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Post-80s Babies: Episode 5 Playlist (Sophistipop Week)


Episode 5: Saturday November 9


This week we savoured the slick sophistication of the smoothest 80s pop going around, featuring subdued and mellow touches with the occasional instrumental sparkle sprinkled on top.

The Day Before You Came – ABBA

She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals

Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye

What Have I Done To Deserve This? – Pet Shop Boys

Smooth Operator – Sade

Maneater – Daryl Hall & John Oates

Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins

Careless Whisper – Wham!

Time (Clock Of The Heart) – Culture Club

Featured ‘Back to the Present’ Track:

One cannot get past the grand orchestral string stabs in Mika’s 80s-sounding masterpiece Rain (2009).

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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