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Need a live, streaming '80s soundtrack for Memorial Day Weekend?

Lite fm As luck would have it, Chicago's 93.9 Lite FM is having an all '80s weekend for this Memorial Day Weekend and they're streaming the music on the Web. Perfect!

The music started at 1pm Eastern time Friday and runs through the early hours of Tuesday. And, of course, there are '80s-themed giveaways if you live in the Chicago area.

Click here to tune your browser to their live feed.

If I could request just five songs for them to play...

SEND ME AN ANGEL (Real Life): One of two big hits by the Aussie New Wave band. (Catch Me I'm Falling is the other.

THE PROMISE (When in Rome): Easily one of my fave hits of the entire decade. It just barely missed out on reaching the top 10 in the U.S.

ANYTHING, ANYTHING (Dramarama): The best known song from the L.A. power-popsters. It also appears on the Nightmare on Elm Street 4 soundtrack.

THE SWEETEST THING (Gene Loves Jezebel): Sure, I could have picked Desire, best known from the She's Having a Baby soundtrack. Gotta mix things up!

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (The Motels): I'm torn between this tune, which is perfect for Memorial Day weekend, and Only the Lonely.

What do all five bands have in common? They're at Lost '80s Weekend, the official Stuck in the '80s get-together this year in Las Vegas on Aug. 14. Come out and hang with us! (Us? Does that mean Sean Daly is coming too? :) You'll find out soon enough!)

[Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:40am]


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