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 still think the coolest thing in the world was showing up to lunch with a superhero lunchbox, if you remember when it seemed like CDs would never take off, if you ever asked someone if they are the keymaster, or if you ever thought nothing could be more shocking or controversial than DeGrassi Jr. High, then you’re in the right place, this is the 80’s and 8 powered by Daniels Energy Dot Com Today’s show starts off with a song from 1983, Berlin’s lead singer Terri Nunn returned to the band after taking a break to pursue acting.. she appeared in an episode of TJ Hooker and auditioned for Princess Leia .. I think things worked out the way they were supposed to.. here’s “No More Words”
From 1985, Dream Academy “Life in a Northern Town” If you remember witnessing epic dinosaur battles and road trips through Canada all through a Viewmaster, if you think there is certainly nothing wrong with pizza on our time, and if you remember thinking the Whopper computer from War Games was the most impressive technological thing conceivable by man, this is the place for you, it is the 80’s at 8 and up next from 1982 Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come On Eileen”
From 1984 Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days” If you can still pull off a flawless Safety Dance, if the lyrics to “We Didn’t Start the Fire” roll effortlessly from your tongue, or if you ever tried to no avail to learn how to play Johnny B. Good just like Marty McFly does, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8 and from 1984 John Cafferty and the Brown Beaver Band “On The Dark Side”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in what year did the following events occur?
The FDA approved a test to screen all blood donations for HIV/AIDS.
Secret Agent Angus MacGyver began his career defusing bombs with his Swiss army knife, duct tape, and whatever else he could find.
Chunk perfected his Truffle Shuffle and gave us all a hankering for a Baby Ruth in The Goonies… in 1985 and that year ABC released a song that found its way into the iconic movie The Breakfast Club. Here’s “Be Near Me”
From 1981 The Go-Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed” If you ever asked someone to buy your tickets to an R-rated movie only to find out that they’re younger than you, if you think there can never be enough plaid on one person, or if you can convert most of your old wardrobe into Halloween costumes for your kids, you are in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Robert Palmer “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On”
From 1981 Human League with “Don’t You Want Me” If you still get a hankering for a Handi Snack, if your dream house has a lot of gold, black leather furniture, and highly distracting wallpaper, or if your dreams are haunted by furry creatures you shouldn’t have fed after midnight, you are in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1985 Level 42 “Something About You”
From 1985 Level 42 “Something About You” If you still have a crush on Lea Thompson even though she dated a duck, if you spent hours upon hours trying to learn how to moonwalk, or if you remember the frustrations of taping your favorite movies and shows only to have the tape run out or a breaking news story spoil it all, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1984 Autograph “Turn Up the Radio”