Happy Birthday Mark

Mark's 40th birthday with the Retro Roadshow
Yet another fun night out with the Retro Roadshow.

This setup seems to be going out more often than my modern equipment lately!

Tonight – Mark’s 50th birthday bash at the GER Sports & Social Club in March….and what a night!

Mark booked me from a recommendation from a friend, who’s 50th birthday I worked at a year ago to the day (she’s also booked me for her wedding next September!).

The order of the evening was well and truly 80s music – an era which can be difficult (everyone remembers 80s music with rose tinted glasses), but also one which I absolutely love, with some absolute classics making an appearance.

The playlist I hear you ask?

OK – I’ll share. Most of the music played during the evening was requested by Mark and his guests, and in places it appears to chop and change a little bit. That happens sometimes (just seeing the playlist doesn’t give a true reflection on how a night like this worked). The list below is what I was sent from Mark to be played during the evening.

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Special Brew – Bad Manners
Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)- Lou Bega
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
Red Light Spells Danger – Billy Ocean
Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
(Is This The Way To) Amarillo – Tony Christie
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
Hey Baby – DJ Otzi
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire with The EmotionsContact – Edwin Starr
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Would I Lie to You – Eurythmics
Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Love won’t be denied – Len Boone
Dance Yourself Dizzy – Liquid Gold
Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
One Step Beyond – Madness
Dance The Night Away – Mavericks
Tiger Feet – Mud
Stayin Alive (remix) – N Trance
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? – N-Trance Feat. Rod Stewart
When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going – Billy Ocean
Love Train – O’Jays
Addicted To Love – Palmer, Robert
Mundian To Bach Ke – Panjabi MC
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Proclaimers
Friends will be Friends – Queen
Some Girls – Racey
Lay Your Love on Me – Racey
Sailing – Rod Stewart
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Boombastic – Shaggy
Oh Carolina – Shaggy
Under the moon of love – Showaddywaddy
Dancin Party – Showaddywaddy
Run Run Away – Slade
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
Rockin All Over the World – Status Quo
Something Bout You Baby I Like – Status Quo
I feel love – The Communards
Don’t Blame it on the Boogie – The Jacksons
Back to the Sixties – Tight Fit
YMCA – Village People
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham
The Edge Of Heaven – Wham!
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White


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