Screamers 1980-87









Screamers of The Week

(Originally John DeBella's "Song That Will Get Me Fired")

Best New Song as voted by the listeners.
Song                      Artist                 Week-Month-Year 
Rock Hard - Suzi Quatro 4-Sep-80
Johnny And Mary - Robert Palmer 1-Oct-80
De Do Do Do De Da Da Da - Police 2-Oct-80
Girls, Cars, & Rock & Roll  - Johnny Destri 3-Oct-80
Tighten Up  - Yellow Magic Orchestra 4-Oct-80
Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen 5-Oct-80
Staying Power  - Neil Young 1-Nov-80
(You’ll Always Find Me In The) Kitchen At Parties  - Jona Lewie 2-Nov-80
What Does Sex Mean To Me  - Human Sexual Response 3-Nov-80
Jackie O  - Human Sexual Response 4-Nov-80
I Know What Boys Like  - Waitresses 1-Dec-80
Lies Through The 80’s  - Manfred Mann 2-Dec-80
Hitsville, U.K.  - Clash 3-Dec-80
Happy Birthday  - Stevie Wonder 4-Dec-80
Eugene  - Crazy Joe 1-Jan-81
Do You Wanna Touch Me?  - Joan Jett 2-Jan-81
While You See A Chance  - Steve Winwood 3-Jan-81
Runaway Boys  - Stray Cats 4-Jan-81
Precious To Me  - Phil Seymour 5-Jan-81
Everybody’s Boring But My Baby  - Pearl Harbor 1-Feb-81
I Missed Again - Phil Collins 2-Feb-81
Seduced  - Leon Redbone 3-Feb-81
R.O.C.K.  - Garland Jeffries 4-Feb-81
Love’s Melody  - Searchers 1-Mar-81
Torchlight  - Ellen Foley 2-Mar-81
Daily Records - Who 3-Mar-81
Someday, Someway - Robert Gordon 4-Mar-81
I Love Rock & Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 1-Apr-81
Bumble Boogie  - Jools Holland 2-Apr-81
What’s He Got  - Producers 3-Apr-81
Destination Unknown  - Missing Persons 4-Apr-81
Hard Act To Follow  - Split Enz 5-Apr-81
Messed Around  Squeeze 1-May-81
Talk To You Later  Tubes 2-May-81
World Of Water  New Music 3-May-81
I Won’t Let You Down  PhD 4-May-81
Tempted  Squeeze 1-Jun-81
Formidable  Syl Sylvain & The Teardrops 2-Jun-81
Disappearing  Sinceros 3-Jun-81
Guilty  Classix Nouveau 4-Jun-81 La Di Da Sad Café 1-Jul-81
Jumpin’ Jive  Joe Jackson 2-Jul-81
Massive Reductions  Kinks 3-Jul-81
Si Si Je Suis Un Rock Star  Bill Wyman 4-Jul-81
Edge Of Seventeen  Stevie Nicks 5-Jul-81
Jealous Lover  Rainbow 1-Aug-81
Start Me Up  Rolling Stones 2-Aug-81
Private Eyes  Hall & Oates 3-Aug-81
Hang Fire  Rolling Stones 4-Aug-81
City Bound E Train  Novo Combo 1-Sep-81
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic  Police 2-Sep-81
No Reply At All Genesis 3-Sep-81
Talk Dirty John Entwhistle 4-Sep-81
Love Is Like A Rock Donnie Iris 1-Oct-81
Keep It Dark Genesis 2-Oct-81
It’s Alright Jo Jo Zip & The Falcons 3-Oct-81
Under Pressure David Bowie & Queen 4-Oct-81
Centerfold J. Geils Band 5-Oct-81
Tainted Love Soft Cell 1-Nov-81
Victim Of Circumstance Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 2-Nov-81
Crimson & Clover Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 3-Nov-81
Let's Get It Up AC/DC 4-Nov-81
This Is Radio Clash Clash 1-Dec-81
Take Off Bob & Doug McKenzie 2-Dec-81
Abacab Genesis 3-Dec-81
Absolute Beginners Jam 4-Dec-81
Just Can’t Get Enough Depeche Mode 1-Jan-82
Living In The Limelight Peter Cetera 2-Jan-82
Some Guys Have All The Luck Robert Palmer 3-Jan-82
Let Me Kiss Ya Nick Lowe 4-Jan-82
Pretty Woman Van Halen 1-Feb-82
Nice Girls Eye to Eye 2-Feb-82
Don’t You Want Me? Human League 3-Feb-82
Jam Sandwich Jimmy Page 4-Feb-82
Crank It Up Dregs 1-Mar-82
Giving It All Up For Love Huey Lewis & The News 2-Mar-82
Heat Of The Moment Asia 3-Mar-82
Kids In America Kim Wilde 4-Mar-82
Stone Cold Rainbow 1-Apr-82
Putting Out The Fire (Cat People) David Bowie 2-Apr-82
I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow 3-Apr-82
Love Plus One Haircut One Hundred 4-Apr-82
Dancing In The Street Van Halen 5-Apr-82
Island Of Lost Souls Blondie 1-May-82
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Clash 2-May-82
Valley Girl Frank & Moon Zappa 3-May-82
Abracadabra Steve Miller 4-May-82
Face Dances Part 2 Pete Townshend 1-Jun-82
Telecommunication A Flock Of Seagulls 2-Jun-82
Heartbeat King Crimson 3-Jun-82
Vacation Go Go’s 4-Jun-82
If You See Kay April Wine 1-Jul-82
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Rock The Casbah Clash 2-Jul-82
Open Your Eyes Lords Of The New Church 3-Jul-82
Words Missing Persons 4-Jul-82
Everywhere That I’m Not Translator 5-Jul-82
Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran 1-Aug-82
Talk Talk Talk Talk 2-Aug-82
Steppin’ Out Joe Jackson 3-Aug-82
I Melt With You Modern English 4-Aug-82
Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners 1-Sep-82
Dancing In Heaven Q-Feel 2-Sep-82
Shock The Monkey Peter Gabriel 3-Sep-82
Jukebox (Don’t Put Another Dime) Flirts 4-Sep-82
The Look Of Love ABC 1-Oct-82
Back On The Chain Gang Pretenders 2-Oct-82
Walking In L.A. Missing Persons 3-Oct-82
Annie Get Your Gun Squeeze 4-Oct-82
Kiss Of Life Peter Gabriel 5-Oct-82
Pass The Dutchie Musical Youth 1-Nov-82
She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby 2-Nov-82
That’s Good Devo 3-Nov-82
Our House Madness 4-Nov-82
The Other Side Of Love Yazoo 1-Dec-82
Der Kommisar Falco 2-Dec-82
Let Me Go Heaven 17 3-Dec-82
Party Party Elvis Costello 4-Dec-82
Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes 5-Dec-82
New Year’s Day U2 1-Jan-83
Kinetic Hilary 2-Jan-83
Make A Circuit With Me Polecats 3-Jan-83
Kiss Me Tin Tin 1-Feb-83
Change Tears For Fears 2-Feb-83
Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club 3-Feb-83
Sunday, Bloody Sunday U2 4-Feb-83
Safety Dance Men Without Hats 1-Mar-83
Let’s Dance David Bowie 2-Mar-83
Too Shy Kajagoogoo 3-Mar-83
Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran 4-Mar-83
Church Of The Poisoned Mind Culture Club 5-Mar-83
Electric Avenue Eddy Grant 1-Apr-83
Modern Love David Bowie 2-Apr-83
Doot Doot Freur 3-Apr-83
(Keep Feeling) Fascination Human League 4-Apr-83
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics 1-May-83
Song For A Future Generation B-52’s 2-May-83
Every Breath You Take Police 3-May-83
Whammy Kiss B-52’s 4-May-83
(Theme From) Doctor Detroit Devo 1-Jun-83
Burning Down The House ** Talking Heads 2-Jun-83
Wolfman Tap Electric Guitars 3-Jun-83
Major Tom (Coming Home) Peter Schilling 4-Jun-83
Nobody’s Diary Yaz 5-Jun-83
Every Day I Write The Book Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1-Jul-83
The Stand Alarm 2-Jul-83
99 Luftballons Nena 3-Jul-83
Sexy & 17 Stray Cats 4-Jul-83
Promises, Promises Naked Eyes 1-Aug-83
So Afraid Of The Russians Made For TV 2-Aug-83
Swear Tim Scott 3-Aug-83
Drop Your Pants Hilary 4-Aug-83
Sexbeat Sexbeat 1-Sep-83
Karma Chameleon Culture Club 2-Sep-83
Will You Stay Tonight? Comsat (C.S.) Angels 3-Sep-83
Talking In Your Sleep Romantics 4-Sep-83
Sixty-Eight Guns Alarm 5-Sep-83
Get Out Of London Interferon 1-Oct-83
Miss Me Blind Culture Club 2-Oct-83
Union Of The Snake * Duran Duran 3-Oct-83
Red, Red Wine * UB40 3-Oct-83
Puss 'N' Boots Adam Ant 4-Oct-83
Rebel Yell Billy Idol 1-Nov-83
Right By Your Side Eurythmics 2-Nov-83
Rush, Rush Debbie Harry 3-Nov-83
The Reflex Duran Duran 4-Nov-83
2000 Miles Pretenders 1-Dec-83
Hold Me Now Thompson Twins 2-Dec-83
Middle Of The Road Pretenders 3-Dec-83
Way Of Life Puppets 4-Dec-83
Only You Flying Pickets 1-Jan-84
Hyperactive Thomas Dolby 2-Jan-84
Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? The Alarm 3-Jan-84
Bag Lady Ebn-Ozn 4-Jan-84
Somebody’s Watching Me Rockwell 1-Feb-84
Doctor, Doctor Thompson Twins 2-Feb-84
The Killing Moon Echo & The Bunnymen 3-Feb-84
Feels Like Heaven Fiction Factory 4-Feb-84
The Gap Thompson Twins 1-Mar-84
General Public General Public 2-Mar-84
Hands Across The Sea Modern English 3-Mar-84
Obsession Michael DesBarres & Holly Knight 4-Mar-84
People Are People Depeche Mode 5-Mar-84
Heaven Psychedelic Furs 1-Apr-84
You Take Me Up Thompson Twins 2-Apr-84
Wouldn’t It Be Good * Nik Kershaw 3-Apr-84
Locomotion Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 3-Apr-84
Don’t Tell Me Blancmange 4-Apr-84
Deeper And Deeper Fixx 1-May-84
Louise Human League 2-May-84
Fujiyama Mama Frank Chickens 3-May-84
When Doves Cry Prince 4-May-84
Pretty Persuasion R.E.M. 5-May-84
Sister Of Mercy Thompson Twins 1-Jun-84
I Love You, Suzanne Lou Reed 2-Jun-84
Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 3-Jun-84
The Only Flame In Town Elvis Costello & The Attractions 4-Jun-84
Inch By Inch Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1-Jul-84
Talking Loud And Clear Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 2-Jul-84
What Kind Of Girl? APB 3-Jul-84
Two Tribes * Frankie Goes To Hollywood 4-Jul-84
Zoobusters WLIR Airstaff 4-Jul-84
I Don’t Believe A Word (Innocent Bystanders) A Bigger Splash 1-Aug-84
Take Me With U Prince & the Revolution 2-Aug-84
Tesla Girls Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 3-Aug-84
Electric Dreams Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder 4-Aug-84
Pride (In The Name Of Love) ** U2 5-Aug-84
All Day Ministry 1-Sep-84
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham! 2-Sep-84
Apollo 9 Adam Ant 3-Sep-84
Howling At The Moon (Sha-La-La) Ramones 1-Oct-84
If It Happens Again UB40 2-Oct-84
Wild Boys Duran Duran 3-Oct-84
I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Paul Young 4-Oct-84
The Chant (Has Just Begun) Alarm 1-Nov-84
West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 2-Nov-84
Dizzy Miss Lizzie Flying Lizards 3-Nov-84
(Welcome To The) Pleasure Dome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 4-Nov-84
Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins 5-Nov-84
Do They Know It’s Christmas? Band Aid 1-Dec-84
Blasphemous Rumors Depeche Mode 2-Dec-84
Forever Young Alphaville 3-Dec-84  
Johnny Q Crazy 8’s 4-Dec-84
Touch Secession 1-Jan-85
Skin Deep Stranglers 2-Jan-85
Gratitude Danny Elfman 3-Jan-85
Breakin’ The Rules * Lene Lovich 4-Jan-85
Don’t You (Forget About Me) * Simple Minds 4-Jan-85
Shout Tears For Fears 1-Feb-85
Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones 2-Feb-85
Love & Pride King 3-Feb-85
Boy Book Of Love 4-Feb-85
Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 1-Mar-85
Everytime You Go Away Paul Young 2-Mar-85
Life In One Day Howard Jones 3-Mar-85
Wide Boy Nik Kershaw 4-Mar-85
Won’t You Hold My Hand King 1-Apr-85
Head Over Heels Tears For Fears 2-Apr-85
Be Near Me ABC 3-Apr-85
Three Sunrises U2 4-Apr-85
A View To A Kill Duran Duran 1-May-85
Shake The Disease Depeche Mode 2-May-85
Burning Flame Vitamin Z 3-May-85
Bad (Live) ** U2 4-May-85
Rock Me Amadeus Falco 5-May-85
Nemesis Shriekback 1-Jun-85
Last Time Forever Squeeze 2-Jun-85
Love Vigilantes New Order 3-Jun-85
In Too Deep Dead Or Alive 4-Jun-85
Stay Up Late Talking Heads 1-Jul-85
Summer Love APB 2-Jul-85
Vive Le Rock Adam Ant 3-Jul-85
No Time Fiction Factory 4-Jul-85
Weird Science Oingo Boingo 1-Aug-85
In between Days Cure 2-Aug-85
Take On Me a-Ha 3-Aug-85
Don Quixote Nik Kershaw 4-Aug-85
Running Up That Hill Kate Bush 5-Aug-85
Date With A Vampyre Screaming Tribesmen 1-Sep-85
It’s Called A Heart Depeche Mode 2-Sep-85
Unkiss That Kiss * Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy 3-Sep-85
Dr. Dream * Thompson Twins 3-Sep-85
Close To Me The Cure 4-Sep-85
This Is England The Clash 1-Oct-85
Alive And Kicking Simple Minds 2-Oct-85
Election Day Arcadia 3-Oct-85
Bring On The Dancing Horses Echo & The Bunnymen 4-Oct-85
Push Cure 5-Oct-85
If I Was Midge Ure 1-Nov-85
Stay Oingo Boingo 2-Nov-85
E=MC2 Big Audio Dynamite 3-Nov-85
Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 4-Nov-85
When A Heart Beats Nik Kershaw 1-Dec-85
I Wanna Be A Cowboy Boys Don’t Cry 2-Dec-85
Vienna Calling Falco 3-Dec-85
MTV Get Off The Air Dead Kennedys 4-Dec-85
She’s On It Beastie Boys 1-Jan-86
In My Life Divinyls 2-Jan-86
Fly On The Windscreen Depeche Mode 3-Jan-86
Rise Public Image Limited 4-Jan-86
If You Leave Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 1-Feb-86
Left Of Center Suzanne Vega 2-Feb-86
Shell-Shock New Order 3-Feb-86
Weak In The Presence Of Beauty Floy Joy 4-Feb-86
But Not Tonight Depeche Mode 1-Mar-86
Mutual Surrender Bourgeois Tagg 2-Mar-86
No One Is To Blame Howard Jones 3-Mar-86
A Question Of Lust Depeche Mode 4-Mar-86
Love Comes Quickly Pet Shop Boys 1-Apr-86
The Honeythief Hipsway 2-Apr-86
Ink And Paper Modern English 3-Apr-86
Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel 4-Apr-86
Oh, L’Amour Erasure 1-May-86
Digging Your Scene * Blow Monkeys 2-May-86
A Question Of Time * ** Depeche Mode 2-May-86
Bed Of Nails Quick 3-May-86
Suburbia Pet Shop Boys 4-May-86
Dance With Me Alphaville 5-May-86
New Dress Depeche Mode 1-Jun-86
Venus Bananarama 2-Jun-86
Bigmouth Strikes Again Smiths 3-Jun-86
Big Time Peter Gabriel 4-Jun-86
Somebody Put Something In My Drink * Ramones 4-Jun-86
Michael Secession 1-Jul-86
I Wonder Who’s Out Tonight Burns Sisters Band 2-Jul-86
There’s A Light That Never Goes Out Smiths 3-Jul-86
Sing Our Own Song UB40 4-Jul-86
Kiss The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain) INXS 5-Jul-86
Summer Of Love B-52’s 1-Aug-86
Human Human League 2-Aug-86
No More “I Love You’s” Lover Speaks 3-Aug-86
Panic Smiths 4-Aug-86
Spirit In The Sky Dr. & The Medics 1-Sep-86
Wild Wild Life Talking Heads 2-Sep-86
Wig B-52’s 3-Sep-86
To Be A Lover Billy Idol 4-Sep-86
She Breaks For Rainbows * B-52’s 1-Oct-86
All I Want * Howard Jones 1-Oct-86
Come On Every Beat Box Big Audio Dynamite 2-Oct-86
Notorious Duran Duran 3-Oct-86
Arizona Sky China Crisis 4-Oct-86
Ask Smiths 5-Oct-86
Bizarre Love Triangle New Order 1-Nov-86
Heartbreak Beat Psychedelic Furs 2-Nov-86
We Love You Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 3-Nov-86
Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland B-52’s 4-Nov-86
Earn Enough For Us XTC 1-Dec-86
Is This Love Alison Moyet 2-Dec-86
Sometimes Erasure 3-Dec-86
Every Lover’s Sign Lover Speaks 4-Dec-86
All In My Mind Love And Rockets 1-Jan-87
Dear God XTC 2-Jan-87
Limbo The Law Big Audio Dynamite 3-Jan-87
Don’t Kill The Animals Nina Hagen / Lene Lovich 4-Jan-87
I Go Crazy Flesh For Lulu 1-Feb-87
Shoplifters Of The World Unite Smiths 1-Feb-87
Caravan Of Love Housemartins 2-Feb-87
She’s Crafty Beastie Boys 3-Feb-87
With Or Without You U2 1-Mar-87
Where The Streets Have No Name U2 2-Mar-87
Half A Person Smiths 3-Mar-87
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2 4-Mar-87
One Tree Hill U2 1-Apr-87
Sheila Take A Bow Smiths 2-Apr-87
Why Can’t I Be You? Cure 3-Apr-87
In God’s Country U2 4-Apr-87
Strangelove Depeche Mode 5-Apr-87
Bullet The Blue Sky U2 1-May-87
Sweet & Tender Hooligans Smiths 2-May-87
Trip Through Your Wire U2 3-May-87
Alex Chilton Replacements 4-May-87
Mary’s Prayer Danny Wilson 1-Jun-87
Just Like Heaven Cure 2-Jun-87
Jesus On The Payroll Thrashing Doves 3-Jun-87
It’s A Sin Pet Shop Boys 4-Jun-87
Hot, Hot, Hot!!! Cure 1-Jul-87
La Bamba Los Lobos 2-Jul-87
New Direction Echo & The Bunnymen 3-Jul-87
One More Time Cure 4-Jul-87
Lips Like Sugar Echo & The Bunnymen 1-Aug-87
Glad I’m Not A Kennedy Shona Laing 2-Aug-87
Girlfriend In A Coma Smiths 3-Aug-87
Sweetest Thing U2 4-Aug-87
Pleasure Little Treasure * Depeche Mode 1-Sep-87
Seattle * Public Image Limited 1-Sep-87
Catch Cure 2-Sep-87
I Want To Live Ramones 3-Sep-87
A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours Smiths 4-Sep-87
The Promise When In Rome 1-Oct-87
We’ll Be Together Sting 2-Oct-87
Need You Tonight INXS 3-Oct-87
Behind The Wheel Depeche Mode 4-Oct-87
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) U2 5-Oct-87
The Body Public Image Limited 1-Nov-87
Hazy Shade Of Winter Bangles 2-Nov-87
Sacred Depeche Mode 3-Nov-87
The Great Commandment Camouflage 4-Nov-87
New Sensation INXS 1-Dec-87
Lazy Love & Rockets 2-Dec-87
Ownership change.
Jarad Broadcasting takes over from Phoenix Media.
WLIR becomes WDRE