It's either this or 8/22/81 and the fact that the obvious 1981 choice was passed up earlier this month would make one think that 1981 is being saved until the first week of September. In fact that week has very few shows available for air (9/5/81 and 9/7/85 would appear to be the only possibilities if the 1983 show did air this coming week since all others are out given that they were aired in the last two years or guest-hosted) and three 1985 shows have been featured in the last 3 months.
8/29/81 would make sense for Labour Day weekend (last played as an A in 2015), but I think 8/29/87 would be a better option as it was last played longer ago (2009). However, there hasn't been a 1981 A since May so if not in the next two weeks it should be on tap for September. 9/5 and 9/19/81 would both work as they were last A's in 2011-12.
Guessing they don't wait to play 9/19/81 since the last '81 'A' show was 5/30/81. Guessing 1981 gets played one of the three weekends following this one.
I’m so happy “A Kind Of Magic” is an OE. “Greatest Love Of All” is a nice song but overplayed and it was a favorite LDD. “A Kind Of Magic” both the song and album is so underrated and under appreciated (granted I’m biased as I’m a huge Queen fan) and they couldn’t buy a hit after 1984 as “Radio Ga Ga” was their last Top 40 hit. I couldn’t understand why radio stopped playing their singles after that. Were they freaked out by Freddie’s sexuality? They were massive around the world except for North America and I never understood why. So many great albums and they were never appreciated. The good news is thanks to the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” there’s been a renewed interest in Queen and their catalogue.
The role that Freddie Mercury and Queen still play in Austria today is shown by the program of ORF III (culture und information) on tomorrow´s bank holiday (Assumption of Mary). In addition to numerous concerts by The Who, David Bowie, Dire Straits, Genesis, The Rolling Stones and the Electric Light Orchestra, Freddie Mercury and Queen will also be featured on the main evening program with "Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender", "Queen - Hungarian Rhapsody" and "Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert 1992" (streams are available via tvthek.orf.at/live).
"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")
Both these years are due, but it's been over two months since the last '83 show, which is a long time for that year. 1981 should get played sometime between now and Labor Day weekend--could happen next week, but I'll guess it waits until at least the last weekend in August.
Post by mellongraig on Aug 15, 2019 14:06:30 GMT -5
Problem is, 8/29/81 was actually aired as a B show in 2017, so I seem that to be unlikely for this year. 9/5/81 might be doable but that appears to be more recent last airing in 2016 as a B program. Of course it might be possible that 8/29/87 and 8/29/81 could be paired together, but on the other hand next week they might throw a curveball and choose 1984 (which aired in 2015, 2016 as a B, and might be possible this year), then 1983 the following week. Who knows, we'll find out soon enough.
Optional extras are the same as they were ten years and one year ago.
August 16, 1980:
Hour #1: "Another One Bites The Dust" - Queen (#67; highest debut) Hour #2: "He's So Shy" - The Pointer Sisters (#52) Hour #3: "Jesse" - Carly Simon (#47) Hour #4: "I'm Alright" - Kenny Loggins (#44)
August 6, 1988 (all late 1988/early 1989 hits):
Hour #1: "The Loco-Motion" - Kylie Minogue Hour #2: "Domino Dancing" - The Pet Shop Boys Hour #3: "I Don't Want Your Love" - Duran Duran Hour #4: "What I Am" - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Good set of extras for the 1980 show. "I'm Alright" has been used as an extra two or three other times I'm thinking.
As for 8/6/88, interesting that they decided to go with a full out 1989 song in "What I Am" -- that one didn't crack the top 40 until the week of 1/14/89. "I Don't Want Your Love" was still in the 40 for the first two weeks of 1989, but the top 40 runs of the other two were done before the end of '88 (in fact, both dropped out the week of 12/17/88).
"What I Am" entered the Hot 100 on 11/26/88 at 96, therefore the reason it was included as an extra. Premiere goes by when it entered the chart, not just the Top 40.