PopOff #4 – Lifestyles Of The Songs Of The 80s

On this episode we dive into a sonic and lyrical subset of early-mid 1980s pop music that exists really nowhere else in all the decades of recorded music we have at our ear’s disposal. It’s a toast to tropical tones and Asian lyrical aesthetics of the over the top decade of the 80s, today on PopOff!

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Set List:

1. DeBarge – Rhythm Of The Night (12” Version)
2. Howard Jones – Life In One Day
3. Japan – Life In Tokyo
4. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
5. Amazulu – Montego Bay
6. Fun Fun – Living In Japan
7. Joy – Japanese Girl
8. Venetians – Chinese I’s
9. Eddie Grant – Gimmie Hope Joanna
10. Talking Heads – (Nothing But) Flowers
11. 中森明菜 (Akina Nakamori) – 赤い鳥逃げ
12. The Checkers – I Love You, Sayonara
13. 小泉 今日子 (Kyōko Koizumi) – Good Morning Call
14. Jermaine Stewart – Hot & Cold
15. Kenny Ortega – Good Lovin’
16. Preston Smith – Oh, I Love You So
17. The Coupe DeVilles – Big Trouble In Little China
18. Alan Silvestri – Romancing The Stone End Titles
19. Judy Mowatt – Put It On
20. Kassav’ – Mwen Ka Divine
21. Las Chicas Del Can – Fuego
22. Aretha Franklin – Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You
23. The Vapors – Turning Japanese
24. Red Rockers – China
25. Kim Wilde – Cambodia
26. The Pouges – Summer In Siam
27. Strange Advance – The Second That I Saw You
28. Big In Japan – Alphaville
29. Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok
30. Idochine – Idochine (Les Jours De Pekin)
31. Modern Romance – Best Years Of our Lives
32. Madonna – La Isla Bonita
33. Japanese Boy – Aneka
34. China Girl – David Bowie
35. Culture Club – It’s A Miracle
36. Buster Poindexter and his Banshees of Blue – Hot Hot Hot

BONUS BEAT:
Matt Bianco (feat. Hazel Sims) – Half A Minute (Joey Negro Sunburst Mix)

FAVORITES OF SET:
Modern Romance – Best Years Of our Lives
Kim Wilde – Cambodia
Japan – Life In Tokyo

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