Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Asia & Oceania in songs


This is the playlist for my Radio Boo broadcast, tomorrow Wednesday 21 December 2016 with songs referring to Asia & Oceania.


1) ASIA


AFGHANISTAN


Illegal Attacks - IAN BROWN feat. SINEAD O'CONNOR (2007)

It's Alright - PET SHOP BOYS (1989 / STERLING VOID & PASRIS BRIGHTLEDGE)

Modern Dance - LOU REED (2000)

We Didn't Start The Fire - BILLY JOEL (1989 / Russians in Afghanistan)




BABYLON (IRAQ)


Babylon Bisters - STEELY DAN (1980)

Clandestino - MANU CHAO (2000)

Dance Me To The End Of Love - LEONARD COHEN (1984)

Every Beat Of My Heart - ROD STEWART (1986)

Exodus - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (1977)

Fu-Gee-La - THE FUGEES (Dec 1995)

Is It Like Today? - WORLD PARTY (1993)

Orinoco Flow - ENYA (1988)

Rivers Of Babylon - BONEY M (1978 / THE MELODIANS)

Rock DJ - ROBBIE WILLIAMS (2000)

The Miracle - QUEEN (1989)

The Richest Man In Babylon - THIEVERY CORPORATION (2002)

The Riddle - NIK KERSHAW (1984)




BANGLADESH


Bangladesh - GEORGE HARRISON (1971)




BORNEO


C'est A Hambourg EDITH PIAF (1955)




CAMBODIA


Cambodia - KIM WILDE (1981)




CHINA


500 Miles - THE HOOTERS (1989 / Tiananmen Square, Beijing)
A hundred tanks along the squareone man stands and stops them there

Beautiful Day - U2 (2000)

Break My Stride - MATTHEW WILDER (1983)

China Girl - DAVID BOWIE (1983 / IGGY POP)

Dragging Me Down - INSPIRAL CARPETS (1992)

I've Seen It All - BJORK feat. THOM YORKE (2000 / Great Wall Of China)

Kung Fu Fighting - CARL DOUGLAS (1974)

Living In China - MEN WITHOUT HATS (1982)

No Myth - MICHAEL PENN (1989)

Queen Of China-Town - AMANDA LEAR (1977 / Shanghai)

Souvenir De Chine - JEAN MICHEL JARRE (1982)

Speed Of Sound - COLDPLAY (2005)

The Love Of Richard Nixon - MANIC STREET PREACHERS (2004)

Walking On The Chinese Wall - PHILIP BAILEY (1985 / Chinese Wall > Great Wall Of China)


Songs about porcelain:


China In Your Hand - T'PAU (1987)

Weather With You - CROWDED HOUSE (1992)

Who's That Girl - EURYTHMICS (1983)


Songs about food:


The Day Before You Came - ABBA (1982 / stopped along the way to buy some Chinese food to go)




HONG KONG (CHINA)


Hong Kong Garden - SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES (1978)

Passion - ROD STEWART (1980)

The Magnificent Seven - THE CLASH (1981)

Victoria - THE KINKS (1969)




INDIA


Bow Down Mister - JESUS LOVES YOU (1991 / Bombay, Bangalore, Rajastan)

Calcutta (instrumental) - LAWRENCE WELK (Dec 1960 / Calcutta)

Mosque Of Babur - AXON [SND] feat. (did) Jer(iddi)M) (2013 / Mosque Of Babur)

My Army Of Lovers - ARMY OF LOVERS (1990 / Taj Mahal)

Taj Mahal - JORGE BEN (1972 / Taj Mahal)

Thank U - ALANIS MORISSETTE (1998)

The Miracle - QUEEN (1989 / Taj Mahal)

Victoria - THE KINKS (1969)


Songs about Bombay (Mumbai):


Around The World - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (1999)

Come Fly With Me - FRANK SINATRA (1958)

Down Under - MEN AT WORK (1981)

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS (1978)

Secret Agent Man - JOHNNY RIVERS (1966)

Sympathy For The Devil - THE ROLLING STONES (1968)

Up On The Catwalk - SIMPLE MINDS (1984)




INDONESIA


Orinoco Flow - ENYA (1988 / Bali)

State Of Independence - DONNA SUMMER (1982 / JON & VANGELIS / Indionese)

Στα Μέρη Του Μπαλί - ΒΑΓΓΕΛΗΣ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΟΣ (1987 / Bali)




IRAN (PERSIA)


Alexander The Great - IRON MAIDEN (1986 / Persia)

The Original Wrapper - LOU REED (1986 / Tehran)




IRAQ


Alexander The Great - IRON MAIDEN (1986 / Battle of Arbela AKA The Battle of Gaugamela)

Ali Baba - ΣΑΚΗΣ ΜΠΟΥΛΑΣ (1988 / Βαγδάτη)




JAPAN


Alone In Kyoto - AIR (2003 / Kyoto)

Big In Japan - ALPHAVILLE (1984)

Give It To Me - TIMBALAND feat. NELLY & JUSTIN (2007)

Hiroshima - SANDRA (1990 / WISHFUL THINKING / Hiroshima)

I'm Too Sexy - RIGHT SAID FRED  (1991)

Indian Reservation - PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS (1971 / DON FARDON)

Kyoto Song - THE CURE (1985 / Kyoto)

Lies - THOMPSON TWINS (1982)

Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Dedremo) - MALCOLM McLAREN feat. BETTY ANN WHITE & DEBBIE COLE (1984 / Nagasaki)

Mr. Roboto - STYX (1983)

Speed Of Sound - COLDPLAY (2005)

The Breaks - KURTIS BLOW (1980)

The Walk - THE CURE (1983)

Turning Japanese - THE VAPORS (1980)

What You Waiting For? - GWEN STEFANI (2004 / Osaka, Tokyo, Harajuku)

Ziggy Stardust - DAVID BOWIE (1972)

Ναγκασάκι - ΜΟΥΣΙΚΕΣ ΤΑΞΙΑΡΧΙΕΣ (1984 / Nagasaki)


Songs about Tokyo:


Dancing In The Street - DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER (1985 / MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS)

Dancing With Myself - BILLY IDOL (1982 / GENERATION X)

I'm A Cuckoo - BELLE & SEBASTIAN (2004 / Harajuku)

Passion - ROD STEWART (1980)

My Army Of Lovers - ARMY OF LOVERS (1990)

Tokyo - NENA (1986)

Tokyo Joe - BERTIE HIGGINS (1983)

Tokyo Nights - KROKUS (1980)

Woman From Tokyo - DEEP PURPLE (1973)




KASHMIR


Kashmir - LED ZEPPELIN (1975)




KOREA 


Everything Counts - DEPECHE MODE (1983)

We Didn't Start The Fire - BILLY JOEL (1989 / North & South Korea)




KUWAIT


Karmacoma - MASSIVE ATTACK (1995)




LEBANON


Ghost Dancing - SIMPLE MINDS (1985)

Shake For The Sheik - THE ESCAPE CLUB (1988 / Beirut)

The Lebanon - HUMAN LEAGUE (1984)

Time For Laughter - LITTLE EDEN (1987Beirut)

War Crimes - THE SPECIAL AKA (1984Beirut)




MALAYSIA 


Bad Girls - WESTLIFE (2001 / Kuala Lumpur)



MESOPOTAMIA (IRAQ)


Mesopotamia - THE B 52's (1982)




MYANMAR (BURMA)


Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS (1978 / Mandalay)

Rangoon Moon - DOUBLE (1985 / Rangoon)

The Road To Mandalay - ROBBIE WILLIAMS (2001Mandalay)

Time For Laughter - LITTLE EDEN (1987 / Rangoon)




NEPAL


Cry Baby - JANIS JOPLIN (1971 / Kathmandu)

Katmandu - BOB SEGER (1975)

Nobody Told Me - JOHN LENNON (1984 / Kathmandu)




PALESTINE


Been To Canaan - CAROLE KING (1972 / Canaan)

Desolation Row - BOB DYLAN (1965 / good Samaritan > Samaria)

Jericho - SIMPLY RED (1985 / Jericho)

Jokerman - BOB DYLAN (1983 / Sodom & Gomorrah)

Tel Aviv (instrumental) - DURAN DURAN (1981)

Tel Aviv (Hill Of Spring) - MATISSE (2007 / Tel Aviv)

Walls Come Tumbling Down - THE STYLE COUNCIL (1985 / Jericho)

Φρύνη - ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ ΞΑΡΧΑΚΟΣ & ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣ ΚΟΚΟΤΑΣ (1970)


Songs about Jerusalem (Zion)


Fu-Gee-La - THE FUGEES (Dec 1995 / Mount Zion)

Inch' Allah - ADAMO (1967)

Iron, Lion, Zion - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (1992)

Mad About You - STING (1991)

Rivers Of Babylon - BONEY M (1978 / THE MELODIANS / Zion)

Viva La Vida - COLDPLAY (2008)




PHILIPPINES


One Night In Bangkok - MURRAY HEAD (1984)

Tonight (Best You Ever Had) - JOHN LEGEND feat. LUDACRIS (2012 / Manila)




SAUDI ARABIA


Fluorescend Adolescent - ARCTIC MONKEYS (2007 / Mecca dauber > refers to a large male organ)

Mecca - GENE PITNEY (1963 / Mecca)

Miss Sarajevo - PASSENGERS feat. LUCIANO PAVAROTTI (1995Mecca)




SHEBA (YEMEN)


Aicha - KHALED (1996 / Reine de Saba)

Thing Called Love - BONNIE RAITT (LP Nick Of Time, 1989 / Queen of Sheba)




SINGAPORE


On A Little Street In Singapore - MANHATTAN TRANSFER (1978)

Victoria - THE KINKS (1969)




SYRIA


Πόλεις Του Καλοκαιριού - ΝΕΝΑ ΒΕΝΕΤΣΑΝΟΥ (1993 / Δαμασκός)

Φρύνη - ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ ΞΑΡΧΑΚΟΣ & ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣ ΚΟΚΟΤΑΣ (1970 / Δαμασκός)




THAILAND (SIAM)


Let's Do It - EARTHA KITT (1956 / Siam, Siamese twins)

Like A Rolling Stone - BOB DYLAN (1965 / Siamese cats)

Lips Like Sugar - ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (1987 / Siamese twin)

One Night In Bangkok - MURRAY HEAD (1984 / Bangkok)

Passion - ROD STEWART (1980 / Bangkok)

State Of Independence - DONNA SUMMER (1982 / JON & VANGELIS / Siamese)

Summer In Siam - THE POGUES (1990)

Under My Thumb - THE ROLLING STONES (1966 / Siamese cat)




TIBET


State Of Independence - DONNA SUMMER (1982 / JON & VANGELIS)




UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


Κάνε Το Χειμώνα Καλοκαίρι - ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΟΤΣΙΡΑΣ (2008 / Dubai)




VIETNAM


19 - PAUL HARDCASTLE (1985 / Saigon)

Born In The U.S.A. - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (1984 / Saigon)

Camouflage - STAN RIDGWAY (1986)

Goodnight Saigon - BILLY JOEL (1982)

You're In The Army Now - BOLLAND (1981 / Nam)




YEMEN


Ένας Νέγρος Θερμαστής Από Το Τζιμπουτί - ΘΑΝΟΣ ΜΙΚΡΟΥΤΣΙΚΟΣ & ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΠΑΠΑΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ (Aden)




2) OCEANIA



AUSTRALIA


Sorrento Moon (I Remember) - TINA ARENA (1995 / Sorrento)

Streets Of Your Town - THE GO-BETWEENS (1988 / Brisbane)




FIJI


Orinoco Flow - ENYA (1988)

Voyage Voyage - DESIRELESS (December 1986)




The Playlist


22:00:27 Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok (OST Chess, 1984)
22:04:27 Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (1974)
22:07:33 Amanda Lear - Queen Of China Town (1977)
22:11:41 Jorge Ben - Taj Mahal (LP Ben, 1972)
22:15:35 Yiannis Kotsiras - Kane To Chimona Kalokairi (2008)
22:19:18 Styx - Mr. Roboto (LP Kilroy Was Here, 1983)
22:23:32 Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (LP Construction Time Again, 1983)
22:27:46 The Cure - The Walk (1983)
22:31:29 The Human League - The Lebanon (LP Hysteria, 1984)
22:35:09 John Lennon - Nobody Told Me (LP Milk & Honey, 1984)
22:38:34 Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For (2004)
22:41:59 The Kinks - Victoria (1969)
22:45:53 Gene Pitney - Mecca (1963)
22:48:18 Bertie Higgins - Tokyo Joe (LP Pirates & Poets, 1983)
22:51:44 Double - Rangoon Moon (LP Blue, 1985)
22:55:52 Tina Arena - Sorrento Moon (I Remember) (LP Don't Ask, 1995)
23:00:03 Vangelis Germanos - Sta Meri Tou Bali (LP Erotologa, 1987)
23:03:13 Donna Summer - State Of Independence (1982)
23:07:20 Cheb Khaled - Aicha (LP Sahra, 1996)
23:11:34 Simply Red - Jericho (LP Picture Book, 1985)
23:15:12 Passengers feat. Luciano Pavarotti - Miss Sarajevo (1995)
23:20:23 Carole King - Been To Canaan (1972)
23:24:49 Salvatore Adamo - Inch' Allah (1967)
23:28:49 Sandra - Hiroshima (1990)
23:33:03 Led Zeppelin - Kashmir (LP Physical Graffiti, 1975)
23:37:05 Janis Joplin - Cry Baby (LP Pearl, 1971)
23:41:32 Axon [SND] feat. (did) Jer(iddi)M) - Mosque Of Babur (2013)
23:45:42 Kim Wilde - Cambodia (1981 / LP Select, 1982)
23:50:19 The Pogues - Summer In Siam (LP Hell's Ditch, 1990)
23:54:50 T'Pau - China In Your Hand (LP Bridge Of Spies, 1987)
23:58:00 Jean Michel Jarre - Souvenir Of China (LP Les Concerts En Chine, 1982)


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