Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with today’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played! If David Bowie has no power over you despite his tight leather pants, if you ever considered naming a baby Bastian or Atreyu, if you ever wish Ferris were there to get you out of summer school, or if you remember a time when Charles was in charge, then this is the station for you; this is the 80s at 8 powered by Rock of Ages at the Palace Theater on March 21st and 22nd. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song by George Michael who was trying to change his image at the time so he would appeal to a more adult audience and be taken seriously as an artist, something that wasn't easy after hit singles like "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "I'm Your Man". From 1987 Here’s “Faith”
From 1982 Joe Jackson “Breaking Us In Two” If you liked Anthony Michael Hall better when he was a geek, if you think Charlie Sheen looked better in his scene from Ferris Beuler than he does now, if you swore off drugs for the love of Nancy Reagan or if you're not bad, you're just drawn that way, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1985 The Eurythmics “Would I Lie To You?”
From 1981 Hall and Oates “You Make My Dreams” If your three main rules are not to cross the streams, to never feed a Mogwai after midnight or to say Beetlejuice three times, if Punky Bruster taught you the valuble lesson “never hide in a fridge”, or If you find it perfectly understandable that Alanis Morissette wrote "You Oughta Know" for Full House's uncle Joey, then this is the show for you; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Murray Head “One Night In Bangkok”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Halley's Comet made its very first appearance since 1911.
A Poltergeist terrorized little Carol Anne Freeling and her family in one of the year's scariest movies.
& David Hasselhoff found himself out-acted by a car named KITT in the premiere episode of Knight Rider in 1982 That same year Eddie Grant scored a huge hit on a song about British Riots. Seriously, that’s what the songs about. From Eddie Grant, here’s “Electric Avenue”
From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” If Teen Wolf taught you that the three rules to live by are never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body or if you desperately tried to learn the synth, keytar, or bongos because you were dead certain that they were the sound of the future, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”
From 1985 Katrina and the Waves “Walking On Sunshine” If you remember thinking floppy disks were a huge deal, if you ever raided the Tootsie Pop bag for the bow, arrow and star wrappers in hopes of getting a free one, or if you know the crew at on Three's Company used to unwind at the Regal Beagle, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry”
From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry” If you tried New Coke and promptly became a Pepsi fan, if you were one of the ten people who actually enjoyed Crystal Pepsi, or if you guzzled down TAB despite the warning lable, then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, and from 1980 Cars “Drive”