Cold War music

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  1. I'm organising a Cold War themed party and would like some opinions on suitable music. I'm looking for songs which have a Cold war theme or references, such as Elvis Costello's Oliver's Army with the bit about checkpoint charlie. It shouldn't be just a 45-92 greatest hits! Any ideas out there?
  2. 99 red balloons-Nena

    Barry Mcguire - Eve of destruction

    Universal soldier (can't remember who did it)

    editeed to add

    Eighth day - Hazel O'conner
  3. Universal soldier - Donovan
  4. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    War by Edwin Starr

    Ride of the Valkyries
  5. msr

    msr LE

  6. Love Missile F1-11 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik

    Westworld - Theatre of Hate

    but mostly 99 Red Balloons, especially the German version.
  7. Two tribes - Frankie

    Games without Frontiers - don`t recall who sung it

    Club tropicana - Wham ( okay, perhaps not ).
  8. "Where have all the flowers gone?" - Peter, Paul and Mary.
  9. 'Amused to Death' and (although its Falklands oriented) 'The Final Cut' by Roger Waters and Pink Floyd respectively.
  10. "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-To-Die" Rag - Country Joe McDonald.

    (you will recognise it immediately when you hear it here)
  11. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    [quote="ROO_HEAD"Games without Frontiers - don`t recall who sung it.[/quote]

    Peter Gabriel.

    Okie from Muskogie (but it's more of a Nam thing)
  12. when the wind blows - david bowie.

    you could get a powerpoint projector - and just play the film on a wall as background entertainment - or Threads. no sound, just pics

    I organised a Burns Night - pipers the lot, and had Carry On up the Khyber playing in the background - worked a treat
  13. Enola Gay - OMD

    We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel

    Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - Ultravox

    Russians - Sting (that'll get 'em jiggin'.......errr....well, maybe not)

  14. Fortunate Son - CCR

    For what its worth - Errrrrr
  15. For What its worth - Buffalo Springfield

    Ruby, don't take your love to town (4 Para Mortars theme song)