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Post-80s Babies: Episode 8 Playlist (Slow Burns Week)


Episode 8: Saturday November 30


They’re now some of the best known and loved tracks of the 80s, but all of this week’s tracks actually failed to fire at first launch. We explored stories behind these hits that only narrowly avoided fading into obscurity!

Take On Me (1984 Release) – a-ha

Take On Me (1985 Re-Release) – a-ha

Mickey – Toni Basil

Borderline – Madonna

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

Red Red Wine – UB40

West End Girls (1984 Release) – Pet Shop Boys

West End Girls (1985 Re-Release) – Pet Shop Boys

Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Featured ‘Back to the Present’ Track:

The One by Carly Rae Jepsen (2016). Euphoric piece of 80s-inspired synthpop that was only released on Jepsen’s Emotion Side B EP, a collection of tracks cut from her earlier album Emotion.

Tune in to SYN 90.7 FM, DAB+ or syn.org.au on Saturdays at 5-6pm.

Connect with the show on Instagram – thoughts, greetings, feedback and requests are all welcome!

Joshua Khaw
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