Thanks for visiting 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 and your friends could entertain yourself for hours by holding up random objects and asking “where’s the beef?”, if you still want to give a paternity test to My Two Dads, if you only ate Wheaties because Pete Rose told you to, and if you remember the days when the Marlboro Man was allowed on T.V., this is the show for you It’s the 80’s at 8, and were getting the ball rolling here with a song that was promoted with a short film that broke the MTV color barrier, as well as the moonwalk barrier. From 1983 Michael Jackson with “Billie Jean”
From 1985 John Parr “Naughty Naughty” If you still have your Castle Grayskull in its original packaging, If you still get cravings for an Orange Julius from the mall, and If you still remember when Max Headroom was the height of computer animation, then stick around it’s the 80’s at 8 and from 1984 Dan Hartman “I Can Dream About You”
From 1982 Thomas Dolby “She Blinded Me With Science” If you remember being taught that a flimsy piece of wood with metal legs could protect you from a nuclear holocaust, if you can explain in perfect detail why you cannot cross the streams or shut off the storage tanks, and if you can still remember the days when “The Final Countdown” hadn’t been played a trillion times, then don’t touch that dial, it’s the 80’s at 8, and from 1988 When in Rome “The Promise”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in what year did these things occur?
Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Shiek to win his first WWF championship at Madison Square Garden.
Crockett and Tubbs introduced the world to white and pastel suits with the premier of Miami Vice.
Bill Murray learned that there is no Dana, only Zuul, in the year’s biggest movie, Ghostbusters, in 1984, and that year, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band played the music for the band in the movie Eddie and the Cruisers, and this song made the movie soundtrack a top 10 album. Here’s “On the Dark Side”
From 1985 Scritti Politti “Perfect Way” If knee high socks and gym shorts seems like a remotely good idea, if you ever desperately wanted a pet Ewok for Christmas, and if you cried when Mary went blind on Little House on the Prairie, then make yourself at home It’s the 80’s at 8, and from 1983 Berlin with “No More Words”
From 1983 Todd Rundgren “Bang the Drum All Day” If Combo’s really cheeses your hunger away, if every time you see a fountain you want to run around it yelling fame, and you always wanted to be able to count cards like Rain man so you could roll on Vegas, then stick around, it’s the 80’s at 8 from 1985 Til Tuesday “Voices Carry”
From 1985 Til Tuesday “Voices Carry” Here on the 80’s at 8. If you ever asked some stranger on the ticket line to buy you tickets for the rated R movie only to find out they were younger than you and just looked 21, If you remember shouting a journey song at the top of your lungs at prom with everybody else, and if you remember when braces looked more like rejected cyborg implants then dental corrective devices, then get comfortable, it’s the 80’s at 8, and up next from 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry”
From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry” If Teen Wolf taught you the three rules to live by are never get less than 12 hours of sleep, never play cards with a guy named after a city, and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body, if you remember when calling someone twink meant they were Rainbow Bright’s best friend, and if I say “Miss Susie had a steamboat” and the lyrics will be stuck in your head all day, then this is absolutely the show for you. From 1982 Bow Wow Wow “I Want Candy”