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Giggles Radio - 1986 // From the US to the UK, another glimpse at the DJ's audio-biography

Published by Alex Andronov

Giggles Radio returns with 1986. This was the year our host moved back to the UK, lets see what that did to his musical taste.

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.




  • Audiography is a great word!

  • wohooo!

    It's been a very long time since I last heard Giggles Radio :)

  • Welcome everyone :)

  • surprise giggles, yay!

    we're busy working on finishing up this site this afternoon: http://sidepodcastdaily.com/

    will be listening in, but no commenting so much. have a good one :)

  • we're busy working on finishing up this site this afternoon: http://sidepodcastdaily.com/

    Whistle while you work :)

  • I shall fire up the stream...

  • In exciting news there is still no audio only feed...

    ...but this week there are two music videos that will be played... so maybe it's good that it's missing?

  • I would love to stay and celebrate this year of my birth but its 2am and I must zzzz :(

    Have fun for me :)

  • I would love to stay and celebrate this year of my birth but its 2am and I must zzzz :(

    Night Amy!

  • I hope all of your adverts are getting themselves out of the way

  • In exciting news there is still no audio only feed...

    well, I have no sound, so... ;)

    I'll reset and come back

  • Sound isn't here yet we haven't started

  • Greetings Giggles, and fellow Sidepodcast exiles.... :p

  • Hey now!

  • And I think we are all the way live...

  • Sound isn't here yet we haven't started

    that's a good reason for me not hearing it :)

  • Good afternoon Maestro, SidepodListeners & Lurkers

  • Afternoon. Thank Giggles for surprise Radio.

    I've got some things to get on with so this'll make a great backdrop, will comment when I can. :)

  • And I think we are all the way live...

    I have sound, video and a great song...

    (a bit of buffering too)

  • (a bit of buffering too)

    Shhh, not the 'b' word :D

  • (a bit of buffering too)

    There is a lofi version if the buffering is too bad... um... where's the link...

  • Last night I phone my gal Jacquie to stop whatever she was doing to come over for this.. Hope I played my cards right...

  • Hello one and all! :)

  • http://gigglesradio.com/livelofi.html

  • Shhh, not the 'b' word :D

    There is a lofi version if the buffering is too bad... um... where's the link...

    sorry, it's not the 'b' word. it's a problem on my side, I'm way below my max download speed

  • hello! :D

  • Is there a highway theme too? :D

  • Last night I phone my gal Jacquie to stop whatever she was doing to come over for this.. Hope I played my cards right...

    I hope so too... Not everything you asked for made it...

  • top gun or my memory fails?

  • top gun or my memory fails?

    It was the top gun year

  • top gun or my memory fails?

    Indeed. And Canada 2011 race song for the BBC. :)

  • Jordan ==> Danger Zone! Wooohooo!

    Jacquie ==> "You requested 'Lady In Red, didn't you weasel"

    Jordan = "Yup"

    Guys, you will not beliive the smirk on the lassie's face....

  • top gun or my memory fails?

    Yes, Mr Loggins did like his movie soundtrack appearances

  • Guys, you will not beliive the smirk on the lassie's face....

    We have a new fan! :D

  • Jacquie ==> "You requested 'Lady In Red, didn't you weasel"

    Jordan = "Yup"

    Oh boy ;)

  • Don't worry, Giggles I pulled it off, requesting fly-by of tower....

  • Hmmm, apparently, I seem to have a fan of this song for a girl... better write this down....

  • Of course, in the 21st century a caravan of love would probably be in breach of some civil disobedience law

  • Beats International, Norman Cooks best work :D

  • Beats International, Norman Cooks best work :D

    :)

  • Two down from Jordan's wish list. (I know Jacquie likes this song too!)

  • Of course, in the 21st century a caravan of love would probably be in breach of some civil disobedience law

    heh... Moving on the caravan of love...

  • Two down from Jordan's wish list. (I know Jacquie likes this song too!)

    Bit of Air Piano going on there?

  • The song 2Pac released with this backing track is one of the few reworkings (and one of the few hiphop songs) that I like.

  • Bit of Air Piano going on there?

    Worse. Karoke....

  • "The Way It Is" is the title of a song recorded by Bruce Hornsby and the Range from their 1986 album The Way It Is.

  • Farnham?

  • Farnham?

    oh yes

  • 80's song have that perfect air drum moment 3/4 of the way in, I think it was obligatory

  • 80's song have that perfect air drum moment 3/4 of the way in, I think it was obligatory

    That or a Sax solo

  • That or a Sax solo

    Very true :D

  • 1985 was very sax solo heavy...

  • Here are the forementioned bagpipes

  • That or a Sax solo

    In the 90s, in was an incongruous 4 line rap

  • In the 90s, in was an incongruous 4 line rap

    very true

  • Jordan ==> Danger Zone! Wooohooo!

    Jacquie ==> "You requested 'Lady In Red, didn't you weasel"

    Jordan = "Yup"

    Guys, you will not beliive the smirk on the lassie's face....

    Nah, Jacquie remembers our long established tradition to this song....You guys owe me for not buying a webcam. My dancing is horrible....

  • WTH? a commerial inj midstream...

  • 1985, we had awesome sax songs....

  • WTH? a commerial inj midstream...

    Yup, I've lined up Giggles LoFi to switch when the ad kicks in

  • 1985, we had awesome sax songs....

    That's debatable ;)

  • WTH? a commerial inj midstream...

    It's a terrible business...

  • Yup, I've lined up Giggles LoFi to switch when the ad kicks in

    At least they give you a countdown when it's coming up.

  • Roger that, Bassano, so you have a channel two standby ?

  • Roger that, Bassano, so you have a channel two standby ?

    Every engineer believes in redundancy systems

  • 1985, we had awesome sax songs....

    That's debatable ;)

    Hmmm, "The Heat Is On" and "You Belong To The City"....

  • Afternoon all. LPG and I are listening in.

  • Was Paul Simon a big Elvis fan then?

  • Afternoon all. LPG and I are listening in.

    Howdy

  • Afternoon all. LPG and I are listening in.

    Hello!

  • I loved this song

  • I think I bought the album

  • I didn't realise this was classified as "Sophisti-pop"

  • I didn't realise this was classified as "Sophisti-pop"

    Who by?

  • Jacquie is picking on me... she's looking over my request list, and to rattle me up, she said she likes the Jessica Simpon version of a song I requested... I think that almost boyfirend abuse...

  • I didn't realise this was classified as "Sophisti-pop"

    Who by?

    Dunno, NME probably

    en.wikipedia.org/…wiki/Sophisti-pop

    Maybe Melody Maker

  • Sophisti-pop was a sub-genre of pop that flourished in the UK between the mid-1980s and early 1990s, incorporating elements of soft rock, jazz, and blue-eyed soul. The genre made extensive use of electronic keyboards, synthesizers, and polished arrangements, particularly horn sections

  • jejeje, brilliant!

  • Hello all, I love this, one of those when I prefer the cover to the original

  • hello everyone arriving :)

  • Boy, I am and old hand of this. Jacquie is cracking up to Giggles, me I amjust shaking my head...

  • Best piano break ever

  • Hello all, I love this, one of those when I prefer the cover to the original

    Which cover? There were a few I think

  • Which cover? There were a few I think

    This one, the original is Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes

  • Cooking....Mr. C take notes...

  • Bee Gees!

  • Bee Gees!

    I don't think I ever realised that before!

  • I don't think I ever realised that before!

    They wrote it, one of their best selling singles

  • Bee Gees!

    I don't think I ever realised that before!

    Must have, it's too unique to not know it instantly

  • They wrote it, one of their best selling singles

    That explains a lot ;)

  • Must have, it's too unique to not know it instantly

    Meaningless Songs in Very High Voices :)

  • Meaningless Songs in Very High Voices :)

    :lol:

  • Kraftwerk?

  • Kat!

  • Falco was Austrian

  • Meaningless Songs was a real song, www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=T-gZKRKNy4w

  • Falco was Austrian

    Oh sorry Falco...

  • Kat!

    A big fan of this song

  • I also bought this on 12" vinyl

    Could never master the lyrics but I tried :)

  • and from the depths of the '80s... :D

  • Choon!

  • LPG has the sheet music for Rock Me Amadeus

  • I can't hear this song without thinking of Al's Music Master

  • I can't hear this song without thinking of Al's Music Master

    heh :)

  • I used to be a massive Phil Collins fan, but take a look at me now...

  • oh my god, I just woke up. Stupid time change. But I was very tired. So anyway, good morning/afternoon/evening.

  • I used to be a massive Phil Collins fan, but take a look at me now...

    Very good :)

  • I used to be a massive Phil Collins fan, but take a look at me now...

    That's against all odds

  • oh my god, I just woke up. Stupid time change. But I was very tired. So anyway, good morning/afternoon/evening.

    Hello!

  • oh my god, I just woke up. Stupid time change. But I was very tired. So anyway, good morning/afternoon/evening.

    Ciaooooooo!

  • Arriving people have just arrived in time for the troubling section of 1986...

  • hi kai!

  • That is the second commerial break I had... I am getting nervous about Chris' song...

  • Arriving people have just arrived in time for the troubling section of 1986...

    What? Invisible Touch is a classic album.

  • I wasn't prepared for that ad. LoFi on standby saved me there

  • Arriving people have just arrived in time for the troubling section of 1986...

    If I recall, the troubling part of 1986 was when I liked Scott Matthews and he liked me, then we went out, then we broke up. :( It was for the best, in the long run.

  • What? Invisible Touch is a classic album.

    next...

  • That is the second commerial break I had... I am getting nervous about Chris' song...

    Boo to the adverts.

  • You guys are wounding me but cracking Jacquie up to your Phil jokes...

  • Boo to the adverts.

    It's the same ad too, every time! :D

  • The only allowable Cliff song EVAH! :D

  • "stalwart of infamy" whoa. Big words for just waking up... :)

  • The only allowable Cliff song EVAH! :D

    "Congratulations Cliff for 50 years at the top". Actually true now.

  • The only allowable Cliff song EVAH! :D

    Absolutely. :)

  • Oh it started in the middle :(

  • Oh it started in the middle :(

    Actually this is probably for the best...

  • I've never heard this.

  • I have the 12" of this. In the extended bit, Neil says

    "So here we are now in the middle of the 12 inch. It's the same as the 7 inch but with 5 inches of nothing in the middle."

  • I've never heard this.

    For Comic Relief.

    The Young Ones was probably the biggest thing in the early alternative comedy era

  • Cliff was such a good sport... as you'll see towards the end...

  • I've never heard this.

    It probably won't make any sense if you've never seen The Young Ones, but is a classic if you have

  • "Fies my soul"

  • Actually this is probably for the best...

    Except you miss Rik's introduction

  • Kai 20/11/2011 at 15:59:20

    I've never heard this.

    I can only wish that I still never heard of this....

  • I loved Vyvyan

  • Your singing has not got better...

  • I was also about 6 when Living Doll came out and loved it too.

  • It probably won't make any sense if you've never seen The Young Ones, but is a classic if you have

    The Young Ones changed TV comedy forever.

  • The Young Ones changed TV comedy forever.

    Totally

  • Oh my!

  • Oh wow, I liked this too as awful as it is :)

  • Why are they starting in the middle? I don't know...

  • I think if you let it run it may replay

  • Spitting Images, I remember the shopping cart race between Mansell and Piquet!

  • I think if you let it run it may replay

    It would but this wasn't that far from the beginning...

  • The video looks very juddery here... does it work for you?

  • Chicken Song Earworm

    Lyrics written by Red Dwarf's Grant and Naylor but musicnot Philip Pope.

  • This video isn't playing as smoothly, audio is fine but it's like a slideshow

  • The video looks very juddery here... does it work for you?

    Like a collection of stills

  • The Young Ones was probably the biggest thing in the early alternative comedy era

    oh yes, I've heard of them.

  • Spitting Image - Based on an original lunch with Martin Lambie-Nairn who created the Channel 4 logo

  • The video looks very juddery here... does it work for you?

    Very. LPG is word perfect next to me here. Another one I own along with the album "Spit In Your Ear"

  • oh yes, I've heard of them.

    Must seek on Netflix or whatever has been substituted since they turned evil

  • Spitting Image - Based on an original lunch with Martin Lambie-Nairn who created the Channel 4 logo

    And at one point, the most expensive programme on ITV.

  • Oh no it's the monobrowed purveyor of ultimate filth (as described by Bill Bailey).

  • Off to get a can of G&T out of the fridge

    I like loads of Chris de Burgh before this but this song ARRRGGGHHHHHHH

  • I hope the advert turns up now.

  • Oh no it's the monobrowed purveyor of ultimate filth (as described by Bill Bailey).

    evil. eeevil.

  • I hope the advert turns up now.

    :lol:

  • Must seek on Netflix or whatever has been substituted since they turned evil

    I just went back to them yesterday bc Blockbuster is subpar and takes forever.

    *as slow song starts, looks at feet trying not to look obvious that I want to dance, hope I get asked*

  • great song :)

  • Oh no it's the monobrowed purveyor of ultimate filth (as described by Bill Bailey).

    evil. eeevil.

    Spot on though

  • *as slow song starts, looks at feet trying not to look obvious that I want to dance, hope I get asked*

    Awwwwww

  • I like loads of Chris de Burgh before this but this song ARRRGGGHHHHHHH

    hehehehe

  • Good afternoon everyone!

  • Good afternoon everyone!

    Hi Marti! :)

  • Oh! Where's Giggles?

  • Good afternoon everyone!

    Buenas tardes

  • hi marti

  • Aaah here he is

  • evil. eeevil.

    video.google.com/…15827080858229427

  • evil. eeevil.

    video.google.com/…15827080858229427

    :D

    Good ol, BB

  • I'm a bit annoyed I have to go out before half five now.

  • Sorry guys. Can't share the kiss that I got at the end of Chris' song....

  • I, too am a person with ears.

  • World, Shut Your Mouth!

  • Yes! Love this.

  • Great, great link and choooon!

  • *dances in kitchen*

  • Jacquie told me to thank everyone....

    Well, that gambit worked well from my end...

  • Well, that gambit worked well from my end...

    Excellent! :)

  • Good ol, BB

    www.youtube.com/w…p;feature=related

    Bill Bailey's Chris de Burgh song.

  • Gosh a guitar solo!

  • Well, that gambit worked well from my end...

    Excellent! :)

    You have done well grasshopper, Jacquies think you where in cahoots with me, and is calling you a weasel as well.....

  • Oh that's a classic!

  • Ah the sax still lives

  • Ah the sax still lives

    Promoted to intro too

  • Very well played grasshopper/ weasel.

    Jacquie had a beauitful "Deer in the headlights" looked when you pulled off that link.

    Hell, I was impressed....

  • Can't really complain about Lady in Red. If I was playing songs from when I was 6 you'd be getting Gary Glitter, Dawn and Gilbert O'Sullivan!

    Annie Lennox, such a fabulous voice.

  • Annie Lennox, such a fabulous voice.

    I miss her. I'd love to know what she's up to now.

  • Gotta love Giggles' literal dancing

  • I miss her. I'd love to know what she's up to now.

    Her cover from last year was ace...

  • Gotta love Giggles' literal dancing

    hehehe

  • I have an add in 4 minutes. how do I switch to channel two?

  • I have an add in 4 minutes. how do I switch to channel two?

    Open this in another tab and then mute the other feed once it starts

    http://gigglesradio.com/livelofi.html

  • Giggles does regional accents too. Who knew!

  • I bet Owen Paul still twitches if you say "Pebble Mill at One" in his ear :D

  • Oh for crying out Load, one Jacquie's and mine favourite agreement is whether or not to name a daughter "Nella Allen" as it could be spelt backwards or forwards and still be the same name...

    I can not remember the special word for it, Jacquie's screaming it but I can not spell it...

  • I can not remember the special word for it, Jacquie's screaming it but I can not spell it...

    palendrome?

  • palendrome?

    palindrome even

  • I bet Owen Paul still twitches if you say "Pebble Mill at One" in his ear :D

    Had to google that, wasn't a big Pebble Mill fan

  • Had to google that, wasn't a big Pebble Mill fan

    It's been on so many blooper programmes it has taken a life of its own.

    LPG says it was the reason the programme changed to a live music policy.

  • It's been on so many blooper programmes it has taken a life of its own.

    I haven't watched those since Dennis Norden started drawing his pension

  • Genesis with a Drum Machine - what a thought

  • I haven't watched those since Dennis Norden started drawing his pension

    I didn't think you were that old :)

    Plus LPG remembers it

  • wow! two Phil Collins' song in one show. I like it :D

  • wow! two Phil Collins' song in one show. I like it :D

    It was an influential album

  • wow! two Phil Collins' song in one show. I like it :D

    great video for this song, too.

    This album was in heavy rotation in my life at the time, for sure.

  • wow! two Phil Collins' song in one show. I like it :D

    My father is crazy about him! Good singer and drummer, shame what happens to his body :(

  • It was an influential album

    upload.wikimedia.…-single-cover.jpg :D

  • palindrome even

    Think that's the offical Jacquie spelling....

  • This album was in heavy rotation in my life at the time, for sure.

    I'm writing it now to buy it next time I go to downtown :)

  • Genesis with a Drum Machine - what a thought

    Land of Confusion was one of the first CD singles and the video featured the band depicted as Spitting Image puppets.

    This was around the time of the Spitting Image song "I'm So Lonely"

    www.myspace.com/v…nely-quot/7410541

  • It was an influential album

    It also turned Genesis into a singles band - most of the album tracks were released as singles.

  • Videos with Michael Douglas in

  • "When the going gets tough, the tough hide under the table." Edmund Blackadder

  • Videos with Michael Douglas in

    and Kathleen Turner :D

  • Back again, great track, not a bad film.

    Family seem to insist on talking to me about Christmas today, anyone would think we would be celebrating in five weeks ;)

  • and Kathleen Turner :D

    Thankfully

  • Uuuuughhh! my ears! Jacquie screamed "Michael Douglas"....

    You just gained jacquie as a fan of giggles radio, my support is lowered a little... grat song from that dumb sequel...

  • Unofficial videoclips, by Mr.Giggles :)

  • Family seem to insist on talking to me about Christmas today, anyone would think we would be celebrating in five weeks ;)

    You should ask that they not disturb you during an important Giggles Radio event. Otherwise, that's why voicemail was invented :)

  • More Sax

  • Jacquie just reminded me that I consider "King Solomon's Mines" a great movie too...

    touche...

  • My friend's dad bought the Billy Ocean album because he loved "Suddenly" then called us in the room and played any other track and said 'but the rest of it is THIS stuff!" (like this track).

    Funny memory for me.

  • Funny memory for me.

    :)

  • Lily Allen did a great version of this for the Radio 1 album.

  • My friend's dad bought the Billy Ocean album because he loved "Suddenly" then called us in the room and played any other track and said 'but the rest of it is THIS stuff!" (like this track).

    That must have been a shock to him :)

  • don't get meee wroooong :)

  • Lily Allen did a great version of this for the Radio 1 album.

    I'll have to check that out... I do like a good Lilly Allen Cover me...

  • That must have been a shock to him :)

    hehe It was. He gave us the album on the spot.

  • Lily Allen did a great version of this for the Radio 1 album.

    Really? I must look into that. Or just wait for it to appear in the BBC F1 coverage at some point

  • Really? I must look into that. Or just wait for it to appear in the BBC F1 coverage at some point

    I wanna hear it, too.

  • Apple pancakes with sausage are done. Who wants some?

  • Great song. Alex, you could ask Christine and MrC if you could add a special song to the end of every Debrief! I don't know if they'd agree with that, but it would be nice :)

  • I wanna hear it, too.

    Can't find it in iTunes

  • Apple pancakes with sausage are done. Who wants some?

    Ooh yum

  • Apple pancakes with sausage are done. Who wants some?

    me!

    but I need to have lunch now :(

  • Can't find it in iTunes

    It's on You Tube www.youtube.com/w…p;feature=related

  • Wooohoo!

  • It's on You Tube www.youtube.com/w…p;feature=related

    Just found it there too

  • This is way better than True Blue and has Danny Aiello in the video, as Pappa

  • This one is also quite epic.

    Seems 1986 was a good year (I know must of the songs, but I don't usually know when were they realised)

  • Can't find it in iTunes

    You can get the CD on Amazon for a few quid.

  • after a bit of a shaky middle stint, you're getting me back giggles :)

  • Great song. Alex, you could ask Christine and MrC if you could add a special song to the end of every Debrief! I don't know if they'd agree with that, but it would be nice :)

    There are all kinds of licensing problems with music on podcasts sadly... Luckily my radio show is deeply unpopular so I can play real music.

  • Wooohoo!

    Love your new and short nickname, Jordan :D

  • When Madonna was good, those were the days

  • There are all kinds of licensing problems with music on podcasts sadly... Luckily my radio show is deeply unpopular so I can play real music.

    plus you're more awesome than us ;)

  • When Madonna was good, those were the days

    Yep. :)

  • after a bit of a shaky middle stint, you're getting me back giggles :)

    I had to put them together or they would carry their troubles with them...

  • You can get the CD on Amazon for a few quid.

    CD huh, I've heard of them

  • There are all kinds of licensing problems with music on podcasts sadly... Luckily my radio show is deeply unpopular so I can play real music.

    but you're wildly popular with the deeply unpopular set. :)

  • Wooohoo!

    Love your new and short nickname, Jordan :D

    I am getting, surroundsound stereo as Jacquie's singing Madonna is actually pretty decent, if a little faster tempo...

  • CD huh, I've heard of them

    Welcome to my world. It's actually almost as expensive to buy a CD for me than to buy the mp3 on line (assuming I can, in the first place), and the quality is better after ripping it into the computer

  • Manic Monday !

  • Chooon!

  • Giggles blooper! :D

  • You'll laugh again, I know...

  • so much work going into this. thank you Giggles Family!

  • Giggles blooper! :D

    Whole career...

  • 4 for 15 off Jordan's wish list...

  • :D

  • I

  • And another song where I have "jacquie Surround sound stereo"....

  • I ♥ this song so much

  • Awesome selection

  • I ♥ this song so much

    ah, but does your downstairs neighbor? ;)

  • Awesome selection

    Hi Nathan! :)

  • ah, but does your downstairs neighbor? ;)

    I'm in the 'study' so it's ok :D

  • Hey Kai

  • Hey Kai

    good plan.

  • Maplewood Massive :lol:

  • Big Al Turnip

  • You can call me Al

  • I'm guessing another track from "Graceland"

  • Big Al Turnip

    Interesting

  • Maplewood Massive :lol:

    :D

  • Thinking another sax solo?

  • Yaaayy! Huge fan of this. I wore this cassette out.

  • Big Al Turnip

    It might have been Big Al Turnip yes...

  • It might have been Big Al Turnip yes...

    :)

  • Thinking another sax solo?

    Brass certainly, trumpets?

  • Love this one. 70s-80s-90s pop music is brilliant. What has happened to it now? :(

  • I said it and I knew I had missed out the word but I couldn't easily go back...

  • Brass certainly, trumpets?

    You may be right

  • Ally Pally

  • Love this one. 70s-80s-90s pop music is brilliant. What has happened to it now? :(

    It's being covered by bad singers on reality tv programmes

  • Ally Pally

    As Katherine described me the other day when I was working from home: Al Desko...

  • Just asking...

    Once we reach the 2010-2011 year, will you play Bieber's "music" and all those things :S I would prefer to go back to the past

  • It's being covered by bad singers on reality tv programmes

    yeah, or everything's a contest, or chosen by corporations.

  • As Katherine described me the other day when I was working from home: Al Desko...

    hahaha

  • Love this one. 70s-80s-90s pop music is brilliant. What has happened to it now? :(

    If either PCD, Atomic Kitten, or Jessica Simpson has not screw up the song with a cover, it probably does not exits to today's generation....

  • It's being covered by bad singers on reality tv programmes

    I haven't listened to any cover of this song, to be honest. I think i've never searched for one. The original is great itself!

  • Once we reach the 2010-2011 year, will you play Bieber's "music" and all those things :S I would prefer to go back to the past

    The show is about music that I became aware of in the year... so by as a kid I didn't know much about older music although we have had some... But each year there will be some new and some old that I've descoved...

  • Once we reach the 2010-2011 year, will you play Bieber's "music" and all those things :S I would prefer to go back to the past

    No, only good songs allowed. Or cheesy ones

  • No, only good songs allowed. Or cheesy ones

    Good to know hahaha

  • The show is about music that I became aware of in the year... so by as a kid I didn't know much about older music although we have had some... But each year there will be some new and some old that I've descoved...

    Eg. By this year I know about an awful lot of songs...

  • Brass certainly, trumpets?

    Yep. Saxophone is woodwind by the way.

  • Just asking...

    Once we reach the 2010-2011 year, will you play Bieber's "music" and all those things :S I would prefer to go back to the past

    Well, at least Duran Duran has released "Girl Panic", so it is not all bad...

  • Yep. Saxophone is woodwind by the way.

    But was it brass in Call Me Al and what were they? [I was away]

  • Great video to this

  • oh, sad I missed Caravan of Love. Huge fave. Glad to have this one, though. :)

  • But was it brass in Call Me Al and what were they? [I was away]

    LPG says horn section which can include sax.

  • Well, at least Duran Duran has released "Girl Panic", so it is not all bad...

    There's a politican here in Catalonia named 'Duran'. Everytime I heard of the music group it makes me think of him. Madness hehe

  • Well, at least Duran Duran has released "Girl Panic", so it is not all bad...

    you can play any live recording of the "The Wall Tour" ;)

  • LPG says horn section which can include sax.

    Chevie Chase is holding a trumpet in the video but that doesn't mean anything...

  • It's Quentin and Paul :)

  • oh, sad I missed Caravan of Love. Huge fave. Glad to have this one, though. :)

    It nearly got towed away for a parking violation... you had to be there

  • Great video for this one with Phill Jupitus

  • Well, at least Duran Duran has released "Girl Panic", so it is not all bad...

    There's a politican here in Catalonia named 'Duran'. Everytime I heard of the music group it makes me think of him. Madness hehe

    Wasn't he one of their guiltarists? :P

  • Love this part.

  • Well, at least Duran Duran has released "Girl Panic", so it is not all bad...

    Kate Bush has a new one out too.

  • YEAH!

  • Kick it!

  • *Turns up to 11*

  • You guys have to check this out, head banging from a girl who's forgetting she is no longer a teenager...

  • You guys have to check this out, head banging from a girl who's forgetting she is no longer a teenager...

    Picture please

  • Doesn't sound like the rest of 1986 does it?

  • Bus' it!

  • Doesn't sound like the rest of 1986 does it?

    They did cause quite a stir with their white boy Rock Rap and VW badges

  • Doesn't sound like the rest of 1986 does it?

    Have you got all of the Power of Love versions coming up, or was that 1985?

  • You guys have to check this out, head banging from a girl who's forgetting she is no longer a teenager...

    Picture please

    No. I am not yet "tried of living". as they say in those corny Chinese Kung Fu movies....

  • That was close to the webcam...

    Good song, hadn't listened to it before!

  • No. I am not yet "tried of living". as they say in those corny Chinese Kung Fu movies....

    :D

  • "month after some occasional months" :D

  • Have you got all of the Power of Love versions coming up, or was that 1985?

    Think it was 1985

  • Good song, hadn't listened to it before!

    Also check out Sabotage

  • love it

  • "month after some occasional months" :D

    Time after time would be more app.

  • 1986 - a year of musical contrasts

  • Good song, hadn't listened to it before!

    and try Brass Monkey.

  • parabapapaaaaaa!

  • Stand up and listen to this! Epic song!

    The video is quite bad, but nothing is perfect.

  • 1986 - a year of musical contrasts

    My goodness, it really was, wasn't it? wow.

  • That's 6 for 15 from Jordna's wish list.

    Excellent stuff!

  • Good song, hadn't listened to it before!

    Also check out Sabotage

    www.youtube.com/w…iu1UE&ob=av2e

    After the show, obviously

  • Did Europe made any other song than this?

  • Did Europe made any other song than this?

    I hope not but I fear so.

  • Did Europe made any other song than this?

    Sadly, yes

  • Sadly, yes

    But not so good, I guess hehe

  • But not so good, I guess hehe

    en.wikipedia.org/…iki/Europe_(band)

  • Sadly, yes

    :D

  • Watching the videoclip of this song on youtube.

    There's a comment with 82 thumbs up that says...

    "THUMBS UP IF UR GONNA LISTEN IT On 21.12.2012!"

    Epic lol :P

  • Sadly, yes

    :D

  • How can you gusy not like this song just for that solo alone makes it awesome...

  • Indulgent guitar solo anyone? :D

  • How can you gusy not like this song just for that solo alone makes it awesome...

    It's gone from terrible to ironically funny in my mind now

  • I agree!

  • There were some brilliantly inventive videos out this year too.

  • I'm getting happier by the minute :)

  • Awesome link Giggles. Karoke time down here. 7 for 15 now off the wish list.

  • Wow, didn't know this

    As of 2011, "Sledgehammer" is the most played music video in the history of MTV.

  • I'm getting happier by the minute :)

    Remember tomorrow is Monday :)

    ps. Sorry, couldn't resist! hehe I'll suffer it too.

  • As of 2011, "Sledgehammer" is the most played music video in the history of MTV.

    Aardman, of course

  • As of 2011, "Sledgehammer" is the most played music video in the history of MTV.

    Ah, does MTV still play music videos? :P

  • ps. Sorry, couldn't resist! hehe I'll suffer it too.

    no problem, I live each day as it comes :P

  • Aardman, of course

    Didn't know that but is makes sense

  • I'm getting happier by the minute :)

    Remember tomorrow is Monday :)

    ps. Sorry, couldn't resist! hehe I'll suffer it too

    As long as it is a Manic Monday.... :P

  • Didn't know that but is makes sense

    I think they drove the worldwide price of plasticine up fourfold

  • Adios all, time for me to go out.

  • Adios all, time for me to go out.

    See you later!@

  • Bye Mr T

  • Adios all, time for me to go out.

    Bye bye Andy!

  • *spins chair around in sitting down dancing way*

  • bye andy!

  • *spins chair around in sitting down dancing way*

    :D

  • Adios all, time for me to go out.

    TTFN

  • 6:17pm here. Night outside...

  • 6:17pm here. Night outside...

    12:17pm here, bright sunshine, just finished breakfast.

  • Morrissey?

  • Giggles Robot

  • Yeah baby, she's got it!

  • And Jacquie goes wild....

  • Definetely 1986 was a great year!

  • *spins chair around in sitting down dancing way*

    *and again*

  • Definetely 1986 was a great year!

    +100 :D

  • oh my goodness, I just connected this with a disposable razor for women bc this song is in an ad for it now. *face palm*

  • oh my goodness, I just connected this with a disposable razor for women bc this song is in an ad for it now. *face palm*

    Oh dear...

  • Just caught Jacquie singing the "Naughty High-School girl version" of the song...

  • oh my goodness, I just connected this with a disposable razor for women bc this song is in an ad for it now. *face palm*

    I hate Gillette for ruining the memory of this song

  • I hate Gillette for ruining the memory of this song

    No kidding.

  • No kidding.

    but they had to agree to sell the song or not...

  • Jacquie ! You are no longer in High School!

  • :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • :lol: :lol: :lol:

    :D

  • Owww

  • All you sucka DJ's...

  • *dances*

  • Red cod pieces were never the same again

  • And Ad appeared on the screen when this song started and now I see you're all excited on the comments! What has happened :P?

  • And Ad appeared on the screen when this song started and now I see you're all excited on the comments! What has happened :P?

    en.wikipedia.org/…i/Word_Up!_(song)

  • W. O. R. D. Up!

  • How the hell did I miss this song onthe request list?

  • How the hell did I miss this song onthe request list?

    I am not sure... but that's why we are a good team...

  • I always find this a bit Prince-esque

  • I always find this a bit Prince-esque

    agreed...

  • I always find this a bit Prince-esque

    Around the Sign O' The Times phase

  • I always find this a bit Prince-esque

    I sort of though thtis song was from "Dorris Day and The Time" the opposite group from Prince's film "Purple Rain"

  • Around the Sign O' The Times phase

    and The Time

  • I sort of though thtis song was from "Dorris Day and The Time" the opposite group from Prince's film "Purple Rain"

    Morris :D

  • Morris :D

    hehehe! Dorris was his aunt.

  • hehehe! Dorris was his aunt.

    :lol:

  • Back combed hair and crazy make up on chaps

  • Crap how the hell do you people remember Morris Day?

  • I know too many lyrics to this song

  • Crap how the hell do you people remember Morris Day?

    Massive Prince fan

  • I know too many lyrics to this song

    From this version or the garreth gates cover? ;)

  • From this version or the garreth gates cover? ;)

    That would be telling ;)

  • What about Norman Greenbaum?

  • Crap how the hell do you people remember Morris Day?

    I was a teenager at the time.

  • Massive Prince fan

    very influential in a teenager's life.

  • very influential in a teenager's life.

    I played Sign O' The Times over and over. That and The Cure's Dintegration

  • Thanks Alex, love the show, looking forward to the next one

  • Bye Alex, great show!

  • Thanks to you Alex! :)

  • Thanks Alex. Goodnight :)

  • I enjoyed it very much! Thanks Giggle! It's Magic!

  • Thanks Alex, love the show, looking forward to the next one

    Amazini.

    Thank you SO much. So great to be with you all here again. :)

  • Thanks everyone :)

  • Thanks Alex. Goodnight :)

    Thanks for stopping in, Nathan. :) See you on Dec. 4

  • Thanks for the show Alex! Already found 15 for 1987!

  • Thanks for the show Alex! Already found 15 for 1987!

    Blimey!

  • Whats on Dec 4th?

  • Whats on Dec 4th?

    Next show... I hope...

  • Whats on Dec 4th?

    I think Alex said it's his next show.

  • I think Alex said it's his next show.

    Yep, he said it

  • Oh OK sorry. Not paying enough attention

  • Thanks Giggles, great show and good choice for closing song :)

  • Alex Andronov 20/11/2011 at 17:34:51

    Thanks for the show Alex! Already found 15 for 1987!

    Blimey!

    Actually, 16, but I would not mind if you would scarp "Push It" by Salt n' Pepper!

  • Oohh we'll have to Pump up the Volume on the next show

  • Oohh we'll have to Pump up the Volume on the next show

    :)

  • I have just been pummelled with my pillow for asking to scrap Push It... I think.

  • *waves*

  • Byee!

  • *waves*

  • bye!!

  • Pump up the Volume is on my request list as well.

  • Bye Giggles , see you in december!

  • Playlist

    Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

    Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone

    The Housemartins - Caravan Of Love

    Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Way It Is

    John Farnham - You're The Voice

    Paul Simon - Graceland

    Swing Out Sister - Breakout

    The Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way

    Diana Ross - Chain Reaction

    Falco - Rock Me Amadeus

    Genesis - Invisible Touch

    Cliff Richard (feat. Young Ones) - Living Doll

    Spitting Image - The Chicken Song

    Chris de Burgh - Lady In Red

    Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth

    Eurythmics - Thorn In My Side

    Owen Paul - My Favourite Waste Of Time

    Genesis - Land Of Confusion

    Billy Ocean - When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

    The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong

    Madonna - Papa Don't Preach

    The Bangles - Manic Monday

    Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al

    The Housemartins - Happy Hour

    The Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right

    Europe - The Final Countdown (Single Version)

    Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

    Bananarama - Venus

    Cameo - Word Up

    Doctor & The Medics - Spirit In the Sky

    Queen - A Kind Of Magic

  • Wow, so many great tunes I missed. I'd love to listen again from the top.

  • Wow, so many great tunes I missed. I'd love to listen again from the top.

    The fact that the Eurythmics was swept under the rug and no one noticed shows what a great year 1987 was for music.I am having a tough time trying to find 10 good songs for 1988 and 1990. Paula Abdul anyone ?

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Giggles Radio returns with 1986. This was the year our host moved back to the UK, lets see what that did to his musical taste. 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.

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15:00GMT +00:00

20 November 2011