Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog updated daily with all the songs from the day’s show. Good Morning I’m Joe Aguire. If you have still have a favorite Misfit, Care Bear, My Little Pony, if you haven't gone to the dentist in years because Steve Martin freaked you out in Little Shop of Horrors, if you haven't had frozen orange juice since 1983 because of those dastardly Duke brothers, or if you just wanna be startin something, you’re in the right place. We start today’s show with a song whose video features Falco dressed as Mozart and wearing a rainbow colored powdered wig. He passes through an 18th Century audience in a opera house and feels more at home among 20th century leather clad bikers. From 1986 here’s “Rock Me Amadeus.”

From 1980 Steely Dan “Hey Nineteen.” If you just wanna know what love is, if you just want them to know they didn't break you, if you knew Debbie Gibson long before she was Deborah, or if you knew from your first day at Sweet Valley High whether you were an Elizabeth or a Jessica, you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 here’s Glass Tiger with “Don’t Forget Me.”
From 1980 Devo with “Whip It.” If you know Alf would not be a good choice as a cat-sitter, if you know all the words to the interlude in Lionel Richie's All Night Long, or if you know better than to make a wish on a Zoltar machine, you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 here’s OMD with “If You Leave.”
From 1986 OMD “If You Leave.” That song was famous for being in the closing credite of Pretty in Pink, and was written specifically for the film. You can see the video for that and all the other songs from today’s show at theriver1059.com keyword “80’s.” I’m joined now by Rachel Lutzker with a look at the timeline, in what year did the following events occur? The US launched the Drug Awareness and Resistance Education Program, also known as DARE. Levar Burton asked kids to take look in a book for the first time as Reading Rainbow made its premiere. John Travolta reclaimed the title of Disco King and showed the world just how he could use his walk in Staying Alive, the follow up to Saturday Night Fever but in what year? Was it 1982? 1983? Or 1984? I’ll let you know in 4.5 minutes. Welcome back to the 80’s at 8. Rachel Lutzker rejoins me with the answer to today’s timeline, in what year did the following events take place? The US launched the Drug Awareness and Resistance Education Program, also known as DARE. Levar Burton asked kids to take look in a book for the first time as Reading Rainbow made its premiere. John Travolta reclaimed the title of Disco King and showed the world just how he could use his walk in Staying Alive, the follow up to Saturday Night Fever in 1983. That same year the Motels released their only number 1 single. Here’s “Suddenly Last Summer.”
From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” If you know exactly who you're gonna call when there's somethin strange in the neighborhood, if you know from experience that a little Love's Baby Soft goes a long way, or if you still bring good things to life, and you never let em see you sweat, you’re in the right place. Now from 1983 Michael Sembello “Maniac.”
From 1983 Michael Sembello “Maniac. That song was accidentally included on a tape of Sembello's songs his wife sent to Paramount for consideration in Flashdance. The studio loved it and used it in the movie. You can find the video for that and all the other songs on today’s show at theriver1059.com keyword “80’s.” Coming up, a song that influenced Michael Jackson in writing Billie Jean. Find out what it is in 4.5 minutes.
From 1981 Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).” If you still can't decide whether Tony or Angela was really the boss, if you still can't decide whether your favorite Dorito is nacho or cool ranch, if you still can't decide whether you'd rather cruise around town in a time-traveling DeLorean or KITT, you’re in the right place. Now from 1983 Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
From 1983 Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” If you still do the gopher dance every time you hear the song from Caddyshack, if you still dream of getting all your friends together and finding One Eyed Willie's treasure, or if you still finding yourself wanting to get Less Than Zero with Robert Downey Jr, you’re in the right place. Now from 1980 Gary Numan “Cars.”