Sounds Of The 80s

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20150523

Sara Cox and a guest look back on the decade, with hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and a top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

20150725

Sara Cox takes you back to 1981 to see what this week's top 5 singles had to offer.

2015081520150819 (R2)

Sara Cox and guest look back on the decade.

Sara Cox and guest look back on the decade, with hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and a Top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

2015082220150826 (R2)

Sara Cox and guest look back on the decade.

Sara Cox and guest look back on the decade, with hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and a Top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

2015082920150902 (R2)

Sara Cox looks back on the decade, plus a megamix courtesy of 1980.

Sara brings you some great 80s music with a megamix courtesy of 1980.

Sara Cox and guest look back on the decade, with hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and a Top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

2015091220150916 (R2)

Sara Cox looks back on the decade, plus a megamix courtesy of 1989.

Sara Cox brings you the music of the 1980's including a megamix courtesy of 1989.

20151003

Sara gets into the groove to bring you some fabulous 80s music and we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1982.

2015110720151111 (R2)

Sara Cox looks back on the decade, with the Top 5 from the week in 1980.

Sara gets into the groove to bring you some top 80s tunes plus we take look back to find out what the top five singles were this week in 1980.

20151114
2016010920160113 (R2)

Sara Cox plays hits from the decade, including the Top 5 from the week in 1986.

Sara Cox plays you some classic hits of the 80s as well as b-sides and anorak tracks. We also travel back to find out what the top five singles were this week in 1986.

2016011620160120 (R2)

Sara Cox plays hits from the decade, including the Top 5 from the week in 1983.

Sara Cox plays some classic hits from the 80s plus a b-side and anorak track. And we travel back to find out what the top five singles were this week in 1983.

2016012320160127 (R2)

Sara Cox looks back on the decade, plus the Top 5 from the week in the 1982.

Sara plays some of the hits and more from the 1980s plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1982.

20160213

Get into the groove and join Sara Cox as she plays you the hits and more from the 1980s plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1981.

20160220

Get into the groove and join Sara Cox as she plays you the hits are more from the 1980s plus we take a look back at the top five singles from this week in 1985.

2016022720160302 (R2)

Sara Cox looks back on the decade, with the Top 5 from the week in 1984.

Frankie says relax and listen to Sara presenting the music of the 1980s! We'll have an anorak track, a b-side plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1984.

2016031220160316 (R2)

Sara Cox presents some of the hits and more of the 1980s plus we take a look back at the top five singles from this week in 1986.

Sara Cox presents some of the hits and more of the 1980s.

2016032620160330 (R2)

Sara Cox looks back on the decade, including the Top 5 from the week in 1982.

Leg warmers at the ready - Sara Cox takes you back to the music of the 1980s and we find out what the top five singles were this week in 1982.

2016040220160406 (R2)

Sara says Relax and enjoy some of the best music the 80s had to offer! Plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1980.

Sara Cox looks back on the decade, including the Top 5 from the week in 1980.

2016040920160413 (R2)

Sara plays some of the hits and rarities from the 1980s plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1989.

Sara Cox plays hits and rarities from the 1980s, including the Top 5 from the week in 1989

2016041520160420 (R2)

Sara Cox plays plenty of classic 80s hits plus 12" singles, b-sides and rarities. Plus tonight we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1981.

Sara Cox plays classic 80s hits, including the Top 5 from the week in 1981.

2016051320160518 (R2)

Sara plays some of the hits and rarities from the 1980s plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1980.

Sara Cox with hits and rarities from the decade, including the Top 5 from the week in 1980

2016052720160601 (R2)

Sara plays some of the hits and rarities from the 1980s. Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey chooses a b-side plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1982.

Sara Cox plays hits and rarities, including a B-side chosen by Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey.

2016060320160608 (R2)

Sara Cox plays hits and rarities from the decade, plus the Top 5 from the week in 1987.

Sara plays the hits and more from the 1980s plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1987.

20160610

Sara presents the sounds of the 80s including a b-side chosen by Mari Wilson plus a look at the top five singles from this week in 1986.

2016062420160629 (R2)

Sara Cox plays hits and more from the decade, including a B-side chosen by Hazel O'Connor.

Sara plays the hits and more from the 1980s with a b-side chosen by Hazel O'Connor. Plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1988.

20160701

Sara plays hits from the 80s and asks Jay Aston to pick a favourite Bucks Fizz b-side. Plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1985.

2016072220160727 (R2)

Sara plays the hits of the 80s and asks Jim Kerr to choose a favourite Simple Minds b-side. Plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1987.

Sara Cox asks Jim Kerr to choose a favourite Simple Minds B-side.

2016082620160831 (R2)

Sara Cox takes you back to the 1980s. Includes the Top 5 from the week in 1985.

Leg warmers at the ready as Sara takes you back to the 1980s! And we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1985.

80s Icon Hazel O'connor Is Sara's Guest.20140308

Hazel O'Connor is Sara's guest. Plus Alison Moyet's album "Alf" is our album of the week. There's a look back at the top 5 from this week in 1986 and a classic 80's 12" single.

Adam Ant Is Sara's Special Guest20140118

Sara Cox is joined by special guest Adam Ant. Plus three tracks from a classic 80's album and a 12" single.

A-ha2015092620150930 (R2)

Sara Cox talks to a-ha about their 1986 album Scoundrel Days.

Sara is joined by A-ha to talk about their 1986 album Scoundrel Days plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1985.

Alan Rankine And Michael Dempsey2016042920160504 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to Alan Rankine and Michael Dempsey from the Associates.

Sara chats to Alan Rankine and Michael Dempsey from The Associates. Plus we take a look back at the top 5 singles from this week in 1983.

Ali Campbell Joins Sara Cox.2014110120141105 (R2)

Ali Campbell from UB40 is Sara Cox's guest. Plus the top 5 from the week in 1985.

Ali Campbell from UB40 joins Sara and there's a look back at the top 5 this week in 1985. Plus a classic 80s 12" single and three tracks from an 80s album by Phil Collins. Email: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Andy Bell Joins Sara To Talk All Things '80s20140111

Andy Bell from Erasure is Sara's special guest plus there's a look at the top 5 from 1980. The album of the week is a classic 1980's album from Elton John and we have another 80's 12" single.

Andy Mccluskey From Omd Is Sara's Special Guest20140426

There's a classic 12" single from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, three tracks from George Michael's "Faith" album plus a look at the top 5 this week in 1981.

Andy McCluskey from OMD is Sara's special guest. There's a classic 12" single from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, three tracks from George Michael's "Faith" album plus a look at the top 5 this week in 1981.

Annabella2016081220160817 (R2)

Sara Cox looks back on the decade with Bow Wow Wow's Annabella.

Sara is joined by Bow Wow Wow's Annabella plus we take a look back at the top five singles from this week in 1986.

Annie Nightingale2015090520150909 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to DJ Annie Nightingale about the music that she loved from the decade.

Sara chats to DJ Annie Nightingale about the music of the 80s that she loved plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1986.

Belinda Carlisle Remembers Her Success In The 80s20140301

Belinda Carlisle is Sara's special guest and there's a classic 12" single from Prince and ELO's album "Time" is our album of the week. Contact the show by email: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Ben Volpeliere-pierrot From Curiosity Killed The Cat Joins Sara20140712

Plus a classic album from Janet Jackson and a look at the top 5 this week in 1989.

Ben Watt Joins Sara Cox.2014102520141029 (R2)

Musician and writer Ben Watt is Sara Cox's guest. Plus the top 5 from the week in 1980.

Ben Watt musician and writer joins Sara. Plus a look at the top 5 from this week in 1980 and three tracks from a classic Meat Loaf album.

Best-selling Singles2015122620151230 (R2)

Join Sara Cox as she plays some of the best-selling singles of the 1980s.

Sara Cox plays some of the best-selling singles of the decade.

Bill Sharpe Joins Sara Cox.20140906

Shakatak founder member Bill Sharpe joins Sara and there's a look at the top 5 from 1987. Plus three tracks from a classic Paul McCartney album and a 12" single from Fleetwood Mac.

Billy Idol Joins Sara Cox.2014120620141210 (R2)

Billy Idol is Sara Cox's guest. Plus the top 5 from the week in 1980.

Billy Idol remembers his success in the 80s. Plus a look at the top 5 from this week in 1980, three tracks from a classic Kate Bush album and an 80s 12" single. Why not email the show: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Billy Ocean2016071520160720 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to R&B singer-songwriter Billy Ocean about his album Tear Down These Walls.

Sara chats to R&B singer-songwriter Billy Ocean about his 1988 album Tear Down These Walls. Plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1981.

Sara chats to R&B singer-songwriter Billy Ocean about his 1988 album Tear Down These Walls. Plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1981.

Boy George And The Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra Perform Colour By Numbers20140927

Thirty years after the release of Colour by Numbers, Boy George performs this now classic album with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra assisted by guest vocalists including Jimmy Somerville, John Grant, Holly Cook and Eve Gallagher. Colour By Numbers is the second Culture Club album. Released in 1983 it contains classic hits like Karma Chameleon, Victims and It's A Miracle. Also available on the BBC Red Button.

Brian Nash Formerly Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood Joins Sara.20140823

Brian Nash formerly of Frankie Goes To Hollywood is Sara's guest. Plus 3 tracks from a classic album by The Police and a look at the top 5 from this week in 1980.

Brother Beyond Heartthrob Nathan Moore Joins Sara Cox.20141004

Nathan Moore lead singer from Brother Beyond remembers his success in the 80s.Plus there's a look at the top 5 from this week in 1989, three tracks from a classic 80s Pet Shop Boys album and an 80s twelve inch single.

Bryan Adams Joins Sara Cox.20141220

Bryan Adams joins Sara looking back at his huge success in the 80s. Plus the Top 5 from this week in 1984, three tracks from an 80s Rick Astley album and an 80s 12" single.

Carol Decker Joins Sara To Remember The 80s20140104

Carol Decker from T'Pau is Sara's guest. Plus a look at the top 5 from this week in 1988 and a classic 12" single from Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder.

Cheryl Baker Joins Sara Cox2015051620150520 (R2)

Cheryl Baker, one quarter of 1981 Eurovision-winners Bucks Fizz, joins Sara Cox.

Sara chats to Cheryl Baker, one quarter of 1981's Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz! Plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1981.

Chris De Burgh Joins Sara Cox.2015010320150107 (R2)

Chris de Burgh joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade.

Chris De Burgh is Sara's guest looking back at his 80s success. Plus a look at the top 5 from a week in the 80s and 3 tracks from a classic Cher album. Email: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Chrissie Hynde2015102420151028 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to Chrissie Hynde about the Pretenders album Learning to Crawl.

Sara is joined by Chrissie Hynde to talk about The Pretenders album Learning To Crawl plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1987.

Chrissie Hynde Joins Sara Cox20140621

Chrissie Hynde is Sara's special guest looking back at her success in the 80s. Plus a classic 12" 80s single from Alphaville, a look at the top 5 this week back in 1980 and Sara's 80s album of the week is "Genesis" by Genesis.

Clare Grogan Joins Sara Cox2015040420150408 (R2)

to look back on the Altered Images album Pinky Blue.

Sara chats to Altered Images lead singer Clare Grogan about their album Pinky Blue plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1985.

Colin Vearncombe Joins Sara Cox2015013120150204 (R2)

Sara Cox is joined by Colin Vearncombe, lead singer of 80s band Black. Plus we have 3 tracks from our album of the week and a look back at the top 5 this week in 1985.

Colin Vearncombe, lead singer of 80s band Black, joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade

Sara Cox us joined by Colin Vearncombe, lead singer of 80s band Black. Plus we have 3 tracks from our album of the week and a look back at the top 5 this week in 1985.

Dave Stewart From Eurythmics Joins Sara Cox To Remember The 80s20131012

Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics joins Sara Cox to reminisce about the band's success in the 1980's. Plus our classic 80's album, 12 inch single and a forgotten One Hit Wonder as well as a look back at the top five singles from this week in 1980.

Debbie Harry Joins Sara As Her Special Guest.20140503

Debbie Harry remembers a hugely successful 80s while there's a classic 12" single from Paul Young, a look at the top 5 from this week in 1989 and three tracks from a classic 1980s album by Sting.

Denise Pearson Formerly Of Five Star Is Sara's Guest20140517

Denise Pearson formerly from Five Star remembers her time in the 80's. Plus a classic 12" single from Spandau Ballet and a look back at the top 5 this week in 1982 as well as three tracks from the classic 1983 album Touch by Eurythmics. Why not email your memories to eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Dr Robert Joins Sara Cox20150411

Sara chats to Dr Robert about songwriting and life with the Blow Monkeys plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1988.

Festive Tunes Of The 80s2015121920151223 (R2)

Join Sara Cox for some 80s festive tunes and we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1987.

Founding Member Of Dire Straits John Illsey Joins Sara Cox.2014101120141015

John Illsey, bass guitarist and founding member of Dire Straits, is Sara Cox's guest.

John Illsey bass guitarist and founding member of Dire Straits is Sara's special guest. Plus there's a reminder of the top 5 this week back in 1984 and a classic 80s 12" single.

George Benson2015042520150429 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to soul-jazz legend George Benson about his 1980 album Give Me the Night.

Sara chats to soul jazz legend George Benson about his 1980 album Give Me The Night plus we take you back to find out what the top 5 singles were in 1987.

Glenn Gregory From Heaven 17 Joins Sara20140531

Glenn Gregory from Heaven 17 is Sara's guest. Plus a classic album from The Style Council, a look back at the top 5 this week in 1984 and an 80s 12" single from The Art Of Noise.

Glenn Tilbrook From Squeeze Joins Sara Cox20140614

Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze joins Sara to look back at the band's success in the 80s. Plus there's a look at the top 5 this week in 1983, a classic 12" single from Men Without Hats and the album of the week is the classic album "The Visitors" from ABBA.

Halloween Special2015103120151104 (R2)

Sara Cox presents a spooktacular array of 80s music chosen especially for Halloween.

Hazell Dean2016070820160713 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to Hi-NRG dance-pop singer Hazell Dean and looks back on the decade.

Sara brings some Hi-NRG to the show tonight and chats to 80s dance-pop star Hazell Dean. Plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1983.

Holly Johnson Joins Sara Cox2014110820141112

to look back his success in the 80s.

Holly Johnson joins Sara to look back his huge success in the 80s. Plus 3 tracks from a classic 80s album and an 80s 12 inch single.

Jaki Graham Joins Sara20140705

Jaki Graham looks back at her 80s success. Plus a look at the top 5 this week in 1981, a classic album from Men At Work and an 80s 12" single.

Jazzie B Joins Sara Cox2015060620150610 (R2)

Soul II Soul's Jazzie B joins Sara Cox to talk about 1989 album Club Classics Vol One.

Sara chats to Jazzie B from Soul II Soul about their 1989 album Club Classics Vol One plus we take you back to find out what the top five singles were this week in 1982.

Jimmy Somerville Is Sara's Guest.20140816

Jimmy Somerville looks back at his 80s. Plus a 12" single from The Thompson Twins, a look at the top 5 from this week in 1985 and 3 tracks from a classic Steve Winwood album.

Jocelyn Brown Joins Sara Cox.2014112220141126

US singer Jocelyn Brown is Sara Cox's guest. Plus the top 5 from the week in 1981.

American singer Jocelyn Brown is Sara's guest. Plus there's a look at the top 5 from 1981, three tracks from a classic Lionel Richie album and an 80s 12" single.

John Parr2016052020160525 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to John Parr about St Elmo's Fire, plus the Top 5 from the week in 1985.

Sara chats to John Parr about his massive 80s hit St Elmo's Fire plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1985.

Johnny Marr Joins Sara Cox.2014111520141119

Johnny Marr, songwriter and guitarist of the Smiths and Electronic, is Sara Cox's guest.

Johnny Marr, songwriter and guitarist of Smiths and Electronic fame is Sara's special guest. Plus a look back at the top 5 from this week in 1987, three tracks from a classic Pet Shop Boys album as well as an 80s 12" single.

Join Sara's 80s Party!2016121620161221 (R2)

Tunes from the best decade, and a close look at the Top Five from this week in 1980.

Join Sara's 80s party! It's the decade that keeps on giving this Christmas with tunes from Blondie, Belinda Carlisle, Icicle Works, Howard Jones, and Sinead O'Connor...to name a few!

Plus the Top Five from this week in 1980.

It's the decade that keeps on giving this Christmas with tunes from Blondie, Belinda Carlisle, Icicle Works, Howard Jones, and Sinead O'Connor...to name a few!

Junior Giscombe Joins Sara Cox.2014122720141231 (R2)

Junior Giscombe, singer of Mama Used To Say, joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade.

Junior Giscombe who had a huge 80s hit with Mama Used To Say joins Sara to remember his time in the 80s. Plus a look at the top 5 from this week in 1989 and three tracks from a classic Genesis album.

Katrina Leskanich Joins Sara Cox.2015011020150114 (R2)

Katrina Leskanich from Katrina and the Waves joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade.

Katrina Leskanich from Katrina and the Waves remembers her time in the 80s. Plus a classic album from Stevie Nicks and a look at the top 5 from this week in 1988.

Kellie Bright Joins Sara Cox2015021420150218 (R2)

EastEnders actor Kellie Bright joins Sara Cox to talk about her love of the decade's music

Sara is joined by EastEnders actress Kellie Bright to talk about her love of 80's music and what it's like to be landlady of the Queen Vic in the show's 30th anniversary year!

Kevin Whately20151205

Sara chats to Inspector Lewis actor Kevin Whately about his memories of the 1980s plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1985.

Kim Wilde20151212

Sara will be rocking around the Christmas tree with Kim Wilde and we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1980.

Kim Wilde Joins Sara Remembering Her Time In The 80s20131130

Kim Wilde looks back at her time in the 80s and Dr Robert talks about The Blow Monkeys.

Kim Wilde remembers the 1980's and Dr. Robert from The Blow Monkeys looks back at the group's success in the 80's. Plus a classic 12" single from Deacon Blue and a megamix featuring the top 5 singles from this week in 1986. Email eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Kriss Akabusi2016072920160803 (R2)

Sara Cox celebrates the summer of sport by chatting with 1980s Olympian Kriss Akabusi.

Sara celebrates this summer of sport by chatting to 80s Olympic hero Kriss Akabusi. Plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1988.

Kylie Minogue Is Sara's Guest, Remembering Her Time In The 80's20140315

Kylie Minogue joins Sara and looks back at the 80's including her time in "Neighbours". Plus Stevie Wonder's album "Hotter than July" is our album of the week. There's also a look back at the top 5 from this week in 1983. Why not email the show: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Leee John, From 80's Band Imagination, Is Sara's Guest.20140222

Leee John from successful 80's outfit Imagination is Sara's special guest. Plus there's a look back at the top 5 from this week '87 and 3 tracks from a vintage Phil Collins album.

Leo Sayer2015101020151014 (R2)

Sara Cox talks to Leo Sayer about his 1980 album Living in a Fantasy.

Sara is joined by Leo Sayer to chat about his 1980 album Living In A Fantasy plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1983.

Lisa Stansfield Joins Sara To Look Back At The 80s20131019

With special guest Lisa Stansfield and in Front page to middle age, Sara catches up with Toni Basil about her one hit wonder Mickey. Plus a classic 12" single, album of the week and top 5 recap from this week in one of the years of the decade.

Lisa Stansfield looks back at her career during the 80s and we catch up with Toni Basil.

Marc Almond Is Sara's Special Guest20140208

Marc Almond joins Sara. Plus there's a classic 12" single from The Cure and a look at the top 5 this week in 1984.

Marcella Detroit2015101720151021 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to Marcella Detroit about being part of Shakespears Sister.

Sara chats to Marcella Detroit about being part of Shakespears Sister and we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1984.

Mari Wilson Is Sara's Special Guest20140412

Mari Wilson Queen of the Beehive joins Sara to look back at her time in the 80's. Plus we look back at the top 5 this week in 1987 and there's three tracks from a classic album by The Police.

Mark King2016050620160511 (R2)

Sara chats to Level 42's Mark King about their music of the 80s and their upcoming tour. Plus we'll be taking a look at the top five singles from this week in 1984.

Mark King From Level 42 Joins Sara Cox20140607

Mark King from Level 42 joins Sara Cox to remember his time in the 80s. The classic 80s album comes from UB40 and there's a look back at the top 5 from this week in 1988.

Martika Chooses One Of Her 80s B-sides2016110420161109 (R2)

American singer Martika chooses a B side. Plus the Top Five from this week in 1986.

Sara chats to 'Toy Soldiers' singer Martika, as she chooses a track of her own in Buzz About A B Side.

The American pop singer-songwriter and actress had a number 5 hit with 'Toy Soldiers' released in 1989. Other hits followed that included 'I Feel The Earth Move', and 'More Than You Know'. Her success spilled over into the 90s with 'Love Thy Will Be Done' (written by Prince) and 'Martika's Kitchen'. She had two internationally successful albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s the first, 'Martika' went platinum in the UK and the latter 'Martika's Kitchen' was co-produced by Prince. She has sold a total of four million albums worldwide. She began her career as a child actress, appearing in the hit movie 'Annie'. She went on to be cast as 'Gloria' on the Disney children series 'Kids Incorporated' alongside Stacy Ferguson (Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas) and Mario Lopez.

Sara chats to a listener to find out which 'Anorak Track' sets their heart on fire, and she also takes a look at the Top Five from this week in 1986.

Martin And Gary Kemp From Spandau Ballet Join Sara Cox.2014101820141022 (R2)

Martin and Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet are Sara Cox's guests. Plus the top 5 from 1988.

Martin and Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet join Sara. Plus a look at the top 5 from 1988 and 3 tracks from a classic Roxy Music album as well as an 80s 12" single.

Martin Brammer Joins Sara Cox.2015011720150121 (R2)

Martin Brammer from Kane Gang joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade.

Sara Cox is joined by Kane Gang lead singer Martin Brammer. Plus our album of the week from Simple Mind's and a look at the top 5 from this week in 1987.

Martin Fry From Abc Is Sara's Guest20131228

Martin Fry from ABC joins Sara and chats about his memories of the 1980's. Plus a classic 12" single from Yazz and the Plastic Population. Why not email us your 80's memories: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Martyn Ware2015050220150506 (R2)

Sara chats to Human League and Heaven 17 founding member Martyn Ware about 80s electropop.

Sara chats to Human League and Heaven 17 founding member, Martyn Ware, about 80s electro pop plus we take a look at the top 5 singles this week in 1989.

Michelle Collins2015091920150923 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to singer and actor Michelle Collins about her memories of the decade.

Sara chats to singer and actress Michelle Collins about her memories of the 80s and we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1981.

Midge Ure Joins Sara Cox2015071820150722 (R2)

Midge Ure talks to Sara Cox about Live Aid 30 years on, plus tracks from Ultravox's Vienna

In the week that Live Aid reaches it's 30th anniversary Sara chats to Midge Ure about that amazing day plus we play three tracks from Ultravox album Vienna.

Midge Ure Joins Sara Cox.2014112920141203

Singer-songwriter Midge Ure joins Sara Cox to look back at his success in the 80s.

Midge Ure looks back at his huge success in the 80s. Plus 3 tracks from a classic album by Rod Stewart. There's also a look at the top 5 from this week in 1988 and an 80s 12" single.

Mike Nolan From Bucks Fizz Joins Sara20140726

to remember the band's huge success in the 80s. Plus a look at the top 5 from this week in 1984 and three tracks from a classic Prefab Sprout album.

Mike Rutherford Joins Sara Cox.20140830

Mike Rutherford from Genesis and Mike and The Mechanics joins Sara. Plus an hour of the show is also available to watch on the BBC Red Button. There's a look at the top 5 from this week in 1982 and three tracks from a classic album by Belinda Carlisle.

Mike Stock Joins Sara Cox20150704

Sara chats to Mike Stock of 80's production team Stock, Aitken and Waterman plus we take you back to 1988 to find out what the top five singles were this week.

Miles Hunt2016061720160622 (R2)

Sara chats to Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff about their 1988 album The Eight Legged Groove Machine plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1989.

Sara Cox chats to Miles Hunt from the Wonder Stuff.

Sara chats to Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff about their 1988 album The Eight Legged Groove Machine plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1989.

Morten Harket Is Sara's Guest20140419

Morten Harket of A-ha fame joins Sara to remember his success in the 80s. Plus we look back at the top 5 this week in 1985, there's a classic 12" single from Madonna and three tracks from Anita Baker's album "Rapture".

Movie Night2015112820151202 (R2)

Sara Cox presents tracks from some of the biggest films of the decade.

It's movie night on Sounds of the 80s with classic tracks from some of the biggest films plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1986.

Neil Arthur2015022120150225 (R2)

Blancmange frontman Neil Arthur joins Sara Cox to talk about 1982 album Happy Families.

Sara chats to Blancmange frontman Neil Arthur about their 1982 album Happy Families and we take you back to check out the top 5 singles from this week in 1984.

New Year's Party Mix!2016123020170104 (R2)

Join Sara Cox for a non-stop 80s party! Two hours of songs hand-picked and mixed for your New Year's Eve celebrations, including Sounds of the 80s favourites Madonna, The Human League, Freeez, Kenny Loggins, Dead or Alive and The B-52s. The Sounds of the 80s Party Mix is also available for you to download from the Radio 2 website, in advance for your own New Year's Eve party.

Go back to the 80s with Sara Cox and see in the New Year with this awesome party mix!

Join Sara Cox for a non-stop 80s party! Two hours of songs hand-picked and mixed for your New Year's Eve celebrations, including Sounds of the 80s favourites Madonna, The Human League, Freeez, Kenny Loggins, Dead or Alive and The B-52s. The Sounds of the 80s Party Mix is also available for you to download from the Radio 2 website, in advance for your own New Year's Eve party.

Nick Heyward Is Sara's Special Guest.20140125

Nick Heyward remembers his 80's as he joins Sara. Plus a top 5 from this week in the 1980's, a classic 12" single and a featured 80's album.

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Haircut 100 frontman Nick Heyward talks to Sara Cox about his 1983 debut solo album.

Sara chats to former Haircut 100 frontman Nick Heyward about his 1983 debut solo album, North of a Miracle, plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1983.

Haircut 100 frontman Nick Heyward joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade, with hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and the top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

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Actor Nigel Planer joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade.

Actor Nigel Planer joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade. Plus hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and the top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

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Sara chats to Nik Kershaw about his 1984 album Human Racing plus we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1986.

Nik Kershaw joins Sara Cox to talk about his 1984 album Human Racing.

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Nik Kershaw joins Sara to remember his time in the 80's. Plus there's a classic 12" single from Sister Sledge and a reminder of the top 5 from this week in 1989.

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Sara Cox celebrates the songs from the 80s that didn't quite make it to the top of the charts and had to settle for the number 2 spot.

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Paul Hardcastle, composer and producer who had a huge hit in 1985 with 19 joins Sara. Plus there's a look at the top 5 from this week in 1986, a 12" single from Pet Shop Boys and three tracks from a classic Mike Oldfield album.

Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbot From The Beautiful South Join Sara Cox20140628

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot look back at the success of The Beautiful South in the 80s. Plus a classic 80s 12" single and a look at the top 5 from this week in 1987. There's also three tracks from the classic 80s album "Can't Slow Down" by Lionel Richie. Why not email the show: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Paul Young Chooses One Of His 80s B-sides2016090920160914 (R2)

Sara plays the hits of the 80s and Paul Young chooses one of his 80s b-sides.

Sara plays the hits of the 80s and Paul Young chooses one of his 80s b-sides. Plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1984.

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Sara Cox chats to Paul Young about his 1983 album No Parlez. Plus hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and a Top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

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No Parlez singer Paul Young is Sara Cox's guest. Plus the top 5 from the week in 1986.

Paul Young who had huge success in the 80s with his album No Parlez joins Sara. There's a look at the top 5 from this week in '86 and 3 tracks from a classic Scritti Politti album. Why not email the show with your favourite 80s track: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

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Pauline Black of the Selecter joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade.

Pauline Black of the Selecter joins Sara Cox to look back on the decade, with hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and a top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

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to chat about his work with Kylie Minogue.

Sara chats to 80s hit maker Pete Waterman about his work with Kylie Minogue and we take a look at the top five this week in 1982.

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Pete Wylie of The Mighty Wah! chats to Sara. Plus the Top Five from this week in 1989.

Pete Wylie of The Mighty Wah! chats to Sara. Plus the Top Five from this week in 1989, a dreamy 12" and a thumper of an 80s mix!

Peter Cox And Richard Drummie From Go West Join Sara20131214

Go West members Peter Cox and Richard Drummie are Sara's special guests this evening. Plus there's a classic 12" single from Phil Collins and a look at the top 5 from 1989. Email the show at eighties@bbc.co.uk.

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Sara is joined by Phil Collins to chat all things 80s plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1987.

Prince Special2016042220160427 (R2)

Sara looks back at the work and influence of 80s music legend Prince. Plus, we'll be taking a look at the top five singles from this week in 1988.

Sara Cox looks back at the work and influence of Prince.

Radio 2 Presenters Pick Their Ultimate 80s Anthems!2016112520161130 (R2)

Radio 2 presenters pick their ultimate 80s anthems to celebrate My Generation: 1980s.

Sara Cox and her fellow Radio 2 presenters pick an ultimate 80s anthem each to celebrate the BBC's My Generation: 1980s season.

My Generation is a year-long landmark season of programmes across BBC TV, Radio and Online charting the history of pop music across the decades, from the mid-1950s to the mid-1990s, through the memories of the people who were there. So what memories will a single song evoke in our best-loved DJs?

Sara takes a look back at the Top Five from this week in 1981. Plus plenty of hits and rarities from the 1980s.

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Frankie says Relax and join Sara Cox as she takes listeners back to the music of the 80s.

Frankie says Relax and join Sara Cox as she takes you back to the music of the 80s and we check out what the top five singles were this week in 1989.

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Sara says Relax! as she plays you some classic tunes from the 80s and we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1989.

Sara Cox says Relax! as she looks back on the decade. Plus the Top 5 from the week in 1989

Sara says Relax! as she plays you some classic tunes from the 80s and we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1989.

Rick Astley Is Sara's Special Guest20140322

Rick Astley joins Sara to look back at the 80's. Plus there's a reminder of the top 5 from this week in 1988 and a classic 12" single from Ultravox.

Rick Astley Joins Sara And You Can Also Watch Him On The Bbc Red Button20140405

Rick Astley joins Sara and you can also watch part of tonight's show via your TV Red Button. Plus our album of the week is the classic album "Rio" from Duran Duran.

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Plus a classic 12" single, three tracks from a vintage 80s Tears for Fears album and the top 5 this week in 83.

Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh from Deacon Blue join Sara Cox. Plus a classic 12" single, three tracks from a vintage 80s Tears for Fears album and the top 5 this week in 83.

Roger Taylor From Queen Joins Sara To Look Back At The 80s20131123

Roger Taylor from Queen looks back at his solo work and his work with Queen in the 80's. Plus Neil Arthur talks about the success of his band Blancmange in the 80's. There's a classic 12" single from Yazz and a megamix recapping the top 5 singles from this week in 1982.

Roland Gift Chooses One Of His 80s B-sides2016120920161214 (R2)

Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Lee Gift chats to Sara. Plus the Top Five from 1984.

Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Lee Gift chats to Sara in Buzz about a B-Side.

Roland came to international attention after forming the Fine Young Cannibals in Birmingham with Andy Cox and David Steele of The Beat. As the frontman with FYC, he became one of the defining voices of the late 1980s, enjoying worldwide success with the smash hit singles such as 'She Drives Me Crazy' and 'Good Thing', and their album 'The Raw and the Cooked' which topped the charts in both the US and the UK.

Plus the Megamix revisits the Top Five from this week in 1984.

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plus we take a look back at the top five singles from this week in 1986.

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Sara chats to Kim Appleby about Mel and Kim's first and only album F.L.M. (Fun, Love and Money). Written and produced by Hit Factory powerhouse Stock, Aitken and Waterman the album peaked at #3 on the UK Albums Chart in 1987. Kim talks about hits 'Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)' and 'Respectable', what it was like being one half of the biggest sister act of the 1980s, and the well documented loss of her sister Mel at the age of 23.

Plus The Top Five from this week in 1982, loads of big hits and some cheeky rarities.

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Sara chats to Marc Almond about Soft Cell and their 1981 album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1985.

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Sara Cox chats to Marilyn about his eventful life. The Top Five is from this week in 1983.

about his pop career and his eventful time in the 80s limelight. We take a listen to Marilyn's debut album 'Despite Straight Lines' to find out the astonishing story behind it failing to chart in the UK, two years after a huge Top 5 single. And, of course, his enduring friendship with Boy George.

Sara also takes a look at The Top Five from this week in 1983.

Sara Chats To Matt Goss Of Bros2016102820161102 (R2)

Matt Goss chats to Sara about the Bros reunion. Plus the Top Five from this week in 1980.

Matt Goss chats to Sara about the long-awaited Bros reunion with his brother Luke, making it big in Las Vegas, and the making of 1988 album 'Push'.

Between January 1988 and Christmas 1989, Bros had eight top ten singles, and worldwide sales of their records exceeded 16 million copies. Bros were responsible for a number of fashion trends in the 80s including leather jackets, very ripped jeans and beer bottle tops on shoes, which were copied by legions of 'Brosettes'.

Since the band split in 1992, Matt has pursued a solo career in music as both a singer and songwriter, and when he relocated to America he reinvented himself as a crooner - a move that has seen him become the toast of Las Vegas.

Plus the Top Five from this week in 1980, and some seriously spooky Halloween hits!

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about their 1980 album I Just Can't Stop It.

about their 1980 album I Just Can't Stop It. Plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1981.

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Sara Cox chats to Tanita Tikaram about her 1988 album Ancient Heart.

Sara Cox chats to Tanita Tikaram about her 1988 album Ancient Heart plus we take a look back at the top five singles from this week in 1983.

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Sara Cox with the best music from the 1980's. Sara's special guest for the first programme in this brand new series is non other than eighties icon Boy George who will be looking back at his career in that decade as well as the New Romantic movement. Plus there's a look back at the top 5 this week in 1985, 3 tracks from a classic 80's album and a classic 80's 12" single. To contact the show email: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

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Sara Cox and Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr look back on the decade.

Sara Cox and Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr look back on the decade. Plus hits, album tracks, 12-inch singles and the top 5 from the week in the 1980s.

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of Bros fame to look back at his success in the 80's. Plus Peter Coyle from the Lotus Eaters tells the story behind their hit "First Picture of you". There's a classic 12" single, Sara recaps the top five from this week in 1981 and our album of the week is Queen's 1984 and 11th studio album "The Works". email: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

, of Bros fame, to look back at his success in the 80s.

Sara Cox is joined by Matt Goss of Bros fame to look back at his success in the 80's. Plus Peter Coyle from the Lotus Eaters tells the story behind their hit "First Picture of you". There's a classic 12" single, Sara recaps the top five from this week in 1981 and our album of the week is Queen's 1984 and 11th studio album "The Works". email: eighties@bbc.co.uk.

Sara Cox Is Joined By Trevor Sorbie2015030720150311 (R2)

Sara Cox chats to celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie about the hairstyles of the 80s.

Sara chats to celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie about the hairstyles of the 80s plus we take you back to find out what the top five singles were this week in 1980.

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Sara plays two hours of classic 80's music including a look at the top 5 this week in 1981. Plus there's a classic 12" single from Spandau Ballet and 3 tracks from a classic Tina Turner album.

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Sara plays some of the hits and rarities from the 1980s.

Sara plays some of the hits and rarities from the 1980s plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1988.

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Sara plays some of the hits and rarities from the 1980s and we take a look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1982.

Sara plays some hits and rarities from the 1980s.

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Sara chats to 80s rock 'n' roll icon Shakin Stevens about his 1981 album Shaky.

Sara chats to 80s rock'n'roll icon Shakin Stevens about his 1981 album Shaky plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1987.

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Plus the Top 5 from this week in 1988.

Shakin' Stevens chooses one of his 80s B-sides - with 33 hit singles and 4 UK number 1's to his name that's no easy task! Plus Sara plays some of the hits and rarities from the 1980s, and takes a look at the top five singles from this week in 1988.

Shalamar Join Sara Cox20150711

Sara chats to Shalamar about their 1982 album Friends plus we take you back to 1986 to find out what this week's top 5 singles had to offer.

Sounds Of The 80s Christmas Party Mix!2016122320161228 (R2)

Join Sara Cox for a two hour Christmas party mix, including hits from 80s favourites such as Adam and The Ants, Toni Basil, Whitney Houston, Madness, Kylie Minogue, Prince, The Jam, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, and a sprinkling of Christmas classics of course! This hand-picked party mix is also available for you to download in advance from the Radio 2 website , to play at your own gatherings during the Festive Season.

A two-hour Christmas Party Mix of hand-picked 80s songs to soundtrack your festivities!

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to look back on his 80s album The Ups and Downs.

Sara chats to Stephen Duffy about his 80s album The Ups and Downs and his work with The Lilac Time plus we look at the top 5 singles from this week in 1983.

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Sara chats to 80s producer Steve Levine about his work with Culture Club.

Sara chats to 80's producer Steve Levine about his work with Culture Club plus we take you back to see what the top 5 singles were this week in 1984.

Suzanne Vega Looks Back At Her Success In The 1980s.20140329

Suzanne Vega is Sara's guest and there's a look back at the top 5 this week back in 1980. PLus there's a classic 12" single and Madonna's album "Like a Prayer" is Sara's album of the week.

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Sara Cox celebrates The Hacienda club in Manchester as part of the My Generation: 1980s season.

DJ Mike Pickering talks about the highs and lows of the Manchester music scene in the 1980s, and what actually happened the night Madonna chose to play there! The decade that saw the birth of dance music as we know it, Sara picks some 80s dancefloor fillers to weave throughout the 80s hits.

Plus the Top Five from this week in 1985.

Sara and DJ Mike Pickering take a trip down memory lane to the legendary Hacienda.

DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering talk about the highs and lows of the Manchester dance music scene in the 1980s, and what actually happened the night Madonna chose to play there! The decade that saw the birth of dance music as we know it, Sara picks some 80s dancefloor fillers to weave throughout the 80s hits.

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Tom Bailey from Thompson Twins is Sara's guest. Plus a classic 80s album from Ultravox, a look back at the top 5 from this week in 1986 and an 80s 12" single.

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Sara Cox chats to Tony Hadley about Spandau Ballet's 1983 album True.

Sara chats to Tony Hadley about Spandau Ballet's 1983 album True and tonight is a red button special so you can watch the videos too!

Tony Hadley From Spandau Ballet Joins Sara Cox20131207

Tony Hadley is Sara's special guest and there's a classic 12" single from Paul Hardcastle. In Megamix we look at the top 5 singles this week in 1983. Plus our album of the week is the classic Flesh and Blood album from Roxy Music.

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Sara plays the hits of the 80s and Toyah chooses one of her 80s b-sides.

Sara plays the hits of the 80s and Toyah chooses one of her 80s b-sides. Plus we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1987.

Toyah Is Sara's Special Guest20140215

Toyah joins Sara recalling her success in the 80's. Plus there's a classic 12" single, three tracks from a vintage eighties album and a look back at the top five this week in 1981.

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Singer and actor Toyah Wilcox joins Sara Cox to discuss her 1981 album Anthem.

Sara chats to 80s singer and actress Toyah Wilcox about her 1981 album Anthem plus we find out what the top five singles were this week back in 1989.

Toyah Willcox Joins Sara Cox2015062020150624 (R2)

Sara chats to 80s singer and actress Toyah Willcox about her 1981 album Anthem plus we find out what the top five singles were this week back in 1989.

Trevor Horne, Legendary 80s Producer, Joins Sara20140719

Trevor Horne joins Sara to look back at the many 80s hits he produced. Plus a look at the top 5 from this week in 1982, a classic album from U2 and an 80s 12 inch single.

Vince Clarke Remembers His 80s With Sara Cox.20140802

Vince Clarke of Yazoo and Erasure fame remembers his time in the 80s. Plus a classic album from Tracy Chapman, a look at the top 5 this week in 1988 and a 12" single.

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Sara Cox chats to Vix and Maggie from the band Fuzzbox about their 1989 album Big Bang.

Sara chats to Vix and Maggie from the band Fuzzbox about their 1989 album Big Bang plus we take you back to 1981 to see what this week's top 5 singles had to offer.

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Sara Cox chats to Transvision Vamp's Wendy James about their 1989 album Velveteen.

Sara chats to Transvision Vamp's Wendy James about their 1989 album Velveteen and we take a look at the top five singles from this week in 1989.

With Guests Sheila E And Colin Hay20131102

Sheila E joins Sara Cox to look back at her solo work in the 80's and her work with Prince plus founder member of Men At work Colin Hay remembers the band's worldwide 80's success. Plus there's another classic 12" single, Sara recaps the top 5 from this week in 1987 and our featured album is the classic "Dare" album from the Human League.

With Special Guests Howard Jones And Clare Grogan20131026

This week Sara is joined by eighties legends Howard Jones and Clare Grogan. Howard is this year celebrating his 30th anniversary of having hits while Clare remembers her days in the eighties with Altered Images. Plus three tracks from a classic eighties album, a twelve inch single and and eighties top five recap.