Des Was a Bowie Fan: New Year’s Eve 2020 From the Valley

Thanks all who listened in to our New Years Eve this year. The marathon list of songs played as we weaved through the hours is below, missing only the ones that went unrecorded from the cut-offs at 12.40am and the one a bit later. Stop-tap ended up being at 6.30am, with the last song being Candi Staton’s Suspicious Minds at 6.40, played with one eye looking to the left and the other to the right.

If you’re between four walls in the coming months the club happens same time (9pm till 3am), same place (Des Was a Bowie Fan Radio) each Saturday night. A very happy new year from us, to all in the valley and beyond.

The Jam – Thick as Thieves
X-Ray Spex – I Can’t Do Anything
The Shangri-Las – Shout
The Animals – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
The Mamas & the Papas – California Dreamin’
Martha and the Vandellas – Nowhere to Run
The Crystals – Da Doo Ron Ron
Zager and Evans – In the Year 2525
The Lemonheads – Mrs Robinson
The Clash – London Calling
The Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud
The Kinks – Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Marianne Faithfull – Summer Nights
The Four Tops – (I Can’t Help Myself) Sugar Pie
Orange Juice – I Can’t Help Myself
Soft Cell – Tainted Love (Where Did Our Love Go) ft Lukija Ilkka Bäckman reading Hymyilevä Apollo (Smiling Apollo) by Eino Leino
Chic – Le Freak
Chicory Tip – Son of My Father
David Bowie – Golden Years
Television Personalities – 14th Floor
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
The Wedding Present – My Favourite Dress
Sinéad-O-Connor – Mandinka
The Eagles – Take It Easy
Belle and Sebastian – Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie
Talking Heads – People Like Us
Veronica Falls – Found Love in a Graveyard
Cher – Gypsy’s Tramps & Thieves
Tina Turner – River Deep, Mountain High
Mina – Tintarella di luna
The Velvelletes – He Was Really Saying Something
ABBA – Felicidad
Annie Philippe – Baby Love
Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
New Order – Blue Monday
Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach
Sex Pistols – Holidays in the Sun
Blondie – One Way Or The Other
Shop Assistants – Safety Net
Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
Velvet Underground – Run Run Run
Beat Happening – Hangman
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
T Rex – Hot Love
David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
Eileen – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Sonny and Cher – I Got You Babe
The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
Solomon Burke – Cry To Me
Freda Payne – Band of Gold
The Beatles – Paperback Writer
Brigitte Bardot – Moi Je Joue
The Marvelettes – Please Mr Postman
The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine
Brenda Holloway – When I’m Gone
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
The Fall – Hit the North
Pulp – Disco 2000
Jane Wiedlin – Rush Hour
Neil Young – Like a Hurricane
Vicky Leandro – Le temps des fleurs
Bananarama – Robert de Niro’s Waiting
(Some songs missing from cut-off)
Sam Cooke – Having A Party
Sam and Dave – Soul Man
Ronnie Spector – Don’t Worry Baby
The Black Mountain Choir – Auld Lang Syne
The Raincoats – Lola
Typical Girls – Girl Like You
Kirsty MacColl – A New England
Super Furry Animals – Golden Retriever
David Bowie – Starman
Showaddywaddy – Under The Moon Of Love
Elvis Presley – Moody Blue
Del Shannon – Runaway
Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
David Bowie – Young Americanss
Jean Knight – Mr Big Stuff
The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
Dion And The Del-Satins – Donna The Prima Donna
Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One
Buzzcocks – What Do I Get
Chantal Goya – J’Ai Je Coeur En Joie, J’Ai Le Coeur En Peine
The Zombies – This Will be Our Year
Bobby Vinton – Sealed With a Kiss
Roy Orbison – In Dreams
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
Spencer Davis Group – Keep On Running
Wilson Picket – In the Midnight Hourr
Anita Lindblom – (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
Human League – Tell Me When
Kim Wilde – Kids in America
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Altered Images – Happy Birthday
The Crystals – Uptown
Rosie & The Originals – Angel Baby
The Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There
The Undertones – Mars Bar
Blondie – Sunday Girl
Karla Devito – We Are Not Alone
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Radio, Radio
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Urge Overkill – Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon
Patti Smith Group – Because the Night
The Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack
Rita and the Tiaras – Gone With the Wind is My Love
Rita Pavone – Datemi Un Martello
Gorky’s Zygotic Munki – Poodle Rocking
Billy Bragg – Sexuality
The Kingsmen – Louie Louie
The Go Go’s – We Got the Beat
Elton John – Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time)
Wanda Jackson – Funnel of Love
Marc Almond and Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart
Jonathan Richman – Roadrunner
The Beatles – All My Loving
The Fall – Fantastic Life
(Some songs missing from cut-off)
Sugar Pie desanto – Go Go Power
Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
Johnny Horton – North to Alaska
Townes Van Zandt – Two Girls
Linda Ronstadt – A Different Drum
The Temptations – Get Ready
The Shangri-Las – Out On the Streets
Candi Staton – Now You’ve Got The Upper Hand
Morrissey – First of the Gang to Die
Kim Weston – Helpless
Marianne Faithfull – This Little Bird
Anna Karina – Rollergirl
Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
Carl Perkins – Boppin’ the Blues
Orange Juice – Felicity
R.E.M. – The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Guy Clark – Let Him Roll
The Highwaymen – Silver Stallion
Rachel Kiel – Late Night Drive
The Fall – Carry Bag Man
R Dean Taylor – Theres A Ghost In My House
The Chiffons – One Fine day
Candy and the Kisses – The 81
Big Jay McNeely – The Deacon Rides Again
Townes Van Zandt – Snowin’ On Raton
Lou Reed – Goodnight Ladies
Laura Cantrell – Two Seconds
Life Without Buildings – New Town
John Prine – I Remember Everything
Candi Staton – Suspicious Minds