Ashes to Ashes: the definitive playlist (updated)

Here’s a list of all the songs heard on the show Ashes to Ashes, updated to include season 2.

UPDATE: Here’s the final playlist, with season 3 included.

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 – “I’m In Love With A German Film Star”
Duran Duran – “Hungry Like the Wolf”
Duran Duran – “Careless Memories”
Roxy Music – “Same Old Scene”

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 – “Fascist Groove Thang”
Jon and Vangelis – “I Hear You Now”
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Show Me”
Chas and Dave – “Gertcha”

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 Beat – “The Doors of your Heart”

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”

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”
S. Brightman\Hot Gossip – “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper”
Soft Cell – “Where Did Our Love Go?”

Episode 6

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

Episode 7

The Clash – “Police on my Back”
Kate Bush – “The Man With the Child in His Eyes”
The 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”

Episode 8

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

Season 2

Episode 1

Funboy Three – “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)”
Duran Duran – “Rio”
Haircut 100 – “Love Plus One”
ABC – “The Look Of Love”
Adam and The Ants – “Stand And Deliver”
Kraftwerk – “The Model”
The Specials – “Working For The Rat Race”
Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”
Human League – “Mirror Man”

Episode 2

Echo & The Bunnymen – “The Back Of Love”
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – “Stool Pigeon”
Squeeze – “Tempted”
Japan – “I Second That Emotion”
Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”
The Jam – “Town Called Malice”
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Come On Eileen”
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Messages”
A Flock Of Seagulls – “Wishing”

Episode 3

Hall & Oates – “I Can’t Go For That”
UB40 – “Food For Thought”
Trio – “Da Da Da”
Survivor – “Eye Of The Tiger”
Duran Duran – “Planet Earth”
Duran Duran – “Is There Something I Should Know?”
The Thompson Twins – “Lies”
The Beat – “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”
Tight Fit – “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Episode 4

Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – “Ebony & Ivory”
Bauhaus – “Harry”
Funboy Three & Bananarama – “It Ain’t What You Do…”
Bauhaus – “The Three Shadows”
Al Jarreau – “We’re In This Love Together”
Broken English – “The Token Man”
Pigbag – “Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag”
Bauhaus – “Hair Of The Dog”
The Associates – “Love Hangover”
Bauhaus – “In Fear Of The Dub”
Queen & David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
The Korgis – “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime”

Episode 5

The Jam – “Funeral Pyre”
Odyssey – “Going Back To My Roots”
Blondie – “Atomic”
Queen & David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
UB40 – “Food For Thought”
New Order – “Temptation”
The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”
David Bowie – “Speed Of Life”
Bill Withers – “Just The Two Of Us”
Madness – “Embarrassment”
David Bowie – “The Man Who Sold The World”

Episode 6

Captain Sensible – “Happy Talk”
Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper”
Motorhead – “Ace Of Spades”
Donna Summer – “I Feel Love”
Michael Jackson – “Thriller”
Haircut 100 – “Favourite Shirt (Boy Meets Girl)
Anti-Nowhere League – “Streets Of London”
Billy Idol – “Hot In The City”

Episode 7

Adam & The Ants – “Goody Two Shoes”
The Cure – “All Cats Are Grey”
Gary Numan – “Music For Chameleons”
Tears For Fears – “Ideas As Opiates”

Episode 8

Simple Minds – “Hunter And The Hunted”
Roxy Music – “While My Heart Is Still Beating”
The Associates – “Club Country”
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Maid Of Orleans”

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