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11 O'Clock Tick Tock 1983
40 1983

A

A Celebration 1982
A Day Without Me 1980
A Different Kind Of Blue 1995
A Man And A Woman 2004
A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel
A Sort Of Homecoming 1984
Acrobat 1991
All Because Of You 2004
All I Want Is You 1988
Always 2000
Always Forever Now 1995
An Cat Dubh 1980
Angel Of Harlem 1988
Another Day 1980
Another Time, Another Place 1980
Are You Gonna Wait Forever? 2004
Ave Maria 2005

B

Babyface 1993
Bad 1984
Beach Sequence 1995
Beautiful Day 2001
Big Girls Are Best 2001
Boomerang II 1984
Boy/Girl 1979
Breathe 2009
Bullet The Blue Sky 1987

C

Cedars Of Lebanon 2009
City Of Blinding Lights 2004
Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long) 1995
Crumbs From Your Table 2004

D

Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car 1993
Deep In The Heart 1987
Desire 1988
Dirty Day 1993
Discotheque 1997
Do You Feel Loved 1997
Drowning Man 1983

E

Electrical Storm 2002
Elevation 2000
Elvis Ate America 1995
Elvis Presley And America
Even Better Than The Real Thing 1991
Exit 1987

F

Falling At Your Feet 2000
Fast Cars 2004
FEZ – Being Born 2009
Fire 1981

G

Get On Your Boots 2009
Gloria 1981
God Part II 1988
Gone 1997
Grace 2000

H

Hallelujah Here She Comes
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Hawkmoon 269 1988
Heartland 1988
Helter Skelter
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 1995
Holy Joe 1997

I

I Fall Down 1981
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 1987
I Threw A Brick Through A Window 1981
I Will Follow 1980
I'm Not Your Baby
If God Will Send His Angels 1997
If You Wear That Velvet Dress 1997
In A Little While 2000
In God's Country 1987
Indian Summer Sky 1984
Into The Heart 1980
Is That All 1981
Ito Okashi 1995
I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight 2009

J

J. Swallow 1981

K

Kite 2000

L

Lady With The Spinning Head 1992
Last Night On Earth 1997
Lemon 1993
Like A Song 1983
Love And Peace Or Else 2004
Love Comes Tumbling
Love Is Blindness 1991
Love Rescue Me 1988
Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)

M

Magnificent 2009
Miami 1997
Miracle Drug 2004
Miss Sarajevo 1995
MLK 1984
MOFO 1997
Moment Of Surrender 2009
Mothers Of The Disappeared 1987
Mysterious Ways 1991

N

Neon Lights 2004
Never Let Me Go 2000
New Year's Day 1983
New York 2000
No Line On The Horizon 2009
North And South Of The River 1997
Numb 1993

O

October 1981
One 1991
One Minute Warning 1995
One Step Closer 2004
One Tree Hill 1987
Original Of The Species 2004
Out Of Control 1980

P

Party Girl 1983
Peace On Earth 2000
Please 1997
Pride (In The Name Of Love) 1984
Promenade 1984

Q

R

Red Hill Mining Town 1987
Red Light 1983
Rejoice 1981
Running To Stand Still 1987

S

Salomé 1992
Scarlet 1981
Seconds 1983
Shadows And Tall Trees 1980
Silver And Gold 1987
Slow Dancing 1993
Slug 1995
So Cruel 1991
Some Days Are Better Than Others 1993
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own 2004
Spanish Eyes 1987
Stand Up Comedy 2009
Staring At The Sun 1997
Stateless 2000
Stay (Faraway, So Close!) 1993
Stories For Boys 1980
Stranger In A Strange Land 1981
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of 2000
Summer Rain 2000
Sunday Bloody Sunday 1983
Surrender 1983
Sweetest Thing 1998

T

The Electric Co. 1980
The First Time 1993
The Fly 1991
The Ground Beneath Her Feet 2000
The Hands That Built America 2002
The Ocean 1980
The Playboy Mansion 1997
The Refugee 1983
The Saints Are Coming 2006
The Three Sunrises 1985
The Unforgettable Fire 1984
The Wanderer 1993
Tomorrow 1981
Touch 1980
Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl 1982
Treasure (What Ever Happened To Pete The Chop) 1983
Trip Through Your Wires 1987
Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World 1991
Twilight 1980
Two Hearts Beat As One 1983
Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad 1997

U

Ultra Violet (Light My Way) 1991
Unknown Caller 2009
Until The End Of The World 1991

V

Van Diemen's Land 1988
Vertigo 2004

W

Wake Up Dead Man 1997
Walk On 2000
Walk To The Water 1987
Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland) 2007
When I Look At The World 2000
When Love Comes To Town 1988
Where Did It All Go Wrong 1992
Where The Streets Have No Name 1987
White As Snow 2009
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses 1991
Wild Honey 2000
Window In The Skies 2006
Wire 1984
With A Shout (Jerusalem) 1981
With Or Without You 1987

X

Y

Yahweh 2004
Your Blue Room 1995

Z

Zoo Station 1991
Zooropa 1993