"Pipes of Peace" - Paul McCartney (Curveball pick - this song was the title track from Paul's then 1983 album with the #1 duet with Michael Jackson on it called "Say, Say, Say" as was also the B side of Paul's single "So Bad", this would be fitting for the Christmas holiday, do you agree?)
I'd agree especially in light of the video which reenacted the 1914 "Christmas Truce" (with Paul playing both a British and a German soldier) that Casey spoke of in several of his Christmas shows.
Hour #1: Middle of Road- Pretenders Hour #2: "99 Luftballoons" - Nena Hour #3: "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper Hour #4: "Send Me An Angel" - Real Life
I'd be happy with 3 of those extras again this time. The one I wouldn't mind seeing replaced is the Cyndi Lauper cut--easily my least favorite song of hers.
"99 Luftballoons" is the English and "99 Luftballons" is the German version. I´m pretty sure, back in 2008 the German version was used as an extra. And there was another show with an AT40-mixture of both versions used as an extra (by the way: This mixture was also part of the Top 100 of 1984).
A possible substitute (IMO) for Cyndi Lauper is Billy Joel with "An innocent man".
"Music was my first love and it will be my last ... ´cause in this world of troubles my music pulls me through."
(from 1976: John Miles and The Alan Parsons Project with "Music")
As I am listening to AT40: The 80's 12/18/1982 on WLS 94.7 FM Chicago this Sunday morning: * Is it true David Geffen used to run Asylum records before retiring and buying a shopping mall and other things before starting his own Geffen Records label as what Casey told about? * Casey plugged for his Top 100 year end countdown that many AT40 listeners sent in their own year end rankings over the years, at least they didn't top the AT40 year end rakings (except for years when AT40 used the real Billboard Hot 100 year end rankings, mostly 1985-1989).
Looks to be a great show. A lot of uptempo songs, but the few ballads were pretty depressing i.e. "Think Of Laura","Read em' and weep". This countdown has the infamous "Curly Shuffle", which is one of my least favorite Top 40 hits of the 80's. I wonder how Robert Plant's "In The Mood" will be chopped down? That song reminds me of "Alive And Kicking" from Simple Minds from 1985.
Looks to be a great show. A lot of uptempo songs, but the few ballads were pretty depressing i.e. "Think Of Laura","Read em' and weep". This countdown has the infamous "Curly Shuffle", which is one of my least favorite Top 40 hits of the 80's.
"The Curly Shuffle" is one of those songs that only a true fan of The Three Stooges can appreciate. I grew up watching that show (since my brother watched it) and appreciated the slapstick humor to go along with the show. Plus, the Jump 'N The Saddle band were from Chicago, so the song was played all the time on WLS (where the song was #1 on their playlist) and B96. I liked the song, but I can see why other people would not like it - if you never (or seldom) watched The Three Stooges, or just plain did not like the show (at this point, it is somewhat passe, and the younger generation might be like, "the three what"), then you wouldn't like it - as I said, only a Three Stooges fan would like the song.