Saturday Morning Flashback: 1988 [Playlist]

Here's the playlist that brought that 1988 mood back.

April 23, 2018
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction

Photo Christine Newsom/WXRT


We rode the Time Machine back 30 years to 1988 on this week's Saturday Morning Flashback. When CD's outsold vinyl for the first time. The Cubs played the first night game at Wrigley Field. Sonny Bono was elected Mayor of Palm Springs, California. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and The Supremes were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bobby McFerrin was singing "Don't Worry Be Happy" and Prozac was introduced to fight depression. Here's the playlist that brought that 1988 mood back...

Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible 

Cheap Trick - The Flame

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Air of December

UB40 - Breakfast in Bed

Jane's Addiction - Jane Says 

Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart

Steve Winwood - Put on your Dancing Shoes 

Graham Parker - Get Started, Start a Fire

They Might Be Giants - Ana Eng

Lyle Lovett - She's No Lady 

Jerry Harrison - Rev it Up

The Church - Reptile 

John Hiatt - Paper Thin 

Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon

Smithereens - House We Used to Live In 

Robert Cray - Don't be Afraid of The Dark 

Melissa Etheridge - Like The Way I Do 

Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care 

The Pursuit of Happiness - I'm An Adult Now 

When in Rome - The Promise 

U2 - God Pt II

Michele Shocked - If Love Was a Train 

Robert Plant - Tall Cool One 

Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - Tomorrow People 

Living Colour - Glamour Boys 

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers 

Randy Newman - It's Money That Matters

R.E.M - Orange Crush

Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - Flesh Number One

Patti Smith - People Have the Power 

Thomas Dolby - The Ability to Swing