Sunday, 9 September 2012

40th birthday 80s themed disco Cleve RFC, Mangotsfield, Bristol, Saturday 8th September 2012

Ask any of my friends which decade of music they associate me with and it would definitely be the 80s. Aged 10, my first record was 'Hey you the Rock steady crew'. Sadly this was closely followed up by 'Rat Rapping'. I think that sums up the 80s though, some of the best ie. Michael Jackson, and some of the worst ie. The Birdie Song. So when Jackie asked me to DJ her 80s themed 40th many months ago I'd been waiting excitedly ever since.

The calm before the storm at Cleve RFC

Did anyone mention fancy dress? I love fancy dress! And everyone made such a brilliant effort. There were George Michael's every which way you looked, Boy George's, Adam Ant's and of course Princess Leia and Pamela Anderson (?).


Club Tropicana? No, The Hayfields, Mangotsfield


I managed to cram over 80 1980s songs into five hours of DJing (ok, so Sam and the whomp and LMFAO made guest appearances). Interestingly the biggest hits of the night weren't the synthetic anthems you might think but Ska numbers from The Specials, Madness and The Beat.



She's a maniac, maniac on the dancefloor!


19:57 : Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
19:59 : Wham! - Club Tropicana
20:06 : David Bowie - Let's Dance
20:08 : Madonna - Like A Prayer
20:14 : Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
20:18 : Freeez - I.O.U.
20:20 : Sybil - The Love I Lost
20:25 : Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
20:29 : Mantronix - got To Have Your Love
20:32 : Blondie - Rapture
20:38 : Shalamar - A Night To Remember
20:41 : The Source - You Got The Love
20:45 : Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved
20:47 : Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
20:53 : OMD - Enola Gay
20:57 : The Specials - Ghost Town
21:00 : Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
21:03 : Eddy Grant - I Don't Wanna Dance
21:07 : Michael Jackson - Thriller
21:12 : Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love
21:16 : Van Halen - Jump
21:19 : Nena - 99 Red Balloons
21:22 : Fatback Band - I Found Lovin'
21:26 : Kool and The Gang - Fresh
21:30 : Dexy's Midnight Runner - Come on Eileen
21:34 : Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
21:37 : Wham! - I'm Your Man
21:41 : B52's - Love Shack
21:45 : Heaven 17 - Temptation
21:50 : Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
21:54 : New Order - Blue Monday [88]
21:57 : Grandmaster Flash - White Lines (Don't Do It)
22:04 : Altered Images - Happy Birthday
22:07 : Jam - A town called malice
22:10 : Madness - Night Boat To Cairo
22:13 : Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian
22:16 : The Housemartins - Happy Hour
22:19 : Smiths, The - This Charming Man
22:21 : The Cure - Boys Don Cry
22:24 : Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
22:27 : Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
22:31 : Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
22:35 : Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
22:39 : Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
22:45 : Shalamar - I Can Make You Feel Good
22:49 : Jimmy Sommerville - Don't leave me this way
22:53 : Soft Cell - Tainted Love
22:56 : Adam & The Ants - Antmusic
22:59 : Duran Duran - Rio
23:04 : Irene Cara - Fame
23:07 : Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
23:11 : Madonna - Like A Virgin
23:14 : The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
23:18 : The Primitives - Crash
23:21 : Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
23:24 : Blondie - Heart Of Glass
23:30 : Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
23:34 : Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno
23:38 : Madness - Baggy Trousers
23:40 : Jam - Going underground
23:43 : Special AKA - Gangsters
23:46 : The Specials - Too Much Too Young
23:47 : Bad Manners - Special Brew
23:48 : The Selecter - On My Radio
23:54 : The Cure - The Lovecats
23:58 : Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
00:01 : The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
00:05 : Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom
00:08 : LMFAO - Sexy & I Know It
00:11 : Olivia Newton-John - Physical
00:14 : Tiffany - I Think Were Alone Now
00:18 : Irene Cara - What A Feeling
00:21 : Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
00:23 : Lipps Inc. - Funkytown
00:28 : Madness - One Step Beyond
00:29 : The Beat - Tears Of A Clown
00:33 : The Piranhas - Tom Hark
00:35 : A-ha - Take on Me
00:38 : Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
00:43 : Salt n Pepa - Push It
00:46 : Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
00:48 : MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
00:52 : Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
00:57 : UB40 Feat. Chrissie Hynde - I Got You Babe

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