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13 April 2021

Absolute Radio celebrates 60 years of music with Through The Decades album

A bumper Absolute Radio compilation album featuring 60 seminal songs from the past 60 years is going on sale this Friday (16th April).

Absolute Radio Presents… Through The Decades brings together some of the best-loved music from across our family of stations, each playing the greatest music from each decade from the 1960s right through to the 2010s.

Based on the much-loved Through The Decades show on Absolute Radio hosted by Jay Lawrence, the three-disc album boasts the perfect playlist including from the 60s, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and The Supremes.

The 70s highlights include Blondie, Marvin Gaye, Electric Light Orchestra and the era defining ‘London Calling’ from The Clash. The Jam, The Cure and Soul II Soul are amongst the 80s line-up, with the 90s featuring Manic Street Preachers, Lenny Kravitz, and the amazing Run DMC vs Jason Nevins collaboration.

The Noughties include the timeless ‘Back In Black’ from Amy Winehouse and the equally timeless ‘Family Affair’ from Mary J Blige, whilst the 10’s closes the 6-decade journey with an incredible line-up of contemporary stand-outs including Lana Del Rey, Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man and James Bay.

The Absolute Radio Presents… Through The Decades CD is available to pre-order now ahead of going on sale on Friday.

A full tracklist can be found below:



1) The Beach Boys – ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’

2) The Byrds – ‘Mr Tambourine Man’

3) The Spencer Davis Group – ‘Keep On Running’

4) Johnny Cash – ‘Ring of Fire’

5) Elvis Presley – ‘Viva Las Vegas’

6) Bob Dylan – ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’

7) Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – ‘Nowhere To Run’

8) Diana Ross & The Supremes – ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’

9) Dusty Springfield – ‘Son of a Preacher Man’

10) Simon & Garfunkel – ‘The Boxer’


11) The Clash – ‘London Calling’

12) Blondie – ‘Hanging on the Telephone’

13) The Boomtown Rats – ‘Rat Trap’

14) Iggy Pop – ‘The Passenger’

15) Free – ‘All Right Now’

16) Electric Light Orchestra – ‘Livin’ Thing’

17) Boz Scaggs – ‘Lido Shuffle’

18) Marvin Gaye – ‘What’s Going On’

19) The Temptations – ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’

20) Bill Withers – ‘Lean On Me’



1) The Jam – ‘Town Called Malice’

2) The Cure – ‘The Lovecats’

3) Simple Minds – ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’

4) Tears For Fears – ‘Shout’

5) Soul II Soul – ‘Back To Life’

6) Fairground Attraction – ‘Perfect’

7) Bruce Hornsby and the Range – ‘The Way It Is’

8) Deacon Blue – ‘Real Gone Kid’

9) Roachford – ‘Cuddly Toy’

10) Beastie Boys – ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)’


11) Manic Street Preachers – ‘A Design For Life’

12) The Stone Roses – ‘Waterfall’

13) Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins – ‘It’s Like That’

14) Blackstreet ft. Dr Dre – ‘No Diggity’

15) Jamiroquai – ‘Virtual Insanity’

16) Adamski ft. Seal – ‘Killers’

17) 4 Non Blondes – ‘What’s Up?’

18) Lenny Kravitz – ‘Fly Away’

19) Sheryl Crow – ‘If It Makes You Happy’

20) Paul Weller – ‘You Do Something To Me’



1) Amy Winehouse – ‘Back To Black’

2) The Zutons – ‘Valerie’

3) The Coral – ‘Dreaming of You’

4) Stereophonics – ‘Dakota’

5) Fall Out Boy – ‘This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race’

6) Blink-182 – ‘All The Small Things’

7) The Black Eyed Peas – ‘I Gotta Feeling’

8) Mary J Blige – ‘Family Affair’

9) Corinne Bailey Rae – ‘Put Your Records On’

10) The Fray – ‘How To Save A Life’


11) Bastille – ‘Pompeii’

12) Rag N’ Bone Man – ‘Human’

13) George Ezra – ‘Paradise’

14) Elle King – ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’

15) DNCE – ‘Cake by the Ocean’

16) Catfish & The Bottlemen – ‘Kathleen’

17) Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’

18) Lana Del Rey – ‘Video Games’

19) Dermot Kennedy – ‘Outnumbered’

20) James Bay – ‘Hold Back The River’


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For Further Press Information, please contact:

Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)

M: 07718 489342

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