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

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

PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by Bay Area DJ Bear. Sometimes it’s a theme, sometimes it’s a big ol’ birthday shout out tribute show to a specific artist(s). Shows occur on Mondays with the occasional Thursday Bonus Beats. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration beyond mainstream radio programming climb into the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

On today’s 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!




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) Le Say Jour De Peekan
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
37. Matt Bianco (feat. Hazel Sims) – Half A Minute (Joey Negro Sunburst Mix)

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