and is still 'barrels' of fun! If we do the maths on how much money we've spent...
"15.07.2016 09:04:43" Joy Division media.giphy.com He would have been 60 today...R.I.P. Ian Curtis
"15.07.2016 07:15:44" www.nintendo.co.uk Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System Bring back memories and make brand new ones with the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System. Relive past glories, defeat the boss that you could never beat, or simply enjoy the classic titles of yesteryear anew. Dear Santa...THIS!
PS: we've been (mostly) good!
PPS: still waiting on that Mr Frosty
"14.07.2016 15:00:18" Papa Don't Preach media.giphy.com 30 years ago, Madonna's 'Papa Don't Preach' was (ahem) 'revealed' as the UK's No.1 Single. Her album 'True Blue' was also No.1.
"14.07.2016 09:01:34" www.rollingstone.com Steve Young, of M/A/R/R/S' 'Pump Up the Volume' Fame, Dead The artist was also a member of London pop group Colourbox R.I.P. Steve Young of M/A/R/R/S
"14.07.2016 07:57:01" David Bowie RIP 67.media.tumblr.com Your selections please for #80sSongsThat are by people we miss...Leona pays tribute with your picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"13.07.2016 15:00:14" A View To A Kill media.giphy.com With 'A View To A Kill', Duran Duran became the first act to have a US No.1 Single with a James Bond 007 theme today in 1985, a day they were also on stage performing it at Live Aid in Philadelphia, their final performance together before their first
"13.07.2016 08:59:34" Harrison Ford 66.media.tumblr.com Han Solo in Star Wars, Indiana Jones, not to mention Rick Deckard in Blade Runner and so many more... Harrison Ford, you're forever our hero. A very happy birthday to you!
"13.07.2016 08:01:01" Live Aid 66.media.tumblr.com It was 31 years ago today, so let's have the #80sSongsThat you remember from Live Aid. Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"12.07.2016 16:08:44" Holding Back the Years 67.media.tumblr.com 30 years ago Simply Red scored their first US No.1 single with 'Holding Back The Years', a song Mick Hucknall wrote when he was seventeen and living at his father's house.
"12.07.2016 13:52:11" Michael Jackson 'Bad Tour' media.giphy.com Were you one of the half-a-milllion plus people who saw Michael Jackson's first solo tour of the UK this week in 1988?
"12.07.2016 07:56:01" Footloose media.giphy.com What can you think of on this? #80sSongsThat also a film.
Leona rolls the credits at 7pm and your name may appear! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"11.07.2016 16:27:01" img.buzzfeed.com img.buzzfeed.com New Order + Kurt Vonnegut = Just What We Needed Right Now
"11.07.2016 07:58:01" Bon Jovi media.giphy.com It's Richie Sambora's birthday, so let's have your best #80sSongsThat feature brilliant guitarists. Leona shreds with your selections at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"10.07.2016 17:00:00" 67.media.tumblr.com 67.media.tumblr.com "It's not the way you have your hair, it's not that certain style..." - er, ackcherloi Mike, I think you'll find in *your* case, it is....
The mighty A Flock of Seagulls get #forgotten80s with Matthew underway from 7pm this evening. Tune in after the
"10.07.2016 13:00:04" 80s Chart Show 66.media.tumblr.com Get that chart tape ready...Martyn has a run down of the hits of July '82 & '85 coming up at 4pm: on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"10.07.2016 11:04:02" Timeline Photos You're always on our mind, but today especially! All the best Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys
"10.07.2016 09:04:04" Timeline Photos Another chance to hear our Bryan Adams live session & interview this Sunday evening at 9pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"09.07.2016 15:00:15" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) certainly knows how to work a mic. Don't take our word for it though, he'll be in at 6pm to prove it: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"09.07.2016 13:00:17" Soft Cell media.giphy.com We say hello and happy birthday to the brilliant Marc Almond (official) today
"09.07.2016 10:00:03" Simple Minds 66.media.tumblr.com Don't worry, we didn't forget about you Happy Birthday Jim Kerr of Simple Minds Official!
"08.07.2016 19:37:54" Timeline Photos Sarah Champion with Absolute 80s greatest hits tonight, why not leave the phone off the hook and come join us x
"08.07.2016 15:07:01" Bring On The Weekend! j.gifs.com Brain, beauty, jock, rebel or recluse, we've got the soundtrack to your weekend sorted The Breakfast Club-style! Sincerely yours, absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"08.07.2016 10:46:07" Absolute Classic Rock Poor Jon Bon Jovi - all he wanted to do was go to a friend's wedding. Cue 1000% awkwardness... Bon Jovi
"08.07.2016 09:03:01" A Question of Time 67.media.tumblr.com Today we answer 'a question of time' by wishing a huge Happy Birthday to 'Fletch' aka Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode on his 55th! Here's to many many more
"07.07.2016 17:00:35" When Doves Cry 66.media.tumblr.com Dig if you will the picture...it's 1984 and Prince (R.I.P.) scores his first US No.1 Single with 'When Doves Cry'. Never satisfied, the UK would make him wait another 10 years for his first (and only) UK No.1 Single: 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The
"07.07.2016 14:00:35" Born in The USA media0.giphy.com Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 in USA today in 1984 with his 'Born in The USA' album. Only four other albums managed an American No.1 that year:
Michael Jackson 'Thriller'
Footloose (1984) Soundtrack
Huey Lewis & The News 'Sports'
Prince & The Revolution
"07.07.2016 08:01:01" Beat It! 67.media.tumblr.com What are your picks of #80sSongsThat are trying to tell you something? We listen and play your suggestions at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"07.07.2016 06:06:30" Timeline Photos Another chance to win your way in to Let's Rock London coming up this morning - at 7:30 absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"06.07.2016 20:25:57" The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show Who you gonna call?
Win tickets to the Ghostbusters movie & a home entertainment package http://absoluteradio.co.uk/competitions/ghostbusters/
"06.07.2016 14:00:14" http://absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ Win Billy Joel Tickets With Absolute 80s. Want to be in with a chance to see Billy Joel at Wembley Stadium?
"06.07.2016 07:23:02" Money For Nothing... 67.media.tumblr.com Money for Nothing? Prince Charming? Wonderful Life?
What are the best #80sSongsThat are something you dream of? Leona serves up a setlist of from your wishlist at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"05.07.2016 17:00:32" Janet Jackson 66.media.tumblr.com Funny how time flies...30 years ago Janet Jackson started a 2 week run at No.1 in the US album chart with 'Control'. And damn it, Janet - it still sounds fresh today!
"05.07.2016 14:05:17" Huey Lewis 67.media.tumblr.com A very happy birthday to Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis & The News Still the beating 'Heart of Rock N Roll'! Hope it's a brilliant one!
"05.07.2016 08:01:01" Eyes Without A Face... media.giphy.com 'Eyes without a Face' etc. What can you think of on #80sSongsThat could/should have its own Emoji? Inspiration here if you need: emojipedia.org Leona at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"04.07.2016 16:15:04" Timeline Photos Due to phenomenal demand, even more dates for Rick Astley's '50' tour have been added. And you can get yours this Friday at 9:30am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets
"04.07.2016 14:30:06" It's a Sin... 67.media.tumblr.com It's a
No.1 for the Pet Shop Boys today in 1987, Actually...
"04.07.2016 14:03:58" www.hollywoodreporter.com Miramax Nabs Whitney Houston Doc for the U.S. Miramax will partner with Roadside Attractions for the domestic theatrical release of the the doc from director Kevin Macdonald. This could be interesting - a Whitney Houston documentary to come...
"04.07.2016 07:30:01" Missed Again 67.media.tumblr.com It's 'Independence Day' today in the USA, so we thought we'd ask for your picks of #80sSongsThat are by artists that went solo for 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"03.07.2016 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "Gonna give that energy to me yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah...!"
Hello! Dead Or Alive will be getting #forgotten80s underway tonight... see you from 7! M x
"03.07.2016 13:00:03" Pause [II] Rec [•] Ready? 67.media.tumblr.com This is the countdown to the countdown! Get those chart cassettes cued...Martyn is here at 4pm with the hits of July '83 & '87 on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"03.07.2016 09:00:03" Vince Clarke 67.media.tumblr.com A very very happy birthday to the brilliant Vince Clarke of Erasure, Yazoo (and more). To many more!
"02.07.2016 15:00:10" Tony Hadley's 80s Party 66.media.tumblr.com As always, Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) is here at 6pm to with load of 80s Party tunes to get down Saturday night. Tune in absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"02.07.2016 10:00:07" http://absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ Win an Absolute 80s Weekender package For you and 3 friends! Last few days to win your way into an Absolute 80s Weekender with Butlins & Butlins Live Music Weekends to see the likes of T'pau/Carol Decker, Soul II Soul, or www.gowest.org.uk (amongst others), as well as us DJing. Enter here: http://absrad.io/29aHwvu
"01.07.2016 15:00:21" Beat It... media.giphy.com Get the last of that work done and let's beat it! Like Michael Jackson, Leona & Sarah wanna be starting something: the weekend! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"01.07.2016 09:00:03" Debbie Harry media.giphy.com Big birthday love to Debbie Harry of Blondie Call us anytime!
"30.06.2016 14:00:24" True Blue Baby, I Love You... media.giphy.com The truth is never far behind, you kept it hidden well,
but today is the 30th birthday* of this brilliant Madonna album.
True Blue...Baby, I love you
*Cue a slew of comments about how old that makes you feel.
"30.06.2016 07:33:51" #80sSongsThat 66.media.tumblr.com Last of the week - what are the best #80sSongsThat are by groups of 4 (or more)? Leona plays your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"29.06.2016 15:00:10" Dance Magic Dance 67.media.tumblr.com "It's only forever. Not long at all..." Believe it or not, it's been 30 years since Labyrinth featuring David Bowie was released.
"29.06.2016 08:15:01" #80sSongsThat 66.media.tumblr.com Guessed the pattern yet? Yes, your #80sSongsThat are by trios please! Leona has yours at 7 absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"28.06.2016 17:00:27" Farewell... 67.media.tumblr.com Shed a tear, it's been 30 years since Wham! played 'The Final' concert at Wembley Stadium. Their last show ended with an encore version of 'I'm Your Man' featuring Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran.
"28.06.2016 15:00:04" John Cusack 66.media.tumblr.com In a world full of guys, you're the man!
Happy Birthday John Cusack
Bring your boombox round sometime soon
"28.06.2016 08:01:01" #80sSongsThat 66.media.tumblr.com Following on from yesterday, we want your #80sSongsThat are by duos. Leona plays 'em at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"27.06.2016 17:28:53" Whitney Houston R.I.P. media.giphy.com Today in 1987, Whitney Houston's 2nd album 'Whitney' became the first album by a female artist to debut at No.1 in the Billboard 200. She went on to become the first woman to top the US Singles chart with four consecutive releases when 'I Wanna Dance With
"27.06.2016 15:00:28" It Must Be Love... 67.media.tumblr.com We might watch some Wimbledon with the sound down and some Madness on today! It must be 'Love' absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"27.06.2016 07:30:02" #80sSongsThat 66.media.tumblr.com Your suggestions of #80sSongsThat are by solo artsists please! Leona plays your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"26.06.2016 18:00:50" Timeline Photos Underway with #forgotten80s - Matthew brings you the lost classics + rare treats until 9 - starting with Mr. Mister! x
"26.06.2016 13:00:06" Chart Time 67.media.tumblr.com Pause [II] Rec [•] Martyn is here at 4pm counting down the hits of June '81 & '89 on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"26.06.2016 09:00:04" Baking keychains... media.giphy.com The 80s were full of simple pleasures - like baking crisp packets for keychains and earrings...take that 'The Internet'
"25.06.2016 15:30:02" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com If you're going to be late, at least be fashionable about it .
Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official)'s 80s Party is on at 6pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"25.06.2016 10:00:03" George Michael 67.media.tumblr.com It's your birthday! Go on - have a little dance...Happy 53rd George Michael
"24.06.2016 16:00:12" Drinks are on us! media.giphy.com Who wants one? Leona and Claire are serving up the cool tunes this evening absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"24.06.2016 14:00:44" Curt Smith 66.media.tumblr.com Welcome to your life, there's no turning back! So Happy 55th Birthday Curt Smith of Tears for Fears
"24.06.2016 12:43:30" Andy McCluskey 67.media.tumblr.com A very happy birthday to Andy McCluskey of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
"24.06.2016 11:51:42" Curt Smith Husband, father, Man United & LA Galaxy fan. Composer, musician, speaker. Creator of mydocsarehere.com. That guy from Tears for Fears.
"24.06.2016 09:01:02" absoluteradio.co.uk/live Absolute Radio Live On top of all the brilliant highlights of our Summer so far, we've got chances to win your way into Let's Rock London here: absoluteradio.co.uk/live
"23.06.2016 17:00:23" The Reflex media.giphy.com Duran Duran notched up the first of their two US No.1 singles today in 1984 with the nilerodgers-assisted 'The Reflex' fle-fle-fle-fle-flex! And they didn't slow down the roundabout from there...
"23.06.2016 14:34:00" Absolute 80s Weekender 80s heaven may be a place on earth...and we'd like to send you there! We've got a chance for you and 3 friends to win your way into an Absolute 80s Weekender with Butlins & Butlins Live Music Weekends to see the likes of Debbie Gibson and T'pau/Carol
"23.06.2016 07:45:02" Timeline Photos Festival season! Let's have #80sSongsThat you've seen live. Leona's on stage with yours at 7 absoluteradio.co.uk/80
"22.06.2016 14:00:30" Cyndi Lauper 67.media.tumblr.com Happy Birthday Cyndi Lauper Never stop letting those true colours shine through!
"22.06.2016 10:00:11" Happy Birthday Jimmy Somerville 67.media.tumblr.com Awwwwwwwwww Baby! Happy 55th Birthday Jimmy Somerville Hope it's a brilliant one!
"22.06.2016 07:55:01" #80sSongsThat 67.media.tumblr.com It's Cyndi Lauper's birthday today, so let's have your choices of #80sSongsThat are by ladies of the 80s. Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"21.06.2016 16:00:28" absrad.io Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean it's 1985? Ever wanted to get your reluctant kids into 80s music? You could always start with this 80s-fied version of Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean'...
"21.06.2016 14:09:39" Mindfulness 66.media.tumblr.com Looking for something? Everybody is! Anyway, we're doing some 'mindfulness'* sessions this afternoon if you're interested...
*by 'mindfulness' we mean banging out brilliant 80s tunes like 'Sweet Dreams' by Eurythmics
"21.06.2016 08:01:02" Timeline Photos As the days get shorter , we want your #80sSongsThat are dark Leona plays your picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"20.06.2016 16:30:10" Ghost Town media.giphy.com A 'fun' little bit of history for your commute...
This town (town) starting coming like a ghost town 35 years ago today via The Specials (Official)
"20.06.2016 15:00:34" Lionel Richie media.giphy.com Follow us to the always amazing Lionel Richie's birthday party! And we're going to party all night long (all night)!
"20.06.2016 12:00:06" Happy Birthday John Taylor media.giphy.com What's that sound? It's a huge Happy Birthday (and some crazy screaming) for John Taylor of Duran Duran
"20.06.2016 07:30:03" Timeline Photos It's the Summer Solstice - (if you can see the sun) the 'longest day' of the year, so we're having a special extended #80sSongsThat. Give us your #80sSongsThat are long and we'll see how many (or few?!) we can cram in between 7 & 8 tonight:
"19.06.2016 18:01:20" Timeline Photos Morten Harket! Magne Furuholmen! Paul Waaktaar-Savoy! It's A-ha kicking off a jetlagged #forgotten80s tonight :)
"19.06.2016 12:00:08" Tapes At The Ready 66.media.tumblr.com Pause [II] Rec [•] Get your chart tapes ready - Martyn is here at 4 with The 80s Chart Show! Today counting down the hits of June '84 & '88 absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"19.06.2016 09:00:13" Happy Father's Day... media.giphy.com To all the Daddies - big, small and in-between...Thanks for being our champion. Have a good one!
"18.06.2016 15:00:05" Tony Kicks Out The Jams media.giphy.com Tired of all the football talk? Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) kicks out the 80s party jams at 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s Any requests?