FM104 Icons of Rock 1980-1989

Rock tracks that made FM104 famous

AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long 1980

The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me 1980

Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) 1980

Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb 1980

Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell 1980

Dire Straits – Tunnel Of Love 1980

Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet 1980

The Motels – Total Control 1980

Icehouse – Can’t Help Myself 1980

INXS – Just Keep Walking 1980

Australian Crawl – Boys Light Up 1980

Australian Crawl – Downhearted 1980

The Police – De Do Do Do De Da Da Da 1980

Fischer Z – So Long 1980

The Stray Cats – Runaway Boys 1980

U2 – I Will Follow 1980

Devo – Whip it 1980

The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket 1980

Talking Heads – Once In A lifetime 1980

Blondie – Call Me 1980

Icehouse – We Can Get Together 1980

The Angels – No Secrets 1980

AC/DC – Back In Black 1980

Ultravox – Vienna 1981

U2 – Gloria 1981

Australian Crawl – Errol 1981

The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 1981

Roxy Music – Jealous Guy 1981

Rolling Stones – Start Me Up 1981

Rolling Stones – She’s So Cold 1981

Icehouse – Walls 1981

Icehouse – Icehouse 1981

The Stray Cats – Rock this Town 1981

The Who – You Better You Bet 1981

Hall & Oates – Private Eye’s 1981

INXS – The Loved One 1981

INXS – Stay Young 1981

The Cars – Shake It Up 1981

Greg Kihn – The Breakup Song ( They Don’t Write ‘Em) 1981

Men At Work – Down Under 1981

Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot 1981

Australian Crawl – Oh No Not You Again 1981

Australian Crawl – Things Don’t Seem 1981

Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight 1981

David Bowie & Queen – Under Pressure 1981

Men At Work – Be Good Johnny 1981

Men At Work – Who Can It Be Now 1981

Simple Minds – Love Song 1981

Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes 1981

The Church – Almost With You 1981

Foreigner – Juke box Hero 1981

Foreigner – Waiting For A Girl Like You 1981

Human League – Don’t You Want Me 1981

Billy Idol – White Wedding 1982

Split Enz – Six Months In A Leaky Boat 1982

Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way 1982

Dire Straits – Private Investigations 1982

Dire Straits – Industrial Disease 1982

Foreigner – Urgent 1982

INXS – Don’t Change 1982

INXS – Black & White 1982

INXS – To Look At You 1982

INXS – The One Thing 1982

Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle 1982

Simple Minds – Glittering Prize 1982

Australian Crawl – Shutdown 1982

Australian Crawl – Daughters Of The Northern Coast 1982

Hall & Oates – Maneater 1982

XTC – Senses Working Overtime 1982

Roxy Music – Avalon 1982

Roxy Music – More Than This 1982

Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen 1982

The Clash – Rock The Casbah 1982

Joan Jett – I Love (Rock N’ Roll) 1982

A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran(So Far Away) 1982

The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go 1982

George Thorogood – Bad To The Bone 1982

Survivor – Eye of The Tiger 1982

The Church – Unguarded Moment 1982

Cheap Trick – If You Want My Love 1982

Midnight Oil – US Forces 1982

Midnight Oil – Short Memory 1982

Midnight Oil – Read About It 1982

Midnight Oil – Power And The Passion 1982

Icehouse – Great Southern Land 1982

Icehouse – Hey Little Girl 1982

Billy Idol – Hot In The City 1982

Cold Chisel – Forever Now 1982

Cold Chisel – When The War Is Over 1982

The Pretenders – Back In The Chain Gang 1982

John Cougar Mellencamp – Jack & Diane 1982

Cold Chisel – You Got Nothing I Want 1982

Motels – Take The L 1982

Motels – Only The Lonely 1982

Goanna – Solid Rock 1982

Divinyls – Boys In Town 1982

Toto – Rosanna 1982

Toto – Africa 1983

Men At Work – Dr. Heckyll And Mr. Jive 1982

Big Country – In A Big Country 1983

The Pretenders – Middle Of The Road 1983

Simple Minds – Waterfront 1983

Modern English – I Melt With You 1983

Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier 1983

Talking Heads – Burning Down The House 1983

U2 – New Years Day 1983

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (live) 1983

The Police – Every Breath You Take 1983

Divinyls – Science Fiction 1983

Icehouse – Street Cafe 1983

Dragon – Rain 1983

David Bowie – Let’s Dance 1983

David Bowie – Modern Love 1983

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 1983

Motels – Suddenly Last Summer 1983

INXS – Original Sin 1983

Divinyls – I’ll Make You Happy 1983

Mondo Rock – Come Said The Boy 1983

Men At Work – Overkill 1983

Men At Work – It’s A Mistake 1983

Australian Crawl – Reckless 1983

Australian Crawl – Louie Louie 1983

Bryan Adams – Cuts Like A Knife 1983

ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ 1983

ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man 1983

Greg Kihn – Jeopardy 1983

Nik Kershaw – I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me 1983

The Call – The Walls Came Down 1983

Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart 1984

INXS – Burn For You 1984

INXS – I Send A Message 1984

INXS – Dancing On The Jetty 1984

INXS – The Swing 1984

David Bowie – Blue Jean 1984

The Cars – You Might Think 1984

The Cars – Drive 1984

The Cars – Magic 1984

Van Halen – Jump 1984

Jimmy Barnes – No Second Prize 1984

Icehouse – Don’t Believe Anymore 1984

Cold Chisel – Saturday Night 1984

Cold Chisel – Flame Trees 1984

Cold Chisel – No Sense 1984

Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield 1984

Midnight Oil – Best Of Both Worlds 1984

Midnight Oil – When The Generals Talk 1984

Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It 1984

Slade – Run Runaway 1984

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell 1984

Billy Idol – Flesh For Fantasy 1984

Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face 1984

Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes 1984

Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A 1984

Phil Collins – Against All Odds 1984

The Police – King Of Pain 1984

Queen – I Want To Break Free 1984

Machinations – No Say In It 1984

Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good 1984

Nik Kershaw – The Riddle 1984

Hoodoo Gurus – I Want You Back 1984

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark 1984

ZZ Top – Legs 1984

Split Enz – Message To My Girl 1984

Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is 1984

Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face 1984

Van Halen – Panama 1984

Van Halen – Hot For Teacher 1984

U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love) 1984

Talking Heads – Girlfriend Is Better 1984

Prince – When Doves Cry 1984

The Kane Gang – Respect Yourself 1984

Lloyd Cole – Perfect Skin 1984

Philip Bailey – Walking On The Chinese Wall 1984

Band Aid – Do They Know it’s Christmas 1984

Lloyd Cole – Rattlesnakes 1984

Lloyd Cole – Lost Weekend 1985

Simple Minds – Don’t Forget About Me 1985

INXS – Listen Like Thieves 1985

INXS – Kiss The Dirt 1985

INXS – Shine Like It Does 1985

INXS – This Time 1985

David Lee Roth – California Girls 1985

Phil Collins – Don’t Lose My Number 1985

Phil Collins – Sussudio 1985

Power station – Some Like It Hot 1985

Power station – Get It On 1985

John Fogerty – The Old Man Down The Road 1985

John Fogerty – Rock And Roll Girls 1985

Kane Gang – Respect Yourself 1985

The Cure – Close To Me 1985

Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Man 1985

Jimmy Barnes – I’d Die To Be With You Tonight 1985

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Don’t Come Around Here No More 1985

The Hooters – And We Danced 1985

Hoodoo Gurus – Like Wow-Wipeout 1985

Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World 1985

The Cars – Tonight She Comes 1985

The Cure – In Between Days 1985

Ganggajang – Sounds Of Then 1985

Talking Heads – And She Was 1985

Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You 1985

Huey Lewis – Power Of Love 1985

Icehouse – No Promises 1985

The Hooters – All You Zombies 1985

Talking Heads – Road To Knowhere 1985

Talking Heads – The Lady Don’t Mind 1985

Hoodoo Gurus – Bittersweet 1985

Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon 1985

Divinyls – Sleeping Beauty 1985

Divinyls – Good Die Young 1985

Tears For Fears – Shout 1985

Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels 1985

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing 1985

Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking 1985

Simple Minds – All The Things She Said 1985

Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself 1985

Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover 1985

Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69′ 1985

Bryan Adams – Run To You 1985

Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love 1985

Dire Straits – Walk Of Life 1985

Dire Straits – So Far Away 1985

Midge Ure – If I Was 1985

Mr Mister – Broken Wings 1985

Mr Mister – Kyrie 1985

Mr Mister – Is This Love 1985

Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town 1985

The Models – Out Of Mind Out Of Site 1985

The Models – Barbados 1985

Don Henley – Boys Of Summer 1985

John Cougar Mellencamp – Small Town 1985

John Couger Mellencamp – Lonely O’ Night 1985

John Couger Mellencamp – Rain On The Scarecrow 1986

Paul Kelly – Before Too Long 1986

Van Halen – Dreams 1986

ZZ Top – Rough Boy 1986

ZZ Top – Sleeping Bag 1986

ZZ Top – Stages 1986

Jimmy Barnes – Ride The Night Away 1986

The Saints – Just Like Fire Would 1986

Absolute Beginners – David Bowie 1986

Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer 1986

INXS – What You Need 1986

Divinyls – Pleasure & Pain 1986

Talking Heads – Wild Wild Life 1986

Dragon – Dreams Of Ordinary Men 1986

Run D.M.C – Walk This Way 1986

AC/DC – Who Made Who 1986

Dragon – Speak No Evil 1986

Oingo Boingo – Stay 1986

Van Halen – Why Can’t This Be Love 1986

Steve Winwood – Higher Love 1986

Hoodoo Gurus – Death Defying 1986

Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child 1987

Pink Floyd – Learning To Fly 1987

Pink Floys – On The Turning Away 1987

Choirboys – Run To Paradise 1987

Party Boys – He’s Gonna Step On You Again 1987

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer 1987

Whitesnake – Here I Go Again 1987

U2 – With Or Without You 1987

U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name 1987

U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 1987

Hunters & Collectors – Do You See What I See 1987

Paul Kelly – To Her Door 1987

Paul Kelly – Dumb Things 1987

Crowded House – World Where You Live 1986

Crowded House – Mean To Me 1986

Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over 1987

Crowded House – Something So Strong 1987

R.E.M. – The One I Love 1987

The Angels – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place 1987

Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene 1987

Hoodoo Gurus – Good Times 1987

Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning 1987

INXS/Jimmy Barnes – Good Times 1987

Jimmy Barnes – Too Much Ain’t Enough Love 1987

Mick Jagger – Let’s Work 1987

INXS – Need You Tonight 1987

Icehouse – Electric Blue 1987

Icehouse – Crazy 1987

Fischer Z – Perfect Day 1987

R.E.M. – Orange Crush 1988

Steve Earl – Copperhead Road 1988

Jerry Harrison – Rev It Up 1988

The Go-Betweens – Streets Of Your Town 1988

Icehouse – Nothing Too Serious 1988

Jimmy Barnes – Driving Wheels 1988

Jimmy Barnes – I’m Still On Your Side 1988

David Lee Roth – Just Like Paradise 1988

INXS – Never Tear Us Apart 1988

INXS – Devil Inside 1988

INXS – New Sensation 1988

INXS – Kick 1988

The Church – Under The Milky Way 1988

U2 – Desire 1988

Pat Benatar – All Fired Up 1988

Underworld – Underneath the Radar 1988

Hoodoo Gurus – Come Anytime 1989

U2 – All I Want Is You 1989

Paul Kelly – Sweet Guy 1989

Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator 1989

Hunters & Collectors – When The River Runs Dry 1989

Poison – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn 1989

Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down 1989

Tom Petty – Free Falling 1989

Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down A Dream 1989

Johnny Diesel – Cry In Shame 1989

Texas – I Don’t want A Lover 1989

….I’m adding to this list so please check back!

 

 

2 thoughts on “FM104 Icons of Rock 1980-1989

  1. Love this list! So many memories from the 80s, especially ’84 – ’88 on FM104.
    I remember they used to play Authority Song by John Cougar Mellancamp a lot too. And in ’86 or so they played a lot of Suzanne Vega – not your typical rock song but they played Marlena on the Wall a lot. So Much For Love by The Venetians was another quintessential FM104 song from that time. All I Need is a Miracle and Silent Running by Mike And The Mechanics also stood out in ’86. Shadows of the Night by Pat Benatar. Holding Back The Years by Simply Red. So many great songs even if they were “softer” rock.

    1. Hi Brian
      Nice to hear from you.Yes, I agree, it was a magic time, FM104 was probably the only true AOR (album oriented rock) station in Australia. But they were diverse, often playing those “softer rock” tracks you mentioned.
      For instance FM104 played King For A Day, Lay Your Hands On Me, Don’t Mess With Dr Dream and Revolution (Beatles cover) from the Thompson Twins mid 80s album “Here’s To Future Days”.

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