Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog updated daily with all the songs from the day’s show. Good Morning I’m Mitch Silver. If you ever got a paper route just so you could shout "I want my two dollars," if you've spent more money on your subscription to Tiger Beat than on Christmas toys for your kids, if you've ever worn your sunglasses at night and you were in no way being ironic, or if you've ever told em’ Large Marge sent ya, then you’re in the right place. We start today’s show with a by prolific songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren, whose career has been nothing short of extremely successful, regardless of this song being his only radio hit under his own name. From 1983 here’s “Bang on the Drum All Day.”

From 1984 Cyndi Lauper “She Bop” on The River 105.9. If you've always waited for the Sweet Pickles Bus to visit your house, if you're waiting for the day when you can post pictures of your Flock of Seagulls haircut on Facebook without embarrassment, or if you're undecided on the Roth/Hagar debate but "Gary Cherone" is not in your vocabulary, then you’re in the right place. Right now from 1982 here’s Madness with “Our House.”
From 1980 Devo “Whip It” on the River 105.9. If you're too busy rocking your parachute pants to notice a sale on skinny jeans, if you're still wondering when they're going to have a Kids Incorporated reunion show, or if you're still waiting for Kermit and Piggy to take you on a Great Muppet Caper, then you’re in the right place. Right now from 1987 here’s George Michael with “Faith”
From 1987 George Michael “Faith” on the River 105.9. Funny to think about but George Michael is partially responsible for the success of Limp Bizkit. Their first single was a cover of that song, which lead to their future success as a band. You can see the music video for the songs we play today plus thousands more for free on theriver1059.com keyword “80’s” Right now I’m joined by Zach the Intern with a look at the 80’s Timeline. In what year did these events occur? Eight year old future pop tart Britney Spears auditioned for a revival of The Mickey Mouse Club. Zac Morris pulled his first prank under the not-so-watchful eye of Mr. Belding on Saved by the Bell. And 80s powerhouse movie couple Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner went for a ride on a chandelier in War of the Roses, in 1989 That same year Howard Jones wrote this classic song for his wife. What a guy. Here’s “Everlasting Love.”
From 1984 Bananarama “Cruel Summer” on the River 105.9. If you're still trying to figure out whether Schwarzenegger or DeVito was the cuter twin, if you're still trying to figure out what was up with Tammy Faye Baker's eyelashes, or if you're a fan of 30 Rock not because of Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin but because of Eddie Murphy's Stevie Wonder and Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra, you’re in the right place. Right now from 1982 Frida “I Know There’s Something Going On.”
From 1982 Frida “I Know There’s Something Going On” on the River 105.9. Phil Collins was called upon to produce and lay down the drum track for that song. You can catch the video for that thousands of other songs for free at theiver1059.com keyword “80s.” Coming up next, a song Tom Jones was told to cover by his manager to quote “up his street cred.” The original version is coming up in 4.5 minutes. (No Prince Video Available) From 1986 Prince with “Kiss” on the River 105.9. Thanks for starting your day with us on the 80’s at 8. If you ever tried a milk and Pepsi because Laverne drank them, if you ever thought you looked pretty cool flipping out your comb at the roller rink, or if you ever thought it was tragic that Baywatch got nine seasons while ALF got only four, you’re in the right place. Right now from 1988 Eddie Bickell “What I Am.”
From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars” on the 80’s at 8. If you ever thought it perfectly acceptable that Andrew McCarthy ended up with a Mannequin, if you ever stuck someone with the defective hippo because you knew it wasn't hungry hungry enough, or if you ever rushed home from school to watch After School Specials with titles like "High School Narc" and "Just Tipsy, Honey," you’re in the right place. Right now from 1982 here’s the Stray Cats with “Stray Cat Strut.”