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Giggles Radio - 1985 // A trip to the mid-eighties as we delve into more audio-biography

Published by Alex Andronov

Giggles Radio cracks open a New Coke and relives 1985 which was the year Coke dallied with the new formula. This was the year Back to the Future hit the cinema, The Discovery Channel, the Amiga and the NES were launched. Also starting in 1985 were Calvin and Hobbes, Tetris and Microsoft Windows. And finally 1985 was also the year that New Coke was cancelled, and the world went back to Coke Classic.

Giggles in 1985
Credit: Giggles

So join host Alex Andronov as he features a year from his life and plays the songs that either came out in that year or he experienced for the first time in that year. It's his Audio-graphy.

Join us for 3 hours (ish) of music, chit chat and random biographical information from 3pm.




  • Woohoo! :D

  • Today, I'm hoping to hear songs from a-ha, Duran Duran, Falco, Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder, Robert Palmer, and Simple Minds. Oh, and I'm really hoping to hear what is a certified Radio Le Mans favorite. :)

  • You may need to refresh to see the 1985 picture

  • You may need to refresh to see the 1985 picture

    Awww, weren't you such a cute little boy! :P

  • You may need to refresh to see the 1985 picture

    Awww, weren't you such a cute little boy! :P

    Say, what happened to your shirt there?

  • Say, what happened to your shirt there?

    I think it's a piece of paper that's been attached to my shirt somehow... not quite sure why now :)

  • Today, I'm hoping to hear songs from a-ha, Duran Duran, Falco, Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder, Robert Palmer, and Simple Minds. Oh, and I'm really hoping to hear what is a certified Radio Le Mans favorite. :)

    Funny, I request three songs from Eurythemcs as I could not find anything from Duran Duran nor Robert Palmer...

    I think they come out next year......

  • Oh, yeah, Alex is still a yank at this time.... I was thinking that it is odd that the school bus is letting Alex out into traffic and not on the sidewalk side...:P

  • Oh, yeah, Alex is still a yank at this time.... I was thinking that it is odd that the school bus is letting Alex out into traffic and not on the sidewalk side...:P

    We don't really have school busses here in the UK either... well certainly none that look like that :)

  • Oh, yeah, Alex is still a yank at this time.... I was thinking that it is odd that the school bus is letting Alex out into traffic and not on the sidewalk side...:P

    We don't really have school busses here in the UK either... well certainly none that look like that :)

    Yup - that's definitely a standard-issue US school bus.

  • Alex Andronov 18/09/2011 at 14:54:08

    Oh, yeah, Alex is still a yank at this time.... I was thinking that it is odd that the school bus is letting Alex out into traffic and not on the sidewalk side...:P

    We don't really have school busses here in the UK either... well certainly none that look like that :)

    The poor english students really do miss out on the finer things in life, huh, Giggles? No square-wheeled school buses and all day off on Saturdays.... :p

  • The piece of paper pinned to his shirt had the bus route indicated by the blue stripe - and his return address. Only needed on the first day of term.

  • Live stream is live...

  • And we have an ad!

  • The piece of paper pinned to his shirt had the bus route indicated by the blue stripe - and his return address. Only needed on the first day of term.

    That makes sense!

  • The piece of paper pinned to his shirt had the bus route indicated by the blue stripe - and his return address. Only needed on the first day of term.

    AH! Someone who remembers! :) Thanks, Grumps! :D

  • Charmed!

  • ....And Giggles Radio is back!

  • Sorry folks, my picks of songs for 1985 seems to be a little bit week, unless you like Madonna and Eurythemics.... :p

  • Sorry folks, my picks of songs for 1985 seems to be a little bit week, unless you like Madonna and Eurythemics.... :p

    I thought 1985 was going to be poor but I've found some classics no fear

  • Hello giggles radio!

  • I have spilt a small amount of beer on me

  • I would have picked "Man in Motion" to leadoff (From St. Elmo's Fire?", but who am I ?

  • well the chorus does say take me onnnnnnn so you can get away with that one :)

  • Beer on me

  • One down! :D

    Hello Lukeh. :)

  • So what's new...

  • I would have picked "Man in Motion" to leadoff (From St. Elmo's Fire?", but who am I ?

    I'd be surprised if we didn't hear this later. :)

  • ...I just so knew that this song would be on so why brother wasting a pick...?

  • So what's new...

    The amount of beer being small might be new :)

  • Am looking forward to seeing what giggles has to offer from 1985. I can't remember listening to anything from this year.

    In fact, from before 1988 I can't say I listened to much music

  • In fact, from before 1988 I can't say I listened to much music

    :)

  • Am looking forward to seeing what giggles has to offer from 1985. I can't remember listening to anything from this year.

    In fact, from before 1988 I can't say I listened to much music

    :D Next show is the year in which GTA:VC is set. :)

  • if only GigglesCam (tm) had a sketch effect!

  • if only GigglesCam (tm) had a sketch effect!

    :)

  • :D Next show is the year in which GTA:VC is set. :)

    best year ever!!

  • it's like watching vh1 all over again

  • :D Next show is the year in which GTA:VC is set. :)

    best year ever!!

    I'll say - that's the year I was born! :D

  • Looks just like you.

  • If Giggles had on a Tux I would have expected "A View to a Kill" to lead off, and that's from Duran Duran..... :P

  • If Giggles had on a Tux I would have expected "A View to a Kill" to lead off, and that's from Duran Duran..... :P

    That is one of my picks. :D

  • Thanks again for LoFi Giggles Radio

  • Got that? A-ha!

  • Thanks again for LoFi Giggles Radio

    Thanks from here too. :)

  • Thanks again for LoFi Giggles Radio

    Though the home page says: Next Show: 6th March 4pm (in the UK)

  • Yes excitingly it looks like Adobe are going to sort out streaming to HTML 5 only devices without the sender having to do anything which might solve the whole problem, but if they don't I do have an alternative.

  • The instrumental reminds me of building things on The sims

  • Though the home page says: Next Show: 6th March 4pm (in the UK)

    Oh yes... I never remember to update that page

  • It is one of the Jordan's 15 too!

  • Yes excitingly it looks like Adobe are going to sort out streaming to HTML 5 only devices without the sender having to do anything which might solve the whole problem, but if they don't I do have an alternative.

    Don't you have to use their [expensive] media server software to do that?

  • Don't you have to use their [expensive] media server software to do that?

    I think ustream do use that you see...

  • I think ustream do use that you see...

    Perfect! :D

    Shall I try it or is it rolling out soon?

  • Shall I try it or is it rolling out soon?

    not out yet I don't think

  • I must wrn people that I have set Giggles a request for a certain song that the band who plays it can be very, very, very easily turn into a bad, even by Giggles standards, pun....

  • I used to love this song!

  • I used to love this song!

    But now you hate it?

  • choon!

  • But now you hate it?

    I just like it now :D

  • Bassano: 18/09/2011 at 15:18:50

    I used to love this song!

    I never did. It meant that everyone's was gunning for my job! :P

  • Wasn't there a RunThe World charity version too?

  • Ooooh i loved listening to this on Vice City on a little scooter.

  • GTA:VC song! :D

  • Ooooh i loved listening to this on Vice City on a little scooter.

    Were you delivering pizza while you were at it? :D

  • Were you delivering pizza while you were at it? :D

    I was carefully avoiding the pedestrians.

    On the beach.

  • Afternoon all. Listening in :)

  • Were you delivering pizza while you were at it? :D

    I was carefully avoiding the pedestrians.

    On the beach.

    I remember being a bit more... reckless. :D

  • Afternoon all. Listening in :)

    Welcome :)

  • Afternoon all. Listening in :)

    Hi Andy

  • Hi Andy

    Hi :)

  • Andy Taylor 18/09/2011 at 15:26:11

    Afternoon all. Listening in :)

    Bravo Zulu, Andy. channel 124.3 for best reception, and loiter.

  • Hello all, just finished speaking to my Mother so I can now concentrate on Giggles :).

    Hmm 1985. The worst of times, sitting on the stairs looking at the envelope containing my A Level results. The best of times, first Freshers Week at University.

  • Hey Andy!

  • Awwww, man, I did not know of Jefferson's Airplane "White Rabbit" until the movie Platoon came out..... hmmmmmm.

  • Awwww, man, I did not know of Jefferson's Airplane "White Rabbit" until the movie Platoon came out..... hmmmmmm

    Of course, now we can request the awesome original Blondie versions or those songs swiped by Atomic Kitten, when they come out.

  • The only thing I knew how to do,

    was to keep on, keeping on...

  • *surprised by an ad for Vanish* :)

  • *surprised by an ad for Vanish* :)

    Boo...

  • Boo...

    Don't know if I'm on delay or not now. Will refresh after this choooon!

  • Also the best Hendrix song that Jimi never wrote

  • Don't know if I'm on delay or not now. Will refresh after this choooon!

    we are 1 minute into Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower

  • we are 1 minute into Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower

    Don't think I was on delay. Great song that

  • Also the best Hendrix song that Jimi never wrote

    :D

  • Also the best Hendrix song that Jimi never wrote

    Yes indeed :)

  • Just doesn't feel like the same song

  • Just doesn't feel like the same song

    Very different

  • I remember this song from my elder brother's LP collection Kate Bush (and Blondie.)

  • I do like the placebo cover of this, a lot darker though

  • I do like the placebo cover of this, a lot darker though

    Ooh, don't think I've heard that. Must look into it

  • I do like the placebo cover of this, a lot darker though

    I like that too... There's a good Futurehead's cover of the other Kate Bush song on this show

  • I like that too... There's a good Futurehead's cover of the other Kate Bush song on this show

    I love that one too

  • Ooh, don't think I've heard that. Must look into it

    Works strangely well, even when it's been placebo'd up :)

  • Works strangely well, even when it's been placebo'd up :)

    Heard the preview on iTunes. Sounds good

  • You remember correctly, but I can live with that one.

  • Oh dear :)

  • Based on that I look forward to your impression of Brandon Flowers when you get to the 00's, that'll be interesting

  • I was supposed to say, "do you want to hear my Ferry impression"... not "Do you want to hear my Brian Ferry impression" oh dear!

  • Your microphone volume is quite a bit lower than the music volume... esp on this track.

  • I was supposed to say, "do you want to hear my Ferry impression"... not "Do you want to hear my Brian Ferry impression" oh dear!

    :lol:

  • This track seems especially loud somehow

  • Your microphone volume is quite a bit lower than the music volume... esp on this track.

    I can turn the volume on my mic up, or the audio down... any views

  • Alex Andronov 18/09/2011 at 15:58:33

    I was supposed to say, "do you want to hear my Ferry impression"... not "Do you want to hear my Brian Ferry impression" oh dear!

    Now I get the joke. There needs to be a joke police like there supposely is a fashion police...

  • I can turn the volume on my mic up, or the audio down... any views

    No probs here

  • I think that Ferry song was especially loud

  • I must be doing something wrong as the 'commercial' has just re-started itself for the second time (since the initial one)? And in the middle of the best song yet!!

  • I must be doing something wrong as the 'commercial' has just re-started itself for the second time (since the initial one)? And in the middle of the best song yet!!

    Boo for the commercial! I think they've started putting them in the middle of the show now :(

  • Hi all.

    This is a nice surprise

  • Hi Steven

  • Hi all.

    Hi Steven

  • Hey Steven, you missed the first hour!

  • I'm sure you're thinking why couldn't the ad be now?

  • I'm sure you're thinking why couldn't the ad be now?

    :lol:

    The worst thing about this song is realising how many of the lyrics I know

  • Is Steven is wishing he missed the first hour and five minutes?

  • Is Steven is wishing he missed the first hour and five minutes?

    :)

  • Is Steven is wishing he missed the first hour and five minutes?

    :lol:

  • Alex Andronov 18/09/2011 at 16:08:25

    I'm sure you're thinking why couldn't the ad be now?

    More like a test of the Emergency Broadcasting Service.....

  • Is Steven is wishing he missed the first hour and five minutes?

    :D

  • I'm happy to report I don't know any of the lyrics and hope that I won't remember any of them when it's over...If this tune gets 'stuck' in my head I won't be happy.

  • I'm happy to report I don't know any of the lyrics and hope that I won't remember any of them when it's over...If this tune gets 'stuck' in my head I won't be happy.

    I remember most of them sadly

  • Just turned on Giggles Radio and saw him in play back mode hehehe

    Hi everyone! :)

  • Ellie Wellie 18/09/2011 at 16:11:10

    I'm happy to report I don't know any of the lyrics and hope that I won't remember any of them when it's over...If this tune gets 'stuck' in my head I won't be happy.

    I am thinking this is one of those "overture" pieces that play during the intermission, so that you can go to the refreshment stand....

  • The whole story telling bit is kinda weird

  • Hi Marti

  • Listern to the background music, I have heard this tune before on a different song.

  • Listern to the background music, I have heard this tune before on a different song.

    What are you thinking?

  • Listern to the background music, I have heard this tune before on a different song

    Parts of it are sampled in "Stars on 54's" "If I could read your mind" covered from Gordon Lightfoot.

  • Well, that's one of 15 picked! (Finally!)

  • Well, that's one of 15 picked! (Finally!)

    Didn't you pick the a-ha one too?

  • Well, that's one of 15 picked! (Finally!)

    Didn't you pick the a-ha one too?

    Hell, no! I may have picked Kate Bush - running up that hill for the pervious year, although.

  • Nice song! :)

    ps. I can see a teddy bear over there, on the left of the image. Is it from Nina? :)

  • Hell, no! I may have picked Kate Bush - running up that hill for the pervious year, although.

    Ah I think you did

  • Madonna before she was MADONNA.

  • ps. I can see a teddy bear over there, on the left of the image. Is it from Nina? :)

    There are 3 stuffed animals in the shot...

  • ps. I can see a teddy bear over there, on the left of the image. Is it from Nina? :)

    There are 3 stuffed animals in the shot...

    If you are stuffed you should not eat so much, Alex.... :P

  • I think she was good because she was essentially playing herself

  • I think she was good because she was essentially playing herself

    Good point... cf... 8 Mile

  • Ok Marti are you ready for an animal run down?

  • I think she was good because she was essentially playing herself

    And she spent a long time putting that character together

  • I was expecting a segue to a James Bond song. Guess not, then. :P

  • Just had quite a long advert that did not have the cancel feature... bah

  • Just woke up. Slept 12 hours.

    I love this song, and the stuffed animals! :)

  • Just had quite a long advert that did not have the cancel feature... bah

    boo!

  • The fifth (stuffed) animal is on the mic....

  • I love this song, and the stuffed animals! :)

    You have Marti to thank for the Animals!

  • The fifth (stuffed) animal is on the mic....

    True!

  • Just woke up. Slept 12 hours.

    Marathon sleep, good for you

  • Just had quite a long advert that did not have the cancel feature... bah

    I saw the spanish football national team asking me to save energy. Quite weird :P

  • Just woke up. Slept 12 hours.

    Those kids really are tiring you out

  • You have Marti to thank for the Animals!

    Gracias, Marti para los animales. :)

  • Those kids really are tiring you out

    Yes. + really bad mold allergies and the mold count is very high.

  • I think that was a sax

  • Thee is a very 80's sax solo in this

  • I sent you two requests that have sax solos in them for sure.

  • Yes. + really bad mold allergies and the mold count is very high.

    Stay inside and seal yourself in

  • *there

  • Stay inside and seal yourself in

    Kai in a Bubble.

  • Paddington!

    I've had him since I was little. He's still sitting on my dresser.

  • Just disappeared into an ad for Vanish. It does what it says on the tin

  • Kai in a Bubble.

    Doesn't sound as much fun like that

  • Kai 18/09/2011 at 16:30:35

    Stay inside and seal yourself in

    Kai in a Bubble.

    More like fish in a fishbowl....

  • Do these guys all party when you leave the room, like Toy Story?

  • Yay, the UStream app now broadcasts Giggles Radio :D

    A bit delayed so I'll listen to Kate first before moving

  • Do these guys all party when you leave the room, like Toy Story?

    hahaha Good question

    I've also seen a rockin' Koala before :)

  • Do these guys all party when you leave the room, like Toy Story?

    I think so! There are 13 stuffed animals in the room! And 2 non stuffed...

  • Doesn't sound as much fun like that

    I'm sure there's some mold in my apartment, too, so I'm getting dehumidifiers to dry it out best I can.

  • Do these guys all party when you leave the room, like Toy Story?

    I think when we leave but Alex is still there

  • I'm sure there's some mold in my apartment, too, so I'm getting dehumidifiers to dry it out best I can.

    You need a naturally dehumidified country like Finland

  • I think when we leave but Alex is still there

    :)

    Love Kate Bush.

  • I think there are more animals over there than books! :)

  • You need a naturally dehumidified country like Finland

    *starts packing*

  • *starts packing*

    :D

  • I think there are more animals over there than books! :)

    heh I don't think so :)

  • You need a naturally dehumidified country like Finland

    I think the moisture content is particularly high in Finland, just most of it is solid

  • Hey, was not this song in the last Giggles Radio? Not that I am complaining, but....

  • I think the moisture content is particularly high in Finland, just most of it is solid

    :lol:

  • Hey, was not this song in the last Giggles Radio? Not that I am complaining, but....

    Was it? I wondered about the A-ha track to?

  • I was in a real rush today

  • That song was stuck in my mind for a while last month...

    Oh no, here it comes again :D

  • Hey, was not this song in the last Giggles Radio? Not that I am complaining, but....

    I'm glad to have it twice. :)

  • I'm glad to have it twice. :)

    Me too :)

  • Alex Andronov 18/09/2011 at 16:36:52

    Hey, was not this song in the last Giggles Radio? Not that I am complaining, but....

    Was it? I wondered about the A-ha track to?

    It's alright. My Western-alumi gal is not here today so I am safe....

    Just wondering if we are going to back-to-back plays of "Where the Streets have No Name" from the same group.

  • I think the moisture content is particularly high in Finland, just most of it is solid

    I have a few mates who have spent a lot of time there. The humidity is so low one of them stood at the door of his hotel in a short sleeved shirt and didn't feel cold till he went back inside and the humidity hit his frozen arms

  • And how was your musical upbringing?

  • And how was your musical upbringing?

    Ah I was getting to that :)

  • I have a few mates who have spent a lot of time there. The humidity is so low one of them stood at the door of his hotel in a short sleeved shirt and didn't feel cold till he went back inside and the humidity hit his frozen arms

    Sounds good to me. :)

  • Well, in the middle of the night you are in between days. What else can it be?

  • Choooooon!

  • Alex, these songs are bringing back so many memories. It's really quite moving to listen to these shows for me.

    This one is driving along in my first car or getting ready to go out on a Friday night.

  • I have a few mates who have spent a lot of time there. The humidity is so low one of them stood at the door of his hotel in a short sleeved shirt and didn't feel cold till he went back inside and the humidity hit his frozen arms

    Interesting

  • Mega-choon! :D

  • Oh good, you did learn something... Elaine Paige, where did that come from?

  • Oh good, you did learn something... Elaine Paige, where did that come from?

    I'm really not sure!

  • Oh good, you did learn something... Elaine Paige, where did that come from?

    It wasn't mum... Mum covered Folk music and Melanie :)

  • Ads by Google say to me: "Software for Podcasting. Create a podcast in no time"

    You're the choosen one, Alex. Sun is shining over you.

  • It's very handy having blinds in this room... Thanks Bassano :)

  • This was done for Live Aid hence the intro.

  • It's very handy having blinds in this room... Thanks Bassano :)

    hehe

    I just watched that a few weeks ago when I got back. :)

  • This was done for Live Aid hence the intro.

    Oooh nice info

  • I just watched that a few weeks ago when I got back. :)

    he he :)

  • I just watched that a few weeks ago when I got back. :)

    Did you watch the whole thing????

  • It's very handy having blinds in this room... Thanks Bassano :)

    :D

  • Did you watch the whole thing????

    Not the same as watching it live :)

  • It's very handy having blinds in this room... Thanks Bassano :)

    It was a pleasure :D

  • Did you watch the whole thing????

    Mostly. I was doing other things so I didn't sit and stare at it for 3 hours (thanks for that advice, Bassano) :)

  • Mostly. I was doing other things so I didn't sit and stare at it for 3 hours (thanks for that advice, Bassano) :)

    Good advice :)

  • Not the same as watching it live :)

    I bet, but it was before my time, so I only have archives. :(

  • I bet, but it was before my time, so I only have archives. :(

    :D

  • I bet, but it was before my time, so I only have archives. :(

    I'm constantly amazed and thankful that ustream keeps it online just in case :)

  • A song about nun empowerment, probably

  • A song about nun empowerment, probably

    :)

  • A song about nun empowerment, probably

    :lol:

    The precursor to Sister Act?

  • Not sure about the Live Aid connection here but there were quite a few combinations for that

  • Not sure about the Live Aid connection here but there were quite a few combinations for that

    Just so everyone knows - I'm not playing we are the world

  • Just so everyone knows - I'm not playing we are the world

    There can not be a song called "We Are The Sidpodcastland" already ?

  • How did I miss this song for the request list?

  • Talking about different kinds of music.

    If you are into electronic music, you may be interested in Jaime Alguersuari's last song, called Organic Life: videos.caranddriv…iLyROoaf2u7x.html

    I prefer Rock & Roll, but anyway... :)

  • It's good that Bryan has found a career we can all enjoy, he's a good photographer :)

  • If you are into electronic music, you may be interested in Jaime Alguersuari's last song, called Organic Life: videos.caranddriv…iLyROoaf2u7x.html

    I like the 3rd or 4th track on that CD when I listened the other day.

  • Now my mother is asking me why I am listening to this balad.

    I usually listen to Metal...

  • someone open a window, I think he needs some air.

  • Now my mother is asking me why I am listening to this balad.

    Difficult to explain

  • That looked like a Del Monte tin

  • That looked like a Del Monte tin

    The Man from Del Monte he says "Beer"

  • The Man from Del Monte he says "Beer"

    :D

  • Was not this song from Karate Kid?

  • hahahaha :)

  • Much better ;)

  • My first concert. Huey Lewis and the News.

  • Where's Christine? Is this not from BTTF ?

  • My first concert. Huey Lewis and the News.

    That's a good first concert!

  • Where's Christine? Is this not from BTTF ?

    Which is from this year

  • From Marti to Marty :)

  • Was not this song from Karate Kid?

    Checked on IMDB, apparently not

  • From Marti to Marty :)

    :lol:

  • From Marti to Marty :)

    HOW DID I MISS THAT!!!! :)

  • That's a good first concert!

    My dad was into good-ish music. He introduced me to Hendrix, The Doors, etc. How Huey Lewis got in there, I don't quite know. :)

  • From Marti to Marty :)

    Ouch xD

  • Only 2 songs left!

  • after this one

  • Only 2 songs left!

    3, 3 songs left, after this oneq

  • My dad was into good-ish music. He introduced me to Hendrix, The Doors, etc. How Huey Lewis got in there, I don't quite know. :)

    Hendrix and The Doors were only good-ish?

  • Fianlly! This song was on everyone's request list!

  • Giggles plays the guitar as poorly as those models in the video! That's quite the feat!

  • @GigglesRadio is available on twitter. If you want... :)

  • @GigglesRadio is available on twitter. If you want... :)

    I probably should!

  • I probably should!

    I have :)

  • This one is epic!

  • Was not this on the last show too?

    Not that I am complaining but .......

  • This one is epic!

    Did your mum hear the dedication?

  • Chooon!

  • Was not this on the last show too?

    shhhh

  • Did your mum hear the dedication?

    Fortunely no :P

    She would have been scared! hehehe

  • I know I am not complaining about hte repeats but where was Money For Nothing or Konga?

  • The Miami Sound Machine was doing the Pepsi commericals, not MJ....

  • I know I am not complaining about hte repeats but where was Money For Nothing or Konga?

    We were promised more Dire Straits so I guess this is it

  • Hendrix and The Doors were only good-ish?

    oh no, they were/are excellent, it's just not all of it was AS good (Huey Lewis). :)

  • And back to the Vanish ad

  • oh no, they were/are excellent, it's just not all of it was AS good (Huey Lewis). :)

    :D

  • Thanks Alex, fabulous song to end with

  • And back to the Vanish ad

    Now the ad has vanished

  • And here are the Dire Straits!

    Nice show :) Thanks!

  • Thanks for the show, Alex. It's always fun.

  • Come, on banned in Canada version, please, please, please....

  • We've all done this! hehe

  • Great show and great finisher.

    I think they wrote this with air guitar in mind

  • Come, on banned in Canada version, please, please, please....

    Not just Canada

  • Great show Alex, thanks

  • There are two versions of Money for Nothing, aren't there.

    The long one is 7 minutes long, although the music is the same.

    The 'piano' intro is longer.

  • Interestingly the other similarly banned song is Fairy tail of New York, both of them have a character in the song saying the same particular word. Both of them are about chastising the character not glamorising them but both of them were banned.

  • The Canada ban was lifted on September 1st...

  • Checking Wikipedia, I've learned that Michael J.Fox, main character of Back to the Future, was born on the 9 of June.

    I was born on the same day! How curious! (34 years later, that's true)

  • Are you all still there?

  • Are you all still there?

    Yep

  • Are you all still there?

    Yes

  • I should be live again.... just in case... It suddenly occurred to me that maybe this should have been the final song... If you are around this is the bonus track

  • Are you all still there?

    Yup. Just had a vanish ad play from the other room even though that was paused as I moved rooms. Odd

  • No sound

  • No sound

    booo

  • No sound

    "off air"

  • I should be live again.... just in case... It suddenly occurred to me that maybe this should have been the final song... If you are around this is the bonus track

    I can watch you. It says 'Off Air'

    Let's refresh the page

  • Aaaah Now I see you again!

  • "off air"

    He popped up then disappeared.

    Back to Vanish

  • Hey we have an encore! All hands on deck!

  • 2 final songs. Yay

  • Yay!

  • Great version

  • Great version

    Love it.

  • He's back and with sound

  • Love it.

    Wiki says: The song was written in reference to Salford in Lancashire

    en.wikipedia.org/…ki/Dirty_Old_Town

  • Checking Wikipedia, I've learned that Michael J.Fox, main character of Back to the Future, was born on the 9 of June.

    I was born on the same day! How curious! (34 years later, that's true)

    hmmm... very curious indeed..rubs chin....

  • Another? ;)

  • Off air again?

  • Another? ;)

    It was but one encore :)

  • It was but one encore :)

    Cheers Alex, bye

  • Playlist

    The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

    a-ha - Take On Me

    The Communards - You Are My World

    Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    Mr. Mister - Broken Wings

    Bobby Darin - Splish Splash

    Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue

    Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower

    Hendrix, Jimi - All Along the Watchtower

    Kate Bush - Running up That Hill

    Bryan Ferry - Slave to Love

    Dire Straits - Walk Of Life

    Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

    Sister Sledge - Frankie

    Madonna - Into The Groove

    Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home

    Wham! - I'm Your Man

    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

    Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

    The Cure - In Between Days

    Starship - We Built This City

    David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street

    Eurythmics Feat. Aretha Franklin - Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

    Tina Turner & Bryan Adams - It's Only Love

    Jennifer Rush - The Power of Love

    Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News

    Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love

    The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian

    Dire Straits - Money For Nothing

    The Pogues - Dirty Old Town

  • Post updated :)

  • Oh No! Giggles has managed to miss great songs from 1985, and my request list of 1986 is already filled. He's already played one of the 16 I have listed but there is no way I am removing the Stones to make way for Miami Sound Machine....

  • Good show Giggles. Must have bee hard finding songs to play for this show as 1985 did not seem to be a particularity great year for music....

  • ooooh, didn't realise it was a giggles radio day. will there be a replay?

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Giggles Radio cracks open a New Coke and relives 1985 which was the year Coke dallied with the new formula. This was the year Back to the Future hit the cinema, The Discovery Channel, the Amiga and the NES were launched. Also starting in 1985 were Calvin and Hobbes, Tetris and Microsoft Windows. And finally 1985 was also the year that New Coke was cancelled, and the world went back to Coke Classic.So join host Alex Andronov as he features a year from his life and plays the songs that either came out in that year or he experienced for the first time in that year. It's his Audio-graphy.

Event start

15:00GMT +01:00

18 September 2011