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Post-80s Babies: Episode 3 Playlist (The Sampling Game)

The Sampling Game: ‘Talking In Your Sleep’ and ‘Secrets’ The Sampling Game: ‘Straight to Hell’ and ‘Paper Planes’

Episode 3: Saturday October 26


Today’s episode was a ‘Name That Song’ game with a twist, where each iconic 80s track was played back-to-back with a more recent track which sampled it and it was your job to figure out what the latter was. We delved into a smorgasbord of styles to discover the often surprising 80s inspirations behind well-known contemporary hits.

First up was The Romantics’ Talking In Your Sleep (1983), which formed the rhythm and chorus in The Weeknd’s Secrets (2016). Over the hour we then heard the pairings of:

  • Say I’m Your Number 1 – Princess (1985) and Love Can Be So Hard – Disclosure (2018)
  • Straight To Hell – The Clash (1982) and Paper Planes – M.I.A. (2007)
  • I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates (1981) and On Hold – The xx (2016)
  • Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club (1980) and Fantasy – Mariah Carey (1995)

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

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Joshua Khaw
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