Monday Mixtape #6 – Oh, Vienna [songs from Ashes to Ashes]

Monday Mixtape #6 – Oh, Vienna [songs from Ashes to Ashes]

This week’s Monday Mixtape is celebrating the soundtrack to one of the most wonderful television shows to have ever existed.  You can buy the three official BBC soundtracks [one per season] to the show on Amazon [and probably in other places too].  This isn’t a comprehensive list, just some of my favourite songs from key moments throughout the series.

Season One – 1981
01. “Ashes to Ashes” – David Bowie
02. “Fade to Grey” – Visage
03. “To Cut a Long Story Short” – Spandau Ballet
04. “Girls on Film” – Duran Duran
05. “One Step Beyond” – Madness
06. “Don’t You Want Me” – The Human League
07. “Vienna” – Ultravox
08. “Golden Brown” – Stranglers
09. “Fame” – David Bowie
10. “2-4-6-5-8 Motorway” – Tom Robinson Band
11. “Take the Long Way Home” – Supertramp

Season Two – 1982
01. “Stand and Deliver” – Adam & the Ants
02. “Mirror Man” – The Human League
03. “Town Called Malice” – The Jam
04. “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” – The Korgis
05. “Funeral Pyre” – The Jam
06. “Under Pressure’ – Queen & David Bowie
07. “The Man Who Sold the World” – David Bowie
08. “Hot in the City” – Billy Idol
09. “Goody Two Shoes” – Adam & the Ants
10. “Joan Of Arc (Maid of Orleans)” – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Season Three – 1983
01. “Electric Avenue” – Eddie Grant
02. “Promised You a Miracle” – Simple Minds
03. “Blue Monday” – New Order
04. “Uptown Girl” – Billy Joel
05. “Anarchy in the UK” – Sex Pistols
06. “Two Tribes” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
07. “Watching the Detectives” – Elvis Costello
08. “Only You” – Yazoo
09. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” – U2
10. “True” – Spandau Ballet

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2 Comments

  • Emily
    8 years ago

    Season 2 soundtrack is my favourite. No, wait. Season 1. No, season 2. Season 1.

  • 8 years ago

    What about season 3? The inclusion of “True” alone pushes it right up there among the contenders…

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