A TOP 30 countdown of the nation’s favourite 80s songs, as voted for by the British public. A look at some of the most popular songs of the 1980s, an era when Wham!, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Kylie made their debuts. It was also a time when Band Aid attempted to Feed the World, and Stock Aitken and Waterman-related acts dominated the charts. The Human League, Culture Club, Duran Duran, and Adam and the Ants also enjoyed plenty of Top 40 success. This documentary not only discusses the music and the culture at the time. But speaks to the people who created the music of those times.
Exclusive interviews with: Mikey Craig Bassist of Culture Club, Shirley Kemp of Pepsi and Shirley, Robert Elms writer of The Face Magazine circa 1981 to 1990, Steve Levine Producer of Culture Club, Tessa Niles Singer, Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz, Gary Crowley Music Broadcaster & DJ, Rick Buckler Drummer of THE JAM, Susie Mathis Sing & DJ, 1980s, Mike Stock of producing team Stock Aitken and Waterman, Paul Gambaccini Radio 1 DJ, 1980s, Pete Waterman of producing team Stock Aitken and Waterman, Toyah Willcox Singer, Sinitta Singer, Dee Lewis Backing Singer for Kylie Minogue, Mark Moore of S’Express, Katie Puckrik TV Presenter The Word, Carol Decker of T’Pau, David Mallet Music Video Director (David Bowie’s “Ashes To Ashes”), Limahl Frontman of KajaGooGoo, Leee John Frontman of Imagination, Ali Campbell Frontman of UB40, Maureen & Linda Nolan of the Nolans, Kerry Katona of Atomic Kitten, Tracie Young Frontwoman of The Style Council, Andy Pickles of Jive Bunny, Pascal Gabriel S’Express, Don Letts Video Director and member of Big Audio Dynamite, Tom Bailey Frontman for the Thompson Twins, Paul Hardcastle Musician & Composer, Samantha Fox Singer & Model, Mick Wall Music Journalist, Sonia Singer, Billy Ocean, Paul Young, Peabo Bryson, Peter Hook Bassist for New Order, Andy McCluskey of Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark OMD, Rev. Richard Coles of The Communards, Wayne Hemingway Fashion Designer, Kevin ‘Billy” Adams Guitarist and Banjo player for Dexys Midnight Runners, Sam Brown Singer, Kathy Sledge singer of Sister Sledge, Clare Grogan Frontwoman for Altered Images, Steve Norman Saxophonist and Percussionist of Spandau Ballet, Dr. Neville Staple of The Specials, John Robb Journalist, David Hepworth editor of Smash Hits Magazine 1980s, Nathan Moore of Brother Beyond, Dennis Seaton of Musical Youth, Francis Rossi of Status Quo, David Grant Singer, Nicki Chapman Record Plugger 1980s and publicist for Take That & The Spice Girls, Trevor Horn Producer and Frontman of The Buggles, and Ryan Nash guitarist for Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Running time is 1 Hour 34 Minutes 14 Seconds