Great songs heard on radio


#1413

Smooth in the UK has a different logo to that of its Australian namesake, as you can see below.


#1414

This was the first song I ever remember hearing on the radio. Loved it then and still do now.


#1415

There’s also Sunshine 106.8 in Dublin which uses the same imaging and slogan as Smooth Australia.


#1416

Thunder Road/Springsteen in today’s 70s lunchbox on 4KQ. So good to hear that on the radio!


#1417

Flesh For Fantasy - Billy Idol (12 inch mix)

One of his lesser played hits - on WSFM’s “Party Remix” program right now.


#1418

That song takes me back to year 12 high school lol


#1419

Ah! Similarly for me, except I was in Year 7 then :grinning:


#1420

On Gold 104.3’s Saturday Party Playlist tonight, which always delivers:

Too Young For Promises - Koo De Tah
Rock On - David Essex
Cherry Lips - Garbage (probably more of a guilty pleasure than anything)
Moscow - Ghengis Khan
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin.


#1421

I agree, Ive been to a few BBQ where we have the Gold 104.3 Saturday party on. A awesome mix of songs :slight_smile:


#1422

This is one I haven’t heard on the radio for YEARS

Something That You Said - Kids In The Kitchen

Now Playing on WSFM Sydney.


#1423

Too Young For Promises is a gem


#1424

Only You is such a stunner of a song, but I never hear it anywhere on the radio in Australia or in NZ.


#1425

Ana’s Song (Open Fire) - Silverchair :+1:

Played on Aussie Digital just then. Hearing this great song on my birthday made the day even better!!


#1426

I was working back then😊


#1427

Debatable if it was “Great songs heard on radio” but last night Cruise 1323 played Hurricane Smith - Oh Babe, What Would You Say


#1428

The Outfield - Your Love on Adelaide community radio station Three D Radio. Was a big hit in the USA, reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1986. Wasn’t a hit here in Australia.


#1429

Well done to 3D Adelaide. The Outfield are a curious anomaly: a British band who were never popular in the UK but did well in the US. Most of their songs are commercial radio fodder and would sound great on air. Like this one:


#1430

Personally, I think it might have something to do with their name being a baseball reference. Maybe if they were called “The Pitch”, they would have been more successful in their own country?

There were a few other British bands from around the same time who were in a similar “big in America, unknown at home” situation: A Flock of Seagulls, The Escape Club, and to a lesser extent Def Leppard.


#1431

and I forgot to mention they sound a lot like Sting and the Police.


#1432

Cambodia/Kim Wilde yesterday on 4KQ. Love that song.