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"30.04.2017 14:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This week's 80s Chart Show is running through the hits of April '82 before going over to April '86 - fingers on the pause button
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"30.04.2017 09:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Don'tcha wanna dance say you wanna dance...dance! The amazing Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)' was released 30 years ago today...and is still a guaranteed floorfiller! absolute80s.com
"29.04.2017 15:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tony Hadley is up at 6pm, to throw an 80s party (with his own brand of suave flourish) for your Saturday night and you're all invited: absolute80s.com
"29.04.2017 09:30:02" Timeline Photos We've always found gardening goes better with a great soundtrack... You? absolute80s.com
"28.04.2017 16:50:32" Timeline Photos The weekend is here and things can only get better with chances to win tickets to Let's Rock The Moor Official tonight with Claire from 7pm on absolute80s.com
"28.04.2017 07:45:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Get your George Michael-esque wiggle on and tell The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show what you want to hear! From 9am, we're playing your Friday-ish requests! absolute80s.com
"27.04.2017 15:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What 80s dance routines did you learn? And do you think you could still do a 'respectable' version now? absolute80s.com
"27.04.2017 13:08:12" Timeline Photos Still a few tickets left to see the brilliant Simple Minds Official on their Acoustic Live Tour next month: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"27.04.2017 08:02:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Whether by yourself, in the street, in the dark, or on the ceiling, we want #80sSongsThat are about dancing. Leona gets you grooving at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"27.04.2017 05:32:02" NME Ah, what have we here Picture us doing a Magic Dance...
"26.04.2017 15:11:16" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com #80sProblems
"26.04.2017 13:22:52" independent.co.uk Indiana Jones 5 release date pushed back by Disney Disney announced a whole bunch of release dates last night: Star Wars: Episode IX, Frozen 2, a live-action Lion King and Indiana Jones 5. So the news today is they've pushed back the release date of Indiana Jones 5...
Sadly it wasn't quite as far as back as never!
"26.04.2017 12:21:14" Timeline Photos 'Is there something I should know?' You ask...
'Please please tell me now!' You say...
Well, okay: it's Roger Taylor of Duran Duran's 57th birthday...
"26.04.2017 07:58:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This May Day Bank Holiday we're going to be playing nothing but No.1 songs, so for practice let's have #80sSongsThat were No.1. absolute80s.com
"26.04.2017 07:28:09" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com A reminder that you can get your tickets to see the original Bananarama line-up - Keren, Sara AND Siobhan on tour from 9am today: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"25.04.2017 16:49:26" Absolute 80s's cover photo
"25.04.2017 11:57:22" Timeline Photos Much more than just a little respect to Andy Bell (Erasure) today!
Huge 'Happy Birthday' love!
"25.04.2017 08:02:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we want your #80sSongsThat are by duos. Leona pairs up your picks to play at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"24.04.2017 15:00:10" youtube.com 'Complete Madness' Advert 1982 Advert for Madness' chart topping album & video from 1982, 'Complete Madness' narrated by George Cole of Minder fame. "Sweet as a nut..." Complete Madness is 35 years old this week.
It spent 99 weeks in the UK charts - peaking at No.1.
Did you have one? Was it one of the copies that faded all the songs early?
"24.04.2017 11:53:29" Timeline Photos Chris Rea's 'Road Songs For Lovers' Tour has just been annouced! Tickets are on sale 9am this Friday: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"24.04.2017 08:45:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com As positive vibes for the start of the week, let's have your #80sSongsThat end well. Leona finishes things with your pick off at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"24.04.2017 07:30:00" Timeline Photos Oh, oh, I heard a rumour! Yes, the original Bananarama line-up: Sara, Keren, AND Siobhan are reforming and going on tour this winter! You can save a broken heart and get your tickets this Wed 9am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"23.04.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The wonderful Jaki Graham gets #forgotten80s underway with Matthew from 7 - step right up and join us, won't you? absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"23.04.2017 14:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The 80s Chart Show is like bopping around town with one of these clipped to your belt...today transporting you back to April 85 & 88 - From 4pm: absolute80s.com
"23.04.2017 12:01:00" Timeline Photos Tonight Nish Kumar pays tribute to the 'Purple One' at 9pm:
I Prince on absolute80s.com after Forgotten 80s.
"23.04.2017 10:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Happy St. George's Day
"23.04.2017 08:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Good luck to everyone running the London Marathon today. May you have Chariots of Fire by Vangelis in your head throughout: absolute80s.com
"22.04.2017 16:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) controls the mic for our 80s Party at 6pm - this much is true: absolute80s.com
"22.04.2017 11:01:00" absoluteradio.co.uk Win tickets to Let's Rock - The Retro Festival with Absolute 80s Let Last few days to win with our Let's Rock - The Retro Festival competition...
"22.04.2017 08:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's the weekend, stay in the shower as long as you want. absolute80s.com Flashdance
"21.04.2017 15:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Wise words...our 'Prince Day' celebrations are not done though!
We've got hours more to come: absolute80s.com
"21.04.2017 12:15:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com If ever there was a reason to crack a little smile! It's Robert Smith of The Cure's 58th birthday today May it be just like heaven! absolute80s.com
"21.04.2017 10:34:11" Absolute 80s's cover photo
"21.04.2017 08:03:38" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's Prince Day... one year on, we remind ourselves how brilliant music will outlive us all. What do you want to hear? absolute80s.com
"20.04.2017 12:25:48" Timeline Photos The brilliant Gary Numan Official has announced the UK leg of his Savage Tour for this autumn - Tickets are on sale from next Fri (28th April) at 10am! absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"20.04.2017 11:55:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Wooo!
"20.04.2017 07:55:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's the last push of the week and with the London Marathon this weekend, let's have your #80sSongsThat are good for running! Leona gets in stride at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"19.04.2017 15:12:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The insanely talented George Michael wrote, arranged, played, sung and produced 'A Different Corner', which went to No.1 in the UK today in 1986, making history as the first solo act to do it with his first two releases (Careless Whisper being the first).
"19.04.2017 12:03:00" soundcloud.com Deliverance A six-song EP of some of the artist's unreleased songs will be released this Friday. Hear the title track here: Want to hear a 'new' Prince song?
"19.04.2017 08:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What are the best #80sSongsThat have great opening lines? Leona compiles your most brilliant starts at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"19.04.2017 06:39:50" Absolute Classic Rock The mighty Queen + Adam Lambert have announced 11 UK shows!
"18.04.2017 14:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 'Let's Dance' was 'Top of the Pops' today in 1983 and went on to be David Bowie's first single to go No.1 in the UK & US. All these years on, it's still an occasion to put on your red shoes and dance the blues...
"18.04.2017 07:55:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Back to life, back to reality...let's have the #80sSongsThat get you back into it. Leona picks from your suggestions at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"17.04.2017 15:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com As another hour of our 80s 'Block Party' bites the dust, Leona takes over for more back-to-back-to-back blocks starting with Queen: absolute80s.com
"17.04.2017 12:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 'Can you hear me now?' Richie keeps the 'Block Party' Bank Holiday going with back-to-back-to-back blocks - starting with Duran Duran on absolute80s.com
"17.04.2017 09:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com [crowd noise] Our 'Block Party' Bank Holiday starts now - @martlee has back-to-back-to-back blocks of your favourites starting with Simple Minds Official on absolute80s.com
"16.04.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com All set for your Easter Sunday edition of #forgotten80s? Our personal friend Alison Moyet says hi :) We're on at 7! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"16.04.2017 14:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Get those cassettes ready to go! Martyn will be running down the hits of April '80 & '84 on the 80s Chart Show at 4pm - let's see if you can record the songs without his bits in! absolute80s.com
"16.04.2017 10:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tonight at 9, as we approach the one year anniversary of his passing, 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: absolute80s.com
"16.04.2017 09:00:03" Timeline Photos Not sure the U2 Sat Nav was a good idea... Good luck out there! Hope it doesn't leave you running to stand still! absolute80s.com
"15.04.2017 14:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This cheeky chap, Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) hosts our 80s Party every Saturday night. Get stuck in at 6pm here: absolute80s.com
"15.04.2017 12:00:03" Timeline Photos No sir
Adam Ant [swoon]
"14.04.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com You want more more more? Well, Leona keeps our 'Extra Good' Friday going with the help of Billy Idol absolute80s.com
"14.04.2017 15:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Happy 49th Birthday to Anthony Michael Hall Hope it is more of a 'ruckus' than your 'standard, regular' birthday! The Breakfast Club
"14.04.2017 12:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We're sailing through our 'Extra Good' Friday with Richie at the helm - all aboard the Good Ship 80s Party Tunes with Duran Duran as our crew: absolute80s.com
"14.04.2017 09:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We're aiming to have an 'Extra Good' Friday today w/80s Party Tunes all day long. Let us know what gets you dancing! absolute80s.com
"13.04.2017 15:00:00" 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 absolute80s.com
"13.04.2017 08:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We're bracing ourselves for bank holiday traffic already, so let's have the #80sSongsThat your Sat Nav might like. Leona guides you through at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"12.04.2017 15:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Next Monday - we're having another Bank Holiday 'Block Party' - playing back-to-back-to-back blocks of songs by one artist at a time. Who and what do you want to hear? absolute80s.com
"12.04.2017 07:50:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Almost there...let's have the #80sSongsThat are great for a short week. Tell us your choices and Leona could be living it up with your suggestions at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"12.04.2017 07:37:54" www.rollingstone.com J. Geils, 'Centerfold' and 'Freeze Frame' musician, dies at 71 John Warren Geils Jr., better known as J. Geils, and guitarist for J. Geils Band who had hits with "Centerfold," "Freeze-Frame," "Love-Stinks" has died at the age of 71. R.I.P. J. Geils of The J. Geils Band
"11.04.2017 16:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tea time - 80s-style. What's your filling?
"11.04.2017 08:05:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Let's have the #80sSongsThat sum up work for you! Leona could be recapping your working day in song at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"10.04.2017 14:56:55" Timeline Photos Beastie Boys' Ad Rock has since said he thinks Madonna knew the audience would hate them so much that by the time she was on it would be the greatest thing ever! Very shrewd...
"10.04.2017 08:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Sometimes the short weeks seem the longest, so let's have the #80sSongsThat are about waiting! Tell us yours - Leona will be playing from your picks at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"09.04.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "Yabba yabba ding ding!" Adam Ant, no less, getting #forgotten80s underway from 7 this evening! And YOU have chosen a stack of lost classics of the decade, so make sure you're with us! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"09.04.2017 14:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Delivering chart tape memories as a form of air conditioning...today's 80s Chart Show blows you away with the hits of April '83 & '89 at 4pm: absolute80s.com
"09.04.2017 12:00:04" Timeline Photos Ice Cream Van...we're buying - what do you fancy?
"08.04.2017 18:28:00" Right Round Ever wonder what happens what happens in the studio when the mics are off and music plays on Tony Hadley's 80s Party? absolute80s.com
"08.04.2017 09:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Are you the kind of person who lingers in bed on the weekend? Or are you up-and-about? If so, by choice or by force? absolute80s.com
"07.04.2017 17:06:48" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It doesn't have to be dark to have a Bruce Springsteenesque dance with your FRIENDS (TV Show) - Friday Night 80s is up next on absolute80s.com
"07.04.2017 16:58:51" Absolute Radio 70s Happy birthday to John Oates of Hall & Oates May it make your dreams come true!
"07.04.2017 14:18:38" Timeline Photos Months of campaigning and a suggestion that Queen were the real 'Bad Boys' took Wham!'s George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley to Beijing today in '85!
"07.04.2017 11:07:51" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com , ......
David Bowie Labrynth (film)
"07.04.2017 08:02:13" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com A reminder that A-ha's Valentine's Day 2018 date at The O2 in London is on sale now: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"06.04.2017 15:00:00" Absolute 80s Weekenders at Butlins The next Absolute 80s Butlins Live Music Weekends are the first weekend in May! Get the details for that weekend and the others coming up this year and book yourself in: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"06.04.2017 08:01:01" Timeline Photos Your #80sSongsThat are by acts you saw open for another one-be specific-please! Leona recreates your line-ups at 7 absolute80s.com
"05.04.2017 15:00:09" Timeline Photos Today was also the first ever Duran Duran show. It was 1979 in a Lecture Theatre at Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University) featured Nick Bates (now Nick Rhodes), Nigel Taylor (now John Taylor) + Stephen (later 'Tin Tin') Duffy and an
"05.04.2017 12:00:10" Timeline Photos This one goes out to the one we love...
"05.04.2017 08:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Let's have your selections on #80sSongsThat are by acts that were arty... Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"04.04.2017 14:06:52" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest today in 1981 with 'Making Your Mind Up'. Do you remember watching it? Have you watched Eurovision since the 80s?
"04.04.2017 07:58:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tell us the best #80sSongsThat tell you what to do. Do it! Leona will have further instructions at 7pm... absolute80s.com
"03.04.2017 15:18:14" absolute80s.com Win tickets to Let's Rock - The Retro Festival with Absolute 80s Tickets are on sale now: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/ Want a chance to win tickets to see acts like: The Human League, Kim Wilde, Tony Hadley, Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry, Billy Ocean, Howard Jones, Belinda Carlisle, Bananarama, Nik Kershaw, T'pau/Carol Decker, Sister Sledge and many many more?
"03.04.2017 09:11:50" Timeline Photos Legendary Norwegian band A-ha are back on the road for 2018 – as you've never heard them before – coming to The O2 in London on Valentine's Day 2018 for a very special acoustic date. Tickets are on sale this Friday 07 April at 9am:
"03.04.2017 08:15:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We get a lot of people telling us they are either cooking or eating while they listen – especially at 7pm, when the #80sSongsThat results are played out…so let's have the #80sSongsThat you can cook to. Orders up with Leona later absolute80s.com
"02.04.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "Do da do, do da do do do..." it's none other than Madness getting #forgotten80s underway with Matthew from 7 this evening - join us!
"02.04.2017 14:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's like you've still got a Walkman and your chart tapes never got binned...Martyn runs down the hits of April '81 & '87 at 4pm: absolute80s.com
"02.04.2017 12:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tonight at 9, Simple Minds Official's Jim Kerr & Charlie Burchill co-host an hour talking 'New Gold Dream' and the songs that inspired it: absolute80s.com
"01.04.2017 15:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Get your hair right and your party clobber on...the forever fashionable Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet (Official) is here at 6 to get your Saturday night partying started 80s-style: absolute80s.com
"01.04.2017 09:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The 1st of April is a really tiring day for Mr.T of The A-Team.
"31.03.2017 15:48:05" metro.co.uk Only Fools And Horses stars shut down talks of a reboot David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst have said they won't be reviving their characters Rodney and Del Boy Trotter for a remake of the classic sitcom Only Fools And Horses. Consider this 'lovely jubbly' bit of Only Fools and Horses news thirded!
"31.03.2017 13:00:21" Timeline Photos Oh yeah (ba-da-da-dum)...the stupendous and sprawling 'Sign O' The Times' album by Prince (Rest in Purple) is 30 years old today...in a word: 'Adore'.
"31.03.2017 10:59:31" Absolute Classic Rock Happy birthday to AC/DC's Angus Young!
Thanks for giving us high voltage rock 'n' roll! \m/ \m/
"31.03.2017 06:40:28" The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show Biscuit challenge time...but this time, it's with David Tennant Featuring David Tennant who took his stage name inspiration from Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys (fact!)
"30.03.2017 20:03:09" youtube.com Selena Gomez - Only You (Originally Performed by Yazoo) Yet another thing for the list of 80s stuff we didn't need remade - here is Selena Gomez covering Yazoo's 'Only You'. Very hard to live up to the perfection of the original (or even the Flying Pickets version).
"30.03.2017 08:11:38" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com In anticipation of April Fools' Day, let's have #80sSongsThat suffer fools. Leona plays from your foolish picks at 7pm: absolute80s.com/
"29.03.2017 14:45:01" Timeline Photos We're having one of those afternoons so we're headed to the shop - what can we get you?
"29.03.2017 08:02:01" Timeline Photos Your picks please of #80sSongsThat you taped off the radio! Leona will be dusting off your old 80s chart tapes and playing your picks at 7pm: absolute80s.com/
"28.03.2017 14:25:19" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com That moment you hear Kate Bush's 'Cloudbusting' come on and realise it's this 2017 dance remix: absrad.io/2o0FTFQ
PS: You can hear the original here: absolute80s.com
"28.03.2017 12:42:02" Timeline Photos The brilliant Belinda Carlisle's 'Heaven on Earth' 30th Anniversary Tour comes to the UK in October! Tickets: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"28.03.2017 09:30:02" Timeline Photos All of our heart is excited about this one - Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry performing all his greatest hits plus special guest Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Tickets this Fri at 10am absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"28.03.2017 07:56:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com NOW That's What I Call Music II was released this week in 1984, so let's have your suggestions #80sSongsThat you had on a compilation. Leona makes a compilation of your picks at 7pm: absolute80s.com/
"27.03.2017 14:31:44" youtube.com U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name 30 years ago today, U2 (with a nod to The Beatles' final public performance) were on a roof at 7th & Main in L.A. to make the video for 'Where The Streets Have No Name'.
"27.03.2017 07:45:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we want to get you thinking...let's have your choices of #80sSongsThat are by acts that span decades! 60s/70s acts that had a second wind in the 80s or 80s acts that continued to be big or got even bigger in the 90s/00s. Leona plays your picks at
"26.03.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's the 200th edition of #forgotten80s from 7pm tonight, so to celebrate, we bring you 2s For 200! Big stack of tunes from the 1980s that finished in the silver medallist position, some of which barely get a look-in these days...
"26.03.2017 14:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Get that tape cued up and your finger on the pause button...
The 80s Chart Show is on at 4pm, today running down the hits of March '84 & '88 on absolute80s.com/
"26.03.2017 11:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tonight we're talking to Deacon Blue about the 30 years from their debut 'Raintown' through to their soon-to-be-released 'Live At the Glasgow Barrowlands' album: absolute80s.com
"26.03.2017 09:00:06" Timeline Photos for everything...
Happy Mother's Day!
"25.03.2017 18:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Where we're going, we may not need roads*, but we do need to remember to change the clocks! We 'Spring forward' Back to the Future Trilogy- style for British Summer Time tonight.
*we'd still take a DeLorean DMC-12 though.
"25.03.2017 10:30:01" Timeline Photos Did you have it? And what's the best NOW That's What I Call Music album of all time?
"24.03.2017 18:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Sarah kicks off the weekend Cyndi Lauper-style with Friday Night 80s at 7pm: absolute80s.com
"24.03.2017 14:58:40" Timeline Photos Pet Shop Boys forced fans to be polite with the release of their debut album today in 1986...
"24.03.2017 07:42:56" The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show Here's our just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/AbsoluteRadioPolice
Thanks so much for all your amazing messages in the last 24 hours from the anonymous Police Officers email - http://absrad.io/2mW3FOK
The Officer and his colleagues have been
"23.03.2017 16:01:11" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This Sunday at 7pm, Forgotten 80s celebrates its 200th episode with a '2s For 200' Special. Matthew will be featuring the runners-up and we're not talking about Vienna, but those lesser-heard gems you can always expect from #forgotten80s absolute80s.com
"23.03.2017 14:03:16" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Ain't nobody better than Ch-ch-ch-chaka-chaka- Chaka Khan today Happy Birthday!
"23.03.2017 08:56:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com As we head into the weekend where UK clocks 'Spring forward', we want the #80sSongsThat you always have time for - either a song about time or just a song you love and never get tired of… Cher yours with Leona for our playlist at 7pm: absolute80s.com/
"23.03.2017 08:20:59" The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show Hey
Today like you, we are struggling to make sense of the attacks in Westminster. We saw the very worst in people but we also saw the very best in the selfless bravery of our emergency services. Also the MP Tobias Ellwood who rushed to try and help the
"22.03.2017 16:15:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This Sunday we'll be chatting to Deacon Blue about their 30 years as a band as well as playing tracks from their forthcoming 'Live At the Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom' album: absolute80s.com
"22.03.2017 12:37:53" Timeline Photos What's that? It's the 'Sound of the Crowd' wishing a huge 'Happy Birthday' to Susan Ann Sulley of The Human League
"22.03.2017 09:02:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Yesterday we did quiet, so today we turn it up to 11 with your picks of #80sSongsThat are loud! Leona cranks up your selections at 7pm: absolute80s.com/
"21.03.2017 15:03:33" Timeline Photos The UK's No.1 Album 30 years ago was U2's 'The Joshua Tree'.
It went on to become the fastest-selling album in UK history.
Many say it is the band's best, some say even say it is the best rock album of the 80s...what say you?
"21.03.2017 08:57:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What are the best #80sSongsThat are quiet? Let us know your choice and Leona might include your pick in our hushed playlist at 7pm: absolute80s.com/
"20.03.2017 15:19:23" Timeline Photos We have this argument with Absolute Radio 90s all the time, but as it's the Vernal Equinox - where we get equal amounts of night and day or in this case (ahem) 'Knight' and 'Bay', we've called the whole thing 'Hoff'.
"20.03.2017 09:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's the Spring Equinox today, so we'd like the #80sSongsThat put a Spring in your step! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absolute80s.com/
"19.03.2017 18:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The fabulous Roddy Frame, back in his teenage years with Aztec Camera, gets #forgotten80s underway from 7 tonight! Make sure you're with us :) x absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"19.03.2017 15:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com On the 80s Chart Show - we play the songs that made the cut on all your old chart tapes! Martyn has the songs the DJ didn't talk over from March 82 & 85 today at 4pm: absolute80s.com/
"19.03.2017 10:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's a 'Special' day for our favourite 'Fun Boy'...
A very happy birthday to the legend that is Terry Hall of The Specials (Official)!
"18.03.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tony Hadley is up next to steer your weekend ship towards a good Saturday night on absolute80s.com/ He's powered by your requests though - what do want him to play?
"18.03.2017 11:00:04" Timeline Photos Not sure what was in the water 30 years ago, but the UK Singles Chart was full of old songs covered by former front men - including Boy George & Culture Club at No.1 and Freddie Mercury of Queen at No.4. Not to the originals of old songs with Jackie
"17.03.2017 12:35:25" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Clare Grogan's Altered Images said it best themselves!
"17.03.2017 09:38:09" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We're starting early today...let us know when you get the feeling and what prompted it: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"16.03.2017 15:30:03" Timeline Photos And what did yours look like?
"16.03.2017 09:03:01" Timeline Photos What are the #80sSongsThat you owned on cassette? Leona cleans your heads with the best tape-tastic picks from 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"15.03.2017 15:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Time it goes so fast, when you're having fun...
The Bangles' Manic Monday just missed out on the No.1 today in 1986. It is well known it was written by Prince, but have you heard the original demo with Apollonia 6: http://absrad.io/1V8J6ML ? Good thing he
"15.03.2017 13:02:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Alison Moyet + Vince Clarke aka Yazoo's 'Only You' is 35 years old today, but to us it will always be timeless...
"15.03.2017 09:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Your best #80sSongsThat are colourful please! Leona paints a sonic landscape with your palette at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"14.03.2017 15:53:30" Timeline Photos This week in 1989, Madonna released one of her finest...does it still take you there? absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"14.03.2017 14:15:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We know this much is Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) - true - we're in the middle of the No Repeat Guarantee - you won't hear the same song twice between 9am & 6pm: Sing it to the rafters! So true...absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"14.03.2017 09:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat give you holiday vibes? Leona packs our bags with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"13.03.2017 16:51:45" Michael Jackson media.giphy.com Okay, 80s music trivia fans - Quiz time:
Can you tell us what Michael Jackson's biggest-selling UK Single of the 1980s was?
"13.03.2017 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Afternoon! Leona Graham here after a mad weekend at the Butlins Live Music Weekends #80sweekender Big shout to you if you were there too! Let's relive it with some Michael Jackson, Billy Idol and Madonna on my show now! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"13.03.2017 08:10:16" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Hmmm...today we're looking for the #80sSongsThat are perfect for your commute. Leona plays from your picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"12.03.2017 21:41:22" Absolute Radio 70s R.I.P. Joni Sledge, founding member of Sister Sledge.
"12.03.2017 18:23:23" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The great Derek William Dick, aka Fish, and his old Marillion chums get #forgotten80s underway from 7! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"12.03.2017 15:00:07" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Get that chart tape cued up! It's Sunday afternoon and almost time to run down the biggest hits of March '83 & '87: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"12.03.2017 12:30:03" Timeline Photos 35 years ago, we had a parting 'gift' from The Jam. 9 months later, Paul Weller broke up the band...was it the right way to go out?
"12.03.2017 10:30:02" Marc Almond - tonight at 9 media.giphy.com Tonight at 9pm, we sit down with Soft Cell/Solo star Marc Almond - talking through his 35+ years of song: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"11.03.2017 16:31:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Beaming into your home every Saturday night - Tony Hadley's 80s Party is up at 6pm - absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"11.03.2017 11:00:02" Timeline Photos A brilliant soundtrack to your Saturday out-and-about: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
Where are you headed?
"10.03.2017 17:15:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We'll be keeping that Friday feeling going (Boy George & Culture Club -style) over here: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"10.03.2017 14:18:40" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com A very happy birthday to the brilliant Neneh Cherry! Here's to some of that sweetness you're thinking of
"10.03.2017 12:56:43" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This Sunday at 9, we rewind with Soft Cell/Solo star Marc Almond - talking through his 35+ year career and new 'Best Of': absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"09.03.2017 16:00:20" Happy Birthday Martin Fry media.giphy.com Well well well...look whose birthday it is! Best wishes - with all of my heart to Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry!
"09.03.2017 11:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We're celebrating 30 years of U2's The Joshua Tree by playing the album - in full - tonight from 8pm - with or without you (although hopefully with you): absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"09.03.2017 09:01:04" Timeline Photos We want #80sSongsThat are from your favourite 80s album! Leona plays the best of your bests at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"08.03.2017 16:02:04" Timeline Photos Tears for Fears' debut 'The Hurting' was released this week in 1983 - going on to knock Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' off the UK No.1.
"08.03.2017 13:02:02" Timeline Photos A very very happy birthday to Gary Numan Official
"08.03.2017 08:57:02" #80sSongsThat media.giphy.com It's International Women's Day so let's have your favourite #80sSongsThat are by women! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"07.03.2017 13:13:12" news.sky.com George Michael died of natural causes, a senior coroner has said. The latest on George Michael...
"07.03.2017 08:59:01" #80sSongsThat media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat could be your motto? Leona will be translating them into Latin at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
Nos diligimus 80s!
"06.03.2017 15:42:26" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 35 years ago, Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, & Kathy Valentine - The Go Go's started a six-week run at No.1 in the US Album Chart with their debut album 'Beauty & The Beat'. They've still got the beat as far as we're
"06.03.2017 08:55:01" #80sSongsThat media.giphy.com Let's wake up with a little brain teaser this morning. Your picks please of the best #80sSongsThat the title is not in the lyrics! Leona plays from your suggestions at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"05.03.2017 18:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com None other than the wondrous Julian Cope kicks off #forgotten80s tonight from 7 ... make sure you're with us! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"05.03.2017 15:00:06" The 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Every Sunday afternoon we take you down a wormhole of old chart tapes. Today, we're taking you back to the biggest hits of March '81 & '89 on the 80s Chart: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"05.03.2017 13:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Look who's 110 today! Double Birthday bumps to Charlie and Craig Reid aka The Proclaimers Here's to many many more miles!
"05.03.2017 11:00:02" Timeline Photos On the eve of this week's 30th anniversary of U2's The Joshua Tree, Andrew Scott plots their ascent from 1983 through Live Aid and on to their 1987 zenith - tonight at 9: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"04.03.2017 17:00:09" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Tony Hadley's 80s Party hits its cue every Saturday night at 6pm - and kicks off your evening with 'true' Spandau Ballet (Official)- style absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"04.03.2017 14:30:02" youtube.com Nena - 99 Luftballons The English version was at the UK No.1 today in 1984, but not being a direct translation despite being a huge hit, NENA never liked it...here is the original, which was a hit in the US and Australia.
"04.03.2017 12:05:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Huge happy birthday love to Michael Shakin' Stevens Barratt aka the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s.
"04.03.2017 10:00:06" Timeline Photos Phil Collins started a 5 week run at No.1 in the UK today in 1985. No Jacket Required is his best selling solo album, but is it his best? Favourite track?
"03.03.2017 17:30:06" Timeline Photos Like Eddie the Eagle, Sarah Champion flies in at 7 wtih Friday Night 80s - a selection of the best 80s tracks to kick off your weekend. Any requests? We love a trier! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"03.03.2017 11:26:51" youtu.be DuckTales 2017 Reboot Trailer Have your dreams of swimming in a vault full of money like they did in DuckTales come true yet? Nope, us either...Well, it's been brought back and while generally we are opposed to anything 'rebooted', David Tennant is the voice of Scrooge McDuck and they
"03.03.2017 10:03:04" Timeline Photos Skank or pogo yourself over to our ticket store - 2-Tone legends The Selecter & The Beat's Autumn co-headline tour is on sale now: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"02.03.2017 10:05:11" Absolute Radio Happy birthday to Mr Jon Bon Jovi! Seen a billion faces - rocked them all
"02.03.2017 09:01:01" #80sSongsThat media.giphy.com What are your favourite #80sSongsThat (Still) Rock \m/ \m/ ? Let us soundtrack your headbanging session at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"01.03.2017 16:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Good or bad, like it or not, It's the only one he's got - so a huge 'Happy Birthday' to Nik Kershaw Hope it's a good one!
"01.03.2017 11:15:02" Happy St. David's Day media.giphy.com Happy St. David's Day!
"01.03.2017 09:02:02" #80sSongsThat media.giphy.com Blondie had a UK No.1 this week in 1980 with 'Atomic' - this first of many Cold War-inspired 80s songs, so let's have your thoughts on #80sSongsThat are explosive... We'll play from your picks from 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"28.02.2017 15:30:21" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com So Jelly Shoes are 'back'...another 80s example of been there, done that, have the scars to prove it
...and don't get us started on Jelly Bags - we're still upset about losing our 'lucky' rabbit's foot!
"28.02.2017 08:55:02" #80sSongsThat on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ media.giphy.com It's Pancake Day, so let's have the #80sSongsThat you (ahem) flip for! We're serving up stacks of your suggestions at 7, so get your orders in: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"27.02.2017 16:00:17" youtube.com U2 appear for the first time on the RTE program "The Late Late show" This week in 1980, a teenage U2 were offered a contract by Island Records UK. Here is there first TV appearance - introduced by forward-thinking Journalist John McKenna as "the band for the future, the 80s or 90s who knows?"
"27.02.2017 11:00:10" Timeline Photos It's guaranteed to not just be the same old show! Due to popular demand, 2-Tone legends The Selecter & The Beat have announced an Autumn tour! Tickets on sale at 10am this Friday: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"27.02.2017 09:02:01" #80sSongsThat on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ media.giphy.com Hey! What are your picks of #80sSongsThat feature punctuation? We get into the grammar with your picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"26.02.2017 20:47:41" Timeline Photos R.I.P. Bill Paxton 1955 - 2017
The only man to be killed on screen by Aliens (via the Alien), a Predator, and The Terminator. Not to mention lots of other brilliant films...
"26.02.2017 18:00:04" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The super-elegant ABC kick off #forgotten80s this evening from 7 - join us! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"26.02.2017 15:00:18" The 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com [ ● ] + [ ►] - [ II ] gets today's 80s Chart Show rolling. We run down the hits from February '80 and '85 at 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"26.02.2017 10:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The Academy Awards are on tonight, so we're playing nothing but brilliant 80s songs from films from noon. Get your popcorn ready: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"25.02.2017 17:00:28" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Let us translate for you...Tony Hadley's 80s Party starts your Saturday night off to a Spandau Ballet (Official)-esque Gold standard start at 6: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"25.02.2017 11:00:04" Timeline Photos These days we have a hard enough time remembering our own, but back in the day, we knew all our 'important' numbers off by heart... Can you still remember any of those old numbers?
"24.02.2017 16:02:02" Absolute 80s media.giphy.com That Friday Feeling...
Bring on the weekend!
ps: Penfold is a hamster...fact.
"24.02.2017 13:00:16" Win tickets to see Rick Astley media.giphy.com Last few days to win your way into Rick Astley's 50 Tour here: http://absrad.io/2kTKTf2
"24.02.2017 10:02:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com With The Academy Awards this weekend, from noon on Sunday we're playing nothing but brilliant songs from films. Let us know what you want to hear! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"23.02.2017 14:58:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Every day is a #TBT on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"23.02.2017 13:05:02" Happy Birthday Howard Jones media.giphy.com A huge happy birthday to Howard Jones
May things continue to only get better!
"23.02.2017 09:01:02" Timeline Photos We want your picks of #80sSongsThat are by solo artists...Leona plays your ones by only ones at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"22.02.2017 22:18:37" www.mirror.co.uk Chris Martin 'duets' with late George Michael at BRITs as Wham! deliver tribute It was an emotional tribute from Wham! at tonight's BRIT Awards If you missed it, you can watch Wham! and Chris Martin of Coldplay's tribute to George Michael on the BRIT Awards here...
"22.02.2017 16:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com So, this week in 1981, this happened...
It's time to reconcile, so two questions:
1) Is it partially your fault?
2) Can you still sing the words?
"22.02.2017 09:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's the BRIT Awards tonight, so let's have have your thoughts on #80sSongsThat are by brilliant Brits! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm. Let us know your choice and you might hear it played out! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"21.02.2017 16:00:26" Timeline Photos Do you miss the 'simpler' times?
"21.02.2017 08:55:01" #80sSongsThat media.giphy.com Let's have the best #80sSongsThat name names! Leona makes a roll call of your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"20.02.2017 17:30:11" Timeline Photos Tempted? Squeeze Official have added two additional dates to their tour this autumn! Tickets for the additional dates go on sale this Friday at 10am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"20.02.2017 15:36:22" Absolute Radio 90s Happy birthday to Ian Brown - Godlike Genius! The Stone Roses = Adored Happy Birthday Ian
"20.02.2017 09:01:01" #80sSongsThat media.giphy.com Let's have your picks of #80sSongsThat are by bands with iconic singers! Leona makes her playlist from your suggestions at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"19.02.2017 17:59:22" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We've all got records we need to blow the dust off ... Matthew has a stack of them from 7pm! Kicking off with Michael, Rita, Robert and Shelley... #forgotten80s is on DAB digital radio! You can also tune in via absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"19.02.2017 15:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Get those tapes cued up. The 80s Chart Show is on at 4pm, counting down the hits of February '84 & '86. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"19.02.2017 10:30:02" absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ Nish Kumar's 'I Love Prince' Comedian Nish Kumar's 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show charted his love affair with the 'Purple One'. Tonight he pays his respects to Prince. I Prince with Nish Kumar - tonight at 9pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"18.02.2017 16:30:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We've got Tony Hadley up at 6pm, to lead a Saturday night singalong to get the 80s Party going. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ Spandau Ballet (Official)
"18.02.2017 11:00:04" Happy Birthday Molly Ringwald media.giphy.com A very happy birthday to Molly Ringwald A couple more candles than sixteen, but at least we remembered?!
"17.02.2017 18:00:29" Talking Heads media.giphy.com Getting limbered up for the weekend? Sarah's up at 7pm with the perfect 80s-soundtrack to match: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"17.02.2017 13:00:09" Walk This Way media.giphy.com All this fuss about Vitamin D is all fine and good, but add some MC to that D and serve it with a side of Aerosmith - well, that's sure to put a spring in your step: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"17.02.2017 10:00:08" George Michael RIP media.giphy.com Credited as 'Wham! featuring George Michael', 'Careless Whisper' was No.1 in the USA this week in 1985. Despite being the only song on 'Make It Big' co-written by Andrew Ridgeley it was released as George Michael's first solo single in the UK - and was a
"16.02.2017 09:01:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat 'Don't' Disappoint? Leona turns your suggestions into a playlist at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"15.02.2017 16:00:10" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We got you, babe! Happy Birthday Ali Campbell of UB40 featuring Ali Astro and Mickey
"15.02.2017 08:58:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat you just 'can't' get enough of? Leona feeds your habit at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"14.02.2017 16:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Torvill and Dean - still our best Valentine's Day memory of the 80s...what's yours?
"14.02.2017 08:55:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat sum up your Valentine's Day? Leona reads your love notes and tear-stained scribbles at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"13.02.2017 16:00:09" Happy Birthday Peter Gabriel media.giphy.com Big time birthday love to the amazing Peter Gabriel
"13.02.2017 13:02:53" dailymotion.com 02 Damian - The Time Warp (Remix - Video Dailymotion Watch the video «02 Damian - The Time Warp (Remix» uploaded by Puggy99 on Dailymotion. And farewell Damian Davey, the man who took the fun and games of the Rocky Horror Show into the UK Top 10... now in another dimension, with voyeuristic intention... rest in peace.
"13.02.2017 12:58:04" youtube.com Al Jarreau ~ Moonlighting Al Jarreau - Moonlighting Music By - Lee Holdridge Rest in peace Al Jarreau, the voice of one of our decade's great TV soundtracks...
"13.02.2017 09:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we'd like your picks of #80sSongsThat are by artists the pushed the boundaries! Leona plays from your picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"12.02.2017 18:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We're once again the UK's biggest digital-only commercial station, so thank you! And those of us in the #forgotten80s corner of the office simply can't shake the feeling...
See you at 7; absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"12.02.2017 15:00:02" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com On today's 80s Chart Show we'll be pulling out the gold from February '83 and '89. What can you remember? We'll be jogging your memory from 4pm. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"12.02.2017 11:00:07" Timeline Photos Got any good Dad jokes for us?
"11.02.2017 17:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Look who's bouncing through! Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) is here to get the party started 80s-style from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"11.02.2017 10:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The going wasn't that tough for Billy Ocean this week in 1986, as he started a 4-week run at the UK No.1 (with an assist from Danny DeVito, Kathleen Turner, and Michael Douglas and The Jewel of the Nile)
"10.02.2017 18:34:37" 66.media.tumblr.com 66.media.tumblr.com Want a taste of what Sarah Champion's got cooked up to kick off the weekend 80s-style? She's up at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"10.02.2017 10:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We've asked many times before, but we not sure we've cracked it yet. Best film of the 80s? What's your vote?
"09.02.2017 16:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com All our powers of love to Holly Johnson Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Official) on his birthday.
"09.02.2017 08:55:02" Footloose media.giphy.com It's the BAFTAs this weekend, so let's have #80sSongsThat feature in brilliant films (the films don't have to be from the 80s, just the songs btw!) Leona chooses the winners from your nominees at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"08.02.2017 16:00:19" absoluteradio.co.uk Win an Absolute 80s weekender package for you and three friends For you and three friends Want to win your way into one of our Absolute 80s Weekender Butlins Live Music Weekends? Here is your chance...
"08.02.2017 12:55:58" Absolute Radio 70s RIP Richard Hatch - Captain Apollo on Battlestar Galactica.
"08.02.2017 09:03:01" Erasure media.giphy.com The flip-side to yesterday, today we want #80sSongsThat are 'little'. Leona will be sizing up your picks to play at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"07.02.2017 16:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Who bought 'Poison Arrow' by Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry 35 years ago this week? You did, you did...
"07.02.2017 09:00:05" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we want have the #80sSongsThat are BIG! Leona goes large with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"06.02.2017 18:01:15" Absolute Classic Rock Happy birthday Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses! One in a million! Sweet Child O' 55!
"06.02.2017 11:01:06" Happy Birthday Rick Astley media.giphy.com Huge happy birthday love to Rick Astley on his 51st! Keep singing!
"06.02.2017 08:51:01" Duranie Power media.giphy.com Today we'd like the #80sSongsThat are by acts that adorned your walls. Leona tours your teenage bedrooms at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"05.02.2017 18:00:04" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com "But wine is all I have..." says Stephen Tin Tin Duffy - but #forgotten80s is an excellent accompaniment to a decent tipple - tune in and raise a glass with us from 7! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"05.02.2017 15:01:05" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com It's Sun afternoon and the 80s Chart Show is up at 4pm, so clip us to your belt and let us take you back to your chart cassettes from Feb '82 & '87: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"05.02.2017 10:31:02" Timeline Photos Toto's 'Africa' was No.1 in the USA today in 1983. It was a No.3 hit in the UK!
"04.02.2017 20:53:09" Another night in Skegness at Butlins Live Music Weekends! Can you hear Matthew above Donna Summer on the speakers...?
"03.02.2017 20:57:45" It's an Absolute 80s Weekender at Butlins Skegness, and Matthew Rudd has dressed for the occasion....! Butlins Live Music Weekends
"03.02.2017 17:09:44" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We're sailing into the weekend Duran Duran-style with Claire Sturgess at the helm! 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"03.02.2017 06:26:25" youtube.com Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution (Audio) From the new album 'Spirit' out in March. Have you heard the new Depeche Mode song yet?
"02.02.2017 16:01:12" Timeline Photos Now you're married with a kid, do you remember having fun with...The Specials (Official)?
"02.02.2017 09:06:01" Push It media.giphy.com The first of this year's Absolute 80s Butlins Live Music Weekends is this weekend, so let's have the #80sSongsThat you'd ask a DJ to play on a night out! Leona - taking your requests at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"01.02.2017 16:01:09" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Queen's 'Radio Ga Ga' went into the UK single chart this week in 1984. 30+ years on, it still makes us feel good. You?
"01.02.2017 13:01:14" youtube.com 'I Ran' from La La Land Mia gets her own back by requesting 'I Ran' Have you seen La La Land? We were very pleased to hear a bit of A-ha and a flock of seagulls (band) and Marc Almond (official)/Soft Cell in there!
"01.02.2017 08:56:00" Let's Go Crazy media.giphy.com 'Dearly Beloved', let's have the #80sSongsThat have the best starts! Leona gets February off to a great start with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"31.01.2017 15:44:20" The Tide Is High media.giphy.com Not being the kinda girl who give up just like that (oh no!), Blondie came good on their promise to "be your number one" today in 1981, hitting the US top spot - 2 months after they'd done the same in the UK.
"31.01.2017 09:02:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Last day of the month, so let's have the #80sSongsThat have the best endings. Leona closes things out with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"30.01.2017 15:01:14" Happy Birthday Phil Collins media.giphy.com Take a look at him now! A huge happy birthday to Phil Collins on his 66th. Looking forward to seeing you later in the year!
"30.01.2017 09:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we want your picks of #80sSongsThat never let you 'down'! Leona plays from your suggestions at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"29.01.2017 18:00:03" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Chrissie Hynde + her chums in the Pretenders get us underway on #forgotten80s tonight from 7 - join us! x absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"29.01.2017 15:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's Sunday afternoon and time for the 80s Chart Show to brighten up this gloom. Martyn counts down the hits of January 1980 & 1986 at 4pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"29.01.2017 10:30:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com ba ba ba ba badaba
ba ba badaba ooh!
Did you ever stop dreaming of the quiet life? You've had plenty of time to find it, if not. The Jam's Town Called Malice turns 35 today...
"28.01.2017 17:01:05" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com As always, Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) is here at 6, sweating to make sure your Saturday night partying gets started off right: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"28.01.2017 11:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com A-ha had their only UK No.1 this week in 1986. Apparently the title comes from an English television announcer saying:
'It's a rainy day but, as always, the sun always shines on TV.'
Sort of sums up this weekend...
"27.01.2017 17:30:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Are you going somewhere where everyone knows your name tonight? Ben can shout you out* as he gets your weekend started 80s-style at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
*bonus points if your name is 'Norm' à la Cheers
"26.01.2017 16:01:12" Wham! media.giphy.com Huge happy birthday love to Andrew Ridgeley of Wham! Hope it's everything you want and everything you need.
"26.01.2017 14:10:06" Absolute Classic Rock Happy birthday to Van Halen guitar wizard Eddie Van Halen!
*insane guitar solo*
"26.01.2017 11:17:53" Timeline Photos A very happy birthday to Jazzie B OBE of Soul II Soul
Hope you don't have to get back to reality too soon!
"26.01.2017 08:55:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we'd like your suggestions of #80sSongsThat are about being far away...Leona covers the distance tonight at 7pm, playing your picks! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"26.01.2017 07:01:05" Timeline Photos Happy Australia Day
"25.01.2017 08:50:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com And finally, to complete the set, let's have #80sSongsThat are by boys and girls! Leona plays from your suggestions at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"24.01.2017 16:01:21" Antmusic media.giphy.com Adam Ant was 'King' of The Wild Frontier (and of the UK album chart) today in 1981!
"24.01.2017 14:12:41" Absolute Classic Rock The power of rock... It's A Kind Of Magic
"24.01.2017 09:01:05" Bananarama media.giphy.com And today we'd like your suggestions of #80sSongsThat are by girls! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"23.01.2017 15:50:22" Timeline Photos R.I.P. Gorden Kaye a.k.a. René Artois in 'Allo 'Allo!
"23.01.2017 09:31:01" Pet Shop Boys media.giphy.com Okay, let's have your suggestions of #80sSongsThat are by boys! Leona plays your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"23.01.2017 09:01:06" Timeline Photos The Killers & Elbow are a great bill, but then we noticed Tears for Fears! We're in Tickets at 9am this Fri! absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"23.01.2017 07:58:32" Timeline Photos Don't forget the second (and final) UK date of U2's Joshua Tree Tour 2017 - July 9th at Twickenham Stadium - goes on sale this morning at 9: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"22.01.2017 18:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The Belle Stars, who are very fabulous, kick off #forgotten80s tonight ... see you from 7! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"22.01.2017 15:01:11" The 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com It's easier than digging through your old tapes. Martyn is counting down the biggest hits from January 1984 & 1988 on the 80s Chart Show today. From 4: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"22.01.2017 13:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com May it go on and on, and on, and on...
Steve Perry (Journey)
"22.01.2017 10:01:00" My Name Is Prince media.giphy.com Tonight, Mark Goodier leads us in a tribute to one of the greatest singers, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and producers in musical history as we explore why Prince's music will live on and on.
My Name is Prince at 9pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"21.01.2017 17:01:06" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com Who's on the mic tonight? It's Tony Hadley with the Saturday night '80s Party' from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
He might even play some Spandau Ballet (Official)...this much is true!
"21.01.2017 11:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Huge birthday love to the legend that is: Billy Ocean
"20.01.2017 18:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Whether you're the King, Queen or Prince of the dancefloor, we've got the tunes to soundtrack 'That Friday Feeling': absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"20.01.2017 16:26:52" Doctor Who Well hello there, it's Tom Baker's birthday. Happy birthday Fourth Doctor! Have a Jelly Baby on us...
"20.01.2017 10:01:07" Let's Hear It For The Boy media.giphy.com Are you feeling Footloose yet? absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"19.01.2017 16:01:17" Timeline Photos Have you booked one of our Butlins Live Music Weekends yet? They feature our very own DJs on the decks and some brilliant live performances! There are 10 chances to join the party this year at Butlins - get more details on the line-ups and tickets (and
"19.01.2017 09:02:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com As the weekend edges ever closer, we want #80sSongsThat are fun. Leona plays from your picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"18.01.2017 17:01:53" The Neverending Story media.giphy.com The Neverending Story
"18.01.2017 15:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This Sunday, Mark Goodier looks back at one of the most talented and enigmatic musicians of all time: Prince absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"18.01.2017 09:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we're looking for #80sSongsThat are serious. Leona takes on some of the big issues at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"17.01.2017 18:00:02" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com And huge happy birthday love to Paul Young
"17.01.2017 15:46:17" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Close your eyes, give me your hand, darlin'...and blow out the candles ! A big 'Happy Birthday' to Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles!
"17.01.2017 08:56:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we'd like the #80sSongsThat make you feel like a student... Leona takes you back to those days at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"16.01.2017 16:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Phil Collins – 2 ways. Which way did you take your Phil in the early 80s?
1) On Single…his first UK No.1 – this week in 1983
2) Track 1 on the original Now That's What I Call Music! – later the same year...
"16.01.2017 09:02:00" Blue Monday media.giphy.com Today is supposedly the most depressing day of the year, so let's have your #80sSongsThat can help you beat this so-called 'Blue Monday' and Leona might play your blues-busting pick at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"16.01.2017 08:15:33" U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017 A reminder that tickets for the Twickenham Stadium date of U2's Joshua Tree 2017 tour with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (July 8th) go on sale this morning at 9am here: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"15.01.2017 18:26:50" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The King of Pop will get #forgotten80s underway with Matthew from 7pm - join us! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"15.01.2017 15:01:06" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Pencils at the ready! The 80s Chart Show - taking you back to January 83 & 87 this week from 4pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"15.01.2017 10:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Sunday Bloody Sunday! Parts 3 & 4 of our U2 at 40 Documentary are on tonight from 9pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"14.01.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We've got Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) in at 6pm to get you pumped for Saturday night: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
What's your 80s party tune of choice?
"14.01.2017 14:34:01" Nice Suit... media.giphy.com Thinking about Hans Gruber from Die Hard today... We hope you're sitting on a beach somewhere out there, earning twenty percent ;) One year on, R.I.P. Alan Rickman
"14.01.2017 10:31:02" Timeline Photos Today in 1984, Paul McCartneymade UK chart history as the first artist to have a No.1 Single solo, after having one as a duo, trio & group
"13.01.2017 18:13:21" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Coming at you like Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th, it's Claire in at 7 to get your weekend going...and it's sure to be a scream! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"13.01.2017 14:01:16" metro.co.uk Bronski Beat keyboard player dies aged 56 It was confirmed today that Steinbacheck passed away last month following a short battle against cancer. Very sad news indeed...
R.I.P. Larry Steinbacheck of Bronski Beat
"13.01.2017 11:26:46" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Nothing more, nothing less, love is the best! Huge birthday love to Graham Suggs Mcpherson. May it be filled with fun and the best kinds of Madness!
"12.01.2017 12:06:24" Absolute Radio 'The Day That Changed The World', our documentary narrated by David Baddiel and featuring artists and fans sharing their memories of the day David Bowie died, is now available to listen to on-demand on our mobile app.
Here's how... 'Modern ❤️️'
"12.01.2017 08:45:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com It's Suggs Mcpherson's birthday tomorrow and Chas Smash's on Saturday, so let's have your #80sSongsThat are by Madness! We'll play a batch of your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"11.01.2017 16:01:13" Timeline Photos And do you still have any of them?
"11.01.2017 09:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com [Camera Shutter Click] What are the best #80sSongsThat you can think of that have unusual sounds in them? Leona gets out the effects with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"10.01.2017 09:31:02" #80sSongsThat on absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ media.giphy.com On the day we honour a true musical icon, we want your stories of songs and artists that had a profound effect on you (not just Bowie - we'll be playing a lot of him today anyway!). Leona plays the #80sSongsThat changed your life at 7pm:
"10.01.2017 07:37:46" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com 1 year on from his passing, we are paying tribute to David Bowie all day today - with loads of Bowie songs and our 'The Day That Changed The World' documentary at 8pm featuring artists and fans talking about the songs they played when they heard the
"09.01.2017 16:33:25" Timeline Photos From the very start, it was 'the things that dreams are made of', but 35 years ago The Human League's 'Dare' went back to No.1 (while 'Don't You Want Me' was also at No.1). It ended up the UK's 8th biggest selling album of 1982 having been the 3rd biggest
"09.01.2017 10:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Be it The Smiths, The Cure, The Human League, or The Jam, we want your #80sSongsThat are by 'The' bands today. Let us know the song you want to hear and we'll be playing from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"09.01.2017 09:15:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Still haven't found what you're looking for? Try this: U2 are celebrating 30 years of their legendary album 'The Joshua Tree' by performing it in full for the first time. Special guests Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds too! Tickets are on sale 9am on
"08.01.2017 18:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com #forgotten80s with Matthew is back at 7 tonight - with the ever-glorious The Bangles kicking the show off. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s x
"08.01.2017 15:01:06" 80s Chart Show media.giphy.com Get those cassettes ready to run! Martyn plays the hits of Jan '81 & '89 on the Chart Show at 4pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"08.01.2017 09:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com David Bowie would have been 70 today. Ashes to Ashes...R.I.P.
"07.01.2017 17:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Crack a smile, Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) is up at 6pm - kicking off our Saturday Night 80s Party: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"07.01.2017 10:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Parts 1&2 of our exclusive documentary series celebrating the past 40 years of Irish rock legends U2, narrated by Andrew Scott is on this Sunday from 9pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"06.01.2017 18:06:30" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Great Scott! We're right on time for starting the weekend off right! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"06.01.2017 14:18:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Pick a Colour, Pick a Number...
"05.01.2017 16:01:10" Timeline Photos We could use a power pellet this afternoon. You?
"05.01.2017 10:28:00" absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/ Listen to Absolute 80s for the chance to win £500 on The No Repeat Guarantee Listen out for the repeated song for the chance to win... All this week, we're breaking The No Repeat Guarantee and giving you a chance to win £500 every day!
"05.01.2017 09:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we want the #80sSongsThat stop you in your tracks...what are the songs that make you stop what you're doing? Leona plays from your picks at 7pm! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"04.01.2017 09:01:02" Timeline Photos Let's have your #80sSongsThat soundtrack the midweek slump? Leona plays from your picks at 7pm absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"03.01.2017 09:31:01" Timeline Photos Back, rested, & raring to go...Your #80sSongsThat are good for getting things started please! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"03.01.2017 08:46:00" Win £500 media.giphy.com All this week on the 'No Repeat Guarantee' - weekdays 9am - 6pm
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"02.01.2017 16:01:03" Timeline Photos Our New Year Resolution Is To Keep Having Fun! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"01.01.2017 18:30:58" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Happy New Year! A special show from 7pm tonight called (Gone But Not) Forgotten 80s, when Matthew plays a stack of great tunes from the many stars we sadly lost in 2016... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"01.01.2017 13:01:03" The Greatest Year of the 80s media.giphy.com Today at 4pm, Martyn recaps our 'Best of '85' chart - the year your 40,000+ votes earlier this year crowned 'The Greatest Year of the 80s'! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"01.01.2017 10:01:05" Timeline Photos Girl, you know it's true?!
"31.12.2016 18:00:04" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com This much is true...we're ringing in 2017 with @TheTonyHadley @SpandauBallet on the mic from now until midnight. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"30.12.2016 17:00:06" Timeline Photos Are you ready for NYE?
"29.12.2016 16:00:11" Timeline Photos On the 1st Jan at 7pm, Matthew Rudd will be hosting a 'Gone But Not #Forgotten80s' Special - paying tribute to 80s stars we lost this year
"27.12.2016 18:25:27" Timeline Photos The inimitable and brilliant Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60, her family have confirmed. RIP Carrie - you'll always be our Leia.
"26.12.2016 13:19:48" 68.media.tumblr.com 68.media.tumblr.com Back-to-back George Michael tracks from 7, in tribute to the late great. RIP George.
"26.12.2016 12:00:11" Timeline Photos Anyone else feeling floored by the holidays?
"25.12.2016 23:11:47" Timeline Photos Can't believe we're writing this. George Michael's publicist has confirmed that the singer has passed away peacefully at the age of 53.
"25.12.2016 17:00:10" Timeline Photos A very happy birthday (and Christmas) to Annie Lennox
"25.12.2016 15:00:28" Timeline Photos Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy-o!
"25.12.2016 13:00:10" Timeline Photos Were you one of them? Doof Doof Doof doof Doof Doof Doof Doof.
"25.12.2016 10:00:10" Timeline Photos Tony Hadley is here at 4pm with a load of Christmas crackers and good cheer: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"24.12.2016 19:00:13" Timeline Photos Shakin' Stevens said it best...
"24.12.2016 15:56:55" Absolute Classic Rock Tragic news that Status Quo's Rick Parfitt has passed away at the age of 68. RIP Rick. Rest in peace Rick. A rock God for all decades.
"24.12.2016 15:00:13" Tony Hadley's 80s Party media.giphy.com It's going to be nice! Tony Hadley's hosting the Christmas Eve toasting tonight from 6pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"24.12.2016 11:00:06" Timeline Photos Yes or no?
"23.12.2016 11:00:08" Timeline Photos What 80s Christmas films have you watched recently...or are still planning to watch?
"22.12.2016 15:00:25" Timeline Photos Okay, votes for the best one?
"21.12.2016 15:48:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com We SO wanted David's hairstyle and earring!
Happy 50th to our favourite Lost Boy, Kiefer Sutherland!
"21.12.2016 13:00:03" Timeline Photos Can you remember what was on your 80s-era Christmas wish list?
"20.12.2016 16:00:18" Timeline Photos Who's starting the petition? The Housemartins were No.1 with this 30 years ago today.
"19.12.2016 10:00:03" Timeline Photos Which do you prefer?
"18.12.2016 18:06:19" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com At 7 tonight, it's a #forgotten80s special - the best tunes you have chosen in 2016 that never made the Top 40! Whitney sang it, and every week you choose songs for it... absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"18.12.2016 09:00:07" Timeline Photos Turned the alarm off, but then...
"17.12.2016 13:00:06" Timeline Photos We heard a rumour it's Sara Dallin of Bananarama's birthday today... Hope it's a good one!
"16.12.2016 17:26:01" Indiana Jones media.giphy.com Weighing up when you can get away with starting the weekend is a delicate matter. Let us help you: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"16.12.2016 15:52:45" Absolute Classic Rock Happy birthday to The Reverend Billy F Gibbons Esq. of ZZ Top!
The ultimate sharp dressed man! Have mercy!
"16.12.2016 09:56:32" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com #80sSongsThat* is on holiday now until 2017, but we're always looking for bright ideas for themes...Let us know what topic you'd like to hear and if we use it we'll give you a namecheck in the new year!
*If you don't know what #80sSongsThat is, Mon - Thu
"15.12.2016 16:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com This Sunday at 9pm, Mark Goodier hosts an hour of Phil Collins from his accidental solo career to his 2016 resurgence. We'll hear from the singer, songwriter, drummer and producer himself, as well as famous friends and collaborators:
"15.12.2016 08:58:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com What are the #80sSongsThat mean Christmas is close? Leona gets all festive at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"14.12.2016 09:01:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Let's have your suggestions of #80sSongsThat could soundtrack a kiss under the mistletoe. Leona gets you all puckered up with picks at 7: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"13.12.2016 15:14:02" Timeline Photos Lyrics to sing at the top of your lungs...
Words to live by...
Thanks to Journey...
"13.12.2016 09:55:01" 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! More chances to win Roberts Radios all this week! Listen from 10am to get today's password - enter it and you're in to win! Easy: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"13.12.2016 08:55:02" Timeline Photos Don't say you can't pick...Let's do #80sSongsThat are from your favourite album! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"12.12.2016 16:00:13" That's a knife! media.giphy.com Giving us a little lesson in what does and what doesn't qualify as a knife (and stereotyping), Crocodile Dundee was released 30 years ago today. Now sing along with us:
"If I give my heart to you...
Then I'll have none and you'll have two..."
"12.12.2016 09:05:14" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Today we want the #80sSongsThat are by groups that broke your heart...when they broke up. Leona remembers better times with your picks at 7pm: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"11.12.2016 18:00:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com The great Joan Armatrading kicks off #forgotten80s at 7 tonight with Matthew. It's the last 'regular' edition of the show in 2016, so come along and join in the fun! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s
"11.12.2016 15:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Whichever one you use, get your chart cassette ready!
[ ● ] [ ►] + [ II ] The Absolute 80s Chart Show is on at 4pm - counting down the hits of Dec 84 & 89
"11.12.2016 11:00:08" Madness media.giphy.com Suggs Mcpherson is on tonight at 9pm, with an hour of Madness, talking about their 11th album, touring, and almost 40 years of Madness! absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"10.12.2016 17:00:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Tony Hadley Spandau Ballet (Official) arrives at 6pm to get our Saturday night going...join him: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"10.12.2016 15:00:13" Timeline Photos The talk of the town is that Chrissie Hynde/The Pretenders are out tour next year and tickets are on sale now: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"10.12.2016 11:00:04" Madness media.giphy.com What time is that Madness special hosted by Suggs Mcpherson again? Tomorrow night at 9pm here: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"09.12.2016 17:30:00" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com Break free - you know you want to! Claire is here to help you along: absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"09.12.2016 14:00:11" E.T. Phone Home media.giphy.com E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial reminded us to 'beeeeeee gooood' today in 1982...and we definitely cried.
"09.12.2016 09:58:01" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com [whistling] your 'patience' has paid off, tickets for the two Guns N' Roses 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour dates (16th & 17th June) are on sale now: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"09.12.2016 08:00:08" Timeline Photos 'The hourglass has no more grains of sand'...The Squeeze Official 'Join The Dots' Tour goes on sale this morning at 9am: absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"08.12.2016 16:00:17" Timeline Photos 'Make Love Your Goal...' Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Official) had the No.1 Single in the UK today in 1984. And all these years later it still stops us in our tracks. Did you/do you own it?
PS: Happy Birthday Paul Rutherford!
"08.12.2016 12:30:07" Absolute Radio 60s On this day 36 years ago we lost John Lennon. RIP
"08.12.2016 09:01:01" Huey Lewis & The News media.giphy.com #80sSongsThat are about the power of love please! Leona plays from your picks at 7pm. absoluteradio.co.uk/80s/
"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/