Numanme Radio Podcast will be playing you some of the best Classic Alternative, New Wave, Dark Wave, Synth-Pop, and Punk. Also, a staple diet of Gary Numan/Tubeway Army without question. Shows will be updated here when they become available.
A1. Ottowan - D.I.S.C.O.
A2. Black Slate - Amigo
A3. Robert Palmer - Johnny & Mary
A4. Gillan - Trouble
A5. Gary Numan - I Die You Die
A6. Genesis - Misunderstanding
A7. Korgis - If It's Alright With You
A8. Selector - The Whisper
A9. Surface Noise - Dancin' On A Wire
A10. Gibson Brothers - Metropolis
B1. Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love
B2. Linx - You're Lying
B3. Odyssey - Use It Up And Wear It Out
B4. Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark - Enola Gay
B5. Manfred Man* - Lies (Through The 80's)
B6. XTC - Generals And Majors
B7. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
B8. Locksmith - Unlock The Funk
B9. Sue Wilkinson - You Gotta Be A Hustler
B10. UB 40 - I Think It's Gonna Rain
On November 15, 1980, Ronco‘s Radio Active (RTL 2049) entered the UK Albums Chart at #34. The following week it peaked at #13 and remained on the chart for nine weeks.
20 ELECTRIC HITS
Includes 3 No 1 Hit Singles By Kelly Marie, Ottawan & Odyssey
The label on the cover claimed “D.I.S.C.O.” by Ottawan had gone to #1. Only in the Netherlands and Norway! In the UK, the song only made #2 and they could only manage #7 in their native France.
All tracks in this collection were hits in 1980, except the tracks from Gibson Brothers and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (listed as Manfred Man on the cover, and Manfred Mann on the label), which did not chart in the UK
“D.I.S.C.O.” by Ottawan, “I Die: You Die” by Gary Numan, and “Enola Gay” by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark also appear on K-Tel‘s Chart Explosion, which charted the very same day as Radio Active.
Genesis had a bigger hit in 1980: “Turn It On Again” [UK #8]
Korgis had a bigger hit in 1980: “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” [UK #5]
Selecter had bigger hits in 1980: “Three Minute Hero” [UK #16] and “Missing Words” [UK #23]
Surface Noise had a bigger hit in 1980: “The Scratch” [UK #26]. Neither track is on Spotify. Listen to “Dancin’ on a Wire” on YouTube Music.
“Paranoid” by Black Sabbath went to #4 when it first charted in 1970. The 1980 re-release got to #14. Their debut album Paranoid had been re-released as part of a double cassette with the 1980 album Heaven and Hell, which featured Ronnie James Dio after Ozzy Osbourne was fired.
Locksmith and Sue Wilkinson were a one-hit wonders and the latter does not appear on Spotify. Listen to “You Gotta Be a Hustler If You Wanna Get On” on YouTube Music.
UB40’s “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” is listed as “I Think It’s Going To Rain” on the sleeve and label. It was a double-A side with “My Way of Thinking”. Their debut hit, the double-A side “King”/”Food for Thought” had done slightly better in 1980 [UK #4].