Ashes to Ashes: the definitive playlist

Being a huge fan of both New Wave music and the show Ashes to Ashes, I thought I might share a list of songs used on the show.

Season 1’s list follows, and season 2’s will follow at the conclusion of the current season.

Season 1, Episode 1

Ultravox – “Vienna”
The Clash – “I Fought the Law”
Tubeway Army – “Are Friends Electric?”
The Stranglers – “No More Heroes”
David Bowie – “Ashes to Ashes”
The Passions – “In Love With A German Film Star”
Duran Duran – “Hungry Like the Wolf”
Duran Duran – “Careless Memories”
Roxy Music – “Same Old Scene”

Season 1, Episode 2

Tenpole Tudor – “Swords of a Thousand Men”
Madness – “The Prince”
Imagination – “Body Talk”
The Flying Lizards – “Money”
Visage – “Fade to Grey”
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Souvenir”
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Geno”
The Pop Group – “We Are All Prostitutes”
Heaven 17 – “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang”
Jon and Vangelis – “I Hear You Now”
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Show Me”
Chas and Dave – “Gertcha”

Season 1, Episode 3

The Ruts – “Staring at the Rudeboys”
Joe Jackson – “It’s Different for Girls”
Bryan Ferry – “Let’s Stick Together”
Roxy Music – “Over You”
Bucks Fizz – “Making your Mind Up”
Modern Romance – “Aye Aye Aye Moosey”
Duran Duran – “Planet Earth”
Altered Images – “Happy Birthday”
The Buzzcocks – “Autonomy”
The English Beat – “The Doors of your Heart”

Season 1, Episode 4

Spandau Ballet – “To Cut a Long Story Short”
Duran Duran – “Girls on Film”
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Enola Gay”
The Clash – “London Calling”
Human League – “Love Action”
The Teardrop Explodes – “Reward”
Shakin’ Stevens – “Green Door”
The Clash – “Police and Thieves”

Season 1, Episode 5

Madness – “One Step Beyond”
Simple Minds – “I Travel”
XTC – “Sergeant Rock”
Killing Joke – “Turn To Red”
Donna Summer – “I Feel Love”
John Davis – “Love Magic”
Human League – “Don’t You Want Me”
Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip – “I Lost my Heart to a Starship Trooper”
Soft Cell – “Where Did Our Love Go?”

Season 1, Episode 6

Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”
The Skids – “Into The Valley”
Roxy Music – “Same Old Scene”
The English Beat – “Mirror In The Bathroom”
Spandau Ballet – “Chant No 1”
Kim Wilde – “Kids In America”
Ultravox – “Vienna”
The Stranglers – “Golden Brown”
Japan – “Ghosts”

Season 1, Episode 7

The Clash – “Police On My Back”
Kate Bush – “The Man With the Child in His Eyes”
The English Beat – “Whine & Grine”
Michael Jackson – “One Day in Your Life”
David Bowie – “Fame”
The Selecter – “Too Much Pressure”
Peaches and Herb – “Reunited”
Marshall Hain – “Dancing in the City”

Season 1, Episode 8

Tom Robinson Band – “2,4,6,8 Motorway”
David Bowie – “Ashes to Ashes”
Supertramp – “Take the Long Way Home”

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