World Cafe Playlist for 08/05/2021
World Cafe Playlist for 08/05/2021

Rob Tannenbaum joins host Stephen Kallao

Forty years ago this week, an upstart network called MTV went on the air – And it changed how we listen to and see music forever. We’ll find out how the then-radical idea of a 24-hour music video channel came to be, with the next World Cafe guest, Rob Tannenbaum. The co-author of the book I Want My MTV joins host Stephen Kallao for an incredible deep dive into the videos, the VJ’s, and MTV’s key players behind the scenes.

*Robert Palmer “Looking For Clues” Clues
The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” The Age Of Plastic
REO Speedwagon “Take It On the Run” Hi Infidelity
Duran Duran “Girls on Film” Decade
“Martha Quinn June 16 1982”
“MTV 1982 Promo Spot”
“MTV 1982 Promo Spot”
A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Away)” We Are The ‘80s
Michael Jackson “Thriller” Thriller
Urban Culture Worldwide “Wu Tang Clan Interview in the Wu Tang House (with ODB)”
Van Halen “Hot for Teacher” 1984
The Pretenders “Brass In Pocket” Pretenders
Rod Stewart “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” Blondes Have More Fun
Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight” Face Value
Pat Benatar “You Better Run” Crimes Of Passion
Pete Townshend “One Step Ahead” Empty Glass

Hour Two
*Carly Simon “We’re So Close” Spy
Blondie “Rapture” Autoamerican
The Specials “Rudy, A Message To You” The Specials
Kate Bush “Wuthering Heights” The Kick Inside
David Bowie “Fashion” Scary Monsters
The J. Geils Band “Love Stinks” Love Stinks
Talking Heads “Once In A Lifetime” Remain In Light
Ultravox “Vienna” Vienna
The Ramones “Do You Remember Rock N’ Roll” End Of The Century
Stevie Nicks “Bella Donna” Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
Shoes “Tomorrow Night” Present Tense
The Cars “Let’s Go” Candy-O
Elvis Costello “(What’s So Funny ‘bout) Peace, Love And Understanding” Armed Forces

*Optional Song