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Artist Countdown: Boy George & Culture Club Top 40 Hits 12pm ET @radiomax @BoyGeorgeUK

CultureClubCulture Club are an English New Wave band that was part of the 1980s New Romantic movement. The original band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). Their second album, Colour by Numbers, has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and they had several international hits with songs such as “Church of the Poison Mind“, “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me“. Boy George’s androgynous style of dressing caught the attention of the public and the media.

Culture Club’s music combines British New Wave and American soul with Jamaican reggae and also other styles such as calypso, salsa or country. From the time of the band’s first album release in 1981 to its dissolution in 1986, Culture Club had amassed hits in several countries around the world, including ten Top 40 hits in the US, most of which went Top 10.

In 1984, Culture Club won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and Brit Award for Best British Group. They went on to have subsequent hits in the UK during a reunion period of 1998–2002, where they scored a No. 4 single and a No. 25 single. In America they are associated with the Second British Invasion of British New Wave groups that became popular in the United States due to the cable music channel MTV.

Boy George (born George Alan O’Dowd on 14 June 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romanticism movement which emerged in the early-mid-1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. During the 1980s, Boy George was the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award winning pop band Culture Club where he became known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade.

(Source: Wikipedia) 

1 Karma Chameleon
2 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
3 The War Song
4 Church of the Poison Mind
5 Move Away
6 Everything I Own (Boy George)
7 Time (Clock of the Heart)
8 Victims
9 It’s a Miracle
10 The Crying Game  (Boy George)
11 Bow Down Mister  (Boy George)
12 Sold (Boy George)
13 To Be Reborn  (Boy George)
14 Miss Me Blind
15 Keep Me in Mind (Boy George)
16 I Just Wanna Be Loved
17 Generations of Love  (Boy George)
18 The Medal Song
19 God Thank You Woman
20 Mistake No. 3
21 I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
22 Love Is Love
23 Somebody to Love Me  (Boy George with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt)
24 Don’t Take My Mind on a Trip  (Boy George)
25 Live My Life  (Boy George)
26 Your Kisses Are Charity
27 Why Go?  (Boy George with Faithless)
28 Love Is Leaving  (Boy George)
29 You Are My Sister(Boy George with Antony and the Johnsons)
30 Gusto Blusto
31 Cold Shoulder
32 Funtime  (Boy George)
33 I’m Afraid of Me
34 White Boy
35 Mystery Boy
36 Come Clean
37 See Thru
38 The Dive
39 Happy  (Boy George with DJ Yoda)
40 Changing Everyday