Three powerhouse performers from the 1980’s, and three late June birthdays. Cyndi Lauper and Colin Hay of Men At Work, both turning 65 this month, and George Michael, who would have turned 55: all ripe for some amazing covers, which is hopefully what you’ll find on today’s show! (82.5 minutes)

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Title Artist Length Artwork Album Original Artist Versions Buy
Freedom The Davenports 3:24 Here Comes the Reign Again: The Second British Invasion Wham! 3
Faith The Boy Least Likely To 2:55 Q Covered: The Eighties George Michael 9
Careless Whisper The Lost Fingers 4:53 Lost In the 80s George Michael & Wham! 7
Freedom ’90 Dick Brave & The Backbeats 3:59 Dick This! George Michael
True Faith (Instrumental) George Michael 4:18 True Faith New Order
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Osmojam 3:06 80 Wham! 4
Father Figure Tori Amos 6:19 "The Original Bootlegs" (12 CD Box Set) George Michael 4
I Remember You George Michael 4:12 Songs From The Last Century Johnny Mercer
Down Under The Red Army Choir 2:46 Musical Challenge: 1 Men At Work 9
Underground Katrina Carlson 3:05 WoMen At Work - Sing the Hit Songs of Men At Work Inspiring Women Everywhere Men At Work
Who Can It Be Now? Stereo Dub 3:16 Vintage Chic 100 - Part Two Men At Work 2
Overkill Colin Hay 3:47 Man @ Work Men At Work re-cover
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Chromatics 3:47 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 2
Time After Time Shy Girls 4:19 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper 26
All Through the Night Sleeping At Last 3:17 All Through the Night Cyndi Lauper 2
She Bop Unwoman 4:28 Uncovered Cyndi Lauper 5
True Colours Shane Filan 3:01 BBC Radio 2: Sounds Of The 80s Cyndi Lauper 2