Check out what’s on The AIR, as Friday sees a brand-new episode of  Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. Sydney Fileen presents two hours of New Wave Music gone Hollywood! You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

We have tinkered with the schedule a bit this week, but Friday at 3 PM you will still get your two-hour dose of crunchy New Wave goodness. This week we bring you New Wave classics that found their way to the big and small screen. You’ll hear hit songs that were used in movies like The Breakfast Club, Rumblefish, Pretty In Pink, Times Square, The Last American Virgin and more, plus you’ll get to relive New Wave moments from TV shows like CPO Sharkey, Teenage Kicks, Cavegirl and Square Pegs.

Some of the songs you’ll hear were only available on soundtrack albums or singles for most of the 1980s. This is a great way to hear some hard-to-find tunes, along with some massive hit songs.

Just check out this epic playlist that Sydney has compiled for you…

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Simple MInds “Don’t You Forget About Me”
The Knack “My Sharona”
Wang Chung “To Live And Die In L.A.”
Bow Wow Wow “Go Wild In The Country”
“The Undertones “Teenage Kicks”
Psychedelic Furs “Pretty In Pink”
New Order “Shell Shock”
Echo and The Bunnymen “Bring On The Dancing Horses”
OMD “If You Leave”
Stan Rideway and Stewart Copeland “Don’t Box Me In”
Oingo Boingo “Weird Science”
The Art of Noise “Dragnet”
The Dickies “Hideous”
DEVO “Peek A Boo”
The Waitresses “Square Pegs”
Elvis Costello and The Attractions “Accidents Will Happen”
Pretenders “Talk of The Town”
Joe Jackson “Pretty Boys”
XTC “Take This Town”
The Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated”
The Cure “Grinding Halt”
Gary Numan “Down In The Park”
The Human League “Love Action”
The Cars “Since You’ve Gone”
U2 “I Will Follow”
The Gleaming Spires “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls”
Blondie “Call Me”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Relax”

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM and Thursday at Noon, exclusively on The AIR. Every Monday at 3 PM, we bring you four classic episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, just so you can be all New Wave-y when you get home from work.

Look for a new PopCulteer later this afternoon.