flashback 385 Playlist:  Saturday Morning Flashback 11/12/11Saturday Morning Flashback 1983 was a great year for concerts: U2 at the Aragon, Roxy Music at the Pavilion, David Bowie’s “Serious Moonlight” Tour at the Rosemont Horizon, Talking Heads on a summer night at Poplar Creek, and an XRT Budget Show with R.E.M. at Park West, to name a few personal highlights.

I also recall trying to be a good aunt and tracking down a Cabbage Patch Kid – the hot holiday toy of ’83 – for my nephew. Now he’s a dad and I don’t care to count how many years have passed…but the music that year was fun, and so was Saturday Morning Flashback!

Next week: 1977


  • Song – Artist
  • Our House – [lastfm]Madness[/lastfm]
  • Twisting by the Pool – [lastfm]Dire Straits[/lastfm]
  • Change – [lastfm]Tears for Fears[/lastfm]
  • Havana Moon – [lastfm]Carlos Santana[/lastfm]
  • One Thing Leads to Another – [lastfm]The Fixx[/lastfm]
  • New Year’s Day – [lastfm]U2[/lastfm]
  • Belly of the Whale – [lastfm]Burning Sensations[/lastfm]
  • In a Big Country – [lastfm]Big Country[/lastfm]
  • Riding With the King – [lastfm]John Hiatt[/lastfm]
  • Blister in the Sun – [lastfm]Violent Femmes[/lastfm]
  • Buffalo Soldier – [lastfm]Bob Marley & the Wailers[/lastfm]
  • Come Dancing – [lastfm]The Kinks[/lastfm]
  • Sign of the Times – [lastfm]Belle Stars[/lastfm]
  • Let’s Dance – [lastfm]David Bowie[/lastfm]
  • Memphis – [lastfm]Joe Jackson[/lastfm]
  • Phone Booth – [lastfm]Robert Cray[/lastfm]
  • Pink Houses – [lastfm]John Mellencamp[/lastfm]
  • Burning Down the House – [lastfm]Talking Heads[/lastfm]
  • I Melt With You – [lastfm]Modern English[/lastfm]
  • Pride and Joy – [lastfm]Stevie Ray Vaughan[/lastfm]
  • Our Lips are Sealed – [lastfm]Fun Boy Three[/lastfm]
  • Radio Free Europe – [lastfm]R.E.M.[/lastfm]
  • Bang the Drum All Day – [lastfm]Todd Rundgren[/lastfm]
  • Synchronicity II – [lastfm]The Police[/lastfm]
  • Tear That City Down – [lastfm]Greg Kihn[/lastfm]
  • New World – [lastfm]X[/lastfm]
  • Sweet Dreams – [lastfm]Eurythmics[/lastfm]
  • Big Log – [lastfm]Robert Plant[/lastfm]
  • Something About You – [lastfm]Dave Edmunds[/lastfm]
  • Major Tom – [lastfm]Peter Schilling[/lastfm]
  • The Love Cats – [lastfm]The Cure[/lastfm]
  • Oblivious – [lastfm]Aztec Camera[/lastfm]
  • She Blinded me With Science – [lastfm]Thomas Dolby[/lastfm]
  • The Walls Came Down – [lastfm]The Call[/lastfm]
  • Red Red Wine – [lastfm]UB40[/lastfm]
  • Make a Circuit With Me – [lastfm]The Polecats[/lastfm]
  • The Shape You’re In – [lastfm]Eric Clapton[/lastfm]
  • Baby’s in the Mountains – [lastfm]Peter Godwin[/lastfm]
  • Tear Stained Letter – [lastfm]Richard Thompson[/lastfm]
  • Girlfriend is Better – [lastfm]Talking Heads[/lastfm]
  • Electric Avenue – [lastfm]Eddy Grant[/lastfm]

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