Part 1 (59 mins)
Part 2 (59 mins)

I put together a radio special (1984: A Saturday Night Special) featuring the sounds of 1984 including chart toppers, obscure b-sides and some selections from George Orwell’s dystopian novel all mixed in for weird measure. It airs Saturday April 25th from 9-11pm AKDT on KRNN Juneau (102.7 FM and streaming online). In case you can’t tune in, here you go.

Part 1

Set 1
song, artist, album

Helado Negro [cut], Fantasma Vega, This is how you smile
Intro to 1984: Saturday Night Special
1984 (instrumental), Van Halen, 1984
Jump, Van Halen, 1984
Madonna, Lucky Star, Madonna
Orwell Break— Meet Winston Smith and Big Brother
Legs, ZZ Top, Eliminator
Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cindy Lauper, She’s So Unusual


Set 2
Want to Be Starting Something, Michael Jackson, Thriller
Let’s Go Crazy, Prince, Purple Rain (Soundtrack from the Original Motion Picture)
Swamp (live), Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
When Doves Cry, Prince, Purple Rain (Soundtrack from the Original Motion Picture)
Legend of Footloose (clip), Guardians of the Galaxy (Motion Picture) Star Lord & Gamora sharing a moment
Footloose, Kenny Loggins, Footloose (Soundtrack from the Original Motion Picture)
Soundtrack of the 80s break
Hot for Teacher, Van Halen, 1984
Let’s Hear it for the Boy, Deniece Williams, Let’s Hear it for the Boy
Break set 2 setlist and outro

Part 2

Set 1
Buttons and Bows (cut), Dinah Shore, 16 Most Requested Songs of the 1940s
1984 show theme welcome back
I Hurt You Too, Pretenders, Learning to Crawl
Killing Moon, Echo & The Bunny Men, Ocean Rain
This Charming Man, The Smiths, The Smiths
Country Death Song, Violent Femmes, Hallowed Ground
Naive Melody (live), Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense

Orwell Break, Thrush Song selection, George Orwell, 1984
Break— setlist review

Set 2
Cover Me, Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
Night Comes Down, Judas Priest, Defenders of the Faith
Rock You Like a Hurricane, Scorpions, Love at First Sting
Orwell, The Versificator
Rolling Stones, She Was Hot, Undercover
Los Lobos, I got loaded

Set 3
Frogs with Dirty Little Lips, Frank Zappa, Them or Us
Why Don’t You Love me like you used to?, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Orwell Break, Love Big Brother>Room 101
Swordfishtrombone (fade out), Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones