Star Time #46: Jump to It


Star Time's bias in favor of '60s and '70s material has become so blatant that I've decided we're just going to have what I call "'80s Atonement" episodes every four months or so. This episode is all hydraulic boogaloo, with a mix of songs that were actually popular in the '80s with the obscurities I'm still trying to spoon-feed you as much as possible. Also listen closely for my award-winning Michael McDonald impersonation.


ArtistSongYearLabel
Set 1
The WhispersAnd the Beat Goes On1979Solar
Aretha FranklinJump to It1982Arista
Maze featuring Frankie BeverlySouthern Girl1980Capitol
Michael HendersonWide Receiver (Part 1)1980Buddah
CameoShake Your Pants1980Chocolate City
Grace JonesPull Up to the Bumper1981Island
Set 2
T-ConnectionGroove City1981Capitol
Rick JamesGive It to Me Baby1981Gordy
KwickI Can't Help Myself1980EMI America
Cheryl LynnShake It Up Tonight1981Columbia
FatbackTake It Any Way You Want It1981Spring
PrinceControversy1981Warner Bros.
Set 3
CurtisHow Can I Tell Her1979Charm City
Process & the Doo RagsStomp and Shout1985Columbia
Midnight StarOperator1984Solar
Fonda RaeOver Like a Fat Rat1982Vanguard
BrickSweat (Till You Get Wet)1981Bang
Michael McDonaldI Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)1982Warner Bros.
Set 4/Outro
Yarbrough & PeoplesDon't Stop the Music1980Mercury
ZappComputer Love1985Warner Bros.
The S.O.S. BandWeekend Girl1984Tabu
Stevie WonderSkeletons1987Motown
Isley Jasper IsleyCaravan of Love1985Epic

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