AOR On The Radio Winter Edition

Picture: New York Post
Christmas is near, so I created some kind of festive bonus mix, although I did not select any traditional Christmas songs. It was made with the music from the excellent blog AOR Disco in mind. It is a new round of radio friendly songs in the AOR On The Radio series. I added a few old American radio jingles to enhance the feeling of listening to FM radio of the past. For this mix I chose a couple of international Dutch acts: Tiffany (not to be confused with the American 1980s teenage star), Anouk, Solution, Breeze and Maggie MacNeal. The latter was one half of the successful Dutch duo Mouth & MacNeal. Their biggest hit was ‘How do you do?’ that peaked at number 8 on the American Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. Two years later they became third in the Eurovision Song Contest that was won by Abba. After a quarrel the duo split and Maggie MacNeal went solo in 1975.

The closing track by Australian singer/songwriter Doug Ashdown was released as 'Leave love enough alone' in 1974, but it was retitled as 'Winter in America' for the Australian market two years later. In the Netherlands it reached number 13 in the early spring of 1978, which was four years after its original release. I like how he sings "Enough of love" and "Oh, how I miss December..." It is a great, sad love song.

Enjoy! Thanks to Geoff Barton for the jingles.

Tracklist:

Solution – It’s Only Just Begun (1980)
Tiffany – Late Night Show (1978)
Boz Scaggs – Lowdown (1977)
Bill Labounty – Lie To Me (1975)
Mud – How Many Times? (1976)
RCR – Me & You (1980)
Donald Fagen – Out Of The Ghetto (2012)
Bill Withers – You (1974)
Char – Shinin' You, Shinin' Day (1976)
Anouk – Breathe (2014)
MFSB – When Your Love Is Gone (1975)
White Horse – Over And Done With (1977)
Brenda Russell – A Little Bit Of Love (1979)
Bob McGilpin II – Disco Dancer (1979)
Breeze – It's Only A Matter Of Time (1978)
Maggie MacNeal – Night Time (1979)
Deep Throat Soundtrack – Run Linda Run [A Digital Needle Edit] (1974)
ABC – S.O.S. (1983)
Doug Ashdown – Winter In America (1978)


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