Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with each day’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we played! If you knew where to order your pizza in order to Avoid the Noid, if you could rock a pair of suspenders like nobody else can, if you think fingerless gloves have no place being on the golf course, or if you have ever said “Oh Yeah” about a million times hoping the Kool Aid man would bust through your wall, then this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, powered by Daniel Energy dot com. We kick off today’s show with a song that made Blender’s top 500 list of the Greatest Songs Since You Were Born, calling it “a new wave let’s-stay-together plea” that it’s “So cornball it works”, from 1986 the Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now”
From 1985 Loverboy with “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It” If you’ve ever told your friend to “Stay golden, Ponyboy”, if you ever had a contest with your friends to see who could have the most “In” hairstyle, or if you ever grabbed your buddy and shouted “Wondertwin powers, activate!” then you’re in the right spot, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”
From 1987 George Michael “Faith” If you know what hairstyle is all business in the front and all party in the back, and you know you had one, if you’re still trying to decide whether Schwarzenegger or DeVito was the cuter twin, or if you’re still humming the Ewok “yub nub” song, you are on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8 and from 1983 Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in what year did the following things happen?
Playboy paid former PTL church secretary Jessica Hanh $1 million for an interview and a nude pictorial.
Maddie and David finally gave in to temptation and ruined a TV show in the process in an infamous episode of moonlighting.
And the cougar posing as a mountain lion and Madonna’s friend in Who’s That Girl escaped from the movie’s New York City set, in 1987, and that year, Crowded House released their debut album, Funny thing, their name refers to the small West Hollywood apartment they shared while recording it. Here’s “Something So Strong”
From 1984 Duran Duran “The Reflex” If you’ve lost friends over fights on whether 8-tracks were better than cassettes, if you think Geena Davis deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award for Beetlejuice, The Fly, and Earth Girls Are Easy, or if you ever wanted a Platoon or Full Metal Jacket of your own, this is the place for you, It is the 80’s at 8 , from 1986 The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian”
From 1989 The B-52’s “Love Shack” If you ever wonder why DJ Jazzy Jeff’s kids never star in Karate Kid remakes, if you fondly remember when people could call something “ironic” without feeling the need to say “dontcha think”…or if you wanted your own Robocop to fend off creeps in your city, this is the show for you, It is the 80’s at 8 and up next from 1982 The Go-Go’s “Vacation”
From 1985 Katrina and the Waves “Walking on Sunshine” If your parents ever bought you a slip and slide and thought it was a reasonable substitute for a pool, if you ever have nightmares featuring the voice from your toy Speak and Spell, or if you remember when everybody dressed like the “hipsters” of today, you are on the right station, It is the 80’s at 8 and from 1985 Howard Jones “No One Is To Blame”